Reading Fire + Ice Fest, the flagship winter festival of Berks County, will return to downtown Reading for its fourth year in 2018! Produced and organized by the Reading Downtown Improvement District, the festival will take place January 12-13, kicking off on Friday, January 12 in the 500 block of Penn Street at 5:30 p.m.

Reading Fire + Ice Fest will feature a variety of both indoor and outdoor activities, including a chili cook-off, Snowfall Ball, professional ice-carving competitions, fire performances, live music, pancake breakfast presented by Genesius Theatre, and concession stands. All outdoor activities will again be free, and the chili cook-off, Snowfall Ball, and pancake breakfast will have nominal entry fees.

Reading Fire + Ice Fest is supported in large part by a generous grant from the Hawley and Myrtle Quier Fund of the Berks County Community Foundation.