Fire + Ice Returns to Berks County

Photo courtesy of Reading Downtown Improvement District

What a difference a week makes! Only a few days ago, the frigid cold weather had us running for cover. Now, warmer temps are heading our way; perfect conditions for the weekend ahead. Reading’s Fire + Ice Fest leads my list of Top Things to do this weekend in Berks County.  Jam-packed with entertainment, the two-day fest is conveniently located in downtown Reading, a great spot to start your weekend fun. You might want to check out our quick list of weekend happenings below. Additional events can be found on PA’s Americana Region’s Calendar of Events. Here’s hoping you’ll attend some of these happenings.

Friday, January 12

Fire + Ice Fest returns to Berks County

2nd Friday on Penn Ave
West Reading, PA

The second Friday of every month is a special time on Penn Avenue. As you stroll the Avenue, visit cool shops, dine at great restaurants, and explore arts and entertainment venues!

January 12 & 13

Fire + Ice Fest
Penn StreetFire + Ice Returns to Berks County
Reading, PA

Reading Fire + Ice Fest’s indoor and outdoor activities include a chili cook-off, a Snowfall Ball, professional ice-carving competitions, fire performances, live music, and food stands. All of the outdoor activities are Free, while the chili cook-off, Snowfall Ball, and pancake breakfast have nominal entry fees.

January 13

Fire + Ice Fest returns to Berks County World Championship Ice Racing
7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Santander Arena

Spend some time at the Fire + Ice Fest, then end your day with the excitement of ice racing. I.C.E. is the leader and innovator in Indoor ICE Racing and had the toughest, fastest and most extreme flat track motorcycle and A.T.V. racers in the world.

January 13 & 14

Winter Warmer Weekend Fire + Ice Fest Returns to Berks County
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Pinnacle Ridge Winery

Looking for a relaxing way to spend time? Spend an afternoon at Pinnacle Ridge Winery sipping hearty soup and wine! The winery’s summer concert series gets a winter remake with music, wine, and soup.

January 14

Fire + Ice Fest WeekencTwinkle! 
11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Studio B Fine Art Gallery
39 East Philadelphia Avenue
Boyertown, PA


It’s your last chance to catch the 10th Annual Members & Friends Exhibition, Twinkle! at Studio B Gallery. The exhibit features participating arts and members, bringing their brightest works into the darker months. See the illumination of talent at Studio B.