Ice Fest is a social event – Always has been, always will be. We love seeing our friends,
having a beer, and sharing our adventures from the past year. That’s one thing that will
never change. Due to our change in venue for 2017, we are going to have to change
how we do it. Moving to the school has made it so no alcohol will be allowed at our
headquarters. Have no fear though, we like enjoying a beer after a hard day climbing as
much as you do. So every evening we’ll be gathering at a different location in Munising
to celebrate the climbing life!
If you’re looking for a quieter place to hang out and socialize, need some advice for
the following day’s climb, or are looking for a screaming deal on that new pair of ice
tools, our headquarters will remain open during the parties and some of the staff from
Down Wind Sports will be on hand to help you out with their local knowledge and gear
Wednesday – Shooters Bar
Munising’s original brew pub, Shooters Firehouse Brewpub is an homage to the
volunteer fire department. A typical Upper Peninsula establishment, this will be the
perfect place to welcome climbers after a long day of travel or your first day on the ice!
Thursday – East Channel Brewery
Munising’s newest brewery, the East Channel Brewery offers a variety of unique beers
“made with water from the freshest lake in the world!”
Friday – 387 (formerly Sydney’s)
We are going home! For decades Sydney’s was the home of the Michigan Ice Fest and
to be honest we kind of miss them. Based on participant feedback, last year’s after party
was just too darn crowded. This year we are going to gather upstairs at 387, the new
name of Sydney’s, and laugh and tell stories just like we use to! The Ore Dock Brewing
Company will be there with some free beer as well as a cash bar. Come meet our athletes, catch up with old friends, and enjoy one of the finest beers brewed right here in the U.P.
Saturday – 387 (formerly Sydney’s)
You asked for it and this year we are going to deliver! Saturday 387 will be closing down for the 2017 Michigan Ice Fest and we will be taking over the building! Ice Fest participants will have access to the entire building providing plenty of room for everyone. Once again free beer from the Ore Dock and, YES, a band and dancing!