Fire and Ice Durham 2020 will bring the latest instalment of the ever-popular ice show - so when is it?

Durham Fire and Ice 2020 will see amazing ice sculptures placed all around the city centre and, with it being a free event, it's a great way to spend the day with the family.

When is Fire and Ice Durham 2020?

Durham Fire and Ice Festival takes place on Friday and Saturday February 21-22. It will be open from 10am to 6.15pm.

You can just turn up - no tickets are required for the festival and everything is free, so you can enjoy the sculptures and the events with the whole family.

Durham's Fire and Ice 2020 will bring some fantastically carved ice sculptures to the streets of Durham. They'll be placed on pedestals around Durham city centre and you can walk around and take your picture in front of them.

Last year's Durham Fire and Ice Festival included an ice Grace Darling pulling on the oars
An ice Grace Darling pulls on the oars at last year's Durham Fire and Ice Festival

You can also have a go at ice carving in Millennium Place, and watch live carving demonstrations by the professionals.

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Another highlight of the Durham Fire and Ice Festival 2020 will be the fire performer, which is amazing to watch. The fire show will take place like last time in front of St Nicholas Church in the marketplace. Last year was pretty impressive with lots of shooting flames; you could feel the heat from halfway across the marketplace.

Replacement ice sculpture are put out for the second day of the festival, but you're best advised going earlier in the day while they still look sharp and haven't melted too much. There will be one at Durham Cathedral, and another sculpture nearby on Palace Green.

There will also be sculptures at either end of Elvet Bridge and of Framwellgate Bridge, ones at the Durham Gala Theatre, Durham marketplace, Riverwalk and North Road.

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