Professional ice carver Greg Butauski, of Columbus, Ohio, works with Jason Bartlett, not pictured, as they carve a dinosaur during the 2019 Magical Ice Fest in downtown St. Joseph.

ST. JOSEPH — Downtown St. Joseph will become a frozen wonderland next weekend as the annual Magical Ice Fest gets underway Friday and continues through that Sunday.

The annual winter ice festival features ice carving, sculptures on display, interactive ice games, and the Ice Fest Chocolate 5K sponsored by the Sunset Coast Striders.

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