Ice Follies 2023

until Friday February 24 11:55 PM @ Shabogesic Beach, Memorial Drive, North Bay ON

Ice Follies Biennial is returning to frozen Lake Nipissing for two weeks in February 2023 continuing its rich history of presenting contemporary art in Northern Ontario’s coldest month. Lake Nipissing is not only the location for the event, it is also the festival’s inspiration. Ice Follies celebrates its 10th Edition with free performances, large-scale art installations, community engaged artworks and activities, and a curated look-back at the history of this one-of-a-kind festival. Come experience art the Northern Ontario way!

The festival is free to attend and open 24 hours a day from February 10 – 24, 2023.

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Opening Night

  • Performance by Aanmitaagzi
  • Free refreshments to warm you up!

Family Day

  • VOX on Ice
  • Queer Ice Fishing Workshop


  • 13 art projects made just for our icy festival. Learn More.


  • Community Ice Creature, facilitated by Creative Industries – Date TBD
  • VOX on Ice, Family Day
  • Queer Ice Fishing, Family Day
  • Virtual Styly Workshop – Date TBD


Throughout the Festival. Dates TBD.

Artist Talks – Dates TBD

  • Public Visualization Studio
  • Quinn Hopkins
  • Cease Wyss

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