Ice Castle Festival & Play Day is Sunflower’s annual community celebration of Play + Nature + Art.
The highlight is a giant community ice castle build.
Remember Play? Blow bubbles, kick balls, roll hula hoops, build cardboard box houses, run through obstacle courses and play outside at our old-fashioned Play Day.
About the Ice Castle Each year, hundreds of children and adults from Sunflower’s programs work together to assemble over four hundred 12-pound ice blocks into a giant structure. Children then decorate the ice castle with colored water and their own frozen creations from home.
When: February 4, 2023
Where: Patch Reef Park, 2000 Yamato Rd, Boca Raton, FL 33431
BYOI (Bring Your Own Ice)! Many families freeze ice at home and bring it to the Festival to decorate the top of the Ice Castle. People freeze ice in different shapes – using plastic containers or creative items like rubber gloves – and add items from nature. Some interesting items we’ve seen frozen into the homemade Ice Castle ice blocks: shells, flowers, leaves, watercolors, and pine cones.