Winter at Valade is back for another season. Visit the Detroit Riverfront for FREE family fun on weekends in January and Febrruary.

Bundle up and head to the Detroit Riverfront for Winter at Valade Park! On select weekends in January and Febraur, visitors can warm up by oversized outdoor fires, enjoy hot seasonal alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, make s’mores on the custom marshmallow roasters, grab a sled from the Sled Shed (featuring free sleds when it snows), and more.

Plan your visit for a themed weekend!

  • Fire and Ice (Jan. 6 – 8): All weekend enjoy oversized fires, turkey legs and an ice carving competition. Try your hand at archery and ax throwing, or take your picture on our Iron Throne – made of ice, of course! Frozen’s Elsa and Renaissance Fair performers will be wandering the park for additional photo opportunities. The signature moment of the weekend is Fire and Ice Tower – a 7 foot ice structure that will become a giant bonfire once lit at 6pm on Friday.
  • Winter Around The World (Jan. 20 – 22): Winter Around the World will feature an international food truck rally and dance performances showcasing a variety of styles and genres by Detroit artists. Don’t miss the Lunar New Year Celebration on Sunday from 1-4pm.
  • Motown Love (Feb. 3 – 5): Valentine’s Day comes to the 313 with a local vendor market, activations from your favorite sports team, and a classic Motown soundtrack courtesy of local DJs and dance groups.
  • Mardi Gras At Valade (Feb. 17 – 19): Come celebrate Mardi Gras at Valade with a Caribbean and Louisiana feel. There will be an incredible live music line up, beads and masquerade masks, bright and colorful costumes, creole inspired food, and so much more!

Weekend event hours are Fridays 4pm to 9pm, Saturdays 12pm to 9pm and Sundays 12pm to 7pm.

FREE parking is available across from the park in a gravel lot located at the corner of Atwater and Chene. There are also public restrooms!