Bundle up and spend time outside at one of the many local winter festivals happening all throughout Metro Detroit this weekend. From ice carvings to carriage rides and plenty of live entertainment, find fun for all ages.

Fire & Ice Festival

Friday, January 14 – Sunday, January 16

@ Valade Park, Detroit

Fire and Ice weekend will feature some of your favorites from a renaissance fair – roaming characters, a LARP meet up, blacksmith and glass blowing demos and period music, mixed with some winter fun like an ice carving competition, a 7-foot ice tower that will incase a giant bonfire, and warm up with a techno dance party on Saturday night.


Friday, January 14 – Saturday, January 15

@ Downtown Rochester

Enjoy safari themed ice sculptures, an ice carving competition, live carvings, marshmallow roasting, shopping, The Big, Bright Light Show and Fireworks Friday & Saturday night!

Ice Sculpture Festival

Saturday, January 15 & Sunday, January 16

@ Downtown Tecumseh

Downtown Tecumseh will have over 35 ice sculptures for you to see. Also new this year, life size balloon sculptures will adorn the sidewalks during the event. Try your hand at our Scavenger Hunt through the participating merchants.


Sunday, January 16

@ Oak Park Community Center

Winterfest is Sunday, Jan. 16 from 2-5 pm on the Community Center grounds and at the Oak Park Ice Arena. This event is free and is a perfect way to embrace the joys of winter….hot chocolate, chili, s’mores, crafts, reindeer and more!

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