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 plenty of live entertainment, find fun for all ages.

Motown Magic @ Valade Park (Detroit)

Friday, 4pm to 9pm, Saturday, 12pm to 9pm, Sunday, 12pm to 7pm,

Celebrate everything you love about Detroit at Motown Magic weekend at Valade Park! We’ll have a local vendor market, a Detroit Pistons park takeover, and a classic Motown soundtrack courtesy of local DJs and dance groups.

Frost Festival (Rochester)

Friday & Saturday

Frost Fest promises a weekend filled with icy delights, from stunning under the sea themed ice sculptures, to a carving competition, topped off with a shopping and dining Bingo game that will have you exploring the heart of downtown Rochester!

Ice Sculpture Festival (Tecumseh)

Saturday & Sunday

More than 40 ice sculptures will adorn the sidewalks of Downtown Tecumseh during the festival! You can spend the day seeing all the sculptures, shopping the unique shops and enjoying lunch/dinner at our local restaurants.

Ice Fest (Dexter)

Saturday, 10am to 6pm

Live ice carving demos, more than 70 ice sculptures, hot chocolate, s’mores, and a kids zone with games and entertainment, all in Monument Park. Depending on weather, sculptures remain in place for three weeks.

World of Winter (Grand Rapids)

Open Daily

Join us on our weekend road trip – we’re heading to west Michigan for the FREE World of Winter Festival. The World of Winter is a FREE, outdoor festival in downtown Grand Rapids that features FREE events, activities and outdoor art installations. Enjoy the displays during the day and stick around in the evening to see them illuminated. This year there are 30 art installations, over 80 sculputres and more!

Photo credit: Ice Park (Grand Rapids)