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.

Winter Around The World @ Valade Park (Detroit)

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

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 presented by the Michigan Taiwanese American Organization on Sunday from 1-4pm.

Fire & Ice Festival (Rochester)

Friday, 5pm to 9pm, Saturday, 10am to 9pm

Enjoy the ice sculptures along Main Street, ice skating rink, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, fireworks, food trucks and tent, and so much more!

Ice Sculpture Festival (Tecumseh)

Saturday, 10am to 5pm, Sunday, 12pm to 4pm

More than 40 ice sculptures will adorn the sidewalks of Downtown Tecumseh during the festival! A Dueling Carvers Competition will be happening on Saturday Jan. 21. The carvers take suggestions from the crowd on what to carve and then the audience picks their favorite. Try your hand at our Scavenger Hunt through the participating merchants with a chance to win prizes. 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

Come enjoy over 80 ice sculptures, live demo’s and hot cocoa and smores!

Cold Rush (Warren)

Saturday, 1pm to 7pm

Join us for winter fun at Cold Rush on Saturday, January 21, 2023 at Warren City Square!
Activities will include: Free Ice Skating, Free Hot Chocolate. Free S’mores, Ice Sculptures, Bonfires, Food Trucks and more! Admission and parking are FREE!

North South West Party @ Blake Farms (Armada)

Saturday, 3pm to11pm

Immerse yourself in 3 different worlds here at Blake Farms. Capitalize on the cold with chili, hot cocoa, and skating; hula-hoop into the night with tropical drinks, inflatable games, and limbo; line dance your heart out with ribs and learn how to ride a mechanical bull; socialize by oil drum fires and view ice sculptures.

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 over 100 events, activities and outdoor art installations. Enjoy the displays during the day and stick around in the evening to see them illuminated. The outdoor art is on display along the Grand River and this year’s installations include Starry Night, Angels of Freedom, House of Cards, Roaming Gnomes and more. This weekend, Ice Park debuts for super cool fun!

Photo credit: Ice Park (Grand Rapids)