This weekend’s fun kicks off on Thursday, Feb. 2., at 6:30 p.m. with the 7th annual Fire & Ice Chili Cookoff, a fundraiser for the Anton Art Center. Fifteen dollars (or $25 a couple) gets you in to sample and vote for Mount Clemens’ best chili at Bath City Bistro, Buffalo Wild Wings, Fritts’ Pub, John Barleycorn’s, Johnny G’s, Madison’s Pub, Orleans Billiards, Seeburger’s Cheeseburgers, The Rec Bowl, and Your Mother’s. Tickets are available at the doors of participating restaurants.
The 7th annual Mount Clemens Ice Carving Show runs Friday, Feb. 3-Sunday, Feb. 5. In addition to ice carving demonstrations on the Fountain Stage on Macomb Place, get in a round of putt-putt golf among the ice sculptures that will line Macomb Place and Cherry Street Mall. A nine-hole round goes for $1 for kids and $3 for adults. If you want to get out of the cold, the Cinderella’s Warming Station at 65 Macomb Place will be open from 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday and will be filled with a wonderland of balloon animals, magic shows, face painting, games and refreshments.
“It’s a great way for family members to enjoy the outdoors and enjoy our downtown,” says Arthur Mullen, executive director of the Mount Clemens Downtown Development Association.