Metro Detroit Winter Festivals to Attend in 2017

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Plymouth Ice Festival – January 6th – Downtown Plymouth

Held in charming downtown Plymouth, the Plymouth Ice Festival is a weekend long event that showcases a variety of festive ice sculptures that are available to view 24 hours a day. Take a selfie with a cool sculpture or watch ice carvers battle it out while they carve out their creations with chainsaws. More information at

Friday, January 6th – 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday, January 7th – 10:00am to 10:00pm
Sunday, January 8th – 10:00am to 6:00pm 

Cold Rush Warren – January 14th – One City Square Warren

Enjoy free ice skating from 11 AM until 10 PM at the Cold Rush in Warren located at Warren City Square, or learn how to skate at a free learn-to-skate clinic from 1230 PM until 2 PM. This festive winter event will also include a free petting zoo, an ice carving show, live music and more! More information at


Rochester Fire & Ice Festival – January 20th – 22nd – Downtown Rochester

Experience the magic of downtown Rochester with dozens of family-friendly cold weather activities from ice skating, dog sledding, tube sledding, face painting, a light show, food trucks, marshmallow roasting, and of course ice sculptures. Admission and actives are free! More information at

Friday, January 20, 2017 at 5-9 p.m.
Saturday, January 21, 2017 at 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.


Detroit Winter Blast – January 20th – 22nd – 800 Woodward Ave, Detroit

Experience the best of winter at the Winter Blast festival held in Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit. With more than 50 entertainment acts, Detroit food and drink vendors, local artisans and shops, ice skating and marshmallow roasting, there’s fun for the whole family to enjoy. Unique attractions include, a 30 ft. high winter slide, an ice bar and an ice maze, and even a zip line! More information at

Beverly Hills Winter Family Fun Day – January 22nd – 1801 Beverly Road, Beverly Hills

This free, one day event includes ice skating, cross country skiing, winter golf, winter softball, a snow cave, snacks by the fire and sledding at one of the best sledding hills in Oakland County. This is a weather permuting event. More information at

Polar Party – January 28th – 4640 Walnut Lake Road, West Bloomfield

From 1 PM to 5 PM enjoy a wide range of winter activities at the Polar Party in West Bloomfield. Create a steaming hot cup of cocoa at the the hot cocoa station, participate in a snowman building contest, go exploring in a pair of snowshoes, or take a photo with a cool ice sculpture. The highlight of this event is the live animal show featuring a variety of Arctic animals. 

Arctic Live Animal Show times are 1pm, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm. Other activities are ongoing from 1-5pm and can be enjoyed before and after your scheduled animal show time. More information at


Oakland Twp Winter Carnival 2017 – January 28th – 3100 East Clarkson Rd, Oakland Twp

This free winter festival is from 1 PM to 4 PM and features appearances by Chewbacca and Darth Vader! Typical winter activities such as ice skating, ice sculpture demonstrations, and sledding will be available along with unique activities including light saber training, a magic show and archery! For the full schedule visit

Berkley Winterfest 2017 – February 4th – 2300 Robina, Berkley

Back for the 7th year in a row, this free family fun winter festival is a great way to celebrate winter in Michigan. Activities include a bonfire with smores, turkey bowling, kickball, cookie decorating, a petting farm and so much more. The festival starts at noon and continues until about 3 or 4. For more information visit


Utica Ice Festival 2017 – February 10th – 12th – Downtown Utica

Join downtown Utica for winter fun and fireworks for their annual ice festival. Enjoy carriage rides, illuminated ice sculptures, food and drink, and so much more all weekend long. More information at

Clawson Fire and Spice 2017 – February 18th – Downtown Clawson

Witness incredible fire breathing entertainment including fire breathers, fire jugglers, fire dancers, and even fire eaters at the Clawson Fire and Spice festival from 11 AM – 4 PM. Professional ice carvers will also be on site taking customized ice sculptures ideas from event goers. For more information visit

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