Classic Winter Festivals in the D

By: In The D Staff | January 6, 2020
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Now that the holiday season is behind us and we’ve flipped the calendar over to a new year, it’s time to look ahead to the rest of winter. Sure, there are less holiday decorations around, but there are still plenty of activities and fun to be had. So grab those thick winter coats and gloves and enjoy these upcoming winter festivals in the D.

2020 Plymouth Ice Festival (1/10-1/12)

Celebrating its 38th anniversary, the Plymouth Ice Festival will feature over 100 ice sculptures, live carving demonstrations, outdoor shopping, sports activities and much more. The three-day festival begins on Friday, January 10 in beautiful downtown Plymouth and will continue through Sunday evening. Ice sculptures will be viewable for 24 hours a day. Be sure to follow the event on Facebook for further updates and information.

2020 Fire & Ice Festival (1/17-1/19)

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The 2020 Fire & Ice Festival in Downtown Rochester returns for a weekend full of winter fun beginning on Friday, January 17. The free festival features plenty of food, carriage rides, ice sculptures, ice skating, fire pits for s’mores and much more. Be sure to also check out the TasteFest tent where Holy Cannoli’s, Mystic Kettle, O’Connor’s Public House, Rochester Mills Beer Co. and more will participate.


Zehnder’s Snowfest (1/22-1/27)

Continuing its 29 years of winter fun for the whole family, Zehnder’s Snowfest returns to Frankenmuth on Wednesday, January 22. Professional ice and snow carvers from all over the world will be on-hand, along with the National Collegiate Ice Carving Championship and the High School Snow Sculpting Competition. The six-day festival will also include fireworks, a petting zoo, and numerous children’s activities throughout the week.

WinterFest 2020 (1/26)

The Oak Park Community Center will transform into a winter fun-land on Sunday, January 26 beginning at 2 p.m. The festival has activities for kids, a wide range of food options, a s’mores station, horse drawn carriages, and free ice skating at the Oak Park Ice Arena. For more upcoming events taking place in Oak Park, be sure to follow the city on Facebook.

Winter Blast Weekend (2/7)

The Winter Blast Weekend returns to Campus Martius Park beginning on Friday, February 7. The free festival will have live music, ice skating, a food truck rally, zip line rides, skiing and snowboarding lessons, a polar plunge and much more. You can find more information on every event taking place over the weekend on the event’s official website.