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Cold Weather Fun: Winter Festivals in the D

By: Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers | January 4, 2017

Even though temperatures and weather conditions continue to fluctuate, winter is in full swing in the D. That does not mean that we have to stay in to save ourselves from the harshness of the season; in fact, there are plenty of ways to celebrate the beautiful side of winter. Here are some upcoming winter festivals in the D.

Plymouth Ice Festival, 1/6-1/8

The annual Plymouth Ice Festival will take place this weekend in downtown Plymouth. The family-friendly event will begin on Friday night with the ribbon cutting ceremony, with the rest of the weekend featuring amazing ice sculptures, interactive ice sculptures which you can take pictures with, and the popular dueling chainsaws competition on Saturday night.

2017 Fire & Ice Festival, 1/20-1/22

Oakland County will be hosting their annual Fire & Ice Festival in downtown Rochester from Friday, January 20 through Sunday, January 22. The event will feature fireworks, tube sledding, snowshoeing, ice skating, broom ball and more.

TigerFest, 1/21

The annual celebration of Tiger baseball will take place on Saturday, January 21 at Comerica Park. Fans will be able to walk through the Tigers clubhouse, the dugout, and meet Tigers players, coaches, and alumni. A Full list of players attending is expected to be announced soon.

Fire & Ice with Spice, 2/18

The annual Fire & Ice with Spice in Clawson on Saturday, February 18 will warm you up with some delicious chili, and then cool you down with some ice carvings. The event will also have entertainment such as fire breathers and jugglers on hand, along with the classic chili cook-off, proceeds of which go to local charities.

Aqua Freeze Festival, 2/18-2/19

The St. Clair Shores Aqua Freeze will take place on Saturday, February 18 and Sunday, February 19 for some ice carving fun. This year’s theme is Mardi Gras and will feature ice skating, sledding, a pancake breakfast, and the fourth annual Polar Plunge on Sunday at 2 p.m.