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The Biggest Guide Winter Festivals in Metro Detroit 2022-2023

Winter Festivals

While many may view the winter season as a time to cozy up indoors with some hot chocolate and fuzzy slippers, Metro Detroit is giving you plenty of reasons to get outdoors and have some wintery fun. Don’t let the cold weather turn you into a hermit this winter. Check out these fun-filled Winter Festivals in Metro Detroit.

Winter Festivals
Biggest Guide to Winter Festivals Detroit

January 2023 Winter Festivals

Winterfest 2023 (Grosse Pointe Farms)

  • Address: Pier Park, Grosse Pointe Farms
  • Time: Saturday, January 14, 2023
  • Cost: FREE
  • Description: Grosse Pointe Farms Pier Park is where you’ll want to be for their yearly Winterfest! Petting farm, ice carving demonstrations, ice skating, food trucks, putt putt golf, live entertainment. 

Fire & Ice Festival (Downtown Rochester)

  • Address: 308 1/2 Main Street
    Rochester, Michigan 48307
  • Phone: 248-656-0060
  • Time: Friday, January 20th through Saturday, January 21st, 2023
  • Cost: FREE
  • Description: This free event will entertain attendees with fun winter-themed activities such as dog sled rides and tube sledding and delicious foods. There are plenty of activities for the kiddos to enjoy from marshmallow roasting to face painting. There will be tons of activities available for the entire family to enjoy.

Warren Winter Festival – Cold Rush Warren 2022 (Downtown Warren)

  • Address: Warren City Square (Van Dyke north of 12 Mile Road)
  • Time: Friday, January 17-Sunday, January 19 (Fridays-5pm to 9pm, Saturdays-10am-9pm, Sundays- 9am-5pm)
  • Cost: FREE
  • Description: Enjoy free ice skating all day, food trucks, glow skate, live DJ, ice sculptures, bonfire & smores, and more. 

February 2023 Metro Detroit Winter Festivals

Plymouth Ice Festival  (Plymouth)

  • Address: Penniman Avenue
    Plymouth, MI, United States
  • Phone: 248-817-8836
  • Time: Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 6
  • Cost: FREE
  • Description: Hand-carved ice sculptures are available for viewing 24 hours a day and are free to the public. After viewing the ice sculptures, you can grab some yummy festival food, check out the live entertainment, and enjoy a chainsaws competition. 

Berkley Winterfest 2023 (Berkley)

  • Address: Berkley Community Center Complex
    2400 Robina, Berkley, MI 48072, 248-658-3470
  • Time: Friday, February 3 – Sunday, February 6
  • Cost: FREE
  • Description: Berkley Winterfest fun begins at noon on February 5 and runs throughout the day at the Berkley Community Center. Most of the activities and events wrap up before 2p. Berkley Winterfest is hosted each year by Berkley Parks and Rec and the City of Berkley.

Fire, Ice & Spice (Marine City)

  • Address: Downtown Marine City
    300 Broadway Marine City, MI
  • Time: Saturday, February 4, 2024
  • Cost: FREE
  • Description: Enjoy skating and Fire performances, Chili Cookoff from local restaurants, live music, and cozy up next to the fire pits with a warm beverage

Quicken Loans Winter Blast  (Downtown Detroit)

  • Address: Campus Martius Park
    800 Woodward Avenue
    Detroit, MI, USA
  • Phone: 248-541-7550
  • Time: Friday, February 3rd through Sunday, February 6th, 2023 (Friday- 4pm to 11pm, Saturday- 11am to 11pm, Sundays- 11am to 8pm)
  • Cost: FREE (some rides or events may require purchased tickets)
    Description: Enjoy fun winter activities like ice skating and snowshoeing. Check out live music acts, zip lining, giant slides, heated tents, tasty food, and so much more during the Winter Blast at Campus Martius Park.

Oakland Twp Parks Winter Carnival  (Rochester)

  • Address: Bear Creek Nature Park
    740 W Snell Rd,
    Rochester, MI 48306
  • Phone: 248- 651-7810
  • Time: Saturday, February 4, 2023 – Noon-4pm
  • Cost: FREE
  • Description: Scheduled events for this year’s Winter carnival include a stilt walker, “Magic Joe,” and a balloon show. Families can also enjoy ice skating, sledding, archery, and so much more!

White Lake Citizens League Winter Carnival (White Lake)

  • Address: White Lake Inn
    3955 Ormond Road
    White Lake Mi. 48383
  • Phone: 248-887-1818
  • Time/Date: Saturday, February 4, 2023 – 2:00pm – 6:45pm
  • Cost: Admission is FREE
  • Description: They will have Broom-ball, sled rides, children’s egg hunt, on ice games, and hot dogs, chips, coffee and cocoa, (refreshments are free for WLCL members). The day will end with an amazing Fireworks on Ice display.

March 2023 Winter Festivals

Southfield Winterfest (Southfield)

  • Address: Southfield Pavilion & Sports Arena
    26000 Evergreen Road
    Southfield. MI 48076
  • Phone: 248-796-4620
  • Time: ((( TO BE ANNOUNCED )))
  • Cost: FREE
  • Description: This family-friendly event will entertain attendees with fun activities including: snow tubing, ice-skating, horse-drawn carriage rides, and much more.
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