Winter Festivals Metro Detroit 2023 – Celebrate Michigan winter family fun with winter fests all throughout Oakland County and Metro Detroit MI.
Winterfests highlight outdoor winter fun with sledding, ice-skating, food and more! There is no shortage of things to do at the 2023 Metro Detroit Winter Festivals.
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FEATURE IMAGE – Plymouth Ice Festival
Winter Festivals Metro Detroit 2023 – FEATURED
Friday, February 17, 2023 through Sunday, February 19, 2023 (4p-11p FRI, 11a-11p SAT, 11a-8p SUN)
Royal Oak Winter Festivals – Winter Blast Royal Oak 2023
Royal Oak Farmers Market & Throughout Downtown Royal Oak
Winter Blast features FREE ice skating, live entertainment, The Winter Slide, Ice Sculptures, demos, food trucks, warming stations, Family Zone and more. For more info, visit the Winterblast website. MORE INFO / ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP…. UPDATE – 1/27/23 – The dates for Winter Blast were originally supposed to be February 3 through February 5 but were changed to February 17-19 due to projected frigid temperatures across Metro Detroit.
Winter Festivals Metro Detroit 2023 – Other
Saturday, January 14, 2023 from 5p-9p
Pontiac Weekend Events – Pontiac Winter Festival
Pontiac City Hall Grounds (47450 Woodward Ave, Pontiac, MI 48342)
Festival includes food, shopping, music, ice skating, polar express rides, hot chocolate, smores and more. Hosted by the City of Pontiac.
Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays from January 6 through February 26 (Wednesdays, 4p-9p, Thursdays 4p-9p, Fridays 4p-10p, Saturdays noon-10p, Sundays noon-9p
Bloomfield Hills Winter Fun – Bower Farms Winter Park
Bowers School Farm (1219 E Square Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304, 248-341-6475, schoolfarm.org)
Skating – Weather permitting and bring your own skates. Admission is $5. Skating is FREE, skate rental is $8. Winter Park has much to offer including tubing and glow tubing (appointments required), ice skating (weather permitting, bring your own skates), hot cocoa, bonfires, food at the Farmers Kitchen and more. Tubing (unfortunately) isn’t FREE (it’s actually quite expensive) and you have to pre-register which takes the starch out of a spur-of-the-moment experience. REVIEW / PICS / MORE INFO…
Friday, January 20, 2023 through Saturday, January 21, 2023
Rochester Winter Festival – Fire and Ice Fest 2023 – PREVIEW TBA
Downtown Rochester, Michigan (Third & Water Streets)
From 2020 – Fire and Ice Fest provides free family fun in Downtown Rochester. Hosted by the Oakland County Parks and the Rochester DDA. Events include fireworks, TasteFest, tube sledding, snow shoeing and cross country skiing, dog sled rides, ice skating, ice sculptures and more! Fire and Ice Festival schedule of events. Fire and Ice Festival Hours are from 5p-9p on Friday, 10a-9p on Saturday. MORE INFO / PREVIEW
Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 9a-5p
Holly Winter Festival – Detroit SnowFest at Holly Oaks ORV Park
Holly Oaks ORV Park (13536 Dixie Hwy, Holly, MI 48442, 248-653-0710)
The inaugural Detroit SnowFest event will feature winter off-road fun, campfires and lunch. Cost is $25. This event is open to the public. However, due to the event, there will be no open public riding that day at the park. Hosted by 4FestEvents. To register your vehicle, click HERE.
Saturday, January 21, 2023 from noon-4p / then 6p for Hockey Classic
Detroit Winter Festivals – Clark Park Winter Carnival 2023
Clark Park (1130 Clark Avenue, Detroit, MI 48209)
Enjoy food, outdoor games, music, skating, petting zoo, horse-drawn carriage, marshmallow roasting, ice skating and more! A Winter Carnival Hockey Classic follows the event. Women’s game starts at 6p, men’s game starts at 7:30p. For more info, visit clarkparkdetroit.com.
Saturday, January 21, 2023 from 2p-9p
Warren Winter Festival – Cold Rush Warren 2023
Warren City Square (Van Dyke just north of 12 Mile Road)
This is a FREE event. Enjoy free ice skating all day, food trucks, bonfire & smores, and more. For more info, visit www.cityofwarren.org
Saturday, January 28, 2023 from 2p-4p
Franklin Winter Festival – Fire & Ice Show
Franklin Public Library (32455 Franklin Rd, Franklin, MI)
Features ice sculptures, a fire artists, demos, hot chocolate, and more. This is a FREE event hosted by the Friends of Franklin Public Library.
Sunday, January 29, 2023 from 1p-4p
Oak Park Winter Festival – City of Oak Park Winterfest 2023
Oak Park Community Center / Ice Arena
FREE ice skating, food, snacks, hot chocolate, live music, crafts, face-painting and more. Call 248-691-7555 for info. Hosted by the City of Oak Park.
Sunday, January 29, 2023 from 1p-4p
Beverly Hills Weekend Events – Winter Family Fun Day
Beverly Park (18801 Beverly Road, Beverly Hills, Michigan 48025)
Winter Family Fun Day is FREE! This is now a pop-up event meaning the Village of Beverly Hills will announce 2023 dates in advance “weather permitting”. Activities include – sledding, ice skating, cross country skiing, warm drinks, a snow cave, winter golf, winter softball and snacks in the pavilion by the fire. MORE INFO…
Thursday, February 2, 9, 16, & 23, 2023 from 5p-8p
Lake Orion and Oxford Winter Festival – Stronger Together Downtown Lake Orion & Oxford Ice Fest
Downtown Lake Orion & Downtown Oxford
Lake Orion DDA and Oxford DDA are hosting Ice Fest as part of their #strongertogether event series! All month you can walk through both downtowns and marvel at ice carvings. Every Thursday in February Lake Orion will be host to live ice carvings from 5-8p and you can stroll around and take the Trolley on Thursdays & Saturdays to go back & forth between the towns.
Friday, February 3, through Sunday, February 6, 2023
Plymouth Winter Fest – Plymouth Ice Festival 2023
Downtown, Plymouth (350 S Main St, Plymouth Twp., MI 48170)
Enjoy ice carvings throughout the Downtown Plymouth Area as well as a Penn Theater movie, party lot with entertainment, petting zoo, and more. Check out plymouthicefestival.com for more info.
Saturday, February 4, 2023 from noon-4p
Oakland Twp Winter Festival – Winter Carnival 2023
Bear Creek Nature Park (740 West Snell, Rochester, Michigan 48306) FREE Park & Shuttle At Rochester Christian Church (4435 Rochester Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306, 248-652-3353)
Activities include – live entertainment, crafts, a magic show, ice sculpture demonstration with photo ops, puppet show, archery target shooting, penguin bowling, snowball toss, snowball fight, ice skating (weather dependent), and more. Warm beverages and pizza will be on hand while supplies last. FREE parking at Shuttle located at Rochester Christian Church (4435 Rochester Rd, Rochester Hills, MI 48306, 248-652-3353). ALL PARKING IS AT THIS LOCATION. This is a FREE event hosted by Oakland Twp Parks and Rec. MORE INFO…
Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 2p-4p
Milford Winter Festival – Winterfest
Downtown Milford at Central Park
Enjoy hot chocolate, ice-skating, winter kayak sledding and more (weather permitting). Hosted by Milford Township.
Saturday, February 4, 2023 from 2p-7p
Marine City Winter Festival – Fire, Ice & Spice
Downtown Marine City (300 Broadway Marine City, MI)
Enjoy skating and Fire performances, Chili Cookoff from local restaurants, live music, and cozy up next to the fire pits with a warm beverage. Hosted by the Marine City Chamber of Commerce.
Sunday, February 5, 2023 from noon-2p
Berkley Winter Festival – Berkley Winterfest 2023
Berkley Community Center Complex (2400 Robina, Berkley, MI 48072, 248-658-3470)
ice skating, bouncers, fowling, ice sculptures, petting farm, snow globe pics, s’mores, and more winter fun at Berkley Winterfest. This is an outdoor event. Presented by Berkley Parks and Recreation. UPDATE – Due to frigid weather forecast for Saturday, February 4, 2023 this event was rescheduled to a new date. The new date for this event is Sunday, February 5, 2023.
Saturday, February 11, 2023 from 3p-6:45p – UPDATE – CANCELLED DUE TO INSUFFICIENT ICE CONDITIONS ON WHITE LAKE
White Lake Winter Festival – WLCL Winter Carnival
White Lake Inn (3955 Ormond Rd, White Lake, MI 48383, 248-887-1818)
Hosted by the White Lake Citizens League Winter Carnival. The annual winter festival has fireworks, a broomball tournament, kids activities, and more. More info…schedule of events.
Friday, February 10, 2023 through Sunday, February 12, 2023
Mt Clemens Winter Festivals – Mt Clemens Ice Carving Show
Downtown Mt Clemens
Friday from noon-6p, Saturday from noon-4p, and Sunday from noon-3p. Dozens of ice sculptures to check out in Downtown Mt Clemens in the vicinity of Macomb Place, Cherry Street Mall, Walnut and New Streets. Live ice carving demoes and more. For more info, visit downtownmountclemens.com.
Saturday, February 11, 2023 from noon-3p
Clarkston Winter Festival – Clarkston Winter-Fest
Depot Park (Downtown Clarkston)
Enjoy ice skating (bring your skates), s’mores, hay bales, hot chocolate, DJ music. Hosted by the Clarkston Area Optimist Club.
Saturday, February 18, 2023 from noon-4p
Clinton Twp Winter Festivals – The Mall at Partridge Creek Winterfest
The Mall at Partridge Creek (17420 Hall Rd, Clinton Twp, MI 48038)
Enjoy ice carvers, face painters, a magic show, live music, snow-themed crafts, a Danny DeKeyser NHL autograph meet & greet and lots of sales at stores. Hosted by The Mall at Partridge Creek.
Sunday, February ??, 2023 from 1p-4p (DATES TBA)
Beverly Hills Winter Festival – Winter Family Fun Day
Beverly Park (18801 Beverly Road, Beverly Hills, Michigan 48025)
Winter Family Fun Day is FREE! This is now a pop-up event meaning the Village of Beverly Hills will announce 2023 dates in advance “weather permitting”. Activities MAY include – sledding, ice skating, cross country skiing, warm drinks, a snow cave, winter golf, winter softball and snacks in the pavilion by the fire depending on weather and volunteers. Hosted by the Village of Beverly Hills. Stay tuned for dates and details here.
Sunday, March 5, 2023 from 2p-4:30p
Southfield Winter Festival – Southfield Winter Fest 2023
Southfield Pavilion (26000 Evergreen Rd, Southfield, MI)
Guests can enjoy free ice skating, a ropes course and climbing wall, as well as horse-drawn carriage rides and marshmallow roasting. Refreshments available for purchase. This is a FREE event. For more information, contact Southfield Parks & Recreation at 248-796-4620 or visit www.cityofsouthfield.com.
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