Meridian Winter Blast at Campus Martius Park
Formerly the Motown Winter Blast, this Detroit favorite, presented by Quicken Loans, returns Feb. 7-9, 2014 for another year of fun for families
With the bitter cold temps and heavy snowfall southeast Michigan has experienced this year, it's been difficult to embrace the beauty of the season. But never fear! Campus Martius Park in Detroit celebrates all the wonders of wintertime as the Meridian Winter Blast – previously known as the Motown Winter Blast – returns to the city, Feb. 7-9, 2014.
Chilly activities abound, from snowshoeing to skating to that awesome giant snow slide. And, if you're hungry, there's the Greektown Casino-Hotel Taste of Detroit, which gives you the chance to sample some of the local culinary delights.
All weekend long, you and the family can catch live entertainment on three stages featuring artists from all genres, including blues, classic rock, Americana, R&B and more.
In the Kids Zone, the Meijer stage features Rosco the Clown (at 4:30 p.m. on Friday), fun with Radio Disney and Children's Hospital (noon-3 p.m. Saturday), magic with Randy (3:30 p.m. Sunday) and much more all weekend long.
You'll also find the Great Expressions Hockey Shot Competition, which gives you the chance to shoot and possibly score some really awesome prices from Great Expressions Dental Center.
And a festival isn't complete without carnival rides and games, right? There will be four games and five rides including the merry-go-round and crocodile coaster.
And, to top it off, the Fire & Ice Show features science demos that are sure to keep the kids entertained. Want to get more hands-on? Take home the recipes for slime, bubbling potions and more.
Admission to the fun is $1, a children's book or three canned goods/non-perishable items.
Event times are as follows:
- Friday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
- Saturday: 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
- Sunday: 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
See the Metro Parent listing for more on the 2014 Meridian Winter Blast at Campus Martius Park in Detroit.