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Utica Ice Festival

Bundle up the kids and journey to this historic Macomb County downtown for three days of wintery fun for the family, happening Feb. 7-9, 2014

While winter's around, Utica is making the best of it! Dress in your warmest clothes and prepare for family fun at the Utica Ice Festival, happening Feb. 7-9, 2014 in downtown Utica.

It's three days of family-friendly events. Kick off the event on Friday by strolling around to see ice sculptures, which will be illuminated at night. Grab some dinner in the downtown area while they're offering specials. From 6 to 8 p.m., put on those boogie shoes (aka snow boots) for the DJ and dancing happening at Memorial Park. Stick around the park at 8 p.m. for announcements and ceremonies, with the fireworks show following close behind at 8:20 p.m.

Saturday offers a whole lot more excitement, starting bright and early at 9 a.m. At Cass Avenue and Auburn Road, watch the amateur ice carvers until noon. Or, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., head over to the used book sale at Utica Public Library. Saturday offers tons of other activities just for kids, including the Disney Show and kids games, noon-4 p.m., at 7551 Auburn Road. Or have the family try out the Mullet "Fish Toss" at city hall. Don't miss out on carriage rides, also running noon-4 p.m.

On Sunday, the event starts at noon with carriage rides until 4 p.m. During that same timespan, the "Disney Show" and kids activities are back at the Auburn Road location – or families can stroll to city hall to watch David McCall, a mentalist and magician. At 1 p.m., the library's used book sale is open once again, running until 3 p.m.

The event is free to attend. Times for the event are as follows:

  • Friday: 6-8 p.m. (with fireworks at 8:20 p.m.)
  • Saturday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Sunday: noon-4 p.m.

For more information on the 2014 Utica Ice Festival, visit the Metro Parent calendar listing.

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