Partly Cloudy   79.0F  |  Forecast »

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.

Add your comment:
Advertisement

More »Latest Articles & Blog Posts

Egg-Freezing Parties for Career Women Not Ready to be Moms

Egg-Freezing Parties for Career Women Not Ready to be Moms

Company EggBanxx just took fertility awareness to a new level, complete with cocktails and swank. Will the trend help? Will it stick? Or is this all a bit much?

AHA Arts Clear-Cling Stamps Are Fun for Paper Crafts

AHA Arts Clear-Cling Stamps Are Fun for Paper Crafts

For a creative, offbeat alternative to woodblock stamping, try these cool tools that add a great look to your DIY projects. Buy them here in southeast Michigan.

Craft Roundup: Small Projects to Make with Washi Tape, Confetti, More

Craft Roundup: Small Projects to Make with Washi Tape, Confetti, More

Tiny stuff is terrific! This roundup of DIY fun from various blogs shows you how to make matchbook notebooks, gift bags, stickers and bitty butterflies.

Frustrated Mom Creates App to Stop Teens from Ignoring Calls

Frustrated Mom Creates App to Stop Teens from Ignoring Calls

One mother got sick of her kids blowing off her phone calls, so she created an app to make it impossible. Stroke of genius – or an overstep of parental bounds?

Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes

Ice Cream Sandwich Recipes

Combine ice cream with cookies and you've got the perfect dessert combination. Whip up one of these cool treats with the kids!

Vintage Summer Pins Made from Old Belt Buckles

Vintage Summer Pins Made from Old Belt Buckles

A perfect summer craft, this DIY project is centered around used plastic accessories, which are cheap finds at garage sales and thrift stores.

Monroe County Teen Allegedly Fakes Abduction, May Face Felony Charges

Monroe County Teen Allegedly Fakes Abduction, May Face Felony Charges

Hayley Marie Turner, age 18, of Bedford Township reportedly went missing for 16 hours – but it turns out the entire thing was a hoax. What happened to the teen?

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement