Family Events Utica Ice Festival in Downtown Utica The annual winter celebration is prime for family fun – and will be held Feb. 10-12, 2017 in this Macomb County city's downtown area. « Previous Next » Jessica Schrader • February 2, 2017 Add Comment Tweet Don’t start thinking spring just yet. An annual festival that celebrates all things icy is coming to downtown Utica and it’s sure to get you feeling at least a little thankful for our most frigid season of the year. The Utica Ice Festival is returning for another weekend of fun Feb. 10-12, 2017. Held along the historic streets of downtown Utica, the event gives people of all ages the chance to admire amazing ice sculptures that light up at night. Ice carving will begin around noon on Friday, Feb. 10 – and it’s a sight to be seen! While in previous years the festival has featured a variety of activities such as ice skating, this year’s fest will focus on the ice sculptures on display in addition to a fireworks show on Saturday, Feb. 11. The Fireworks Spectacular will be held at Memorial Park. You’ll be able to view the fireworks show from all around the city starting around 8 p.m. The event is free and open to all. If you’re planning to come see the ice sculptures, consider making a day of it by checking out one of Utica’s popular restaurants. Get the scoop on the 2017 Utica Ice Festival and other great local events in the Metro Parent calendar.