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Detroit's 'Winter Blast' blasts off this weekend


The Motown Winter Blast is back this weekend in downtown Detroit.

The festival first began as part of the 2005 Super Bowl festivities.

This year organizers have three music stages with more than 50 entertainment acts.

(You can see a list of scheduled performers are here.)

To get in organizers are "charging" either one canned food item, a children’s book or $1 per person per day.

When can you go?

        Friday February 8th, 11am-11pm
        Saturday February 9th, 11am-11pm
        Sunday February 10th, 11am-9pm

What can you do?

  • Ice skating at Campus Martius Park

  • Dogsled performances on Friday and Saturday
  • Performances from the Detroit Skating Club Friday night and Saturday afternoon

  • Interactive hockey games sponsored by the Detroit Red Wings

  • Ice sculptures will be on display with on-site ice carving demonstrations on Friday

  • There's kids stage with a magicians, jugglers and comedians

  • And free snowshoes will be available in a variety of sizes for children and adults

Click here for a map of the event.

-  Chris Zollars, Michigan Radio Newsroom