Red WingÂ Tomas Holmstrom will officially open up the 28th annual Ice Festival.
Here’s a Google Earth view of this year’s event.
Check out the schedule of events for this years event:
COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Admission is Free! Download Schedule (.pdf)
Friday, Jan. 22: 3PM â€“ 8PM
Saturday, Jan. 23: 10AM â€“ 6PM
Sunday, Jan. 24: 10AM â€“ 5PM
The Sculpture Garden is open 24 hours Friday through Sunday!
The following events take place during ALL festival hours!
â€¢ Live ice carving and displays in the Sculpture Garden
â€¢ Food vendors serving tasty winter treats
â€¢ Hot Spot warming tent with local vendors
â€¢ Forest Avenue scavenger hunt, petting farm, and pony rides
Friday, Jan. 22:
7:00PM â€“ Opening Ceremony featuring Detroit Red Wing Tomas Holmstrom
Join us for opening remarks from Attorney General Mike Cox, Mayor Dan Dwyer, and Festival staff. Watch Detroit Red Wing Tomas Holmstrom and friends cut a specially commissioned â€˜Ice Ribbonâ€™ to officially kick off this yearâ€™s festivities.
7:00PM: Balto (Childrenâ€™s Animated Film) at the Penn Theater
A half-wolf, half-husky named Balto becomes a hero as he leads a dog team on an exciting 600 mile trip across the Alaskan wilderness.
Saturday, Jan. 23:
11:00AM â€“ 4:00PM: College Individual Carving Competitions
Be on-site as we showcase the talent of young, local Michigan ice carvers. Witness the drama as over thirty individual college students compete under a strict time limit to win first prize at the Plymouth Ice Festival!
1:00PM: The Troubadours perform on Penniman Avenue
Need to warm up?Â Head over to Penniman Avenue to see one of the hottest world-music bands in metro-Detroit today.
1:00PM:Â The Shawn Riley Band performs on Ann Arbor Trail
Local favorites, the Shawn Riley Band play favorites of yesterday and today among the many fantastic shops on Ann Arbor Trail.
1:00PM:Â Global Village performs on Forest Avenue
You canâ€™t help but tap your feet to the funky sounds of Global Village heating up the Ice Festival with their infectious rhythms. Can you dig it?
3:00, 5:00, & 7:00PM: Balto (Childrenâ€™s Animated Film) at the Penn Theater
A half-wolf, half-husky named Balto becomes a hero as he leads a dog team on a n exciting 600 mile trip across the Alaskan wilderness.
5:00PM: Dueling Chainsaws Speed Carving Competition
Chips of ice will fly like sparks as competitors face off to win YOUR approval. Itâ€™s winner take all in this high stakes, fast-paced, entertaining show. Each contender will have only15 minutes to carve a sculpture to be judged by the audience. This is the highlight of the festival and not to be missed!