OUR 2018 OHIO WINTER FESTIVAL GUIDE

The festival season continues even during the winter in Ohio. So bundle up Ohio!  Time to get out and enjoy one or all of these traditional Ohio winter festivals and events.


 

12th Annual Mohican Winter Fest
DATES:  January 13-14, 2018
LOCATION:  Main Street, Loudonville, Ohio
For more information call 419-994-2519 or visit discovermohican.com
Award-winning Aaron Costic and his crew from Elegant Ice Creations is back to make some truly inspired creations from ice. Stroll along Main Street to see over 25 elegant sculptures. Additional ice carving around Central Park fountain, fire spinning, Train Expo, and entertainment.

Local Visitor Bureau
Discover Mohican

 

 

 

 

Winterfest 2018
DATES:  February 3, 2018
TIME: Noon – 8pm
LOCATION:  Downtown Geneva
website
Winterfest Parade| Rummage Sale| Ice Carving | Pancake Breakfast | Chili Cook Off | Spaghetti Dinner| Craft Show

Local Visitor Bureau
Ashtabula County Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

 

 

 

ICE FEST at North Coast HarborDATE:  January 15, 2018
TIME: 10am – 5pm
LOCATION: Downtown Cleveland, between the Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
ADMISSION: FREE
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Come join the City of Cleveland, Downtown Cleveland Alliance and North Coast Harbor for Ice FEST. A wintery activation that will take place between the Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame + Museum. The one day event is free to the public, (Martin Lurther King, Jr Day) Monday, January 15, 2018. More than a 20+ ice displays will be set up on the walk way between the Science Center and Rock Hall. In addition, the Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame & Museum will host FREE admission for the day. So bundle up and bring the whole family to enjoy our beautiful North Coast Harbor, where the city meets the lake in Downtown Cleveland!

POLAR FEST 2018
DATE: January 27-28, 2018
TIME:  Saturday, 9am-3pm | Sunday, 11am-3pm
LOCATION: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
19201 East Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
FREE Admission and parking.
website
“2018 with Polar Fest, an interactive winter festival that will feature a juried art show, some of the best of Greater Cleveland’s food trucks, ice wine, ice carver, and family-friendly activities, indoors and out.”

BRITE WINTER 2018
DATE:  February 24, 2018
LOCATION:  Flats West Bank, Cleveland
This year Brite Winter will feature more of the things we love: Music, Art and Outdoor Activities.
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CLEVELAND KURENTOVANJE PARADE & FESTIVAL 
DATE: Saturday, February 10, 2018
Get ready to celebrate Kurentovanje with a full day of festivities including a parade, lots of food, music and much more! The event is headquartered at The Slovenian National Home Home (6417 St. Clair Ave. Cleveland) and is free and open to the public.
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WINTERFEST
DATE:  January 13, 2018
TIME: 1pm – 4pm
LOCATION: Creek Bend Farm: Wilson Nature Center
Sandusky Park District
website
Hikes, Wintery Crafts, Snowy Activities.
Dress for the weather.

ICE-A-FAIR
DATE:  February 3, 2018
TIME:  9am – 8pm
LOCATION:  Downtown (Liberty Ave & Main St) Vermillion
440.963.0772
Admission:  FREE
website
Main Street Vermilion’s Ice-A-Fair is a day-long winter event for the entire family filled with glittering sculptures and ice carving demos. Easily walkable or toured by Lolly the Trolley more than 20 shops and restaurants will be open to welcome visitors along with Jolly the Snowman and Pete the Penguin.

 

 

 

CHARDON TOMORROW WINTER FEST 2018
DATE: January 13, 2018
TIME: 11am-3pm
LOCATION: Chardon Tomorrow
100 Center Street, Chardon, OH 44024
website

FROZEN FEST
DATE: January 28, 2018
TIME: 11am-4pm
LOCATION: Geauga Park District – The West Woods Nature Center
9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell & Newbruy Twps.
440.286.9516 | website
It’s back! This fourth annual event just gets better with winters passed. And once again, activities are absolutely FREE! Check out all that we have planned:

• Winter hikes • Face painting • Bird in the Hand Feeding Station • Snowshoe borrowing
• Live ice carving and sculptures • Refreshments • Live music • Sled dog meet-n-greet • Snow-themed crafts
• Guest appearances by a famous winter snowman, a popular reindeer herder, ice princesses and live reindeer!

 

 

 

FREEZE FEST
DATE: January 5, 2018
TIME: 8PM
Historic Downtown Cambridge
801 Wheeling Avenue, Cambridge, Ohio 43725
website
“Cambridge Main Street is partnering with our local YMCA for our “First Friday” event in downtown Cambridge Ohio. January’s event is called and will feature an Ice carver, Fire dancers, a coal miner presentation by Dave Adair, scavenger hunt, and a Cambridge Opoly contest!

 




 

 

 

FARMPARK ICE FESTIVAL
DATES: Jan 26-27, 2018
DATES/TIMES: Friday 5 to 9 pm | Saturday 9 am to 5 pm
LOCATION:  Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Euclid ChardonRd. (Rt. 6), Kirtland, OH
Farmpark admission applies
website
On Friday, January 26 from 5 to 9 pm, the Farmpark Ice Festival will kick off with the unveiling of a Farmpark-themed ice chair and ice carving demonstrations. The night will end with a battle between fire and ice!

 

 

BUCKEYE LAKE WINTERFEST
DATE: Saturday, January 27, 2018
LOCATION: Buckeye Lake, OH
Join us the last Saturday of January as Benny the Bass once again determines the fate of the winter of ‘18! Area businesses will have specials all weekend long – come partake in the festivities!

 

 

 

MEDINA ICE FESTIVAL
DATES: February 16-19, 2018
LOCATION:  32 Public Square, Medina, OH
Admission:  FREE plus free parking
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Enjoy four days of frozen fun as one of Medina’s favorite events returns to the historic Medina Square. Over 50 sponsored carvings will be on view starting Friday afternoon and through Monday afternoon.

Each day, more works of frozen art are added to the Square during the competitions. Visit during the day and see the carving take place. Visit during the night, and see each sculpture illuminated with multi-colored LED lights. It’s a magical time to walk through the Square.

Local Visitor Bureau
Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau

 

 

 

BURNING SNOWMAN FEST 2018
DATE:  February 24, 2018
TIME:  Noon – 8pm
LOCATION:  Dock’s Beach House & Mr. Ed’s, 252 W. Lakeshore Dr. (SR 163), Port Clinton
317.694.8566
facebook.com/burningsnowman
Burn up Winter with lots of activities including bands, hot tubs, food and drink, and a GIANT Burning Snowman. Warm-up with Tap Takeovers on Friday night. Follow the Facebook page for event locations, entertainment line-up, and activities.

 

 

 

CANTON FIRST FRIDAY: WINTERFEST
DATE: January 5, 2018
TIME: 6pm-10pm
LOCATION:Canton First Friday
Cleveland Ave NW at 4th St NW, Canton, Ohio 44702
website
ICE Returns to Canton First Friday! Court Avenue between 3rd and 4th street transforms into our wintry playground. Ice slide,interactive photo ops, and enjoy live demos from Elegant Ice Creations at 6 and 8pm, PLUS tour around the Arts District to see the 20 local carvings.

Good food, exciting music, new art, shopping, and lots of ICE are in store.

 

 

BOWLING GREEN WINTERFEST
DATES: February 9-11, 2018
LOCATION: Downtown Bowling Green, OH
Facebook event page
BG Chillabration has everything for your family. Whether that be ice carving demos, children’s activities, Parks and Rec activities, Chili and Soup Cook Off or the Chillabration Tent that serves beer, wine and snacks with live entertainment appropriate for all ages! 

PERRYSBURG WINTERFEST
DATES:  February 9-10, 2018
LOCATION: Perrysburg, OH
website

 

ARTICLE: 
Diane Rock, MyOhioFun.com | NorthernOhioTourism.com
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