The festival season continues even during the winter months 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 11, 2020
LOCATION:  Main Street, Loudonville, Ohio
For more information call 419-994-2519 or visit discovermohican.com


Local Visitor Bureau
Discover Mohican





DATES:  February 2, 2019
TIME: Noon – 8pm
LOCATION:  Downtown Geneva
Events include a Snowman Contest, Chili Cook-off Contest, Ice Carving, Parade, Hot Chocolate Bar, Jungle Terry, Kids Talent Show, and many other events.

Local Visitor Bureau
Ashtabula County Convention & Visitors Bureau





ICE FEST at North Coast Harbor
DATE:  January 20, 2020
TIME: 10am – 5pm
LOCATION: Downtown Cleveland, between the Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

Almost 30 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!

DATE: January 26-27, 2019
TIME:  Saturday, 10am-5pm | Sunday, 10am-3pm
LOCATION: Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds
19201 East Bagley Road, Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
FREE Admission and parking.

Date: February 9, 2019
Time: Noon – 6PM
Location: Dunham Tavern Museum
6709 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44103

Here’s a sneak peek of what you and your family can expect to enjoy:
* Warm greetings
* Creative and cozy activities
* Live Entertainment provided by Lyrical Rhythms
* Free gifts
* Fashion show featuring some of Northeast Ohio’s Designers
* A Special Complimentary Family Photo
* Tour of Dunham Tavern Museum
* A live panel discussion about the importance of children engaging in the creative arts
* Pop-Up Boutique Shop with Lisa McGuthry of Our Favorite Things Boutique & Event Center
* Family Donut Designing Contest
* Art exhibition
* And much more


DATE:  February 23, 2019
LOCATION:  Flats West Bank, Shore Cultural Centre
291 E. 222nd Street, Euclid, Ohio 44123

“… kicking off the tenth year of music, art, fire, and fun at Brite Winter. Grab your family, your friends and anyone you see! This is a FREE event located in the West Bank of the Flats — with three outdoor stages, two indoor stages and art tents galore, you’ll find something for everyone!”


Date: March 2, 2019
Location: Cleveland, OH

Kurentovanje (koo-rahn-toh-VAHN-yay) is the most popular carnival event in Slovenia and the central figure of the carnival, the Kurent, is believed to chase away winter and usher in spring.




DATE:  January 26, 2019
TIME: 1pm-4pm
LOCATION: Creek Bend Farm: Wilson Nature Center
Sandusky Park District
Hikes, Wintery Crafts, Snowy Activities.
Dress for the weather.

DATE:  February 2, 2019
TIME:  9am – 8pm
LOCATION:  Downtown (Liberty Ave & Main St) Vermillion
Admission:  FREE
The 10th Annual Main Street Vermilion Ice-A-Fair on February 3, 2018 celebrated a record season with 68 ice sculptures lining Main Street and Liberty Avenue. Cold temperatures kept the ice on display for 10 days giving people another reason to visit our town in the winter. Enjoy this look back at frozen dogs, any icy throne, steamship, lobster, trout, Mickey Mouse, a super hero and Fire and Ice that lit up the sky in downtown Vermilion that night.




DATE: January 19, 2019
TIME: 11am-4pm
LOCATION: Geauga Park District – The West Woods Nature Center
9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell & Newbury Twps.
440.286.9516 | website

• Winter hikes
• Face painting
• Bird in the Hand Feeding Station
• Snowshoe borrowing
• Live ice carving and sculptures
• A Kid At Art Mobile Classroom
• Sled dog meet-n-greet
• Make-n-take craft (Frozen crown)
• Guest appearances by a famous winter snowman, a popular reindeer herder, ice princesses and live reindeer!
• Live music
• Refreshments

*** IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the anticipated popularity of this year’s event, attendance at Frozen Fest will require free registration this year. The link to register will be posted the morning of December 20 to www.geaugaparkdistrict.org/activity/special-events-art-shows. Limit eight guests per registration. Mark your calendar to get them while they last! ***

Snö Dâys – MLK Day
Date: January 21, 2019
Time: 10am-6pm
Location: Punderson State Park Snö Châlet
11755 Kinsman Road, Newbury Twp, Geauga 44065

No school? No problem! The Snö Châlet operates all day when school is not in session. Come outside and play. We have FREE snow tubing with tow lift, ice skating (weather permitting), indoor/outdoor activities, tube races, campfire and smores, fun food, wifi and more. Adult supervision is required.





DATES: Jan 25-26, 2020
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


Regular Farmpark admission applies. Farmpark members and children under 2 get in free. Farmpark is located at 8800 Euclid Chardon Rd. in Kirtland, Ohio (44094).

 Local Visitor Bureau
Lake County Visitors Bureau






DATE: Saturday, January 26, 2019
LOCATION: Buckeye Lake, OH
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Join us the last Saturday of January as Benny the Bass once again determines the fate of the winter of ‘19! Area businesses will have specials all weekend long – come partake in the festivities!




DATE:  February 2, 2019
LOCATION: Main Street Vermilion
Main St., Vermilion, OH 44089
Learn more – click here.

The 11th Annual Main Street Vermilion Ice-A-Fair is a day-long winter event for the entire family filled with glistening sculptures, ice carving demos and more! Easily walkable or tour by Lolly the Trolley for $2 a rider or $5 for a family. You’ll find more than 30 shops, restaurants and pubs open to welcome visitors. You’re certain to bump into Jolly the Snowman and Pete the Penguin on the street as you enjoy your day in downtown Vermilion.




DATES: February 21-23, 2019
TIME: Thursday, February 21, 5 – 7 p.m.
Friday, February 22, 5 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, February 23, Noon – 9 p.m.
LOCATION: Promenade Park
250 Water St, Toledo, Ohio 43604

ProMedica’s Fire + Ice Festival, presented by Buckeye Broadband, iHeartRadio and Laibe Electric/Technology, will be outdoors and will feature a variety of activities, performances and demonstrations for all ages, including ice sculptures, ice skating, video games on the big screen, a charity soup cook-off, fire throwers, face painting, magicians, stilt walkers, crafts, a zip line, a mobile escape room, characters from Laurel’s Princess Parties, hot chocolate stations, and more. For attendees wishing to warm up during the festival, heated tents will be available. There will also be music and entertainment throughout the festival and food and drink options available for purchase. A spectacular firework display will light up the sky Saturday night to mark the end of the festival.





DATES: February 15-18, 2019
LOCATION:  Downtown Medina, OH
Admission:  FREE plus free parking

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




DATE:  February 23, 2019
TIME:  4pm-10pm
LOCATION:  Dock’s Beach House & Mr. Ed’s, 252 W. Lakeshore Dr. (SR 163), Port Clinton
317.694.8566 | facebook.com/burningsnowman
Say goodbye to winter with the burning of a giant snowman. Enjoy live entertainment and craft beers. All proceeds go to charity. Follow the Facebook page for entertainment line-up and activities.

Local Visitor Bureau
Lake Erie Shores & Islands




DATE: January 6, 2019
TIME: 6pm-10pm
LOCATION:Canton First Friday
Cleveland Ave NW at 4th St NW, Canton, Ohio 44702
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.



DATES: February 8-9, 2019
LOCATION: Downtown Bowling Green, OH
Facebook event page

Join the city of Bowling Green for the coolest weekend of the year! Winterfest BG Chillabration is an annual community-wide event featuring a Frozen Swamp Tent in Downtown Bowling Green. The tent is surrounded by an ice garden with carving demos, a Winter Market, live entertainment, snacks, craft beer & wine plus carriage rides too. City Park, Slater Family Ice Arena, Curling Center and the Wood County Library will be holding great events for the whole family!


DATES:  February 11-12, 2019
LOCATION: Perrysburg, OH


Diane Rock, MyOhioFun.com | NorthernOhioTourism.com
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