OHIO WINTER FESTIVALS

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.


Mohican Ice Festival

 

Mohican Winter Fest
DATES:  January 8-10, 2022
LOCATION:  Main Street, Loudonville, Ohio

Weather permitting, the sponsored sculptures will be placed along Main Street around 5 p.m. Friday evening and will remain in place throughout the weekend. If the weather is too warm or rainy, the sculptures may go up Saturday morning instead.

For more information call 419-994-2519 or visit discovermohican.com

Local Visitor Bureau
Discover Mohican

 

 


 

 

Geneva Winterfest WINTERFEST 
DATES:  Cancelled for 2022
TIMES:  See website for schedule.
LOCATION:  Downtown Geneva
website

Join in the wintertime fun February 5, 2022 at Winterfest! Geneva Winterfest is a time for people to get out of the house and shake off Cabin Fever with food, games, activities, contests and more in historic Downtown Geneva. All events are FREE and family-friendly.

 

Local Visitor Bureau
Ashtabula County Convention & Visitors Bureau

 


 

 

IceFest - Cleveland
Photo credit: Ice Fest

ICE FEST at North Coast Harbor
DATE:  January 17, 2022 Postponed to January 20th
TIME:  11AM – 5PM
LOCATION: Downtown Cleveland, between the Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
ADMISSION: FREE
website

Ice Fest is free and open to the public and takes place along the pier and inner harbor from Nuevo Cleveland to Great Lakes Science Center.

Enjoy live carving demos, character meet & greets, warm up with FREE hot cocoa, cookies & kids crafts at Nuevo Cleveland and view 30+ ice sculptures from world renowned ice carvers! This year the creations are channeling Harry Potter and showcasing the popular movie characters. Guests of all ages are sure to enjoy the family friendly day at North Coast Harbor. The sculptures will be on display by 11AM and a schedule of events include:

Cleveland Monster’s slap shot hockey & swag! | 11AM-5PM (Nuevo Cleveland while supplies last)
Roaming Character Meet & Greet | 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Snow Sisters Meet & Greet | 1:00PM to 2:00PM (Nuevo Cleveland)
FREE hot chocolate, cookies & kids crafts | 11:00AM-5:00PM (Nuevo Cleveland while supplies last)
Carving demos 12:30PM, 1:30PM, 2:30PM, 3:30PM & 4:30PM
Ice Carving Happy Hour | 5PM (Nuevo Cleveland)

Eventgoers can also join the Ice Fest Scavenger Hunt for a chance to win a North Coast Harbor baseball cap! For more information about Ice Fest and other events at North Coast Harbor visit NorthCoastHarbor.org.

 

BRITE WINTER 
DATE:  February 26, 2022
TIME: 3PM-1AM
LOCATION: Cleveland’s West Bank of the Flats
at the intersection of Main Avenue and Center Street, Cleveland
website

 

KURENROVANJE CLEVELAND – Parade and Festival 
Date: February 26, 2022 (Additional events Feb 20-24, TBA)
Location: Cleveland, OH
website

Free and open to the public.

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.


 

 

Ice Carving Elegant Ice Creations
Live ice carving demonstrations by Elegant Ice Creations, Brecksville always draw a crowd in downtown Vermilion during Ice A Fair

ICE-A-FAIR
DATE:  February 5, 2022
TIME: Starts at 11am, Fire & Ice 6pm
LOCATION:  Downtown (Liberty Ave & Main St) Vermillion
440.963.0772
Admission:  FREE
website

Celebrating its 13th year, Ice A Fair kicks off at 11AM and features 50 ice sculptures created by Elegant Ice Creations (Brecksville), narrated trolley tours of Vermilion’s historic district, shopping, dining, ice craving demonstrations and more.

“This year, through a generous grant from the Erie County Community Foundation, we have a Frozen Play Space for the kids,” said Schaefer. The space features an 8’ sculpture of a dragon, an ice slide and a corn hole game.

Stop by the Main Street Welcome Tent at Exchange Park in the middle of town and check out a collection of themed raffle baskets and items like Indians tickets, 6 months of car washes from Liberty Auto Wash and chances to win $1000 in Cold Hard Cash, ten $100 bills frozen in a block of ice.

When the sun goes down, the sky lights up at 6PM with Fire and Ice in the center of downtown. A giant, skillfully carved chimney of ice stands in the center of downtown. Will the fire that burns inside topple the ice or will the melting ice douse the flames? Enjoy the suspense, beauty, and spectacular fire dancing performance all set to music for this traditional final to the day’s events you won’t want to miss.

 

 


 

 

 

FROZEN FEST
DATE:  2022 TBA 
TIME:
LOCATION: Geauga Park District – The West Woods Nature Center
9465 Kinsman Road (Route 87), Russell & Newbury Twps.
440.286.9516 | website


 

 

ANNUAL LOGAN FROZEN FESTIVAL
Date: January 15, 2022
Time: Noon – 6pm
Location: Main Street, Logan, OH  43138
740-385-2750 | website

Ice games, ice block  carving demonstrations, food vendors, and more.

 

 





 

 

Ice Festival at Lake Metroparks Farmpark | Photo credit. Earl Linaburg.

FARMPARK ICE FESTIVAL
DATES: January 29, 2022
DATES/TIMES: 9am-7pm
LOCATION:  Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Euclid ChardonRd. (Rt. 6), Kirtland, OH
Farmpark admission applies
website

 


 

BUCKEYE LAKE WINTERFEST
Date: 2022 TBA
Time:
Location: North Shore Boat Ramp
Buckeye Lake State Park, Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008
website

 


 

 

WINTERFEST 
DATES: December 16 – January 2, 2022
LOCATION: Fifth Third Field
406 Washington St., Toledo, OH 43604
For more information click here.


 

Medina Ice Fest
Medina Ice Fest | photo credit: Diane Rock MyOhioFun

 

MEDINA ICE FESTIVAL
DATES: February 18-21, 2022
LOCATION:  Downtown Medina, OH
Admission:  FREE plus free parking
website

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
DATE:  February 26, 2022
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
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

 


 

 

BOWLING GREEN WINTERFEST
DATES: Cancelled for 2022
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!

 

PERRYSBURG WINTERFEST
DATES:  CANCELED 2021
LOCATION: Perrysburg, OH
website

 

 


Article and photos, unless noted by: D. Rock, MyOhioFun.com

Diane Rock is the owner and editor of MyOhioFun.com, NorthernOhioTourism.com and the Tea Cup Rescue Society. She is an avid baker, gardener, Little Free Library owner, who loves to read and travel.  She spends most of her days sharing her love of things to do in Ohio, as well as creating destinations and itineraries for group tours and individual travelers.

***Disclosure:  My Ohio Fun receives compensation from advertising banners.  As always, all opinions are 100% my own.***

 



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