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 1, 2020
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:  February 22, 2020
LOCATION:  Flats West Bank, Shore Cultural Centre
291 E. 222nd Street, Euclid, Ohio 44123

“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: February 22, 2020
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.




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





DATE: January 19, 2020
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, and in order to give as many Geauga County residents as possible a chance to attend, attendance at Frozen Fest will require free registration this year. Registration opens for Geauga residents on Friday, December 20, at 12:01 a.m. Both 2020 facility reservations and Frozen Fest registration open for out-of-county residents on Thursday, January 2, at 8 a.m. online and 10 a.m. by phone. Limit eight guests per registration. Mark your calendars to get them while they last! ***




Date: January 18, 2020
Time: 11AM-5PM
Location: Main Street, Logan, OH  43138
740-385-2750 | website




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

DATES: Jan 25-26, 2020
DATES/TIMES: Saturday, January 25 • 9 am to 9 pm
Sunday, January 26 • 9 am to 5 pm
LOCATION:  Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Euclid ChardonRd. (Rt. 6), Kirtland, OH
Farmpark admission applies

It’s winter in northeast Ohio. Come out to Lake Metroparks Farmpark and embrace it at the annual Ice Festival on Saturday, January 25 from 9 am to 9 pm and Sunday, January 26 from 9 am to 5 pm.

Watch the creativity Aaron Costic of Elegant Ice Creations—a nine-time world champion ice sculptor who regularly competes at the Winter Olympics. He took home gold in Torino and bronze in Nagano. Aaron and other local carvers will show off their skills during speed-carving competitions scheduled throughout the weekend and ice-carving demonstrations (Sunday only). Saturday night’s festivities will conclude with a battle of fire and ice (a large fire burns inside a six-foot tower of ice). On both days, visitors can sit on the Farmpark-themed ice throne, enjoy live music and other winter-themed activities. Sit by one of our fire pits and make s’mores. Hot cocoa available for an additional fee.

So brave the cold and make Farmpark’s Ice Festival your Northeastern Ohio winter tradition!

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).

For more information about the Farmpark Ice Festival, visit goto.lakemetroparks.com/icefestival.


 Local Visitor Bureau
Lake County Visitors Bureau





Date: January 25, 2020
Time: 6AM-11:59PM
Location: North Shore Boat Ramp
Buckeye Lake State Park, Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008




DATE:  February 1, 2020
TIME:  9am – 8pm
LOCATION:  Downtown (Liberty Ave & Main St) Vermillion
Admission:  FREE
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.




DATES: Thursday, December 17, 2020 – January 3, 2021
LOCATION: Fifth Third Field
406 Washington St., Toledo, OH 43604
For more information click here.

“Fifth Third Field will host family-oriented events and activities throughout Winterfest including youth, high school and adult hockey games, college hockey, private skate parties, community skating- like that at Rockefeller Center, the 6th Annual Winter Brewfest, and a New Year’s Eve celebration following the outdoor game on December 31.”




DATES: February 14-17, 2020
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


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DATE:  February 29, 2020
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





DATES: February 7-8, 2020
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 21-22, 2020
LOCATION: Perrysburg, OH


Article and photos: Diane Rock
Rocky Hill | MyOhioFun.com

Editor’s note:  Part of this story ran in 2019.  The dates and additional events have been updated for the 2020 season.  Any use of the above article or images without prior permission, will be in violation of copyright laws. 

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