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.
ASHLAND COUNTY – NE OH
Mohican Winter Fest
DATES: January 14, 2023
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
ASHTABULA COUNTY – NE OH
Date: February 4, 2023
Location: Downtown Geneva, Ohio
CUYAHOGA COUNTY – NE OH
ICE FEST at North Coast Harbor
DATE: February 11, 2023
TIME: 11AM – 5PM
LOCATION: Downtown Cleveland, between the Great Lakes Science Center and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
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. For more information about Ice Fest and other events at North Coast Harbor visit NorthCoastHarbor.org.
KURENROVANJE CLEVELAND – Parade and Festival
Date: February 11 – 18, 2023
Location: Cleveland, OH
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.
DATE: February 25, 2023
LOCATION: Cleveland’s West Bank of the Flats
at the intersection of Main Avenue and Center Street, Cleveland
DATE: February 4, 2023
LOCATION: Downtown (Liberty Ave & Main St) Vermillion
Celebrating its 14th year, Ice A Fair kicks off at 11AM. The event features over 50 ice sculptures created by Elegant Ice Creations, Cleveland’s top ice sculptors. But that’s not all. Enjoy narrated trolley tours of Vermilion’s historic district, shopping, and dining.
Want to see how it’s done? Watch ice craving demonstrations throughout the day.
Back by popular demand is the Kids Frozen Play Space. Made possible by generous donations from Erie County Community Foundation, Vermilion Booster Club and others, it features an Ice Slide, Polar Bear Photo Op and a football toss. Guaranteed to delight kids of all ages.
Feeling Lucky? Stop by the Welcome and Information Center located in Main Street Vermilion, 685 Main Street and check out a collection of raffle baskets and items like Guardians and Cavs tickets, 6 months of car washes from Liberty Auto Wash and FREE pizza from Vermilion Dominos for a year! You may have to don your gloves if you are the lucky winner of $1000 in Cold Hard Cash, ten $100 bills frozen in a block of ice.
What happens when you add fire to a giant, skillfully carved chimney of ice? 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 finale to the day’s events. Fire & Ice happens in the center of town at 6 pm.
Complete information and schedules can be found at mainstreetvermilion.org or follow Main Street Vermilion on Facebook or Instagram for updates as well.
Hocking Hills – SW OH
ANNUAL LOGAN FROZEN FESTIVAL
Date: January 21, 2023
Time: Noon – 6pm
Location: Main Street, Logan, OH 43138
740-385-2750 | website
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LAKE COUNTY – NE OH
FARMPARK ICE FESTIVAL
DATES: January 27-28, 2023
LOCATION: Lake Metroparks Farmpark
8800 Euclid ChardonRd. (Rt. 6), Kirtland, OH
Farmpark admission applies
Lake Metroparks presents frozen fun at the annual Ice Festival at Farmpark on Friday, January 27 (5 to 8 pm) and Saturday, January 28 (9 am to 5 pm). World champion ice carver Aaron Costic of Elegant Ice Creations and other talented carvers will show off their craft during demonstrations and speed-carving competitions.
Ice carving demonstrations: 5:30, 6 & 6:30 pm
Fire & ice tower lighting: 7 pm
Ice carving demonstrations: 10:30 and 11 am, 2, 2:30 & 3 pm
Ice carving competitions: 12, 12:30 & 1 pm
Wood vs. ice carver: 11:30 am
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LICKING COUNTY – NE OH
BUCKEYE LAKE WINTERFEST
Date: January 28, 2023
Location: North Shore Boat Ramp
Buckeye Lake State Park, Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008
LORAIN COUNTY – NW OH
FIRE & ICE WALK – Lorain County Metroparks
Date: January 21, 2023
Location: Vermilion River Reservation – Mill Hollow
Carriage Barn Meeting Room
51211 North Ridge Rd., Vermilion, OH 44089
Fee: $4 pp (Children 3 & under Free)
Limited tickets. Pre-registration required.
Enjoy ice sculptures and ice carving demos, relax & roast S’mores (whil supplies last) at fire pits, visit with sled dogs & Frozen characters, and more. Local food vendors will be selling concessions.
LUCAS COUNTY – NW OH
DATES: December 16 – January 2, 2022
LOCATION: Fifth Third Field
406 Washington St., Toledo, OH 43604
For more information click here.
MEDINA COUNTY – NE OH
MEDINA ICE FESTIVAL
DATES: February 17-20, 2023
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
OTTAWA COUNTY – NE OH
BURNING SNOWMAN FEST
DATE: February 25, 2023
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 Shores & Islands Ohio
STARK COUNTY – NE OH
CANTON FIRST FRIDAY – Just Let It Go
Date: January 6, 2023
Location: Canton Centennial Plaza
330 Court Ave. NW, Canton, OH
First Friday is back, and we are bringing the Ice with us! Join us on January 6th for a First Friday tradition like no other. The Ice Sculptures return along with a Frozen-themed event! We will be showing the movie Frozen on the big board at Centennial Plaza beginning at 5pm! The sing-along edition of the movie plays at 7pm! Live characters from the movie will also be in attendance for the first showing!
WASHINGTON COUNTY – SE OH
MARIETTA ICE FESTIVAL
DATE: January 14, 2023
TIME: Noon – 6pm
LOCATION: Historic Downtown Marietta, OH
Facebook event page.
WOOD COUNTY – NW OH
Friday, January 13, 2023 | 7 – 11 p.m.
Saturday, January 14, 2023 | 8:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.
LOCATION: Downtown Perrysburg
Louisiana Ave. at Front Street, Perrysburg, OH 43551
WILD LIGHTS WEEKEND
Dates: January 13-15, 2023
Time: 5 to 8pm.
Location: W.W. Knight Nature Preserve
29530 White Road, Perrysburg, OH 43551
Stroll the illuminated forest at night. Warm up with hot chocolate and activities inside of the nature center during the event courtesy of the Friends of the Parks.
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