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List of Annual Winter Events in Detroit

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Detroit Auto Show

Photo © Laura Sternberg, Licensed to About.com
Updated December 21, 2012
Winter in Detroit is full of teeth-chattering cold days and lots of snow. As a Detroiter, it's easiest to embrace the season and strap on a pair of ice skates or skies. If cold-weather sports don't do it for you, the big event of the season -- outside of the various holidays -- is the North American International Auto Show in downtown Detroit. Here is a guide to Winter in Detroit:

Cold-Weather Activities

December:
Weather and Average Temperatures
Detailed List of Events

  • Allen Park: Festival of Trees
  • Detroit: Belle Isle New Year’s Eve Fun Run
  • Detroit: Detroit Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony
  • Ferndale: Holiday Ice Festival
  • Holly: Village of Holly Dickens Festival
  • Metro Detroit Area: Christmas Holiday Guide

January:
Weather and Average Temperatures
Detailed List of Events

  • Ann Arbor: Ann Arbor Folk Festival
  • Detroit: North American International Auto Show
  • Detroit: TigerFest
  • Ferndale: Anti-Freeze Blues Festival
  • Ferndale: Ferndale Blues Festival
  • Frankenmuth: Zehnder’s Snowfest
  • Plymouth: Plymouth Community International Ice Sculpture
  • Rochester: Fire & Ice Fest

February:
Weather and Average Temperatures
Detailed List of Events

  • Detroit: Motor City Tattoo Expo
  • Detroit: Motown Winter Blast!
  • Hamtramck: Paczki Day Celebrations
  • Metro Detroit Area: Valentine’s Day Events
  • Rochester: Rochester Ice Carving Festival
  • Royal Oak: Wild Winter Weekends at The Detroit Zoo
  • White Lake: Alpine Valley Cardboard Classic Sled Race

March:
Weather and Average Temperatures
Detailed List of Events

  • Ann Arbor: Ann Arbor Film Festival
  • Detroit: Autorama
  • Detroit: Climb Detroit
  • Detroit: Detroit’s Artist’s Market Exhibition
  • Detroit: Greek Independence Day Parade
  • Detroit: Detroit Indie Film Festival
  • Detroit: St. Patrick’s Day Parade
  • Ferndale: Assembly Line Concert
  • Hamtramck: Metro Times Blowout Music Festival
  • Northville: Family Hoe Down
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