A Blast of Fun at the 2013 Motown Winter Blast

The Motown Winter Blast is happening in Detroit February 8 – 10, 2013! Dan Fuoco of the Detroit Metro Convention and Visitors Bureau fills us in on what to expect at this fun celebration.

The city known for cars will be taken over by foot traffic for three days of winter bliss during the 2013 Motown Winter Blast. Detroit’s focal point, Campus Martius Park, plays host to family friendly activities, comfort food and winter-related games Feb. 8-10. Enjoy free ice skating on the Campus Martius rink, snow-shoeing, carnival games and other fun wintery activities. Music-lovers will hear melodies from two stages with a lineup of more than 50 bands and entertainment acts performing to an expected crowd of 75,000.

­­Hockey is back in Detroit, and for the first time, the Detroit Red Wings will have a pair of interactive hockey games, including Hockey Shot. Throughout the weekend, attendees will have a chance to shoot and score cool prizes including a grand prize which features two tickets to an upcoming Red Wings home game, a weekend in Detroit package, courtesy of the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel and a choice of a free set of braces or a premium dental care kit from GEDC (door prizes for each participant, too).

All of that hockey action is sure to make you hungry, so check out the Taste of Detroit for samples from local eateries and satisfy your sweet tooth at the marshmallow roasting station or with cookies from Girl Scouts of Southeastern Michigan. For a full sit-down meal, try nearby Foran’s Grand Trunk Pub for burgers, fish and chips, and other pub classics, or stop in at the Hard Rock Café on Monroe Street — right in the middle of Winter Blast activities. Santorini offers Greek flare with an open, sea shore dining experience while Detroit Seafood Market offers fresh fish and pristine seafood.

Kids (and kids at-heart) can stop by the Kids Zone, which features performances by magicians, jugglers, puppeteers and more. Children can bring stuffed animals or toys for a check-up by the Disney Radio “Doc McStuffins” inspired area to monitor their toys’ height, reflexes and heartbeat. Additionally, kids and families are invited to play games such as “Bandage Me Up!,” “Name That Doc McStuffins Character” and more, all thanks to Detroit Medical Center.

For the over-21 crowd, an after party on Friday night and the annual Saturday night Bar Blast are a must. The Bar Blast will be hosted at multiple venues around downtown Detroit, and wristbands can be purchased at any participating location.

Once you’ve reached the point of exhaustion, it would be wise to retreat to nearby hotels like the Westin Book Cadillac or Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites – Detroit Downtown which are both within walking distance of Winter Blast.

Visit the Motown Winter Blast website to check performance schedules and activity details as they’re updated.

Learn more at michigan.org and let us know if you’ll be checking out the Motown Winter Blast this year!

Dan Fuoco is the Interactive Marketing Manager for the Detroit Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau (VisitDetroit) and is responsible for building and engaging with VisitDetroit’s social media and blog communities.  You can find him geeking out over: social media infographics, muscle cars and Detroit. Follow him on Twitter (@DanFuoco), Facebook, Google+ and periodically on Pinterest.

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