The 6th annual Motown Winter Blast kicks off this afternoon, and this is an event you don’t want to miss. All weekend long, people gather in Campus Martius Park to celebrate and enjoy winter. This year, the Winter Blast is also celebrating the Motown Museum’s 25th anniversary with even more special events and activities for you to enjoy.
No matter what your age, you’ll find something to love about the Winter Blast:
For the kids
- Children can enjoy the Meijer Kid Zone, which includes puppet shows, magic shows, and more.
For the grown ups
- The annual wine tasting is back, and will be held at Enoteca Campo Marzio. You can also take part in Bar Blast – a pub crawl through the city that takes place Saturday night.
- Live music on multiple stages – and every band will be paying tribute to our Motown legends!
- Free ice skating at Campus Martius Park, plus performances by professional and amateur skaters
- Two blocks of specially lit themed ice sculptures in the Quicken Loans Ice Garden
- Marshmallow Roasting in the streets, just outside the Compuware building
- Snow cannons and snow hills in Cadillac Park courtesy of Shanty Creek Resort
While you’re downtown, you might want to check out some of these other great attractions and restaurants:
- If you’re looking for great Mexican food, check out Xochimilco in Mexicantown, just minutes away.
- Detroit’s Greektown is home to more great restaurants than we can name, like Pegasus and Niki’s Pizza, which was ranked in GQ magazine’s 25 Best Pizzas in America.
- If you’re looking for something more high-end, visit Seldom Blues in the Renaissance Center, the Wolfgang Puck Grille, or Iridescence.
- Detroit is also home to three casinos, where you can try your luck at the slots, blackjack or craps tables. If you feel like taking a gamble, you have your choice of the MGM Grand Casino, the Motor City Casino, or the Greektown Casino.
- If you are bringing the kids (or still a kid at heart), check out the Detroit Science Center, which has several hands-on exhibits, an Imax theater, and a planetarium.
- The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History is right next door and is the world’s largest institution dedicated to the African American experience.
- The Detroit Institute of Arts – the 5th largest fine arts museum in the world – is just a short walk from there.
- The Detroit Historical museum is also nearby. This museum is dedicated preserving the history of southeastern Michigan, and includes the favorite and newly renovated Streets of Old Detroit, recreating Detroit street scenes from the 1840’s, 1870’s and early 1900’s.