Meridian Health Plan joins the downtown Detroit
winter fun as Title Sponsor for Detroit’s Winter Blast
for the next three years. Jonathan Witz, Winter Blast’s
event producer, today announced that the region’s largest
winter festival would now be known as the Meridian Winter
Blast presented by Quicken Loans. The newly named festival
kicks off at Campus Martius in downtown Detroit on Friday,
Feb. 7 - Sunday, Feb. 9.
Touting 10 years as Detroit’s premier
winter festival, this year’s Meridian Winter Blast presented
by Quicken Loans pulls out all the stops with an exciting
entertainment lineup, delicious cuisine and plenty of signature
winter activities, held at Campus Martius in downtown Detroit,
Friday, Feb. 7 – Sunday, Feb. 9. Returning is the three-lane
Buick Snow Slide towering more than 30 ft. high and 200 ft.
wide long and delivering a thrilling seven seconds of fun.
fun and exciting entertainment return when the Motown Winter
Blast presented by the Ambassador Bridge kicks off at Campus
Martius in downtown Detroit, Friday, Feb. 10 – Sunday,
Feb. 12. Festivalgoers will enjoy a lineup of favorite returning
attractions and can expect a number of new activities as well.
Making a welcome reappearance will be free snowshoeing, dogsledding,
seemed to be a little lighter on the first day of the Motown
Winter Blast with an earlier starting time of 11 a.m. However,
the crowd definitely showed up in groves on Saturday. The 2011
Winter Blast features the return of the 210-ft. snow slide and
dogsledding races. It also includes annual favorites such as
free ice skating, free snowshoeing, free live music from 50
bands and lots of great food to enjoy.
now seems like a great time to hold the Motown Winter Blast
with about 14 inches of snow hitting metro Detroit. However,
you still have to wait until the weekend of Feb. 11 - 13 to
attend the festival. The big news is that the 210-foot by 32-foot
high snow slide is back, with sponsorship from the Ambassador
Bridge Company. Secondly, there will be about eight to ten more
bands performing at this year's Winter Blast when compared to
of the Motown Winter Blast announced their plans on Wednesday
morning at Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit. The festival
is scheduled to return from Friday, Feb. 11 through Sunday,
Feb. 13. Many of the same great activities offered at this
year's Winter Blast will be available at the festival in 2011.
Winter Blast will return to its roots in 2010. The festival
will once again be called Motown Winter Blast, as it was originally
created when Detroit hosted Super Bowl XL in 2006. All weekend
long, festival goers will hear 200 legendary Motown songs.
All bands, regardless of their genre, will play at least three
Winter Blast is back in 2010 with a new name. The festival is
know being called the Motown Winter Blast, in honor of the Motown
Museum's 25th anniversary. The festival will also include an
ice garden, winter carnival, ice skating, marshmallow roasting
and much more. A third stage will include fun activities for
the kids to enjoy on Saturday and Sunday.
are five things going on this weekend: the opening of the
Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the opening of the romantic
comedy Valentine's Day, the holiday itself, my older sister's
birthday, and the Detroit Winter Blast. Though it started
a little late due to the recent winter storm, it still hasn't
put a crimp on the schedule -- well, maybe a little.
City's annual wintertime festival returns with something for
everything at Campus Martius Park. The Winter Blast returns
the weekend of Feb. 6 - 8 with live entertainment, great food,
family-centered activities and a new "Made in Michigan"
Detroit-area hotels are offering festival patrons the opportunity
to “Spend the Night in the City” at discounted
rates, allowing families to enjoy a mini-vacation closer to
home with all the attractions that Winter Blast has to offer
and allowing more time to shop, dine and play in Detroit.
annual Detroit Winter Blast kicked off on Friday, Feb. 8 at
Campus Martius Park. The downtown area was transformed into
an event full of activities celebrating the coolest season,
winter. This year, festival goers were able to experience
same favorite activities from the past years, along with new
the Detroit Winter Blast held its first film festival. The
Winter Blast Film Festival is a new venue that showcases Michigan
filmmakers. Hosted in a heated tent, the film festival showed
the varying talents of Michigan residents.
of all the entertainment, activities and restaurants for the
fourth annual Detroit Winter Blast was announced Monday at
a traveling press conference in downtown Detroit. Participants
at the meeting were the first to experience some of the music,
food and fun before the actual festival weekend held on February
the fourth consecutive year, Detroits Winter Blast will
return to Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit. The celebration
of winter experiences, dining, music and family fun will happen
Friday, February 8-Sunday, February 10. The event had been in
danger of cancellation due to budget shortfalls, and is still
looking for sponsors, but WILL take place and still feature
all the unique winter activities from years past.
finest restaurants to favorite neighborhood hangouts, Metro
PCS: Dine in the D kicking off Winter Blast weekend
is the first of its kind for Detroit and includes participation
of more than 60 of Detroits hottest restaurants from
Midtown, Downtown, Greektown and Mexicantown where diners
will receive 15 to 30 percent off their entire meal February
Group brands Chrysler and Jeep and Chrysler Financial will
combine the best of two worlds - - food and three of its top
selling vehicles -- when it kicks off a "Motown Iron
Chef" competition between three restaurants at Detroit's
2007 Winter Blast on Feb. 9, at 11:45 a.m. Each chef will
prepare finger foods that fit the characteristics of a Chrysler
Aspen, Jeep Commander or Jeep Wrangler.
Annual Motown Winter Blast is expected to be 3x bigger than
last year. It will include ice skating, Model-T rides, a 200-ft
long snow slide, ice sculpures and more. Also, look for dog
sledding, lots of FREE music and good cuisine from all over
out our coverage of the Motown Winter Blast, Taste of the
NFL at the Rock Financial Showplace, The NFL Experience at
Cobo Center, The Super Bowl Party Guide and details on Jimmy
Kimmel's broadcast from Detroit.
BROADCASTING LIVE FROM THE MERIDIAN WINTER BLAST :::
Meridian Winter Blast, sponsored
by Meridian Health Plan, is a unique combination of hip and fun winter
events that are centered on Campus Martius Park. Experience winter in
Detroit City like never before at Winter Blast. The Meridian Winter
Blast Winter Experience includes the Buick Snow Slide, impressive ice
sculptures in the Flagstar Bank Ice Garden, professional and amateur
skating demonstrations courtesy of Quicken Loans, Meridian Health Plan
sponsored snow-shoeing, free skating on Campus Martius Rink sponsored
by St. John Providence Health System, Marshmallow Roasting courtesy
of GalaxE.Solutions and much more. Don't miss it!
Driving Directions to the Meridian Winter Blast