Looking for a warm gathering in the middle of a winter wonderland? Come to the Fire & Ice Festival in downtown Rochester!
Running from Friday, January 19th to Sunday, January 21st, Fire & Ice is a three-day community celebration fit for the whole family. From dog sled rides and ice skating, to carriage rides and drink tastings, Fire & Ice has it all! Admission is free and the memories are priceless.
The big day is almost here! Be there this Friday, December 1st to Light Up the Night on the Novi Civic Center Campus. It’s a festive and fun way to welcome the holiday season with family and friends. Enjoy three hours of holiday entertainment, starting at 6 p.m. and going through 9 p.m.
Mayor Bob Gatt and a very special visitor from the North Pole will kick off this electric holiday event with a tree lighting at 6:15 p.m. New for this year’s Light Up the Night is a 22-foot-tall tree that will be visible from 10 Mile Road all season long! Weather permitting, a magnificent fireworks display will begin soon after the tree is lit.
There’s so much holiday fun and joy to be had at this free community event including a craft show; family activities and games; s’mores and cookies; a petting farm; miniature train rides, ice sculptures; and reindeer. Food trucks will offer items for purchase and you’ll enjoy live entertainment featuring Mexico Lindo Ballet Folklorico, Family Self Defense Martial Arts, Novi Middle School Orchestra, and John the Magician.
“This is truly one of my favorite nights of the year,” said Novi Mayor Bob Gatt. “We are a very special community and this doesn’t just happen. It’s the people here who make it so great, and seeing everyone come together at Light Up the Night is a great way to kick off the holidays.”
Take a look at our video for a sneak peek. It will surely put you in the holiday spirit!
Grab your family and friends and head to the Novi Civic Center Campus this Friday. For more details, visit the City of Novi’s website and follow along with them on Facebook and Twitter.
We hope to see you there!
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Excitement soars as the 2017 Oakland County Fair prepares for its grand opening at Springfield Oaks County Park in Davisburg. The fair, which opens July 7th and runs through July 16th, is presented by Oakland County Parks and features a wide range of 4-H events, musical acts, and amusement park thrills.
Wristbands and tickets are available online and at the gate. Tickets grant visitors access to all areas of the fair: from the roller coasters to the racing pigs.
As dusk sets, everyone settles into their lawn chairs and blankets. The light from the sun disappears leaving nothing but a quiet chatter underneath a sky of stars.
A high pitched whistle sounds as the first firework is lit. The next 30 minutes are filled with resounding booms, snaps and crackles as red, white and blue colors decorate the night sky.
Fireworks displays are set off in honor of Independence Day all over the U.S. including many communities in and around Oakland County.
In spite of unseasonably warm temperatures and no snow in the forecast, the Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester will fire up this weekend, Jan. 20th – 22nd. The festival, sponsored by Oakland County Credit Union, is replacing some of its winter-driven events with a variety of outdoor family-friendly activities from Oakland County Parks and Recreation. Admission and events will remain free.
“‘The show must go on,’ as they say in show biz,” said Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson. “Families from all over Michigan will still be able to experience many outdoor activities and the nice weather at the Fire & Ice Festival.” Continue reading