Quicken Loans Winter Blast

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Experience winter in Detroit like never before during Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekend! at Campus Martius Park in Downtown Detroit! Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekend features winter activities, live entertainment, Food Trucks and delicious local restaurants for the whole family to enjoy.

Traditional Winter Blast activities will be divided up among the four different weekends, with many activities appearing during each Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekend. Best of all, admission is FREE!


Press Release from Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends Press Conference on December 3 2019

DETROIT – The Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekend presented by Soaring Eagle will take place Friday, Feb. 7 through Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020. The free event returns to its original, single jam-packed weekend format that made it such a hit and allowed it to garner 100,000 visitors several years in a row. “Once again, Winter Blast Weekend at Campus Martius Park will serve as a vibrant and inclusive environment that Detroit residents and their families can enjoy,” said Laura Grannemann, Quicken Loans Community Fund Vice President of Strategic Investments. “Winter Blast Weekend features games, activities and events that will make downtown Detroit an epicenter of excitement.” The festival returns for its 15th year to Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit, featuring winter-themed attractions and seasonal family-friendly entertainment. “Since the festival’s 2006 inception for Super Bowl XL, the event has grown in popularity, experiencing some of its best attendance ever in 2017 and 2018. We want to continue this momentum and are excited to return Winter Blast to its original and wildly popular one weekend format,” said Jon Witz, Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekend festival producer. “Condensing all the fun from last year into just one awesome weekend will really pack a punch of winter entertainment, while also helping to drive interest in downtown Detroit businesses.” WINTER ACTIVITIES Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekend will revive exciting winter activities of years past, such as ice sculptures, marshmallow roasting, food trucks, family activities and live music. The main attractions include the Winter Slide, zip lining down Woodward Avenue and the opportunity to ice skate for free all weekend long at Campus Martius Park courtesy of Delta Dental

Quicken Loans Winter Blast Weekends has an exciting history here in Detroit. In January 2005 Winter Blast, the festival known as Motown Winter Blast, kicked off as the official countdown to Super Bowl XL in Detroit. The festival attracted more than one million people to Detroit during the Super Bowl in 2006! For the past 14 years Winter Blast has continued to attract Metro-Detroit residents to the exciting revitalized Downtown Detroit area.

Admission: Free
Ages: All Ages
Location: In and Around Campus Martius
Time:

  • Weekend of February 7-9, 2020



Winterfest Entertainment lineup

Local Music Showcase presented by Michigan Lottery
Located in Campus Martius Park
Friday, Feb. 7

Saturday, Feb. 8

  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Soul Pepper (Blues/Rock)
  • 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. KLR & The Saints (Acoustic/Pop)
  • 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. The Fernwoods (Alternative)
  • 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. Adam Plomaritas (Rock/Soul)
  • 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Raye Williams (Country/R&B)
  • 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Cast-Iron Cornbread (Country/Rock)
  • 8:30 - 9:30 p.m. Daylight Sinners (Rock/Classic Rock)
  • 10:00 - 11:00 p.m. Alise King (R&B/Soul)

Sunday, Jan. 20


'TCF Bank Music Stage Friday, Feb. 7

  • 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. DJ Head (Rhythmic)
  • 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. DJ Seoul & T.Linder from Detroit Techno Militia (Techno/Electronic/House)
  • 7:00 - 11:00 p.m. Motor City Dance Academy (Street Dance)
  • 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. Movement Presents Mister Joshooa (Techno/House)

Saturday,Feb. 8

  • 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Jason Hudy: Mesmerizing Magic
  • 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Michigan Science Center
  • 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. The Fairy Godmother of Music (Kids Music)
  • 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Detroit Circus
  • 3:30 - 3:50 p.m. Character Meet & Greet with Sonic the Hedgehog
  • 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Michigan Science Center
  • 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music – Acoustic Showcase
  • 6:15 - 7:15 p.m. Taneen (Pop/R&B)
  • 7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Amp Fiddler (Funk/Soul)
  • 8:00 - 11:00 p.m. Motor City Dance Academy (Street Dance)
  • 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. Movement Presents Andrea Ghita (Techno/House)

Sunday, Feb.9

  • 11:00 - 11:45 a.m. Jason Hudy: Mesmerizing Magic
  • 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Michigan Science Center
  • 1:00 - 1:45 p.m. The Fairy Godmother of Music
  • 2:30 - 3:15 p.m. Detroit Circus
  • 3:30 - 3:50 p.m. Character Meet & Greet with Sonic the Hedgehog
  • 4:00 - 4:45 p.m. Michigan Science Center
  • 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. The Detroit School of Rock and Pop Music – Acoustic Showcase
  • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Dueling Pianos International


Winter Blast 2020 Food Truck lineup

  • A Taste of Nawlins
  • Baked Delicious
  • Big Mike’s Mexican Trailer
  • Mr. Deep Fried
  • Chick-A-Dee Fried Chicken Crepe
  • De Twah-Sweet & Savory Crepes
  • Detroit Panzerotti
  • Imperial Ferndale
  • Mercurio Foods Elephant Ear
  • Mercurio Foods Grab
  • Mercurio Foods Popper
  • Niko's Gyros
  • Soaring Eagle Cuisine Machine
  • The Lobster Truck


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