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Plymouth Ice Festival: Ultimate Guide

Visit the Plymouth Ice Festival

The Plymouth Ice Festival is here, offering you an amazing chance to see spectacular works of icy art.

Have you ever seen world-class sculptors working on a ice carving up close? How about watching them as they create amazing works of art, using chainsaws and chisels as their main tools?

Your chance is finally here when the 40th annual Plymouth Ice Festival kicks off its icy art spectacular in mid-February.

The Plymouth Ice Festival returns to downtown Plymouth, MI beginning Friday, February 11 and running through Sunday, February 13, 2022.

That’s when the storefronts and sidewalks of charming downtown Plymouth will be lined with ice carvings for three days. It’s so much fun to explore Plymouth’s downtown area in the winter: a perfect opportunity to get outside and see some cool ice carving displays.

About the Plymouth Ice Festival: 50 Ice Carvings Displayed

Spectators are encouraged to wander the downtown Plymouth sidewalks lined with ice sculptors, and watch as these artists create ice sculptures from blocks of ice. You’ll see more than 50 orgiginal ice carvings displayed along the streets of downtown Plymouth.

The merchants and restaurants in the downtown area are ready for visitors, too, with specials and sales all weekend long.

Sculptures are available for viewing 24 hours a day and will remain standing after the event – weather permitting.

Explore Downtown Plymouth: What to Else to See

The focal point of downtown Plymouth is Kellogg Park, and the beautiful historic fountain in the middle of the park. Walking through downtown Plymouth with sidewalks lined with boutiques and eateries is one of the highlights of the ice festival.

Be sure and the stroll downtown streets including Penniman Avenue, Main Street, Ann Arbor Trail and Forest Avenue, where you’ll find fun cafes, bars and shops.

Check out Westborn Market, a gourmet market that features a bakery featuring homemade treats and specialty items from the famous Zingerman’s Deli in Ann Arbor. You’ll also find a fantastic wine and cheese section and a great selection of prepared foods.

Where is the Plymouth Ice Festival?

Plymouth MI is located in southeast Michigan, about half-way between Detroit and Ann Arbor, loved by many for it’s quaint, small-town vibe and fun mix of shops and restaurants. Plymouth is 25 minutes by car from Detroit MI and Ann Arbor MI.

Visit Nearby Detroit

Here are some more fun places in Detroit worth checking out:

Belle Isle Park

The Detroit Riverwalk

Plymouth Art in the Park Guide