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Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester, MI

Oakland County, Oakland County Parks, the City of Rochester and Downtown Rochester come together to host the Fire & Ice Festival, a winter festival in downtown Rochester.

The Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester, sponsored by Oakland County Credit Union, will fire up the weekend of Jan. 20-22 in spite of unseasonably warm temperatures and no snow in the forecast. The festival committee 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 remain free.


Friday, January 20, 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Saturday, January 21, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sunday, January 22, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Fireworks - Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm

Collegiate Ice Carving Competition - Saturday, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Live Carvings - Friday, 6:00 - 8:00 pm at Rochester Mills
                          Saturday, Noon - 2:00 pm at E. Third & Main

Carriage Rides - Friday, 5:00 - 7:00 pm at W. Third & Walnut
                            Saturday, 4:00 - 7:00 pm at W. Third & Walnut

What’s new with the warmer weather? Oakland County Parks and Recreation will provide:

  • The 25-foot tall rock climbing tower
  • 5-in-1 Sports inflatable that features soccer, basketball, baseball, football, and Frisbee
  • Go Cache which teaches the basics of geocaching
  • Retro Games which will include many field day favorites like sack races, tug-o-war ropes, kickball, parachute games, and more
  • Go Golf to practice golf swings at an inflatable target
  • Go Fish Backyard Bass Clinics using poles rigged with plugs and plastic fish to teach the basics and safety of fishing

Fire & Ice Shuttle

Shuttle parking for the Fire & Ice Festival is available at the Buffalo Wild Wings Rochester Hills location at 1234 Walton Road, East of Livernois. Parking and shuttle service to downtown Rochester is free of charge. Shuttles will continuously run between Buffalo Wild Wings and downtown Rochester. The designated pick-up and drop-off location in downtown Rochester will be at E. Fourth and Main.


Friday, January 20
Shuttle begins at 5:00 pm. Last pick-up in downtown Rochester at 9:00 pm

Saturday, January 21
Shuttle begins at 10:00 am. Last pick-up in downtown Rochester at 9:00 pm

Sunday, January 22
Shuttle begins at 10:00 am. Last pick-up in downtown Rochester at 5:00 pm

Earlier Event: January 8
Last Work: Batsheva Dance Company