Nearly 80K people attended Winter Blast in Royal Oak earlier this year and even more are expected when the free event returns in 2023.

After 15 years in downtown Detroit, Winter Blast moved to Royal Oak in 2022. As part of a two-year deal, the event will once again take place in Royal Oak.

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Things to Do at Winter Blast Royal Oak

The event features live music, free ice skating, ice sculptures, a snow slide, learn to ski/snowboard experience, zip line, food trucks, free family activities, and more.

Raul Venegas, executive director of marketing, entertainment, and sales with Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort (sponsor):

After a successful event earlier this year, we are thrilled to bring back Winter Blast, which is known for seasonal offerings that bring so much joy to city residents and families from all over Metro Detroit The addition of the premier ice rink in 2023 offers visitors another reason to come to the festival and then stay to enjoy Royal Oak’s mix of diverse dining and retail shops that are all within walking distance.

When is Winter Blast Royal Oak?

Winter Blast will take place in downtown Royal Oak February 3-5, 2023.

Feb 3: 4 pm -11 pm
Feb 4: 11 am - 11 pm
Feb 5:  11am - 8 pm

According to Fox 2 Detroit, next year's activities will surround The Rink at Royal Oak at Centennial Commons, between Main and Troy streets and 11 Mile Road and 3rd Street.

February can be the coldest time of year in Michigan but if you plan on attending Winter Blast Royal Oak there will be heated tents and roasting stations located around the festival.

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