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January 20, 2017 | 4:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. View Recurrence Dates
Category: Special Event
Location: Campus Martius Park
800 Woodward Ave
Detroit, MI 48206
Cost: $3
Audience: Academic Staff, Alumni, Community, Current Graduate Students, Current Undergraduate Students, Faculty, Parents, Prospective Students, Staff

Experience winter in Detroit like never before at Meridian Winter Blast. Meridian Winter Blast returns January 20th, 21st and 22nd to Campus Martius Park in Downtown Detroit! Meridian Winter Blast features winter activities, live entertainment, and delicious local restaurants for the whole family to enjoy. We are thrilled to have Meridian Health Plan as our title sponsor for the second year!

Some of the great winter festivities include the Meridian Health Plan Winter Slide; Meridian Health Plan sponsored FREE Ice Skating on Campus Martius rink sponsored by St. John Providence Health System, Marshmallow roasting courtesy of Downtown Detroit Development Authority, Professional Skating Demonstrations, MetroPCS Zip-Line and many more!

Detroit’s music scene will be on display on two stages, with more than 50 entertainment acts performing! Hop inside the Taste of Detroit food and vendor tent to sample delicious Metro Detroit restaurants and shop from local stores and artisans. Meridian Winter Blast will also feature a special Kid Zone! Throughout that event there will be several Comfort Stations where guests can warm up!

Meridian Winter Blast has an exciting history here in Detroit. In January 2005 Winter Blast, formerly known as Motown Winter Blast, kicked off as the official countdown to Super Bowl XL in Detroit. Winter Blast attracted more than one million people to Detroit during the Super Bowl! For the past 12 years Winter Blast has continued to attract Metro-Detroiters to the exciting revitalized Downtown Detroit area!

Chemical Bank is teaming up with Matrix Human Services to donate to those in need this winter. There is a charge to enter Meridian Winter Blast this year, but the cost will be a donation to Matrix Human Services (Children under 3 are free to enter). Entrants can donate the following to gain admission at one of five festival entrances:

  • Three canned food items
  • or $3 that will be donated directly to Matrix Human Services to help those in need
For more information about this event, please contact Motown Winter Blast at 248.541.7550.