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The infamous Detroit Winter Blast is returning next year in 2022, but with a new name, location, and logo. The festival will be on Feb. 4, 2022 and run through Feb. 6, 2022. Downtown Royal Oak has been chosen as the new destination for the festival in place of  downtown Detroit. Detroit hosted the festival for 17 years, but the festival was on the brink of being canceled. Earlier this week, the Royal Oak Downtown Development Authority approved funding for the company to move there this upcoming  February.

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Jon Witz, the Winter Blast Royal Oak festival producer, released a statement saying, “I want to thank the City of Royal Oak and the Royal Oak DDA for providing critical funding to continue this great winter tradition, and we’ll have an exciting new layout and plans to announce in the coming weeks. Winter Blast is a celebration of winter experiences, dining, live music and family fun. Attendees can expect the same wonderful winter-themed attractions they’ve come to know and look forward to over the years, as well as some new programming.”

Public admission to Winter Blast Royal Oak will be free. Dates and times are listed below.

  • Feb. 4 from 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Feb. 5 from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
  • Feb. 6 from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.