Preparations Underway for Fire & Ice Festival


ROCHESTER — Preparations for the 8th annual Fire & Ice Festival, beginning Jan. 23, is underway.

 “The Rochester Fire & Ice Festival is Oakland County’s premier winter quality of life event,” County Executive L. Brooks Patterson says.

Lining Main Street will be dozens of ice sculptures, resembling kids toys—this years sculpture theme. Spaghetti dinners and pancake breakfasts will be available throughout the weekend, hosted by the Rochester Fire Department. Also lining the street will be beer and food taste tents.

Oakland County Animal Control and Pet Adoption Center will have a tent, providing an opportunity to adopt dogs and renew or purchase dog licenses.

The festival is fun for the whole family, including an ice rink, activities such as dog sledding, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, fireworks and performances by Jennifer Kincer & Friends.

In addition, on Jan. 25, The Health Plus Brooksie Way’s Chill at The Mils 5K race will return for its second year, encouraging runners of all skill levels to participate.

“Fire and ice is always a great family event to embrace winter and enjoy all that Rochester has to offer even in this season,” says Mayor Jeffrey Cuthbertson.

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