Chilly Fest is taking over downtown Port Huron – as part of the fun you can vote for your favorite polar bear! There are 36 bears – which have been decorated and placed in downtown businesses and display windows – each with a jar for pennies. Voting began Monday and will continue until 4 p.m. Saturday. Students from a number of elementary schools in the area decorated the polar bears and proceeds from the contest will be used for the St. Clair County Organized Recreation for Everyone program. The SCORE program provides scholarships for St. Clair County children and families that cannot afford recreation classes. Recreation departments in Port Huron, St. Clair, Marysville and Marine City participate. The class that receives the most votes for their decorated bear will receive a $350 gift card for school supplies. Second place is $100 and third place is $50. Bears are on display at Active Physical Therapy, A Little Something, Backyard Soaps and More Everything Classic Antique mall Noon & Cranny – KKSA Karate, Port Huron Family Chiropractic and Twisted Scissorz Salon – all on Huron Avenue in Port Huron.
A special in store sale and tasting featuring French Bordeaux Wines will take place during Chilly Fest on Friday and Saturday January 25 and 26 from 3 to 9 p.m. at Wolverine Market on Huron Avenue in downtown Port Huron. Andy Bako, sommelier will be on hand to help you pick that special wine and special prices will be available both days on a select supply of wines.
Win 2 tickets to an upcoming Detroit Red Wings Game (includes road trip bus ride from Port Huron and snacks). To enter, visit the Knowlton’s Ice museum – 3 blocks south east of McMorran! Also view the “Ice Hockey Memories” exhibit on Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Knowlton’s Ice Museum! Enjoy 1/2 price admission this weekend during Chilly Fest – cost for adults is only $2 and kids under 6 are free.
53 Ice Sculptures will be part of this year’s Chilly Fest January 25 & 26! The sculptures will be done by the Ice Brigade team that was featured on The Food Network, so expect some outstanding works of art!
There will be live entertainment and you can even join the cup crawl from 6 p.m. to midnight. Purchase a Chilly Fest souvenir cup, take it to a variety of participating businesses, and you can purchase a featured drink at a special price. Saturday, among the day long entertainment lineup – you can enjoy Your Generation, featuring Fifty Amp Fuse. From 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. in a heated tent.
Make sure you stop in the big heated tent on McMorran Blvd on Saturday Jan. 26, between 11- 5 to sample chili from the following restaurants:
1. Atrium Café
2. Bogey’s Bar & Grill
3. Casey’s Pizza
4. Coffee Harbor
5. Fuel Woodfire Grill
6. Lynch’s Irish Tavern
7. Mama Vicki’s Coney Island
8. Military St. Music Café
9. Raven Café
… 10. Round Island Sweet Shoppe
11. Tony’s Food Paradise
13. Zebra Bar
Bed Races will take place along Superior Street at 4:00pm - the weekend includes a scavenger hunt, cocoa crawl & penny wars, and live entertainment in a heated tent – there will be lots for your family to enjoy!
For a complete line-up and schedule for Chilly Fest 2013, log on to http://porthuronrec.com/chillyfest/