(WJBK) - Detroit's premier winter festival, Meridian Winter Blast presented by Quicken Loans, is back this year from Feb. 12-14 at Campus Martius Park in downtown Detroit. Returning to this year's Meridian Winter Blast are two favorite attractions: the Meridian Snow Slide and the Bedrock Zip Line Adventure. The Siberian Husky dog sled exhibitions will also be back for the first time in nearly a decade.
Hours are as follows:
Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.
This year's event will also help support the children who have been affected by contaminated water in Flint. Each band will donate 10 percent of their pay toward the fund, which will be matched by the Winter Blast Foundation. Talmer Bank will also be donating $1 to the fund for everyone who travels down the snow slide. Meridian Health Plan will also match all dollars raised, up to $40,000.
For more information on the event, visit www.winterblast.com.
VIDEOS: Watch Charles Gibson from the Michigan Science Center show us some fun things you can learn during Winter Blast. Then watch as Chef Noberto Garita from El Barzon prepares a gnocchi chorizo. The next video shows Chef Michael Keys from Red Crown prepare a brisket chili. You can find their recipes below. And lastly, Mia Green, who will be performing at Winter Blast, performs her song "Invincible", which she wrote for the children in Flint.
Mia will be at the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort State on Friday, February 12 from 11:30 - 12:15 p.m. You can find more information about her here.
Red Crown and El Barzon will be part of the Winter Blast's Taste of Detroit. Click here to see other participating restaurants. Their recipes are below.