Fire and Ice Festival in Rochester postponed due to mild weather

Festival moved from January to late February

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ROCHESTER, Michigan - The Fire & Ice Festival in Rochester has been postponed to February 24-26 due to unseasonably mild weather. The Fire & Ice Committee met Thursday afternoon at the City of Rochester Fire Department, across the street from the site of the festival, to make the decision. The winter family fun festival had been scheduled for January 27-29.

Despite a forecast for up to 5 inches of snow this weekend, the National Weather Service predicts a high temperature of 40 degrees Fahrenheit Monday with modest rainfall; and temperatures that will hover at or just above freezing as the week goes on. It is unlikely this weekend's accumulation will remain in significant amounts through next weekend.

"So far winter has not cooperated with us," said J. David VanderVeen, committee chairman. "The committee hopes by postponing the event a few weeks, we will have enough snow to draw the tens of thousands of attendees who look forward to all the activities Fire & Ice offers."

You can always check the forecast by clicking on JustWeather.Com.

For more information on Fire & Ice, go to www.destinationoakland.comand enter "Fire & Ice" in the search bar. Fire & Ice is a collaboration of Oakland County, Oakland County Parks, the Rochester DDA, the City of Rochester and the City of Rochester Hills.

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