• Richmond Richmond Home to the Meltdown Winter Ice Festival
  • Meet an Ice Carver Meet an Ice Carver at Morrisson-Reeves Library on Tuesday, January 23rd
  • Mega Meltdown Throwdown Mega Meltdown Throwdown Bundle up and head to Jack Elstro Plaza to see who will win this fun competition!



Photo: Brass Instrument by Metro LA CW_151106_4890

Free Brass Concert

Holy Family Catholic Church, 815 West Main Street, Richmond will be the host for a free concert by the brass of the Richmond Symphony Orchestra at 3pm on Sunday, January 28th. Expect wonderful acoustics as maestro Guy Bordo conducts a wide range of pieces selected for this special FREE concert.

Photo: Star Wars Ice Sculpture - Meltdown Festival

Meltdown Ice Festival

The family fun will heat up during the Meltdown Winter Ice Festival in Richmond, January 23 through 28th. Come out and watch as the ice carvers create amazing ice sculptures, including a family fun zone! The highlight is the Mega Meltdown Throwdown on Friday and Saturday night. Who will win this year?!

Photo: Chili for Charity 2017

Chili for Charity

Fun and yummy! Support your favorite charities by slurping up samples of some great chili, served by local celebrity "chefs"! $10 gets you a "bottomless bowl" at Morrisson-Reeves Library, 80 N. 6th St., Richmond on Thursday, January 25 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Tickets sold at the door.

What's Happening in Wayne County?

Meltdown Winter Ice Festival

Meltdown Ice Festival 2017January can seem like a long, dull month, but luckily, Wayne County folk have an exciting event to look forward to! The Meltdown Winter Ice Festival will take place January 23rd through January 28th, 2018. Be sure to follow them on Facebook so you don't miss any of the fun events being planned. The Mega Meltdown Throwdown will take place on Saturday, January 27 at 7:00 p.m., but plan to spend some time earlier in the week watching these amazing ice artists at work! Check out some of our photos from past festivals: 2017, 2016, 2015, and 2014.

Frozen Fairy Trail - Saturday, January 27th

frozen fairyThe FREE Frozen Fairy Trail happens alongside the Richmond Meltdown Ice Festival. While you're exploring the magical world of fairies, don't forget to stop by the Jack Elstro Plaza to admire the ice sculptures and partake in wintry fun! There will be 11 stops along the Frozen Fairy Trail. Each stop will include one or more of the following: a magical fairy dwelling to find; creative craft/color stations; fairy treats; giveaways; and/or dazzling face paints. The Old National Road Welcome Center, 5701 National Road East, Richmond is the first stop on the trail. From there families will head west and visit a variety of local businesses from libraries to retail stores to restaurants. For more information, call 765.935.8687.

At Your Local Library

Andrew Thistlethwaite Begins an Ice CarvingWinter is a perfect time to get reacquainted with your local library! In addition to the expected reading resources, area libraries offer special clubs for teens, featuring Anime and Legos, interest groups for adults, including crochet, book clubs and concerts, and storytimes for children. Sign up for a basic computer class, learn how to use MS Word or Excel or learn how to use the library's downloadable e-book services!

Winter Farmer's Market - Saturday, February 3rd

Organic OnionsThe Richmond Winter Farmers Market is held every first and third Saturday, through March. Depot Market at the corner of North 10th and North E Street, Richmond from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to check out the selection of local foods and crafts. For more information, call 765.983.7425


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Tuesday, January 23
• Leeds Gallery Faculty Show
• Indoor Soccer Registration
• Portraits Display
• Richmond Meltdown
• Credit Union Annual Meeting
• Meet an Ice Carver at MRL
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