Join us as we celebrate winter in the Blue Water Area! Visitors of all ages will enjoy live entertainment, activities, a chili cook-off, and much more!

This annual event is hosted by Downtown Port Huron, McMorran Place, and the Chilly Fest Committee - made of community members.

Don’t miss the fun at Chilly Fest!


McMorran is located at 701 McMorran Blvd, Port Huron, MI • (810) 985-6166

FRIDAY 1/25:

Your Generation in Concert

Main Tent
8p - 11:30p
Cover charge, $3 per person
21 & up


Chili Cook Off

Main Tent
12p - 3p
Sponsored by McLaren Port Huron
$5 charge per person to sample chilis

  • Big River BBQ
  • Chef Shell’s
  • Connor Street Pub
  • Eli's Eats
  • Fieldhouse Sports Bar & Kitchen
  • Freighters
  • Fuel Woodfire Grill
  • Great Lakes Italian Restaurant
  • Sail In Café
  • Tio Gordos Cocina

Chilly Fest Entertainment

Main Tent
12:00pm – 3:00pm: Alex Shier
4:00pm – 5:30pm: Ian Smith & Co.
6:00pm – 8:00pm: Paul Shonk
8:30pm – 11:30pm: The Gobies

Horse Drawn Carriage Rides

McMorran Blvd
12p - 5p

Sponsored by Advia Credit Union


8th Annual PoHo Hot Cocoa Presented by Elite Feet

Register Online
Join us for the 8th Annual PoHo Hot Cocoa! The race course winds through the historic downtown of Port Huron and along the St. Clair River with a beautiful view of the Blue Water Bridge.

Participants in the 10 Mile, 10K, or 5K will receive a Brooks Dash Half-Zip and a goody bag packed with some awesome running gear!

Kids Zone

McMorran Lounge
12p - 2:30p

  • Ducks in the Pond Game
  • Art Table – Create your own winter time picture
  • Play Dough Table
  • Marshmallow Snowman Building Craft
  • Pine Cone Owl Craft - Sponsored by Port Huron Landlord Association
  • Penguin Candy Walk
  • Kissing Booth – guess how many Hershey Kisses in the jar and win it!
  • Fingernails & Hair - Paul Mitchell School
  • Balloon Animals
  • Josh Sawdon - Magician

McMorran Stage

11:45am – 12:45pm: HPAC Starlites
1:30pm: Animal Magic
3:30pm: Smallfoot (PG)

Blue Water Young Professionals Bed Races

Superior Mall
Sponsored by Sperry's – after glow at the 2nd Floor Dinnerhouse


Cocoa Crawl - Friday 1/25

6:00p - 8:00p

A Little Something
Chef Shell’s
Everything Classic Antiques
Gina’s Gallery
Mosher’s Jewelers
Ruboo Boutique
Salon Pizazz
Ufuri Pet Salon

Penguin Hunt - Saturday 1/26

10:00a - 8:00p *business hours may vary*

Pick up your penguin hunt card for free at the McMorran box office or any of the participating locations. Cards must be turned back into the McMorran box office by end of day Saturday, January 26

A Little Something
Alpine Cycles
Chef Shell’s
Everything Classic Antiques
Exquisite Corpse Coffeehouse
Gina’s Gallery
Joy’s Bridal Boutique
Kate’s Downtown
Knowlton's Ice Museum
Mosher’s Jewelers
Ruboo Boutique
Salon PiZazz
Spa 223
Sperry’s Gift Shop
The Closet by A Beautiful Me
Twisted Scissorz
Ufuri pet salon

Sculpture Sponsors

A Little Something
Advia Credit Union
Alpine Cycles
Blue Water Area Transit
Blue Water Pet Care
Casey's Pizza
Chef Shell's
Chemical Bank
Community Foundation
DeLacy Real Estate
Earl's Battery Service
Edward Jones
Everything Classic Antiques
Great Clips
Independent Flooring
Knowlton's Ice Museum
Lakewood School
Landmark Port Huron
McLaren Port Huron
Michigan Mutual
Mosher's Jewelers
Northstar Bank
Port Huron Paint
Port Huron Recreation
Port Huron Yacht Club
Q Country 107
S&S Towing
Sanctum Contracting
St. Clair County Community College (SC4)
Sperry's Moviehouse
Times Herald
WGRT 102.3
Woman's Life Insurance