Friday, February 8, 2013
Saturday's Radio Disney snow starts at noon in Memorial Park, with activities for children offered through 4 p.m.
Historic downtown Utica will be transformed into "The World of Disney" this weekend as the city celebrates its annual ice festival, Feb. 8-10. If you're planning to head downtown to catch the fireworks, take a carriage ride or just stroll by the 50 plus ice sculptures, here's what you need to know: Back by popular demand, carriages rides will be offered all three days of the festival. Tickets, available at City Hall, are $4 for adults, $1 for children under 12 and free for infants. Jeff Wolf, a Shelby Township artist and owner of Finesse Ice Sculptures, and his team will once again carve all of the festival's sculptures, as well as offer on-site demonstrations. Wolf has also helped organize an amateur carving contest for the viewing …
Monday, July 2, 2012
There will be a lot going on in downtown Utica for the first Riverwalk Festival. Don't miss out on any of the fun. Here's a schedule of events.
The stage is set for Utica's first Riverwalk Festival in downtown Utica July 6-8. The festival is the brainchild of Utica's Downtown Development, which is made up of area business owners. DDA members said the summber bash will celebrate the Riverwalk and downtown businesses. Attendees are in for a big treat as the inaugural festival will include two days of spectacular fireworks, a carnival, a classic car cruise, a piggy race fundraiser, live music and a parade. For complete coverage of the Utica Riverwalk Festival, click here.
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Fed up with nightly bangs and booms, Utica passes an ordinance prohibiting residents from shooting off all loud and legal fireworks 335 days a year.
Fed up with the pre-fireworks season bangs and booms, the City of Utica passed an ordinance Tuesday prohibiting the use of legal fireworks other than the 30 designated days a year, which are a day before, the day of and the day after national holidays. "I really am personally sick of hearing bottle rockets and fireworks going off nightly," said Utica Mayor Jaqueline Noonan. The ordinance gives police the ability to fine residents up to $500 for firing off loud fireworks on days that are not designated in ordinance No. 163. Council members said the ordinance was necessary to regulate the noise level in Utica after Michigan passed relaxed state law that allow airborne fireworks to be sold in the state to generate sales tax revenue and …