It’s almost time for Port Huron’s big, annual mid-winter celebration. ChillyFest is scheduled this year for January 24 and 25 in Downtown Port Huron. No one knows what the weather will be that weekend, as this is January in Michigan, but rain, snow or shine, the events will go on.
The weekend festival includes live concerts in a large tent downtown. Scheduled performers include “Your Generation”, a popular tribute band, and “The Gobies”, a local country and rock band. Of course, there will be the annual chili cook-off where participants can sample and vote on their favorite chili from local restaurants.
The highlight of the weekend is the one-of-a-kind bed races, sponsored by the Blue Water Young Professionals. Racers create beds on wheels and showdown on the corner of McMorran and Superior Mall.
The 9th Annual PoHo Hot Cocoa Race also takes place that weekend with a 10 mile, 10K, 5K, and Kids 1 Mile Races. The annual event is hosted by Downtown Port Huron, McMorran Place, and the Chilly Fest Committee, which is made up of community members.