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MARKETING ASSOCIATES FAMILY TENT

There's plenty of fun for kids of all ages at the Marketing Associates Family Tent!  The following programs are catered to our youngest visitors (and to giving parents a warm-up too!) Featured inside the new kids tent just south of the Meridian Winter Slide, are the DTE Energy Family Stage, Michigan Science Center Activities and the new Detroit Interactive Sports Zone.


DETROIT INTERACTIVE SPORTS ZONE

The Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Pistons will be front and center at the Meridian Winter Blast in the all-new Detroit Interactive Sports Zone. The new featured event will take place in the family tent on Woodward Avenue and feature dual interactive displays hosted by each franchise.


 

 

 

 

 

 

The Detroit Red Wings will bring the excitement with fan favorites including the Top Shot Electronic Hockey Net, Bubble Hockey, alumni autographs, photo opportunities with classic cutouts as well as a weekend-long raffle to win sticks, autographed photos, pucks and more.
 
Meanwhile, the Detroit Pistons will feature fan fun with their newly developed cinematic game experience called “One-On-One with the Detroit Pistons,” a mobile photo booth for social interaction, performances from the Detroit Pistons Entertainment Team, a Detroit basketball experience enter-to-win opportunity and much more.

In addition to the all-new Detroit Interactive Sports Zone featuring the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Pistons in the Marketing Associates Family Tent on Woodward Avenue, each team will be bringing special guests throughout the festival.

Detroit Red Wings Alumni will join the festival on the Kids Stage for photos and autographs.  On Saturday from 4:30pm – 5:30pm, it’s former goaltender Manny Legace and, on Sunday from 3pm – 4pm, it’s defenseman, Jason Woolley.

Meanwhile, on Saturday at 2:30pm on the Kids Stage, the Detroit Pistons will feature a performance and autograph session from their fabulous Dance Team and, on Sunday, Pistons legend Rick Mahorn will be at the Kids Stage at 1:15pm for photos and autographs.


DTE ENERGY FAMILY STAGE SCHEDULE

located in the Woodward Circle Tent

 

4:45 p.m.                         Frostology by Michigan Science Center

5:45 p.m.                         Frostology by Michigan Science Center

6:30 p.m.                         Detroit Pistons

7 p.m.                              Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff

7:30 p.m.                         Punch & Judy Puppet Show

 

Saturday, Jan. 21

12:00 p.m.                       Frostology by Michigan Science Center

1:15 p.m.                         Cool Tricks & Funny Stuff

2:00 p.m.                         Meet & Greet with LEGO® Batman, Robin and Batgirl from THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE. 

2:30 p.m.                         Detroit Pistons Dance Team Performance and Photos

3:00 p.m.                         Frostology by Michigan Science Center

4:00 p.m.                         Meet & Greet with LEGO® Batman, Robin and Batgirl from THE LEGO® BATMAN MOVIE.

4:30 p.m.                         Detroit Red Wings Legend Manny Legace

5:45 p.m.                         Randyl Lee Magic

6:15 p.m.                         Frostology by Michigan Science Center

7:00 p.m.                         Rosco the Clown

7:30 p.m.                         Kevin Devine Music Concert

 

Sunday, Jan. 22

12:00 p.m.                       Frostology by Michigan Science Center

1:15 p.m.                         Detroit Pistons Legend – Rick Mahorn

2:00 p.m.                         Warner Brothers Character Meet & Greet

2:30 p.m.                         Frostology by Michigan Science Center

3:00 p.m.                         Detroit Red Wings Legend Jason Woolley

4:00 p.m.                         Meet and Greet Characters from SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE

4:30 p.m.                         Frostology by Michigan Science Center

5:15 p.m.                         Juggling with Tim Salisbury

5:45 p.m.                         Frostology by Michigan Science Center

FUN FROM MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER!

Come and have a Blast with the Michigan Science Center during Meridian Winter Blast!    Located in the Kids Tent through out the weekend, all activities are free of charge.

Hours:

Friday 4:00pm-7:00pm

Saturday Noon-7:00pm

Sunday Noon-6:00pm

 

Rotating Activity Stations including the following activities

  • Toy Tinkering - In the spirit of the season learn the science behind some classic toys and take home a creation of your own! 
  • Wind Tubes - Create an object that will tumble, twirl, hover or soar through our wind tubes!
  • Plus enjoy their interactive stage show on the Kids Stage inside the Woodward Circle Tent, called “Frostology.”  This show features  dramatic demonstrations and surprising science! Using liquid nitrogen and other cold substances, find out how different materials react to extremely low temperatures!