You can't escape the snow and ice in Northeast Ohio, so why not celebrate it? There's no better place for it than the idyllic square in Medina's historic downtown district, where the annual Medina Ice Festival has delighted locals for the past 16 years. Traditionally held in otherwise gloomy February, the three-day event features ice artists from across the country. Ice-carving demonstrations, competitions, and displays dominate the proceedings, and the 2010 festival also included an outdoor skating rink. The entire winter wonderland is free, and area businesses on the square all court your browsing, shopping, and noshing throughout the weekend.
Downtown Medina, 440-717-1940, elegantice.com