8th Annual Downtown Mount Clemens Fire & Ice Chili Cook-Off

January 31st 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
from click on Detroit 
Fundraiser features pub crawl , art raffle, ice carving show!
Chef John Thomas of Madison's Pub is preparing to defend his crown at the 8th Annual Downtown Mount Clemens Fire and Ice Chili Cook-Off Pub Crawl Fundraiser.
The highly anticipated event will be held January 31st from 6:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.
At 2012's cook-off, Madison's took their first ever win and title, as they were named the city's "Best Chili of 2012."
The competition is already heating up between participating downtown restaurants and bars, as they strategize and perfect their culinary creations in pursuit of the highly coveted title and winners crown.
Each year, Fire and Ice Chili Cook-Off Pub Crawl attendees score each chili, and the winner is ultimately selected by popular vote.
Scoring runs from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., with the pub crawl continuing later into the night. Attendees must score at least six of the eleven entries for their scorecard to be counted.
Tickets for the Fire and Ice Chili Cook-Off Pub Crawl Fundraiser are a donation of $15.00 for one or $25.00 for two. Each participant received a wristband good for a taster-sized chili at each establishment. The first 350 registrants will also receive a wristband good for a taster-sized chili at each establishment. The first 350 registrants will also receive free souvenier chili pepper party beads, organizers said. Tickets are now available at the participating establishments.
All 11 participating establishments are located in the heart of historic downtown Mount Clemens:
  • Bath City Bistro
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • Detroit Pub
  • John Barleycorn's 
  • Little Lorraine's
  • The Mitt
  • Madison's Pub
  • Orleans Billiards Cafe
  • The Rec Bowl
  • Seeburgers Cheeseburgers
  • Your Mothers
All Fire and Ice Chili Cook-Off Pub Crawl proceeds will be equally divided between two area charities, The Anton Art Center and the Mount Clemens Goodfellows, event organizers said. The 2012 event raised $4,145 and helped these two groups continue to serve the local community, event organizers said.
The Fire and Ice Chili Cook-Off Pub Crawl originates back to 2006, when Mount Clemens hosted several Super City activities as part of Super Bowl XL in Detroit. Since then, this local favorite event has raised over $22,000 for its beneficiaries, and continues to serve as the kick off for the Downtown Mount Clemens annual Ice Carving Show Festivities. 
Sunday, January 25
Come out for the Lake St. Clair Walleye Association's Annual Children's 2015 Ice Fishing Event! Your children can learn to ice fish! All children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Refreshment and prizes available!
February 20 - 22
ST. CLAIR SHORES - Organizers are working hard to beat the winter blues with a bigger and better Aqua Freeze Festival in February. This year's festival - with an Oscar theme in honor of the final day of the festival landing on Oscar Sunday - is Feb. 20-22 at Blossom Heath Park, east of Jefferson Avenue and south of 10 Mile Road.
Last Thursday in January and February
Valuable knowledge makes it worthwhile...MacRay Harbor is hosting an educational series this winter. Both sessions will be held on the last Thursday of the month from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at no charge.
Friday, January 30 - Sunday, February 1
Don't miss the 10th Annual Downtown Mount Clemens Ice Carving Show. This is a great opportunity for the entire family to spend time outdoors during the Michigan winter while enjoying this unique show with carving demonstrations throughout the event. The show opens on Friday, January 30 and runs through Sunday, February 1.
Saturday, February 14 - Sunday, February 22
The Detroit Boat Show is the Original, Biggest and Best boat show in the state of Michigan, featuring the premiere showing of hundreds of new 2014 and new non-current model boats, motors, trailers, accessories and more, ranging from 10- to potentially 50-feet in length, including: fishing boats, ski boats, pontoons, cruisers, inflatables, personal watercraft, kayaks, antique boats, race boats and much more. Special attractions to be announced on DetroitBoatShow.net.