Meridian Winter Blast attendance hits 100,000; nonprofits earn $30,000

February 1, 2018

Last weekend's Meridian Winter Blast in downtown Detroit drew about 100,000 people, $30,000 in nonprofit contributions and 17,500 pounds of donated food.

Attendance was up from 90,000 last year and hit a 10-year high, organizers said.

About 19,000 people who attended the North American International Auto Show also visited the outdoor festival, according to an event news release. They received free admission with their auto show tickets.

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