The First Annual North Port Snow Festival runs from 2 to 11 p.m. Friday, and there will be faux snowflakes descending from the sky for nine hours. Ride giant snow slides, make snow angels, build snowmen and visit a huge snow globe (get your photo taken inside). There will be carnival rides, a concession stand, a surprise musical guest, a DJ’ing Grinch and a free laser bubble light show. Meander into the warm-up tent and make s’mores. Wear coats, mittens and warm hats.
1191 N Toledo Blade Blvd., North Port. Admission is $10 per person. 677-3378; northportsnowfest.com.