Dive into celebrating Minnesota winter at the Ely Winter Festival. There are fun activities for everyone!
February is one of the best times to enjoy the Ely area, as it’s time for the annual Ely Winter Festival! The festival runs for more than a week starting February 2 and continuing until February 12.
Some of the activities include:
- Snow Sculpting Symposium
- Art Walk
- Dorothy Molter Whirlwind! Community Event
- Folk School Classes
- Listening Point Snowshoe Tour
- End of the Road Film Festival
- Candlelight Ski (February 11th)
- plus more!
The process of snow sculpting is truly amazing! Think for a moment about all the time spent planning, not to mention constructing, turning blocks of snow into detailed snow sculptures. It is takes so much creativity, perseverance, and the right winter gear! Check out photos from previous years to get an idea of the creations that have been made. Make a plan to check out these creations in person!
Support the festival by purchasing products. Purchase festival pins and shirts at Northern Grounds, the Festival Headquarters. In addition, products can also be viewed online.
Taking place February 2 – 12, there will be activities for everyone. Check out the full schedule here.
Follow the Ely Winter Festival on Facebook for more information and regular updates.
With a winter warm up on the way, it will be a great time to experience northern Minnesota!
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Laura is a former high school English teacher turned avid deal shopper following the birth of her first child. Now she’s a work-from-home mom of six which keeps her plenty busy!
Laura grew up in southern Minnesota and has called the Twin Cities home for over fifteen years. On the off chance she gets some free time you’ll find her with her nose in a book, spending time with family and friends, or enjoying a hot cup of coffee.
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