Ely Winter Festival Event List

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2018 Festival Events

EWF Fundraiser

Come to Northern Grounds on Thursday, January 25th from 4pm-7pm for a wine tasting with appetizers and a silent auction featuring art, crafts and services from Ely locals. Entertainment provided by the Accidental Ensemble. Tickets for sale online here or at the door $30. Join us!  Sarah Guy-Levar (painting pictured) Autumn Cole fallintojoy.com   John […]

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$30
Northern Grounds, 2 W Sheridan
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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NLAA Amateur Snow Carving

Each year during the Ely Winter Festival, the Northern Lakes Arts Association (NLAA) sponsors an Amateur Snow Carving Contest. This year's contest will be held from January 29 - February 3 with judging on Saturday, February 3rd at 5:45 pm in Whiteside Park. Participants need to enter to reserve one of 20 4' x 4' snow […]

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Various
Whiteside Park, 700 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely ArtWalk

Walk around downtown Ely from February 1 - 11 and view the work of local artists and artisans in the store windows.

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Free

International Snow Sculpting Symposium

Professional sculptors from the area and around the world come to Ely to participate in a snow (not ice) sculpting symposium (not a competition). 8' and 12' blocks are carved into beautiful works of art in Whiteside Park.  The carvers begin carving on Thursday and wrap up by Sunday morning. The sculptures are glorious in […]

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Free
Whiteside Park, 700 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely Northwoods Medallion Hunt

Find the Medallion and win $250!  A total of ten clues will be released each day at 10:00 a.m. from February 1 through February 10. Clues will be posted at the Chamber of Commerce building at 1600 E. Sheridan St., on the Chamber Medallion website page, on the Ely MN Events Facebook page, and at participating […]

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Free
Ely Chamber of Commerce, 1600 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Snow Carvers Jam

Ely Steakhouse hosts a jam of local musicians and anyone who would like to join in!  Come for dinner/drinks and enjoy.

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Free
Ely Steak House, 216 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Wolf Center Open

Special Hours during the Festival: Friday 10-5, Saturday 9- 5, Sunday 10-2.  Stop by and get $2.00 off admission with your Ely Winter Festival pin! Daily programs included with admission: 11 a.m. - Ambassadors to the Wild - Want to know more about our Exhibit Pack? Join this program to learn about each of our ambassador wolves, […]

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Various
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Folk School Class: Walnut Potica

with Mary Louise Icenhour Friday, February 2, 2018  1:00 PM- 5:00 PM Tuition: $40, Materials: $8 Learn how to make the reknowned pastry associated with Ely’s Slovenian heritage. You’ll make the dough, learn how to roll it just right, then create and add the walnut filling, and bake to take home your own delicious potica. Enjoy learning from Mary […]

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$48
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Hands-on Herbal Facials

$45 (save $5 with EWF pin) includes a cup of tea and an herbal treat. We are extending the hours of our First Friday with Friends event in celebration of the Ely Winter Festival! Come enjoy this relaxing, nourishing treatment and treat the skin on your face to something special. Help combat the effects of our cold and drying […]

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$45
Tranquility Wellness Center, 244 West Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Spaghetti Feed

Ely Community Resource presents their traditional Winter Festival Kick-Off Spaghetti Dinner in St. Anthony's Catholic Church fellowship hall with help from local chefs.  Proceeds support Ely youth programs.  Join the carvers and Ely neighbors for a great start to a great festival. Buy your tickets in advance from ECR Board members, at the ECR Office (Frandsen Bank Building), or […]

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$5 - $9
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 231 E Camp St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely Folk School class: Rosemaling in Valdres Style

with Kim Garrett Rosemaling in the Valdres Style Two Day Class (please note different times): February 2, 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM February 3, 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM Optional 3rd day (see below) Tuition: $120 Materials: $20 Rosemaling means “rose or flower painting” in Norwegian. The Norwegian Folk-art of Rosemaling began around 1750. This class will focus on […]

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$140
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Great Nordic Beard Fest Throwdown

The Beard Belt is up for grabs on Friday Night at the Boathouse Brewpub. Winner takes all in a single elimination tournament. The crowd will decide the winner of each heat. It costs $10.00 to compete in Belt Tournament, pay in person. If you're not coming to compete, free admission.    

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$5 - $10
BoatHouse Brewpub, 47 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Third Annual Winter Festival Kickoff

Don't miss the third Annual Winter Festival Kickoff in Whiteside Park!  The Festival's torch glides into the park. We'll ignite the fire bowl and open the skating rink, officially starting the party.

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Free
Whiteside Park, 700 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Concert: Twins of Franklin

The Twins of Franklin are Laura Lou and Becky Shaheen, songwriters hailing from the Twin Cities that bring something different to every show. The pair dub themselves as "vocal chameleons," allowing themselves to float effortlessly through different genres. Tight harmonies, delightful ballads and zesty uptempo folk are just a few things to look forward to […]

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$10
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Winter Wolf Photographic Session

Join the International Wolf Center staff for a continental breakfast and a relaxing morning photographing the ambassador wolves at the auditorium windows. Winter is an active time for the Exhibit Pack and this program catches the early morning excitement of the pack. 7:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. February 3rd, 2018 Prior registration is required $20 […]

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$20
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ice Fishing Tournament

Vermilion College Law Enforcement Club sponsors a fishing contest on Shagawa Lake.

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$5.00
Shagawa Lake, Sandy Point
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely Folk School Class: Sour Cream Strudel

Sour Cream Strudel February 3, 2018 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM Tuition:$40 Materials: $5 This is a sweet, creamy, and very rich version of apple strudel.  You will learn how to mix and knead the basic strudel dough.  Then you will stretch the dough and fill it with an old Slovene recipe using, sour and sweet […]

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$45
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely Folk School class: Sewing with Beaver Hides

with Bert Hyde Choice of Project Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Tuition: $80 Materials: $85 Ely folks know there is no bad weather, only bad clothing. Beaver hats, mittens, and gaiters are just the answer for those deep wind chills, to which Bert can attest. You will learn how to measure, cut […]

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$165
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Vermilion Community College Open House

Reserve your spot to tour Vermilion, have lunch and be entertained.

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Free
Vermilion Community College, 1900 East Camp Street
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Dorothy Molter Museum Tours

Take a step back in time and imagine living off the grid in the middle of the wilderness during a tour of the original cabins of Dorothy Molter, the last non-indigenous resident of the BWCAW. Admission includes access to historic cabins, knowledgeable staff and warm drinks!  Both weekends of the Festival 10am-5pm. $6.50 adults $4.50 youth 6-17 $6.00 […]

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$4.50 - $6.50
The Dorothy Molter Museum, 2002 East Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Fat Tire Bike Demos & Ride

Leaves Whiteside Park at 10 a.m. for a leisurely ride around the Trezona Trail and out to Winton, with a possible stop at the 3rd Annual Winton Roadhouse ice bar.  All levels welcome, no registration required (but if you need a bike, please call to reserve). Demo from 10-4. Bring your own bike or rent from […]

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Free
Whiteside Park, 700 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Jim Rock’s Native American Star Stories and Planetarium

Jim Rock spins Native American star stories in his portable planetarium at the VCC Gymnasium

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Free
Vermilion Community College, 1900 East Camp Street
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Dorothy Molter “Whirlwind”

Bundle up for our annual outdoor winter extravaganza! Enjoy hot cocoa and coffee as you visit interpretive and activity stations related to winter ecology and survival presented by Wilderness & Parks Management students at Vermilion Community College then, warm up by the campfire! More information at www.rootbeerlady.com or call 365-4451. This event is FREE! Great […]

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Free
The Dorothy Molter Museum, 2002 East Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Basic Herbal Preparations

You can mix herbs in many different forms: oils, salves, liniments, elixirs, oxymels, tinctures, syrups, infusions, decoctions and more. What does all of this mean and how do you make each of them? Master herbalist Jaime Brennan will discuss each one, its components, and demonstrate with a few samples.

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$10
Tranquility Wellness Center, 244 West Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Fish Fry

Veterans on the Lake sponsors their annual fish feast at their resort. Adults $10 ($1 off with EWF button), 4-12 $6, under 4 Free. Cole slaw, baked beans, roll, potatoes and beverage are included. 161 Fernberg Road, just a few miles east of Ely (toward Winton).  veteransonthelakeresort.com

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$6 - $10
Veterans’ on the Lake Resort, 161 Fernberg Road
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely Folk School class: Beginning Rug Hooking

Dating back to the 19th century rug hooking has been a popular way to create beautiful rugs using wool strips. This updated version uses a punch method with the same results as traditional hooking. Students will make a small project while learning to use the Oxford rug punch tool, which will be supplied for use […]

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$85
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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ArtWalk Meet & Greet

Come join the festivities to celebrate the Ely ArtWalk artists. Meet and greet many of the participating artists as you sip a free cup of coffee or cocoa and enjoy a complimentary cookie. Art activities for the children will be available, so bring the whole family!

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Free
The Art Corner, 301 W Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Snowshoe to Listening Point

About one mile round trip, enjoy a leisurely 2-2 1/2 hour tour.  Limited to 10 participants, registration required, snowshoes available.  Hot beverage & cookies served in Sig’s historic cabin.  Your guide: Patsy Mogush Contact the Listening Point Foundation: Call 218-365-8889 or email info@listeningpointfoundation.org (subject: Snowshoe Hike). Admission is FREE with your Winter Festival pin ~ donations gladly […]

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Free

Ely Folk School Class: Intro to Pisanki

The ancient art form of pisanki, “writing” a design on an egg, is inspired by nature and is steeped in tradition. You will learn the old method: a wooden handled metal funnel filled with beeswax is melted under a candle flame. The melted wax is your pencil and the egg is the canvas. John will […]

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$55
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Blend Your Own Herbal Tea

This is a great opportunity to take all the parts you like from different blends and create your own unique blend made by you. $20 includes herbs for test batches, Final Tea Blend price varies, depends on herbs used and quantity desired to take home.

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$20
Tranquility Wellness Center, 244 West Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Winton Roadhouse Ice Bar

Wear your pin and get $1 off your first beverage during the Ice Bar Happy Hour 3 pm to 6 pm. Crazy bar built of ice right in front of the Roadhouse. Specialty Ice Bar drinks, shots and beers. Open every night of the Festival; specials go from Feb. 3rd through Saturday, Feb. 10th. You can drink […]

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Price of Drink
Winton Roadhouse, 222 Main St
Winton, MN 55796 United States
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Snowshoe to Listening Point

About one mile round trip, enjoy a leisurely 2-2 1/2 hour tour.  Limited to 10 participants, registration required, snowshoes available.  Hot beverage & cookies served in Sig’s historic cabin.  Your guide: Peta Barrett Sunset / Moonrise - Bring a headlamp! Contact the Listening Point Foundation: Call 218-365-8889 or email info@listeningpointfoundation.org (subject: Snowshoe Hike). Admission is FREE with […]

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Free

Ski by Candlelight

Ely Nordic Ski Club hosts an evening of candle-lit skiing.  Tour the trails, warm up at a bonfire or in the chalet at Hidden Valley.  Chili available.  BYOB. Free with pin.

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Free
Hidden Valley Ski Area, Hidden Valley Rd
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Amateur Snow Carving Awards Ceremony

Northern Lakes Arts Association (NLAA), the sponsor of the Amateur Snow Sculpting Contest, judges which of the amateur teams wins prizes in four categories.   FREE and fun for all ages! Held in Whiteside Park Saturday evening at 5:45.

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Free
Whiteside Park, 700 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Great Nordic Beard Fest Main Competition

$30 to enter competition (includes T shirt, Sticker, Lanyard, and Drink ticket).  Women can also enter. $5.00 for non-competitors.  Live music TBA. greatnordicbeardfest.com for details and to register.  

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$30
BoatHouse Brewpub, 47 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Wolf Center: What’s for Dinner?

Join us as we learn about wolf adaptations and the fascinating hunting and feeding behavior of wolves as you watch our Exhibit Pack dine on a variety of prey.

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$3 - $7.50
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Mike Lynch and The Stars

For over 40 years Mike has been teaching classes and putting on star parties through community education, nature centers, and other entities throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. His goal is to help people make the stars their old friends. Powerpoint presentation followed by outdoor star viewing (dress warm). Mike's website is lynchandthestars.com.

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Free
North American Bear Center, 1926 Highway 169
Ely, 55731 United States
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Snowshoe to Listening Point

About one mile round trip, enjoy a leisurely 2-2 1/2 hour tour.  Limited to 10 participants, registration required, snowshoes available.  Hot beverage & cookies served in Sig’s historic cabin.  Your guide: Peta Barrett Contact the Listening Point Foundation: Call 218-365-8889 or email info@listeningpointfoundation.org (subject: Snowshoe Hike). Admission is FREE with your Winter Festival pin ~ donations gladly […]

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Free

Ely Folk School Class: Drapanki-Skrobanki Scratched Eggs

with John Rajtar Drapanki-Skrobanki is the Polish name for the beautiful scratch egg tradition in Poland and other Eastern European countries. You will learn how to make a delicate pattern using knives, pins and other sharp tools on uniformly painted eggs as well as the techniques for applying the base colors. The egg was seen as […]

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$50
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely Folk School class: Wool Needle Felting

with Val Wagner February 4, 2018 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM Tuition: $20 Materials: $10 Needle Felting is a fascinating craft that allows you to create picture or three-dimensional objects using a needle and wool roving. THe special needle with sharp barbs agitates the wool to felt it and integrate it with the background piece of wool. […]

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$30
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Acoustic Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar

Drink specials start at 10 AM, and music commences at 11 AM. Bloody Marys, mimosas, quiche, bagels, and pastries all available.  Music by Washboard Road 2/4 , Laura Karels of Bee Balm Fields 2/11.

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$30
Northern Grounds, 2 W Sheridan
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely Folk School Class: Fly Tying

with Bob Wagner Fly Fishing is a fun and rewarding "Lifelong Adventure." You can fly fish all water, for any fish! This class is for beginners to advanced tiers, including youth 10 and older. You will enjoy tying two simple - but effective - streamer patterns, creating a great spring-type fly for Pike and Bass that […]

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$42
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Folk School Class: Learn to Make Coconut Potica

with Mary Louise Icenhour Sunday February 4, 2018 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM  Tuition: $40 Materials:$5 This is a coconut (no walnuts or honey) version of walnut potica using the same sweet leavened dough, but filled with a rich coconut - sour cream filling.  You will learn how to prepare the dough for rolling, fill with the […]

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$45
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Performance: The Sebastian Project

A collaborative effort between Ely artists Joey Kenig and Tim Stouffer that demonstrates the interrelatedness of the arts.  This project showcases new works of art, poetry, and music - some that may happen in immediate response at this multi-media performance!  Price $6.00 or FREE with pin!

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$6.00
Vermilion Community College Fine Arts Theater, 1900 E Camp St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely Folk School class: Intro to Wood Carving

with Evan Faltesek February 5, 2018 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM Tuition: $50 Materials: $10 Michelangelo once said: “Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” You’ll learn how to look inside in this wood carving class. Come with a basic shape and we will […]

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$60
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely Folk School Class: Milk Jug Pollinator Planter

with Deb Funk Help provide food for pollinators by making a planter filled with seeds that you can plant in the ground in the spring. The planter will be stored ouside in a snowbank until the seeds sprout and the frost danger has passed. All materials will be supplied. This class is great for adults and […]

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$10
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely Folk School Class: Tracking Mammals in the Snow

with Jess Edberg Winter is the best time to explore the Northwoods in search of wildlife sign. Discover what mammal species are awake and active during winter in northeastern Minnesota and learn how to identify their tracks and sign to interpret activity.   The class will begin with an indoor presentation on identification of mammals through […]

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$44
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely Folk School Class: Create a Bohemian Stool

with Evan Faltesek In this beginner carpentry class, you'll create a functional furnishing that can become an heirloom craft piece! With pre-cut pieces and guidance from a professional woodworker, you'll jig saw, assemble, sand and seal this elegant stool. Then, later, if you'd like, let your imagination go "Bohemian" and paint it as whimsically as you […]

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$55
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely Folk School class: Brew It Yourself Root Beer

with Jess Edberg Tuesday, Feb. 6 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Tuition: $20 Materials: $10 Learn how to make your own homemade root beer just like Dorothy Molter, the Root Beer Lady of Knife Lake! Dorothy Molter sold her famous root beer to thousands of visitors each year at her island home in the Boundary Waters […]

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$55
The Dorothy Molter Museum, 2002 East Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Micro-Art Classes

Have fun painting Lake Superior stones with Joe Baltich.  Pre-registration required.  Call 218-365-5489 or email intothebrush@gmail.com.

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$35
Northwind Lodge, 2267 Fernberg Rd
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Writer’s Crawl

Join Ely authors for an evening of food and fun exploring creative writing. We’ll eat, drink, and play with words at three venues. This is going to be an evening full of laughter and insight. $20 includes all food and a journal. Limit 15. Register at 218-365-3375, or meet at the Ely Folk School at 5:15 to see […]

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$20
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely Folk School Class: Learn to Make Pasties (Meat Pies)

Perhaps no traditional food is more closely associated with the Iron Range than pasties (pronounced “past tees”). You’ll take home a freshly made pasty to bake and the skills to make more on your own!  Brought here by Cornish miners, these hearty and healthy lunch pies are created from chopped fresh veggies (carrots, potatoes, onions, rutabagas), and meat (beef and pork) sealed and baked […]

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$45
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Sustainable Living: Open Forum

with Andy Hill The Sustainable Living Forum will include presentations and discussion to extend your awareness and thinking about how to live more sustainably without costing you a fortune. There are many choices you can put in motion at little cost and little or no effort. Bring your ideas to share with others and watch them […]

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Free
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely Folk School Class: Make Zlikrofi

with Mary Louise Icenhour Zlikrofi are a Slovene version of the more well-known Italian ravioli, meat- or cheese-filled pasta formed into triangles or squares. Zlikrofi can either be boiled or fried before serving.  Learn how to make the pasta dough and two fillings: meat and a spinach/cheese. You will take home at least a dozen which […]

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$45
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Dorothy Molter Fundraising Dinner

This year’s theme is SLEDtalks (riffing off of the well-known TEDtalks series) with stories about the days of “riding up to Dorothy’s” via snomachine. We hope you will consider joining us for this wonderful evening of fellowship and fundraising for the Dorothy Molter Museum, the only museum dedicated to the life and legacy of Dorothy Molter. We […]

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$25.00 - $35
Grand Ely Lodge, 400 N Pioneer Rd
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Homemade Bitters 101

What are bitters and how did they evolve from a medicinal tonic to a popular addition to the modern cocktail? Learn how to make and use bitters in this hands-on class and discover how bitters can improve your daily well-being. This class will cover a brief history of bitters, followed by an overview of the tools and […]

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$70
Tranquility Wellness Center, 244 West Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Broomball Tournament

A Winter Festival Broomball Tournament sponsored by the Ely Jaycees will take place at the Ely Recreation Center (1034 Main St.) on Saturday, February 15, 9am - 4pm.
Advanced registration by Feb. 1 @ $85 per team.

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$85
Ely Recreation Center, 1034 Main St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely Folk School Class: Lidded Birch Bark Basket

with John Zasada This birch bark basket is a relatively simple square or horizontal weave basket.  The weaving is done in the traditional Scandinavian and Russian style.  The material used to make the basket is split inner bark of the birch tree.  The birch bark is harvested from timber sale areas in Itasca County.  First, you […]

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$180
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Aurora Borealis Photography 101

Roy Misonznick of the Ely Photographic Collaborative will explain basic techniques and equipment needed to make photos of the Northern Lights and the night sky.

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Free
Grand Ely Lodge, 400 N Pioneer Rd
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Downtown Arts Market

NLAA Arts and Crafts Fair features local and regional artists' work.  Admission $1 or FREE with EWF pin.  NEW LOCATION: The rehabbed "James Drug Store Building" on the corner of First Avenue and Chapman Street. For more information or to participate, www.northernlakesarts.org  or 218-365-5070

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$1
James Drug Store Building, 1st Ave & Chapman St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Kubb Tournament

  KUBB - the Scandinavian Summer lawn game we play in the Winter! Teams of 3-6 players compete in a round robin tournament in the morning followed by a bracket playoff in the afternoon. All ages, all abilities are welcome! Swag bags for all teams, and the top three teams win awards. Register at www.elykubb.com, […]

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$30
Whiteside Park, 700 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Dorothy Molter Museum Tours

Take a step back in time and imagine living off the grid in the middle of the wilderness during a tour of the original cabins of Dorothy Molter, the last non-indigenous resident of the BWCAW. Admission includes access to historic cabins, knowledgeable staff and warm drinks!  Both weekends of the Festival 10am-5pm. $6.50 adults $4.50 youth 6-17 $6.00 […]

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$4.50 - $6.50
The Dorothy Molter Museum, 2002 East Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Skinny / Fat Relay Race

10K freestyle ski, 10K fat-tire bike - solo or two-person relay. $20 entry fee per person, no pre-registration required. Register from 8:00 am - 9:30 am.  Race starts at 10:00 am.

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$20
Hidden Valley Ski Area, Hidden Valley Rd
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely Folk School Class: Homemade Spaghetti Sauce

with Andy Hill Make your own Renown Spaghetti Sauce Andy’s Famous Spaghetti Sauce secrets will be revealed in this upcoming class. This meat sauce is requested for benefits and out of town hunting venues and the international recipe has been made in Canada all the way to Mexico and the Island of Paul Mari. About the […]

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$28
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Star Trail Photography 101

Les Conrad of the Ely Photographic Collaborative Less will demonstrate how he makes phenomenal star trail photographs.

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Free
Grand Ely Lodge, 400 N Pioneer Rd
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Meet a Sled Dog Race Team

The WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race presents “Meet A Race Team”  Saturday, February 10th, 12:00-3:00 pm, on 7th Avenue by Whiteside Park in front of the Pavilion.  This is a great opportunity to meet a team of beautiful Huskies and learn about the WolfTrack Classic Race on February 25th, 2018.  This year is the 10th […]

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Free
Whiteside Park, 700 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Snowshoe to Hegman Pictographs

Enjoy a fun snowshoe adventure to the Hegman Pictographs in the BWCAW.  Voyageur Outward Bound School staff will provide a brief orientation to the route and help arrange groups of 9​ (or fewer)​ for the roughly three-mile hike to the Pictographs.  Note:  This is not a guided trip, but the route will be tracked for your group to follow.  Snowshoes and poles […]

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Free
Hegman Lake, Hegman Lake
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely Folk School Class: Pine Needle Basketry

with Mary Louise Icenhour Pine needle art is among the oldest crafts known and predates pottery. For over 9,000 years, Native Americans have made such baskets for storing food and supplies. Although baskets can be made from a variety of materials, including sweet grass and raffia, among the most beautiful are from pine needles. We will […]

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$50
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely Folk School Class: Stained Glass

with Rosemary Shepherd Have you ever admired the beautiful stained glass designs in churches and historic buildings and wondered if you could ever create one yourself? In this introductory class you will have the opportunity to learn about stained glass techniques: copper foil method, soldering and finishing, in addition to glass cutting. You can choose one […]

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$55
Kekekabic Studios, 118 E Chapman St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Bob King Presents “Night Sky With The Naked Eye”

Bob King presents is an entertaining, passionate and informative hour. Bob King works at the Duluth News Tribune in Duluth, Minnesota, as a photographer and photo editor. He's also an amateur astronomer and has been keen on the sky since age 11. Bob's modest credentials include membership in the American Association of Variable Star Observers (AAVSO) where he is a regular […]

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Free
Grand Ely Lodge, 400 N Pioneer Rd
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Mesabi Symphony Orchestra Concert

Mesabi Symphony Orchestra celebrates their 40th year with a family-friendly concert. Sergei Prokofiev: Peter and the Wolf Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovksy: "Waltz" from The Sleeping Beauty Benjamin Britten: The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra $8 seniors $10 adults $20 family groups

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$5 - $20
Washington Auditorium, 600 E Harvey St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Live Music: Christopher David Hanson

Christopher David Hanson @ Northern Grounds

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Price of Drink
Northern Grounds, 2 W Sheridan
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Live Music: Jammin’ Joe

Jammin Joe @ Dee's Bar

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Dee’s Bar, 17 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Ely Folk School Class: Intro to Digital Photography

This class is intended for beginner to intermediate photographers, and it’s just in time for you to get great shots at Ely’s Winter Festival. Topics covered include Equipment selection: camera, lens, tripod, shutter releases, flash, and more Camera and lens use: menu, knobs, buttons, care of camera, manuals Theory: shutter/aperture/ISO relationships and how to use them to the best advantage for your settings Composition techniques and […]

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$60
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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Classic Ski race

Classic 20K Ski race.  $10 entry fee, no pre-registration

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$10
Hidden Valley Ski Area, Hidden Valley Rd
Ely, MN 55731 United States
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