Ely Winter Festival Calendar of Events

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Amateur Snow Carving

January 30 - February 4
Whiteside Park, 700 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States

NLAA Amateur Snow Carving Contest January 30 - February 5 with judging at 10 a.m. on Sunday, February 5th at Crapola World HQ

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Ely Winter Festival

February 2 - February 12
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Whiteside Park, 700 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States

10 days of winter fun in Ely, Minnesota:  snow carvings in the park, art in merchant windows, food, music, winter sport and other art events.  Fun for the whole family.

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Ongoing
Free

Ely ArtWalk

February 2 @ 1:00 am - February 12 @ 11:00 pm
Unnamed Venue, Ely, MN 55731 United States

Walk around downtown Ely and view local artists' work in the merchant windows.  A virtual outdoor gallery.  Free, all hours.

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10:00 am

Wolf Center Open

February 3 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Friday, repeating until February 10, 2017

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 11, 2017

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until February 12, 2017

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!

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1:00 pm
Free

Ely Folk School Open House

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 10, 2017

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday and Sunday, repeating until February 12, 2017

Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States

Come by and visit the new Ely Folk School during the Winter Festival.  Open weekdays 1 - 5 pm and weekends 11 am - 4 pm.  Located at the "top of the hill" on Sheridan Street at 209 E Sheridan St. We have some cool T-shirts and other merchandise.  Maybe you'd like to teach a

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4:00 pm
$1 - $12

Spaghetti Feed

February 3 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 231 E Camp St
Ely, MN 55731 United States

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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5:00 pm

Wolf Center Photography Weekend begins

February 3 @ 5:00 pm
International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States

Registration Deadline: 1/15/17.  February 3-5, 2017.  Discover the art of photographing wolves at the International Wolf Center. Participants will learn important information about wolves and what to look for capturing their unique behaviors. Spend time photographing wolves at the Center, followed by a field trip on Saturday. This will be the first winter for the

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6:00 pm
$5 - $10

Great Nordic Beard Fest Throwdown

February 3 @ 6:00 pm
BoatHouse Brewpub, 47 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States

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 enter the Beard Fest and you can register that night. Your entry fee will put you into a prize drawing

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7:00 pm

Second Annual Winter Festival Kickoff

February 3 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Whiteside Park, 700 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States

Don't miss the second Annual Winter Festival Kickoff in Whiteside Park! Events include: EWF's fire bowl being delivered to Whiteside Park. Lighting of the Fire Bowl Studio North Dance Team and Ms. Ely.  Other details to come! Snow carvers at work on their creations.

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