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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8:00 am
$5.00

Ice Fishing Tournament

February 4 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Shagawa Lake, Sandy Point
Ely, MN 55731 United States

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

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9:00 am
$85

Broomball Tournament

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ely Recreation Center, 1034 Main St
Ely, MN 55731 United States

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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Wolf Center Open

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Friday, repeating until February 10, 2017

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 11, 2017

An event every week that begins at 9:00am 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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10:00 am

Vermilion Community College Open House

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Vermilion Community College, 1900 East Camp Street
Ely, MN 55731 United States

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

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Free

Winter Adventure Demo Days

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 5, 2017

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

Try out gear and equipment for snow travel and winter camping. Watch demonstrations and talk with people who love to be outdoors in the winter. Saturday, Feb 4 from 10 am – 4 pm and Sunday, Feb 5 from 10 am - 2 pm in Whiteside Park. Demonstrations include: Winter Camping Tent tours Saturday February 4 at

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Free

Fat Bike Demos & Ride

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Whiteside Park, 700 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States

Leaves Whiteside Park at 11AM for a leisurely ride around the Trezona Trail and out to Winton, with a possible stop at the 2nd Annual Winton Roadhouse ice bar.  All levels welcome, no registration required. Bring your own bike or Galleria Bicycle will be offering Fat Bike Rentals for this event! Call ahead to reserve your bike.

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$10 - $20

Folk School Class: Make an Herbal Eye Pillow

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States

 ​This short and fun class combines herbs and sewing to create a soothing, relaxing yet simple gift to make.  It’s been reported that eye pillows containing lavender have helped people sleep better and have helped to reduce tension headaches. Use your pillow to take a restful break during the day or at night to help

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$10

Folk School Class: Bent Willow Chair Demonstration

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
rustic chair

  Win a Chair! One-of-a-kind Bent Willow chairs have long been made by country people, using the beautiful variety of materials collected in the forest. The bending quality and flexible strength of willow makes for easy construction of a comfortable, strong chair with minimal tools. A couple hours of demonstration on materials collection and the

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11:00 am
Free

Dorothy Molter “Whirlwind”

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
The Dorothy Molter Museum, 2002 East Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731 United States

Join the museum for a free, family-friendly event focused on winter in the Northwoods. Enjoy winter survival and ecology-themed activity stations, a warm campfire and complimentary hot chocolate from 11am-2pm. Dorothy’s cabins will be open to explore. Details at www.rootbeerlady.com.  In partnership with Vermilion Community College students.

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Free

Ely Folk School Open House

February 4 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until February 10, 2017

An event every week that begins at 11:00am 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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12:00 pm
$9.00

Fish Fry

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Veterans’ on the Lake Resort, 161 Fernberg Road
Ely, MN 55731 United States

Veterans on the Lake sponsors their annual fish feast at their resort. Adults $9 ($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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1:00 pm
Free

ArtWalk Meet & Greet

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Art Corner, 301 W Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States

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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$40 - $85

Folk School Class: Make Your Own Beaver Fur Hat

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States

Ely folks know there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad clothing. A beaver fur hat is just the answer for those deep wind chills, which Bert can attest to. In this class you will make a pattern to fit your head, learn how to cut the pattern pieces from two beaver pelts

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$41

Folk School Class: Learn to Make Pasties (Meat Pies)

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States

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 & pork) sealed and baked

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Free

Folk School Class: Rosemaling Demonstration

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on February 11, 2017 at 11:00am

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

A FREE demonstration by Kim Garrett, who offers classes here at Ely Folk School covering different styles of Rosemaling, such as the Telemark style, known for its graceful scrolls and fantasy flowers. Just stop by Ely Folk School during the times listed below to watch a gifted artist at work, ask questions, and see if

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3:00 pm

Winton Roadhouse Ice Bar

February 4 @ 3:00 pm - February 11 @ 6:00 pm
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Winton Roadhouse, 222 Main St
Winton, MN 55796 United States

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. 4 through Sat. Feb. 11. You can drink

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6:00 pm
$30

Great Nordic Beard Fest Main Competition

February 4 @ 6:00 pm
BoatHouse Brewpub, 47 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States

$30 to enter competition.  Women can also enter. Music by Christopher David Hanson Band. See facebook page for details.  

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7:00 pm
$3 - $7.50

Wolf Center: What’s for Dinner?

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States

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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