All scheduling is subject to change without notice, but we will endeavor to get all last minute changes to the web site.
NLAA Amateur Snow Carving Contest January 30 - February 5 with judging at 10 a.m. on Sunday, February 5th at Crapola World HQFind out more »
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.
Reserve your spot to tour Vermilion, have lunch and be entertained.Find out more »
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 atFind out more »
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.Find out more »
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 helpFind out more »
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 theFind out more »
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.Find out more »
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 aFind out more »
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.comFind out more »
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!Find out more »
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 peltsFind out more »
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 bakedFind out more »
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 ifFind out more »
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 drinkFind out more »