Ely Winter Festival Calendar of Events

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Ely Winter Festival

February 2 - February 12
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An event every day that begins at 1:00am, repeating until February 2, 2017

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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Ely Wolves Howler Mini & Mite Hockey Jamboree

February 11 - February 12
Ely Ice Arena, 4th Ave & Harvey St
Ely, MN 55731 United States

The Ely Blue Line will be hosting the Ely Wolves Howler Mini & Mite Hockey Jamboree on Saturday & Sunday, Feb 11-12th at the Ely Ice Arena.

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Ongoing

Ely ArtWalk

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

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

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Winton Roadhouse Ice Bar

February 4 @ 3:00 pm - February 11 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating until February 4, 2017

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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9:00 am

Folk School Class: Intro to Digital Photography

February 11 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
$60

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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Wolf Center Open

February 11 @ 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

Downtown Arts Market

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
127 N Central Ave, 127 N Central Ave
Ely, MN 55731 United States
$1

NLAA Arts and Crafts Fair features local and regional artists' work.  Admission $1 or FREE with EWF pin. 127 N Central Ave (next to Ely Surplus & Outdoor Store) For more information or to participate, www.northernlakesarts.org  or 218-365-5070

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Dorothy Molter Museum Tours

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 12, 2017

The Dorothy Molter Museum, 2002 East Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731 United States
$6.50

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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Kubb Tournament

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Whiteside Park, 700 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
$30

Teams of 3-6 can register for the tournament.  The structure of the tournament will be determined once it is known how many teams are playing, probably one group will play in the morning and there will a playoff bracket in the afternoon.  Teams registered will receive entry to the tournament, one Ely Winter Festival button (good for […]

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Dorothy Molter Memorial Snowmobile Ride

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Dorothy Molter Museum, 2002 East Sheridan Street
Ely, MN 55731 United States
Free

The museum in partnership with the Ely Igloo Club is hosting a memorial snowmobile ride on the Grassy Loop to commemorate the 30-year anniversary of Dorothy Molter’s passing and the collection of her cabins and belongings to create the Dorothy Molter Museum. This free event will start at the museum and return there for a chili feed potluck lunch.

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Ely Folk School Class: Winter Survival Skills

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
$20

This class will be largely information-based, covering the science, psychology, and sociology of survival. “The most important factor in survival is KNOWING what and why you NEED certain things. The how is dependent on the resources available and those are unknown until you find yourself in a survival situation.” The true needs of human survival and some of the challenges that the winter environment places on […]

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Ely Folk School Class: Beginning Wool Needle Felting

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
$30
Needle wool felting

Needle felting is a fascinating craft that allows you to create pictures or three-dimensional objects using a needle and wool roving. We use a special needle with sharp barbs to agitate the wool to felt it and integrate it with the background piece of wool. We will be making a simple Nordic snowflake. You can […]

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11:00 am

Ely Folk School Open House

February 11 @ 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
Free

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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Folk School Class: Rosemaling Demonstration

February 11 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 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
Free

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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12:00 pm

Meet a Sled Dog Team

February 11 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Whiteside Park, 700 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
Wolf Track Classic

WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race, presents "Meet A Race Team" Saturday Feb. 11th, 12:00 - 3:00, in Whiteside Park on the street by the Pavilion. This is a great opportunity to meet the dogs, learn about dog sled racing and see some of the equipment. We will be on hand to answer all your questions […]

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1:00 pm

Snowshoe to Hegman Pictographs

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Hegman Lake, Hegman Lake
Ely, MN 55731 United States
Free
Hegman Pictographs, Ely, MN

Outward Bound guides your snowshoe trek to the Hegman Pictographs, the inspiration for the 2012 Ely Winter Festival pin! There is no cost for this event, but it is limited to 30 participants, so call to reserve your spot 828-239-2376.

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Snowshoe to Listening Point

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free

About one mile RT, enjoy a leisurely 2-2 1/2 hour tour. Limited to 10 participants, registration required, snowshoes available. Hot beverage and cookies served in Sig’s historic cabin. For information and registration contact Patsy Mogush at 612-799- 7145 or write to patsy@mogush.net. General information about the Foundation can be found at www.listeningpointfoundation.org, or by calling LPF at 218-365-8889. […]

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Ely Folk School Class: Beginning Wood Relief Carving

February 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
$62
Wood Carving

In this class we will be using basswood, which can be found locally, to carve a typical Ely area scene. You will receive a set of carving tools, design ideas and step-by-step instructions. Wood carving is an art form used throughout history around the world. It is affordable, easy to learn and versatile in application. […]

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5:30 pm

Ski by Candlelight

February 11 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hidden Valley Ski Area, Hidden Valley Rd
Ely, MN 55731 United States
Free

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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7:00 pm

“Jack & Kitty” Concert

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Vermilion Community College Fine Arts Theater, 1900 E Camp St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
$8 - $15
Jack and Kitty

Music concert by duo Jack & Kitty, playing original contemporary folk music. $15 Adults, $12 Seniors & Members, $8 Students https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcTE-7UqxPc Kitty has a Jamaican uncle named Bunny. Jack’s babysitter was Tiny Tim. So it was inevitable the two would meet at an arts high school, fall in love and spend the rest of their […]

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Wolf Center: What’s for Dinner?

February 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Saturday, repeating until February 11, 2017

International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
$3 - $7.50

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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Annual Snowball Music Jam

February 11 @ 7:00 pm
Longbranch, 10 Longbranch Rd
Winton, MN 55796 United States
$15

Fourth Annual Snowball Music Jam, fundraiser for the Boundary Waters Blues Festival, at the Longbranch in Winton.  Starting 7 pm.  $15  Wear your Ely Winter Festival pin and save $5! Enjoy Chicago style hot dogs, full cash bar, art auction, door prizes and dancing! For more information visit elyblues.com

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