Ely Winter Festival Calendar of Events

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NLAA Amateur Snow Carving

January 29, 2018 - February 3, 2018
Whiteside Park, 700 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States

Amateur carving 2011 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 at 10 a.m. on Sunday, February 4th at Crapola World HQ. Participants need to enter to reserve one of 20 4' […]

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Ely Folk School Open House

February 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - February 11, 2018 @ 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 1, 2018

An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until February 1, 2018

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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Ely Folk School class: Rosemaling in Telemark

February 2, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - February 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Ely, 55731 United States

with Kim Garrett Two Day Class: Friday, February 2, 4:00 PM- 8:00 PM Saturday, February 3, 9:00 AM- 5:00 PM Tuition: $120 Materials: $20 Rosemaling means “rose or flower painting” in Norwegian. This class will focus on the Telemark style, known for its graceful scrolls and fantasy flowers. We will start by learning the basic strokes […]

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9:00 am

Wolf Center Open

February 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Friday, repeating until February 9, 2018

An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Saturday, repeating until February 10, 2018

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until February 11, 2018

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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Ely Folk School class: Sewing with Beaver Hides

February 3, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Ely, 55731 United States
Bert Hyde in handmade Beaver Hat

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 gators 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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10:00 am

Fat Bike Demos & Ride

February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Whiteside Park, 700 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
Free

Leaves Whiteside Park at 11AM 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. 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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Dorothy Molter Museum Tours

February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - February 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00am, repeating until February 3, 2018

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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12:00 pm

Fish Fry

February 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Veterans’ on the Lake Resort, 161 Fernberg Road
Ely, MN 55731 United States
$9.00

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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6:00 pm

Great Nordic Beard Fest Main Competition

February 3, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
BoatHouse Brewpub, 47 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
$30
Great Nordic Beardfest

$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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7:00 pm

Night Sky Show

February 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ely, 55731 United States

Mike Lynch & His Travelling Telescope & Night Sky Show offers a really cool green laser beam tour of the constellations, including some wild mythological stories about them, as well as an arsenal of telescopes to view planets, the moon, wonderful star clusters, nebulae, galaxies, and more.  $10 or $5 with festival pin. Location TBD. […]

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