Ely Winter Festival Calendar of Events

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Ely ArtWalk

February 1 - February 11
Free
Ely ArtWalk display

Walk around downtown Ely from February 1 - 11 and view the work of local artists and artisans in the store windows.

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International Snow Sculpting Symposium

February 1 - February 4
Whiteside Park, 700 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN 55731 United States

Professional sculptors from the area and around the world come to Ely to participate in a snow (not ice) sculpting symposium (not a competition). 8' and 12' blocks are carved into beautiful works of art in Whiteside Park.  The carvers begin carving on Thursday and wrap up by Sunday morning. The sculptures are glorious in […]

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Ongoing

Dorothy Molter Museum Tours

February 3 @ 10:00 am - February 4 @ 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
$4.50 - $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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Winton Roadhouse Ice Bar

February 3 @ 3:00 pm - February 10 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 3:00pm, repeating until February 3, 2018

Winton Roadhouse, 222 Main St
Winton, MN 55796 United States
Price of Drink

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. 3rd through Saturday, Feb. 10th. You can drink […]

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9:00 am

Snowshoe to Listening Point

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
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One event on February 6, 2018 at 3:00pm

Free

About one mile round trip, enjoy a leisurely 2-2 1/2 hour tour.  Limited to 10 participants, registration required, snowshoes available.  Hot beverage & cookies served in Sig’s historic cabin.  Your guide: Peta Barrett Contact the Listening Point Foundation: Call 218-365-8889 or email info@listeningpointfoundation.org (subject: Snowshoe Hike). Admission is FREE with your Winter Festival pin ~ donations gladly […]

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Ely Folk School Class: Drapanki-Skrobanki Scratched Eggs

February 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
$50
drapanki egg scratching

with John Rajtar Drapanki-Skrobanki is the Polish name for the beautiful scratch egg tradition in Poland and other Eastern European countries. You will learn how to make a delicate pattern using knives, pins and other sharp tools on uniformly painted eggs as well as the techniques for applying the base colors. The egg was seen as […]

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10:00 am

Wolf Center Open

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am 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

International Wolf Center, 1396 Highway 169
Ely, MN 55731 United States
Various
wolves at wolf center

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! Daily programs included with admission: 11 a.m. - Ambassadors to the Wild - Want to know more about our Exhibit Pack? Join this program to learn about each of our ambassador wolves, […]

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Ely Folk School class: Wool Needle Felting

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
$30
Needle wool felting

with Val Wagner February 4, 2018 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM Tuition: $20 Materials: $10 Needle Felting is a fascinating craft that allows you to create picture or three-dimensional objects using a needle and wool roving. THe special needle with sharp barbs agitates the wool to felt it and integrate it with the background piece of wool. […]

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Acoustic Brunch & Bloody Mary Bar

February 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on February 11, 2018 at 10:00am

Northern Grounds, 2 W Sheridan
Ely, MN 55731 United States
Bloody Mary and beer

Drink specials start at 10 AM, and music commences at 11 AM. Bloody Marys, mimosas, quiche, bagels, and pastries all available.  Music by Washboard Road 2/4 , Laura Karels of Bee Balm Fields 2/11.

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12:00 pm

Ely Folk School Class: Fly Tying

February 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
$42
fly-tying

with Bob Wagner Fly Fishing is a fun and rewarding "Lifelong Adventure." You can fly fish all water, for any fish! This class is for beginners to advanced tiers, including youth 10 and older. You will enjoy tying two simple - but effective - streamer patterns, creating a great spring-type fly for Pike and Bass that […]

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1:00 pm

Folk School Class: Learn to Make Coconut Potica

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ely Folk School, 209 E. Sheridan St.
Ely, MN 55731 United States
$45
potica

with Mary Louise Icenhour Sunday February 4, 2018 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM  Tuition: $40 Materials:$5 This is a coconut (no walnuts or honey) version of walnut potica using the same sweet leavened dough, but filled with a rich coconut - sour cream filling.  You will learn how to prepare the dough for rolling, fill with the […]

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Snowshoe to Listening Point

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on February 4, 2018 at 1:00pm

One event on February 9, 2018 at 1:00pm

Free

About one mile round trip, enjoy a leisurely 2-2 1/2 hour tour.  Limited to 10 participants, registration required, snowshoes available.  Hot beverage & cookies served in Sig’s historic cabin.  Your guide: Patsy Mogush Contact the Listening Point Foundation: Call 218-365-8889 or email info@listeningpointfoundation.org (subject: Snowshoe Hike). Admission is FREE with your Winter Festival pin ~ donations gladly […]

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2:00 pm

Performance: The Sebastian Project

February 4 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Vermilion Community College Fine Arts Theater, 1900 E Camp St
Ely, MN 55731 United States
$6.00

A collaborative effort between Ely artists Joey Kenig and Tim Stouffer that demonstrates the interrelatedness of the arts.  This project showcases new works of art, poetry, and music - some that may happen in immediate response at this multi-media performance!  Price $6.00 or FREE with pin!

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