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Polar Fest 2018 February 8-19


More info about Polar Fest 2018 coming soon including new activities such as Polar Explorer Ann Bancroft, a snow angels competition, an ice palace, a Great Polar Race, an expanded Polarpalooza Tubing Night and so much more! 

Till we have all that info for you, explore this site and see what you missed in 2017. Most events are returning for 2018!

EVents for 2018 being added frequently. 

Check out "Polar Events 2018" tab or for past Polar Fest events check out the "What You Missed in 2017" tab. 

If you have ideas for new events, click on the "Get Involved" tab. 

Polar Fest 2018!! February 8 - 19.

Mark your calendars for 12 great days of celebrating winter in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota! Your Polar Fest crew is busy planning great events for 2018, but for now, check over this site to see new events and what's returning. More details will be added soon. A sunny beach is lovely, but save that vacation for March. Spend February 2018 in DL and experience great winter fun!

Join Us for a Celebration of Winter!

Polar Fest!

Welcome to Polar Fest in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota! On this site, you can find basic information about Polar Fest, a calendar of events, detailed information about the events, how to get involved and, of course, tips on making the best snowball!

Want more info? Like us on Facebook/Twitter or contact Polar Pete himself at

What's Polar Fest?

Polar Fest is held annually in February during the week and weekend of President's Day. Polar Fest is created and run by an independent, all-volunteer committee of people who think living in northwestern Minnesota is a ball, well, a snowball!

Each year the activities with Polar Fest grow and change. Got an idea for an event? Then get involved by calling 218-847-9202.

Calendar of Activities

Polar Fest 2018 is February 8 - 19 in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota. Check out the full listing of activities on the Calendar of Events tab. For more information about our beautiful region of Minnesota, info on lodging specials and more, visit 



Polar Fest in Detroit Lakes is the most fun you can have with long johns in the upper Midwest

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