Thank you for a great Polar fest 2017! 

Check out what you missed in 2017 on this site and stay tuned for Polar fest 2018 -- February 8 - 19, 2018!

Check out the Calendar of Events or Event Details tabs to learn more about each day's activities!

If you have ideas for new events, check out the "Get Involved" tab. 

Polar Fest 2017!! February 9 - 20.

Mark your calendars for 12 great days of celebrating winter in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota! Your Polar Fest crew is busy planning great events for 2017, but for now, check over this sight 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 2017 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 2017 is February 9 - 20 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 

Mark your calendar for February 8 - 19 for Polar Fest 2018!


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

Be sure to "friend" Polar Fest on Facebook, follow Polar Pete on Twitter, pin us on Pinterest, watch Pete on YouTube or share your Polar Fest adventures via Instagram!

SEe the Event Details & Calendar tabs for Full 2017 plans.

Download Polar FEst 2017 Poster here!