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Mark your calendars for Polar Fest 2019 -- February 7 - 18, 2019!

Many great events will be back including the Poles 'n Holes Fishing Derby (2/9/19), Ice Tee Golf (2/15/19), Daddy’s Sweetheart Dance (2/8/19), Freeze Your Buns Run (2/16/19), the Polar Fest Plunge (2/16/19), Deuces Wild (2/16/19), Frozen Fireworks (2/16/19), concerts, special events and so much more! Stay tuned!!

Join us for a celebration of winter!

Mark your calendars for 12 great days of celebrating winter in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota! Your Polar Fest crew is busy planning great events for 2019. A sunny beach is lovely, but save that vacation for March. Spend February 2019 in DL and experience great winter fun!

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

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!

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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 2019 is February 7 - 18 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 

You can print out a poster of 2018 events here: 

2018 Polar Fest Poster


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

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