A Celebration of Winter
Polar Fest is a week of frozen fun held annually in February during the week and weekend of President's Day. It is created and run by an independent, all-volunteer committee of people who have learned to embrace the northern Minnesota winters. We hold activities for a variety of ages and interests.
Something for everyone
Events & Activities
We have a variety of activities going on throughout the week, so you’re sure to find one you’ll enjoy! From the Polar Plunge to vintage snowmobiles to our famous Frozen Fireworks, there’s something for everyone. Here are some examples of events from years past. If you’re interested in submitting something for Polar Fest 2020, please contact us here.
Fat Tire Bike Demos
Courtesy of Detroit Mountain
Fat Tire Bike Demos from Detroit Mountain
An Icy Demo Derby
Polar Pile-Up Winter Demo Derby
Ultra Snowmobile Rally
View or swap vintage rides at this meet
Ultra Snowmobile rally
Take an icy dip for a good cause
Polar Plunge Frozen Lake Jump
Dress up to slide down Detroit Mountain