Vern Turner Memorial Bonspiel
Feb
8
to Feb 10

Vern Turner Memorial Bonspiel

Curling Tournament all day Friday, Saturday & Sunday - February 9 - 11 at the Lakes Curling Club

The Vern Turner Bonspiel is a large curling tournament that attracts top teams from across the region.  There is a very festive atmosphere in the clubhouse, if you're interested in the sport, come out and watch for a while, even if you're not playing! To register a team, visit www.lakescurling.com or if you want more info, email lakescurling@lakescurling.com or call 701-261-5708. There is no fee to watch the bonspiel and spectators are always welcome! 

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Guided Wildlife Trek
Feb
9
1:00 PM13:00

Guided Wildlife Trek

  • Hubbell Pond Wildlife Management Area NCT trailhead parking area (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A free, family-friendly event designed to learn more about winter wildlife on the nation's longest hiking trail. Look for the North Country Trail Access highway signs off Highway 34 between Detroit Lakes and Park Rapids. 

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SnoWay But UP & SnoWay but Round Fat Tire Bike Races
Feb
10
8:30 AM08:30

SnoWay But UP & SnoWay but Round Fat Tire Bike Races

Looking for a fun challenge? Try the SnoWay But UP & SnoWay but Round Fat Tire Bike Races at Detroit Mountain! SnoWay but Up running race anything goes (except wheels and motors!) on this 2 mile loop up, down, and around Detroit Mountain. SnoWay but Round Fat Bike Race. Rather roll than run? Bring your fat bike (3.5" or wider tire) out for this winter event

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Helicopter Rides
Feb
16
9:00 AM09:00

Helicopter Rides

  • 220 West Lake Drive Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Get a new perspective on DL...from the air! Lake Superior Helicopters will be giving rides from Little Detroit Lake. Each ride consists of a 5 mile loop around Detroit Lakes for $49 (longer rides can be arranged with the ground crew/pilot for additional cost). 

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Youth Ice Fishing on Little Detroit
Feb
16
11:00 AM11:00

Youth Ice Fishing on Little Detroit

  • 214 Rossman Avenue Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Take your kids ice fishing! Bring your kids fishing! Join the Minnesota Darkhouse & Angling Association on Little Detroit Lake (south of Rossman Avenue public access) for free ice fishing for kids ages 12 & under. Bait is provided. Some rods will be available. 

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Fat Tire Bike Demo
Feb
16
12:30 PM12:30

Fat Tire Bike Demo

FREE Fat Tire Bike Demo!!  

Great Northern Bicycle Co. and LAMBAT will have fat tire bikes – including kids’ sizes! - for you to try riding on a packed trail around the Park. Have some fun while you’re on the Beach to check out the Ice Courtyard and/or to watch the Polar Plunge.

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23nd Annual Polar Fest Plunge
Feb
16
1:00 PM13:00

23nd Annual Polar Fest Plunge

  • Little Detroit Lake, near Lakeside Tavern (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This event is full of chills and thrills as participants jump into icy Little Detroit Lake to raise funds to support afterschool and summer programming for the 600+ youth who attend Boys & Girls Club of Detroit Lakes. You won't want to miss this event - whether you take the Plunge or stand back and laugh at those who do! 

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Angel of Remembrance Snow Angel Contest
Feb
17
2:30 PM14:30

Angel of Remembrance Snow Angel Contest

First annual Angel of Remembrance snow angel building and decorating contest.  Event to fundraise costs of Angel of Remembrance statue.   Hot cocoa and s'mores bar available for purchase at event.  Registration 30 minutes prior to event and by messaging Angel of Remembrance Facebook page with team name and age category.

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Polar Painting Party....Baby, It's Cold Outside
Feb
13
5:30 PM17:30

Polar Painting Party....Baby, It's Cold Outside

Polar Painting Party...Baby, It's Cold Outside at La Barista Coffee Shop. This event is coordinated by Hometown Crafts, La Barista and Washington Square Mall. Fee includes all materials to make the 16" x 9" sign, one beverage of your choice (wine, beer, coffees drinks, etc) and appetizers! Class limited to 20 participants. Please contact Dawn to sign up for this class.

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Winter Shanty Beer Tasting
Feb
8
4:00 PM16:00

Winter Shanty Beer Tasting

Stop by Lakeside Tavern, Detroit Lakes' locally owned microbrewery, and taste the official beer of Polar Fest! Winter Shanty beer tapping at 4:00 p.m., but don't worry if you miss that, Winter Shanty will be available throughout Polar Fest 2018 (or till the barrel runs dry)!

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Giving Hearts Day
Feb
8
to Feb 9

Giving Hearts Day

Warm your heart and the hearts of others in our community by making a gift to one of seven impactful Detroit Lakes organization on Giving Hearts Day -- a 24-hour online fundraising event hosted by the Impact Foundation. 

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