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Ely Winter Festival February 1st-11th, 2024

Did you really think a little snow shortage was going to stop the Ely Winter Festival? Hah! Mother Nature came through again, which means it’s about time to pull on your boots, zip up your coats and come on out! The Ely Winter Festival runs February 1-11, 2024, and there are so many fun activities to choose from. The board and volunteers are putting together the final details to bring you a wonderful Winter Festival! Check out their website: www.elywinterfestival.com for more information and event schedules!

The festival will once again be home to your favorite events: the Snow Sculpting Symposium, the Ely ArtWalk, skating and kick sledding in Whiteside Park, snowshoe hikes with the Listening Point Foundation and tons of classes at the Ely Folk School. Extra special events this year include a con­cert by singer-songwriter Courtney Yas­mineh at Northern Grounds Coffee House; a Big Band concert; and the Ely Film Festival at the State Theater. For tickets to the Film Festival, check out their website: www.ely­filmfest.com

Snowshoe hike tours out to Sigurd Ol­son’s historic Listening Point will be avail­able through the ten days of the festival. For more information and sign-up sheets, see their website: www.listeningpointfounda­tion.org.  Limited slots are available, so sign up soon!

The 2024 Ely Winter Festival pin is avail­able at Northern Grounds, Zup’s Market (Ely), Grand Ely Lodge, Potluck Kitch­enware, Blue Loon, the Chamber of Com­merce, and Piragis Northwoods Company for $6.00. The price includes a $1 donation to arts programs in the schools. Last year’s donations went to Ely Schools’ production of the musical “Frozen.” This year’s recipi­ent will be the art department.

Long-sleeved t-shirts with this year’s pin design are available at Grand Ely Lodge, Northern Grounds, and Piragis Northwoods Company for $25.

If you are interested in volunteering during the Festival email: snow@elywinterfestival.com.  They can always use your help!

The Ely Winter Festival sends so much gratitude to the City of Ely, Grand Ely Lodge, Ely Family Dental, Ely Film Festival, Raven Words Press, Veterans on the Lake, Rock Country Masonry, Dutchman Tree Ser­vice LLC, Ely Flower and Seed, and all of their other amazing sponsors. This Festival couldn’t happen without them, and they ap­preciate all your support! Thank you!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Min­nesota State Arts Board and the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural her­itage fund.

For more information, contact Shauna Vega at 218-365-SNOW or Shauna@elywinterfestival.com.

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