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Ely Winter Festival

Festival Event
Fun for the Entire Family

The Ely Winter Festival is 10 days in February celebrating winter. Activities include the amazing snow carvings in the Park, along with outdoor activities in the pristine, uncrowded beauty that awaits you in Ely.

Wander Whiteside Park as teams of professional sculptors turn 8-ft and 12-ft blocks of snow into works of art! Observe, ask questions, peak at their sketches and models. Keep warm by the fire. The park is lit by hundreds of ice candles every night. It is truly magical. Whiteside Park is in the heart of Ely, MN on Sheridan Street.


Ages Festival is Appropriate For

All ages


  • Family-Friendly
  • Pet-Friendly