Polar Fest: February 17th
February 17th, 2018
ULTRA SNOWMOBILE RALLY & SWAP MEET
- 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- 402 West Lake Drive Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501
Join in on the ULTRA Vintage Snowmobile Rally, Swap Meet & Ride! Stop by and admire the beautiful vintage snowmobiles or bring your own snowmobile and join in on the afternoon ride.
FREEZE YOUR BUNS RUN
- 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
- The Center at DLCCC
The Center at the Detroit Lakes Community & Cultural Center's annual 5k fun is a great way to kickoff the final Saturday of Polar Fest!
- 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
- 220 West Lake Drive Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501
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).
YOUTH ICE FISHING ON LITTLE DETROIT
- 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
- 214 Rossman Avenue Detroit Lakes, MN, 56501
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.
FAT TIRE BIKE DEMO
- 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
- Detroit Lakes City Park & Pavilion Area
FREE Fat Tire Bike Demo!!
Paramount Sports 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 Castle and/or to watch the Polar Plunge.
22ND ANNUAL POLAR FEST PLUNGE
- 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
- Little Detroit Lake, near Lakeside Tavern
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!
ANGEL OF REMEMBRANCE SNOW ANGEL CONTEST
- 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
- Detroit Lakes City Park
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.
FIREWORKS ON THE LAKE!
- 7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
- Little Detroit Lake
Fabulous fireworks over the frozen lake!
- 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
- Historic Holmes Theatre
Americana/Rock band the Gear Daddies takes the stage at the Historic Holmes Theatre right after the fireworks!
- 8:30 PM - 11:30 PM
- Hub 41
Wrap up Polar Fest with the "Welcome to Polaritaville Dance" at Hub 41 featuring music by Matt Akre! There will be a fire pit roaring for the fireworks. Music starts at 8:30 p.m. and Matt will play til 11:00 p.m.....or later! Freewill donation to the Becker County Food Pantry.
Source, credits, & more information: PolarFestDL