Ely Winter Festival

A nonprofit organization

$1,895 raised

95% complete

$2,000 Goal

The Ely Winter Festival celebrates winter for 10 days in February. Activities include amazing snow sculpting in the park, an art walk through town, and playing outdoors 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, peek at their sketches and models. Keep warm by the fire. Every night, the light of dozens of ice candles renders Whiteside Park magical right in the heart of Ely.

Your donation will help feed hungry snow sculptors and pay their mileage to Ely. You will also help with the cost of producing our beautiful brochure which is a guide for visitors, and so much more. Please consider supporting Ely Winter Festival. 

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 legislative appropriations from the general and arts and cultural heritage funds and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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Ely Winter Festival

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Arts & Culture


423 E Sheridan Street #2
Ely, MN 55731



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