Welcome to the lakes area where Winter is Cool!
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota is home to Polar Fest - a celebration embracing the winter season, February 7-16, 2014.
One of the events to kick off Polar Fest is the Poles 'N Holes Fishing Derby on Saturday, February 8! Come to the north side of Little Detroit Lake and find yourself a lucky hole to fish for big prizes! The gates open at 9 am and fishing begins at Noon.
Feeling a bit daring or zany? You might like to take the famous Polar Fest Plunge into Detroit Lake! Or, perhaps you'd prefer to cheer on those who take the plunge. The Polar Fest Plunge takes place 1:00 pm on Saturday, February 15!
Of course, there will be lots of food for your winter appetite like at the Chocolate Chill, Polar-Riffic spaghetti dinner, wine tasting and pancake and french toast feed! Your entire family is invited to get outdoors to enjoy Polar Fest fun! How about taking in these events on Detroit Lake - vintage snowmobile racing, golfing and youth fishing derby? Try skating with Polar Pete or games in the snow. Loads of fun when you take part in the 5K Freeze Your Buns Run, tailgating before the spectacular frozen fireworks at the city beach and Polaritaville Dance!
Detroit Lakes, where you can embrace winter and have a blast at Polar Fest! You'll have so much fun you may want to extend your stay - check out the wallet-friendly Hot Lodging Specials!