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Ice Harvest and Palace Festival

January and February 2018

Decades ago in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, ice was harvested from Detroit Lake. In January of 2018, come watch as ice is again harvested from Little Detroit Lake to build an Ice Palace!

Harvesting of ice will take place January 11-12 on Little Detroit Lake near the Pavilion. The first block of ice ceremony was held 11 am Thursday, January 11. Learn the history of the ice harvest through a display in the Pavilion as presented by the Becker County Museum on Thursday, Friday and Saturday January 11-13 beginning at 10 am each day. The interesting facts of the ice harvest are captured in a book authored by Pippi Mayfield and presented by the Becker County Museum in the release of the "Winter Harvest" book. Watch the ice harvest and palace construction via the live webcam.

During the days of January a crew under the direction of artist Hans Gilsdorf will be building the Ice Palace at the Detroit Lakes city beach. The Palace is expected to be complete with lights and music for viewing February 8-19. See the event schedule to plan to attend! 
Get more details on the Ice Harvest and Palace at https://www.iceharvestdl.com/ and http://polarfestdl.com/iceharvest.