Polar Fest Detroit Lakes 


Ten days packed with events to celebrate winter! Many events are Free!

Polar Fest has over 30 events! Come see Professional Ice Sculpture Competition, fish the Poles 'N Holes Fishing Derby, take the Polar Fest Plunge into Detroit Lake (or come cheer on the jumpers), run the Freeze Your Buns 5K and watch the spectacular frozen fireworks at the beach! More fun events include Ice Tee Golf Tourney, Theatre performances, Polar Explorer Paul Schurke, Skiing on Detroit Mountain, a hotdish challenge, hockey tourneys and Polaritaville dance!

The 2020 Ice Harvest will occur on Little Detroit Lake, on the public beach near the Pavilion on West Lake Drive.This harvest is in preparation for the Ice Palace and Royal Courtyard to be opened February 6-17, 2020!

Construction of an Ice Palace will take place between the harvest date and February 6. The Opening Party and Grand Lighting of the Ice Palace is scheduled for February 6. The Ice Palace will be available for public viewing at no charge through February 17.

The Royal Courtyard will include a throne, ice sculptures, snow sculptures and lots of fun with lights! Detroit Lakes has some of the best and most beautiful ice in the world and we look forward to seeing it sparkling in lights!

NOTE: Due to continuing extreme weather
conditions, this year's live derby is once again postponed 1 week until Feb.
20. With the date changes there may be registrations available. Please click
below. We appreciate your flexibility! Or—check out our NEW virtual derby event!! Another way to


The dates for this event have passed. No future dates are available at this time.
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