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Celebrate on the St. Croix.

Old sign in Wabasha.

© Beth Gauper

Winterfest in Stillwater, Minn. In this St. Croix River town, there will be a parka pub crawl, ice maze, stein-holding and beard contests, axe-throwing, ice carving, ice bowling, a snow labyrinth, bubble-wrap races, an ice-cream social and a fire and ice bar. Feb. 26–28.

Grumpy Old Men Festival in Wabasha, Minn. There's always good eagle-viewing in this Mississippi River town, and during the festival, there will be an ice-fishing contest, polar plunge and minnow races. Feb. 27.

Virtual International Festival in Madison, Wis. Dancers, musicians, storytellers and puppeteers representing traditions from around the world converge on the Overture Center for the Arts on State Street for this free festival. This year, the festival is virtual. Feb. 27–Mar 5.

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Last updated on February 22, 2021