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Hit the ice for wacky art antics.

Artists at the Art Shanties.

© Beth Gauper

Art Shanty Projects in Minneapolis. Frozen Lake Harriet hosts two dozen artist-designed ice houses and lots of fun art antics for kids and adults alike. Check for scheduled events and ice conditions. Jan. 1516.

Janboree in Waukesha, Wis. The fest in this Milwaukee suburb includes Friday-night fireworks, ice sculpting, Ojibwe snow-snake games, ice bocce, a penguin-egg hunt and tobogganing on the lighted run in Lowell Park. Jan. 1423.

Red Bull Heavy Metal Street Snowboarding in Duluth, Minn. Red Bull sponsors this street-snowboarding spectacle in hillside Cascade Park, at Mesaba Avenue and North First Street West on the north edge of downtown. Watching is free. Jan. 16.

Back to Hack Winter Festival in Hackensack, Minn. The festival in this Brainerd Lakes town on the Paul Bunyan State Trail features snow sculpting, ice golf, an ice-fishing contest, penguin plunge, kids' games and Saturday fireworks. Jan. 1416.

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Last updated on January 10, 2022