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Events for "Ely, MN"

February

  • Winter Festival (Feb. 7 – 17)

    Ely, MN

    There's a best-beard contest, snow sculpting, an arts market, fat-tire bike demos and a ride, Ely Folk School classes and a free snowshoe hike to the Hegman Petroglyphs.


  • WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race (Feb. 23 – 24)

    Ely, MN

    There's a spaghetti feed Saturday and the race to Tower and back on Sunday, with a chance for spectators to mingle beforehand.


August

  • Boundary Waters Blues Festival (Aug. 30 – Sep 1)

    Ely, MN

    Ten bands play Friday and Saturday on Fall Lake, five miles east of Ely. There's camping on-site.


September

  • Harvest Moon Festival (Sep. 6 – 8)

    Ely, MN

    In Whiteside Park, there's an arts fair plus music, an old-time medicine show and pony rides and a petting zoo for kids.