MidwestWeekends.com — Your Travel Guide to the Upper Midwest

previous day Events for Friday, February 16, 2018 next day

  • Polar Fest

    Detroit Lakes, MN

    Over two weekends, this festival features an ice palace, a snow angels competition, tubing night, an appearance by polar explorer Ann Bancroft and such events as a snowman build, fishing derby, wildlife tracking, fat-tire bike races and fireworks.

     


  • Auto Show

    Chicago, IL

    This car show at McCormick Place is the largest in the nation and third-largest in the world.


  • Michigan Ice Fest

    Munising, MI

    Watch ice-climbing demos and slide shows and take clinics for beginners at spectacular Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore on Lake Superior.


  • Book Across the Bay

    Ashland/Washburn, WI

    The weekend starts with a Friday-night polka party in Ashland. On Saturday night, ski or snowshoe across Lake Superior's Chequamegon Bay on a 10-kilometer route lined by ice luminaries. If you're not too fast, fireworks will fill the sky as you're approaching Washburn; a bonfire, chili feed and blues music follow.


  • Sax Zim Bog Festival of Birds

    Meadowlands, MN

    Listen to programs and go on field trips to see such boreal species as evening grosbeak, northern hawk owl, gray jay and particularly snowy owls. Register early for this festival northwest of Duluth.