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  • International Festival of Owls

    Houston, MN

    This southeast Minnesota town offers owl prowls, hooting contests, pellet dissection, live-owl programs and children's activities.


  • Winter Festival

    Bayfield, WI

    The Lake Superior festival features the Run on Water to Madeline Island, poker run, ice golf, polar plunge, obstacle course and whitefish liver-eating contest.


  • Candlelight ski/snowshoe/hike

    Around the region,

    There's nothing better than skiing (or snowshoeing or hiking) through a twinkling forest or across a luminary-lined lake. There's usually a bonfire and hot chocolate to enjoy afterward.


  • Artigras

    Green Bay, WI

    This fine arts festival in Shopko Hall includes artist demonstrations, children's activities, dance, jazz and classical music.


  • Bock Fest

    New Ulm, MN

    There's a parade of mythical Germanic characters, a hunt for billy-goat heads on the Schell Brewery grounds and beyond and a big party afterward with beer, live music and a bonfire.


  • Sleeping Giant Loppet

    Thunder Bay, ON

    Sleeping Giant Provincial Park is the setting for this tour and race, which includes live entertainment, food and a choice of four distances, 10, 20, 35 and 50 kilometers.


  • Soar With Eagles

    Wabasha, MN

    The National Eagle Center holds live-bird programs and nature presentations weekends in March, when bald eagles migrate northward along the Mississippi.


  • Maple-syrup festivals

    Around the region,

    At nature centers around the region, tour the sugarbush and learn how to tap trees and boil sap. Then, eat a pancake breakfast with real maple syrup.


  • World's Longest Weenie Roast

    Cable, WI

    Lakewoods Resorts hosts this benefit on Lake Namekagon, which includes snowmobile speed runs, ice bowling, a weenie-eating contest and a frozen weenie polar plunge.


  • Chinese New Year Lantern Festival

    Chicago, IL

    A lion dance-led lantern procession winds from Millennium Park to  Maggie Daley Park, where there will be performances.