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  • Janboree

    Waukesha, WI

    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.


  • 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.


  • Bald Eagle Appreciation Days

    Keokuk, IA

    In this Mississippi River town, there's live-eagle presentations, Native American activities, demonstrations and viewing on the river.

    This year, all indoor activities will be virtual.


  • Back to Hack Winter Festival

    Hackensack, MN

    The festival in this Brainerd Lakes town on the Paul Bunyan State Trail features snow sculpting, an ice-fishing contest, penguin plunge, kids' games and Saturday fireworks.


  • Ice Fest

    Dubuque, IA

    The National Mississippi River Museum hosts this indoor-outdoor festival, which includes ice-harvest and ice-rescue demonstrations, snow sculpting, a live-raptor program and youth ice fishing.


  • Wisconsin Free Fishing Weekend

    All over the state, WI

    No license is needed for fishing in Wisconsin or on its side of the Mississippi River and lakes Superior and Michigan.


  • Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend

    All of Minnesota, MN

    Take a kid younger than 16 spear- or ice-fishing this holiday weekend, and you can fish for free.