There are ice-climbing and winter camping clinics, a chili cook-off, door prizes and use of demo gear in Sandstone Ice Park.
This Finnish fest includes a ski expo, free kids' ski, 5K Fun Ski, 15km and 30km ski races, a free after-party at the Historic Ironwood Theatre and a free fat-bike demo on scenic bluffs and along the Montreal River.
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.
At the Quad Cities Expo Center, there's an environmental fair, with flying demonstrations by eagles, hawks and owls and hourlong eagle-watching tours.
This Brainerd Lakes resort village celebrates with horse-drawn sleigh rides, an ice slide, snow golf, bonfires and kids' ice fishing.