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Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Full Moon Hikes – Chaska, MN

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Full Moon Hikes – Chaska, MN

The Minnesota Landscape Arboretum offers multiple opportunities to see the full moon throughout the year! Visit the grounds on the following dates to marvel at the moon and learn more from experts in the field.

February Full Snow Moon: Marvel at the beauty of the full moon during this after-hours snowshoe hike! February’s full moon is known as the Snow Moon due to the heavy snowfall that typically occurs in this season. Before embarking on your moonlit trek, swing by the MacMillan Auditorium for a presentation by Dr. Brian Smoliak with Weathervane Labs on snowfall in Minnesota. Afterward, warm up and roast a marshmallow over the fire with friends.

March Full Worm Moon: In late spring as weather conditions slowly warm, earthworms begin to appear at the soil surface, lending this month’s full moon its evocative name. March weather can still be chilly, so warm up around a bonfire after your hike.

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Event

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Full Moon Hikes

Saturday, February 24th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Monday, March 25th, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Tickets

Members : $5.00

Non-members: $20.00

Location

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum 

3675 Arboretum Drive

Chaska, MN

Twin Cities Bridal Show – Saint Paul, MN

Twin Cities Bridal Show – Saint Paul, MN

Twin Cities Bridal Show

The Twin Cities Bridal Show is your Go-To for everything you need for your wedding.

Created by The Wedding Guys® as the FUN, FAST and FRIENDLY way to meet all of your wedding service providers, this is your opportunity to experience everything in person.
Come get inspired, compare options and discover things you never thought of. With the best local exhibiting companies you can see, sample, preview and plan your wedding, all in one fun-filled day.

Spark your creativity with The Inspiration Station™ – it’s like Pinterest, only live! One of the most exciting opportunities at The Twin Cities Bridal Show is to see all the new ideas and creative ways you can make your wedding one-of-a-kind.

 Event

Twin Cities Bridal Show 

Saturday, February 25th, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Tickets

$15

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Winter Restaurant Week Starts – Twin Cities, MN

Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Winter Restaurant Week Starts – Twin Cities, MN

Looking for a delicious way to spend your winter? Look no further! Mpls.St.Paul Magazine’s Winter Restaurant Week is Monday, February 19th through Sunday, February 25th. with some of the Twin Cities finest chefs dishing out mouth-watering two and three course prix fixe meals at prices ranging from $15 to $45.

With 75 participating restaurants, there is something for every taste and budget. Link here to view all and make your reservations today!

 

Spring Flower Show Opening Night – Chaska, MN

Spring Flower Show Opening Night – Chaska, MN

Photo by Jason Boudreau-Landis

Spring Flower Show: Immerse yourself in a celebration of vibrant color, rich textures, enchanting fragrance and lush, green floral vignettes while learning about the Arboretum’s incredible gardens, interesting history and architecture and specialty collections. Plus, don’t miss special events throughout the show, including the Opening Night celebration and After Hours with the Flowers Date Nights.

Event

Spring Flower Show

Opening Night at the Flower Show, Thursday, February 8th, 6 – 8 p.m.

Exhibits Thursday, February 8th through Sunday March 10th, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Admission to the 2024 Spring Flower Show is included with daily ticketed admission.

Celebrate Polar Fest 2024 – Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 

Celebrate Polar Fest 2024 – Detroit Lakes, Minnesota 

Polar Fest 2024

Celebrate Winter in Lakes Country!

Join us for our annual celebration of all things winter in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota! Polar Fest 2024 will take place in and around Detroit Lakes. Thanks to our generous event coordinators and sponsors we are able to pack over two weeks of events and activities into this year’s celebration. From the Poles N Holes Fishing Derby, the Polar Fest Plunge, two weekends of fireworks at the City Beach!

 Activities

We have a variety of activities going on throughout our festival, so you’re sure to find one you’ll enjoy! From the Polar Plunge to vintage snowmobiles to our famous Frozen Fireworks, there’s something for everyone. Here are some examples of events from years past. Visit our Event Calendar for the full schedule.

Polar Fest Plunge

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Poles ‘n Holes Ice FIshing Derby

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Ultra Snowmobile Rally

Event

Polar Fest 2024

Friday, February 9th through Sunday, February 25th

Location

Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

ICYMI

Welcome to the 2024 Polar Plunge for Special Olympics Minnesota

Hygge Festival: Embracing Life’s Simple Pleasures! – Cook County, MN

Hygge Festival: Embracing Life’s Simple Pleasures! – Cook County, MN

Saturday 2/3

8 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. | Grand Marais Pond Hockey Tournament | Cook County Community Center
Entry fee is $150 per team with proceeds going to sponsor the Cook County hockey program. Click the link above for more details.

9 a.m. | 15th Annual Fun Run | Grand Marais & Gunflint Trail
It’s Cook County Snowmobile Club‘s biggest “Fun”d raiser of the year! Start at Skyport Lodge or Hungry Jack Lodge and make stops along the way to support the club and local resorts. $25.

10 a.m. | Fiber Circle | Dappled Fern Fibers
This free, drop-in group is a great place to work on easy projects and connect with other fiber folks in the area!

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Winter Market | The Hub/Grand Marais Senior Center
Find arts, crafts, gifts and more at this winter market with local artists and vendors.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Exhibit: Hygge: the Warmth of Winter | Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery
Hygge: the Warmth of Winter is the fifth annual members’ show from the North Shore Artists League. This collaborative exhibit, featuring artwork celebrating the natural Hygge of winters in a variety of mediums, is a masterful tour of North Shore artists.

Noon – 5 p.m. | Self-Directed Art Activities | Joy & Co.
Enjoy self directed activities at Joy & Co.’s art counter every day during Hygge Festival.

12:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Mulled Wine, Hot cider, Spiked Hot Cider, Fireplaces, Mobile Sauna | North Shore Winery
For the whole month, North Shore Winery has mulled wine, hot cider, spiked hot cider, fireplaces, and the Sisu and Loyly mobile sauna.

6-8 p.m. | Live Music: Sky Blue Jazz | Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub 
Sky Blue Jazz features pianist Mike DeBevec, saxophonist Eric Hahn, bassist Mike Roth, and singer Karina Roth.

7 p.m. | Cozy February Film Screening | Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Join the Grand Marais Film Society for a film screening of a romantic movie that explores love and destiny, and that is nominated for several academy awards this year. Set in both the United States and South Korea, it’s a story that will be the perfect compliment to a hygge weekend. More details are available at https://www.facebook.com/groups/gmfilmsociety

8 p.m. | Live Music: Honest Heart Collective | Up Yonder on 61
These Thunder Bay, Ontario natives are described as “passionate, spirited, feel­-good, anthemic rock music” by G​rant Lawrence ​of C​BC Radio 3.”

SUNDAY 2/4

10 a.m. – Noon | Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison | Moguls Grille & Tap Room
Jazz guitarist Briand Morrison performs with a brunch menu offered.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Exhibit: Hygge: the Warmth of Winter | Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery
Hygge: the Warmth of Winter is the fifth annual members’ show from the North Shore Artists League. This collaborative exhibit, featuring artwork celebrating the natural Hygge of winters in a variety of mediums, is a masterful tour of North Shore artists.

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Mulled Wine, Hot cider, Spiked Hot Cider, Fireplaces, Mobile Sauna | North Shore Winery
For the whole month, North Shore Winery has mulled wine, hot cider, spiked hot cider, fireplaces, and the Sisu and Loyly mobile sauna.

Noon – 5 p.m. | Self-Directed Art Activities | Joy & Co.
Enjoy self directed activities at Joy & Co.’s art counter every day during Hygge Festival.

MONDAY 2/5

Noon-5 p.m. | Self-Directed Art Activities | Joy & Co.
Enjoy self directed activities at Joy & Co.’s art counter every day during Hygge Festival.

12:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Mulled Wine, Hot cider, Spiked Hot Cider, Fireplaces, Mobile Sauna | North Shore Winery
For the whole month, North Shore Winery has mulled wine, hot cider, spiked hot cider, fireplaces, and the Sisu and Loyly mobile sauna.

8 – 10 p.m. | Live Music: Southpaws Duo | Bluefin Grille
The Southpaws Duo features multi-instrumentalists and local legends Al Oikari and Steve Johnson.

TUESDAY 2/6

10 a.m. | Cascade River State Park Hike | Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior 
Cascade River provides stunning views of deep, twisting gorges that create beautiful cascades. The trail follows the river and includes a hike over a bridge that gives amazing views of the cascades. Don’t forget…sturdy shoes, dress for the weather, water bottle, camera! Sign up ahead of time. Non-Bluefin Bay guests should enter “Hygge” under reservation number when signing up. Meet at the Guest Services building at Bluefin Bay Resort.

Noon – 5 p.m. | Self-Directed Art Activities | Joy & Co.
Enjoy self directed activities at Joy & Co.’s art counter every day during Hygge Festival.

12:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Mulled Wine, Hot cider, Spiked Hot Cider, Fireplaces, Mobile Sauna | North Shore Winery
For the whole month, North Shore Winery has mulled wine, hot cider, spiked hot cider, fireplaces, and the Sisu and Loyly mobile sauna.

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Live Music: Eric Frost | North Shore Winery
Live music with local singer and guitarist Eric Frost.

6 – 8 p.m. | Community Craft Night | North House Folk School
North House Folk School hosts a Community Craft Night on Tuesdays throughout January and February. Come to the Red Building on the North House campus, bring a favorite craft to work on, and meet other crafters in the community. Kids are welcome to attend with an adult. Free and open to all.

6 – 9 p.m. | Open Stage | Up Yonder on 61
Come on up and strut your stuff in a safe and welcoming space. Whatever your jam is!

6:30 p.m. | Open Curling | Cook County Community Center
Put on by the Cook County Curling Club, this is fun, relaxing and no-pressure curling. Instruction and equipment provided, all you need is a pair of clean athletic shoes (no dirt or gravel in the treads), comfortable – easy to move in clothing and a light jacket or sweater (a fleece works well).

WEDNESDAY 2/7

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Exhibit: Hygge: the Warmth of Winter | Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery
Hygge: the Warmth of Winter is the fifth annual members’ show from the North Shore Artists League. This collaborative exhibit, featuring artwork celebrating the natural Hygge of winters in a variety of mediums, is a masterful tour of North Shore artists.

Noon – 5 p.m. | Self-Directed Art Activities | Joy & Co.
Enjoy self directed activities at Joy & Co.’s art counter every day during Hygge Festival.

1 p.m. | Open Curling | Cook County Community Center
Put on by the Cook County Curling Club, this is fun, relaxing and no-pressure curling. Instruction and equipment provided, all you need is a pair of clean athletic shoes (no dirt or gravel in the treads), comfortable – easy to move in clothing and a light jacket or sweater (a fleece works well).

7 – 8 p.m. | Northern Lotus Meditation | Two Birds Healing Arts Center
Experience a mindful group meditation practice in a warm and inclusive environment. Whether you’re a seasoned meditator or a complete beginner, all are welcome. No prior experience is needed; just an open heart and a willingness to explore this path.

THURSDAY 2/8

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Exhibit: Hygge: the Warmth of Winter | Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery
Hygge: the Warmth of Winter is the fifth annual members’ show from the North Shore Artists League. This collaborative exhibit, featuring artwork celebrating the natural Hygge of winters in a variety of mediums, is a masterful tour of North Shore artists.

Noon – 5 p.m. | Self-Directed Art Activities | Joy & Co.
Enjoy self directed activities at Joy & Co.’s art counter every day during Hygge Festival.

1 – 3 p.m. | Guided Bon Fire Hike | Bluefin Bay on Lake Superior
This hiking trip includes taking stops to talk about the natural history of the North Shore, and scenic viewpoints and vistas. You will hike out to a campsite along the Superior Hiking Trail, the distance is no more than 2 miles. The locations will be at onion river camp or east caribou. At the campsite you’ll enjoy a campfire, s’mores, and hot beverages. You will need dress to be outside for 3 hours. Don’t forget a camera! Register here. Non-Bluefin Bay guests should enter “Hygge” under reservation number when signing up.

2:30 – 8 p.m. | Mulled Wine, Hot cider, Spiked Hot Cider, Fireplaces, Mobile Sauna | North Shore Winery
For the whole month, North Shore Winery has mulled wine, hot cider, spiked hot cider, fireplaces, and the Sisu and Loyly mobile sauna.

3:30 – 5 p.m. | Thursday Art Night: Valentine’s Gifts | Joy & Co.
Stop in for Joy & Co.’s weekly art program.

4 – 6 p.m. | Live Music: Timmy Haus | Moguls Grille & Tap Room
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music from Timmy Haus.

6 – 7 p.m. | Thursday Hygge Party | Dappled Fern Fibers
Join this free, drop in fiber circle on Thursday nights! Slip on cozy clothes, bring a simple project that doesn’t need much attention, and settle in to craft together. No purchase or registration needed.

6 – 8 p.m. | Live Music: Gordon Thorne – Date Night at the Winery | North Shore Winery
Grab your date and come down to the winery for music featuring fingerstyle guitar master and highly regarded bluesman Gordon Thorne.

FRIDAY 2/9

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Exhibit: Hygge: the Warmth of Winter | Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery
Hygge: the Warmth of Winter is the fifth annual members’ show from the North Shore Artists League. This collaborative exhibit, featuring artwork celebrating the natural Hygge of winters in a variety of mediums, is a masterful tour of North Shore artists.

Noon-5 p.m. | Self-Directed Art Activities | Joy & Co.
Enjoy self directed activities at Joy & Co.’s art counter every day during Hygge Festival.

12:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Mulled Wine, Hot cider, Spiked Hot Cider, Fireplaces, Mobile Sauna | North Shore Winery
For the whole month, North Shore Winery has mulled wine, hot cider, spiked hot cider, fireplaces, and the Sisu and Loyly mobile sauna.

4 – 6 p.m. | Live Music: Jim Miller | Moguls Grille & Tap Room
Stop in for a meal or hangout at the bar and enjoy live music from Jim Miller.

5 – 6 p.m. | Public Functionary x Art Colony Open Studio | Founders Hall, Grand Marais Art Colony
The PF Studios program is a practice-based platform for artists to develop their craft, skills and careers in relationship with other artists. Stop in to the Founders Hall open studio, Friday, February 9th between 5 – 6 pm to learn about the artists’ work, process, and inspirations. Refreshments provided.

6 – 8 p.m. | Live Music: Gene Lafond & Amy Grillo | Cascade Lodge Restaurant & Pub
Enjoy live music with Gene LaFond & Amy Grillo.

6 – 8:30 p.m. | Friday Night Reels Winter Film Series | Grand Marais Public Library
This unique film series shows weekly on Fridays. The library’s film committee has selected 10 independent and foreign films in order to inspire thoughtful discussion after each. This weeks featured film: Antonia’s Line (R; 1995).

7 – 10 p.m. | Live Music: Timmy Haus | Up Yonder on 61
Catch local musician and one-man band Timmy Haus on state at Up Yonder on 61.

8  -10 p.m. | Live Music | Bluefin Grille
Enjoy live music at the Bluefin Grille.

SATURDAY 2/10

9 a.m. | Gunflint Mail Run | Trail Center Lodge
The Gunflint Mail Run Sled Dog Race is a continuous race consisting of two legs of equal distance, separated by a mandatory layover. First team is off at 9 a.m. Watch the start or finish at Trail Center Lodge or watch the race from multiple other businesses along the Gunflint Trail.

9:30 a.m. | Blast From the Past Vintage Snowmobile Ride | Cascade Lodge
The Lutsen TrailBreakers Snowmobile Club, along with Cascade Lodge, Cascade River State Park, the US Forest Service and Visit Cook County, invite you to the ninth annual Blast From the Past Vintage Snowmobile Ride. Approx. 20-mile ride start and finish at Cascade Lodge and Restaurant. Registration opens at 9:30 a.m. in the main lodge. $10 per machine, so bring out the old iron, the tired iron, and the just plain rare sleds

10 a.m. | Fiber Circle | Dappled Fern Fibers
This free, drop-in group is a great place to work on easy projects and connect with other fiber folks in the area!

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Exhibit: Hygge: the Warmth of Winter | Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery
Hygge: the Warmth of Winter is the fifth annual members’ show from the North Shore Artists League. This collaborative exhibit, featuring artwork celebrating the natural Hygge of winters in a variety of mediums, is a masterful tour of North Shore artists.

Noon – 5 p.m. | Self-Directed Art Activities | Joy & Co.
Enjoy self directed activities at Joy & Co.’s art counter every day during Hygge Festival.

12:30 – 5 p.m. | Galentine’s Market | North Shore Winery
Sip North Shore Winery wines and ciders will shopping with Kari Carter Pottery, Northern Shift Vintage, The Big Lake, The North Country, and girl scout Freja, who will be selling girl scout cookies.

12:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Mulled Wine, Hot cider, Spiked Hot Cider, Fireplaces, Mobile Sauna | North Shore Winery
For the whole month, North Shore Winery has mulled wine, hot cider, spiked hot cider, fireplaces, and the Sisu and Loyly mobile sauna.

SUNDAY 2/11

10 a.m. – Noon | Jazz Brunch with Briand Morrison | Moguls Grille & Tap Room
Jazz guitarist Briand Morrison performs with a brunch menu offered.

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Exhibit: Hygge: the Warmth of Winter | Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery
Hygge: the Warmth of Winter is the fifth annual members’ show from the North Shore Artists League. This collaborative exhibit, featuring artwork celebrating the natural Hygge of winters in a variety of mediums, is a masterful tour of North Shore artists.

11 a.m. – 6 p.m. | Mulled Wine, Hot cider, Spiked Hot Cider, Fireplaces, Mobile Sauna | North Shore Winery
For the whole month, North Shore Winery has mulled wine, hot cider, spiked hot cider, fireplaces, and the Sisu and Loyly mobile sauna.

Noon – 5 p.m. | Self-Directed Art Activities | Joy & Co.
Enjoy self directed activities at Joy & Co.’s art counter every day during Hygge Festival.

MONDAY 2/12

All Day | Fiber Week | North House Folk School
Wool, woodstoves, and winter weave together for a cozy week at North House each February. This special week-long gathering celebrates all manner of fiber arts, featuring speakers, demonstrations, community gatherings, and coursework from long-time North House instructors as well as new guest artisans. Tuck in to the warm and wooly camaraderie this winter!

Noon – 5 p.m. | Self-Directed Art Activities | Joy & Co.
Enjoy self directed activities at Joy & Co.’s art counter every day during Hygge Festival.

12:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Mulled Wine, Hot cider, Spiked Hot Cider, Fireplaces, Mobile Sauna | North Shore Winery
For the whole month, North Shore Winery has mulled wine, hot cider, spiked hot cider, fireplaces, and the Sisu and Loyly mobile sauna.

8 – 10 p.m. | Live Music | Bluefin Grille
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TUESDAY 2/13

All Day | Fiber Week | North House Folk School
Wool, woodstoves, and winter weave together for a cozy week at North House each February. This special week-long gathering celebrates all manner of fiber arts, featuring speakers, demonstrations, community gatherings, and coursework from long-time North House instructors as well as new guest artisans. Tuck in to the warm and wooly camaraderie this winter!

Noon-5 p.m. | Self-Directed Art Activities | Joy & Co.
Enjoy self directed activities at Joy & Co.’s art counter every day during Hygge Festival.

12:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Mulled Wine, Hot cider, Spiked Hot Cider, Fireplaces, Mobile Sauna | North Shore Winery
For the whole month, North Shore Winery has mulled wine, hot cider, spiked hot cider, fireplaces, and the Sisu and Loyly mobile sauna.

4:30 – 6:30 p.m. | Live Music: Eric Frost | North Shore Winery
Live music with local singer and guitarist Eric Frost.

6 – 9 p.m. | Open Stage | Up Yonder on 61
Come on up and strut your stuff in a safe and welcoming space. Whatever your jam is!

6:30 p.m. | Open Curling | Cook County Community Center
Put on by the Cook County Curling Club, this is fun, relaxing and no-pressure curling. Instruction and equipment provided, all you need is a pair of clean athletic shoes (no dirt or gravel in the treads), comfortable – easy to move in clothing and a light jacket or sweater (a fleece works well4

WEDNESDAY 2/14

All Day | Fiber Week | North House Folk School
Wool, woodstoves, and winter weave together for a cozy week at North House each February. This special week-long gathering celebrates all manner of fiber arts, featuring speakers, demonstrations, community gatherings, and coursework from long-time North House instructors as well as new guest artisans. Tuck in to the warm and wooly camaraderie this winter!

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. | Exhibit: Hygge: the Warmth of Winter | Johnson Heritage Post Art Gallery
Hygge: the Warmth of Winter is the fifth annual members’ show from the North Shore Artists League. This collaborative exhibit, featuring artwork celebrating the natural Hygge of winters in a variety of mediums, is a masterful tour of North Shore artists.

Noon – 5 p.m. | Self-Directed Art Activities | Joy & Co.
Enjoy self directed activities at Joy & Co.’s art counter every day during Hygge Festival.

Noon – 9 p.m. | Special Menu | Bluefin Grille
A special menu for Valentine’s Day will be offered.

1 p.m. | Open Curling | Cook County Community Center
Put on by the Cook County Curling Club, this is fun, relaxing and no-pressure curling. Instruction and equipment provided, all you need is a pair of clean athletic shoes (no dirt or gravel in the treads), comfortable – easy to move in clothing and a light jacket or sweater (a fleece works well).

7 – 8 p.m. | Northern Lotus Meditation | Two Birds Healing Arts Center
Experience a mindful group meditation practice in a warm and inclusive environment. Whether you’re a seasoned meditator or a complete beginner, all are welcome. No prior experience is needed; just an open heart and a willingness to explore this path.

8 – 10 p.m. | Live Music | Bluefin Grille

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