City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival & Luminary Loppet – Minneapolis, MN

Jan 24, 2021 | locations/events

The Great Northern celebrates our cold, creative winters through ten days of diverse programming that invigorate mind and body. In an era of changing climate that threatens our signature season, we seek to create community, inspire action, and share the resilient spirit of the North with the world.
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City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

 

Photo by Jayme Halbritter

Photo by Jayme Halbritter

City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival

Fri, Jan 29 – Sun, Jan 31 &
Fri, Feb 5 – Sun, Feb 7

The Loppet Foundation’s City of Lakes Loppet Winter Festival encompasses a variety of unique outdoor activities in and around Theodore Wirth Park in Minneapolis. Jan 29 – Jan 31 activities include Chuck & Don’s Skijor Loppet, Next Generation Loppet, Askov Finlayson 10K Snowshoe Loppet, various Freewheel Fat Tire Loppets, Ski Tours and more. See the full list of events here.

Due to COVID-19, the activities will span two weekends to better spread participants out on the courses. There will also be hybrid/virtual options for some of the events. Please check Loppet’s Event Updates Page for more information.

 

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City of Lakes Loppet: Luminary Loppet

 

City of Lakes Loppet: Luminary Loppet*
Jan 29-31, 6pm-10pm
Feb 5-7, 6pm-10pm

The Trailhead – 1221 Theodore Wirth Parkway Golden Valley, MN, 55422 United States (map)

The non-competitive, Luminary Loppet is the Twin Cities’ most magical event of the season, as well as the primary financial driver that enables the Loppet Foundation to pursue its mission of creating a shared passion for year-round outdoor adventure in the Minneapolis area, focusing on underserved youth and families. Walk or snowshoe over Theodore Wirth Park’s groomed ski trails alongside candle-lit luminaries outlining a serene landscape of glowing ice celebrating winter in the Bold North.

*Registration is full. Please understand that spots are quite limited at this time due to current state COVID guidance. This guidance may change January 10. If that is the case, registration may open a few days after that with new caps. Learn more and sign up for the waitlist.


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