Dates set for Detroit Lakes Polar Fest, Feb. 4-15

Detroit Lakes' annual Polar Fest celebration is set to take place on Feb. 4-15, though the exact schedule has not yet been finalized. Watch the website at for updates as they become available.

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Polar Pete and the rest of the volunteers on Detroit Lakes' Polar Fest prep crew are getting ready to celebrate all things winter on Feb. 4-15. Dates and times of specific events are still being finalized; updates will be posted at the event's website, (Submitted photo)

Polar Fest 2021 will be taking place on Feb. 4-15 in Detroit Lakes. The dates were finalized early this week.

The annual winter festival provides opportunities to celebrate winter through various activities. Organizations and groups from around the area can submit events to be included in the calendar. There’s something for everyone, from food events to virtual presentations to outdoors activities. This year, activities will be adjusted to allow for social distancing and other safety measures.

Polar Fest is brought to you by Propel DL Inc, a 501(C)(3) organization whose purpose is to advance, promote, and enhance through educational, charitable and recreational programs, including but not limited to festivals and events, to promote and encourage prosperity in Detroit Lakes.

For more information, visit .

A reporter at Detroit Lakes Newspapers since relocating to the community in October 2000, Vicki was promoted to Community News Lead for the Detroit Lakes Tribune and Perham Focus on Jan. 1, 2022. She has covered pretty much every "beat" that a reporter can be assigned, from county board and city council to entertainment, crime and even sports. Born and raised in Madelia, Minnesota, she is a graduate of Hamline University, from which she earned a bachelor's degree in English literature (writing concentration). You can reach her at
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