Ely Winter Festival

The Ely Winter Festival’s two flagship events, the Snow Sculpting Symposium and Ely Art Walk will look different this year due to the pandemic. Festival organizers will be creating a virtual experience over the ten-day festival for artists’ and communities safety. This will allow the community and out of town Read more […]

Make a Snow Sculpture in Your Front Yard

Interested in participating in the Ely Winter Festival but can’t because we’re not having an amateur contest? We invite you to participate at home and create a snow sculpture in your own front yard! You don’t have to be in Ely. We know that a lot of artists who can’t Read more […]

WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race

The 13th annual WolfTrack Classic Sled Dog Race takes place in February each year in Ely’s beautiful, natural and wild surroundings. The WolfTrack Classic consists of two mid-distance races: a 6-dog and 8-dog competition. This year, due to COVID-19, spectators are not allowed at the race but still can monitor Read more […]

Ely ArtWalk

The city of Ely is transformed into an art gallery with window-shopping exhibitions of more than 400 pieces of art. All art is done by artists with direct ties to the Ely area and will be featured in the shops and windows of downtown businesses. This activity is made possible Read more […]

Ely ArtWalk

Please join us for the 2021 annual Ely ArtWalk, when the city of Ely is transformed into an art gallery, a window-shopping exhibition of more than 400 pieces of art by artists with direct ties to the Ely area in the shops and windows of downtown businesses. This activity is Read more […]

Ely Folk School Holiday Party

With many area holiday events being cancelled, the Ely Folk School is pleased to announce a safe outdoor party. This free community gathering features dogsled rides for kids and adults, a warming bonfire, pool-noodle broomball on the lake ice, and a very special guest: “Santa.” Attendees are encouraged to bring Read more […]