This weekend is the annual Ice Fest, where you can get out on Pelican Lake and enjoy a variety of cold-weather activities and then warm up under the big tent with a meal and a beverage.
Ice Fest takes place just south of the Whitefish Chain in the Breezy Point bay of Pelican Lake. Join in the pond hockey tournament and take on the other teams for great prizes. Try out curling in the on-the-ice curling rink. Play with the kids on the ice slide (bring your sleds if you like!) or the whole family can play a game of snow golf out on the bay.
Warm up by the big bon fire on the beach or head under the tent for a beverage and concessions. Take a free horse-drawn hay ride or join in the bag toss tournament under the big warming tent. Under the tent will also be live music! Food and drink specials will also be available in Dockside, the nearby lounge. Enjoy a beautiful fireworks show at dusk on Saturday evening. Many of the activities will be available most of the day on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The pond hockey tournament is one of the main events and an annual favorite. Anyone can enter their team of four to six; email Dave at email@example.com to sign up. Cost is $20 per person or $100 per team. Prizes will be awarded!
Musical performances will be provided by Tami and the Bachelor, which describes themselves as playing anything from Gershwin to Green Day to Lady Gaga. They'll play Friday night starting at 9 p.m. On Saturday, Wyld Ryce will play from 6-9 p.m. under the ice tent, playing classics that all ages will enjoy.
The weather forecast for this weekend is fantastic, with sun and a high of 37 degrees on Friday and a sunny, 34-degree day on Saturday. It's going to be a great weekend out on the ice!