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2021 Detroit Lakes Great Polar Hunt

Individuals and families are invited to join the Detroit Lakes Great Polar Hunt during Polar Fest on February 5-15, 2021 in Detroit Lakes, MN! Find the signs around Detroit Lakes, solve the puzzle and register to win prizes!

Once you have registered, watch your inbox for an email sent at noon on February 5, 2021. This email will contain the puzzle you will need to solve by finding hidden signs around Detroit Lakes. All signs will be on public land or at local businesses.

This event is designed to still have fun while social distancing; driving will be required.

  • Cost: Just $10 per person.
  • You will have all of Polar Fest (through February 15th) to find the signs and return your completed puzzle to the DL Chamber Office at 700 Summit Avenue by February 16, 2021.
  • Completed puzzles will be entered into a drawing for prize packages filled with local gift cards worth over $100.00.
  • Winners be drawn on February 16, 2021 at 5:00 p.m.

Contact Detroit Lakes Chamber of Commerce
Phone: 218-847-9202
Email: dlchamber@visitdetroitlakes.com
Chamber Website

Great Polar Hunt Kickoff Party & Wine Tasting
Also on Friday, the Detroit Lakes Noon Rotary Club is hosting a Virtual Wine Tasting event starting at 7:00 p.m. This virtual wine tasting with sommelier Jean Taylor will help participants choose the best wines for Valentine’s Day, and enjoy a fun evening of Zooming, laughing, and sharing with old friends and new.

Cost is $75, and each ticket purchased includes four bottles of wine, an invitation to the Zoom event, and recipe suggestions for food pairings with the wines. Once you sign up, you’ll receive an email with directions on picking up your wine and how to join the Zoom webinar. Kickoff Party Registration

About Polar Fest

Polar Fest is held annually in mid-February with the plunge and fireworks on the Saturday night of President’s Day weekend. Polar Fest was started in 1996 by Erika Johnson, previous owner of Lakeside Tavern. She loved winter and wanted to see some sort of celebration of winter by the lake and outside her restaurant. Coincidentally, at the same time, Ron Zeman, former board member for Develop DL, heard about people jumping into a hole in the lake to raise money for an organization. He took that idea to the Boys & Girls Club and the “Polar Fest Plunge” was born. Polar Fest continued until 2002 when lack of support left Polar Fest with only its key event — the Polar Plunge, but no other activities. In 2005, a group of crazy, winter-loving citizens came together to reinvigorate and warm up Polar Fest. Since then, Polar Fest has continued with the pinnacle event being the Polar Fest Plunge into Little Detroit Lake plus many other activities ranging from golfing on the lake to presentations by polar explorers to dances in the sand. In 2008, fireworks on the last Saturday evening were added and that has become one of the highlights of the week-long winter celebration.

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the nextDetroit Lakes Great Polar Hunt in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota in February!

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Best Winter & Polar Fest Hotels in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

The Lodge on Lake Detroit & The Spa Within

The only way to improve the Detroit Lakes Polar Fest, one of Minnesota’s most fun winter festivals, is to stay in one of the best Polar Fest Hotels in Detroit Lake. Whether your stay is the entire 11-day event, any of the three weekends or if you are just here for a particular event, you will find our Detroit Lakes Minnesota lake resort is the perfect setting to relax and recover from all the day’s activities. What better way to unwind after a busy winter Minnesota day than in The Lodge’s beautiful Fireside Lobby and LoLa D’s Lobby Bar & Bistro. Nestled in a lovely tree-filled setting on a private 550 foot wide sandy beach, you’ll find the latest hotel style and amenities. The Lodge is independently owned and operated by Holland Hospitality, Inc., now in its third generation of providing excellence in hospitality.

With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, we stand out among other lodging choices in Detroit Lakes, MN. For couples or family getaways, we offer a variety of rooms and suites with king, queen or two queen beds. Our free hot breakfast (currently using Grab & Go Bags while Covid precautions are in place), free local calls, indoor heated pool and fitness center make the hotel a great place to recharge between enjoying Detroit Lakes attractions and activities. View hotel detail.

All rooms feature lakefront views, free Wi-Fi and wired internet, flat-screen TVs with extended channels. Rooms are equipped with mini-frige, microwaves, and coffee makers and are pet and smoke free. View accommodation detail.

Detroit Lakes Day Spa: The Spa Within at The Lodge offers an extensive menu of select spa treatment services, many of which are signature treatments exclusive to this spa. These revitalizing treatments include the use of warm and cold basalt stones for face and body, and a variety of facials and massage therapies that are sure to induce a state of deep relaxation.

Call Hotel Direct at (218) 847-8439 or book online now!

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