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2023 Polar Fest Frozen Fireworks Opening Day

2023 Polar Fest Frozen Fireworks Opening Day

This year, the Detroit Lakes Polar Fest Frozen Fireworks show is back and better than ever! We’re having two days of fireworks (opening and closing days) so you can come to the one that best fits your schedule (or both).

What to expect at Polar Fest Frozen Fireworks?

  • Detroit Lakes Polar Fest Frozen Fireworks shows are free events.

  • You can watch from the north side of Detroit Lake, by the Detroit Lakes Pavilion.

  • There is parking in the park next to the pavilion.

  • You might want to get here early to get a parking spot as this event can get very busy!

Mark your Calendar Today

You don’t want to miss the next Polar Fest Frozen Fireworks opening day show, or any of the other great Polar Fest events in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota in February!

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About Detroit Lakes Polar Fest

Detroit Lakes Polar Fest is is a 10-day winter festival that features a multitude of outdoor winter activities. It is held in mid-February with the plunge and fireworks on the last Saturday night of Polar Fest. 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, Ron Zeman, former Develop DL board member, heard of 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. Unfortunately, in 2002 a lack of support left Polar Fest with only its key event, the Polar Plunge.

In 2005, a group of crazy, winter-loving citizens came together to reinvigorate and warm up Polar Fest. Since then, Polar Fest has since continued with the pinnacle event being the Polar Fest Plunge into Little Detroit Lake. However, many other activities including golfing on the lake, polar explorer presentations, dances and more have been added. In 2008, fireworks on the last Saturday evening were added, becoming one of the highlights of the week-long winter celebration. Don’t miss one of Minnesota’s most fun winter festivals!

About Propel DL

Propel DL is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to advance and promote Detroit Lakes and the surrounding region. This goal will be achieved through educational, charitable and recreational programs, festivals and events like the Detroit Lakes Polar Fest.

Detroit Lakes Polar Fest is held annually in mid-February. The Propel DL Board is responsible for the overall branding, advertising, and administration of Polar Fest. We work to bring more events like this to the area and the look committee members, sponsors and event volunteers.

Best Polar Fest Hotels in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

The Lodge on Lake Detroit & The Spa Within

The only way to improve Polar Fest is staying in one of the best Polar Fest Hotels in Detroit Lakes. However long your stay, you will find our Detroit Lakes Minnesota lake resort the perfect place to unwind after a busy day. What better way to relax 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 sandy beach, you’ll find the latest hotel style and amenities. The Lodge is independently owned and operated by Holland Hospitality, Inc., now providing a generation of hospitality excellence.

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 daily hot breakfast, 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

Your room features lakefront views, free Wi-Fi and wired internet, flat-screen TVs with extended channels. It is also equipped with mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker, and is pet and smoke free. View accommodation detail.

Detroit Lakes Day Spa: You will experience extensive menu of select spa treatment services at The Spa Within at The Lodge, many of which are exclusive signature treatments. A variety of facials and massage therapies will provide you a deeply relaxed state as part of your spa experience. Some of these revitalizing treatments include the use of warm and cold basalt stones for face and body.

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