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2024 Polar Fest Polar Palooza

2024 Polar Fest Polar Palooza

Polar Fest Polar Palooza on February 21, 2024 at Detroit Mountain Recreation Area offers a fun night of tubing races. Groups of 4 people can register as a team. Team check in and practice is between 5-6pm, with the race starting at 6:30pm. Polar Fest Polar Palooza is a double elimination format! Awards for the top three team finishers and top two team costumes will be presented at the end (around 9pm). Polar Palooza is for a good cause, with funds going to the Ski Angel Program.

Polar Fest Polar Palooza Features & Information

  • Groups of 4 people can register as a team.

  • Team check in and practice is between 5-6pm

  • Racing starts at 6:30pm.

  • Double elimination format.

  • Awards for the top three team finishers and top two team costumes will be presented at the end (around 9pm).

  • Registration fee per team: $100; closes February 20.

Mark your Calendar Today

You don’t want to miss the next Polar Fest Polar Palooza, or any of the other great Detroit Lakes Polar Fest events in February!

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About Detroit Lakes Polar Fest

Detroit Lakes Polar Fest is is a 17-day winter festival that features a multitude of outdoor winter activities. It is held in early and 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 Detroit Mountain Recreation Area

Detroit Mountain Recreation Area, located just minutes from Detroit Lakes is Minnesota’s newest ski destination. Complete with a main lodge and tubing park lodge and 15 runs for alpine skiing and snowboarding, it represents the growing popularity of ‘tubing’ with designated runs for that purpose.

The Landslide Tubing Park, a recent addition at Detroit Mountain, has its own 2500 sf lodge siting astride the tubing hill. It also offers one of the two Magic Carpet lifts. This tubing hill lodge features a cafe with a variety of food options and the Ace’s Wild Bar that is perfect for indoor Apres Ski socializing (outdoors a large fire pit warms you while you gather with friends).

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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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