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    • New in 2022:

    Welcome Cast Outdoor Adventures of Ely, MN. Staff and sled dogs will be on hand to demonstrate the art of dog sledding and to bring out the winter outdoorsman in you with winter camping. Free fun with the dogs! Get more information on our Events page.


    • The Friday night pizza party will not be held in 2022 due to unknown COVID conditions. Outside fun will take place January 15, 2022!


      Ice sculptures

      Snow fun

      Snow science


Celebrating 17 years of Winter Fun

Coloring Contest is On!

Get your crayons, markers, paints or other design elements ready! The annual Arctic Fever coloring contest for artists ages 3-11 and sponsored by Excelsior Library, the Friends of Excelsior Library and ArtWorks is underway! Bring completed artowrk to Excelsior Library no later than 5 p.m., January 15. All artwork will be proudly displayed in the windows of Excelsior Library. Each child will get a prize when they turn in the artwork. A prize drawing for ten grand prizes will take place for all entires following Arctic Fever.

Fat Tires Everywhere!

Returning for an 8th season, Erik's Bikes and Excelsior Brewing sponsor the Arctc Fat Fever Bike Race. This race is as fun to watch as it is to ride! Celebrate the finish at Excelsior Brewing with live music and brews. Race begins at 2 p.m. Get complete information.

Enjoy Our Saturday Celebration

Due ot the COVID 19 pandemic, the Friday night pizza party will not take place in 2022. Saturday outdoor events continue! Enjoy a variety of outdoor winter fun in Freeman Park (Shorewood), Manitou Park (Tonka Bay), and in downtown Excelsior.

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Join the planning fun. Contact the city at 952.960.7902 with ideas or to volunteer for the Arctic Fever committee.