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Four Things to Fight Back Old Man Winter – Visit Park Rapids

If you struggle to find entertainment in the colder months, come join us in Park Rapids for our lively opportunities to have fun! Make the most of winter by attending an event with your family. These are just some of the things to do in Park Rapids!



International Eelpout Festival

Gather on Leech Lake in Walker on February 23rd through the 26th for the 38th Annual International Eelpout Festival. Take part in a polar plunge, ice fishing, beer pong tournament, and lots more! You will certainly enjoy yourself at this quirky gathering. Find more details on the festival’s website.  


Soaring Eagle Ski Trails Open House

Now through the end of February, Soaring Eagle Ski Trails will have an open house from 1-4pm every Sunday! Organized by the Itascatur Outdoor Activity Club, it is free to check-out ski equipment and hit the trails. All you need is a Minnesota ski pass to enjoy this fun winter activity!


Heartland Concert Association: Piano Conversation with Julian Gargiulo

Come enjoy the concert of charismatic pianist, Julian Gargiulo. His technique can even be viewed close-up by audience members through a keyboard video camera! This event is at 7:30 pm on March 11th.

Snowmobiling on Forest Riders Trail System

If you want another outdoor activity to enjoy the Park Rapids area, enlist in the Forest Riders Snowmobiling Club! You can check trail conditions and snowfall on their website. Do not let the winter season pass you by without riding the trails at least once.


There is tons of winter fun to be had in the Park Rapids area. Make the most of the snowy winter months spending time ice fishing, skiing, or snowmobiling. Or if being out in the cold is not your cup of tea, do not miss the chance to experience Julian Gargiulo’s classical concert. No matter what your circumstances, there is an event for everyone to enjoy near Park Rapids!


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