Ely, Minnesota is home to fun events and festivals year-round. Check out our Calendar of Events to find concerts, exhibits, shopping events, races and gatherings or all kinds throughout the year. Featured events include the Ely Winter Festival, the Blueberry Arts Festival and the Harvest Moon Festival.
Winter comes alive during the Ely Winter Festival held during early February. This winter frolic has become famous for spectacular snow sculptures that transform Ely into a sparkling winter art gallery.
The Blueberry Arts Festival takes place during the last full weekend of July and features hundreds of artisans and crafters as well as numerous food vendors and local musicians. You’ll find exquisite photography and paintings, beautiful jewelry, pottery and more, plus there’s plenty of fun games and activities for the kids.
In September, don’t miss the Harvest Moon Festival. Ely celebrates he beginning of autumn with the three day festival filled with arts and crafts, great food and fun for the whole family.