Bold & Cold
Owatonna's Winter Festival
January 19 - 27, 2019

We've got a fun-filled, activity-packed festival planned! Take a look at the event list and "like" our page on Facebook to stay updated on these exciting festival plans!

Register your Snow Sculpture team today!
No fee to participate!

Snow Sculpture Competition is BACK ON!!

  • Sculpting will take place January 24-27 at Central Park Downtown Owatonna. Sculpting is open to the public to watch teams carve their sculptures!
  • Sculptures will be done by 12:00PM January 27. Come and view the finished sculptures! Sculptures will be available for viewing until they melt.
  • Prizes will be given away for 1st & 2nd places!
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Snow Sculpture Rules

Snow Sculpture Winners!!

Owl sculpture

1st Place - Owl by the Spencer Family

Fish sculpture

2nd Place - Fish by the Frozen North Team/John Donkers Family

Foremost brewery sculpture

3rd Place - Pint Glass by Foremost Brewery

Saturday, January 19 Activities Include:

Bold & Cold Opener
Steele County History Center

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2:00-5:00 p.m.

S'more Family Fun - Come celebrate winter with SCHS! Free outdoor family activities, hot cocoa bar, s’more bar and more!
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5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Cabin Fever Reliever - Featuring a Tater Tot Bar, Hot Cocoa Bar, a hard beverage bar.
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7:30 p.m.

An Americana Showcase featuring Eric Koskinen with his band, and Six Mile Grove. Americana Showcase celebrates the rich musical heritage of the American Midwest by connecting artists with music lovers of all ages.
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Community Fire Protection Day
Hosted by Olympic Fire Protection

9:00 - 1:00 p.m.

  • Service your house or business extinguisher(s) at reduced prices
  • Learn to use ABC extinguishers
  • Owatonna Fire Dept. personnel on hand!
  • Register for prize drawings
  • Free smoke detector batteries
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Candlelight Event

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5:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join us for an enchanting evening of candle and lantern lit trails that meander through the woods and along the Rice Lake. The almost full moon will help make hiking, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing one or all three of the connecting loops - half, one, and one and a half mile(s) - even more enjoyable.
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It's Crazy Days in WINTER!!
Bargains abound - Thurs, Jan. 24 - Sat, Jan. 26

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Thursday, January 24 Activities include:

Thirsty Thursday Fun Run 

Time: 5:40 p.m.

ALL RUNNERS! Meet us at Reggie’s Brewhouse downtown Owatonna on Thursday January 24th at 5:30pm. First we run/walk our 4 miles, then we drink beverages and eat frozen pizza! Come join us, it’s open to all! RUN BOLD, DRINK COLD
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Friday, January 25 Activities Include:


Time: 5:00 p.m.

Sledding on the Hill
Decorate your sled with lights and glow sticks!
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Time: 5 - 7 p.m.

The Owatonna Arts Center will have treats and hot cocoa for the sledders and public to enjoy, along with outdoor art activities. Come paint on our snow wall mural or make some mini multi-colored ice cube sculptures.

FREE ADMISSION to West Hills Tennis & Fitness Center

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Gym, walking track, cardio room, and weight room is open for use. Swimming will also be available from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
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Saturday, January 26 Activities Include:


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Time: 11:00 AM

Are you brave enough to jump into a frozen lake to raise money for The We All Play Playground in Owatonna? We are hosting our first-ever Icicle Dive at Lake Kohlmier. Along with the chilly swim we will have frozen lawn games and treats to keep everyone warm.
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ICE BOCCE BALL - Rescheduled for Feb 16

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Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Get Your Roll On, It's Bocce Time!
Get your team of two to four together and join us at Morehouse Park for Bocce on ice! Discover the sport you can enjoy year round! This FREE event is open to all who want to experience this game on ice.
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ROCK ON ICE - Rescheduled for Feb 16

Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Music, lights, fun... We'll be Rockin' on the ice! Bring the whole family down, warm up by the bonfire & enjoy a night skating to the music!
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Time: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

The Steele County Clothesline is excited to announce that we will be hosting our 3rd Annual “Come Fly with Me” Fundraiser. You are invited to join us as we sample food and beverages from 4 different regions of the country, including Alaska, Las Vegas, South Beach and our sports themed room featuring the Minnesota Wild.
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Sunday, January 27 Activities Include:


Time: 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Join us on Lake Kohlmeier for an afternoon of ice fishing. Limited equipment and bait will be provided, holes will be pre-drilled for fishing. Prizes for kids 15 & under who catch the top 3 longest fish. This is a FREE event for everyone to attend. Look for more information to come.
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Other Weekend Activities Include:

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  • Fat-tire bike demonstrations
  • Squirts Hockey Tournament
  • Curling Bonspiel
  • Medallion Hunt
  • Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe at Rice Lake State Park
  • Community Snow Sculptures Contest
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