I can guarantee you it'll be chilly the rest of this month and then some, but that doesn't stop us Owatonnans from enjoying the winter season. That's why we host the signature Bold and Cold Winter Festival each year.

The Bold and Cold Winter Festival is a weekend celebration that highlights the Minnesota psyche of "cold noses and warm hearts."

This is what brave Minnesotans can expect during the festival held January 28-30th.

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Friday, January 28th: Family Open Swim and Log Rolling

Time: 6:30 pm-8:30 pm

Location: Owatonna Middle School

Fee: $4.00 Per Person

Father playing with his daughter in swimming pool

Saturday, January 29th: Card Board Sled Races, Snow Shoe Demo and Regular Sledding

Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Location: West Hills Sledding Hill

Fee: Free

To register for the card board sled races, click here.

Minnesota Sledding

Saturday, January 29th: Rock on Ice 

Time: 5:30 pm-8 pm

Location: Morehouse

Fee: Free

owatonna skating
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Sunday, January 30th: Family Ice Fishing

Time: 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Location: Lake Kohlmier

Fee: Free (Limited equipment and bait will be provided. Holes will be pre-drilled for fishing.)


Additional Events Led By The Parks And Recreation Department:

Snow Sculpture Building Contest (Pending Snow)

Dates: January 22nd-28th

Location: Central Park

Click Here to Register

snow sculpture
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Hawaiian Themed Photo Contest 

Dates: January 28th-January 30th

Location: Nearest Parks and Recreation Photo Frame

Prize: 10 daily admission passes to River Springs Water Park.

Submit your photos to Owatonna Parks and Recreation by January 30th. Photos can be submitted to parksrec@ci.owatonna.mn.us

And don't forget about the great shopping deals you can find throughout town!

(Plus, you can also get some delicious soup from this popular Owatonna group on Friday.)

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