It's going to be a cold and wintery weekend in Owatonna -- and that's perfect because we're celebrating winter all weekend long at Owatonna's Bold & Cold Festival.

Bundle up buttercup, we're going outside!

We're hearty bunch of Minnesotans here in O-Town, and we're celebrating everything Mother Nature can throw at us in January. Snow, sleet, ice, bitter cold, blizzards -- pass me a beer!

This weekend's Bold & Cold Festival is jammed with activities for the whole family. The medallion hunt is over because that has been found, but everything else is still a 'go.' Here's a look at what's on tap.

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Snow Sculpture Contest

Check out the amazing work that's been done in Central Park. Each sculpture you see started with nothing but a block of snow. Team sculpting will take place through Saturday, with a chance to vote for your favorite masterpiece on Sunday.

Family Open Swim & Log Rolling

OK, yes, this is indoors! We're hearty, but not that hearty. This takes place from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm tonight (FRI 1/27) at the Owatonna Middle School pool. The cost is $4 per person. Get the family together and splash around during the open swim, and give log rolling a try. Lifeguards and a log rolling instructor will be on hand.

Rock On Ice

Let's go skating Saturday night from 6:30 to 8:30 at Morehouse Park. Its completely free if you have your own skates, but there's a cost if you need to rent. There will be lots of fun with music, lights, games, and more -- plus a bonfire too.


Ever been snowshoeing before? Here's your chance -- Sunday from 10 am to 5 pm at Brooktree Golf Course. What? You don't have snowshoes? A variety of snowshoe sizes will be available for complimentary use. When you need to warm up a bit there will be hot cocoa and cider available.

Luminary Hike

This is so cool (literally and figuratively)! Head to Mineral Springs park from 5 pm to 9pm Sunday night. it will be absolutely beautiful. Bundle up!

There's a lot here, but this is just the tip of the iceberg. You can see even more of what's going on this weekend as part of Owatonna's 2023 Bold & Cold Festival right here.

Bundle up, enjoy the great outdoors, have fun, and don't put your tongue on the flagpole.

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