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Event Locations


Downtown Excelsior

Directions: (from east) Highway 494, exit Hwy 7 west. Go west to Highway 19. Turn left and take a right at stoplight (Water Street). Map it


Freeman Park, 6000 Eureka Road, Shorewood, 55331.

Directions: (from east) Highway 494, exit Hwy 7 west. Go west to Eureka Road in Shorewood. Turn right (north). Park entrance on your left. Map it

Tonka Bay

Manitou Park, Highway 19, Tonka Bay, 55331.

Directions: (from east) Highway 494, exit Hwy 7 west. Go west to Highway 19. Turn left and continue straight to park on your left. Map it

2012 Event Schedule

Arctic Fever is still ON! Join us for the warm weather version of a Minnesota winter. Although the ice and snow portion of the event has changed, there is plenty of outdoor fun planned for the entire family. The American Legion Ice Fishing contest has been cancelled and is rescheduled for February 18, 2012. Online registration begins here on January 13.

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Puppet Show, Excelsior Library, 10:30 am
Coloring Contest until 5 pm 1/14 at Excelsior Library
Wagon Rides on Water Street, 11 am-3 pm
Reindeer, near the public dock, Excelsior Commons, Noon-4 pm
Bonfire, Excelsior Commons, 11 am-4 pm
Brain Balance, 386 Oak Street, Catch the Fever Open House, 12 pm-3 pm
Event includes refreshments, lego snowboard races, craft and coloring.
Lego prizes for the kids!


All events in Freeman Park!

Horse-drawn Wagon Rides, 10 am-3 pm
Skijoring Lead Dog Social and Dog Meet and Greet by Midwest Skijorers, Noon-3 pm
Bonfire, 10 am-3 pm
Nordic Hiking, 11 am-1 pm
Geocahcing, 11 am-1 pm
Owl Show, 1:30-2:30 pm

Tonka Bay

Due to lack of ice, Tonka Bay events are cancelled for 2012.
The owl show has moved to Freeman Park in Shorewood.
See you in 2013!

Lake Minnetonka

CANCELLED: Rescheduled for 2/18. Online registration begins 1/13.
Ice Fishing Contest, Tonka Bay Marina, 10am-2pm
Up to Two Kids Free With Paid Adult; Adults: $10; Fishing license required
Sponsored by: Sportsman's Club of the Excelsior American Legion Post 259

Winterwear Design Contest

Get your knitting needles clicking! It's time to start knitting, crocheting, weaving and sewing winterwear! Arctic Fever 2012 will feature a Winterwear Exhibition for talented residents of all levels. Make mittens, hats, scarves, socks--any great winterwear. Drop off the winterwear at Shorewood City Hall, or Southshore Community Center by January 13 for display during the Snow Princess Tea.

Submission of the articles are due to Southshore Community Center by January 13, 2012.
Get clicking! For more information email

Sunday, January 15th

Snow Princess Tea, 2-3:30 pm

Delight your princess with a winter tea at Southshore Community Center,
complete with tiny sandwiches, tea and cocoa, delicate desserts, beautiful harp music, storytelling by the Arctic Fever Snow Princess and the chance to win a completely
outfitted American Girl doll and other prizes! (must be present to win)
Adults $18, Children under age 12 $12

Registration is Required by 1/9/12

Online: Available through the Web Store.
Click on Arctic Fever to register.

By mail: Complete the registration form and submit to:
City of Shorewood, 5755 Country Club Road, Shorewood, MN 55331
or call Shorewood City Hall at 952.960.7900.

Volunteers, sponsors, and new ideas are always in demand! Contact the Arctic Fever Committee for more information!