• Icebox Days - Wacky Winter Festival, International Falls, MN
  • Mark your calendar for the 2019 Icebox Days Winter Festival!

    January 17-20, 2019

  • Icebox Days - International Falls, MN

    Welcome to the wacky winter festival known as Icebox Days – an annual celebration staged in what the world knows as the “Icebox of the Nation.” That trademarked moniker, given to us by Collier’s magazine decades ago, harbors plenty of implications but one thing is for sure - it keeps the media inquiring and has put us on the global map.

    Events through the years have been covered by CBS, NBC and ABC networks and others. Icebox Days has also been featured on The Travel Channel, The Weather Channel, MSNBC, Lifetime and dozens of national and international publications. A few years ago, Emmy Award-winning television journalist JuJu Chang visited with her son and producer, resulting in an International Falls feature on the ABC program “Nightline.”

    Yet there’s still a lot more you need to know about us. Our people live here because they love the area and are inhabited with an affection for nature illustrated in joyous winter activity and winter resiliency.

    Sure – we celebrate winter with our wacky and wonderful winter festival. But here’s another thing: International Falls is beautiful in four distinct seasons – breathtakingly pristine winters melt into heavenly summers, and glorious autumns. In the meantime, Icebox Days is packed full of fun and zany games for all people, including frozen turkey bowling; the locally invented “smoosh” races; moonlight skiing in Voyageurs National Park; the infamous “Gizzard” runs and much more (as you will see in this schedule).

    Be sure to catch the exhilarating FIREWORKS under the winter sky at 6 p.m. Saturday near Smokey Bear Park. Then you can warm up at the Beach Party at the VFW.

    2019 Icebox Days are coordinated by the International Falls Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the City of International Falls, generous sponsors and dozens of volunteers. You are warmly welcomed to the Icebox of the Nation for the 39th amazing year of Icebox Days and Freeze Yer Gizzard Blizzard Run.

  • Thank you to our 2018 Icebox Days sponsors!

    Star Partners


    Platinum Partners



    Gold Partners






    Silver Plus Partners

    The Journal


    Wagner Construction


    Silver Partners

    Minnesota Power

    Friend's Garbage Service

    Pelland Swenson & Associates

    Property Development & Construction LLC

    North Border Financial Services

    Reed Realty


    Bronze Partners

    America's Best Value Inn & Suites

    Bergstrom Wood Product

    Border Bar & Pizza Parlor

    Border Boxes

    Border State Bank

    Bremer Bank

    Chocolate Moose Restaurant

    Eleven-71 Boutique

    Hardee's Restaurant

    Lucachick Architecture Inc.

    MD&W Railway

    North Star Electric Coop.

    Northern Lumber Yard   

    Northern Reliable Insurance Agency

    Patty's It's a Girl Thing 

    Rainy River Veterinarian


    Solutions Insurance Agency

    State Farm Insurance - Charles Casanova 

    Thrivent Financial

    Trails End Chapter - MDHA

    Viking Bar

    Washcke Family GM Center


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  • America's Coldest Town Lives for 'Icebox Days'
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  • 2019 Official Events: