Sponsor Directory

We are so grateful to the local businesses and citizens who help us put on the Ely Winter Festival every year. Please patronize these businesses and let them know you saw their ad on ElyWinterFestival.com! Click a tab below to see different categories of businesses.


Minnesota State Arts Board

(651) 539-2650

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

Donald G Gardner Humanities Trust

(218) 365-2639

This activity is made possible in part by a grant from the Donald G Gardner Humanities Trust

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council

(218)722-0952

Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage funds.

Ely Family Dental

(218) 365-3565

Crystal Chopp, DDS
40 N. 1st Avenue East

Twin Metals Minnesota

(218) 365-3306

A joint venture company formed to pursue the development and operation of an underground copper, nickel and platinum group metals (strategic metals) mining project in northeastern Minnesota.

400 Miner’s Drive East

Friends Of The Boundary Waters Wilderness

Friends of the Boundary waters Wilderness is proud to be part of the community and celebrate our shared love for winter. We believe the prosperity and wellbeing of Ely is deeply connected with the future of our beloved Boundary Waters. 

8 Sheridan St

Boundary Waters Connect

Fostering sustainable wilderness edge communities where you can live, work, and play; a program of Northeastern Minnesotans for Wilderness.

Veterans on the Lake Resort

(800) 777-7538

Providing highly accommodating services for all guests, including those that are disabled: the lodge, docks, pool, grounds and many cabins are each built to assist veterans, their families, and accompanying guests with the most convenient and safe support systems and aids.

161 Fernberg Rd

Steger Mukluks

(218) 365-3322

Designed and manufactured in Ely, Steger Mukluks keep you warm and sure-footed in the winter terrain.

33 E. Sheridan St.

Ely "UP NORTH" Retreat

3 BR vacation rental in the heart of Ely
Northwoods Decor
Close to trails/shopping/park

Raven Words Press

(218) 365-3375

Summer & Winter Times
Calendars made in Ely

Icebug

Grip, don’t slip, in Icebug Traction Footwear. For running, hiking, and walking in all conditions.

Lake Country Power

(800) 421-9959

Building on the Power of Membership

Northern Grounds

(218) 235-6162

Festival HQ
Fresh-ground coffee, pastries, light foods, great wine by the glass, craft beer, designer cocktails

2 W Sheridan St

Ely Tourism Bureau

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Zup’s Inc.

(218) 365-3188

Homemade sausages, brats and polish, potica, wild rice, and other local favorites are available in-store or online.

1500 E Sheridan St

Grand Ely Lodge

(218) 365-6565
400 N Pioneer Rd

The perfect place for family getaways, weddings, and corporate retreats. 

Northeast Title

(218) 741-1515

Professional Title & Closing Services
612 13th Avenue S
Virginia, MN 55792

Essentia Health Pharmacy

Essentia Health-Ely Pharmacy is coming spring 2022! The Ely Pharmacy will be located in Zup’s Food Market and open Monday-Saturday. Drive-thru is available. Learn more by calling 844-380-5642.

MN Women's Press

Minnesota Women’s Press has been telling the stories of social justice and women’s leadership since 1985

Northern Toboggan Co.

(218) 242-3234

203 E Sheridan St

Women's Wilderness Discovery

Discover your inner strength outdoors

Ely Rotary Club

Rotary International District 5580, Club 1398

P.O. Box 222

Fall Lake Township

393 Kawishiwi Trail
PO Box 599

Kiwanis Club of Ely

(218) 365-6165

PO Box 201

Wintergreen Northernwear

(218) 365-6602

205 East Sheridan Street

Vermilion Community College

The Boundary Waters College: Environmental, Liberal Arts

1900 East Camp Street

Rural Living Environments

(218) 827-2322

Residential Services
Job Opportunities Available

R & R Transfer

(218) 365-3196

Moving and storage service

Mather Recycling and Tony’s Towing

1222 Winton Road

365-JUNK Mon-Sat, 9-5
365-4473 Emergency and after hours

Winter Fun Magazine

Where to go, what to do, how to do it in the upper midwest and Thunder Bay.

Piragis Northwoods Company

(800) 223-6565

105 N Central Avenue

Art & Soul Gallery & Gift House

(218) 365-7300

Gallery of local Ely artists

427 E Sheridan St

Voyageur Outward Bound School

Inspiring Bold Futures
(651) 401-0640

Crapola!

402 E. Sheridan St
218-235-6161

Sir G's

520 East Sheridan St
(218) 365-3688

Ely Steak House

(218) 365-7412

216 East Sheridan Street

Insula

(218) 365-4855

145 East Sheridan Street

Subway

(218) 365-2699

1520 East Sheridan St.

Gator's Grilled Cheese Emporium

(218) 365-7348

955 E Sheridan Street

Dairy Queen Grill & Chill

(218) 365-5101

Full menu Dairy Queen on the east end of town

1441 E Sheridan S

Front Porch Coffee & Tea Co.

(218) 365-2326

343 E Sheridan St

Ely Nordic Ski & Bike Club

Hidden Valley Ski Chalet is located 0.3 miles East of Ely, MN at
1258 Hidden Valley Rd.

City of Ely

The City of Ely provides snow moving, plowing and supports the Festival in countless ways. Thank you!

209 E Chapman St

Land of Lakes Insurance

(218) 365-4000

Insurance broker for all your insurance needs. We get you the best price out there.

240 W Sheridan St

Rock Country Masonry

(218) 235-3471

Quality by design

Ten80 North

(218) 235-0627

Web Design & Development, Marketing Services, Photo & Video Services

Corvid Images

(218) 235-0627

Photography & Video Services including Real Estate, Commercial & Aerial services.

Carolyn Kluender

Graphic Design and Illustration
EWF Brochure and 2019 Pin Design
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Ely ArtWalk

Downtown Ely is converted to an art gallery during the Ely Winter Festival

National Geographic Heart of the Continent

Thanks for listing us in your travel guide to the places most respected and recommended by locals.

Pharr Thrown Pottery

(218) 235-0038

Ely Veterinary Clinic

(218) 365-5911

318 Miners Dr E,

Ely Vision Center

(218) 365-4919
38 E Harvey

Experience Modern Eye Care

Brandenburg Gallery

(218) 365-6563

11 E Sheridan St

Paddle Inn

(218) 365-6036

Frandsen Bank & Trust

(218) 365-6121

Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital

328 West Conan Street

VP’s Lucky Boy Services

(218)235-8629

Ely Flower & Seed

(218) 365-6555

Generous sponsors of the EWF Ice Skating Rink
Pet, wild animal and bird food, plants
145 W Camp St

Ely Area Credit Union

(218) 365-3131

Potluck Vintage & Modern Kitchenware

101 E Chapman St
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Brian Berrini Agency

(218) 365-4258

Ely Echo Newspaper

Timberjay Newspapers

Hometown Focus

Plaza Salon & Spa

Happiest Salon on the Range!

Mike’s Liquor

(218) 365-5087
401 E Sheridan Street

City Auto Glass

(888) 552-4272

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The Ely Winter Festival is made possible by donations from people like you. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit and deeply appreciate your gifts!


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