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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! 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.

Arrowhead Regional Arts Council


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 Film Festival

Welcome to the Ely Film Festival, where we celebrate stories from the End of the Road! Ely is a small town in Northern Minnesota that is surrounded by Superior National Forest and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness. Because of its unique location, Ely has become a crossroads of history and cultures.

Dutchman Tree Service

421 E James St
Ely, MN, 55731

Phone: 218-929-2502

Environmental stewards, protecting our clients' properties for generations

Ely Family Dental

(218) 365-3565

Crystal Chopp, DDS
40 N. 1st Avenue East

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

Grand Ely Lodge

(218) 365-6565
400 N Pioneer Rd

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

Raven Words Press

(218) 365-3375

Summer & Winter Times
Boundary Waters & Quetico Calendar

City of Ely

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

209 E Chapman St

Rock Country Masonry

(218) 235-3471

Quality by design

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

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

Fall Lake Township

393 Kawishiwi Trail
PO Box 599

Gene Hicks Gourmet Coffees

815 East Conan
Ely, MN, 55731


Your Boat Club

Daily & Multi-Day Boat Rentals, Memberships, Boat Deliveries, Snowmobile & Side x Side Rentals in Ely and Tower, MN

Janisch Realty Inc

Thinking about buying or selling? Lisa & her agents are local professionals who would be honored to have the opportunity to work with you! Call/text us today at 218-780-6644 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We look forward to hearing from you!

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

Steger Designs

(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 Rotary Club

Rotary International District 5580, Club 1398

P.O. Box 222

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

Essentia Health Pharmacy

The Essentia Health-Ely Pharmacy is located inside the Zup’s Food Market and is where you can get your prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, and more, including quick access to your medication list and history if you’re an Essentia patient; specialty pharmacy services for uncommon drugs; walk-in flu, COVID-19 and shingles shots available throughout the year; drive-thru, mail order and local delivery options.

Lake Country Power

(800) 421-9959

Building on the Power of Membership

Minnesota Power

Investing In A Bright Future.

Together, we're moving energy forward

Ely Marathon

September 23rd, 2023

5K • Full • Half • Portage & Relay • Kids "Marathon"

Friends Of The Boundary Waters

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.

Ely-Bloomenson Community Hospital

Hospital: 218-365-3271

328 West Conan Street

Ely-Bloomenson Community Pharmacy

Pharmacy: 218-365-8788

328 West Conan Street

Blue Loon Gallery & Boutique

6 E Sheridan St
Ely, MN, 55731

(218) 235-6184

Motel Ely

1047 E Sheridan
Ely, MN, 55731


402 E. Sheridan St

Samz' Place

(218) 365-4175
1225 Winton Road

Dairy Queen Grill & Chill

(218) 365-5101

Full menu Dairy Queen on the east end of town

1441 E Sheridan S

Domino's Pizza

(218) 235-6262

32 East Sheridan Street


Guide to Starting a Minnesota LLC

Evergreen Restaurant and Antlers Lounge

400 North Pioneer Road
Ely, Minnesota 55731

Ironclad Cafe

We take pride in bringing an authentic café taste with responsibly sourced ingredients all across Minnesota.

Kiwanis Club of Ely

(218) 365-6165

PO Box 201

Northeast Title

(218) 741-1515
612 13th Avenue S
Virginia, MN 55792

Piragis Northwoods Company

(800) 223-6565

105 N Central Avenue

Wintergreen Dogsled Lodge

1101 Ringrock Rd
Ely, MN 55731


First Avenue Massage

(218) 504-9039
10 N. 1st Avenue Suite 207

Pharr Thrown Pottery

(218) 235-0038

Canoe On Inn

Comfort. Convenience. Affordable.

Winter Fun 101

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

Ten80 North

(218) 235-0627

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

Ely ArtWalk

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

Women's Wilderness Discovery

Discover your inner strength outdoors

R & R Transfer

(218) 365-3196

Moving and storage service


(218) 365-2699

1520 East Sheridan St.

Gator's Grilled Cheese Emporium

(218) 365-7348

955 E Sheridan Street

Oriental Orchid

506 E Sheridan St,
Ely, MN 55731-1458


MN North College

(218) 293-6850

Northern Lakes Arts Association

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Arrowhead Outdoors

1810 E. Sheridan St.
Bait – Tackle – Hunt – Camp

Ely Bike and Kicksled

125 N Central Ave
Ely, MN, 55731

Ely Vision Center

38 E Harvey St,
Ely, MN 55731


Brandenburg Gallery

(218) 365-6563

11 E Sheridan St

Rural Living Environments


Ely Area Credit Union

(218) 365-3131

Ely Outfitting Company

Evergreen Cottage

Frandsen Bank & Trust

(218) 365-6121

Kekekabic Studio

Ely, Minnesota

Paddle Inn

(218) 365-6036

Razor Edge Systems, Inc

Ely Echo Newspaper

Timberjay Newspapers

Hometown Focus