Nisswa Winter Jubilee events set Feb. 17-19 in downtown Nisswa

Events include snow sculptures, wood splitting contest, parade at noon Feb. 18, ice fishing derby at noon Feb. 19

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Nisswa Winter Jubilee 2023

NISSWA — The annual Nisswa Winter Jubilee will take place Friday-Sunday, Feb. 17-19, in downtown Nisswa with the theme “Snow Place Like Home.”

Jubilee buttons are available for $5 at Ye Old Pickle Factory, the Nisswa Chamber, Nisswa American Legion, Main Street Ale House and Big Axe Brewing.

Following is a schedule of events.

Friday, Feb. 17

  • 3-5 p.m.: Music trivia, Big Axe Brewing.
  • 4:30 p.m.: Meat raffle, Nisswa American Legion.
  • 6-8 p.m.: GunApalooza gun raffle, Nisswa American Legion.
  • 6:30 p.m.: Blue Eyes Karaoke, Nisswa American Legion.
  • 8 p.m.-midnight: Live music by King’s Ransom, Pickle Factory.

Saturday, Feb. 18


  • All day: Medallion Hunt for a $100 cash prize. Clues will be released at 9 a.m. at Main Street Ale House, noon at Rafferty’s Pizza and 3 p.m. at Big Axe Brewing.
  • 10 a.m.-noon: Face painting and balloon animal crafts hosted by the Black Bear 4-H Club, Woods to Water Real Estate.
  • 11 a.m.: Parade lineup begins. Register online (check Facebook) or at the Pickle Factory.
  • 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: Snow sculpture judging with two categories: kids 16 and younger, and adults. Sign up for snow piles at Triangle.
  • Noon: Nisswa Winter Jubilee Parade featuring grand marshal Terry Wallin.
  • 12:30 p.m.: Story time “Paul Bunyan,” Turtle Town Books and Gifts.
  • 1 p.m.: Register for the wood splitting contest, Pickle Factory parking lot.
  • 1-3 p.m.: Nisswaschlagen, Pickle Factory.
  • 2-6 p.m.: Register at 2 p.m. for the bean bag tournament, Nisswa Legion.
  • 4:30 p.m.: Meat raffle, Nisswa Legion.
  • 8 p.m.-midnight: Live music by Jack Franzen’s Muddy Water Band, Nisswa Legion.
  • 8 p.m.-midnight: Live music by the Nissfits, Pickle Factory.

Sunday, Feb. 19

  • Noon-2 p.m.: Nisswa Fire Department’s Ice Fishing Derby on Nisswa Lake for $5 per hole.
  • 1 p.m.: Cribbage tournament, Big Axe Brewing.
  • 3:30 p.m.: Bar bingo, Nisswa Legion.
  • 4-8 p.m.: Live music-All Star Jam Session, Pickle Factory.
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