Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce recently issued the following announcement.

Join us for The 11th Annual Big Freeze! Come enjoy our beautiful downtown and have a great time shopping and dining local and having family fun! More event details coming soon!

Shinefest Pancake Breakfast

7:00 am - 11 at First Lutheran Church, Albert Lea, Minnesota

Start the day with a pancake breakfast!

Sponsored by Shinefest

Fat Tire Bike Demo by Broadway Bike Co.

Chili Cook-off

12 pm - 2 pm

112 on Broadway

$6 per person($5 with non-perishable food item)

$4 for 12 and under

Grilled brats, hotdogs, chips, water, and hot chocolate will also be available

Contact Leann Dulitz for more information at 507.383.5357

Sponsored by First Presbyterian Church of Albert Lea Youth Group

Pictures with Elsa

11 am - 12 pm

Whimzy Toys & Party

Vendor + Craft Show

10 am - 2 pm

Albert Lea American Legion Post 56

Please contact Jeff + Lisa Olson 507.402.5087 or 507.369.3563

Hotdish Cook-off

11 am - 1 pm

American Legion

$6 per person

$4 for 12 and under

*There will also be a dinner special | Hot Roast Beef sandwiches

with mashed potatoes + gravy + vegetable

Please contact Jeff + Lisa Olson 507.402.5087 or 507.369.3563 to get registered.

Polar Ice Plunge

12 pm - 1pm

City Beach

Heated Changing Tents

Sponsored by Albert Lea Fire Rescue

Ice Skating on Fountain Lake down by the Gazebo

Sledding at Fountain Lake Park

Albert Lea Anglers Ice Fishing Contest

1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.

$5 per hole - ALL AGES WELCOME

Prizes for largest fish


Bring your portable ice shelter

Sponsored by Albert Lea Anglers

Pond Hockey Tournament

Sponsored by TMJ Elite Fitness

Lakeview Park

Movin' and Groovin' Fun

11 am - 2 pm

Snow Activities

Sponsored by City of Albert Lea - City Hall Parks & Rec

The Warming House Pop-up Show

9 am - 1 pm

The Outlet

27th Big Island Rendezvous and Festival Historical Faire

10 am - 4 pm

Over 30 tables of items for sale:

Pottery | Woodworking | Ironwork | Art | Jewelry | Colonial Crafts

DEMONSTRATIONS include Clann Tartan, Territorial Pioneers, New Ulm Battery, SHOE MAKER, PIONEER WAGON, FABRIC PRINTING, music and more!

Northbridge Mall

Store Specials at participating downtown businesses!


What: The Big Freeze

When: Saturday, February 8, 2020 at 9 AM – 3 PM CST

Where: Historic Downtown Albert Lea

             Albert Lea, Minnesota

Original source can be found here.

Source: Albert Lea-Freeborn County Chamber of Commerce

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