Frost Fest Celebrates the Cold in Brookings

Frost Fest Celebrates the Cold in Brookings

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There’s one thing that isn’t frozen during winter in Brookings: fun. The 10th annual Frost Fest will thaw the hearts of many February 16-18, 2024.

A community-wide event, Frost Fest features activities hosted by local businesses and organizations. Held every third weekend in February, this event encourages residents and visitors to get out and enjoy Brookings during one of the coldest times of the year.

While Frost Fest celebrates the cold, events happen both inside and outdoors. “Anyone from elementary age to adult can get involved because there is such a wide range of activities,” said Laura Schoen Carbonneau, executive director at Visit Brookings.

Events vary slightly each year. For those who want to embrace the cold, Dakota Nature Park offers activities such as cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and ice fishing. McCrory Gardens brings back the Garden Glow light show, normally on during the holiday season.

Frost Fest provides plenty of possibilities for those who prefer to stay warm. South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum organizes an indoor farmers market, while the Children’s Museum of South Dakota hosts the Snow Ball, an opportunity for families to dress their best and dance the evening away.

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