Polarpalooza Winter Festival returns to DeKalb’s Hopkins Park Feb. 4

2022 Polarpalooza Winter Festival

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DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District will host its annual Polarpalooza Winter Festival Feb. 4, and all are invited to the free family-friendly event.

Polarpalooza will run from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 4, at Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road, DeKalb, according to a news release.

Admission is free.

Outdoor activities include ice skating, hayrides, bubble mania, a snowman scavenger hunt and a snowman head-building contest.

Festival attendees can enjoy free hot chocolate and s’mores while warming up next to a community fire. Sweet Butts Cotton Candy will share free bags of spun sugar treats. Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will hold sled dog demonstrations and a dog meet-and-greet with their rescued pups.

2022 Polarpalooza Winter Festival

There also will be an open skate at the ice rink, hockey stick broomball in the parking lot and equipment demonstrations from Northern Illinois University Outdoor Adventures. The Park District will have a small variety of ice skate sizes available to rent for free. Attendees can bring their own skates.

Winter-themed crafts and activities, toss games with Kishwaukee Special Recreation Association and a book walk with Basics DeKalb County will be held inside the Hopkins Community Center.

For information, visit dekalbparkdistrict.com or call 815-758-6663.

The DeKalb Park District's 2022 Polarpalooza Winter Festival attendees