Organizers with Red Lake’s annual Winter Carnival, planned for the February Family Day long weekend, have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s activities due to COVID-19.

Last year’s carnival included a snowmobile drag race and ice fishing tournament on Howey Bay, the 2020 Fritz Bartelt Ski Loppet with the Red Lake District Cross Country Ski Club, dog sled rides, cardboard box races, a winter golf tournament, pond hockey tournament and Red Lake Miners action, and even a magic show.

2021 would have been the Red Lake Winter Carnival’s 6th year, after starting back in 2015. Volunteers and organizers aim to make family-friendly events to enjoy over the Family Day long weekend.