This Thursday, April 24, head to Minnetonka Beach to officially usher in spring. As the official “caller” of the Ice Out on Lake Minnetonka since 1968, the Freshwater Society heralds the spring return of Minnesota’s iconic state bird to the lake area and to chase away the ice. The fourth annual Ice OUT/Loon IN event is the perfect place to connect with friends and get outside.
On Lake Minnetonka, the ice is designated as “out” when it is possible to travel by small boat from any one shore to another shore through any passage on the lake. Last year, the official Ice Out was called by the Freshwater Society on May 2 at 1:30 a.m.
Festive drinks and appetizers, a raffle for exciting prizes, a loon call competition and silent and live auctions will round out this year's Ice OUT/Loon IN event at the Lakeside Lafayette Club. Plus, the second annual Clean Water Champion Award will be presented in recognition of leadership in Community Clean-Ups for Water Quality. Paul Huttner, MPR meteorologist and author of MPR’s Updraft Blog will be the emcee. Come early to get in on the bluegrass band and the KARE-11 TV pre-party promotion.
IF YOU GO:
Ice OUT/Loon IN
April 24, 2014, 5:30-9 p.m.
2800 Northview Rd., Minnetonka Beach