FARGO — What started as a two-day winter fest across the metro is now a six-week celebration. "Frostival" officially kicked off Wednesday, Jan. 15, and will run through Feb. 22.

According to its website, Frostival is "all about celebrating the 'cool' of winter with outdoor events, concerts, and family-friendly activities across our North of Normal city, Fargo, and its sister cities West Fargo and Moorhead".

The Fargo Park District's Event and Sales Director Clay Whittlesey said more events can be added and more people can take part over the six weeks of the event.

Original activities like cardboard sled races, yoga in the snow, or 'snowga', and winter kickball are all returning.

The extra days also allow for more flexible scheduling in case they have to cancel events because of the weather.

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"For me, as I'm getting up there in years, it's really fun to see the collaboration and the community and how this community has really grown over the last 30 years as I've been working here," Whittlesey said.

Whittlesey added that Frostival is a good way to make winter fun instead of complaining about it.