A River Excursion Back in Time

Arrive at the Winona County Historical Society’s historic Bunnell House the way visitors would have in the early pioneer days of Winona County, via the river.   Board the Cal Fremling at 3:00 p.m. from Levee Park for an excursion to the Homer Landing where the Trester Trolley will provide transportation to the Bunnell House […]

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Sweet Stroll in the Summer

Sweet rides, sweet deals, and sweet treats: With more than 30 businesses participating, Sweet Stroll returns for its third year on July 21 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in downtown Winona.  Enjoy a fabulous evening of sweet treats at your favorite downtown businesses. For more information, go to the Winona Main Street program’s Facebook […]

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Nate and Ally’s Opens in downtown Winona

Nate & Ally’s Frozen Treat Creations is proud to be a new business in historic downtown Winona at 109 E. 3rd Street, having recently opened on June 15. Nate & Ally’s offers a variety of yummy treats such as self-serve frozen yogurt, gelato, sorbet, frozen custard, Italian ice, and gelati. The downtown shop also offers […]


WSU Sponsors Symposiums in Partnership with GRSF

Winona State University will partner again with Great River Shakespeare Festival to present two symposiums in July as part of the “Front Porch” Series. On Saturday, July 9 panelists Dr. Erin Mae Clark of Saint Mary’s University (SMU) and Minneapolis playwright and actor Carlyle Brown will delve deep into the power of rhetoric in Shakespeare’s […]

Band concerts

Winona Municipal Band Concerts

The 2016 Winona Municipal Band, directed by Levi Lundak, concert season runs through August 10 on Wednesdays from 8:00 p. m. – 9:00 p.m. at Winona’s historic bandshell in Lake Park. If the weather is questionable, call 507-457-8220 to find out if the performance has been cancelled.  

Winona County Fair

Winona County Fair 2016

The “Five Best Days of Summer” will soon be here when the gates open to the 158th Winona County Fair at St. Charles, MN, July 6 to 10. The County Fair showcases fun activities including 4-H livestock shows, food contests, midway, exotic petting zoo and medallion hunt. 2016 Grandstand action includes a Great Frontier Bull […]


MMAM’S 10th Anniversary Celebration

Ten years ago, on July 27, 2006, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum opened its doors for the first time. What was once a three gallery museum has now grown to include 6 large galleries showcasing everything from contemporary regional artists to groundbreaking artists like Monet, Renoir, Picasso, Van Gogh, O’Keeffe and Cole to name just […]


Minnesota Beethoven Festival

The Minnesota Beethoven Festival celebrates its tenth season this summer with a star-studded lineup including violinist Joshua Bell, Dale Warland and the Festival Chorale, pianist Richard Goode, the Petri/Hannibal Duo, and The King’s Singers. While several concerts are already sold out, patrons are always encouraged to try their luck at the door on concert night. […]

Garden Tour

Tour of Gardens

“Bursting with Blooms” tour of gardens will be held Saturday, July 9 from 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. A total of six gardens will be on the tour, three in Winona and three more in Fountain City, WI. Garden locations in Winona are: 355 Liberty Street, 722 Sioux Street, and 125 Mill Street. Garden locations in […]

Concerts on the Green

Concerts on the Green

Enjoy free live music “on the green” adjacent to the Winona State University Performing Arts Center every Friday and Saturday night from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. during the Great River Shakespeare Festival. Bring the whole family, picnic, stay for the play and make a weekend of it. Plays this year are “As You Like It,” “Julius […]

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