Winona in the News

Cal Fremling

History on the River Cruises

The Winona County Historical Society is extending the popular programing aboard The Cal Fremling through October 1. Each Thursday, a different speaker or performer explores different topics related to the river, Winona, and historic past. Each cruise is 90 minutes and includes light refreshments. Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Package 3 […]


Minnesota Marine Art Museum Exhibitions

Along with the Museum’s significant historical collections, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) presents numerous temporary exhibitions each year. Recently, the MMAM opened 3 new exhibitions! One of them is Open to Interpretation: Water’s Edge, a contemporary photography-meets-poetry project led by Minnesota photographers Clare O’Neill and Douglas Beasley, as well as writer Anastasia Faunce. The […]


September Arts Events at Winona State University

As a senior capstone project, the Edward Albee play The Zoo Story will be performed Sept. 11 and 12 at 7:30 PM in the PAC’s black box theatre. Cost at the door is $5 for the general public, free to WSU students. Through September 16, an exhibit of artist work by Andrew Musil, Cassandra Buck, […]


Ride the Ridges

Ride the Ridges is one of the most scenic bicycling tours in Southeast Minnesota. Offering four routes and plenty of rider amenities, Ride the Ridges will appeal to all levels of cyclists. September 19 at 7:00 a.m.For more information:  

Boats and Bluegrass

Boats and Bluegrass Festival

Relax, reconnect, camp, paddle and enjoy three days of non-stop music. Celebrating its 10th year, Boats and Bluegrass is a family friendly, multi-generational festival boasting the most wonderful guests, artists, vendors, and activities set along the Mississippi River. Some of the highly anticipated headliners include Los Lobos, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Mandolin Orange, and Nora […]

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Lakeview Drive Inn Cruise Nights

Lakeview Drive Inn’s Cruise Nights are not just about classic cars, cool muscle cars, motorcycles, antiques and vintage tractors.  They hold theme nights every Wednesday evening from 6:30 pm – 9 pm. all summer long.  You may see snakes and alligators on Reptile Night, vintage motorcycles on Motorcycle Night, listen to some of Winona’s finest […]

Hmong quilt

We are Winona: The Cultures of Our County

People around the world are constantly on the move. Food, water, land, work, illness, war, family, and religion are some of the reasons. Communities change as the people change. From Polish to Hmong, many nationalities have made Winona County their new home in search of religious freedom, work, and new beginnings. Through their stories, from […]

Ragnar Relay

Ragnar Relay

The Mighty Mississippi. America’s Heartland. And Wild Runners. The Ragnar Relay Great River will bring thousands of runners on hundreds of teams to Winona’s Levee Park on August 14 to begin a two-day race that will take them over and across rolling farmland and through stunning scenery before they reach the finish line back on […]

American Queen

American Queen Docking

Levee Park is the place to be on Monday, August 10 from 12 pm – 4 pm as the American Queen docks on Winona’s shore. Join Visit Winona, Winona County Historical Society, Main Street Program, and local musicians and vendors at the Levee to welcome this majestic steamboat. Passengers will have the opportunity to tour […]

: Photo courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair. The 2015 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 27-Labor Day, Sept. 7.

State Fair Tickets For Sale at Visitors’ Center

Through Wednesday, August 26, advanced, reduced-rate pre-fair admission tickets, Midway/Kidway tickets, and Blue Ribbon Bargain Books will be sold at the Winona Visitors’ Center located at the intersections of Highway 14/61 and Huff Street. The Minnesota State Fair, August 27 through Labor Day, September 7, attracts approximately 1.6 million visitors each year! Buy discount tickets […]