Boats and Bluegrass Festival


Boats and Bluegrass is a family friendly festival held on the Mississippi River in Winona, Minnesota. We pride ourselves in providing a fun, safe, and friendly festival environment. If you are looking for a laid-back festival with none of the large-fest hassles, this is your place. With camping just 50 yards from the festival grounds, it does not get any easier.

What is the Boats in Boats and Bluegrass for? On Friday and Saturday we will be taking canoe trips out into the backwaters of the Mississippi River. Led by Winona State University Outdoor Education and Recreation Center staff we will explore the wonders around Prairie Island. This area was a gathering place for many of the first people to live in this area and is now home to many creatures large and small. We take many trips during the two days and the paddle is included with a weekend pass. We provide the boats and life jackets are required and provided.  We have lots of child life jackets but if you have your own please bring it.


Phone: 507-450-5013

900 Prairie Island Rd.