Dakota gathering

Great Dakota Gathering Homecoming and PowWow: Nurturing Sacred Earth and Water

The 13th annual Great Dakota Gathering will be September 10-11, 2016 at Unity Park in Winona and will feature lots of new events such as kids games, storytelling, and activities, as well as a first ever live “Alter-Native” rock band duo, spoken word, and a Native LGBTQ program. Come and enjoy one of our new […]


MMAM Exhibition

Running through December 23, 2016, River Perspectives, the third exhibition in the Minnesota Marine Art Museum’s Mississippi River Series, highlights two prominent Minnesota painters, Tom Maakestad and Don Schmidlapp. Both artists exhibit unique perspectives and interpretations with inspiration from the river environment. Maakestad has lived and worked in Marine on St. Croix for 16 years. Prior […]


Pickwick Mill Day

On Saturday, September 10, the Pickwick Mill will sponsor an event for all to enjoy. The day will start with an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast from 7a.m.-10a.m. There will be free admission to the Mill, where history will come to life through hands-on demonstrations of pottery making, flint knapping, black-smithing, rope making and live music throughout […]


Saint Mary’s Page Series kicks off this fall with modern dance performance

The Page Series at Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota opens its 30th anniversary season Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. with Shapiro & Smith Dance. The modern dance company performs tales of beauty and biting wit that run the gamut from searingly provocative to absurdly hilarious. They dance with the breathtaking physicality and emotional depth that […]

Family Art Day

Family Art Day

River Arts Alliance and Winona Park & Recreation invite you to the 9th annual Family Art Day on Saturday, September 3, from 10 am to 2 pm at the Jaycees Pavilion in Lake Park. This interactive art adventure welcomes people of all ages to experiment with paint, pottery, puppet-making, mosaics, paper art, sculpture, and much, much, more. Admission is […]

1st Annual Big Muddy Brew ‘N Que

Join Winona Main Street for the 1st Annual Big Muddy Brew ‘N Que on Sunday, September 4 from 12:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. at Levee Park. There is something for everyone including: a local barbeque competition featuring local restaurants’ pulled pork, drinks, live music, a micro-brew tasting, an art and craft fair, kids activities, a bean bag […]

Cal Fremling boat cruise

History on the River Program September Cruises

Presented by the Winona County Historical Society, all History on the River cruises are 90 minutes long and include light refreshments and a program. Tickets are $20/$25 or get 3 for $55/$70. Call 507.454.2723 to purchase a ticket. Please note September 13 is a rescheduled cruise, but space is available. Please note departure times of […]

Ride the Ridges

4TH Annual Ride the Ridges

Ride the Ridges will take place on September 17 and offers riders fun and challenging tours through the blufflands of Southeast Minnesota—one of the most scenic and bicycle-friendly regions of the state. Choose from four low-traffic, paved routes with distances of 20, 40, 63 miles or a 106-mile century. Each features hills, valleys and spectacular […]

Boats and Bluegrass

Boats and Bluegrass Festival

The popular Boats and Bluegrass Festival which takes place September 22 – 25 at Prairie Island Park is the perfect get- together to send off the summer in style.  This multi-generational, family-friendly event which includes camping, canoeing and music featuring the likes of Charlie Parr, Pert Near Sandstone, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Hot Buttered Rum, […]

30 second film festival

30 Second Film Festival

The Frozen River Film Festival is excited to present the third annual ‘30 seconds in Winona, a free mini film festival consisting of 30- second films made by the community. The festival will take place on Friday, August 26, at the American Legion in Winona. Activities begin at 7:00pm and will include live music, activities for […]

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