Music in the air

On land and water, a most relaxing weekend

The tangy strains of fiddle music drifts down the Mississippi sloughs, accompanied by all those Boats and Bluegrass favorites like hickory smoked barbecue, Jefferson’s famous cornbread and non-stop, intriguing activities for all ages.

If this is your first time in Winona, be sure to indulge in a few other must-dos like a hike up the bluff to Garvin Heights Park, a stop at local favorite Ed’s No-Name Bar, the prestigious Minnesota Marine Art Museum and donuts from the deservedly acclaimed Bloedow Bakery. Spend the night under the stars, or choose more tame accommodations.

Boats and Bluegrass Festival

SEPTEMBER 26-29, 2024 Boats and Bluegrass is a family friendly festival held on the Mississippi [...]

Garvin Heights Park

A park literally above the rest Garvin Heights Park offers an expansive blufftop view, with [...]

Bloedow Bakery

Winona’s hometown bakery since 1924 featuring original recipes.  Famous for doughnuts, rolls, breads.  Step inside [...]

Riverport Inn Express Suites

Welcome to the Riverport Conference and Event Center in Winona MN. One of Winona’s premiere [...]

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Boats and Bluegrass Festival

Down home celebration
A family friendly festival on the banks of the Mississippi River. With dozens of musical acts, great diversions for all ages and camping just 50 yards from the festival grounds, whatever else you had planned for this weekend pales in comparison.

Garvin Heights Park

Sweeping views
A stunning panorama awaits you whether you drive, hike or bike to the top of the world.

Bloedow Bakery

Donuts to die for
The familiar refrain when someone announces a trip to Winona: bring back some Bloedow donuts!

Gracious surroundings
Riverport Inn provides roomy suites, proximity to beautiful Lake Park, pool, whirlpool and workout facilities.