The Art of Fine Furniture is an annual exhibit featuring the creations of professional and hobbyist studio furniture makers and this year’s focus explores “what it means for a piece of furniture and any other object in our lives to become an heirloom.” TAOFF includes 11 artists and is made up of pieces of studio furniture that invite, and excite ones curiosity to explore the inner mysteries and workings of the pieces in the exhibit. Most of the pieces are for sale and can be purchased from artists directly.
Great River Shakespeare Festival is the premier place to experience Shakespeare’s stories as our own. GRSF enhances the play-going experience through musical performances, receptions, classes, workshops and programs for learners of all ages and backgrounds. 2019 plays include”Macbeth,” “Cymbeline,” and “The Servant of Two Masters,”
“Bursting with Blooms” is a self-guided tour of Winona’s finest local gardens. Enjoy any time access through the day to beautiful gardens. The six gardens on the tour are at the homes of Deb Larson, 1752 Edgewood Road; Barb/Steve Slaggie, 1870 Ralph Scharmer Drive; Helen Newell, S3561 Chicken Valley Road, Ft City; Bob Ries/Craig Bratsch, 35388 Old Homer Road; Carolyn Crawford, 526 East Sarnia; and WSU Arboretum (Nancy Reynolds). Each garden has a theme including Gardens of Love, Flowers and Fun!, Slaggie Graceful Gardens and more. Tickets are $20, available at any of the gardens on the tour. For more information, please call 507-452-4440.
Winona’s Dixieland Jazz Festival, keeps the toe-tapping music alive on the green on the Winona State University campus. The 2019 line-up is the Blue Ox Jazz Babies, Barbary Coast Dixieland Band and the Gate City Dixieland Band. Parking is free on lots or on street. Admission is free; food and drink are available; indoor rest rooms. Rain site is the Science Lab Atrium. Please bring your own chair.
The boat will board at 6:15 and sail at 6:30. Be entertained by Jeani and the Dreamers while dining on a variety of heavy hors d’oeuvres from Ground Round. Cash bar available (wine & beer).
Tickets are $40 per person and can be purchased via email: [email protected]. Include your name, telephone number, and number of tickets. Ground Round will follow up for payment information.
Limited seating is available, and the deadline for registration is Monday, July 22. The Cal Fremling accommodates 49 passengers and is handicap accessible on the enclosed, climate controlled main deck. The upper deck is open air but covered and accessible by stairs.
Come to the 16th Annual Great Dakota Gathering on August 24-25, 2019 at Unity Park at the East end of Lake Winona in Winona, Minnesota. The Great Dakota Gathering is an annual event for families of indigenous and local populations and around the region. This year, we join in celebration of the 60th Birthday of Winona LaDuke, who will be celebrating in WInona during this weekend, as well. A special social/jingle dress dance will occur on Sunday morning.
Since its beginning, the Winona Dakota Unity Alliance (WDUA) has been involved in a number of initiatives to facilitate friendships by promoting education and reconciliation. Join us for this annual event for families of indigenous and local populations and around the region.
Back for its 4th year, the Big Muddy Brew ‘n Que will take place at Levee Park in downtown Winona and offers attendees a number of great activities during the two-day event on Labor Day weekend: Saturday, August 31 and Sunday, September 1.
There will be live music on the Levee from Noon to 10 p.m., both days. In addition to the live music there will be a mystical performance by a magician, a Celebrity Rib Eating Contest, kid activities provided by The Playground Winona, a cornhole competition, a “Best in Area” grilling contest, beer and wine tasting, and much more! Island City Brewing Company will also be hosting the Winona Artisan Market that weekend.
It’s a free Dance Party thrown by River City Ballroom Dancers, Project FINE, WINONArts, East Side Productions and The Boathouse Restaurant. Two bands playing live music, Golpe Tierra, an Afro Cuban Jazz and Salsa Band from Madison WI, and The La Crosse Jazz Orchestra will accompany those dancing with free lessons led by Stan and Molly Breitlow from River City Ballroom Dancers. Come to listen to great music, see wonderful dance exhibitions, cheer on your friends and family, or glide across the dance floor yourself.
The following is the time line for the event:
Salsa Dancing- Golpe Tierra Afro Jazz Salsa Band from Madison WI
4:00-4:30 Lesson for all levels of dancers
4:30-6:00 Dance Session
6:00-6:30 Welcome Week Performance- Cultural Dance presentation
Swing Dancing- LaCrosse Jazz Orchestra
6:30-7:00 Lesson for all levels of dancers
This is a B.Y.O.L.C. event. Bring Your Own Lawn Chairs!