The Winona Holiday Market will feature over twenty five one of a kind artisan vendors from all over the region, each with a tempting stocking stuffer or unique gift item sure to make your friends and family thrilled to open on that special day. From exquisite holiday baked goods, to handmade clothing, to ornaments, to fine jewelry.
The Winona Holiday Market will also be the kickoff of LET’S LEVEE: Winter Edition- with food trucks, hot beverages, mulled wines, cocoa, and the grand opening of the newest Park and Recreation feature in Winona: The Levee Park Ice Skating Rink. The Rink will be open throughout the Winter season, weather permitting, and if all goes well will have its initial skate during the Market. Skating will be first come first served, subject to space on the ice, and free of charge. BYOS, bring your own skates.
The Frozen River Film Festival connects their viewers with people at the heart of current events, organizations at the forefront of social change, and distinct cultures in an increasingly global community through showcasing the art of documentary film. FRFF is Minnesota’s only all-documentary film festival.
The Winona Winter Carnival is the hub of winter fun… Winona Style! A collection of organizations coming together during one weekend to host a variety of events and activities. The Winter Carnival has something for everyone to celebrate the wintertime beauty in Winona. Activities include a Women in Business Dash at Lake Winona, a puzzle competition at Holzinger Lodge, a fat tire bike race along with other activities.
Treat yourself to a weekend of art in galleries and artist studios in southeastern Minnesota, northeast Iowa, and southwestern Wisconsin. Works of art will be available for purchase. Artist will be taking questions and talking about their work. Some will be doing demonstrations. The three day tour hours are from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Click on this Tour Map for a map of the participating artists.
Lake Pepin historic river towns and two states clean out their attics, garages and basements to create the most spectacular garage sale around! Bargain hunters can start anywhere along the river road – Minnesota or Wisconsin – rain or shine. Mississippi Valley Partners sponsors the 100-mile Garage Sale that spans all towns along Lake Pepin. Find participating sales from Hastings, MN south on Hwy. 61 to Winona, MN, across the river to Fountain City, WI and North on Hwy 35 to Prescott, WI you’ll find deals, steals and fun. Don’t miss it!
Mid West Music Fest brings the best in established and up-and-coming musical acts of the Midwest and beyond and is an all-ages, multiple-venue, multiple-genre and multiple-day music festival. Mid West Music Fest spreads music throughout the city of Winona each spring as it brings dozens of bands to stages large and small. Funk, soul, folk, and indie rock are the festival’s staple genres.
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.