Great Dakota Gathering
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.
Boats and Bluegrass Festival @ Prairie Island Campground
Family friendly festival on the banks of the Mississippi River. Relax, reconnect, camp, paddle and enjoy three days of non-stop music. Celebrating its 15th year, Boats and Bluegrass is a family friendly, multi-generational festival boasting the most wonderful guests, artists, vendors, and activities set along the Mississippi River. Some of the highly anticipated headliners include Los Lobos, Horseshoes and Hand Grenades, Mandolin Orange, and Nora Struthers and the Party Line.