The Winona Art Walk is a tour of Winona area art studios. A variety of artists will display and sell their work for the holiday season. Art work includes custom made furniture, paintings, prints, cards, traditional wood pieces, leather purses, pottery, wood carvings, jewelry, mittens and more. Shop for someone special and discover unique quality artisan gifts.
Witness the beauty and wonderment of the season. It’s 100 miles of Christmas events and activities along the Mississippi River on the Great River Road. Experience an old fashioned country Christmas, a Christmas House tour, holiday decor sale and more. View this map for communities along the Great River road. Great River Road Map.
The Winona County Historical Society Christmas House tour offers a rare look into the privately owned historic, and sometimes more modern, residences in Winona. The added joy of the holiday spirit is always enjoyable! This self-guided tour can be done in any order and tickets include a guide booklet, map and a bag for your shoes. Tickets are $12 for members and $15 for the public.
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.