Winona in the News

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Lakeview Drive Inn Cruise Nights

Lakeview Drive Inn’s Cruise Nights are not just about classic cars, cool muscle cars, motorcycles, antiques and vintage tractors.  They hold theme nights every Wednesday evening from 6:30 pm – 9 pm. all summer long.  You may see snakes and alligators on Reptile Night, vintage motorcycles on Motorcycle Night, listen to some of Winona’s finest […]

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We are Winona: The Cultures of Our County

People around the world are constantly on the move. Food, water, land, work, illness, war, family, and religion are some of the reasons. Communities change as the people change. From Polish to Hmong, many nationalities have made Winona County their new home in search of religious freedom, work, and new beginnings. Through their stories, from […]

Ragnar Relay

Ragnar Relay

The Mighty Mississippi. America’s Heartland. And Wild Runners. The Ragnar Relay Great River will bring thousands of runners on hundreds of teams to Winona’s Levee Park on August 14 to begin a two-day race that will take them over and across rolling farmland and through stunning scenery before they reach the finish line back on […]

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American Queen Docking

Levee Park is the place to be on Monday, August 10 from 12 pm – 4 pm as the American Queen docks on Winona’s shore. Join Visit Winona, Winona County Historical Society, Main Street Program, and local musicians and vendors at the Levee to welcome this majestic steamboat. Passengers will have the opportunity to tour […]

: Photo courtesy of the Minnesota State Fair. The 2015 Minnesota State Fair runs Aug. 27-Labor Day, Sept. 7.

State Fair Tickets For Sale at Visitors’ Center

Through Wednesday, August 26, advanced, reduced-rate pre-fair admission tickets, Midway/Kidway tickets, and Blue Ribbon Bargain Books will be sold at the Winona Visitors’ Center located at the intersections of Highway 14/61 and Huff Street. The Minnesota State Fair, August 27 through Labor Day, September 7, attracts approximately 1.6 million visitors each year! Buy discount tickets […]

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John Latsch Week July 21-25

The Winona County Historical Society is celebrating John Latsch’s legacy with educational programs, a river tour, and a park program. Latsch Program and Reception – Mike Kennedy will present “John A. Latsch: His Land and Properties” – Tuesday, July 21 at the Winona County History Center History on the River Cruise on the Cal Fremling […]

GRSF Concert on the Green

Concerts on the Green

FREE live music on the green adjacent to the WSU Performing Arts Center every Friday and Saturday Night from 5 p.m.-7 p.m. during the Great River Shakespeare Festival. Bring the whole family, picnic, stay for the play and make a weekend of it. Plays this year are “Much Ado About Nothing,” “Romeo and Juliet,” and […]

Photograph by Brian Skerry
Southern Right Whale. New Zealand, 2007

MMAM Exhibition: “Ocean Soul”, photographs by Brian Skerry

Along with the Museum’s impressive collections, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) presents several temporary exhibitions each year. Many of these shows form exhibition series like 2015’s MMAM Underwater Photography Series. In July, MMAM visitors can experience two exhibitions in that series with vastly different work. Seeking the Sublime, featuring compelling work by Wisconsin conceptual […]

Sweet Stroll

Sweet Stroll

Sweet rides, sweet deals, and sweet treats?  With more than 30 businesses participating, Sweet Stroll returns for its third year on July 16 from 4:00 p.m.-8:00pm in downtown Winona.  Enjoy a fabulous evening of sweet treats at your favorite downtown business. This event is all about showcasing downtown customer service with its unique shops and […]

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Winona Municipal Band Centennial Concerts and Events

The Winona Municipal Band will be celebrating 100 years of continuous performances this concert season. All Municipal Band concerts are held at the Lake Park Band Shell on Wednesday evenings at 8:00 pm, through August 12. Audience members are invited to come dressed in period costumes for the decades listed with the concerts. Come early […]