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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 […]

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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 […]


MBF celebrates the return of the MN Orchestra

They’re back! The Minnesota Orchestra returns to the Minnesota Beethoven Festival for the annual free pops concert at Lake Park in Winona. The special program on July 2 at 8 p.m., includes music from Star Wars, a movement from Beethoven’s “Fifth Symphony,” music from Bizet’s Carmen, and of course, songs by John Phillip Sousa, as […]

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Mississippi Sippin’ Series to start in June

On June 2nd from 5-7pm, the Minnesota Marine Art Museum (MMAM) in Winona will once again begin its summer Mississippi Sippin’ series. What is Mississippi Sippin’? These casual, community gatherings offer grilled food, wine and beer, and good company on the Museum’s riverfront. Inexpensive food and drinks can be purchased from Jefferson Pub & Grill, […]


28th Annual Winona Dixieland Festival

The Upper Mississippi Jazz Society organizes the annual Dixieland Festival and has a great selection of performers. It runs from 12:15 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on June 27 ‘on the green’ on the Winona State University campus. Winona State University will have a Jazz Workshop open to middle and high school students and the students […]

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Great River Shakespeare Festival: “ What Love Dares”

Find out “What Love Dares” this summer at Great River Shakespeare Festival! GRSF is back for their 12th season in Winona, and this summer is all about love. Featuring the comic romp Much Ado About Nothing, timeless love story Romeo & Juliet and Tennessee Williams’ American classic The Glass Menagerie*, and the Apprentice/Intern production “King […]


2015 Tourism Award

Visit Winona presented its 2015 Tourism Award to the Boats & Bluegrass Festival on Thursday, May 21, at the Winona County History Center in downtown Winona. Tom and Julie Fassbender, founders of the Boats & Bluegrass Festival, thanked not only their committed volunteers but also Visit Winona and the festival’s many other community partners for […]