19 things to do in 2019

Ever get bored in Winona?  Well you’re not alone, but you are probably overlooking much of what Winona has to offer.

Here are 19 things to do when you’re not sure what to do in 2019.

Frozen River Film Festival

  • the festival comes through Winona, February 6-12. It features tons of artists and filmmakers throughout the nation.

Website: https://www.frff.org/





Winter Carnival

  • the winter carnival is February 9-11, at the lake park. It offers family friendly events and outdoor activities during a cold winter month.

Website: https://visitwinona.com/events/winona-winter-carnival/









Airport Lake

  • Airport Lake is a place where you and your friends can go to swim, fish, and have a good time!

Website: https://minnesota.hometownlocator.com/maps/feature-map,ftc,1,fid,639234,n,airport%20lake.cfm

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Cruise Night at Lakeview Drive Inn

  • An easy place where you can find some good eats and some good company. This takes place every Wednesday June through mid September.

Website: https://visitwinona.com/news/lakeview-drive-inn-cruise-nights/

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  • People of all ages, if up for the challenge, can take on “the battle for the bluff”. This race includes running, biking, and swimming. Join in June 8-9.

Website: https://www.trinona.com/

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Steamboat days

  • Winona’s annual, five day long celebration that includes: a carnival, fireworks, a parade, and many more fun activities that you can do with friends and family!
  • This year Steamboat Days will take place June 12-16.

Website: https://www.winonasteamboatdays.com/

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Aquatic Center

  • The Aquatic Center offers “208-foot water slide; Olympic size swimming pool, zero depth, mushroom waterfall, two diving boards, lap swimming, playground area, bocce ball court, concessions, and large grassy area/deck”. This can

Website: https://www.cityofwinona.com/city-services/parks-recreation/aquaticcenter/

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Kinstone Megalithic Garden

  • “Kinstone is a 30-acre haven of peaceful beauty filled with stone sculpture, natural buildings, restored native prairie, oak savanna and spectacular views over the Mississippi River”

Website: https://www.kinstonecircle.com/

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Boats and Bluegrass

  • “Boats and Bluegrass is a family friendly festival held on the Mississippi River.”
  • September 26-29, 2019

Website: https://www.boatsandbluegrass.com/

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The Great Dakota Gathering

  • “The Great Dakota Gathering is an annual event for families of indigenous and local populations and around the region.” There are many activities for people of all ages.

Website: https://www.crazycrow.com/site/event/great-dakota-gathering/

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Farmer’s Market

  • There are many fresh fruits, vegetables, and other goods available at the local farmer’s market in Winona. Come in (or out) during almost any season and get local produce.

Website: http://www.winonafarmersmarket.com/home.aspx

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Minnesota Marine Art Museum

  • “The Minnesota Marine Art Museum engages visitors in meaningful visual art experiences through education and exhibitions that explore the ongoing and historic human relationship with water.”

Website: https://www.mmam.org/

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Levee Park

  • Levee Park offers a beautiful view of the mississippi river, and throughout the year offers fun event for friends and family!

Website: https://www.cityofwinona.com/city-services/parks-recreation/levee-park-patio-levee-park/







Prairie Island

  • “Prairie Island Campground provides a safe family camping atmosphere along the banks of the majestic Mississippi River. Adults and children alike will enjoy the abundance of activities provided by the park and the surrounding community.”

Website: https://www.prairieislandcampground.com/






Polish Museum

  • “The Polish Cultural Institute and Museum is to collect, preserve, exhibit, interpret and disseminate the heritage of the Kashubian Polish Culture.” This museum in Winona is sure to give you an insight of the culture in our town and an enjoyable experience for adults and children alike.

Website: http://polishmuseumwinona.org/

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Watkins Museum

  • “The Watkins Museum & Store offers visitors a view into the Company’s 146 year history with displays of old products, advertising, photographs and other memorabilia.”
  • The museum offers free admission.

Website: https://visitwinona.com/directory_entry/watkins-heritage-museum-and-gift-shop/?doing_wp_cron=1550589267.0325589179992675781250

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Movie Theater

  • The Winona 7 Movie Theater is one the main hot spots in our town. It offers new movies every couple weeks, that you are sure to enjoy.

Website: http://www.cectheatres.com/theatre/?tid=20









Garvin Heights

  • Garvin height offers the best view of Winona year round. Visit the lookout with some friends, or take a hike during a beautiful summer day!

Website: https://visitwinona.com/directory_entry/garvin-heights-park/winona-garvin-heights-lookout/?doing_wp_cron=1550589427.0208249092102050781250

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Bloedow’s Bakery

  • Voted best donut shop in Minnesota, Bloedow’s will not leave you disappointed. Everything from a bacon maple long john to a chocolate chip cookie, you are sure to find something you like.

Website: http://www.bloedows.com/