Lake Pepin Area Calendar of Events

May – June 2014

May
1
Thu
(MVP) 100 Mile Garage Sale
May 1 – May 3 all-day
Farmers’ Market
May 1 @ 8:00 am – Oct 31 @ 4:00 pm

May through October, Wed. afternoon and Saturday mornings

Three Seasonal Boutiques
May 1 @ 9:00 am – May 18 @ 5:00 pm

Enjoy seasonal shopping at its finest, three boutiques are waiting for you in historic Wabasha, Minn.-the Attic, Grandpa’s Barn and the Woodshop together have over 150 unique vendors.

May
2
Fri
100 Mile Garage Sale
May 2 – May 4 all-day

Garage sales along the Great River Road

May
10
Sat
Great River Birding & Nature Festival
May 10 all-day

Held in a variety of areas around Lake Pepin, this event includes guiding birding hikes through woodlands, blufftop prairies, wetlands, shorelines, and the Mississippi River backwaters. It will also include wildlife workshops, educational seminars, and live birds of prey.

May
26
Mon
Memorial Day Chicken Feed
May 26 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
May
29
Thu
LeDuc Historic Estate Tour Season
May 29 @ 10:00 am – May 31 @ 5:00 pm

1860s Gothic Revival stone mansion, built by William LeDuc.

May
30
Fri
LeDuc Historic Estate Tour Season
May 30 @ 10:00 am – Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm

1860s Gothic Revival stone mansion, built by William LeDuc.

May
31
Sat
Saturday Night Historic Cruise-Ins Car Shows
May 31 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 4 @ 9:00 pm

Classic Cars from 1976 and older cruise into downtown Hastings.  Event begins May 31st and continues every other Saturday evening. Free event.

Jun
1
Sun
Farmers’ Market
Jun 1 @ 8:00 am – Dec 1 @ 4:00 pm

May through October, Wed. afternoon and Saturday mornings

Saturday Night Historic Cruise-Ins Car Shows
Jun 1 @ 5:00 pm – Oct 5 @ 9:00 pm

Classic Cars from 1976 and older cruise into downtown Hastings.  Event begins May 31st and continues every other Saturday evening. Free event.

Jun
5
Thu
Sanctioned Tractor Pull @ Sportsman's Club
Jun 5 all-day

Pepin Lions Club will hold their annual Tractor Pull at the Sportsman’s Club.

Jun
6
Fri
Fresh Art Spring Tour
Jun 6 @ 10:00 am – Jun 8 @ 5:00 pm

A self-guided tour of artists’ studios and eclectic galleries near beautiful Lake Pepin and the Chippewa Valley of Wisconsin.

Fresh Art Tour artists invite you to our studios and galleries to take part in the creative process. We’ll be exhibiting our work and demonstrating our methods of making art. Meanwhile the rolling hills and valleys will be putting on their own show with trees flushed with vibrant color. Join us!

Alexis Bailly Vineyard Open House
Jun 6 @ 11:00 am – Jun 8 @ 5:30 pm

Walk through the sculpture garden, enjoy a picnic lunch by the vineyard, play bocce ball and taste local wines.

Jun
7
Sat
Tour de Pepin
Jun 7 all-day

Begin your tour in historic Lake City, where Ralph Samuelson introduced water skiing to the world.  Ride south on Hwy. 61 (the Great River Road) to Wabasha, home of the National Eagle Center.  There you will cross the Mississippi River into Nelson, WI. Riders will get a small, but marvelous, glimpse of the most extensive river delta in the Midwest as you travel through the Tiffany Wildlife Area and the Chippewa backwaters before reaching Pepin, WI. Pepin, made famous by past resident Laura Ingalls Wilder, rests at 712 feet above sea level; a hundred feet lower than Nelson. From Pepin, you make your way through rolling farmland and wooded countryside en route to Stockholm, WI, where the Pearl of the Lake paddleboat will escort you a mile-and-a-half across the largest naturally occurring part of the Mississippi River, Lake Pepin, back to Lake City.

Choose your ride from: 50 Miles, 72 Miles or 100 Miles

Jun
8
Sun
Trinona
Jun 8 all-day
Jun
11
Wed
Steamboat Days
Jun 11 – Jun 15 all-day

Annual summer festival with live music, carnival rides, car show, fireworks and more.

Jun
13
Fri
Alexis Bailly Vineyard Open House
Jun 13 @ 11:00 am – Jun 15 @ 5:30 pm

Walk through the sculpture garden, enjoy a picnic lunch by the vineyard, play bocce ball and taste local wines.

Jun
14
Sat
Grumpy Muddah 5k
Jun 14 all-day

Determine if you are a complete Moron or just a Putz in southeastern Minnesota’s dirtiest 5k ever! Test your ability to run, jump, climb, crawl & muscle through this hilly course. All proceeds from this event benefit the Wabasha Ambulance Service. Enjoy music, food, vendors and beverages if you participate or watch.

Jun
18
Wed
Concerts in the Park
Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm – Aug 6 @ 7:15 pm

Concert begins at 7:00 PM. Guests are welcome to bring blankets, chairs and picnic baskets to Central Park to enjoy live music from the bandstand. For more information, please visit www.redwingartsassociation.org.