Lake Pepin Area Calendar of Events

October – December 2014

Flyway Film Festival
Oct 23 – Oct 26 all-day
Alexis Bailly Vineyard Harvest Celebration
Nov 1 @ 11:00 am – Nov 2 @ 5:30 pm

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

Doe Days @ Lake City MN
Nov 8 – Nov 9 all-day

Hit the Trail to Does Days! A Weekend Full of Fun, Games and Specials!

Participating businesses and artists will each have a piece to a puzzle. Collect pieces—you do not need to collect them all, just enough so that you can correctly solve the puzzle, then fill out the entry form at Big Bear Pizza, Lake Pepin Pearl Button Co, or Treats and Treasures to register to enter the drawing to win cash and gift certificates valued at nearly $250. Incorrect entries will not qualify.


PROGRESSIVE BRUNCH: Sunday 9-noon, Businesses are: Marien’s Deli, Big Bear Pizzeria, Port 104, Wee Three and Mee, and Treats and Treasures. Tickets are $18.00 and should be purchased in advance at Marien’s Deli on Lyon Ave in Lake City, or by phone, 651-345-2526 with credit card.

SPA DAY: Sunday, noon – 4, Businesses are: Roots Hair Studio, Body Bling, Shear Wizards, Noble Naturals, and Mindy’s Massage & Wellness Center. Tickets are $90 and should be purchased in advance at Shear Wizards on Lakeshore Drive, or by phone , 651-345-3342 with credit card.

ART CRAWL: Saturday, 10:00 -3:00, sponsored by the Washington Street Arts Festival team, artists hosted by Lake City businesses:

Loretta Verbout, photography, at Be Mobile Verizon
Julie Fjetland, painter, at Treats and Treasures
Nancy Spooner-Mueller, artwork, at Big Bear Pizzeria
Kathy Jo Rodester, jewelry beading, at Pumpkinberry Stitches
Ron Hunt, painter, at Lake Pepin Pearl Button Co.
Pat Swanson, painter, at Lakeside Antiques
Annette Reynolds, mosaics and beading, at Marien’s Deli
Carole Berg, painter, at Gerkens Town & Country

WINE and CANVAS: Saturday- two sessions, a fundraiser for the Washington Street Arts Festival.
Nicki Novotne, Art on the Go Rochester, instructor, at the American Legion on Washington Street in Lake City. Tickets are $45 and should be purchased in advance at Treats and Treasures or call 651-345-2882 with credit card to reserve your seat. Ticket price includes instructor fees, all painting supplies, light snacks, and a complementary glass of Lake Pepin Winery wine. Additional beverages can be purchased.

flowers_03Lollie-Pop-Trees_03Session One starts promptly at 3:30 pm and the painting will be “Flowers”

Session Two starts promptly at 7:00 and the painting will be “Lollipop Trees”


Lake Pepin Floral and Gifts (Sat 8-2:30) 20% off gift items

Discount Liquor (Sat 8:30 am-10:00 pm) 15% off wine

Marien’s Deli (Sat 8-5, Sun 10-2) Pie Social Sat. 10-5, Pie & coffee $2

Swan Jewelers (Sat 9-2) BOGO! Buy one and get one 50% off in stock purchases (excludes watch repair & engraving)

Shear Wizards (Sat 8-noon & Sun for spa event noon -4) 20% off retail products

Gerkens Town & Country (Sat 9-3, Sun 10-2) 50 black oil sunflower seeds only $15.99

Creative Minds (Sat 9-5, Sun 10-2) Free Doe Days Sticker!

Treats and Treasures (Sat 9-5:30, Sun 10-5:30) Sat 10-4-Free fun photo booth! Sat 1-3-Book signings romantic novels by Stephanie, a local author. Food samples both days. 20% off all Chalet brand apparel both days!

Pumpkinberry Stitiches (Sat 10-5, Sun noon-4) Enjoy a BUCK off every yard purchased from the bolt.

Be Mobile Verizon (Sat 9-6, Sun noon-5) $50 off any smart phone & 15% off any accessory!

Antique Shopper (Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4) Complimentary chocolate martinis & chocolate samples Sat. 15% off store wide both days on items $10 or more, excluding items marked firm or already on sale.

Wise Ace Hardware (Sat 8-5, Sun 10-3) Complimentary hot chocolate!

Lake Pepin Pearl Button Co. (Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4) BUCKS off table! Free freshwater pearl bracelet with purchase of $10 or more! Take a SHOT at the discount wheel for savings.

Lakeside Antiques (Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4)

Kennedy Snyder Drug (Sat 8-5, Sun 9-4) Sat at 10:00 & 2:00 Sarah will demonstrate new ways to wear scarves. Both days: Scarves, Jewelry, and Fashion Accessories are Buy One, Get One Free! Register for door prize, cookies and punch.

Port 104 –(open Sat & Sun) The Willie Be Blues Band 9:00pm-midnight

Mill House Market (Sat 10-5, Sun 11-4) in-store specials and drawings.

Tundra Swan Watch
Nov 8 all-day

Bus tour to view migrating Tundra Swans.

Leave from the Winona Visitors’ Center.

Winona Art Walk
Nov 22 all-day

Art walk through downtown Winona.

Gobble Gait 2014
Nov 27 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Thanksgiving morning, November 27, 2014

8K Walk/Run 8:30 AM * 2K Fun Run/ Walk 8:45 AM.

Downtown Hastings

Holiday Stroll
Nov 28 all-day

Plan to be in Red Wing for the pancake breakfast, a lighted evening parade, lighting ceremony of the downtown, Santa and Mrs. Claus, live reindeer, chili sampling, sugared almonds and roasted chestnuts, carolers, window of gifts drawings, spectacular fireworks, the medallion hunt, and a hometown shopping experience. Old fashioned fun for the entire family! For more information, please visit

Villa Maria “Festival of Lights” @ Villa Maria Retreat
Nov 28 all-day

“All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light of a single candle”           St. Francis of Assisi
The Villa Maria Retreat and Conference Center located just off the Great River Road in historic Old Frontenac, 8 miles South of Red Wing, MN,  will hold their annual “ Festival Of Lights” on November 29, 2014.
 The festival celebrates the coming holytide by lighting the driveway to Marian Hall with luminaries. Near the entrance doors, the fragrance of fresh evergreen boughs,  surround the outdoor nativity awaiting the arrival of the Christ Child.  Candles illuminate the windows of Marian Hall beckoning visitors to the beautiful musical performance inside the chapel.  Over 100 candle-lit nativities displayed beneath the stained glass windows, provide a breath taking visual. 
After the concert, visitors will follow the luminary- lit walkway to Ursuline Hall to socialize and enjoy hot apple cider, bread puddings and decadent desserts.
The nativities, collected from several countries, will stay on display throughout the holiday season until mid January 2015.
For information about the “Festival of Lights”, to view the nativities, and for other events offered throughout the year at the Villa Maria Retreat and Conference Center, contact us at 651-345-4582 or visit, or  facebook.

Hometown Holidays in Pepin
Dec 6 – Dec 7 all-day

A Christmas Celebration with lighting in the park, caroling and maybe a visit from “YOU KNOW WHO”!

Country Christmas
Dec 6 @ 7:00 am – 12:00 pm

A delicious pancake breakfast (a fundraiser for the Maiden Rock/Plum City

Ambulance Service) will be served from 7-11 am at the Six String Saloon.

Santa’s elves will be at Hiawatha National Bank form 9am – 12pm.

Elves will help the kids select a toy and a hand-made Christmas ornament.

Milk and cookies will be available.  Santa will be at McNay’s from 10 am – 12 pm,

and kids can have their picture taken with him.  Santa will listen to their

Christmas wishes and hand out gift bags.  Hot chocolate and cookies will

be available.  Just outside McNay’s a horse-drawn wagon will be waiting

to take everyone for a ride around the Village Park.  Most of the shops

in the village will be open for business with Christmas specials and/or treats.

For further information, check out our website – or find us on

Facebook – Maiden Rock Area Community Association.

If you have any questions, e-mail me or call 715-448-4571.

Thank you.



Christmas Candlelight House Tour
Dec 7 all-day

Tour of homes decorated for the holidays

Victorian Holidays at the LeDuc Historic Estate
Dec 14 all-day

Guided tours of the elegantly decorated house, special programming.