Events and Festivals

Lake City brings year-round entertainment

 You will find a year-round selection of special events and festivals here in Lake City. Some of these events may come and go, but we have several long-standing traditions that return every year. Scroll down to check out our calendar and plan your visit!

100 Mile Garage Sale

Lake City is the right in the epicenter of this event which invites fifteen historic river towns and two states clean out their attics, garages and basements to create the

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Tour de Pepin

More Tour de Pepin Info Here Held the first Saturday in June, Tour de Pepin offers bicyclists from amateur to expert an opportunity to experience Lake Pepin from the saddle.

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Water Ski Days

Click Here for WaterSkiDays.com   June 27-30, 2024 Water Ski Days Returns to Lake City! The 52nd Annual Water Ski Days is going to be another big celebration! Come to

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The Fireman’s Dance

Why are we telling you about our local firefighter’s fundraiser? Because it’s one of the hottest summer events in Lake City, that’s why! This isn’t your grandpa’s fundraiser, this is

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Y-Knot Tri

Family oriented-triathlon featuring a 2.5-mile kayaking section on Lake Pepin, a 14-mile bike section north of Lake City looping thought old and new Frontenac, and closes with a 5K run

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Float a Palooza

You know that Lake City boasts some of the best beaches anywhere on the Mississippi, well this is one of the biggest beach parties on the river! Bring your lily

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Lake City Fall Fest

5 Weeks of fall festivities including Johnny Appleseed Days, beer, cider, and spirit tastings, spectacularly spooky haunted trails and more. Come for the fall colors stay for the FUN! Ok,

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Johnny Appleseed Days

September 30 & October 1, 2023Celebrate the apple harvest and our region’s creative community at Johnny Appleseed Days!A 2 day downtown block party featuring: live music, a new beer and

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A calendar filled with Lake City fun

Kombucha Growler Fill Day!

Join The John the Baptist Beverage Company for kombucha, snacks, llamas, and baby goats! Right here on our farm, we create and serve delicious beverages made from local, fair-trade, and […]

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20 April 2024
St. John the Baptist Beverage Company, 33292 County 5 Blvd
Lake City, MN 55041
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Girls Day Out!

Join The Shops Of Lake City for Girls Day Out! Saturday, April 27th 10AM-5PM Shop local independently owned small businesses and take photos with your friends next to your favorite […]

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27 April 2024
The Shops of Lake City, Various Locations
Lake City, 55041 United States
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Afternoon Tea at the Chickadee Cottage Cafe

The Chickadee Cottage Cafe invites you to experience afternoon tea at their beautiful restaurant and garden. These are multi-course, leisure events, great for group celebrations, showers, mother/daughter outings, meeting new […]

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27 April 2024
Chickadee Cottage, 317 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake City, MN 55041
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100 Mile Garage Sale

Lake City is the right in the epicenter of this event which invites fifteen historic river towns and two states clean out their attics, garages and basements to create the […]

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02 May 2024
Various Locations in Lake City,

Governor’s Fishing Opener Community Celebration

Celebrate with Lake City as we host the 2024 Governor's Fishing Opener! Ohuta Beach Park Friday May 10th, 2024 4pm - 8pm Click here for more info Free Live Music […]

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10 May 2024
Ohuta Beach, 100 Park Street
Lake City, MN 55041 United States
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17th Annual Tour de Pepin

“One of the Midwest’s most unique cycling tours.” – Minnesota Trails Magazine "Best Annual Bike Ride" - CBS WCCO (Best of Minnesota) Tour de Pepin offers bicyclists from amateur to […]

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01 June 2024
Ohuta Beach, 100 Park Street
Lake City, MN 55041 United States
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52nd Annual Water Ski Days

The 52nd Annual Water Ski Days is going to be another big year! Come to Lake City for our annual summer party, June 27th-29th, and be treated to live lakeside […]

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27 June 2024
Various Locations in Lake City,

“Get on the Water” with USA Water Ski Champions!

The USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation and the Big Pine Lake Water Ski Team are once again hosting a free event for people to learn to water ski […]

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28 June 2024
Ohuta Beach, 100 Park Street
Lake City, MN 55041 United States
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Studio Art Tour

Save the date to connect with our vibrant community of artists during the free, weekend-long Red Wing Area Studio Tour on July 27 & 28! Get ready to embrace the […]

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27 July 2024
Various Locations in Lake City,