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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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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Johnny Appleseed Days

Lake City’s premier autumn event is October 1st and 2nd, 2022. This 2 day hootenanny is family friendly and super fun!  This year the festivities will be an old-fashioned block

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Lake City Fall Fest

5 Weeks of fall festivities including Junk Crush, Johnny Appleseed Days, Halloween activities and more. Come for the fall colors stay for the FUN! Ok, real talk- there’s no better

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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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Tour de Pepin

Held the first Saturday in June, Tour de Pepin offers bicyclists from amateur to expert an opportunity to experience Lake Pepin from the saddle. The Lake City Chamber of Commerce

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Water Ski Days

This event is held each year during the last full weekend in June. Water Ski Days celebrates the invention of water skiing in Lake City, and its inventor, Ralph Samuelson.

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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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A calendar filled with Lake City fun

Fall Fest Fun Zone at Patton Park

Sept 25-Oct 30 (Patton Park) Bring your kids (or your inner child) to Patton Park all month long to play homemade yard games, take selfies with scarecrows, and experience one …

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Lake City Patton Park, Lake City, MN 55041
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Tiger Ries Live!

Don't let looks fool you folks, Tiger is one of the top vocalists you will have the pleasure of hearing! From Classic Rock to Smooth Sexy Ballads. Tiger's rich and …

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Kelly’s Lake House, 1702 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake City, MN 55041
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Kombucha Growler Fill Day!

The John the Baptist Beverage Company is open for the 2022 season. Join us for kombucha, snacks, llamas, and baby goats! Right here on our farm, we create and serve …

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St. John the Baptist Beverage Company, 33292 County 5 Blvd
Lake City, MN 55041
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Johnny Appleseed Days

Lake City’s premier autumn event is October 1st and 2nd. This 2 day hootenanny is family friendly and super fun!  This year the festivities will be an old-fashioned block party, …

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Downtown Lake City, LAKE CITY, MN 55041 United States
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Saturday Sunset Paddle Boat Cruise

September means Saturday Sunsets on the Pearl of the Lake Paddle Boat are open to the public! Four of these popular cruises are on the schedule starting September 10, 17, …

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pearl of the lake paddle boat, 100 Central Point Rd
Lake City, MN 55041 United States
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Touch a Truck

Touch A Truck is back! Join us for loads of activities for kids of all ages! Ambulances, firetrucks, busses, oh my! Remember when the big rigs conjured up all sorts …

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Lake City Patton Park, Lake City, MN 55041
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Beer, Wine, and Spirits Tasting

Join us for this FANTASTICALLY FUN evening! Details of Event - - Enjoy hors d'oeuvres/appetizers from many of our wonderful local south shore restaurants/dining while enjoying some live music! - …

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Port 104, 104 N. Washington St.
Lake City, MN 55041
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Hallow-Queen Drag Scare and Fundraiser

Join us for our second annual Hallow-Queen Drag Scare fundraiser! We'll have a jam packed day of activities followed by a 7pm drag show featuring Miz Diagnosis, Lola Honey, Bad …

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Lake City Sportsman’s Club, 2200 S Oak St.
Lake City, MN 55041
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Haunted Hok Si La Haunted Trail

Are you ready for a real Halloween scare? Have you watched all the Friday the 13th movies? Do the woods at night kind of freak you out, but you kinda …

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Hok Si La Park, 2500 N US HWY 61
Lake City, MN 55041 United States
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