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, we have several long-standing traditions that return every year. Check out our calendar and plan your visit!

Visit Lake City MN - EVENTS - Waterski Days

50th Water Ski Days

Held the last full weekend in June (June 24-26, 2022), Water Ski Days celebrates the invention of water skiing in Lake City, and its inventor, Ralph Samuelson. This city-wide event

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Visit Lake City MN - EVENTS - Float a Palooza

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 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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Visit Lake City MN - EVENTS - Firefighter

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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Visit Lake City MN - EVENTS - Tour De Pepin

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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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

Pub Trivia

Come down to Kelly's Lake House for trivia with a view! This weekly event starts at 6:30pm on Tuesdays. Enjoy one of Kelly's 30 beers on tap while you dine …

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Kelly’s Lake House, 1702 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake City, MN 55041
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Lake Pepin Kite and Ice Skate Party!

The ice is cleared, the music will be pumping. So, sharpen your skates and untangle your kites because this annual event is great fun for the whole family and a …

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Government Pier, 520 S Lakeshore Dr
Lake City, 55041 United States
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Exhibit: Snapshot of Lake City

Opens January 22, 2022 Saturdays 12-4PM and Sundays 1-4PM. This photography exhibit encapsulates Lake City in the current time. Please come enjoy this collaboration of exhibits from the Lake City …

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Lake City Area Arts, 105 W Center St.
Lake City, MN 55041
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Winterfest Dance with LP and the 45’s

Enjoy the band-LP & 45’s at the Sportsman’s Club on February 5th. LP & the 45s is a classic hits band from Rochester, Minnesota which pays tribute to the pioneers of …

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Lake City Sportsman’s Club, 2200 S Oak St.
Lake City, MN 55041
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54th Annual Ice Fishing Contest

The Lake City Sportsman's Club presents its 54th Annual Ice Fishing Contest on Saturday Feb 19th, 2022! Kids Contest 11-12:30 Main Contest 1-3:30 Bingo 11-1 Paddlewheel 2-4 Silent Auction 11-4:30 …

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Lake City Sportsman’s Club, 2200 S Oak St.
Lake City, MN 55041
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The Northerly Gales Live in Concert!

February 19th at 7PM! With soaring melodies and driving rhythms, The Northerly Gales puts their own high-energy spin on Celtic Folk and Americana. Innovating and original in their own ways, while …

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Lake City Area Arts, 105 W Center St.
Lake City, MN 55041
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