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

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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WinterStüff! A February of Full-On Outdoor Fun in Lake City!

Ok, so we made up the word, but the fun is oh so real! Join us in Lake City for a February of full-on fun on the lake, on the …

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Various Locations in Lake City,

Ice Golf with Ice Sculptures and Carousel at Kelly’s Lake House

Kelly's Lake House is upping the ante on winter fun this February! Not only is the popular frozen Lake Pepin ice golf course returning, but in 2023 you can also …

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Kelly’s Lake House, 1702 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake City, MN 55041
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Frontenac State Park Winter Candlelight Event

Looking for some Frontenac State Park fun? Then be at the park on February 4th, from 6-8pm for a candlelight journey along the bluff top with beautiful views of the …

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Frontenac State Park, 29223 County 28 Blvd
Frontenac, MN United States
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Winter Dance with LP and the 45’s

February 4th 6pm - 10pm Lake City Sportsman's Club Come dance to classic hits from the vinyl era at the Lake City Sportsman’s Club while raising money for Lake City …

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

The Frontenac Sportsman's Club presents its 39th annual Ice Fishing Contest! Where: Frontenac Pond When: Saturday February 11 from 1-4pm Kids contest at 11:30am Adults contest at 1pm Door prizes, …

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Frontenac Pond, Frontenac, MN 55026 United States
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Hok Si La by Moonlight

Hok Si La Park & the Lake City Lion's Club will be hosting an illuminated walk around the south loop of the park on February 11th, 2023. Along with the …

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Hok Si La Park, 2500 N US HWY 61
Lake City, MN 55041 United States
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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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55th Annual LC Sportsman’s Club Ice Fishing Contest

Save the date! The 55th Annual Lake City Sportsman's Club Ice Fishing Contest will be held Saturday, February 18, 2023! Adult and Kids Fishing Contests Euchre Tournament Prizes and Raffles …

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Lake City Sportsman’s Club, 2200 S Oak St.
Lake City, MN 55041
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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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Easter Market at Willow Gentile Studio and Gallery

Create a one-of-a-kind MEANINGFUL Easter basket at the gallery! Local artists & makers will be arranged throughout the space. Baskets, handmade goods, cards + more! Assemble your basket at the …

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Willow Gentile Studio and Gallery, 113 S Lakeshore Dr
Lake City, MN 55041 United States
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Kites on the Ice

The ice is cleared and 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 visually …

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Government Pier, 520 S Lakeshore Dr
Lake City, 55041 United States
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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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