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 generally occurs the first weekend in October. This 2 day hootenanny is family friendly and super fun. Celebrate the apple harvest and our creative community

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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

Luke Hendrickson Live!

Since 2017, Luke Hendrickson has been nurturing a career as a full-time working musician and songwriter. He has performed in 30+ states and Canada, releasing 2 full-length albums and an …

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Kelly’s Lake House, 1702 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake City, MN 55041
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Lake City Market by the Lake

Thursday market June thru September down at Ohuta Beach featuring fresh produce, baked goods, live music, kids activities/PoP Club, food truck vendors and fun from 5-8 PM! You can bet …

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Ohuta Beach, 100 Park Street
Lake City, MN 55041 United States
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Live Jazz in Patton Park

Join us in Lake City for LIVE MUSIC in Patton Park this Thursday, August 11th at 7:00 PM. The Lincoln High School Jazz Band will keep our toes tapping for …

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Lake City Patton Park, Lake City, MN 55041
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1st Annual Y-Knot Tri (Lake City’s New Triathlon)

A NEW LAKE CITY TRIATHLON TRADITION BEGINS IN 2022! SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2022 The Lake City Chamber of Commerce and our sponsors are proud to host the 1st annual Y-Knot …

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Ohuta Beach, 100 Park Street
Lake City, MN 55041 United States
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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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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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Ohuta Beach, 100 Park Street
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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Haunted Hok Si La Haunted Trail

It seems that an old, broken down and haunted carnival and circus has been discovered on the trail at Hok Si La Park. Come join us for a tour, if …

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