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

Breakfast with Santa

Join Santa and Mrs. Claus for a festive holiday breakfast at the Chickadee Cottage Cafe. Reservations are a must! Limited seating. Holiday gift, cookie, and treat shopping too! 10:00am 317 …

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Chickadee Cottage, 317 N Lakeshore Dr
Lake City, MN 55041
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2021 Artist of the Year Exhibit

Enjoy and celebrate the art of Roger Rose, Lake City resident and self-taught artist. Roger is known for his portraits, abstract, and chalk and pencil sketches. Explore the exhibition and …

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Lake City Area Arts, 105 W Center St.
Lake City, MN 55041
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Christmas Party at Port 104

Live music! Meat Raffle! Ugly Sweater Party! Bingo! Holy moly, this event has it all!!! Port 104 invites folks to this all day extravaganza on Saturday, December 18th beginning at …

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Port 104, 104 N. Washington St.
Lake City, MN 55041
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Galactic Cowboy Orchestra

Mind-Freakin' Music! A liberating melting pot of genres elevated by riff magic, hummable melodies and groovy jams all grounded in a jazz bedrock. Lake City Area Arts Saturday, January 22 …

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