City walking tour of Winona with Mayor Mark Peterson

10 - 11:30 am

  • Winona History Center, 160 Johnson Street, Winona MN

    Winona Mayor and longtime Executive Director of the Winona County Historical Society will conduct a 1 to 1.5 hour walking tour of downtown Winona leaving from the Winona County History Center at 10 a.m.  

    The tour will highlight the important downtown architecture and history of Winona from the earliest days to the present.

    Winona has two downtown historic districts encompassing over 100 buildings included on the National Register of Historic Places.


Cruise the Mississippi River on the Cal Fremling

#1 11 am – 12 pm : Boat boarding, 10:45 am

#2 12:30 – 1:30 pm : Boat boarding, 12:15 am

All trips are dependent upon weather cooperating but generally August is a great time.  If a storm with lightning or high winds should occur, you will be notified by the Captain and/or Boat Manager if launch has to be delayed or canceled. 

The Cal Fremling Interpretive Center & Floating Classroom is a state-of-the-art vessel dedicated to creating a greater understanding of the broad multi-faceted nature of the Mississippi River. It provides a distinctive, high-quality application of knowledge to thousands of students of every age within the region. It serves as a gateway to exploration and knowledge.

Sponsored by Winona State University

Screening of “First Daughter and The Black Snake

Winona LaDuke believes Big Oil is the black snake predicted in indigenous prophecy to bring the earth's destruction. When new oil pipelines threaten sacred wild rice lakes, Winona dreams of riding her horse against the current of oil, organizing a spiritual ride, “because a horse can kill a snake.”

Screening of “Line 3 - The Film,” trailer followed by Q&A with filmmakers Keri Pickett, and Suez Taylor.

1:30 - 3:30 pm

Winona History Center, 160 Johnson St.

Sponsored by The Frozen River Film Festival

Saturday evening festivities will include a catered Sioux Chef Dinner

Music includes a band and dance with a blues band, Corey Medina and the Brothers, and other special guests who will provide entertainment.



Sioux Chef Dinner

We are a team of Anishinaabe, Mdewakanton Dakota, Navajo, Northern Cheyenne, Oglala Lakota, Wahpeton-Sisseton Dakota and are ever growing. We are chefs, ethnobotanists, food preservationists, adventurers, foragers, caterers, event planners, artists, musicians, food truckers and food lovers.

We are committed to revitalizing Native American Cuisine and in the process we are re-identifying North American Cuisine and reclaiming an important culinary culture long buried and often inaccessible.

Sioux Chef Dinner ($40 per person, pre reserved $70/couple). Limited seating. 


Live at the Winona Lake Bandshell at Lake Winona

85 Lake Park Drive,

Winona, MN 55987


Corey Medina and the Brothers

Corey Medina is a Native American Blues Artist from Shiprock, NM. Shiprock is on the Navajo Tribal Nation where Corey was born and raised. He moved to Northern Minnesota in 2012 and collaborated with Incepticons Entertainment. Through Incepticons Entertainment Corey released his debut album "Old Dog Crying" in May of 2015, produced by Garlic Brown Beats. Corey now plays, writes and produces with the Incepticons team full time and also travels with his band known as "The Brothers", hence Corey Medina & Brothers. Currently the Brothers band consist of Eric Sundeen of Bemidji, MN on Drums and Gary Broste also from Bemidji, on upright bass. They set out to spread light to dark, and hope to the hopeless with their raw, soulful, intimate music and stage presence.