Welcome to Red Wing Minnesota!

Welcome to one of the most unique and charming places to visit along the Mississippi River. From our beautiful bluffs, abundance of outdoor activities, historic sites and world famous boots and pottery, Red Wing offers a one-of-a-kind getaway. Whether you choose to hike Barn Bluff, bike the Cannon Valley Trail, picnic on Memorial Bluff, visit our wineries and brewery, play golf, dine in our restaurants, or shop in one of our many locally owned antique stores, art galleries or boutique shops, you're sure to enjoy your visit. Treat yourself to a getaway and be surrounded by natural beauty, historic sites and unique small town character.

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Red Wing Hosts International Cultural Exchange Residency, Concert Performance by Algerian Band Ifrikya Spirit  October 15-17

Red Wing Hosts International Cultural Exchange Residency, Concert Performance by Algerian Band Ifrikya Spirit October 15-17

Algerian music ensemble Ifrikya Spirit stakes its expansive musical tent where West African instruments are welcomed and enjoined with global sensibilities. Eclectic and elemental, Ifrikya Spirit is fronted by a transfixing, gritty vocalist, and grounded by two guimbri (three-stringed, skin-covered basses). The band’s multi-instrumentalists play with the nimbleness of a jazz ensemble and the earthy… Continue Reading

Exhibit Opening: Souls on Fire at Anderson Center October 7-9

Exhibit Opening: Souls on Fire at Anderson Center October 7-9

Within the mythologies of the ancient world fire was viewed as a symbol of creativity but also destruction—with the positive aspects, though, far outweighing the negative ones. To these cultures fire stood as the symbol for inspiration, refinement, and invention—three attributes that connect to the exhibition, Souls on Fire, featuring the work of potter Karen… Continue Reading

ETHEL with Robert Mirabal The River October 1

ETHEL with Robert Mirabal The River October 1

One of America’s most adventurous string quartets, ETHEL blends uptown, conservatory musicianship with downtown genre-crossing, playing with the intensity of a rock band. In this cross-cultural collaboration with Robert Mirabal, Native American musician, instrument builder and three time Grammy Award winner, they evoke the magic and majestry of The River. Inspired by water as the… Continue Reading

Leaf Lovers’ Wine Tasting Cruise October 1 and 15

Leaf Lovers’ Wine Tasting Cruise October 1 and 15

Leaf Lover’s Wine Tasting Cruise on the Spirit of the Water! Whether you love to drink the vino or just want to drink in the fall colors, this one’s for you. See the peaking colors as you sip a selection of fine wines, paired with delightful hors d’oeuvres. 877-849-1640 to make a reservation. Continue Reading

Bev’s Cafe Celebrates Oktoberfest

Bev’s Cafe Celebrates Oktoberfest

Bev’s Café (221 Bush Street) is celebrating Oktoberfest with several new delicious specialties from September 17-October 3. Visit their website at bevscafe.com or call (651) 388-5227 for more information. Continue Reading

Red Wing Arts Association: “Bridges” Crossing the Mississippi on Exhibit through October 30, 2016

Red Wing Arts Association: “Bridges” Crossing the Mississippi on Exhibit through October 30, 2016

  “Bridges” Crossing the Mississippi This gallery show runs September 2- October 30, 2016 with opening reception, Friday, September 9 from 4:00pm – 7:00pm! The Fall Gallery Season begins September 2 with “Bridges” Crossing the Mississippi, a RWAA member show. This show will reflect the importance of “bridges” in our lives. The historic object which gives a significant… Continue Reading

Water/Ways: The New Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit at Goodhue County Historical Society October 1 – November 13, 2016

Water/Ways: The New Smithsonian Traveling Exhibit at Goodhue County Historical Society October 1 – November 13, 2016

Water/Ways is a traveling exhibition and community engagement initiative of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program. In Minnesota, Water/Ways is led by the Minnesota Humanities Center in partnership with Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA), Minnesota Historical Society, Minnesota Department of Health, Minnesota Section of the American Water Works Association, and six greater Minnesota… Continue Reading

Bakkelyka Music & Craft Beer Fest at Welch Village – October 1

Bakkelyka Music & Craft Beer Fest at Welch Village – October 1

2nd Annual Bakkelyka Brew – Craft Beer & Music Festival Saturday, Oct. 1st, 2016 Tickets – $25 online special; $35 at the gate Tickets will be available soon at welchvillage.com – Includes: 2 hour beer tasting from 25 craft breweries (2-4pm); commemorative tasting mug; admission to music festival featuring 3 bands. – 2016 Bands: Kind… Continue Reading

Red Wing Farmers Market: June 4 – October 29

Red Wing Farmers Market: June 4 – October 29

The Red Wing Area Farmers’ Market operates from June through the end of February. During the summer season it is a full weekly market operating Sunday through Saturday. Throughout the summer vendors sell their products Sunday through Friday at the footsteps of City Hall, 315 West 4th Street, 8:00 am – till sold out. SATURDAYS… Continue Reading