As I write this, I am overwhelmed at the variety of things to do this weekend in Lanesboro, Minnesota and the surrounding area.
The events featured below are in addition to attending the Farmer’s Market, riding the Root River trail, and taking in a play at the Commonweal Theatre.
The Bluff Country Gathering, a traditional American music festival, will be held in Lanesboro on May 15 – 18.
On Saturday, May 17, The Annual Stand Still Parade and much more will be in Whalan, a short five mile drive from Lanesboro. There will be live entertainment, food, antique cars, demonstrations and more. I have attended this event, and it is a fun event for the entire family.
Preston Trout Days will be on May 16 – 18. Preston is a short eight mile drive and the activities include a parade, music, volleyball tournament, street dance, and a car show.
It is so fun to take in all of the events and festivals that are being held in the area. We are ready for the season at Stone Mill. The bike rack is out, and the flowers are blooming.
Until next time . . . .
The new front desk area at Stone Mill Hotel & Suites is now decorated with the feed bags in the picture. One of the bags was used in the facility during its “working days”. As the renovation continues, we realize this will be an extended project and appreciate your continued support and patience as we work to be the “choice” lodging destination in Lanesboro.
The Stand Still Parade has become an annual event in Whalan, MN and will be held on Saturday, May 19 from 11 am – 4 pm. Not only can you experience a parade where the “parade stands still” but you will also be able to sample a variety of foods, watch the pie eating contest, and listen to music. Children’s games, a petting zoo, and other activities will be available for the kids.
The Bluff Country Gathering will be held in Lanesboro this weekend. This multi-day event is sure to attract musicians from a wide area and provide entertainment for all ages.
After you take in the weekend festivities, check out the Spud Boy Diner and Another Time Ice Cream Parlor & Chocolates. The diner and ice cream parlor are Lanesboro’s newest additions to the casual cuisine scene.
If you care for a short drive, The annual Trout Days celebration will be held in Preston, MN.
Wherever you are, near or far, there’s always a few more things to explore . . . .
As you plan your next getaway, Stone Mill Hotel & Suites is the place to put the “perfect” in getaway. A reservation for one of the luxurious themed suites helps you settle into the “Lanesboro” frame of mind. Enjoy your stay in a themed suite that is reminiscent of the area – Amish, Garden, or Bicycle, to name a few.
Bring your bike or rent one and explore the Root River Trail. As you ride the trail and enjoy the gentle breeze, your cares from the day fade away. After your outing, check out one of the dining spots. Intermission, Lanesboro’s newest, is right next to the Commonweal Theatre and joins the list of signature restaurants.
When you visit on Saturday, May 19, be sure to make plans to attend the Standstill Parade in Whalan. Whalan is a short, five mile bicycle ride from Lanesboro on the Root River Trail, one of Minnesota’s scenic bike trails. Our neighbor to the west, Preston, will celebrate Trout Days on May 18 – 20. When you visit on June 2, plan to attend Lanesboro’s annual Rhubarb Festival. If your visit is later in June, plan on attending Art in the Park on Sunday, June 17.
Having dinner is just the beginning of a Lanesboro evening. Make reservations for a performance at the Commonweal Theatre or attend a performance of Over the Back Fence. Before you call it a night, a nightcap might be in order at Riverside on the Root’s Dirty Martini Lounge.
I’ll be back soon to let you know of more things to explore. The lights will be on and the doors open shortly . . . .