Southeast Minnesota Festivals & Celebrations

May is the start of town celebrations and festivals.  In the Lanesboro area, there are three events happening during the weekend of May 17 & 18.  The Stand Still Parade in Whalan is like no other parade you might have experienced.  The parade “stands still” as the spectators move through the street.  Along with the parade, there is music, food, “hula hoop” and “duck pluck” contests, demonstrations, and other activities.  You are guaranteed to have a “Whalan” good time.

Lanesboro will host the Bluff Country Gathering on May 16 – 19.  Each year, musicians from all over the United States come to celebrate traditional American music.  In addition to workshops, there will be a public concert on Friday evening and a barn dance on Saturday evening.

Preston, our neighbor to the west, hosts its Trout Days celebration.  There will be a parade, food, activities, and a dance in the evening.

So many activities, and it is just the start of festival season.

Until next time . . . . .