What’s going on in Winona: A floating concert, food truck festival and tons of live music this weekend

August 3, 2018

A quick guide to the area’s must-see events this weekend:

Unity Park festival

If you like crafts and food, you’ll have plenty of opportunity get your fix of both during the first Unity Park Food Truck & Craft Festival this weekend.

From 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Saturday there will be almost 100 vendors, artists, crafts, food trucks and more at Unity Park in Winona.

Come check out the small businesses and crafters. There will also be live music from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and plenty of activities for kids to participate in.

Winona Artisan Market

The Winona Artisan Market is back for the month of August and will be joining the Winona Farmers Market at the entrance of the newly renovated Levee Park.

Come check out handmade goods and wares for sale from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday.

The Winona Artisan Market offers a venue for local makers and artists to sell their quality handcrafted wares to the greater community. The market helps to promote independent artists by encouraging attendees to shop local.

Floating concert on Lake Winona

It’s time to grab the canoe and kayak — or borrow one from Lake Lodge — and push out onto Lake Winona for some live music and socializing.

WINONArts is hosting another edition of the Floating Concert. This time it will feature singer-songwriter Reina del Cid, who will be gracing the floating stage at 4 p.m. Sunday. Boats will launch about 3:30 p.m. from near Lake Lodge.

After building a devoted online following as a solo artist, Del Cid teamed up with instrumentalists Toni Lindgren, Andrew Foreman and Nate Babbs to develop a sophisticated sound with broad appeal. Their music has been featured by Paste Magazine, NPR and Baeble Music.

Other events

Winona Farmers Market, 7:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday at Second and Main streets.Discover juices and smoothies class, 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Bluff Country Co-op.Yoga at the Brewery, 11 a.m. to noon Saturday at Island City BrewingName your price sidewalk sale, Friday at Saturday at New Beginnings Church along Third Street.Rollingstone Days Parade, noon Sunday in Rollingstone.

Live music


Concert on the Green: Amanda Grace, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday outside WSU’s Performing Arts CenterConcert on the Green: John Smith/Almightly American, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday outside WSU’s Performing Arts CenterLonesome Dan, 6 to 9 p.m Friday at Island City BrewingTanner, 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Blooming Grounds Coffee House


Concert on the Green: H30 Jazz Trio, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Saturday outside WSU’s Performing Arts CenterOrgan Concert: Sue Fortney Walby, 4 p.m. Saturday at First Congregational ChurchConcert on the Green: Miss Myra/Mike Munson, 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday outside WSU’s Performing Arts CenterTim Lovas, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Acoustic CafeRaDdErDaZe with Trash Catties, Sauna Accident, Little Lizard, 9 p.m. Saturday at Ed’s No Name BarHallowed Ground, 8:30 p.m. Saturday at the Bar in Goodview.


Concert on the Green: Mike Munson/Miss Myra, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Sunday outside WSU’s Performing Arts CenterFloating Concert: Reina del Cid, 4 to 5 p.m. Sunday at East Lake Winona

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