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Wheekend! August 20-23, 2015


Wheekend August 20-23, 2015

Get out there and enjoy all that this amazing #wheekend has to offer in the Driftless!


All Wheekend:

Art in the Park Festival, Founders Park, Elkader, IA


Thursday, August 20

 United Way Family Fun Night, Decorah Public Library Parking Lot, 4:30pm

Guttenberg German Band, Lawn Chair Night, Decorah, 7pm

Courtyard & Cellar, Quiz Bowl! 7:30pm


Friday, August 21

 Tails & Treasures, NE Iowa Humane Society Fundraiser, Hotel Winneshiek

 Contratopia, ArtHaus Studio Courtyard, 7pm

 Grace & Glory, Main Street Elkader Rhythm on the River, 5:30-7:30pm

Pulpit Rock Brewing, Grand Opening! Decorah – Noon-11pm


Saturday, August 22

 Art in the Park Festival, Founders Park, Elkader, IA

 Native Prairie Restoration, Driftless Area Wetlands Center

KDEC “Do The Driftless” End of Summer Party, Toppling Goliath, Decorah, 1-6pm

 “From Underwear to Everywhere: Norwegian Sweaters” opens at Vesterheim, 3-5pm

 Iconic Songs of the 70s, Elkader Opera House

 Dog House Jon & The Misbehavers, McCaffrey’s, Decorah

Beer By Bike Brigade August Ride! Meets at Riverside Friendship Gardens, Riverside Park, 4:30pm

 Summer Sizzler Pro Wrestling “Crushing Bullying, Standing in Faith” w/ Koko B. Ware, Johhny Ova & More! Main St – Courthouse, Decorah.5-7pm

Screening of ‘Wicker Kittens’ Competitive Jigsaw Puzzling, St. Mane Theatre, Lanesboro 7:30pm


Sunday, August 23

Elkader Model Trail Show & Swap Meet, Johnson’s Reception Hall, 10am-4pm

Tour the M/V Barbara B Towboat with Riverworks Discovery! Crew on board to answer questions – check out a real towboat! River Side Park, La Crosse, 12-5pm FREE.




Wheekend! August 13-16, 2015


It’s mid-August already! Let’s keep having those fun summer #wheekends while we can. Live music, film screenings, artist receptions, festivals, demonstrations, and more! August 13-16, 2015 is gonna be one fun weekend!

Thursday, August 13:
Michael McElrath, Lawn Chair Night, Courthouse Steps, Decorah 7 pm

Humane Society of NE Iowa Pet Walk, Water Street, Decorah, 6:30-8 pm

Quiz Bowl, Courtyard & Cellar, Decorah 7:30 pm

The Fattenin’ Frogs, Eds (no name) Bar, Winona, 9 pm

Friday, August 14:
Time for Tales kids program, Deocorah Public Library, 2 pm

“Bikes vs. Cars” screening, T-Bock’s Upstairs, 7 pm

Robert Wolf Artist Reception, Java John’s, Decorah, 7 pm

Dave Zollo Duo, Courtyard & Cellar, Decorah, 8 pm

Cygene & Bluff Mountain Ramblers, the Root Note, La Crosse, 8:45 pm

The Slamming Doors & Sheep For Wheat, Eds (no name) Bar, Winona, 9 pm

Saturday, August 15:
Winneshiek Farmer’s Market! Decorah, 8am-11am

Decorah Chorale Auditions! Decorah High School, 9-11:30am, 

Back to School Carnival & Gymnastics demonstrations, Dolphin Gymnastics, Decorah 11 am – 2 pm

Opening Reception for artist Adam Paul Johnson opens at Lanesboro Arts Center, Reception 6-8 pm (sponsored in part by Inspire(d) Media!)

Foot-Notes Dance, Highlandville Schoolhouse, 8-11 pm

Faribault Woolen Mill Co.’s 150th Anniversary – the oldest Company in Minnesota! Music by The Pines, running of the sheep, petting zoo… beer & food trucks!

Bread & Butter String Band, McCaffrey’s Dolce Vita, Decorah, 7-10 pm

Prodo, the Root Note, La Crosse, 8:45 pm

The Maytags, Church Dads, Ali & The Scoundrels, Eds (no name) Bar, Winona, 9 pm

Sunday, August 16

Aase Haugen Auxiliary Ice Cream Social

All #Wheekend:

Pulpit Rock Brewing Grand Opening Weekend!

Waukon Corn Days

Czech Days, Protivin

Iowa State Fair, runs through June 23


Wheekend! August 7-9, 2015


As we recognize all the amazing opportunities that the Driftless Region offers this “wheekend”, we also recognize the loss of a great soul – Bob Anderson of the Raptor Resource Project and “Decorah Eagles” fame. Bob’s untimely death is a reminder that every day we are given is a gift – to share and inspire with those around you, so that they may turn around and do the same. Also, that we live in an amazing place that should not be taken for granted – not for a moment.

Bob’s Celebration of Life will be on Saturday, August 8, 2015 at the Decorah Trout Hatchery at 1 pm. Bob’s celebration is public and all are welcome to attend. His obituary can be found here.

If you would like to make a donation to support Bob’s legacy, please follow this link or checks may be sent to:
The Raptor Resource Project
PO Box 16
Decorah, IA 52101

(The Raptor Resource Project is an (amazing!) non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible.)

Get out there and savor these amazing summer moments…

All Wheekend:
New Minow Players presents “Urinetown”, August 6-9, NMP Building, Decorah

The Cargo Bike Shop (Madison) & Decorah Bicycles present a Cargo Bike Demo! Decorah Bicycles parking lot, College Drive next to the Whippy Dip. Saturday 9-5, Sunday 12-4.

Fish Days & Venetian Night Boat Parade, Lansing, IA

Chatfield, MN Western Days, Yeeehaw!

PeopleFest, Bull Pen, Hillsboro, WI

Country On The River, Prairie du Chien, WI

Iowa Sales Tax Holiday on Clothing & Footwear (Fri & Sat Only!)

Friday, August 7:
LifeServe Blood Center Community Blood Drive, Winneshiek Medical Center, Lower Level, 12:30-4:30pm or 563-382-2911

Winneshiek County Conservation Nature Superheroes Program (With Lilly Jensen!) at the Decorah Public Library! 2pm

Friday Night Live Farmers Market & More, Driftless Area Wetlands Centre, Marquette, IA 4-7 pm

Dutcher Family Art Show opening at ArtHaus Decorah. 7-9pm, Free!

Jug Band Hokum! An evening of Vaudeville Hokum with Jack Norton & the Yoga Jug Benders, Steyer Opera House, Hotel Winneshiek, 7:30pm

Anima w/ special guest openers, the Root Note, La Crosse

”Nashville at the Elks” with Tony Arata and J. Fred Knobloch, Decorah Elks Lodge, 7pm, $20

Saturday, August 8:
Yoga at Sunrise! Driftless Area Wetlands Centre, Marquette, IA 7am

Mabel, MN 50’s & 60’s Day! Mabel, MN

Upper Iowa River clean up with Green Iowa Americorps team! Will Baker Park, 1pm.

Sudden Lovelys, Chatfield Center for the Arts, 8pm

Maritza, McCaffrey’s Dolce Vita, Decorah, 7pm

Driftwood Bones, the Root Note, La Crosse

Sunday, August 9:
Chamber Music in the Chosen Valley, Chatfield Center for the Arts, 5:30pm, FREE

Oneota Film Festival presents “Inspired to Ride”, T-Bock’s Upstairs, 7pm FREE!

Coming up soon! Iowa State Fair Starts Thursday August 13!