Posts Tagged: festivals

July 2019 Calendar!

July is here! This is truly the thick of summer! County fairs, outdoor music, farmers markets… start your planning with this handy-dandy July 2019 calendar (you can download the pdf here).  Have a blast! XO, Inspire(d)

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Check out these great July 2019 activities! In chronological order, each event’s number coincides with its number on the calendar!

14: July 4: Come join in the Pulpit to Pulpit 5K & 1 Mile 4th of July run! 8:30am 5K & 1 mile start from Pulpit Rock Park in Decorah, festivities and refreshments at the brewery after! Pre-reg @ runsignup.com

15. July 4: Harmony’s 4th of July Celebration – Join us for a full day of fun – Jim Busta Band featuring Mollie B., Games, Food, Grand Parade @ 3pm, and FIREWORKS! More info at www.exploreharmony.com

16. July 5-6: Luna Valley Farm is open Fourth of July weekend! Wood fired pizza, drinks, and community – Friday and Saturday night from 4-8pm. www.lunavalleyfarm.com

17. July 8: Wilderman’s Treetop Tales with Chad Elliott @ DPL! Think Shel Silverstein with more color and a song album! Iowa singer, songwriter, artist, and author performs for the entire family. 1:30 pm – www.decorah.lib.ia.us

18. July 13: Pulpit Rock Bend & Brew! Come enjoy a Reefuel smoothie, an hour of yoga, and a delicious Pulpit Rock Beer when you’re done. 10:45am-12pm, Sign up at PRB or online https://squareup.com/store/pulpitrockbrewing

19. July 13: Come to Viroqua for the Driftless Music Festival! Eclectic mix of music under the trees of Eckhart Park in Viroqua. 1pm-10pm FREE admission – driftlessmusicfestival.com

20. July 15: Digital Planetarium @ DPL! Bring the family to lie down under the stars and learn all about the constellations in the night sky with Lilly Jensen from Winneshiek County Conservation. 1:30 pm – 4 pm (5 seatings) www.decorah.lib.ia.us

21. July 19-20: La Crosse Storytelling Festival. New digs; new date. Join us for the STORIES at the Pump House. www.lacrossestoryfest.com

22. July 20: Decorah’s Ridiculous Day! Enjoy downtown sidewalk sales! Many of your favorite retailers will be offering ridiculous savings on clothing, gifts, accessories, and more. www.decorahareachamber.com

23. July 22: David Casas Magic @ DPL! Prepare to be amazed by mind-blowing magic, hilarious family-friendly comedy, and plenty of audience interaction! 1:30 pm. www.decorah.lib.ia.us

September 2017 Calendar

September 2017! We think fall is one of the loveliest times of year! Start your planning now with this handy-dandy September 2017 calendar (and you can download the pdf here). Enjoy! XO, Inspire(d)

LOOKING FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT EVENTS ON THE CALENDARS?
Check out these great September 2017 activities!  In chronological order, each event’s number coincides with its number on the calendar!

1. September 1: At Luna Valley Farm we are growing wood fired pizza and community. Join us on Friday Pizza Nights in September and October from 4-8pm. www.lunavalleyfarm.com/pizza-nights

2. September 2: Winneshiek Farm Crawl! Family-friendly event includes farm tours and food sampling plus an evening concert at the Winneshiek County Fairgrounds. www.visitdecorah.com

3. September 2: Tomato Tasting (and Salsa Contest!) at Seed Savers Exchange: Sample dozens of open-pollinated heirloom tomatoes, judge a salsa contest, attend workshops, and hop on a hayride. www.seedsavers.org

4. September 9: Root River Trail Towns Taste of the Trail – 10am-3pm- Lanesboro, Peterson & Whalan– Join us for a taste of each of our Root River Trail Towns Communities- more info at www.rootrivertrail.org

5. September 9: Join in on “Live on Water Street” – a community celebration featuring music, food, beer, and fun for all ages! 300 Block, downtown Decorah, 3-8 pm. Info on Facebook.

6. September 9 – October 7: Dreaming Under a Cedar Tree. A free dance performance series and visual art installation with a Middle Eastern flavor, by Sharon Mansur. Outpost, 119 E. 3rd St., Winona www.outpostwinona.org/portfolio/cedar-tree/

7. September 14-16: Experience Cresco’s Norman Borlaug Harvest Fest with Inspire Day at the Borlaug Farm. Take in the car show, 5K, Quilt Auction, live music and MORE! www.crescochamber.com

8. September 15-17: MidAmerica Herbal Symposium, herb conference with amazing Herbalists sharing their plant knowledge. A weekend filled with great classes, food, and beautiful surroundings. Whitewater State Park, Altura, MN Register today, www.midamericasymposium.com

9. September 16: Root River Trail Towns Taste of the Trail – 10am-3pm- Fountain, Harmony & Preston– Join us for a taste of each of our Root River Trail Towns Communities- more info at www.rootrivertrail.org

10. September 16: Arts & Heritage Day in Chatfield, MN. Art fair, kids activities, food, music all day culminating with the Galactic Cowboy Orchestra in Potter Auditorium. www.chatfieldarts.org

11. September 23: Takkefest! Join Vesterheim Museum for this free festival for everyone! Live Music, Dancing, Norwegian Fusion Cuisine and Beers, plus crafts and games for all ages. Vesterheim.org

12. September 23: Root River Trail Towns Taste of the Trail – 10am-3pm- Houston, Rushford, Rushford Village– Join us for a taste of each of our Root River Trail Towns Communities- more info at www.rootrivertrail.org

13. September 24: Chosen Bean Concert with David Mallett. Live folk music up close and personal. Limited seating, $20 in advance or at the door. 6:30pmconcert. www.chatfieldarts.org

14. September 24: Upstart Crow Theatreworks presents The Cemetery Walk, celebrating the Porter House’s sesquicentennial. Tours leave every 15 minutes, 2-4pm, Phelps Cemetery, Decorah. $10/$5. www.arthausdecorah.org

15. September 30: Seeds + Cider Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation invites you to Heritage Valley, a 1,200-acre nature preserve, for a fall prairie seed harvest! RSVP at www.inhf.org/events

February 2017 Calendar!

February 2017! New month, new goals, new dreams, new fun. Start your planning now! Get going with this handy-dandy February 2017 calendar (and you can download the pdf here). Enjoy! XO, Inspire(d)

LOOKING FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT EVENTS ON THE CALENDARS?
Check out these great February 2017 activities!  In chronological order, each event’s number coincides with its number on the calendar!

13. February 3: Join the Taste of Winneshiek for a fun evening of food and beverage samples around downtown Decorah. Browse, shop, and sample from door to door as you meet friends and make new ones! 5 – 8 pm. more info www.visitdecorah.com

14. February 4: BARNELØPET! Get outside and enjoy the winter during this non-competitive ski or walk event for children ages 3-13, held at the Decorah Prairie. vesterheim.org (Free)

15. February 11: Chris Koza live at the Chatfield Center for the Arts presented by the Chosen Bean Concert Series. Tickets $20, available in advance. Show kicks off 7:30pm. Details www.chatfieldcfa.com

16. February 25: The Sudden Lovelys headline the historic Potter Auditorium (Chatfield, MN), with Six Mile Grove’s Brandon Sampson to open. Tickets $19 in advance at www.chatfieldcfa.com, $23 at the door.

Coming up:

17. March 9-12: The Oneota Film Festival revs up late winter to Inform, Inspire, and Engage the Driftless Region through visual engagement. A full weekend of fun, as well as ways to support the festival can be found at www.oneotafilmfestival.org.