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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 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!


Wheekend! July 30-August 2, 2015


Seriously, guys, does life in the Driftless ever slow down? Check out this #wheekend slated for July 30-August 2, 2015, and get ready for some awesomely fun times! (P.S. This is the LAST WEEKEND for Great River Shakespeare Festival – get to it, peeps!)

Thursday, July 30:
Lawn Chair Night – Erik Sessions / John Goodin; followed by Omaha Conservatory of Music, Winneshiek County Courthouse, Decorah, 7 pm

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

Namoli Brennet in Concert, ArtHaus, Decorah, 7:30 pm

Friday, July 31:
Time for Tales: Animal Heroes (5-8-year-olds), Decorah Public Library, 2 pm

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

Switchback! Dolce Vita Nights, McCaffrey’s, Decorah, 7 pm

Weston Noble Alumni Choir  final reunion concert, Luther College CFL, Decorah, 7:30 pm

Matt Arthur & The Bratlanders w/ The Lonely Hearts, the Root Notes, La Crosse, 8:45 pm

Bones Jugs N Harmony / Dr. Bob’s Puppets, Ed’s (no name) Bar, Winona, 9 pm

Blue Moon!

Saturday, August 1:
Ossian Fest “Anything Goes”, Ossian, all day

Winneshiek Farmers Market, Decorah, 8-11am 

Humane Society of NE Iowa Kitten/Cat Adoption Event, Love & Friendship Adoption Center, Decorah, 10am-1pm (fill out application for pre-approval now!)

FREE Heritage Farm Tour & Fall Planting Workshop, Seed Savers, Decorah, 12 pm (workshop at 1 pm)

Decorah Trails Exploration Day, River Trail, Decorah, 1 pm (FREE!)

The Art of Homebrew, Bluff Country Artists Gallery, Spring Grove, 4:30-7pm

Greg Brown & Iris Dement! Seed Savers, Decorah, 7 pm

The Homestead Act (Michelle Lynn & Adam Ptacek), Dolce Vita Nights, McCaffreys, Decorah, 7 pm

Homeward Bound, Movies on the Plaza, Rochester, 9 pm

Sunday, August 2:
Cresco Art Show & Fly In Breakfast, 7:30am-3:30pm 

Jerry Johnson “Old Coots Never Forget” book signing, Java John’s Coffee House, Decorah, 2 pm

FWD Movement Sunday Ride! All riders from beginner to experienced are invited to check out Decorah mountain bike trails. 5 pm. Registration online!

All wheekend:
Prairie Dog Blues Festival, Prairie du Chien

Great River Shakespeare Festival – last weekend!!!