The Moondance Inn Bed and Breakfast in Red Wing Minnesota

Fireworks in Red Wing Minnesota

June 28th, 2010

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RW MN 130,
originally uploaded by jeff marcus.

If you are looking for an old time feel to the Fourth of July, travel no further than Red Wing. Take a Mississippi River cruise and watch the bald eagles soar. A historic trolley tour is a great way to learn about the rich architecture that exists in Red Wing. Listen to live reggae (????) on the river bank. Eat an old fashioned hot dog and lounge in a park. And, of course, at the end of the day watch a fantastic fireworks display over the Mississippi River. View a calendar of events for the Fourth of July Weekend: http://www.redwing.org/index.php?page=events_calendar_red_wing

Red Wing, MN Fourth of July

June 24th, 2010

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originally uploaded by mwaulk.

Imagine watching a fantastic fireworks display from this vantage point. The Mississippi River winds behind the tall white grain tower and that’s where this year’s 4th of July fireworks will be displayed. Also, just across the river the Harbor Bar will have live Reggae music. There is also a great Mississippi River eagle watch cruise that leaves from Red Wing each day and a fun trolley ride tour through our historic city. The Moondance Inn is offering a free trolley tour and river cruise to our guests that stay two consecutive nights July 2nd and 3rd or 3rd and 4th. Check our SPECIALS PAGE for details.

Red Wing, MN. Moondance Inn Foyer

April 25th, 2010

Red Wing, MN. Moondance Inn Foyer

Red Wing, MN. Moondance Inn Foyer,
originally uploaded by mwaulk.

What a great Spring! A lot of visitors enjoyed Red Wing’s outdoor activities this April. Biking, hiking, golf, walks by the river, and just generally relaxing. May brings a variety of activities, including the 100-Mile Garage Sale, Randy Travis at Treasure Island on May 8, Stayin’ Alive (a Bee Gees tribute) at the Sheldon Theatre on May 15, and a Bluegrass Festival at Hobgoblin Music on May 29.

Go to our Specials page to see what is happening at the Moondance Inn during May.

Red Wing’s Moondance Inn

March 27th, 2010

Moondance Inn Exterior

Moondance Inn Exterior,
originally uploaded by mwaulk.

April will be a fun month in Red Wing, Minnesota. The historic Sheldon Theatre will host A Flea in Her Ear. This live play has all the elements of being quite entertaining. It is presented on April 10, 16, and 18. The Sheldon Brass Band will perform on the 24th.

Treasure Island will be the scene for two popular performers. First, country music’s legendary Charley Pride will perform on April 10th; then, on April 24th, you can hear Huey Lewis and the News.

Finally, ending the month is the annual 100-Mile Garage Sale. Red Wing is the starting point for this annual event.

The Moondance Inn is running some great specials during the month so consider staying with us when you come to Red Wing.

Red Wing February Events

January 27th, 2010

The Sheldon Theatre

The Sheldon Theatre,
originally uploaded by mwaulk.

February is a great month in Red Wing. If you enjoy music, Leo Kottke is playing the Sheldon Theatre on February 6th. If comedy is your thing then check out the latest rendition of Late Night Catechism on February 13th, also at the Sheldon. February is also when hundreds of bald eagles migrate into the Mississippi Valley. Beginning February 20th, visit Colville Park, right in Red Wing, and view these magnificent birds up close and personal.

Red Wing’s Name

January 20th, 2010

Many people think the name of Red Wing came from Red Wing Shoes or Red Wing Pottery. The name came from the leader of the Mdewakanton Dakota Sioux.

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ChiefRed Wing HazenWakute-1931-MHS,
originally uploaded by mwaulk.

This Sioux tribe had lived in this region long before settlers arrived. They are the owners of Treasure Island Resort and Casino and have made great contributions to our region.

Red Wing, MN. December News

December 11th, 2009

It’s December in Red Wing and we just received a fresh foot of snow. There are numerous cross country ski trails as well as Welsh Ski Village nearby.

Historic Red Wing Train Station

Historic Red Wing Train Station,
originally uploaded by mwaulk.

Also, an update on what’s happening in Red Wing on New Year’s Eve. Treasure Island has Kansas and Night Ranger performing. The Sheldon Theatre is hosting a Bluegrass New Year with Monroe Crossing, and Norton’s Restaurant is featuring the Wayne McFarland Band. It should be a great night in Red Wing.

Red Wing, MN. Holiday Stroll

November 23rd, 2009

Thousands of people gather in downtown Red Wing the day after Thanksgiving to enjoy the beginning of the Christmas season. Red Wing’s historic downtown becomes the backdrop for all the turn-of-the-century activities that makes the Holiday Stroll such a fun event.

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102308rwholidaystrollladiesincostume,
originally uploaded by mwaulk.

2009 Red Wing Holiday Stroll

November 17th, 2009

2009 Red Wing Holiday Stroll

2009 Red Wing Holiday Stroll,
originally uploaded by mwaulk.

The Red Wing, Minnesota Holiday Stroll is such a wonderful event. If you like the idea of a turn-of-the-century Christmas with carolers, roasted chestnuts, fireworks, and so much more, then you want to visit Red Wing the day after Thanksgiving.

In addition to many outdoor events, all the downtown shops and restaurants are open and you can find many unique gifts for the holiday season.

Red Wing Events, Week of July 26th

July 27th, 2009

Red Wing, MN. Hobgoblin Music

Red Wing, MN. Hobgoblin Music,
originally uploaded by mwaulk.

Red Wing will celebrate the opening of the Red Wing Shoe Museum on Tuesday, July 27th. The “World’s Largest Work Boot,” made by Red Wing Shoes to celebrate their 100th anniversary, will be on display.

River City Days, a community festival held at Bay Point Park on the Mississippi River, begins Friday and runs through the weekend. Live music, an antique car show, food, and rides are available.

Hobgoblin Music will host Blues in the Barn on Saturday. This should be a great concert with several different performers and groups.

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