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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 17th, 2009
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.
July 27th, 2009
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.
July 20th, 2009
Red Wing, MN will host some great groups starting July 24th. Listen to Jambo while sitting on a grassy lawn on the Mississippi River. Have a great dinner at The Norton’s Restaurant and listen to Bruce Jackson and the Moondogs. If mid-week in open for you, sit under the stars in central park and listen to the Back Channel Blues band on Wednesday night, July 22.
Stay at the Moondance Inn on any of these nights and we will give you a $30.00 discount on any available room.
July 13th, 2009
Falconer Vineyards is located in the beautiful Red Wing valley. You can taste their award-winning wines, picnic under a vine-covered gazebo, walk through the vineyards, and so much more. They are located only 10 minutes from our B&B. It’s a beautiful way to spend a relaxing day.
May 20th, 2009
http://www.sheldontheatre.org/tickets/events.html#FilmSeries. Each Thursday night in June a classic Hitchcock film will be shown at the historic Sheldon Theatre. Stay at the Moondance Inn and we will include two tickets at no extra charge. http://www.moondanceinn.com/
April 26th, 2009
Red Wing is only an hour away from the Twin Cities and it is rich in summer activities. A few examples include: local vineyards with wine tasting, music in the park, pow wows, outdoor art festivals, river cruises, bike trails, hiking, art gallery showings, shopping, and on and on.
This link will take you to the Red Wing Visitor Convention Bureau website where you can view a calendar of events.
April 15th, 2009
The Moondance Inn serves dessert at breakfast on weekends. Yum. But Red Wing offers much more in terms of dining. For example, check out The Norton’s Downtown & The Crazy Cat Lounge, The Staghead, Jimmy’s Pub at the St. James Hotel, Fiesta Mexicana, The Harbor Bar for Jamaican food, Bev’s Cafe for down home cooking, and the list goes on. If you travel on your tummy then Red Wing is a great stop.