December 9th, 2010
The Moondance Inn is a grand home for the holiday season. It is a romantic and intimate place for couples to enjoy one another’s company. This year we are offering a special New Years celebration. It is described as follows: New Yearâ€™s at the Moondance: Call 866-388-8145 for reservations. Third party gift certificates not accepted for this package. Stay New Yearâ€™s Eve in a luxurious room that features a private bath with a two-person whirlpool and a fireplace. Enjoy wine and appetizers in the evening plus a sumptuous breakfast, by candlelight, at your private table for two. A full dinner at Sarahâ€™s Restaurant (formerly the Nortonâ€™s) is included. Prices start at $260.00 plus tax.
Add a second night stay (Saturday night) at our standard room rate and enjoy all the above amenities plus wine and appetizers on Saturday evening and a candlelit breakfast both mornings. We will serve our traditional Cajun New Yearâ€™s Dinner on Saturday evening at candlelit tables for two. The menu includes our jambalaya, red beans and rice, garden salad, and our New Orleans style cream bread pudding. Prices start at $470.00 plus tax.
November 13th, 2010
The day after Thanksgiving is Red Wing’s annual Holiday Stroll. A lighting ceremony, parade, fireworks, shopping, roasting chestnuts are all a part of this fun and festive evening.
Another great holiday event is the annual Bed and Breakfast open house on the first Sunday in December. 7 grand homes are decorated for your visit with refreshments served at each. All proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door. You can purchase tickets at the Red Wing VCB or any of the B&B’s. Tickets are free if you stay at one of the B&B’s.
September 25th, 2010
One of our neighbors has this beautiful tree. The Mississippi Bluff country around Red Wing absolutely bursts with color. This autumn Red Wing will host numerous events including comedy and music at the Sheldon Theater, our 40th annual art fair, and art crawl, and more. I have included the website calendar for the visitor’s bureau of all the activities coming up: Red Wing Convention and Visitor’s Bureau Calendar
June 28th, 2010
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
June 24th, 2010
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 3rdÂ or 3rd and 4th. Check our SPECIALS PAGE for details.
April 25th, 2010
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.
March 27th, 2010
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.
January 27th, 2010
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.
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.