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Driftless Cycling Tour – A 3 day/2 night Supported Trip

Join Broken Paddle for 3 Days/2 Nights of unforgettable guided biking tours:

July 30th-August 1st & August 30th-September 1st.

Spend 3 days biking along the Mississippi River, Big River, and Chippewa River beginning in Wabasha and traveling through beautiful towns likes Alma, Pepin, Stockholm, Praag, and many more. Enjoy the scenery and the tourist attractions along the way at your own pace.

How adventurous are you?

Ride hard, be nourished.
Organic seasonal meals, locally sourced and catered by local chefs and farmers.

Let us handle your gear and accommodations along the way. We’ll explore river towns by bicycle to experience slow tourism.

All skill levels are welcomed!

Visit our website to learn more and book today!

www.brokenpaddleguiding.com

Help Honor our Veterans with Flags of Valor

Join the American Legion Wabasha Post 50 in honoring our veterans with Flags of Valor.
Flags can be purchased in memory of or in honor of any living or deceased veteran or citizen whom you would like to honor. Flags will be displayed in Veterans Park, along County 30/Hiawatha Ave, and downtown along the Mississippi River, depending on the number of requests. Flags will be on display July 26-29, 2018.
To purchase a flag or flags, print, fill out and mail in the request form below.

Masquerade Charity Ball

Join us for an elegant evening of cocktails, culinary delights, fantastic live and silent auctions, fun casino games, extraordinary live entertainment, exclusive visits with special guests from the National Eagle Center, and a few other surprises all in support and celebration of our majestic Wambdi eagle with Master of Ceremonies Ian Leonard.

The event will be held at the Treasure Island Resort Center on August 3rd, 2018 from 6:00pm-10:00pm.

Click here to register or learn more about this event.

Get Ready for the 40th Annual Riverboat Days!

The 40th Annual Riverboat Days is upon us! Mark your calendars for July 27 and 28, 2018. Look for annual favorites like the Duck Derby, live music, and Grand Parade, as well as some old favorites like the Car Show, Boat Parade, and Craft Fair.

There are so many ways to get involved in Riverboat Days! Volunteer for a shift at the Beer Tent or Kids’ Resort Area. Dust off your singing voice and register for Wabasha Sings. Sign-up as a sponsor to help make the 40th Annual one to remember. Decorate your boat for the Boat Parade on Friday night. Register your classic car in the Car Show. Sign-up to sell merchandise during the Craft Fair. Gather a team to participate in the Sand Volleyball Tournament. The opportunities are endless! Click HERE to see the full listing of events and see what else you can get involved in.

This year is going to epic! Celebrate the 40th Annual Riverboat Days in style. Purchase a T-Shirt from the Wabasha-Kellogg Area Chamber of Commerce & CVB to commemorate the occasion. Shirts are $15 each and are available in multiple sizes and colors. Contact the Chamber of Commerce at (651) 565-4158 to order yours today! Look for can coolies during Riverboat Days to keep your beverages cold, too!

We are very excited to have two great bands playing during the festival. Meet us Under the Bridge Friday night to hear Section 8 play from 7:00pm-10:00pm, sponsored by the River Junction Arts Council. Get your dancing shoes ready for Saturday night as Next 2 Nothing plays Saturday from 8:30pm-12:30am. There is no cover charge, so come on over and enjoy the music! Riverboat Days would not be complete without the annual Duck Derby. For just $5 you can pick out a duck and see if it has what it takes to win the race and a chance to win $100, 200, or even $500!!  Purchase your ducks at the Chamber of Commerce or various businesses around town. Join us on the waterfront by the National Eagle Center after the parade on Saturday to see who the lucky ducks are!

We can’t wait to see you there!

Wabasha Designated as a Minnesota Main Street Community

Wabasha, Minnesota- Wabasha joins the ranks of the Red Wing, Winona, Faribault, New Ulm, Owatonna, Shakopee, Willmar, Mankato and Northfield by becoming the tenth designated Main Street Community in the state. Following an application submitted in early March the Minnesota Main Street team from the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota visited Wabasha to understand past downtown revitalization efforts from the Heritage Preservation Commission, Port Authority and City of Wabasha and review future plans for the Main Street District improvement.

Anyone interested in learning more or getting involved is invited to attend the Wabasha Main Street Recognition Ceremony and Heritage Preservation Commission Awards Night at the Wabasha Public Library on Tuesday June 5 th at 5:00 PM. It is your chance to learn more about the Wabasha Main Street Program and Wabasha Heritage Preservation Commission as they recognize efforts of historic preservation and reinvestments in our Nationally Registered Historic District and Main Street.

Wabasha Main Street, a non-profit organization is helping the new downtown revitalization efforts using the National Trust’s Main Street Four Point Approach: improving physical appearance and atmosphere of the downtown commercial district, increasing marketing and events that promote the district and local businesses, expanding economic base, and building collaborative partnerships and resources.

“This is a positive distinction for Wabasha,” said Mary Flicek, Wabasha Main Street Volunteer Coordinator, “it builds upon past efforts of the downtown community while injecting new energy and action into completing revitalization projects identified by the City and Wabasha citizens in our Comprehensive Plan. In addition to the past activities of the City and HPC such as historic signage on the riverfront and historic walking tour brochures, Wabasha Main Street has several new activities that are being planned in the Main Street District said Flicek. These include design resources for historic façade renovations, district maps and Shop Small Saturday events to encourage entrepreneurship and seasonal streetscaping in the downtown district.”

Every year, the Minnesota Main Street program collects reinvestment numbers from each local Main Street community. In 2017, for every $1 spent to run a local Main Street program in Minnesota, $23.77 was reinvested back in to the community. From 2010 to 2017, local Minnesota Main Street communities recorded $61.4 million in public and private financial reinvestment, 147 net new businesses, 772 net new jobs, and 549 property improvements.

About: Minnesota Main Street is a program of the Preservation Alliance of Minnesota and is recognized as the official statewide Main Street America Coordinating Program in Minnesota. Minnesota Main Street provides participating local Main Street organizations with the training, tools, information, and networking they need to be successful in their downtown revitalization efforts. The Minnesota Main Street Program has been financed in part with funds provided by the State of Minnesota from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the Minnesota Historical Society.

Wabasha Main Street is financed in part with funds provided by the City of Wabasha. For more information please contact Mary Flicek at [email protected]