A Night at the Museum – August 23, 2018 6pm-8:30pm

Please stop by the Old Courthouse Museum & Jail in downtown Durand (315 W Madison St.) August 23rd from 6pm-8:30pm to see the unveiling of the new “Agriculture in Pepin County” exhibit. Scavenger hunts for the kids and refreshments for all. Many other exhibits to tour in the courthouse built in 1874, along with a pristine courtroom and jail. Free admission!

Blues on the Chippewa – August 3-5, 2018

Each year, during the first weekend of August, Durand, Wisconsin’s Memorial Park hosts the Annual Blues on the Chippewa. The 2018 event features two stages with performers August 3rd-5th, 2018.
FREE ADMISSION – However, please feel free to contribute a free will donation of cash or non-perishable food will be appreciated for the Pepin County Food Pantry and other local charities!

2018 Lineup on Bauer Built Main Stage

Friday, August 3rd:
5:00pm – Left Wing Bourbon
7:00pm – Kris Lager Band
8:30pm – Ghost Town Blues Band

Saturday, August 4th:
12:00pm – Avey/Grouws Band
2:00pm – Ryan McGrath Band
3:45pm -Deitra Farr
6:00pm – Katy G & the Girls
8:15pm – Hamilton Loomis

Sunday, August 5th:
11:00am – Whyte-Orfield Band
1:15pm – Javier Matos & the Innocent Sons
3:30pm – Annie Mack Band
5:45pm David Bromberg Quintet

2018 Lineup on Durand Builders Stage

Saturday, August 4th:
1:30/3:00pm – Bridgite Rios Purdy w/ PNP Band
5:15/7:30pm – Dee Miller Band

Sunday, August 5th:
12:30/1:15pm – Gopher Tones
2:45/5:00pm – South Farwell

(all above show times and acts subject to change)

For more important festival info please visit our website: www.bluesonthechippewa.com

2018 Pepin County Town and Country Dairy Breakfast

Support local agriculture at the Four C Dairy LLC Saturday, June 23 from 7-11am.

Join the community for a pancake breakfast on the farm complete with maple syrup, butter, milk, cheese curds and pudding. Breakfast is free will donation. Ice cream cones and deep fried cheese curds will also be available.

There’s lots of fun for everyone! Activities and entertainment include farm tours, milk drinking and ice cream eating contests, face painting, caricatures, and the Moo Mania ventriloquist and comedy show. There will be plenty of door prizes to win and antique tractors and cars on display.

Special thanks to local farmers and businesses for supporting this event.

Four C Dairy LLC
W4034 State Hwy 85
Durand, WI  54736

Information: 715-597-3173

GoPaint! An Outdoor Painting Event

The annual GoPaint Chippewa Valley Event will be held May 5-11, 2018

GO Paint! Chippewa Valley is our region’s premier plein air paint event. Numerous regional and national artists are drawn to the area to create beautiful works of art based on lovely, local landscapes. Whether you’re just starting your creative journey or have lifelong training, creatives of all ages are welcome! Be a part of the regional arts scene by participating in one or all of the many events. This event recently expanded to include the greater Chippewa Valley, some events may be held in Eau Claire.

Highlights in Pepin County include riding into the Tiffany Wildlife Area on rail motorcars in Durand to paint the scenery this unique landscape along the Chippewa River. (Wednesday, May 9, 2018 – 8 am -1 pm).

For more information and schedule of events go to http://www.eauclairearts.com/gopaint.phtml

Durand Area Garage Sale

The Durand Improvement Group organizes a community garage sale annually at the end of April. This year’s garage sale will be held Friday April 27th from 10 am to 6 pm and Saturday April 28 from 8 am to 2 pm. Participants include residents of Durand, Arkansaw, and the surrounding rural area.

Flyers with a directory map will be available at select businesses throughout town. Please contact 715-672-5211 if you have questions about participating.