God Jul – A Swedish Christmas – December 1, 2018

A celebration filled with tradition!
Visit with our very own Jultomte & Mini Tomte!
Photo Ops, Gifts & Holiday Treats!
ONE of THREE weekends filled with Festivities and Extraordinary Shopping in Stockholm!

Keep your eyes peeled for the “Jultomte,” a gnome-like creature who generally makes an appearance around Christmastime, riding a horse-drawn wagon through the village. (Weather permitting) Santa Lucia and our mini-Tomte will be in the village for photo opportunities and visiting.

Gifts, hot drinks and holiday food throughout the day!

Durand Dazzle Day – November 24, 2018 10am-3pm

Celebrate the holiday season at Durand Dazzle Day!
You can find the perfect gifts at the Durand Dazzle Day Ho Ho Ho Expo held at the Durand High School 10am – 3pm. Vendors, food, and prizes are plenty. There’s also face painting and you’ll even see Santa and Mrs. Claus.
Starting at 3pm, head over to Memorial Park to check out an exotic animal viewing zoo and take a ride on a trolley or horse drawn carriage.
Durand Dazzle Day Parade starts at 6pm!

Great River Road Wine Trail: Holiday Harvest Wine and Food Special November 10-11 2018 10am-5pm

Start your celebration of the season by enjoying holiday foods and wines on the Great River Road Wine Trail! Both the Maiden Rock Winery and Cidery and Villa Bellezza Winery are participating – you don’t want to miss out. Advance tickets for the event are $25 per person. Each ticket holder will receive a wine trail glass and a six-bottle wine tote at the first winery visited. Their ticket and wine glass will entitle the holder to free wine and food tasting at each winery. You can pay for your ticket at the winery or online, using PayPal. Online purchasers should bring their PayPal receipt to the first winery visited. Plan to enjoy the event for the entire weekend, and visit all eleven wineries! Start as far away as you can, and work your way home!! Please have a designated driver (sorry no wine tasting, but a lot of great local food). Designated driver tickets are $10 per person. Enjoy the featured wines and ciders paired with holiday foods, at each of the wineries on the Trail! Tickets now on sale. To purchase, visit https://www.greatriverroadwinetrail.org/holiday-harvest-wine-food-festival/.

Flyway Film Festival Oct 19-21st

The Eleventh Annual Flyway Film Festival will take place October 19-21, 2018 in Pepin, Stockholm, and Alma, Wisconsin. Flyway Film Festival’s mission is to bring the best in independent film to the Lake Pepin area of Wisconsin and Minnesota for the purposes of cultural enrichment, community-building, arts education, and to inspire the next generation of filmmakers. The festival venues are on the shores of Lake Pepin, a part of the Mississippi that widens to a 40-square-mile “lake” sixty miles downstream from the Twin Cities. The area is known for its scenic river bluffs as well as for its vibrant arts scene, gourmet dining, and sailing.

Full festival passes for unlimited screenings and parties are available now through October 1st for $120. Six-ticket “binge passes” are $65. Tickets for individual films ($12, or $8 with a student discount) will be available on October 3rd, as well as tickets for the opening night party.

For film schedules and tickets, visit: https://www.flywayfilmfestival.org/

Dog Days of Stockholm

You whole family, including those with fur, is welcome September 22, 2018, 10am-4pm in Stockholm Village Park!
Dog Days of Stockholm is about community affecting positive change – for both humans and animals. People who meet shelter and rescue dogs in a relaxed and joyful atmosphere are more inclined to adopt, and that’s the goal of Dog Days: to help place adoptable dogs into good and loving homes.
Note: Dogs must be leashed and under owner control at all times. Attendees who plan to bring their canine companions must sign a Waver of Liability and Release, found at http://dogdaysofstockholm.org/

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!

100 Mile Garage Sale

Lake Pepin historic river towns and two states clean out their attics, garages and basements to create the most spectacular garage sale around! Bargain hunters can start anywhere along the river road – Minnesota or Wisconsin – rain or shine. Mississippi Valley Partners sponsors the 100-mile Garage Sale that spans all towns along Lake Pepin. Find participating sales from Hastings, MN south on Hwy. 61 to Winona, MN, across the river to Fountain City, WI and North on Hwy 35 to Prescott, WI you’ll find deals, steals and fun. The 100 mile garage sale runs May 3 through May 6, 2018

More information and site registration available at www.100milegaragesale.org

 

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.