April 26, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Levee Park, at the corner of Main Street & The Mississippi River.
Free for all ages.
- At Levee Park Hub
- Levee Park will remain the hub for all activities and include the below features along with food, vendors, artisans and more.
Bike ValetSee some of the great bike riders from 2013.
Batucada Da Princesa Do RioDrum Ensemble of the Princess of the River
ZinghoppersFind them in the Mid West Music Fest Tent next to Levee Park…time to be announced!
The loveable characters in the Zinghoppers band include: J-Star, DJ Kitty, Funky Possum, Coconuts The Kangaroo and Olo Da Donkey. The show promotes kindness, positivity and nurtures the “emotional IQ” of children through humor and music. The band encourages physical fitness by singing catchy songs with a danceable beat to get child up off the couch to move and groove with the Zinghoppers!
This year the event will be taking a new twist, by offering three routes for guests to connect with community through action!
Listed below are the three routes.
- Connecting People to Actionable Steps
Communicating with Elected Officials
Winona Public Library
Librarians to help you learn more about your topic; experts who will help with constructing a well written and persuasive letter. Access to real live elected officials who will share their perspective on effective action. The Library is a neutral place. No matter what your cause, or what you care about, come and learn more about how to engage in action!
77 Laird Street
The Restore offers affordable home improvements, support to Habitat for Humanity, and diverts tons of trash from the landfills. See Repurpose specialists displaying their creations and explore all the Winona Restore has to offer.
Solar Home Tour
Burns Valley Road
Come on in! Take a look around and see how you can take action to introduce active and passive solar techniques into your own home. Find a action that will suit your living environment from the many techniques demonstrated in this home.
Winona Water Works Building
Levee Park (West)
Take a tour of the Water Works building to see where the water we use begins its journey in our city. Challenge your taste buds with a Which Water is Better taste test, and see Winona Cotter faculty Sally Frisby present.
- Connecting People to Nature
Let’s Play Outside!
Lake Lodge Recreation Center
When it comes to the whole child, nature may indeed be the best kind of nurture.
(National Wildlife Federation)
Summit Garvin Heights
Garvin Heights Base
Take on the challenge to Summit Garvin Heights. A self guided nature hike will lead you to the top, where the Winona YMCA will be waiting to capture a summit photo, offer mini outdoor fitness classes and celebrate your climb with you! Watch for Ranger Ed from the US Fish and Wildlife and on the way and greet those who are making the climb!
In every walk with nature, one received more than he seeks. (John Muir)
Hike and Bike
Holzinger Lodge, Bluff Side Park
Explore the trails in Bluff Side park with WSU Outdoor Education and Recreation Center, and the Winona Area Mountain Bikers. Geocaching, challenges, games, and activities to explore the nature in our own backyard.
When we build a personal connection with the land, we can become lifelong advocates for conservation and sustainability. And when we view out public lands as our own we will protect them and use them appropriately. (Eric Barnard)
These sites will host rain or shine, so if the weather looks wet, toss in your raincoat and enjoy the extra adventure nature is sending your way.
- Connecting People to Principled Purchasing
Grab your reusable shopping bag and explore the resale, reuse, repurpose shops around the downtown area! Watch for bike commuter demonstrations, and connect with others on your walking/biking journey.
If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled, or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production. (Pete Seeger)
For more information, please contact Park & Recreation at 507-457-8258, or [email protected].