Winona Winter Carnival

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The Winona Winter Carnival is the hub of winter fun… Winona style!

Join the carnival’s collection of organizations coming together during one weekend– February 12th-14th, 2016— to host a variety of events and activities. The Winter Carnival has something for everyone to celebrate the wintertime beauty in our community. We are currently accepting events for the 2016 Winona Winter Carnival! For information about how your event can benefit from the collective energy of the Winter Carnival, or to submit information about your event, please contact Lisa at [email protected].

Are you looking for information about all of the wonderful activities in which you can participate during the Winter Carnival? The tabs below are where you will find comprehensive information about all of the events during the 2016 Carnival weekend. Currently, we are in the process of updating all of this information. Inactive links indicate out-of-date or currently missing information. We appreciate your patience as we work on updating all event information, as quickly as possible!


Winona Park & Recreation Goose Bump Jump
Goose Bump Jump 2016 – Benefiting Winona Park & Recreation Scholarship Fund

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Lake Lodge Recreation Center – East Lake Park, Foot of Main Street

11:30 am Registration, 12:00 pm Jump

The Goose Bump Jump is an annual fundraiser that benefits the Winona Park & Recreation Scholarship Fund. Scholarships help keep programs accessible to the entire community. We challenge you to jump in the icy waters of Lake Winona and raise funds for Park & Rec Scholarships!


Event registration details coming soon!

Questions? Contact Lisa.

Cabin Fever Dash
Event details and information coming soon!


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Saint Marys University Cardinal Plunge
Event details and information coming soon!
PR Saint Mary's Jumpers

Questions? Contact Alex.

Snowshoe Snowdown
Event details and information coming soon!
Questions? Contact Avery.
Winona National Bank Chili Cook Off
Chili from area restaurants will be available at the 22nd Annual Chili Cookoff, sponsored by Winona National Bank, on Saturday, February 13, from 11:00-2:00 at the Winona Middle School. This year’s Cookoff promises to be an exciting family event with food and entertainment! All proceeds benefit Ready Set School, which will kick-off its annual fundraising campaign with a short program at 11:50. The Chili Cookoff features mild and spicy chili which will be judged by a panel of celebrity judges. The chili will also be available to the public for just $10 all-you-can-eat, and the public is invited to judge and help determine the “Public Tasters’ Choice Award.” In addition, there will be hot dogs and other food and beverages available for purchase. Guests are invited to bring school supplies donations to the event for the Winona Food Shelf.


Chili Cookoff Flyer

Printable Flyer

Questions? Contact  Jenny Bertsch, Marketing & Communications Officer.

Winona Farmers & Artisan Market
Event details and information coming soon!

Saturday, February 13, 9-11 am at the East Recreation Center.



Questions? Contact Jovy (Artisan Market) or Alisa (Farmers Market).

Winona Park & Recreation Sweetheart Skate
This Valentine’s Day, join us at Lake Lodge Recreation Center for an evening skate with your sweetheart! From 5-8 pm, you can enjoy skating on the lake as well as hot cocoa, cookies, and a roaring fire inside Lake Lodge! This event is FREE with a Lake Lodge membership.


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Questions? Contact Zack.

Winona Masons Sock Hop Dance
Event details and information coming soon!
Winona Park & Recreation Re-Kindling Project
We’ll tend the kids, you tend the flame. Whether exchanging glances and romances across a shopping cart or candle-lit table, it’s crucial to have quality time with your “spark.” While you are out we will provide:

  • 1 CPR & First Aid certified staff for every 5 kids
  • A tasty snack (please notify us of allergies)
  • A rambunctious physical activity to tucker everyone out
  • Plenty of games & fun

This event takes place on February 14 from 5-8 pm. It is FREE, however, pre-registration is required for each child by Friday February 12. Children must be between 3 and 12 years old. What are you waiting for? Drop off your kids, go on a date, and return refreshed, rejuvenated, and…Re-Kindled!


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FREE registration.

Questions? Contact Lydia.

MCA Carnival in the Snow Art Workshop
Roll-up your sleeves and get ready for an art adventure! Join MCA instructor and visual artist, Brianna Haupt, as you learn new print making techniques and fill your artist’s tool box while exploring snow without getting it stuck in your boots!

Date: Saturday, February 13

Ages & Times: Grades K-2nd- 10:30 am-12:oopm  /  Grades 3rd-5th- 1:00pm-2:30pm

Price: $15 per workshop

Location: Valencia Arts Center, 1164 West 10th Street, Winona, MN 55987


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Information & Online Registration

Questions? Contact us at (507) 453-5500.

Mid West Music Fest
Event details and infomration coming soon!

Frozen River Film Festival: Shack Shorts
Event details and information coming soon!

Would you like to add your event to the 2016 Winona Winter Carnival? Contact the Park & Rec office at (507) 457-8258 or email Lisa at [email protected].