Owatonna Area Happenings

  • Entrepreneurs Exhibit 1850-1880s

    April 1st, 2014 thru December 31st, 2014
    Learn of challenges and resources our earliest entrepreneurs found in Steele County.
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  • I35 Owatonna Construction-Detour Map

    April 29th, 2014 thru November 5th, 2014
    I35 Owatonna Construction Detour Map. Construction May-November 2014
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  • 1st Annual Owatonna Photo Contest

    July 22nd, 2014 thru October 31st, 2014
    All photos should be submitted by October 31.
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  • Trick or Treating Brooks and Countryside

    October 31st, 2014 at 3:00 PM
    Come join us for trick or treating with our residents! Optional food shelf item appreciated!

  • Trick or Treating at Cash Wise

    October 31st, 2014 at 4:00 PM
    Stop by every department for a treat!
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  • Halloween Party

    October 31st, 2014 at 7:30 PM
    Join us for Fabulous Love Handles at the Eagles. Drink specials and costume contest.

  • Deer Camp

    November 1st, 2014 thru November 2nd, 2014
    At Cabela's. Kids scavenger hunt, many demonstrations!
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  • Christmas for Veterans

    November 1st, 2014 at 8:30 AM
    15th Annual Hand Made Craft & Bake Sale at VFW.
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  • Elks Annual Holiday Craft Sale

    November 1st, 2014 at 8:30 AM
    Homemade rolls from 8:30 to 11:00; wild rice soup and maid-rite baskets 11:00 - 1:30.
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  • Julie Fakler Painting

    November 2nd, 2014 thru November 23rd, 2014
    Julie Fakler is showing original painting of domestic pets in gallery of Arts Center.
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  • Coin, Stamp, & Paper Money Show

    November 2nd, 2014 at 9:00 AM
    Owatonna Area's Largest Coin, Stamp, & Paper Money Show at Holiday Inn.

  • Cabela's Permit to Carry Class

    November 2nd, 2014 at 10:00 AM
    Call Lisa at 651-983-6922 for info and to pre-register.
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  • Maximizing Your Social Security Benefits

    November 5th, 2014 at 6:30 PM
    At Roosevelt Community School. RSVP by November 4 by calling 455-4070.
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  • Children's Programming: History Detectives & Time Travelers

    November 6th, 2014
    At History Center. The topic this month is about Minnesota’s favorite things.
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  • Pastimes Art and Fine Craft Sale

    November 6th, 2014 thru November 8th, 2014
    At Owatonna Arts Center.
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  • DNA for Genealogists

    November 6th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
    At History Center. Covers basic DNA concepts.
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  • Owatonna Hospital Auxiliary Holiday Bazaar

    November 7th, 2014 at 9:00 AM thru November 8th, 2014
    At Owatonna Allina Hospital. Book sale, sewing & crafts, bake sale, informal style show.
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  • Beds For Kids Fundraising Event

    November 7th, 2014 at 4:30 PM
    Pancake supper, silent auction, bingo, face painting. Tickets $5 in advance.
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  • Kindest Cut Low Cost Spay/Neuter Clinic

    November 8th, 2014
    Humane Society and Kindest Cut, will be offering low cost spay/neuter for dogs, cats and rabbits
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  • ECFE Bazaar & Bake Sale

    November 8th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
    30+ One-of-a-kind, Vendors and Crafters!Call Jessica Procopio at 451-5003
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  • Tri M Graphics Open House

    November 8th, 2014 at 9:00 AM thru
    Unveiling of the 2015 calendar.
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  • Cabela's Fall Festival

    November 8th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
    Featuring the U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree. Coloring contest, live music, s'more making and more!
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  • Wood Carving Class

    November 8th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
    At Owatonna Arts Center. $35 includes instruction and wood.
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  • Moonlighter's Exchange Club & AM Veterans Breakfast

    November 9th, 2014 at 8:00 AM thru
    At VFW.

  • WWII Liberating German Prison Camps

    November 11th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
    November 11, 2014- 7:00pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church a presentation from Tom Kingsley and Merr
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  • OACCT Holiday Open House

    November 13th, 2014 at 3:00 PM
    Stop by for some Holiday Cheer and visit the staff! Don't forget to pick up your Chamber Dollars!
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  • Santa's Cellar Craft Sale

    November 14th, 2014 thru November 15th, 2014
    At Steele County Community Center. Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday 9am-4pm.

  • 2nd Annual Pickleball Tournament

    November 14th, 2014 thru November 15th, 2014
    At Owatonna Jr High School. Register by Nov. 11. Contact: Connie @ woohoosista7@hotmail.com

  • Wine Tasting

    November 14th, 2014 at 6:00 PM
    At Owatonna Arts Center. Tickets are $25.
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  • Cabela's Weekend Events

    November 15th, 2014 thru November 16th, 2014
    Check out all the activities and demonstrations all weekend!
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  • Americana Concert - Charlie Parr

    November 15th, 2014 at 7:30 PM
    At Owatonna Arts Center. Charlie Parr and Brandon Sampson. $20/members, $25/non members.
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  • Fall/Winter Healing Arts Reception

    November 18th, 2014 at 4:30 PM
    The public is invited to meet the artist and view the art work.
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  • Eliminate Homelessness Fundraiser

    November 19th, 2014
    Learn about the problem of homelessness & how Transitional Housing makes a difference.
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  • Lighted Holiday Parade & Lighting of the Lights

    November 20th, 2014 at 6:00 PM
    Holiday Parade with Santa and Mrs. Claus proceed to Central Park for lighting of lights.
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  • Owatonna Public Library Family Fun Night

    November 20th, 2014 at 6:30 PM
    "Yummy for the Tummy". Have fun with stories, rhymes and crafts.
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  • Festival of Trees

    November 21st, 2014 at 7:30 PM thru November 29th, 2014
    At Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites. Tickets: $30.00 Contact Laurie 451-9769.
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  • Little Black Dress

    November 22nd, 2014 at 5:00 PM
    Held at Country Club. $45 per person (includes dinner & entertainment.
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  • Woman's Club Charity Event "Come to the Cabaret"

    November 22nd, 2014 at 7:00 PM
    At Eagles Club. Entertainment by Colleen Raye and Band. Tickets $25 in advance at Kottke Jewelers.
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  • Give Hope Concert

    November 22nd, 2014 at 7:00 PM
    At Owatonna High School. Benefits Homestead Hospice and Transitional Housing. Free will donation.

  • Small Business Saturday

    November 29th, 2014
    Support small businesses in the community by shopping small businesses!
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  • Cabela's Weekend Events

    November 29th, 2014 at 10:00 AM thru November 30th, 2014
    Check out the activities and demonstrations going on over the weekend!
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  • Hometown Holiday Weekend

    December 4th, 2014 thru December 7th, 2014
    Holiday traditions, shopping, music, & family fun!
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  • Christmas in the Village

    December 5th, 2014 thru December 6th, 2014
    Decorated Dunnell House, music, cookie sale, kids activities & visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.
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  • Cabela's Weekend Events

    December 6th, 2014 at 9:00 AM thru December 7th, 2014
    Food Savers, Holiday Treats, Gifts for Every Age! Check out the activities and demonstrations!
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  • Cabela's Pictures with Santa

    December 6th, 2014 at 11:00 AM thru December 14th, 2014
    Get your FREE picture with Santa! Dec 6-7 and Dec 13-14.
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  • VFW Breakfast with Santa

    December 7th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
    Donate unwrapped toy for Toys for Tots-receive picture w/Santa. Music by owatonna Music Guild

  • Cabela's Permit to Carry Class

    December 7th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
    Call Lisa at 651-983-6922 for info and to pre-register.
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  • Scholastic Book Fair

    December 8th, 2014 thru December 12th, 2014
    At Roosevelt Community School. Enjoy shopping for quality gifts.
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  • Pearl Habor Remembered

    December 9th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
    December9th, 2014- 7:00pm at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. Join Steele County Historical Society fo
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  • ECFE Holiday Open House

    December 12th, 2014 at 6:00 PM
    Santa will be here to visit! It's free. Don't forget your cameras.
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  • Cabela's Ice Fishing Classic

    December 13th, 2014 at 9:00 AM thru December 14th, 2014
    Ice houses, Fishing electronics, Samples of fish and much more!!!
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  • Lowe Family Christmas Concert

    December 13th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
    At Little Theatre. Tickets $25 each, $15 for students.
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  • Breakfast with Santa

    December 14th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
    At Hy Vee from 8-11am. Kids 10 & under $2.99, Adults $3.99.
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  • Owatonna Public Library Family Fun Night

    December 18th, 2014 at 6:30 PM
    "Stories by Candlelight". Have fun with stories, rhymes and crafts.
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  • WWII Ski Troops

    January 13th, 2015 at 7:00 PM thru January 13th, 2014
    Join Steele County Historical Society at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church at 7:00pm for a presentation
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  • Winter Event for the Steele County Historical Society

    January 23rd, 2015
    At Steele County History Center
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Visitor Guide

Discover Our Faces & Places! Where history & attractions make it worth the trip every time! Located just 1 hour south of Minnesota's Twin Cities on I-35. Enjoy shopping at Cabela's World's Foremost Outfitters and the Medford Outlet Center. Visit the only Orphanage Museum in Minnesota and our other famous historical sites & attractions! Shop, dine, & stay in Owatonna!

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