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  • Entrepreneurs Exhibit 1850-1880s

    January 1st, 2015 thru December 31st, 2015
    Learn of challenges and resources our earliest entrepreneurs found in Steele County.
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  • Coming of Age 1968

    January 1st, 2015 thru December 31st, 2015
    A traveling exhibit looking at social forces that swirled through the 1960s and crested in 1968.
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  • Vietnam War Exhibit

    January 23rd, 2015 thru December 31st, 2015
    Features an overview of the Vietnam War and Steele County veteran’s experiences.
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  • Family Festival

    April 30th, 2015 at 6:00 PM
    Tons of fun for the whole family at Willow Creek! Games, activities & exhibitors.
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  • Corky's Early Bird Softball Tournament

    May 1st, 2015 thru May 3rd, 2015
    Celebrating 36 years of competition! Music, softball, fun & food!
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  • May Grand Tea

    May 1st, 2015 at 4:00 PM
    Held at Owatonna Arts Center. Tickets are $8 and must be purchased by April 27th.
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  • Corky's Industrial Co-Ed Softball Championship

    May 1st, 2015 at 5:00 PM
    Free Co-Ed softball championship at Fairgrounds, Diamonds 2-4.
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  • From the Heart Half Marathon/Relay 5K Walk/Run

    May 2nd, 2015 at 8:00 AM
    Starts at Lake Kohlmier. Held in honor of families experiencing cancer.
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  • Mother's Day Expo

    May 2nd, 2015 at 9:00 AM
    Craft and vendor show at Christian Family Church. Free and open to the public.
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  • Family Great Outdoor Days

    May 2nd, 2015 at 10:00 AM thru May 3rd, 2015
    Check out youth archery, camping gear, hiking navigation equipment and much more!
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  • RAKU Workshop

    May 2nd, 2015 at 1:00 PM
    Clay firing workshop at the Owatonna Arts Center.
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  • Corky's Home Run Derby

    May 2nd, 2015 at 7:30 PM
    $20 per player. Limited to 50 participants. Held at Fairgrounds on Diamond 1.
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  • Circus Pages Circus

    May 3rd, 2015
    Fun for the whole family at the Four Seasons Centre.
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  • 63rd Annual Steele County Art Exhibition

    May 3rd, 2015 thru May 31st, 2015
    Open during gallery hours at Owatonna Arts Center, Tuesday-Sunday from 1-5pm.
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  • Cabela's Permit to Carry

    May 3rd, 2015 at 10:00 AM
    Students must be 20 years old. For more information, contact Lisa at 651-983-6922
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  • Engaged 4 Life Event

    May 6th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
    At Trinity Lutheran Church. Event will include demonstrations, food, health screening and more!

  • Children's Programming: History Detectives & Time Travelers

    May 7th, 2015
    At Village of Yesteryear. History Detectives, 9am (preschool) Time Travelers, 6:30 pm (K- gr 6)
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  • Amish Tours of Harmony, MN

    May 9th, 2015
    Depart SeniorPlace at 9:45. Cost is $40/senior place member or $50/non member.
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  • OHS Prom

    May 9th, 2015 at 7:00 PM
    Held at Four Seasons Center.
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  • Pillsbury Business Executive Boot Camp

    May 14th, 2015 thru May 16th, 2015
    Learn business tools for growth and improvement. Register online.
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  • Building HOPE for HOMES

    May 15th, 2015 at 7:00 PM
    Join us for a silent and live auction as we work to raise funds for our next home build.
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  • Saint Paul Saints Barnstorming Game

    May 16th, 2015
    Attend the game against the Southern Minnesota All Star Team at Dartts Park.
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  • Be a Tourist Day

    May 16th, 2015
    In May – the Owatonna Passport. Get your passport stamped at attractions & enter into a drawing.
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  • Vintage and Perennial Plant Sale

    May 16th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
    We are accepting donations of vintage items and plants. Almost any item, except clothing and books,

  • Just 4 Kix Dance

    May 17th, 2015
    Held at Four Seasons Center at 2:00 and 4:30.
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  • Americana Showcase

    May 22nd, 2015 at 7:30 PM
    At Steele County History Center. Featuring Jeffrey Foucalt, Six Mile Grove, and Brandon Sampson.
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  • Memorial Day Program

    May 25th, 2015
    Parade starts at 9:30am & travels to Four Seasons Centre where the program will take place at 10:30

  • Smokin' In Steele 2015

    May 29th, 2015 thru May 31st, 2015
    BBQ and Blues Festival held at the Steele County Fairgrounds
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  • Steele County Safety Camp for Kids

    June 4th, 2015 thru June 5th, 2015
    Learn about fishing, boating, camping, hiking and biking safety.

  • River Springs Water Park Opens

    June 5th, 2015 at 4:00 PM
    Opens today! Celebrate the last day of school at the Water Park from 4-8pm.
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  • OHS Graduation 2015

    June 7th, 2015 at 2:00 PM
    Held at Four Seasons Center.
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  • Cheers Pablo Paint & Sip Event

    June 12th, 2015 at 6:00 PM
    Cost is $50, includes supplies, drink and appetizer at Brooktree Golf Course.

  • United Way Women's Leadership Council Power of the Purse Fundraising Event

    June 16th, 2015
    Benefiting Steele County's Imagination Library Tickets are $50.
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  • Tour of MN Bike Ride

    June 17th, 2015 thru June 18th, 2015
    June 17th Albert Lea to Owatonna. June 18th Owatonna to Northfield.
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  • Breakfast on the Farm

    June 20th, 2015 at 8:00 AM thru January 20th, 2015
    Jump house, horse and buggy rides, petting zoo and more! $5 per person, 5 & under eat free!
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  • Harry Wenger Marching Band Festival

    June 20th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
    Parade starts at 11am and ends with the awards ceremony in central park.
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  • Owatonna Fireworks-4th of July

    July 4th, 2015 at 10:00 PM
    Free seating available in the fairgrounds grandstand.

  • SCHS Chuckwagon Supper

    July 11th, 2015 at 5:30 PM
    Enjoy cowboy fare, entertainment and more!
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  • Habitat 500 Bike Ride

    July 12th, 2015 thru July 18th, 2015
    500 mile bike ride starts and ends in Owatonna and loops through Albert Lea, Winona and more!
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  • Steele County Historical Society's Extravaganza

    July 12th, 2015
    Day of fun for the whole family! FREE admission. Re-enactments, crafts, entertainment and more!
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  • Relay for Life

    July 17th, 2015 at 6:00 PM
    At Owatonna Fairgrounds.
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  • Car Show, Cruise and Pancake Breakfast

    July 18th, 2015
    Fundraiser for Gus' Station. Breakfast and Car Show from 8:30am - 1pm. Car Cruise at 1:15pm.
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  • 7th Annual Ride for Hope

    July 18th, 2015 at 8:00 AM
    8am registration at Eagles. 10am Kickstands up. $20 single or $25 for doubles.
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  • Secret Garden Tour

    July 19th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
    Discover the magic that lies in the gardens of Owatonna. Tickets required.
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Owatonna Passport

Get your Owatonna Passport stamped

throughout the month of May at more than

10 attractions! Also, join us on May 16 for

special events on "Be a Tourist in Owatonna Day"! Get stamps and enter into a drawing for Chamber dollars and other prizes. Pick up your FREE passport by stopping into the Chamber office at the end of April, or by clicking on the image below.

 

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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