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Tue - Jun 13 -- Tue - Jul 25
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Summer Youth Arts Program
"Surprise Sculpture" Lanesboro Arts education program allowing children and adults to participate in weekly collaborative arts creation. (excluding July 4)
Tue - Jun 20 -- Tue - Aug 01
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Summer Youth Arts Program
"Surprise Sculpture" Lanesboro Arts education program allowing children and adults to participate in weekly collaborative arts creation. (excluding July 4)
Tue - Jun 27 -- Tue - Aug 08
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Summer Youth Arts Program
"Surprise Sculpture" Lanesboro Arts education program allowing children and adults to participate in weekly collaborative arts creation. (excluding July 4)
Sat - Jul 01
  Amish Farmers Market
Visit Amish vendors outside of New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall to peruse produce, jams, jellies, quilts and other homemade Amish goods.
Sat - Jul 01 -- Tue - Jul 04
  Harmony's 4th of July Celebration
Join us for the region's biggest Independence Day Celebration! We feature the Jim Busta Band & Mollie B in Selvig Park on July 4th, as well as a beer tent, a Grand Parade, food, events and more fun! Weekend events to be announced as well. Check out our full schedule of events at www.exploreharmony.com
Sat - Jul 01 -- Sun - Jul 02
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  Fastpitch Softball Tournament
Come and watch some exciting action provided by some of the most talented fastpitch softball teams from the region. The 2 day tournament is sure to keep you entertained.Whalan provides the perfect picturesque setting for your 4th of July weekend. Come and enjoy the game along with some delicious food and beverages.
Tue - Jul 04
  Historic Forestville, 1899 Independence Day at Forestville
Tue - Jul 04
  Independence Day
Tue - Jul 04 -- Tue - Aug 15
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Summer Youth Arts Program
"Surprise Sculpture" Lanesboro Arts education program allowing children and adults to participate in weekly collaborative arts creation. (excluding July 4)
Wed - Jul 05
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Thu - Jul 06 -- Sun - Jul 09
  Root River Bluff & Valley Bike Tour
Located in Southeastern Minnesota, this is a loop tour that begins and ends in Peterson. Meet Thursday evening, July 6, for a packet pickup party in preparation for your bicycle adventure that starts on Friday morning, July 7, through Sunday the 9th. This 3-day tour is best suited for cyclist who are comfortable riding their bicycles on bike friendly roads, with some major hills to climb, as the route meanders in and around the Root River Trail system. Riders will enjoy the local foods, history and scenery along the way. http://www.rootrivertrail.org/site/pdf/2017-BluffCountry-RootRiver-Ride.pdf
Thu - Jul 06
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Teen Summer Reading Program
'How to Sew...the Basics'
Sat - Jul 08
  Amish Farmers Market
Visit Amish vendors outside of New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall to peruse produce, jams, jellies, quilts and other homemade Amish goods.
Sun - Jul 09
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Music in the Bandstand
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music at the Peterson Bandstand! Schedule of Bands for 2017: July 9 - Rutabaga Brothers July 16 - Squeezebox featuring Ted Lange & Mollie B July 23 - Jake Olson and Sons July 31 - Paul Christianson
Mon - Jul 10 -- Sun - Jul 16
  Rushford Days
Rushford Festivities puts on this annual town celebration. Events begin Monday, July 10 with the Queen Pageant. Many events throughout the week. Live Music performed by Trouble Shooter on Friday, July 14 and The Dweebs on Saturday, July 15. Grand Parade on Saturday, July 15. Kiddie Parade and Family Dance on Sunday, July 16. www.RushfordDays.com for all the details.
Tue - Jul 11
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  Collabrative Mural Painting

Lanesboro Arts invites community members of all ages to participate in the painting of a large-scale mural on the back of the St. Mane Theatre.

Tue - Jul 11 -- Tue - Aug 22
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Summer Youth Arts Program
"Surprise Sculpture" Lanesboro Arts education program allowing children and adults to participate in weekly collaborative arts creation. (excluding July 4)
Tue - Jul 11
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Reading by Design: Eagle Bluff STAR LAB
Lanesboro Public Library Summer Reading Program 2017
Wed - Jul 12
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Thu - Jul 13
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Story Time
Story time at Lanesboro Public Library
Fri - Jul 14
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  Over the Back Fence
'Childhood'. Pre-show: Ginger Bones, Musical guest - Namoli Brennet. St. Mane Theatre, Lanesboro. Ticket $8.
Sat - Jul 15
  Amish Farmers Market
Visit Amish vendors outside of New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall to peruse produce, jams, jellies, quilts and other homemade Amish goods.
Sat - Jul 15
7:00 AM
  Rushford Days' Shoebox Run/Walk
Support Root River Community Church's Operation Christmas Child project by entering the Shoebox Run/Walk on June 15. Registration begins at 7 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m. This 5K run/walk is on the Root River Trail and begins at the Rushford Historic Depot. Visit www.RushfordDays.com for more details.
Sun - Jul 16
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Music in the Bandstand
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music at the Peterson Bandstand! Schedule of Bands for 2017: July 9 - Rutabaga Brothers July 16 - Squeezebox featuring Ted Lange & Mollie B July 23 - Jake Olson and Sons July 31 - Paul Christianson
Tue - Jul 18 -- Sun - Jul 23
  Fillmore County Fair
Tue - Jul 18 -- Tue - Aug 29
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Summer Youth Arts Program
"Surprise Sculpture" Lanesboro Arts education program allowing children and adults to participate in weekly collaborative arts creation. (excluding July 4)
Tue - Jul 18
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Reading by Design: Build a Fairy Garden
Lanesboro Public Library Summer Reading Program 2017
Tue - Jul 18
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Teen Summer Reading Program
'Build an Edible Fairy Garden'
Wed - Jul 19
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Thu - Jul 20
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Story Time
Story time at Lanesboro Public Library
Sat - Jul 22
  Amish Farmers Market
Visit Amish vendors outside of New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall to peruse produce, jams, jellies, quilts and other homemade Amish goods.
Sun - Jul 23
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Music in the Bandstand
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music at the Peterson Bandstand! Schedule of Bands for 2017: July 9 - Rutabaga Brothers July 16 - Squeezebox featuring Ted Lange & Mollie B July 23 - Jake Olson and Sons July 31 - Paul Christianson
Tue - Jul 25 -- Tue - Sep 05
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Summer Youth Arts Program
"Surprise Sculpture" Lanesboro Arts education program allowing children and adults to participate in weekly collaborative arts creation. (excluding July 4)
Tue - Jul 25 -- Mon - Sep 04
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Summer Youth Arts Program
"Surprise Sculpture" returns for 5th year in Lanesboro. Held weekly from June 13 to July 25 (excluding July 4). St. Mane Theatre.
Tue - Jul 25
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  Reading by Design: Balloons with Kevin Lindh
Lanesboro Public Library Summer Reading Program 2017
Tue - Jul 25
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
  Teen Summer Reading Program
'Personal Finance and Banking'
Wed - Jul 26
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Thu - Jul 27
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Story Time
Story time at Lanesboro Public Library
Sat - Jul 29
  Amish Farmers Market
Visit Amish vendors outside of New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall to peruse produce, jams, jellies, quilts and other homemade Amish goods.
Sun - Jul 30
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  Music in the Bandstand
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy live music at the Peterson Bandstand! Schedule of Bands for 2017: July 9 - Rutabaga Brothers July 16 - Squeezebox featuring Ted Lange & Mollie B July 23 - Jake Olson and Sons July 31 - Paul Christianson
Tue - Aug 01 -- Mon - Sep 11
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Summer Youth Arts Program
"Surprise Sculpture" returns for 5th year in Lanesboro. Held weekly from June 13 to July 25 (excluding July 4). St. Mane Theatre.
Tue - Aug 01
6:00 PM - 7:25 PM
  Teen Summer Reading Program
'How to Sew...Using a Sewing Machine'
Wed - Aug 02
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Fri - Aug 04 -- Sun - Aug 06
  Buffalo Bill Days - Lanesboro
2017 Buffalo Bill Days celebration marks its 33rd year!
Sat - Aug 05
  Amish Farmers Market
Visit Amish vendors outside of New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall to peruse produce, jams, jellies, quilts and other homemade Amish goods.
Tue - Aug 08 -- Mon - Sep 18
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Summer Youth Arts Program
"Surprise Sculpture" returns for 5th year in Lanesboro. Held weekly from June 13 to July 25 (excluding July 4). St. Mane Theatre.
Wed - Aug 09
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Thu - Aug 10
  Preston's Family Fun NIght
5-8 PM on Main Street
Sat - Aug 12
  Amish Farmers Market
Visit Amish vendors outside of New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall to peruse produce, jams, jellies, quilts and other homemade Amish goods.
Tue - Aug 15 -- Mon - Sep 25
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Summer Youth Arts Program
"Surprise Sculpture" returns for 5th year in Lanesboro. Held weekly from June 13 to July 25 (excluding July 4). St. Mane Theatre.
Wed - Aug 16
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Thu - Aug 17 -- Sun - Aug 20
  SE MN Bluegrass Association’s (SEMBA) August Festival
SEMBA’s Annual August Festival at Cushon’s Peak Campground--between Rushford and Houston, Minnesota (18696 State Hwy 16). Bands on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday — come for a day or all four days! Reserve a campsite by calling Cushon’s Peak Campground at 507-896-7325 or stay at a local motel, inn or B&B. Visit SEMBA's website for band details: http://www.semba.tv/?page_id=109
Sat - Aug 19
  Amish Farmers Market
Visit Amish vendors outside of New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall to peruse produce, jams, jellies, quilts and other homemade Amish goods.
Tue - Aug 22 -- Mon - Oct 02
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Summer Youth Arts Program
"Surprise Sculpture" returns for 5th year in Lanesboro. Held weekly from June 13 to July 25 (excluding July 4). St. Mane Theatre.
Wed - Aug 23
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Sat - Aug 26
  Amish Farmers Market
Visit Amish vendors outside of New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall to peruse produce, jams, jellies, quilts and other homemade Amish goods.
Tue - Aug 29 -- Mon - Oct 09
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Summer Youth Arts Program
"Surprise Sculpture" returns for 5th year in Lanesboro. Held weekly from June 13 to July 25 (excluding July 4). St. Mane Theatre.
Wed - Aug 30
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Sat - Sep 02
  Amish Farmers Market
Visit Amish vendors outside of New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall to peruse produce, jams, jellies, quilts and other homemade Amish goods.
Mon - Sep 04
  Labor Day
Tue - Sep 05 -- Mon - Oct 16
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  Summer Youth Arts Program
"Surprise Sculpture" returns for 5th year in Lanesboro. Held weekly from June 13 to July 25 (excluding July 4). St. Mane Theatre.
Wed - Sep 06
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Sat - Sep 09
  Amish Farmers Market
Visit Amish vendors outside of New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall to peruse produce, jams, jellies, quilts and other homemade Amish goods.
Sat - Sep 09
  Taste of the Trail
Take 5 hours out of your weekend for a taste of Lanesboro along the paved Root River Trail.
Sat - Sep 09
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Taste of the Trail – Peterson
Visit petersonmn.org/calendar/taste-of-the-trail/ for details as they are available!
Wed - Sep 13
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Sat - Sep 16
  Amish Farmers Market
Visit Amish vendors outside of New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall to peruse produce, jams, jellies, quilts and other homemade Amish goods.
Wed - Sep 20
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Sat - Sep 23
  Taste of the Trail – Rushford Area and Houston
As you arrive in Rushford, join us at the Historic Depot--the community's trailhead on the Root River State Bike Trail. Taste of the Trail will include many "flavors" of the valley. Visit the participating restaurants and retail stores that will offer samples. On site at the Depot will be the Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market and live music.
Sat - Sep 23
  Amish Farmers Market
Visit Amish vendors outside of New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall to peruse produce, jams, jellies, quilts and other homemade Amish goods.
Wed - Sep 27
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Sat - Sep 30
  Amish Farmers Market
Visit Amish vendors outside of New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall to peruse produce, jams, jellies, quilts and other homemade Amish goods.
Wed - Oct 04
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Fri - Oct 06 -- Sun - Oct 08
  Fall Foliage Weekend
Take advantage of peak leaf season and enjoy a drive to Harmony! Stop in our Visitor Center for a Fall Color Driving Map, take a tour of the Amish Countryside or visit fascinating Niagara Cave. More info at www.exploreharmony.com
Sat - Oct 07
  Amish Farmers Market
Visit Amish vendors outside of New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall to peruse produce, jams, jellies, quilts and other homemade Amish goods.
Wed - Oct 11
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
  Rushford Peterson Valley Farmers Market
Visit vendors from the area at this farmers market featuring baked goods; fresh produce (seasonal); canned jams, jellies, salsa and more; handmade crafts; local pork and beef, and more! Every Wednesday from June to mid-October at the Rushford Historic Depot Park from 4:00-6:30 p.m.
Sat - Oct 14
  Amish Farmers Market
Visit Amish vendors outside of New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall to peruse produce, jams, jellies, quilts and other homemade Amish goods.
Sat - Oct 14
  Tri-City Challenge
Run, Bike, Hike Triathlon in the Rushford Peterson Valley. Challenge yourself to complete all three or form a relay-team to split the events. The run takes place in Rushford, the bike heads out on the Root River State Trail, the hike takes you up Magelssen Bluff to scenic overlooks. Enjoy lunch afterwards at Ferndale Golf Course--and consider 9 holes of golf to complete your day! Proceeds go to the Foundation for R-P Schools: http://foundationforr-pschools.org/events/
Thu - Oct 19 -- Sun - Oct 22
  Monster Bash Haunted House
Visit Fillmore Central's Annual Monster Bash Haunted House for chills, thrills and Halloween fun! Join them in their first year in their new permanent location in Harmony! Times may vary- more info at www.fcmonsterbash.com
Fri - Oct 20 -- Sun - Oct 22
  Haunted Harmony
Make Harmony your fall Halloween fun destination over MEA weekend! Visit Monster Bash Haunted House, enjoy a Grand Parade, special lantern lit tours of Niagara Cave and a variety of special events for the young and old. More info at www.exploreharmony.com
Sat - Oct 21
  Amish Farmers Market
Visit Amish vendors outside of New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall to peruse produce, jams, jellies, quilts and other homemade Amish goods.
Sat - Oct 21
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  Rushford Arts & Crafts Fair
So many craft and art vendors at the Rushford-Peterson High School, hosted by the Rushford Women’s Club. Rushford-Peterson High School CONTACT: Karen Nelson (507) 458-7848
Sat - Oct 21
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  SE MN Bluegrass Association’s (SEMBA) Catfish/Chicken Fry
$9.00 meal includes Catfish (original or Cajon) OR Broasted Chicken, with potato, vegetable, cole slaw, roll, coffe or milk Live Bluegrass Music during dinner hours Support the Southeast MN Bluegrass Association!
Thu - Oct 26 -- Sun - Oct 29
  Monster Bash Haunted House
Visit Fillmore Central's Annual Monster Bash Haunted House for chills, thrills and Halloween fun! Join them in their first year in their new permanent location in Harmony! Times may vary- more info at www.fcmonsterbash.com
Sat - Oct 28
  Amish Farmers Market
Visit Amish vendors outside of New Generations of Harmony Antique Mall to peruse produce, jams, jellies, quilts and other homemade Amish goods.
Tue - Oct 31
  Monster Bash Haunted House
Visit Fillmore Central's Annual Monster Bash Haunted House for chills, thrills and Halloween fun! Join them in their first year in their new permanent location in Harmony! Times may vary- more info at www.fcmonsterbash.com
Sat - Nov 18
  Holiday Fest- Art, Craft & Gift Expo
Get a jump on your holiday gift shopping at Harmony's Annual Holiday Fest! In 2016 we featured 50 vendors in two gyms at Fillmore Central High School. Shop a wide variety of unique hand crafted items and direct marketing products, this show must not be missed!
Sat - Nov 25
  Small Business Saturday
Show your love for Southeast Minnesota's small businesses! Shop local on Saturday, November 25th.
Sat - Dec 09
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Christmas in Peterson
Full day of Christmas shopping, crafters, music, food and fun for the whole family. Details found at petersonmn.org/calendar/christmas-in-peterson/
Sat - Dec 09
7:00 PM
  Rushford Parade of Lights
A Parade of Lights in Downtown Rushford, followed by hot cocoa or coffee and treats with Santa at the Rushford Fire Station.
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