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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  • Black Friday Blowout and Breakfast Buffet

    November 28th, 2014 at 6:00 AM thru
    All pro shop items on sale. 2015 memberships at 2014 prices. Enjoy breakfast for $5.
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  • 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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  • Children's Programming: History Detectives & Time Travelers

    December 4th, 2014
    At History Center. History Detectives meet at 9AM and Time Travelers meet at 6:30PM.
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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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  • Shop with Santa

    December 6th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
    St. John Lutheran. All children 6th grade or younger are welcome!

  • Holiday Gift Sale and Bake Sale

    December 6th, 2014 at 8:00 AM
    At Rice Lake Church: 8 miles East of Owatonna on Rose St.

  • 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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  • Son's of Norway Meatball Supper

    December 6th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
    At History Center. Tickets are $12 (adult) & $5 (12 & under). For tickets call 451-4274.

  • Owatonna Arts Center's Holiday Exhibition is "The Stories of the Holiday's"

    December 7th, 2014 thru December 29th, 2014
    Opens December 7th through Dec 29. Hours are 1-5PM Tuesday through Sunday, Closed Mondays.
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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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  • OHS Carolers at Owatonna Arts Center

    December 7th, 2014 at 4:00 PM
    Public is invited to enjoy the music and support local talent!
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  • Star Hope Lighting Ceromony

    December 7th, 2014 at 5:00 PM
    Program of music, prayer and remembrance followed by lighting of the star at Daybreak Church.
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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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  • Dufresne, Wayne & Associates Christmas Open House

    December 10th, 2014 at 2:30 PM
    At Ameriprise Financial 1850 Austin Rd. Refreshments served. OHS Carolers perform at 3:45.
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  • Job & Career Fair

    December 11th, 2014 at 9:00 AM thru
    At Holiday Inn. This event will target the job seeking public, and students.

  • 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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  • Merry Market

    December 13th, 2014 at 9:00 AM
    At Owatonna Eagles. Local homemade and hand-crafted items for sale!
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  • Cocoa with Santa

    December 13th, 2014 at 10:00 AM
    At Owatonna Arts Center. Enjoy a Christmas story and share your wishes with Santa.
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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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  • Take Control of Your Retirement Income--Make it last a lifetime

    December 15th, 2014 at 6:30 PM
    Year-End Tax Planning and Taking Control of Your Retirement. At Roosevelt. Call 455-4070 to RSVP.
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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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  • 5th Annual Music Boosters Benefit Concert & Silent Auction

    January 10th, 2015
    At Owatonna High School. Silent Auction begins 6pm and Concert begins 7pm.
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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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  • Bridal Fair

    January 18th, 2015 at 10:00 AM
    At Holidy Inn. Free & open to public. Will feature more than 60 vendors to help plan a wedding.

  • 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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