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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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  • 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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  • Traffic Skills 101

    May 15th, 2015 at 5:30 PM
    This traffic skills course gives cyclists the confidence they need to ride safely and legally in tra
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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,

  • Traffic Skills 101 cont.

    May 16th, 2015 at 9:00 AM
    Blooming Prairie and Owatonna will be hosting Traffic Safety 101 classes in May. This traffic skill
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  • 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 6:00 PM
    6pm Social Hour with cash beer and wine bar--7pm Music starts cost is $20 for non-SCHS members and
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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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  • The Twins at the Met

    June 11th, 2015 at 7:00 PM
    Lecture with Bob Showers! Here comes another celebration of Minnesota's sprots past. The Twins at
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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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  • Chuckwagon Supper

    July 11th, 2015 at 5:30 PM
    Entertainment includes: Cowboy Musician, Lonesome Ron Supper is served until 7pm Tickets will be $
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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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  • 29th Annual Extravaganza

    July 12th, 2015
    All are invited for this FREE full day event! Located at the Village of Yesteryear- 1448 Austin Rd,
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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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  • WATTS over Owatonna

    July 24th, 2015 thru July 26th, 2015
    Come enjoy flying with some of the best electric RC planes and pilots.
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  • Color Dash

    July 25th, 2015
    Packet pick up at 9am. Dash starts at 11am. Charity partner is Youth 1st.
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  • Elks Car Show

    August 1st, 2015 at 9:00 AM
    Free admission. Car registration is $10. Contact Charlie 456-1520.

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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