Top Festivals and Cultural Events

West Coast of Wisconsin Festivals & Cultural Events: Awesome annual events to experience and celebrate along the shores of Lake Pepin

The Great River Road corridor on the Wisconsin side of Lake Pepin on the Mississippi has a deep history in celebrating the arts and culture of our region. Celebrations and festivals fill the calendar with enticing reasons to join in the fun! This list looks at 8 of the most beloved annual events. Many you can still enjoy this year and others you can mark your calendar for next year! You can find information on all at or check out the individual links below.

Fall Fresh Art Tour: October 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 2021--(The first full weekend in October every year.) Join us on the 23rd Fall Fresh Art Tour Explore scenic backroads and submerse yourself in nature’s autumn artistry on this self-guided tour of our home studios and galleries. Throughout the picturesque villages & countryside of Pepin & Pierce counties, the artists who call this area home welcome you. Come hear their stories and take home a bit of their inspiration. Grab a snack, pick up a tour map at any one of the 21 sites, and watch for Fresh Art Tour signs along the way. More info available at

Women’s Weekend: Stockholm Style, Friday, Saturday & Sunday, November 5-7, 2021 (The first full weekend in November every year) The annual event celebrates the glories of fall and friendship. You will find the Village of Stockholm filled with special events, activities, food, fellowship, and fun! Visit for full details over the next few months.

God Jul: A Stockholm Christmas. Saturday Dec 4th, 11th and 18th ,2021 (First three weekends in December every year) A Three weekend long celebration of the Season! Each weekend is filled with beauty, creativity, and the true spirit of the Holiday.

Dec 4th: A SWEDISH CHRISTMAS​​ A celebration filled with tradition! Visit with our very own Jultomte & Mini Tomte, Photo Ops, Gifts & Holiday Treats! Keep your eyes peeled for the “Jultomte,” a gnome-like creature who generally makes an appearance around Christmastime, riding a horse-drawn wagon through the village. (Weather permitting) Santa Lucia and our mini-Tomte will be in the village for photo opportunities and visiting. Gifts, hot drinks and holiday food throughout the day!