5 of The Best Things to do in Red Wing this Winter

When the snow begins to fall, it’s time to get outside and enjoy a Minnesota Winter. Don’t let the weather stop you from relishing the refreshing air and glistening snow. We’ve compiled a list of the 5 bests things to do in Red Wing during the snowy months.


Attend Big Turn Music Festival 2019
Rock the night away with some dazzling tunes. Returning after a spectacular debut, Big Turn Music Festival is a two-day event in February spanning across downtown Red Wing. Some of the best musicians from the surrounding areas perform to bring the community together. To learn about Big Turn Music Festival’s lineup, go to Big Turn Music Fest website.


Welch Skiing/Snowboarding
Feed your wild side on the slopes. One of the premier destinations to hit the slopes, Welch Village Ski Resort, is a few minutes outside of Red Wing. With over 60 years of cultivating adventurous spirits, they offer a space for skiers and snowboarders of all abilities. For a more thrilling experience, the Welch Terrain Parks is the space to show off your tricks.


Eagle Watching in Red Wing
Keep your eyes open for eagles. Red Wing is located along the Mississippi Flyway, one of the larger, migratory routes of birds, including bald eagles. Eagles have been cited with blocks of the St. James Hotel. Prime viewing locations in Red Wing include Bay Point Park, Levee Park and Colvill Park. Travelers can also drive the stretch along the Mississippi River between Red Wing and Wabasha to witness eagles in action. If you want to see eagles up close, the National Eagle Center in Wabasha is the place to go.


Watch a play at the Sheldon
Support the arts by attending a play at the Sheldon Theatre. The Historic Sheldon Theatre is known by many as the “jewel box” of Red Wing. It links the present with the past, highlighting a beautiful history within its walls. It is one of the oldest operating theaters in Minnesota. 2019 is packed with soulful concerts and classical plays.


Snowshoeing in Frontenac State Park
Go outside and explore Frontenac State Park. Head south on Highway 61 to stumble upon miles of nature’s bliss. Jaw dropping views of Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River await at the top. Snowshoe rentals are available (at the park) to experience a breathtaking hike.

Enjoy all of these winter activities during your stay in Red Wing!

The St. James Hotel offers room packages for Welch Skiing, Eagle Watching and attending a play at the Sheldon Theatre. To learn more information, click here.