Lanesboro 150 Years: 1869 - 2019

Lanesboro is celebrating its 150th birthday in 2019 with confidence and an optimistic eye on the time to come.


Lanesboro has spanned three centuries, and is a small town with great history, a deeply-ingrained and protected rural quality of life, and friendly people. Together we celebrate our past, present and future.





Thu, JULY 4


Fri, JULY 5


Sat, JULY 6

  • Bicycle Parade – A celebration for all ages!
    — Decorate your bikes and meet in Sylvan Park - 10 am

  • Lanesboro Farmer’s Market in Sylvan Park 9 am - 12 pm

  • JV Legion Baseball Tournament 10 am - 4 pm with teams from Hayfield, Chatfield, St. Charles and Lanesboro

  • Fossil Hunting in Fillmore County:
    Eagle Bluff Environmental Learning Center 1 - 5 pm

  • Women’s Voting Rights Exhibit located at 115 Parkway Avenue North

  • Self-guided Historic Tour

  • Beer, Wine and Spirit Tasting- Granny’s Liquor 12 - 3 pm

  • Commonweal Theatre Holmes and Watson 1:30 pm

  • Sons of Norway Hall: Celebration of Heritage and Open House 2 - 7 pm:

    • 2:00 pm Doors open with tours of the building renovation.

    • 3 - 3:30 pm Nordic Convention 1936 produced by History Alive Pop-Up Plays followed by light refreshments

    • 5- 7 pm Music by the Rutabaga Brothers outside and near our building in Sylvan Park (bring your own lawn chair)

  • Lanesboro Arts: Under Pressure Group Printmaking Exhibit 10 am - 5 pm

  • Lanesboro History Museum: Explore the notable people of Lanesboro

  • Commonweal Theatre - Boeing Boeing 7:30 pm

  • Fred the Bear Duo – High Court Pub 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm


Sun, JULY 7


Throughout the Summer

  • Surprise Sculpture with Lanesboro Arts

  • T-shirts and Buttons are available - inquire around

  • Historic Phone Booth storytelling kiosk next to Lanesboro History Museum

  • Community Mural to be painted Downtown

  • Community Song - Lanesboro The Town For Me

  • Community Theatre Summer Musical Fiorello!

  • Community Education Summer Recreation

  • A Universe of Stories Summer Reading Program at Lanesboro Public Library

  • History Alive Pop-Up Plays- True stories of Lanesboro’s beginnings

    • “Founding Lanesboro 1869”, a Pop-up Play in the streets by History Alive Lanesboro. September 21, 22 and 28, 29 afternoons at 1 pm and 3pm. Leaves from Sons of Norway. Tickets at door. For more information check History Alive Facebook page

Promote Lanesboro by using the following hashtags:

|     #LanesboroMN
|     #Lanesboro150
|     #LanesboroMNStories
|     #OnlyInLanesboro