Summer Festival

Winsted Ambassadors Alison Rehmann, Brooke Baumann, and Hallie Millerbernd prepare to canoe race against 2023-24

Lester Prairie Senior Ambassador Averey Heimerl, Junior Ambassadors Alison Martinez and Audriana Dawson, and Senior Ambassador Allison Knoll.

Information updated January 25, 2024

People in Winsted and surrounding communities look forward to the second weekend in August because that’s when it’s time for the Winsted Summer Festival.

This event is an opportunity to connect with friends and neighbors while enjoying food, beverages, fun activities, and live music at Mill Reserve Park by Winsted Lake.

Activities for children include a fun run, a treasure hunt, fun bounces, and a youth bean bag tournament. Friday night always closes with fireworks on the lake and live music. Saturday mornings of the festival always start with the Winsted Run Around the Lake, in which people of all ages walk or run around Winsted lake. A children’s pedal pull also takes place during the Summer Festival. Participants work hard during the competition as family and friends cheer them on.

Each year, Winsted royalty is crowned on the last day of the celebration. The 2022-23 Winsted Ambassadors are Alison Rehmann, Hallie Millerbernd, and Brooke Baumann. The grand parade also takes place Saturday night, with area residents honored as grand marshals to lead the parade.

The Winsted Summer Festival committee is looking forward to hosting the event Friday and Saturday, August 9 and 10, 2024. They are set to kick off the event Friday night with the Hula Creek and Dirt Road Dixie and fireworks over Winsted Lake.

Anyone who would like more information about the upcoming celebration, or is interested in being on the committee, can contact Jeff Campbell at 612-554-7439 or

The Winsted Area Chamber of Commerce proudly puts on this event.

Clare Dressel and Evie Remer perform a jump rope routine during the first annual Winsted’s Got Talent Show, which took place Saturday.