Sweetheart Weekend

Something magical is in the air in Winona-- we know that hundreds of couples met their sweetheart at WSU. Whether it was in the last few years or over 50 years ago, we have a great weekend planned for you!

Join us for the Annual Sweetheart Weekend in Winona on July 20-21, 2018.

All couples who met in Winona or at WSU are welcome to come “home” and rekindle your romance at the place where it all began. You’re encouraged to attend even if you didn’t meet at WSU but discovered later that you both went to school in Winona.

 

Events Schedule 

There are several planned activities and plenty of things to do on your own. This weekend is time for you do whatever makes you and your sweetheart happy in Winona. 

You must register for the following planned events. 

Friday, July 20th, 2018 

4-6pm - Campus Tour

Free tour starts at Gazebo and is limited to 20 people. Register for the campus tour!

6-7pm - Social Hour by the Gazebo

Enjoy a GRSF Concert on the Green with live music as you chat with other WSU sweethearts. 

Please register for the free social hour

If it rains, the social hour will be held in East Hall in Kryzsko Commons.

7:30pm - "All's Well That Ends Well" production at Great River Shakespeare Festival

The first 15 couples to register will receive free tickets. Register for “All’s Well That Ends Well” production.

7:30pm - 90 Minute Sweetheart Cruise

Tour the Mississippi River aboard the Cal Fremling. Tickets are $20 per person and includes hearty appetizers and two drink tokens. 

Register for the cruise. Early as space is limited to 44 people. 

Saturday, July 21st, 2018 

8-10am - Welcome Open House

Enjoy a light breakfast at this free open house in East Hall. Please register for this event.

8-8:45am – Yoga Class

Start your day with a refreshing yoga class outside near the Gazebo. Please register for this free class so that we have the proper number of mats available.

The event will be held in East Hall if it starts to rain.

10-12pm - 2 hour Trester Trolley Tour of Winona including Garvin Heights

Tickets are $10 per person and space is limited to 26 people. Register for the trolley tour! 

11am - Great Rivers Shakespeare Festival Women in Theater Panel & Discussion

Learn what it’s like to be a woman working in the theater industry. This free event is held in the Performing Arts Center and registration is not required.

1-2pm - Campus Tour

Free tour starts in East Hall and is limited to 60 people. Register for the tour of campus.

2:30pm - Canvas Painting at Island City Brewery 

Tickets are $30 per person and each includes the canvas project and one drink. Register for the painting event!

5pm - 90 Minute Sweetheart Cruise aboard the Cal Fremling

Tickets are $20 per person and include hearty appetizers and two drink tokens. 

Register for the cruise early as space is limited to 44 people.

7:15pm - 90 Minute Sweetheart Cruise aboard the Cal Fremling 

Tickets are $20 per person and includes hearty appetizers and two drink tokens. 

Register for the cruise early as space is limited to 44 people.

7:30pm - Great River Shakespeare Festival Production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream"

Purchase tickets to the show.  

Hotel Options 

Room blocks have been set aside for at the following hotels in Winona. These rooms will be released for reservations on June 20. 

AmericInn 
507.474.7700 
Group Name: WSU Sweetheart Weekend 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites
507.474.1700
Group Name: WSU

The Plaza 
507.453.0303
Group Name: Sweet  

Other Ideas For The Weekend

 Here’s a few ideas to revisit favorite spots in Winona and build new memories with your sweetheart: 

Check out the Visit Winona website for more Winona information!

Sweetheart Weekend Gallery