2023 Street & Utility Reconstruction Update – January 23, 2023

Project Update
A preliminary phasing plan has been developed for the project to aid in managing access during construction. The specific timing of each phase is dependent on the constructor’s schedule of work. Once the contractor is selected in the spring more information on specific timing of phasing will be provided.

Reminder: We encourage businesses that front the project area to fill out the Business Questionnaire if this information has not been provided yet.

Please feel free to reach out with any questions to Katy Gehler, or at (507) 513-9066.

Mayor Tree Lighting and Mr. & Mrs. Santa Saturday – December 3rd

Tree Lighting Event 2022

Wabasha Main Street has announced their kick off to the holidays with a great lineup of Christmas activities for Wabasha on December 3rd. They have added many more events for you and your family and included highlighting the local organizations, churches and businesses celebrating the season with Open Houses and Holiday Sales – inviting you to spend the entire day downtown and at Heritage Park.

Perhaps check out a Bazaar or Cookie Sale, grab lunch at a local restaurant or coffee and head over to Heritage Park for the Annual Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting and Santa event under the bridge at Heritage Park downtown. Come for any or all events and spend the day all over town during Wabasha’s Christmas Day- everyone is invited!!!

This year’s events include: Annual Christmas Bazaar at UCC from 8:00am-1:00pm, along with Faith Lutheran’s Cookies, Candy & Crafts Sale from 9:00am-3:00pm. There will be Holiday Shopping specials and Open Houses all over town including: Turning Waters B & B&B, Local World Gallery, Hoppy Girl Brewing, Driftless Books, , LARK Toys, SVJ Creatives, National Eagle Center, Barb’s Breakery, and Hill’s Hardware.

Herb + Arrow (across from Heritage Park) is offering again this year an Outdoor Market from 10:00am – 3:00pm for local crafters and vendors. The festivities continue at Heritage Park at 3:30 cocoa and cookies and Santa & Mrs. Claus visits from 4:30- 5:30.

Mayor Emily Durand will have the honors of lighting up the City Christmas Tree at 5:30. Fire pits will warm your toes and hot beverages will be provided for all sponsored by Gwaltney Group RE/Max Results at Old City Hall. Please join us for a festive day in Wabasha.

For more details see: Or find us on Facebook & Instagram for updates of Holiday events this season.

Wabasha Celebrates 7th Annual Shop Small Saturday November 26, 2022

Wabasha Main Street celebrates the 2022 holiday season and 13th Annual Small Business Saturday® by promoting Shop Local, Dine Local events as an American Express® Neighborhood Champion.

Wabasha, MN November 14, 2022. Wabasha Main Street announced today that, as a member of the American Express® Neighborhood Champion Program, it will be partnering with American Express again for its 7th year in promoting Shop Small, Shop Local this Holiday Season as part of Small Business Saturday, which takes place on Nov 26th and all holiday season long. Created by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday celebrates the impact small businesses have on communities across the country.

Wabasha Main Street encourages you to Shop Local, Dine Local and Stay Local first either in person, curbside, delivery, online or virtually. Supporting local helps keep these businesses alive during the holidays and all year long.

In order to drive shoppers to Shop Small® this Nov 26th, Wabasha Main Street is participating in the American Express® Neighborhood Champion Program to spotlight small businesses and the impact they have on communities.