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  • Austin has great accessibility through 7 exits off of I-90 - from Rochester, head wast or from Albert Lea/I35, head east. Austin is also right off of US Highway 218 about 11 miles north of Iowa. Contact Discover Austin, Minnesota for assistance.

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  1. American Veterans Traveling Tribute Traveling Vietnam Wall

    American Veterans Traveling Tribute Traveling Vietnam Wall

    700 12th St SW
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 437-4563

    80% scale model of the Vietnam Memorial Wall - viewing is free and open 24 hours a day to the public - take advantage of this opportunity to remember and honor our Vietnam veterans. Sponsored by Beyond the Yellow Ribbon - Austin, and the Austin American Legion and VFW posts.

  2. Austin Symphony Orchestra:  Beethoven and Bruch

    Austin Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven and Bruch

    301 3rd St NW
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 433-8719

    In the opulent acoustic perfection of Austin’s Paramount Theatre, orchestra member and talented high school senior Emma Anderson will make her Austin Symphony Orchestra solo debut with Bruch’s dramatic and powerful First Violin Concerto. The concert will conclude with Beethoven’s ground breaking tribute to Napoleon Bonaparte and the Democracy he first represented with his Symphony No. 3. Often cited as the work to begin the musical Romantic Era, this symphony was one of Beethoven’s favorites for its ground-breaking and dynamic innovation. Tickets are also available at the Coffee House on Main Street and Hy-Vee. For more information, go to

  3. Austin Symphony Orchestra:  Sarah Chang

    Austin Symphony Orchestra: Sarah Chang

    301 3rd St NW
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 433-8719

    Welcome international violin virtuoso Sarah Chang for a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of American composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein. A native of New Jersey, Chang has performed with the New York Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Boston Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Vienna Philharmonic, orchestras in London, England, and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam.
    Tickets are also available at the Coffee House on Main Street and Hy-Vee. For more information, go to

  4. Calico Hutch Quilters Retreat - Roaring 20's

    Calico Hutch Quilters Retreat - Roaring 20's

    1701 4th St NW
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: 507-437-4563

    Fun-filled days of quilting with friends plus... free demos, massage therapists, Holiday Inn special room rates for 1-4 people, 4 meals included with price, show and tell, door prizes, games and demos. For more information, call 507-377-1163.

  5. Freedom Fest

    Freedom Fest

    4th St SW & 9th PL SW
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 437-4561

    Celebrate our Independence Day with parades, sports events, games, food, vendors, music, contests, dances, and more over this long weekend. Schedule includes:

    SPAM Town Disc Golf Tournament, July 1 at 9 am, Todd Park. Singles will play two rounds at Todd Park. Sign up at 9 am at #1 pavilion, Todd Park. For more information, call Deb or Greg Huckaby at 507-433-1611.

    Dan Ulwelling 25 Mile Bike Ride, July 1 at noon. $12 entry fee if paid by June 12; $15 day of race. Fee includes "Freedom Fest" T shirt. Registration and start at the Jay C. Hormel Nature Center. Registration forms on line at Helmets required to be worn by all racers. Trophies to the first overall male and female winners. For more information, call 507-433-7184 or 507-437-4561.

    Community Band Concert, July 3 at 8:30 pm, Band Shell Community Park.

    For more information, contact the Austin Area Chamber of Commerce at 507-437-4561 or go to

  6. Halloween Warm-Up

    Halloween Warm-Up

    1304 21st St NE
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 437-7519

    Annual kid-friendly Halloween event, featuring a wagon ride along the trails, friendly spooks and goblins, hot apple cider, and lots of fun. For more information, call 507-437-7519.

  7. National Barrow Show

    National Barrow Show

    700 12th St SW
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 433-1868

    Visitors come from around the world for this show. Starts out with delicious Windsor Pork Chop dinner on Sunday. Call fair grounds office at (507) 433-1868 for more information.

  8. River Rats Car Show

    River Rats Car Show

    South Main Street and 8th Ave SE
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 438-6635

    Sponsored by the River Rats Car Club. Registration fees ($10) will support the local veteran memorial pavers, and show proceeds will benefit all veterans. Registration from 7:30 am to 11:30 am, opening ceremony at 11:30 am, awards at 3 pm. Program will include awards for top 60 cars, top motorcycles and rat rods, specialty trophies, best of show, silent auction, dogtags to the first 150 registered cars, children's games, bounce house, bean bag tournament, craft sale, flea market/swap meet, beer garden, food, music by DJ, and more. Rain or shine. Proceeds benefit the Austin Veterans Memorial.

  9. Taste of Mower County

    1701 4th St NW
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 433-8994

    Enjoy unlimited tastings of signature items from the finest home and restaurant chefs in Mower County and the surrounding area. Food and wine tasting, cash bar, live and silent auction, door prizes and entertainment. Annual fundraiser for The Arc Mower County. For more information, call 507-433-8994.

  10. VEX Robotics Competition

    VEX Robotics Competition

    301 3rd St NW
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 437-4563

    Amazing opportunity for high school kids to build and show off their robotic skills with a specific challenge. Schools from across Minnesota participate in this exciting and fun event. More information to follow.

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  1. City of Austin Bike Trail System

    301 N Main Street, Suite 101
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 437-4563

    The city of Austin is getting to be a well-known destination for biking enthusiasts, with well over 13 miles of hard-surfaced trails that connect to locations throughout the city, and the opportunity to link up with the Shooting Star Trail. New in 2016 is Austin's Red Bike program, which provides free use of bikes stationed throughout the city - need a bike? Find one of the Red Bike sites, pick a bike and ride, then return it to any Red Bike sites. And for an interesting historical perspective to bicycling, stop by the Rydjor Bike Museum at 219 Main Street.

  2. Discover Austin, Minnesota - Sports Marketing

    301 N Main Street, Suite 101
    Austin, MN 55912
    Call: (507) 437-4563

    Austin, MN has facilities and opportunities for sports year round - baseball, softball, football, swimming, ice hockey, mountain biking, track and field, disc golf, golf, bowling, archery - call us to find out how we can help you!

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