Things to see and do

  • • Archery Club
    • Bike the 10-mile trail
    • Bowling
    • Burlington Northern Park & Picnic Area
    • Canoeing down the Crow Wing
    • Christmas Festival
    • Community Band Concerts
    • Cross country-skiing at Black's Grove
    • Cyber Cafe
    • Downtown Murals
    • Farmer's Market
    • Fine & Casual Dining
    • Firefighter's Rodeo
    • Flea Markets
    • Frisbee Golf
    • Golf our 18-hole Whitetail Run Golf Course
    • Hiking on nature trails
    • Horse Trails
    • Hunting Clubs
    • Indoor/Outdoor Ice Rinks
    • Mountain Bike Trail
    • Old Wah-de-na Historic Site
    • Outdoor basketball
    • Sleigh Rides
    • Snowmobiling
    • Sunnybrook Park Camping/Nature Watching/Buffalo/Picnics
    • Tae Kwon Do
    • Target practice at Knob Hill
    • Tennis
    • Three-Screen Historic Movie Theater
    • Wadena Area Concert Association
    • Wadena County Historic Museum
    • Walking Tour
    • Youth Fishing

old wadena rendezvous

This celebration of music and art takes place in the beautiful Old Wadena Park on the west bank of the Crow Wing River just a short drive from the city of Wadena. Admission is $10 for a weekend pass or $8 for Saturday and $5 for Sunday. Children under 12 accompanied by an adult are free. You will find two days of great acoustic music under a big tent that provides shelter in case of rain. In the recent past we have hosted musicians such as Dakota Dave Hull, Tim Sparks, Dean Magraw, Curtiss & Loretta, Cliff Eberhard, Eric and Kip Peltoniemi and Annie Humphrey. The artisan tent features weaving, pottery making, wood carving, painting, musical instrument making, quilting, blacksmithing and birch bark basket making among other arts. The Rendezvous encampment provides the rich atmosphere of the fur trade era, and features a wonderful fry bread restaurant as well as a cast of very interesting Rendezvous enactors. The festival is sponsored by the Old Wadena Society, a non-profit organization, whose mission is to preserve and share knowledge of the nature and history of Old Wadena and to encourage the folk arts.

What Wadena has to offer...

Check out everything going on in Wadena...from our Art Deco Downtown with great shopping and many historic storefronts to our many acres of public parks and campground...from our Art Deco Memorial Auditorium to our community wide celebrations, you will always find something happening in the Wadena Community. Wadena is uniquely situated in central Minnesota to be your gateway to north country recreation. Make Wadena the starting point for your golf or biking trip, the course and trails are well maintained and conditions are great!

Get In Touch

Wadena Chamber of Commerce
5 Aldrich Ave. SE
Wadena, MN 56482
Phone: 218-632-7704
Toll Free: 877-631-7704