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January

18TH ANNUAL GOURMET FOOD AUCTION
Wedgewood Cove Golf Club

B-PEE WEE HOCKEY
City Arena

JR. GOLD HOCKEY
City Arena

U10 & U12 GIRLS HOCKEY
City Arena

HD LIVE METROPOLITAN OPERA–“TOSCA-PUCCINI”
Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

WEDDING BRIDAL SHOW
Northbridge Mall

February

HD LIVE METROPOLITAN OPERA–“L’ELISIR D’AMORE-DONZETTI”
Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

HD LIVE METROPOLITAN OPERA–“LA BOHEME-PUCCINI”
Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

THE BIG FREEZE/TAILGATE PARTY
Edgewater Bay Pavilion and Downtown Albert Lea

A-B SQUIRT HOCKEY
City Arena

BARROW SHOW
Freeborn County Fairgrounds

ACT THEATRE “DON’T HUG ME, WE’RE MARRIED”
Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

CIVIC MUSIC “BELOU & PENN”
Albert Lea High School Auditorium

March

MARCH MADNESS PREVIEW SHOW
Freeborn County Fairgrounds

HD LIVE METROPOLITAN OPERA “COSI FAN TUTTE-MOZART”
Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

HD LIVE METROPOLITAN OPERA “SEMIRAMIDE-ROSSINI”
Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

CIVIC MUSIC “WINDSYNC”
Albert Lea High School Auditorium

MARCH MADNESS CATTLE SHOW
Freeborn County Fairgrounds

April

A TASTE OF HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Northbridge Mall

HD LIVE METROPOLITAN OPERA “LUISA MILLER-VERDI”
Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

HD LIVE METROPOLITAN OPERA “CENDRILLON (CINDERELLA)-VIASSENET”
Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

FOUNTAIN LAKE 5K RUN & TIGER TROT
Fountain Lake

CIVIC MUSIC “GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA”
Albert Lea High School Auditorium

HEALTHY KIDS RUNNING SERIES
Southwest School

ACT THEATRE “THE MIRACLE WORKER”
Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

May

DISCOVER HISTORY DAY
Freeborn County Historical Society

FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL
Northbridge Mall

FARMERS MARKET
May-September
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INTERNATIONAL HISTORY DAY
Freeborn County Historical Society

CROSSROADS OF DESTRUCTION DEMOLITION DERBY
Freeborn County Fairgrounds

REEL PADDLE FILM FESTIVAL
Downtown Albert Lea

June

ALBERT LEA AQUATIC CENTER OPENS

BAYSIDE SKI SHOWS
Edgewater Bay-Fountain Lake
June – September

Albert Lea 5K Run/Walk

Y-NOT GOLF TOURNAMENT
Green Lea Golf Course

COREY GOODNATURE MEMORIAL GOLF TOURNAMENT
Green Lea Golf Course

LIONS ANNUAL FLIGHT BREAKFAST
Albert Lea Airport

JUST PLAY FESTIVAL
Frank Hall Park

BIKE RODEO
Aquatic Center Parking Lot

ART & GARDEN TOUR
Albert Lea

MAINLY MARATHON
Fountain Lake Trail – Brooksie Boat Landing

EDDIE COCHRAN WEEKEND
Cruise In, Car Show & Live Music – Downtown Albert Lea
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WIND DOWN WEDNESDAY SUMMER MARKET & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Downtown Albert Lea

July

JULY 3RD PARADE
Bridge Ave. & Fountain St., Downtown Albert Lea

JULY 4TH SKI SHOW
Downtown Albert Lea

JULY 4TH CAR SHOW
Downtown Albert Lea

JULY 4TH FIREWORKS
Fountain Lake-City Beach

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ACT THEATER- “BEAUTY AND THE BEAST”
Marion Ross Performing Arts Center

SHINEFEST TRACTOR RIDE
Freeborn County Fairgrounds

WIND DOWN WEDNESDAY SUMMER MARKET & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Downtown Albert Lea

SPARKY GOLF TOURNAMENT
Wedgewood Cove Golf Course

August

FREEBORN COUNTY FAIR
Freeborn County Fairgrounds

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WIND DOWN WEDNESDAY SUMMER MARKET & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Downtown Albert Lea

11TH ANNUAL BIG ISLAND BARBECUE CONTEST
Freeborn County Fairgrounds

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ALBERT LEA FLOATS CELEBRATION
Albert Lea Lake

“ECHOS FROM THE PAST” A JOURNEY INTO HISTORY
Freeborn County Museum

CRUISE TO THE COVE
Wedgewood Cove

September

AUTUMN IN THE VILLAGE
Freeborn County Historical Museum

LABOR DAY SKI SHOW
Edgewater Bay

SHORT STOP GOLF TOURNAMENT
Green Lea Golf Course

RYAN TRUESDELL MEMORIAL SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT
Snyder Fields

UMPBA FOUNTAIN LAKE POWERBOAT RACES
Edgewater Bay on Fountain Lake

BLUE ZONES BIKE BASH

October

30TH ANNUAL BIG ISLAND RENDEZVOUS
Bancroft Bay

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AUTUMN BLAZE FESTIVAL
Downtown Albert Lea

November

FESTIVAL OF TREES
Albert Lea

CHRISTMAS TOUR OF HOMES
Albert Lea

CANTORI CONCERT
United Methodist Church

December

“A CHRISTMAS GATHERING”
Freeborn County Historical Museum

MODEL TRAIL
Northbridge Mall

HOLIDAY BAZAAR ON BROADWAY
Downtown Albert Lea

LIVE DRIVE THROUGH NATIVITY SCENE
Church of Christ Church

FESTIVAL OF TREES
Albert Lea