ALMA Wisconsin
19th Century River Town | National Historic District

Discover Wisconsin Filming On The Backwaters Of The Mississippi River, Alma, Wisconsin
  CHAMBER VISITOR CENTER at WINGS OVER ALMA
110 N Main Street, Alma, Wisconsin 
608-685-3303 | info@almawisconsin.com 

WINTER IS HERE!
Alma, Wisconsin is beautiful in Winter with aature's beauty and Bald Eagles throughout town.  Alma offers you a place to get away for a short stay in a scenic environment!  We're just a short drive from many Midwest cities.  Enjoy our National Historic District and beautiful historic river town with all of the beauty of winter as you step into history.

Weekends are always a treat with our shops, restaurants and local activities open and ready for you to visit.  Please be aware that many are on a winter schedule.  Check out your favorites at our Business Page.

WINTER EVENT SCHEDULE
TODAY
"MEMBERS" OPEN EXHIBIT | Art Exhibit
Now Through February 8th
Sponsor & Location:  Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center

SINGLE 8 BALL TOURNAMENT
February 23rd & 24th
Location:  Red Ram Saloon

BINGO At The Winery
February 23rd, 1pm
Sponsor & Location:  Danzinger Vineyards

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Vicki Emerson, Americana singer/songwriter
March 9th, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Todd Albright, Blues Guitartist
March 15th, 7:30pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

ALMA SPRING FLING Vendor & Craft Show
March 23rd, 9am-2pm
Location:  Alma Area Schools
Sponsor:  Alma Booster Club

MEET THE VIKINGS
March 23rd, Noon
Location & Sponsor:  Castlerock Museum

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Zach Pietrini Band, Final Stop Of The March Tour For This Americana Band
March 30th, 7:30pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

"SPRING FLING" NEW WINE RELEASE At The Winery
April 6th & 7th
Location:  Danzinger Vineyard
Sponsor:  Great River Road Wine Trail

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Barbaro, Americana Roots Band
April 12th, 7:30pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Hiroyo Tsukamota, Composer, International composer, guitarist, singer/songwriter from Kyoto Japan
April 20th, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

100 MILE GARAGE SALE
May 2nd-5th, Madness!!!
Location:  Alma Main Street and local area
Sponsor:  Mississippi Valley Partners & Alma Area Chamber of Commerce

WORLD MIGRATORY BIRD DAY
May 4th, Events Throughout The Day
Location:  Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center
Sponsors:  Wings Over Alma, Alma Area Chamber Of Commerce, City of Alma

LIVE MUSIC At Big River Theatre
Entertainer:  Patchouli & Terra Guittara, Duo Specialiing In World Musical Styles | An Alma Favorite!
June 8th, 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre

ANNUAL SMELT FEED FUNDRAISER
April 30th, 10am-4pm
Location:  Henderson's Silver Moon
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club
ANNUAL SMELT FEED FUNDRAISER
April 30th, 10am-4pm
Location:  Henderson's Silver Moon
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club

ANNUAL SMELT FEED FUNDRAISER
April 30th, 10am-4pm
Location:  Henderson's Silver Moon
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club

ANNUAL SMELT FEED FUNDRAISER
April 30th, 10am-4pm
Location:  Henderson's Silver Moon
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club

GERMAN DINNER

  
  
  
  
  
  

October 14, 2017

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

American Legion Hall | Alma, Wisconsin

FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER
October 19th
Location & Sponsor:  Etta's Place, 200 S Main Street
FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER
October 19th
Location & Sponsor:  Etta's Place, 200 S Main Street
FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER
October 19th
Location & Sponsor:  Etta's Place, 200 S Main Street
FLYWAY FILM FESTIVAL
October 19th-21st
Location:  Big River Theatre and other locations in Pepin, Stockholm & Red Wing
FIRE IN THE SHIRE
June 10th
Sponsor:  Castlerock Arms & Armor Museum
FIRE IN THE SHIRE
June 10th
Sponsor:  Castlerock Arms & Armor Museum
BIG RIVER RADIO WAVE at Big River Theatre
May 18th, Shows at 6pm & 8pm
Taped show will be broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio
Tickets: $12

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
CHURCH SERVICES At Historic Tell Church
Every Sunday in June
Location:  Tell Church, WI State Hwy 37, 4 miles out of Alma WI
CHURCH SERVICES At Historic Tell Church
Every Sunday in June
Location:  Tell Church, WI State Hwy 37, 4 miles out of Alma WI
CHURCH SERVICES At Historic Tell Church
Every Sunday in June
Location:  WI State Hwy 37, 4 miles out of Alma WI
LOCK & DAM 4 OPEN HOUSE
July 27th, 10am-2pm
Location:  Lock & Dam 4, Alma WI
Sponsor:  US Army Corps Of Engineers

BUFFALO COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR
August 2nd-5th
Location:  Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Mondovi
Sponsor:  Buffalo County Agricultural Fair Association

MARIA MULDAUR LIVE At Big River Theatre
October 28th, 7pm
Artist:  Maria Muldaur--Naughty, Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker
Location & Sponsor: Big River Theatre
CHRISTMAS HOUSE WALK
December 1st, 3pm-7pm
Locations:  3 historic homes/businesses in Alma
Sponsor:  Alma Area Chamber of Commerce
CHRISTMAS HOUSE WALK
December 1st, 3pm-7pm
Locations:  3 historic homes/businesses in Alma
Sponsor:  Alma Area Chamber of Commerce
THE SEEGER BOYS BLUEGRASS HOLIDAY
December 8th, 7pm-8:30pm
Location & Sponsor:  Big River Theatre
THE SEEGER BOYS BLUEGRASS HOLIDAY
December 8th, 7pm-8:30pm
Location & Sponsor:  Big River Theatre
  
SHOP ALMA | 20+ Shops In 1 Mile!
Alma's business community offers a visitor access to original art by local artists and many one-of-a-kind items.  Alpaca weavings & pottery at the Alma General Store.  Nature & art items at Wings Over Alma.  Quilting supplies and fabrics at The Burlington Hotel Quilt Shop.  Home decor and gifts at Water Lily Gifts.  Alma's Winter shopping venues are listed below.   Shops are usually open for an extended weekend (Thursday-Sunday).  

Alma Blooms (open daily)

Alma General Store

Alma Leather

Burlington Hotel Quilt Shop

The Commercial Gallery

Danzinger Vineyard & Winery *

Etta's Place

Junk Market

Mississippi River Pearl Jewelry Co

Water Lily Gifts (open daily)

Whole Heart

Wings Over Alma Gift Shop


            * Not located on Main Street

  
ENTERTAINMENT
CASTLEROCK MUSEUM Open Weekends
Friday-Saturday 1pm-4pm
Sunday, 1pm-4pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day
More Info: www.castlerockmuseum.com
WINGS OVER ALMA NATURE & ART CENTER | Bird Watching
Wednesday-Sunday, 11am-4pm
More Info: www.wingsoveralma.org

BIRD WATCHING ALONG THE MISSISSIPPI FLYWAY 1000s of birds migrate in the Spring and Fall along The Mississippi Flyway.  Alma, Wisconsin is a well known "birding hot spot" and migration stopover point.  Watch for birds while hiking, 
DANZINGER VINEYARD
Open Friday-Sunday, 11am-4pm
Closed January-March (may open early)
More Info:  www.danzingervineyard.com
  
  
  
WE LOVE WINTER in Alma, Wisconsin!   You'll find great views, you can still hike up Buena Vista Trail.  Enjoy the winter season.  Watch the Bald Eagles gathering around Alma and Lock & Dam #4.  Photo ops abound! Enjoy Alma's National Historic District amidst the beauty of the season!
LIVE MUSIC
UPCOMING SHOWS At Big River Theatre
March 9th  Vicky Emerson
March 15th  Todd Albright
March 30th  Zach Pietrini Band
April 12th  Barbaro
April 20th  Hiroyo Tsukomoto
June 9th  Patchouli & Terra Guitarra

LIVE MUSIC At Danzinger Vineyards
2019 Entertainment Schedule Coming Soon
ANNUAL SMELT FEED FUNDRAISER
April 30th, 10am-4pm
Location:  Henderson's Silver Moon
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club
ANNUAL SMELT FEED FUNDRAISER
April 30th, 10am-4pm
Location:  Henderson's Silver Moon
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club

ANNUAL SMELT FEED FUNDRAISER
April 30th, 10am-4pm
Location:  Henderson's Silver Moon
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club

ANNUAL SMELT FEED FUNDRAISER
April 30th, 10am-4pm
Location:  Henderson's Silver Moon
Sponsor:  Alma Lions Club

GERMAN DINNER

  
  
  
  
  
  

October 14, 2017

  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  

American Legion Hall | Alma, Wisconsin

FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER
October 19th
Location & Sponsor:  Etta's Place, 200 S Main Street
FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER
October 19th
Location & Sponsor:  Etta's Place, 200 S Main Street
FASHION SHOW FUNDRAISER
October 19th
Location & Sponsor:  Etta's Place, 200 S Main Street
FLYWAY FILM FESTIVAL
October 19th-21st
Location:  Big River Theatre and other locations in Pepin, Stockholm & Red Wing
FIRE IN THE SHIRE
June 10th
Sponsor:  Castlerock Arms & Armor Museum
FIRE IN THE SHIRE
June 10th
Sponsor:  Castlerock Arms & Armor Museum
BIG RIVER RADIO WAVE at Big River Theatre
May 18th, Shows at 6pm & 8pm
Taped show will be broadcast on Wisconsin Public Radio
Tickets: $12

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
CHURCH SERVICES At Historic Tell Church
Every Sunday in June
Location:  Tell Church, WI State Hwy 37, 4 miles out of Alma WI
CHURCH SERVICES At Historic Tell Church
Every Sunday in June
Location:  Tell Church, WI State Hwy 37, 4 miles out of Alma WI
CHURCH SERVICES At Historic Tell Church
Every Sunday in June
Location:  WI State Hwy 37, 4 miles out of Alma WI
LOCK & DAM 4 OPEN HOUSE
July 27th, 10am-2pm
Location:  Lock & Dam 4, Alma WI
Sponsor:  US Army Corps Of Engineers

BUFFALO COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR
August 2nd-5th
Location:  Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Mondovi
Sponsor:  Buffalo County Agricultural Fair Association

MARIA MULDAUR LIVE At Big River Theatre
October 28th, 7pm
Artist:  Maria Muldaur--Naughty, Bawdy Blues of Blue Lu Barker
Location & Sponsor: Big River Theatre
CHRISTMAS HOUSE WALK
December 1st, 3pm-7pm
Locations:  3 historic homes/businesses in Alma
Sponsor:  Alma Area Chamber of Commerce
CHRISTMAS HOUSE WALK
December 1st, 3pm-7pm
Locations:  3 historic homes/businesses in Alma
Sponsor:  Alma Area Chamber of Commerce
THE SEEGER BOYS BLUEGRASS HOLIDAY
December 8th, 7pm-8:30pm
Location & Sponsor:  Big River Theatre
THE SEEGER BOYS BLUEGRASS HOLIDAY
December 8th, 7pm-8:30pm
Location & Sponsor:  Big River Theatre
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Burgers & a beer?  Friday Fish Fry.  Cafe Specials.  Pizza and more.  Check out Alma's dining and beverage options.  Eateries open in Winter are listed below.  

ALFRESCO PIZZERIA
ALMA HOTEL
BURLINGTON HOTEL WINE BAR
DAM VIEW BAR & GRILL
RED RAM SALOON
TALK OF THE TOWN
TELL BAR & GRILL

  
LODGING OPTIONS
ALMA offers several lodging for options ... hotels, cottages, roadside motels & more.  Winter is a great time to getaway for a short vacation and relax, winter lodging is listed below!  More Lodging Info

ALMA HOME STYLE LODGING
BLUE DOOR INN ALMA
BURLINGTON HOTEL
HOTEL DE'VILLE
  
WINTER ACTIVITIES
BIRD WATCHING is great in Alma, Wisconsin.   Winter brings an increase in our Bald Eagle population with the addition of migrating eagles from Canada.  

You'll see the beginnings of Fall Migration along the Mississippi Flyway starting in September and continuing until the backwaters freeze over.

Throughout the month of May, Alma celebrates bird & waterfowl migration along the Mississippi Flyway with the Great River Birding Festival (May 11th--2019 World Migratory Bird Day).  

Wings Over Alma Nature & Art Center offers a great outdoor or indoor viewing opportunity of migration activity on the Mississippi River below Lock & Dam #4.
FISHING FROM THE FLOAT, A DOCK OR A BOAT  So much water, so many opportunities to satisfy the angler's need to fish. 

Many Mississippi River backwater spots are available as well as the Great Alma Fishing Float.  You will need a Wisconsin fishing license.  If you are on the Fishing Float a Minnesota fishing license is valid. Open March through October 31st!
HIKING A TRAIL  Mossy Hollow Trail or Buena Vista Trail are great City trails and offer great views and lots of bird watching.  You won't be disappointed.  Look for warblers when you hike Mossy Hollow in the spring and Peregrine Falcons throughout the summer and fall.