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Annual Festivals & Events

2021 Spring City-Wide Rummage Sales

Pipestone City-Wide Rummage Sales will be Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 29 - May 1. Rummage Sale Listings will be available at several locations including gas stations, restaurants, Chamber parking lot, and on the community calendar at PipestoneMinnesota.com. To be included in the Rummage Sale Listing and Chamber’s promotional package with signage, please contact at the Chamber at 825-3316. Click HERE for more information and a fillable registration form.

rummage sale

2021 Summer Car Cruise-In Events

2021 Car Dates:

Thursday, June 3 (originally scheduled for May 27 but postponed one week due to inclement weather), 5:00 - 7:30 PM (Location - Stonehouse & Quarry Lounge in Historic Downtown Pipestone):  Car Cruise-In
Join KISD 98.7 FM Radio DJ Mylan Ray for the Cruise-In which begins at 5 PM. The Pipestone Cruizers will lead a Cruise Around The Square at 7:30 PM. Bring your car, truck, or motorcycle to this free event. Food will be available for purchase.

Thursday, June 10, 5:00 - 7:30 PM (Location - at Split Rock Burgers & Brews in Ihlen, MN - 7 miles South of Pipestone on Hwy MN 23):  Car Cruise-In
Join KISD 98.7 FM Radio DJ Mylan Ray for the Cruise-In begins at 5 PM, and the Pipestone Cruizers will lead a Cruise at 7:30 PM. Bring your car, truck, golf cart, or motorcycle to this free event. Food will be available for purchase.

Thursday, June 24, 5:00 - 7:30 PM (Location - at Hatfield Roadhouse in Hatfield, MN - 8 miles Southeast of Pipestone off Hwy MN 30):  Car Cruise-In
Join KISD 98.7 FM Radio DJ Mylan Ray for the Cruise-In which begins at 5 PM. The Pipestone Cruizers will lead a Cruise at 7:30 PM. Bring your car, truck, golf cart, or motorcycle to this free event. Food will be available for purchase.
Thursday, July 1, 5:00 - 7:30 PM (Location - Historic Downtown Pipestone):  Car Cruise-In
Join southern rock band "Southern Detour" for the Cruise-In which begins at 5 PM. The Cruise-In begins at 5 PM, and the Pipestone Cruizers will lead a Cruise Around The Square at 7:30 PM. Bring your car, truck, golf cart, or motorcycle to this free event. Food will be available for purchase.
Saturday, July 31, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM:  Pipestone Cruizers will be hosting the annual Water Tower Festival Car Show next to the Courthouse during Water Tower Festival on Saturday, July 31, 2021, from 10 AM - 3 PM. ($10 registration begins at 9 am). Awards will be given at 2 pm.
Thursday, August 5, 5:00 - 7:30 PM (Location - on 10th Street SE adjacent to the Pipestone County Fairgrounds):  Car Cruise-In
The Cruise-In begins at 5 PM, and the Pipestone Cruizers will lead a Cruise Around The Square at 7:30 PM. Bring your car, truck, golf cart, or motorcycle to this free event. Food will be available for purchase.
CANCELLED DUE TO FORECASTED WEATHER:  Thursday, August 26, 5:00 - 7:30 PM (Location - Dahl Motors, 950 7th St SE - US Hwy 75 & MN Hwy 30):  Car Cruise-In
Join KISD 98.7 FM Radio DJ Mylan Ray for the Cruise-In which begins at 5 PM. The Pipestone Cruizers will lead a Cruise Around The Square at 7:30 PM. Bring your car, truck, golf cart, or motorcycle to this free event. Food will be available for purchase.
Thursday, September 9, 5:00 - 7:30 PM (Location - Historic Downtown Pipestone):  Car Cruise-In
Join us for the last Car Cruise-In of the summer!  The band "Starfire" will be playing your favorite rock & roll hits form the 50's & 60's. Bring your car, truck, or motorcycle to this free event. Food will be available for purchase.
Summer Car Cruizin' Events

2022 Water Tower Festival

2022 Water Tower Festival June 23 - 25, 2022.

Annually, we celebrate the Water Tower Festival surrounding the last Saturday in June*. Residents and visitors turn out en masse for this community get together. The festival commemorates the restoration of the city's historic concrete water tower as a community landmark. Events include a parade, kids' activities, live music, delicious foods, and class reunions!

Future Water Tower Festival Parade Dates:

  • 2022:  Saturday, June 25
  • 2023:  Saturday, June 24
  • 2024:  Saturday, June 29
  • 2025:  Saturday, June 28
  • 2026:  Saturday, June 27
  • 2027:  Saturday, June 26

See the Community Events Calendar for more information.  *A change from the 4th Saturday in June to the Last Saturday in June was made beginning 2022.

Water Tower Festival

CANCELLED: Pipestone Civil War Days

Pipestone Civil War Days brings the Civil War to life for visitors of all ages. Approximately 300 living history re-enactors from throughout the upper Midwest portray soldiers and civilians, north and south, in camp, drill, daily life and lively battles and skirmishes. There are a number of exciting activities being planned: daily battles, Abe Lincoln, Fashion Revue, Civil War Gun display, Cannon demonstrations, children's activities, camp tours, medicine man, and of course the Grand Ball. This biennial event is held at the Pageant Grounds on N Hiawatha Avenue.

Civil War Days Complete Information

civil war days cannon fire

4th Annual Kids' Fishing Derby & Movie at The Pond

Thursday, August 19, 2021 (evening)

We're bringing this end-of-summer celebration back again in 2021. Over 80 kids ages 15 and under dipped their lines in the ol' quarry pond while competing for trophies and prizes given for first fish caught, shortest fish, lightest fish, heaviest fish, and longest fish. Exact start time and details to come, however the fishing derby will be held in the early evening followed by a movie at dusk.

Hosted by Pipestone Kiwanis Club, Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce, & City of Pipestone with the assistance of many community sponsors.

Annual Kids' Fishing Derby & Movie at The Pond

2021 Fall City-Wide Rummage Sales

Pipestone's Fall City-Wide Rummage Sales will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Sept 16 - Sept 18. Rummage Sale Listings will be available at several locations including gas stations, restaurants, Chamber parking lot, and on the community calendar at PipestoneMinnesota.com. To be included in the Rummage Sale Listing and Chamber’s promotional package with signage, please contact at the Chamber at 825-3316. Click HERE for more information and a fillable registration form.

rummage sale

7th Annual Downtown Trunk or Treat

Thursday, October 28, 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm (on Main Street)

The Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to Historic Downtown Pipestone for the FREE 7th Annual Trunk or Treat & Downtown Candy Walk on Thursday, October 28th, from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm. With over 800 kids annually, this community celebration for our area’s youth is a Pipestone Area favorite! Three blocks of Main Street will be closed for safe, family-friendly fun, candy, and music!  If you are a business or non-profit organization that would like to participate, please contact the Chamber at 825-3316 as pre-registration is required. Click HERE for more information.

Trunk or Treat

Santa Claus Comes to Airport & Santa’s Workshop!

Saturday, December 4th, 10:00 am - Noon

Even Santa thinks Pipestone is America's #CoolestSmallTown!

Join Us for this FUN, FREE event for the whole family. Santa is arriving by Airplane at Pipestone Municipal Airport on Saturday, December 4, 2021! Meet Santa and enjoy several Make-and-Take activities for kids. The event sponsored by the Pipestone Area Chamber of Commerce and Pipestone County 4-H Ambassadors. Click HERE for more information.

Santa's Hat
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