City Celebrations

The City of Peterson has many great activities happening year after year:

  Gammel Dag, Father’s Day Weekend, June 18, 2016
  Music in the Bandstand, July 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2016
  Taste of the Trail, Saturday after Labor Day, September 10, 2016
  Christmas in Peterson, 2nd Saturday in December, December 10, 2016

Thank you SEMAC


Peterson will enjoy a summer of wonderful activities, partly due to the grant received from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council!

Peterson received a grant of $7,400 to help celebrate Peterson’s Norwegian Heritage. Gammel Dag Fest means “Good old days” in Norwegian.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Southeastern Minnesota Arts Council thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.


The Mission of the Peterson Committee for the Arts is to present a variety of artists, especially musicians, to enrich the lives of local residents and visitors.  Free art events encourage a sense of community while expanding the cultural backgrounds, experiences, and awareness of our citizens, including our youth, elderly, and people with limited means or mobility.


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