Jul 4 @ 10:30 am – 11:00 am


The Kraft-Ostrom American Legion Post #142 and the Nelson-Scofield VFW Post #4452 will proudly display the Color Guard on Saturday, July 4th, at 10:30 am.  This cruise-walk will start at the Cannon Valley Senior Center, 120 State St.  From there they will head down Minnesota St to North 2nd.  This small cruise-walk will be led by the Cannon Falls Police Department.  The Cannon Falls Color Guard will follow along with fire trucks, ambulance, and signs recognizing our community’s healthcare workers.


From North 2nd St, the cruise will proceed onto Mill Street W through town and out to the Cannon Valley Fairgrounds.  Please follow Social Distancing Protocol during this walk and then come out to the fairgrounds to enjoy the fair food vendors and the beverages that are being served by the American Legion Post #142.

VIRTUAL FESTIVAL – 2020 Cannon Falls Wine & Arts Festival @ Virtual Festival
Jul 18 – Jul 19 all-day

The actual Wine & Art Festival in Cannon Falls, MN has been changed to a Virtual Festival.  Watch the website ( ) for the festival to begin on July 1st and run through July 2020.

Local Wine – Local Food – Local Artisans all in Hannah’s Bend Park, Cannon Falls.  This event features over a dozen wineries and cider makers, 70+ art vendors and lots of delicious foods.  This event is free to attend.  Tickets are available for wine tasting.


OPEN-AIR FAIR – August 27th @ Open-Air Fair
Aug 27 @ 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm
OPEN-AIR FAIR - August 27th @ Open-Air Fair

On Thursday, August 27th, the Chamber will be holding an “OPEN-AIR” FAIR from 2:30 pm – 6:30 pm in downtown Cannon Falls. Chamber Members and Non-Chamber Member Vendors can have a table or display in front of their stores/offices on Main St, 4th St, and Mill St.  There will be plenty of spaces available for Chamber Members and Non-Chamber Vendors who are not located in Downtown Cannon Falls.  Everyone is invited to participate in this fun outing!

Having a booth space is FREE, but you do need to register with the Chamber to secure a location. The registration form  and ST-19 form are both on the Events Page on the Chamber’s webpage at  Registration Deadline is Monday, August 17th. You can also reach the Chamber at 507-263-2289 or email to have a registration form, rules and regulations, and ST-19 form emailed out to you.

Your booth can be about shopping or sharing information about your Cannon Falls Area businesses, services and organizations.  So far, the products include:

Clothing, Jewelry and other Accessories            Antiques

Trash to Treasure Items                                       Baked Goods and Kitchen Tools

Essential Oils, Vitamins & Supplements            Wooden Crafts

Cards, Soaps, Jams, Honey and Candles           Specialty Foods and Roasted Coffee

Real Estate                                                              Employment Opportunities

And much more!!

Watch for articles in the Cannon Falls Beacon on August 13th and August 20th.

CANCELLED – 2020 Deck the Falls – Parade, Lighting the Tree and FIREWORKS! @ Historical Cannon Falls
Nov 28 all-day

CANCELLED – the parade, lighting the tree and the fireworks are all cancelled. Wait to see what we have planned for the Holiday Season!

You and your family are invited to kick off the holidays with the sights, sounds and tastes of the season in beautiful, historic Cannon Falls.  Santa will be in the parade!

The Deck the Falls Parade will begin at 5 pm and go along 4th Street to Mill Street, and then turn into the City Parking Lot.  The Lighting of the Tree will follow the parade.  The Holiday Tree is located between the Cannon River and John Burch Park along State Hwy 19.

Don’t leave yet! The fireworks will start right after the Lighting of the Tree.  This was a beautiful experience last year, so come and enjoy again this year!

The 2020 Deck the Falls Poster will be included on our web page in early November 2020.

Dec 4 @ 3:00 pm – Dec 15 @ 4:00 pm

Don’t forget to get your Scavenger Hunt Lists turned into the Chamber Office by noon on Friday, December 18th.  The 3 prizes will be drawn for after noon.

Dec 15th – Clue #20 (FINAL CLUE) – Flying in a chopper high over Cannon Falls, Santa brings Christmas time cheer to all!  – Intersection of Hwy 19 and 3rd St

Dec 14th – 19th Clue – Finding treasurers once forgotten; household wares our gnome is spottin’. – Sue’s Garage Sales

Dec 14th – 18th Clue – 4 hungry snowmen dancing a welcome to shop for your Christmas Dinner. – Family Fare

Dec 13th – 17th Clue – He’s BIG and WHITE, doesn’t take flight, in a window he sits, in water he fits. – Aqualand Aquarium

Dec 13th – 16th Clue – Rup pa-pa-pom, Rup-pa-pa-pom hammer or drum? – Cannon Ace Hardware

Dec 12th – 15th Clue – Icing a cake in red and green, and piping a white “Merry Christmas”. – Hi-Quality Bakery

Dec 12th – 14th Clue – Pounding and building and leaping over 2×4’s. – Interstate Building Supplies

Dec 11th – 13th Clue – A new space for pirouettes, plies, and pas-de-deux. – Cannon Falls School of Dance (by Artisan Plaza)

Dec 11th – 12th Clue – I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. – CannonBelles Coffee & Ice Cream

Dec 10th – 11th Clue – A Minnie Ballet in the Park. – Minnieska Park

3 PRIZES WILL BE DRAWN FOR ON DECEMBER 18TH – #1 – $200, #2 – $100 AND #3 – $50

Lists with the 20 Items of the Chamber Scavenger Hunt and their locations need to be turned into the Chamber Office by noon on Friday, December 18th.

Dec 10th – 10th Clue – Golden arches, golden eggs, breakfast bounty with bakery yummies. – McDonald’s

Dec 9th – 9th Clue – Windy City’s emeralds, rubies, sapphires, amethysts, and diamonds, oh my! – Chicago Ed’s

Dec 9th – 8th Clue – Four and twenty blackbirds perched o’er there, waiting on a phone call – from Santa perhaps? – HBC

Dec 8th – 7th CLUE – Three French Hens – ces oiseaux sont aussi allés au marché – Ferndale Market

Dec 8th – 6th CLUE – Two Turtle Doves – Smaller than turkeys, these birds have gone to the market. – Ferndale Market

Dec 8th – 5th CLUE – A partridge is in a Pear Tree, but in Cannon Falls it is in a Christmas Tree.  You will see a very colorful partridge. – Nick’s Downtown Diner

Dec 7th – 4th CLUE – The Pius Saints rest near this house to ensure the red lit trees don’t “spiral” out of control. – 304 Grove St

Dec 6th – 3rd CLUE – The geese are flying south, but the Christmas Goose has stayed behind to see Santa.  Where could this goose be? – Country Side Antique Mall

Dec 5th – 2nd CLUE – A unique tree is all Dressed Up in this downtown boutique window. – La Boutique Unique

Dec 4th – 1st CLUE – Oh no! There is a gnome reindeer loose in Cannon Falls.  Where could it be?  The gnome reindeer got loose because the gnome fell asleep. Help us find him! – Weichert Realty-Carnel & Co.

The Light Up Cannon Falls Scavenger Hunt started on December 4th.  You will need to look high and low, in windows and doors, some will be easy to find and others not so much.  Keep your list handy, there will be 20 clues coming your way.  Find all 20 for a chance to win Chamber Dollars. Be sure to list what the item is and where you found it.

Holiday Scavenger Hunt Instructions December 4th

December 4th – December 15th – Awards Drawing on December 18th

Prep for Scavenger Hunt:

  • If you have an interesting holiday item in your window, on your door, in your yard or anywhere in Cannon Falls, please let the Chamber know.
  • Items need to be visible for someone walking or driving by.
  • Clever sayings for clues are needed too.

Scavenger Hunt Participation:

  • 20 holiday items hidden throughout Cannon Falls.
  • Clues posted daily on Chamber’s website, FaceBook and Instagram
  • Send in your completed list of all 20 items and their locations to the Chamber by noon on Friday, December 18th.
  • Chamber Dollar winners will be drawn from the completed lists received.
  • Winners posted on December 18th.
  • Prizes can be picked up through Wednesday, December 23rd, at 4:30 pm.