Albert Lea was recently ranked #3 as one of Minnesota’s best places to enjoy a weekend getaway. The serenity of our lakes, the beauty of our downtown, and the unique, original shops that line Broadway Ave. are a great experience. Myre-Big Island State Park, the Blazing Star Bike Trail, and Frank Hall Park also offer adventures for any outdoor enthusiast.
I would like to invite you to come experience everything Albert Lea has to offer September 29th – October 2nd. It is a weekend packed with educational, relaxing, entertaining and fun all weekend long!
Start the weekend early and come hear International Cyberbullying Expert, Dr. Michele Borba, who will be speaking in Albert Lea’s High School auditorium, Thursday, September 29th at 6:30pm. You can find out more information here.
“Empathy is the root of humanity and the foundation that helps our children become good, caring people. But the Empathy Advantage also gives them a huge edge at happiness and success.” –Michele Borba, Ed.D., from UnSelfie
Then on Friday take time to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere our lakes offer our community everyday. Take a walk along one of our many walking paths. Enjoy our community’s flower gardens. Take a bike ride along the bike trail, or stroll downtown and enjoy eating at Cresendo, 112 on Broadway or the Interchange Wine & Coffee Bistro. Be sure to check out the many unique, original shops our downtown has to offer.
Tour Albert Lea lake via boat cruise Friday, Saturday and Sunday on the Pelican Breeze II. Call Verlaine Williams at 507-383-7273 to get your reservation.
Saturday and Sunday also offers folks a chance to step back in time at the Big Island Rendezvous at Bancroft Bay Park. Park your vehicle at the Freeborn County Fairgrounds and take a shuttle to the event.
“Experience the fur trade period in the Voyageur encampment, the Native American Tipi tours, the Scottish Clann Tartan, the New Ulm Battery, and many Early American crafts such as woodworking, blacksmiths, and candle making just to name a few. Purchase period wares, taste authentic cuisine, and experience the sights and sounds of history.”
Come enjoy the laid back, unique and relaxing atmosphere Albert Lea has to offer. Stay at the Holiday Inn Express for the Big Island Rendezvous and get a discount on your room and a percentage of your stay will go back to help support the education days at the Rendezvous. Contact the Holiday Inn Express of Albert Lea at 507-473-2300 or by email at [email protected] for more details.