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 

AUTUMN IS HERE!
Alma, Wisconsin is beautiful in Autumn with events throughout town and our shops sponsoring shopping weekends in preparation for holiday gift giving.  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 summer as you step into history.

Weekends are always a treat with our shops, restaurants and local activities open and ready for you to visit.   

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

CHRISTMAS IN ALMA
Weekends in November & December
Open Houses, Holiday Events & Lots of Shopping Specials
Location:  Shops on Main Street, Alma, Wisconsin
Sponsor:  Alma Area Chamber of Commerce
Nov 9th-10th Open Houses:  Water Lily Gifts, Art & Soul Gallery
Nov 16th-17th Open Houses:  Alma Blooms Florist
December 1st Open Houses:  Urban Shanty, Burlington Hotel & Quilt Shop
December 8th Open Houses:  Etta's Place, Spasha Salon

FALL VENDOR BENDER EXTRAVAGANZA
November 17th, 10am-4pm
Location & Sponsor: Danzinger Vineyard

ECUMENICAL THANKSGIVING EVE CELEBRATION
November 21st, 7pm
Location:  St John Lutheran Church
Sponsors:  Alma United Methodist Church, St Paul & St Luke Church, St John Lutheran Church, St Lawrence Catholic Church 

SHOP SMALL | Small Business Saturday
November 24th
Location:  Main Street, Alma Wisconsin
Sponsor:  Alma Area Chamber of Commerce

HOLIDAY DINNER POTLUCK
November 27th, 5:30pm
Location:  Burlington Hotel & Quilt Shop
Sponsor:  Alma Historical Society

HOLIDAY BAZAAR & LUNCHEON
December 1st, 10:30am-1pm
Location & Sponsor: St John Lutheran Church

CHRISTMAS HOUSE WALK
December 1st, 3pm-7pm
Starting Point: Castlerock Museum
Stop #1: Blue Door Inn, Home of Kathy Goodman
Stop #2: Home of Val & Bruce Gilfillan
Stop #3: Rutting Ridge Outfitters
Sponsor:  Alma Area Chamber of Commerce

ECUMENICAL CHRISTMAS TEA
December 2nd, 1pm
Location:  St Paul & St Luke United Church of Christ
Sponsors:
River Valley United Methodist Church, Alma
St John's Luthern Church, Alma
St Lawrence Catholic Church, Alma
St Paul & St Luke United Church of Christ, Alma

BIG RIVER RADIO WAVE CHRISTMAS SHOW TAPING
December 2nd, Tapings at 5pm & 7pm
Location:  Big River Theatre
Sponsors:  Big River Radio Wave & Wisconsin Public Radio

LIGHTS IN OUR LIVES COMMEMORATION PROGRAM
December 2nd, 5pm
Location:  Pocket Garden at Orange Street & Main
Sponsor:  Enhance Alma

LIGHTING OF THE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE
December 2nd, 5pm
Location:  Pocket Garden at Orange Street & Main
Sponsor:  Enhance Alma

CHRISTMAS COOKIE WALK
December 8th, 9am-10:30am
Location & Sponsor:  St Lawrence Catholic Church

THE SEEGER BOYS BLUEGRASS HOLIDAY
December 8th, 7pm-8:30pm
Location & Sponsor:  Big River Theatre

CHAMBER CHRISTMAS POTLUCK
Gathering With Members & Potential Members
December 12th, 5:30pm
Location:  Wings Over Alma Visitor Center
Sponsor:  Alma Area Chamber Of Commerce


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

  
  
  
  
  
  

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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 shopping venues are listed below.   Shops are usually open for an extended weekend (Thursday-Sunday).  Please note that not all shops are open every day except for those noted below.   More Shopping Info with hours.

3G Gallery

Alma Blooms (open daily)

Alma General Store

Alma Leather

Art & Soul Gallery & Gift Shop

Badland Weaving *

Bluebird

Burlington Hotel Quilt Shop

The Commercial Gallery

Danzinger Vineyard & Winery *

Etta's Place

Gypsy Wagon Collectibles

Junk Market

Lone Pine Antiques *

Mississippi River Pearl Jewelry Co

Shanty On Main

Siam Traditions

Stump Town Gallery

Touched By Grace

Water Lily Gifts (open daily)

Weaving Studio

Whole Heart

Wings Over Alma Gift Shop (open daily)


            * 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 Daily, 11am-5pm
Closed January-March (may open early)
More Info:  www.danzingervineyard.com
  
  
  
WE LOVE AUTUMN in Alma, Wisconsin!   You'll find great views, you can hike up Buena Vista Trail.  Enjoy the changing seasons.  Watch the annual fall migration of birds and waterfowl along the Mississippi Flyway.  Sip a glass of wine at Danzinger Vineyards.  Watch the final river traffic of the season lock through Lock & Dam #4.  Photo ops abound!  Enjoy Alma's National Historic District amidst the beauty of the season!
FOOD & BEVERAGE
Burgers & a beer?  Friday Fish Fry.  Cafe Specials.  Pizza and more.  Check out Alma's dining and beverage options.  Eateries listed below.  

ALFRESCO PIZZERIA
ALMA HOTEL
BURLINGTON HOTEL WINE BAR
DAM VIEW BAR & GRILL
HENDERSON'S SILVER MOON
PIER 4 CAFE & SMOKEHOUSE
RED RAM SALOON
TALK OF THE TOWN
TELL BAR & GRILL

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

ALMA HOME STYLE LODGING
ALMA TOWNHOUSE
BLUE DOOR INN
BURLINGTON HOTEL
THE COTTAGE
FELICE PATRA INN
HILLCREST MOTEL & LODGING
HOTEL DE'VILLE
THE MANOR
MORNING MIST VILLA
REIDT'S MOTEL & CABINS
RIVERVIEW INN
THE TRITSCH HOUSE
  
AUTUMN ACTIVITIES
BIRD WATCHING is great in Alma, Wisconsin.   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 is 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.