The annual Nature Valley Bicycle Festival is coming back to Cannon Falls on Thursday, June 14th, 2012. This annual event uses the Cannon Valley Bike Trail that starts in Cannon Falls and goes to Red Wing, MN. This is a great even to come see with the kids and family.

In addition, this year we will be helping raise funds for Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota the new beneficiary for the 2012 event. Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota is the first hospice and respite care home in Minnesota exclusively for children.

Along with helping to raise money for this worthy cause, this event is also great publicity for our community and a great way to let people know what a great place Cannon Falls is to shop in, to bike in, to visit and to live in! It is also a great opportunity to promote the Cannon Valley Trail. Do you know that Cannon Falls receives over $50,000 worth of media and marketing publicity by hosting this event? Check out the website at , click on “Grand Prix” and follow the links to see the great publicity that is printed about Cannon Falls!

Planning is now underway to make this year’s race, expo area, kids race and other activities bigger and better. There will be live music, concessions and other booths in the Cannon Falls expo area located on Mill Street in front of the library plus Nature Valley will be once again hosting a neighborhood picnic at the Eastside Park as a way to say thank you to those folks living along the in-town circuit. The Cannon Falls Community Band will be performing at the Neighborhood Picnic. This is your opportunity to see world-class professional athletes in action and help a worthy cause at the same time.

They are looking for helpers so make a day of it and help a great cause and help promote biking in MN.

Now a family tradition here in Cannon Falls, the annual
Children’s Easter Hunt will be held on Saturday, APRIL
7 at 10 a.m. The Easter Bunny has assured us that he/she
will be hopping in to give us a hand!
Children aged 10 and under are invited to come to the parking lot of the Cannon
Falls Library to get a number that matches a number on a bag of Easter candy at
one of the participating businesses. They are also asked to bring a donation of
food or cash for the Cannon Falls Food Shelf. This event was created as a vehicle
to promote local businesses. Children and their parents go from business to
business in search of the matching number.
Here’s what you need to know to participate in this promotion:
Candy bags will be assembled on Thursday, April 5 at 8 a.m. at the CANNON
numbered and labeled with the business name on them. The day of the event you
either need to set the bags in a window so people can see the numbers OR post the
numbers on your door, so participants know which bags you have. All
participating businesses are asked to send a representative to help fill the baskets.
Remember the old adage…“Many hands make light the work”.
There is no cost to you to participate. Any Chamber member business that is open
on Saturdays is invited to take part in this promotion.
If you would like to be a part of this event, please call or email the
Chamber office BY FRIDAY, MARCH 30TH. Questions??? Call
the Chamber at 263-2289 or email:

The The Cactus Blossoms are coming to Cannon Falls. this is a must see concert in the new auditorium. See more below.

You have to drive no further than Cannon Falls to enjoy world-class entertainment! The Cactus Blossoms, one of the metro area’s top Country & Western bands will be performing a benefit concert in the Cannon Falls High School Auditorium, on Saturday, March 31 at 7 p.m. The concert also includes a special guest appearance by The Dovetailers.


The Cactus Blossoms recorded their debut CD locally, at the LittleBig Studio co-owned by Brent Sigmeth and Jeff McCusker. It is that local connection that has given us the opportunity to hear this group perform. The success of this concert will likely open the door to more and more events of this caliber to be held at the auditorium. Our new auditorium at the Cannon Falls High School provides the perfect venue for events like this.


Proceeds from this event will go toward the installation of new lighting for the auditorium as well as maintenance. Advanced tickets are available online at Enter promo code: Cactus for $5 off ticket price. Tickets also available at the door for $20.


This is a great way for you to enjoy a great concert and support the use of the new auditorium as well.