Wanna Gammeldag?

Are you interested in the arts?  Peterson celebrates the arts from June to December.  Each event is family friendly and allows you to interact with the artists and their creativity.


Gammel Dag - A Scandinavian Midsummer Celebration

The Saturday after Father’s Day is Peterson’s chance to share the traditions of the city founders! Norwegian families of the mid-1800’s maintained their love of the culture from the “old country.” Those traditions - lovely foods and folk art are again popular all over this region - so let us share what we have researched and will present for you to enjoy during the longest day of the year - midsummer!


Summer Music Series - The Arts Blossom in Peterson

Five Sundays at 5:00 pm join us at our restored bandstand for a variety of musical groups.  Stretching from early July to early August these groups are each lively so kick your feet up and enjoy the end of  busy summer weekends. Bring your lawn chairs. Picnic dinners will be available.


Taste of the Trail

The first Saturday after Labor Day is early fall weather so a perfect opportunity for Peterson to share the abundance of our region.  Surrounded by farms and forests and bluffs and river, we are blessed. Join us for a few hours to let us give you a “taste” of our lovely town.


Christmas in Peterson

On the second Saturday in December, the little town of Peterson celebrates Christmas fever by embracing its cultural traditions and welcoming guests with spontaneous cheerful atmosphere, full of caroling, surprise Santa visits, hayrides, hot beverages, delicious meals, oyster stew, crafts, Scandinavian treats, and gifts for all ages.