FiftyNorth offers a variety of travel opportunities including theater, concerts, river cruises, museums, professional sports events and so much more! 

The Travel Committee plans, schedules, and escorts all events. Trip attendees are transported by charter bus to many delightful, insightful and entertaining venues. Past adventures have found us visiting many of the Twin Cities’ museums or theaters, taking historical tours of unique cities, or attending a Twins or Saints game. Occasionally, an overnight travel adventure is planned. Scholarships are available to help defray the cost for our more expensive adventures.

You may sign up for any of these trips online with credit card payment, or come into the Center and fill out a registration form, attach payment and put into registration slot behind the Reception Desk.  To sign up online, click on the name of the trip.

If you have ideas for a trip adventure for the Travel Committee to consider, please contact Chris Ellison at 664-3707.

Northfield Breweries Tour

Thu, May 10 | 4:30 – 7pm

This is an opportunity for a fun experience touring our own hometown breweries: Imminent and Tanzenwald. Both breweries are new to Northfield, use locally grown products and whet our appetites with their excellent ‘brews and brats.’ No need to go on long trips when the best is right down the street. Beer samples, dinner, and transportation are included.

Fee: $17
Capacity: 30
Register by: Apr 26

St. Paul Saints vs Fargo Redhawks

Tuesday, June 12 | 5:00  – 11 pm

See the St Paul Saints play in their new stadium against the Fargo Redhawks. The Saints have a reputation for outlandish promotions and offer a new level of fun during the game. Pablo Pigasso, baseball’s only live pig mascot, is the only one of the hilarious characters appearing at the game. Join us for an evening of sport and fun!

Fee: $45
Capacity: 40
Register by: May 12

A Midsummer Night’s Dream – Shakespeare in Winona

Wednesday, July 11 | 11:00 am – 8:30 pm

A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a comedy that portrays the events surrounding the marriage of Theseus, the Duke of Athens, to Hippolyta, the former queen of the Amazons.

Capacity: 47
Cost: $95 for a single play, $175 for both plays
Register by: July 6

All’s Well That Ends Well – Shakespeare in Winona

In All’s Well That Ends Well, a woman is given in marriage to the man she longs for, but, because she is of lower rank, he refuses to accept the marriage. It becomes her challenge to win his acceptance.

Capacity: 47
Cost: $95 for a single play, $175 for both plays
Register by: July 13

Mystery Trip

Date: Thu, July 19-Saturday July 21 | 6:00 am – 7:45 pm
Cost:Fees for members: The cost is determined by the number of people per hotel room:
  • 1/room – total cost of trip $475.00
  • 2/room – total cost of trip $379.00
  • 3/room – total cost of trip $347.00
  • 4/room – total cost of trip $331.00
Capacity: 40
Register by: June 28

Once again the Travel Committee is taking fun-loving members on a mystery trip. This July the trip will be for 3 days and two nights to ??? No telling where Norma will take you! The costs below include bus, hotel, tickets for events, tours and all meals except 1 coffee break, 1 lunch, 1 dinner and drinks at meals. How daring and curious are you???

Circus Juventas

Sunday, August 5 | 11:30 am – 5:15 pm

Circus Juventas is the largest performing arts youth circus school in North America. The annual summer show has been a Twin Cities favorite. Featuring a select cast of their most advanced performers, this large-scale, professionally-produced show features an original, themed production that highlights the elaborate spectacles in the tradition of Cirque du Soleil.

This summer, join Circus Juventas for Steam, a trippy trip into the brilliant minds of H.G. Wells and  Jules Verne the fathers of sci-fi. Team up with a trio of adventurers, as they explore mysterious islands and magnificent creatures, hot air balloons and a mad scientist, plus 20,000 leagues under the sea highlighting the best of contemporary circus arts, with a strong blending of circus, dance, and theater.

There are hot dogs and snacks available at the circus.  No other meal is planned for this trip.

To see a short video of highlights from last year’s show go to:

Norðrsaga – 2017

Capacity: 20
Cost: $55
Register by: July 30

Stillwater Boat Trip and Trolley Tour

Wednesday, August 15 | 9:00am- 4:45 pm

Create lasting memories and experience the beauty of the scenic St. Croix River. The narrated river cruise includes a deli buffet of sliced meats and cheeses served with rolls, sandwich fixings, fresh fruit, seasonal salad and a warm entrée selection and a gourmet cookie assortment. After the cruise experience the charm and beauty of Stillwater on a trolley tour  that will take you on a historic journey of Stillwater evolution from a booming lumber town full of beautiful old Victorian Mansions to one of the prettiest little towns in America.

Capacity: 40
Cost: $75
Register by: August 6

Future Trips:

September 30: Germanfest Buffet Dinner and Festival

Other trips are in the planning stages. Look for them in upcoming newsletters. Suggestions are always welcome and can be left at the reception desk. Thank you

Save the Date!!

Plans are being made for this summer’s Great River Shakespeare Festival trips to Winona. Save the dates for the following two plays and be on the lookout for more details.
Wednesday, July 11, 2 pm performance of Midsummer Night’s Dream
Wednesday, July 18, 2 pm performance of All’s Well That Ends Well.

All Group Activites

Check out all of our group activities in our calendar


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