Wind Down Wednesday in Albert Lea to have delayed start due to weather

(ABC 6 News) – UPDATE 7/12/2023: Wind Down Wednesday in Albert Lea is go after being delayed due to rain.

The festival will now start at 2:00 p.m. The event normally has an 11:00 a.m. start time, but rain in the area pushed back the start time.

The entertainment schedule was tightened up a bit, however there will be no Spongebob visit as previously scheduled. All other activities are a go.

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(ABC 6 News) – The Albert Lea Convention and Visitors Bureau announced that the Wind Down Wednesday market and festival for July 12 will have a delayed start due to weather.

The event is normally from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., however with rain in the forecast into the afternoon, the status of the event is currently in a holding position with a decision to come later in the morning about having the festival in the afternoon and evening.

Wind Down Wednesday is a summer market and music festival that happens over the course of three Wednesday’s during the summer. The next one is planned for August 9.

The festival includes over 25 food and artisan vendors. There are bands, singers, dancers, and poets performing. A kids zone is also setup which includes face painting, bounce house, train rides, yard games and more.