"Welcome to Wadena, Minnesota! Whether you're here to visit or to stay we welcome you and are glad you're able to enjoy Wadena!"

Read more from our President

Wadena Events

Wadena-Deer Creek Schools

Visit the WDC Schools websitewdc schools

Visit us on Facebook

wdc schools


What's going on in Wadena?

Sidewalk Sales

Wadena Merchants Annual Sidewalk Sales

Date: Friday, August 1st

Time: 8:00 AM

Location: North and South business districts

Event Description: Shop early for great deals on everything from shoes to fishing gear!


relay for life

Relay for Life

Date: Friday, August 1st

3 PM - Children's Carnival- many different activi!ties
4:30 PM - Dinner
6:30 PM - Opening Ceremony
8:30 PM - Luminary Ceremony "Remember" (to remember & honor cancer victims, survivors & loved ones)

Location: Sunnybrook Park


pig & wing challenge

Pig & Wing Challenge

Date: Saturday, August 2nd

Time: 5:00 - 8:00 PM

Location: Wadena Elks Lodge

Event Description: Wadena Elk's Lodge 5th annual Pig & Wing Challenge pits the professionals against the amateurs. Come early for beverages and music.

Public welcome. Come taste some great BBQ and vote for your favorite.

business showcase


Enjoy relaxing in the fireside lobby at the AmericInn Lodges & Suites in Wadena. They have 42 rooms, a queen suite with a whirlpool and 6 two room suites with king bed. They have a hot home style breakfast, pool, hot tub, sauna and WIFI. AmericInn is located at 695 N. Jefferson St. and their number is 218-631-1580.

Visit their website at: www.americinn.com/Hotels/MN/Wadena

Merickel's Ace Hardware

Merickel's Ace Hardware

Merickel’s-Ace Hardware has a full line lumber yard and hardware section. They can help plan homes from your original idea to the finished project and have computerized drafting. They have a lawn and garden department and sell major appliances. There is a rental department equipped for contractors and for those that want to do it their self. They have a huge paint department with computerized color matching. Merickel’s is located at 630 Ash Ave. NW and their number is 218-631-3570. Visit their website at: www.merickellumber.com/

What Wadena has to offer...

Check out everything going on in Wadena...from our Art Deco Downtown with great shopping and many historic storefronts to our many acres of public parks and campground...from our Art Deco Memorial Auditorium to our community wide celebrations, you will always find something happening in the Wadena Community. Wadena is uniquely situated in central Minnesota to be your gateway to north country recreation. Make Wadena the starting point for your golf or biking trip, the course and trails are well maintained and conditions are great!

Get In Touch

Wadena Chamber of Commerce
5 Aldrich Ave. SE
Wadena, MN 56482
Phone: 218-632-7704
Toll Free: 877-631-7704
Email: info@wadenachamber.com