The MayFly and June Bug Music Festivals take place the last weekend of May and June respectively. Two days of outdoor (weather permitting) musical performances Friday and Saturday night at the British-style pub, the Contented Cow, in downtown Northfield, overlooking the Cannon River.
May – Two days of WWII themed battles, re-enactments of homefront life, field hospital demonstrations, educational lectures, military and artillery displays, and swap meet. Fun for the whole family!
Memorial Day Weekend – Swap meet and flea market, tractor pull, consignment auction and food vendors. Located on the Dundas Showgrounds just 3 miles south of Northfield on Hwy 3.
Saturdays, June-October, 9am-1pm – This one-of-a-kind open air market has something for everyone, including the area’s best artwork, fine crafts, food artisans, fresh flowers and produce picked from local farms. Each Saturday offers a different blend of musical entertainment and kid’s activities.
First Friday of Every Month (excluding September) – First Friday Art Nights are a popular celebration in many communities–from Phoenix to Boston to Kansas City. We’re bringing this monthly art experience to Downtown Northfield, beginning June 1, 2018! The fun will continue throughout the year on the first Friday of each month. As you stroll through our historic downtown, you’ll encounter art of all kinds–everything from live bluegrass music at Hogan Brothers Hot Hoagies to visual art exhibits at the Historical Society to dance performances in the Northfield Dance Academy (NDA) studio and poetry readings at Imminent Brewing. Mark your calendar now for this FREE event!
June – The ceramic artists of the Northfield area invite you to join us Father’s Day weekend for our annual Cannon River Clay Tour. Hosted by 10 local clay artists from around the country, this self-guided studio tour and sale will include a wide range of ceramic work. Meet the artists, see where they work and enjoy our hospitality. The four stops on the tour all surround beautiful Northfield.
June- Enjoy Downtown Northfield one bite at a time! Participating venues include The Contented Cow, Imminent Brewing, Tanzenwald Brewing Company, Chapati, Froggy Bottoms River Pub & Lily PADio, The Hideaway Coffeehouse and Wine Bar, Hogan Brothers Hot Hoagies, Just Food Co-op, Mandarin Garden Restaurant, Northfield Olive Oils and Vinegars, and Quality Bakery and Coffee Shop. Advance tickets available at the Northfield Business and Tourism Center (19 Bridge Square) starting June 18 or on Bridge Square during the event. Tickets are $1 each and each food/drink item will be priced by number of tickets (ex: 7 oz beer at the Cow=3 tickets). Save the date and come join in the food crawl fun!
Join us for a hometown celebration that includes a Flea Market in Ames Park, Vintage Baseball Game and of course Fireworks!
August – The Vintage Band Festival provides eclectic brass music played by bands all over the world. Audiences of all ages will enjoy this festival at Bridge Square in downtown Northfield.
Along the banks of the Cannon River, lies charming Northfield, Minnesota. See for yourself why Northfield was included on CountryLiving.com’s “50 Most Beautiful Small Towns in America” list and named “Best Place To Retire” by Money Magazine!