Festivals & Special Events
From Crazy Daze to Defeat of Jesse James to Winter Walk, Northfield features activities and events for every season. See more at our full Calendar of Events!
MayFly/JuneBug and DylanFest
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. The Cow’s DylanFest occurs annually in May, on or near the birthday of Bob Dylan (May 24). contentedcow.com
Rice County Steam and Gas Engine, Inc. Semi-Annual Show
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. ricecountysteamand gas.com
Defeat of Jesse James Days
The Defeat of Jesse James Days is held the weekend after Labor Day and is among the largest outdoor celebrations in Minnesota! Join us and experience the bank raid re-enactments, PRCA Rodeo, horseshoe hunt, craft vendors, car show, food and so much more! www.djjd.org
Experience downtown Northfield by candlelight! Stroll through unique shops, dine at fine restaurants, and enjoy caroling, horse-drawn wagon rides, storytelling, luminaries, decorated storefronts and much, much more!
Winter Walk Information
Each July you won’t want to miss this crazy shopping spree and the fantastic bargains provided by local retailers!
Crazy Daze Information
Vintage Band Festival
4 Days, 31 Bands, 100 Concerts
The Vintage Band Festival is an exciting 4-day international music eventcelebrating the music and the instruments of past eras.The performances take place in many outdoor locations all around Northfield. In case of inclement weather, alternate indoor sites will be announced. Festival events are presented free of charge. www.vintagebandfestival.org