Whether you prefer an active outing outdoors, or a relaxing evening in, Northfield has something for every interest. From hundreds of acres of parks to golf courses and trails to visual and performing arts, there is always something going on. Explore this section for all the details and then check out our calendar of events to see what catches your interest.


Arts, Culture and Entertainment

Northfield offers a number of museums, galleries and theaters for your cultural enjoyment. Check the calendar of events for more information about everything going on in Northfield.



Track Jesse James along the Outlaw Trail, tour our many historic sites, expand your mind at one of our prestigious colleges or just spend a relaxing afternoon picking apples and berries. There’s so much to see and do in Northfield that you may come for the weekend and want to stay the whole week.


Calendar of Events

Who’s rocking the Rueb this weekend? What’s showing at the Arts Guild? Is Carleton screening any movies tonight? Visit our calendar of events to get the scoop on what’s going on all over town, or check our weekly updates to zero in on what’s happening this weekend!


Festivals and Special Events

From Crazy Daze to Defeat of Jesse James to Winter Walk, Northfield features community-wide special events throughout all seasons.


Parks and Recreation

Pack a bag, throw in the racket, tie down the bike, head to Northfield, and get ready for some action! No reason to sit still in Northfield with so many recreational activities that appeal to sports nuts, weekend athletes, and nature lovers alike.


See for Yourself

Want to get a better picture of the Northfield community? Check out this series of videos produced by our Economic Development Authority a few years ago. They still do a pretty good job of showing off a few of our fine facets!