Have fun at one of the areas annual events!
Spring Grove – May
Spring Grove, Minnesota has been recognizing founding fathers and honoring our Norwegian-American heritage since 1973 with an annual city celebration. Since then, the celebration has seen many changes but continues to emphasize the pride in our Norwegian ancestry through the ageless traditions of art, dance, food, clothing and congregation.
Laura Ingalls Wilder Celebration
Burr Oak, Iowa – 4th Weekend in June
The annual Laura Days celebration begins Friday night with a 5K run. Saturday events include a parade, children’s pioneer games and activities in the park, craft demonstrations, food tent, entertainment, Little Miss Laura and Young Almanzo contests, greased pig contest, tours of the Masters Hotel, and more! An ecumenical church service is scheduled Sunday morning.
Decorah, Iowa – July
Scandinavian Fun for the Whole Family. Since 1967, over 1 1/2 million visitors from all over the world have attended the festival in Decorah, IA! Your whole family will enjoy delicious food, traditional crafts, a colorful parade, lively entertainment, sporting events and our Saturday night fireworks display.
Ye Olde Opera House Summer Musical
Spring Grove – July
Ye Olde Opera House presents a summer musical under the stars at the historic Ye Olde Gray Barn– a working horse barn, transformed into a stage, with unparalleled ambience. The four-night production truly captures the spirit of Spring Grove.
Mabel 50s & 60s Day
Classic Car Show
Mabel – August
Take a stroll down memory lane! Car show, live music, 5k/10k Run from the Sun, food stands, bean bag tournament, games and more.
Canton Day Off
Canton – August
For many years the highlight of the social life of Canton was its “Day Off”. Now it is celebrated every year, with a ‘Big One’ every five years. Enjoy entertainment, music, parade, contests and more.
Hesper-Mabel Steam Engine Days
Mabel – 2nd weekend in September
The oldest steam engine show in Minnesota. Parade of tractors and steam engines, old time demonstrations, amusements, entertainment and food! Great for the whole family.
Spring Grove – October
Celebrating Autumn in Spring Grove. Perhaps autumn is the most beautiful time of year to visit. Surrounded by nature’s bounty, enjoy the tranquility and pastoral views of this area, where our Norwegian ancestors settled so long ago. With an occasional sprinkle of the Norwegian language still overheard on the street, and celebration steeped in tradition, we’re sure you’ll find the city a delight to the senses any time of year!
Spring Grove Homecoming
Spring Grove – Every 10 Years
Every ten years, Spring Grove alumni and friends come together to catch up, have fun and spend time exploring and reconnecting with the community.