The sights, sounds and excitement of Downtown Northfield, Minnesota create a truly unique experience for everyone. The central heart of our community is a gathering spot for visitors and residents of all ages, where good things--from shopping and scenery to coffee shops and conversation--are waiting to be discovered. Here you'll enjoy a taste of quintessential small town life: a walkable downtown district with 65 designated historic buildings, the wild and scenic Cannon River flanked by shops and businesses of all kinds, and public amenities like the Northfield Carnegie Library and WPA-era United States Post Office. Downtown Northfield is a picturesque Minnesota river town, blending 19th century architectural charm with a thriving economy. Discover a swirl of arts and cultural events, an eclectic mix of locally-owned retail shops, a unique collection of dining options, plus year-round recreational activities. There's always something happening downtown! Stroll through Riverside Market Fair in Bridge Square on warm summer Saturdays, listen to live music at one of our pubs or join one of several weekly bicycle rides that begin and end downtown. Participate in annual festivals like Defeat of Jesse James Days, Winter Walk, Girls Nite Out, Crazy Daze and Vintage Band Festival. Witness our vibrant future with the 2017 openings of new downtown breweries and restaurants. You belong in Downtown Northfield. There's a sense of connection here that you won't find anywhere else. Our friendly community members support one another, welcome newcomers and take pride in preserving the rare jewel that is Downtown Northfield. After all, this is the town that defeated Frank and Jesse James back in 1876! We love Downtown Northfield and we know you will too. Explore Downtown Northfield with us!