In 2019, all of these events, and many more are part of the Northfield Year of Water. For more information and to see the complete calendar of all the events that are part of the Northfield Year of Water, click here.

If you have any questions about this page or you can’t find an event you’re looking for, contact CRWP Community Engagement Coordinator Kevin Strauss at 507-786-3913 or at

June, 2019

We Are Water Museum Exhibit

June 20-July 28

Tuesday Friday: noon to 6pm

Saturday: 11am to 3pm

Perlman Teaching Museum, Braucher Gallery, Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton College

Interactive, family-friendly exhibit that celebrates about how important clean water is in Minnesota for fishing, swimming, drinking, canoeing and boating. Learn about the health or area rivers and lakes and what we can do to help clean up and protect our rivers, lakes, and drinking water.

Grand Opening: We Are Water Museum Exhibit

June 29, 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Northfield Arts Guild & Perlman Teaching Museum, Braucher Gallery

Weitz Center for Creativity, Carleton College

Music, art walk from The Guild to the Weitz Center, presentation by MN State Agency staff, local officials, Water Bar, family-friendly water activities.

Nibi Walk Orientation Training
June 30, 1:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. 

Weitz Center for Creativity at Carleton College, 320–3rd St., Northfield, MN

Learn how to participate in the Nibi Walk program of the Indigenous People’s Task Force, led by Sharon Day. She will lead us in a Nibi walk: an Indigenous-led, extended ceremony to pray for the water July 12-15.

To learn more and register,

August, 2019

Fishing the Cannon River

August 25, 1:00-3:00 pm

Ames Park, (Corner of County 3 and Highway 19 Boulevard, Downtown Northfield)

Fishing the Cannon River is a great way to get outdoors, relax, and have some fun on the Cannon River. .At “Fishing the Cannon River,” youth age 8-15 will have a chance to learn how to bait a hook, cast a line, and catch a fish! Youth registered by Sunday, August 18 will also receive their own free fishing pole, tackle box, and fishing gear. A limited number of fishing poles and tackle boxes will be available to those who do not register for this event. Participating families will also learn about Minnesota fishing rules, and health guidelines for eating Cannon River Fish.

To Register Click Here.