A Thriving Arts Community with a Proud Heritage: One of Midwest Livings “Best Small Town Getaways”
The Village is a thriving, vibrant destination brimming with charming shops, world class local and regional fine art, a quaint museum, delectable food, exciting theatre and music and premier accommodations. Not only is Stockholm one of Midwest Livings “Best of” it is also ranked as one of the top 5 “Shopping Hotspots” in the State of Wisconsin.
Stockholm is home to many unique events each year – Swedish Midsommer Festival, the annual Stockholm Art Fair (35+years!), numerous art tours, and A Stockholm Country Christmas.
Stockholm was founded in 1851 by Swedish immigrant farmers. Many historic buildings in the village exist from days when Stockholm was a commercial hub for farmers, fishing and clamming. Ice, cut from the lake, was shipped all over the country. During the 1970’s many artists, drawn to the area by the region’s stunning beauty, began to revive the old storefronts and homes. Today, Stockholm residents are proud of their heritage and the village’s reputation, rooted in its quaint charm, enhanced by its vibrant arts community and the exceptional beauty that surrounds the Village. Visitors are drawn to the natural beauty of the Lake Pepin area, which, according to William Cullen Bryant, “ought to be visited in the summer by every poet and painter in America.”
Visit to the shores of Lake Pepin at the beautiful Village Park. Walk down the 700 foot pier to the Mississippi River. Visit the enchanted Maiden Rock Bluff Natural Area, the site of a legendary Dakota maiden’s leap to avoid a forced marriage. The bluff and two hundred acres, preserved in 2004, providing access to unique Mississippi River Valley habitat and some of the most stunning views on the Great River.
We encourage you to visit the historic and beautiful Village of Stockholm on the Mississippi, the perfect escape from the ordinary and an enchanting slice of life as it used to be.
• Take in a performance at The WideSpot Performing Arts Center in the historic Stockholm Opera Hall
• Take one of the famous Blue Bikes of Stockholm for a ride!
• Enjoy delectable local Wisconsin breads, cheese, wine, pie, scones and pastries in our unique bakeries and shops
• Rest well in our world class guest houses, B&Bs & inns
• Discover stunning local and regional art in our many charming galleries
• Explore the river on our 700 foot stone pier
• Join us for a traditional Swedish Midsommer Fest, June 25th
• 38th Annual Stockholm Art Fair – over a 100 juried artisans, July 16th
• Flyway Film Festival at the WideSpot Performing Arts Center Oct 20th – 23rd
• Hike the legendary Maiden Rock Bluff Nature Area
• Visit The Stockholm Institute Historical Museum