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There's Nothing Like Springtime in Stockholm

We're kicking off spring in Stockholm this weekend and we would love for you to join us.

There may still be ice on Lake Pepin, but spring is coming; we can feel it. The signs are all around us. The snowbanks are disappearing, the birds are singing, the eagles are nesting, the robins are regulars once again, and the crocus are just starting to peek out, as if to check in on weather conditions.

And the crocus aren’t the only ones... our little village is coming alive with merchants and visitors. We’ve been working hard all week, cleaning the winter off our storefronts and stocking newly arrived goods in our stores, not to mention filling our event calendar with unique, fun and interesting events and activities we think you’re really going to enjoy.

And, if you can make it for a visit this weekend, you're in luck!

This Saturday, March 15, at 4:00pm, the entire village will be taking part in the Annual Gelly’s Pub St. Patty’s Day parade. Most visitors, and many locals, don’t realize how far back this tradition goes. The parade was a regular and well-attended event for many, many years (except a few dark ones when it didn’t take place; no one can remember quite why). Thankfully Gelly’s picked up the torch and is keeping the tradition alive.

A caravan of wagons, floats, decorated cars, farm machinery, fire engines, and street performers. We'll be going around the block twice! Wear your green and join us for the festivities. Gelly’s is offering Irish food all afternoon, and Garrigan’s Quarrel and Midlife Cryslers will be preforming.

Several other village businesses will be having special events and promotions, too. Our newest lodging establishment, Historic Stockholm Hotel, will open to the public for self-guided tours from 10-5pm to celebrate their opening. The proprietors have been working hard on renovations and will be accepting guests beginning on April 1, 2014. This will be a wonderful opportunity to meet them, tour the rooms and see the accommodations and amenities.

Sandy's Clothing and Art, Stockholm's swanky fashion and art boutique, kicks off the season with expanded hours, new merchandise, and a special spring promotion for Saturday only. In celebration of Stockholm's Irish weekend, they will be offering 10-40% off purchases; pick your clover to reveal your discount!

We hope you can come for a visit sometime soon (maybe even this weekend). There's nothing like springtime in Stockholm.