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This Weekend in Center City (7/31/17)

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To continue with informing you guys about the fabulous festivals in the towns of our Chisago Lakes Community, this weekend we are showcasing Center City. The same town that Summit Inn Bed and Breakfast is located in so if you’re a guest with them that weekend, you’re in for a blast!

Center City is definitely a very small town. Like a population of 641 (2015 Census) small so the festivities are few but don’t be fooled, town pride and community support will make the few things going on simply fabulous! Personally I like best that the entire main street and local businesses are located in a 5 acre parcel immediately off Hwy 8. Super easy to find!

From 6pm-8pm Friday night there is cash bingo at the fire hall which is also just a couple blocks from the Inn and after that Maiden Dixie is performing at the annual street dance! There is a $5.00 cover but that’s nothing compared to what you would have paid to see them anywhere else. Besides great music there are great, wholesome and down-to-earth folk that will be awesome to celebrate life with!


Maiden Dixie






Saturday there is a wide array of events in town including a triathlon, fishing contest, parade and pig roast (not in that order). Don’t forget about live music at Al’s Center Saloon and while you’re there pick up a burger, they are the best in the community! Sunday there will be ice cream, a car show and boat parade. To check out the entire schedule Click Here! We hope to see you there and as always, ask any of the Innkeepers at Summit Inn Bed and Breakfast for more information!

Culture in the Valley

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A little known fact about our area is that we have tons of music and arts. From theater to art galleries here is a list of things to think about checking out while you’re visiting Summit Inn Bed and Breakfast. Click on the pictures/logos for more information. A brief description of each location should help you navigate through. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask any of the Innkeepers at the Summit Inn Bed and Breakfast. We love to hear from you!

This winery not only offers free tastes but has a great venue for live music, arts and comedians! A great place to check out.

Festival Theatre’s mission is to make the arts welcoming to all people as an essential part of their well being and for the vitality of the community. It is also the artistic and social hub for professional theatre and the arts for the extended Central St. Croix Valley and an economic anchor for St. Croix Falls and the surrounding business community. Find out what is showing now!

An eclectic gallery located in Osceola just 10 Miles from the Summit Inn Bed and Breakfast.

St. Croix Valley Orchestra is a full chamber orchestra of about 40 volunteer musicians who come from the St Croix valley area, from Turtle Lake to Wyoming and from Grantsburg to Hugo.

A collection of artists in our area including art tours and classes!

Unexpected Company is a community choir that puts on quite a show. Certainly worth your time to catch a concert.

The Wyoming Area Creative Arts Community (WACAC) is an alliance of Artists, Musicians, Performers, Photographers, and Writers with their own location in Wyoming MN!

Find collections of original fine art, fine art crafts, and unique gifts reflecting who we are here in the North. Especially our Swedish Heritage which we are very proud of!


Franconia Sculpture Park is a nonprofit arts organization operating a 43-acre outdoor sculpture park, active artist residency, and community arts programming. All exhibits are interactive and LOTS of fun!

July 12th-16th ~ 2017 Karl Oskar Days

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If you’re a guest at the Summit Inn Bed and Breakfast anytime between July 12th-16th we have a special treat for you! Lindstrom, the largest city of the Chisago Lakes community, is having their city festival. Karl Oskar Days has been a tradition for 55 years. Each year as unique as the last, it is a phenomenal chance to experience the warmth of our bedroom community. Celebrating again our Swedish heritage and the 4 book series “The Emigrants” inspired by our scenic and Scandinavian-like landscape when Vilhelm Moberg visited in 1948.

Karl Oskar is a fictional character but Lindstrom has made him and his wife Kristina real. Starting Wednesday July 12th, our annual Snuff Box hunt begins. Yes, I said Snuff Box. Personally I have never found it so I have no clue what it looks like but it could possibly be an empty box that once held snuff hidden within the Lindstrom City limits. When I was a kid, it was said it was golden and that’s how you know you have the right one. Haha! Who knows?!?! Each day a new clue is posted at 4 local businesses until the box is found. Here is a link to more details: Snuff Box Hunt.

In addition to the Snuff Box hunt there are a lot of other fabulous events and activities planned by our Chamber of Commerce and City of Lindstrom. I won’t try to mention everything but I assure you from Cribbage Tournaments to Auto Shows, Craft Fairs to an inflatable park, there will be something for you to not only participate in but thoroughly enjoy!!! Did I mention the parade and fireworks?!?! The full schedule is here: Karl Oskar Days 2017. They also have a very informative Facebook Page.

If you’re not from around the area and need help with where downtown, the Lion’s Park, the Beach Park or other celebration locations are, feel free to ask any of the Innkeepers at Summit Inn Bed and Breakfast. We will be happy to point you in the right direction!