Crazy Days 2021

August 6-8

CRAZY DAYS: Bringing a Beloved Tradition Back to Nokomis East, August 6-8

The Nokomis East community is lucky to be home to so many businesses, both storefront and home-based. Some are new additions who have recently opened their doors, but others have called the neighborhood home for decades. Thanks to those businesses with the deepest roots in the community, we learned about a much-loved tradition from the past: Crazy Days.

You may be familiar with the annual Nokomis Shoe Shop Sidewalk Sale, which happens every year over the first weekend in August. However, 30 plus years ago, businesses all along 34th Ave used to hold festivities at the same time. The goal? Drawing people into the neighborhood for a Crazy Days event to celebrate the vibrant nature of Nokomis East. 

Nokomis Shoe Shop has continued the Crazy Days legacy every year with their annual sidewalk sale. But, this August, businesses all over Nokomis East will be joining them for the first time in 30 years to revive this beloved tradition..

Contact to learn more about NEBA and our Crazy Days event. We look forward to seeing you August 6-8!

Schedule of Events

Friday, August 6th

NEBA Outdoor Concert Series provided by Nokomis Tattoo, Nokomis Surplus and MKT Law Building. Located in the back parking lot.

Saturday, August 7th

ALL DAY SATURDAY Oxendale’s , Casa Maria, and McDonald’s Liquor & Wine - Parking Lot Parties featuring artists, home-based businesses, community groups, churches, and much more. *ADA bathrooms available at the Nokomis Library EVENTS AT SPECIFIC TIMES 8-9am - PaddleSculpt - Strong & Calm free full body circuit & yoga (all levels welcome) 9-10am - PaddleSculpt - Row Sculpt free rowing circuit workout (all levels welcome) 10-11:30am - The Workshop hosts A Great Pottery Throwdown 11am-1pm - Agrarian Seed and Garden - Learn about herbalism, farming, and mushroom growing from our wonderful local producers! Organic produce for sale. Complimentary Well Rooted iced tea! 11am-2pm - Tipsy Steer - Local Sassy Brew Food - Drink Specials and Crawfish/ Shrimp Boil (while supplies last). 11am-8pm - Grande Sunrise food & drink specials, inflatables, bouncy house & raffle 12-2pm - The Workshop - Live Outdoor Screen Printing. T-shirts and Bags proceeds fund our BIPOC makers class “Carving Space” 12-3pm - Town Hall Lanes Wine Tasting, Raffle, and beer pours at McDonald's Liquor (cost and details at Nokomis.Rocks). 12-3pm - Nokomis East Neighborhood Association at Casa Maria’s 1-4pm - Nokomis Tattoo Dog Rescue Event 1-5pm - Bull's Horn - Parking Lot Party and Fish Fry. DJ, games, and Venn Brewing “Crazy Days” beer collaboration.

Sunday, August 8th

1-5pm - Sandcastle live music and 4-5 tables of vendors 4pm - Linda Simon of Fit to Live will provide a yoga class at Sandcastle 6pm - Crazy Days Closing Concert provided by Sandcastle

All Weekend, August 6th-8th

Nokomis Hardware - Nokomis East Temporary Tattoos Nokomis Shoes - Yearly Sidewalk Sale Nokomis Surplus - 3 Day Sale Mel-O-Glaze Bakery - Free Donut Hole Agrarian Seed and Garden - 20% off all plants Berry Sweet Kitchen - Find all of your breakfast favorites, including the best French toast in the city!


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While the Nokomis East neighborhood of South Minneapolis is made up of four primary communities (Keewaydin, Minnehaha, Morris Park and Wenonah), we encourage other Nokomis area businesses (outside of the quadrant) to participate in NEBA.