Explore the Scenic St. Croix Valley
The Scenic St. Croix River Valley invites you to escape from the world for a while – explore the hiking trails, go fishing or boating, head to the beach… visit historic river towns - explore the galleries, shops and enjoy fine dining, theater and music. In the St. Croix Valley you will find those wonderful secret places that provide a lifetime of memories.
The St. Croix River Valley is just 30 minutes from downtown St. Paul and 45 minutes from downtown Minneapolis. Once you’ve been here, we know we’ll have the pleasure of seeing you again. The St. Croix Valley is a destination you will never forget. Enjoy!
Set on the banks of the St. Croix River, Hudson invites you to enjoy the amentities of a quaint river town, built on rich history, and is often thought of as the Western Gateway to Wisconsin. Among the fastest growing areas in the state, Hudson has managed to grow and develop while maintaining its historic charm and panoramic beauty.
Featuring 22 regional artists , from down to dusk, who will each create three paintings in three days! En Plein Air is a French expression which means " in the open air" and is used to describe the act of painting outdoors. You will see artists busily working throughout the community capturing the natural beauty of Hudson.
August 14-16 - Enjoy a visit, chat and learn from the artists about their technique and process...maybe even give them some hints regarding where to paint in Hudson's beautiful community.
August 17 - The paintings will be hung in the SEASONS On ST. CROIX Gallery. Join us to celebrate the artiss and their work at the Opening Reception/Awards Ceremony from 6:30 - 8:30pm. The evening will be filled with tasty food, refreshments, music and artful conversation. You will even have an opportunity to vote for the "People's Choice Award".
This year's judge is well-known artist and teacher - Derek Davis.
Exhibition runs through August 30th.
St. Croix Valley Featured Events
August 7-9 –Almelund, MN. - Almelund Threshing show
Travel back in time for some old fashined fun tractor-pulls, flea market, antiques, and great music! www.almelundthreshingco.org.
For more information please call 715-948-2533. www.villageturtlelake.com
August 14-16 - North Hudson, WI - Pepper Festival
The Little Village Celebration with The Big Italian Flavor - Bring your family and friends to this great gamily event, featuring delicious Italian food, a carnival, queen coronations, talent shows and much, much more! www.pepperfest.org , 715-386-0797.
August 14-18 - Somerset, WI - Summer Set Music & Camping Festival - www.somersetamphitheater.com
August - 15 - Scandia, MN - Gammelgarden Museum's 25th Annual Spelmanstamma - THE Fiddle Fest! www.gammelgardenmuseum.org
August 15-16 - Chisago City, MN - Winehaven Winery's Rhubarb Frenzy
Be the first to sample the new batches of Rhubarb and Strawberry wine. Hourly tours and lunch at the vineyard. www.winehaven.com
August 20 - Afton, MN - Ulitmate Girl's Night Out - Stroll the twon and take advantage of discounts, demos and free gifts. www.aftonareamn.com
August 20-23 - Chisago City, MN - Ki Chi Saga Days 2015 - Community celebration featuring family fun, music, parade, world market, and Frankie's famour fishing tournament. www.ci.chisago.mn.us, 651-257-5464
August 20-23 - Somerset, WI - Iron Cow Girl Competition -
Iron Cowgirl is a high-energy competition that will test competitio's strength, athleticism, courage and skills as a horsewoman. This event promises thrilling competition and fun activities for spectators! www.ironcowgirlevent.com
August 22 - New Richmond, WI - Corn Fest 2015 - Come to New Richmond and enhoy a FREE Family Fun Event with live music. FREE corn on the cob and root beer, kid's games, a 5K/10K race and 1 mile youth run. Additional concessions for sale and some activities may have a small fee. www.newrichmondchamber.com, 715-246-2900.