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!
Plan to start your Spring with a visit to the beautiful St. Croix River Valley.
From the beginning of April through the beginning of June the Valley comes alive with an abundance of wildflowers, song birds and celebrations.
Relax and refresh after the long winter, breathe in the spring air and enjoy spectacular scenery as you explore the towns and villages that border the River in both Minnesota and Wisconsin.
There is so much to do - from local festivals, spring concerts, winery tours, girlfriend get-aways and fishing trips for the guys.
If you love nature you will love this time of year in the St. Croix River Valley. Come explore the spectacular colors and aromas of Spring.
For a full list of events click on the events tab.
Amery, WI - April 2 -3 - Maplefest at Glenna Farms polkcountytourism.com, (800) 310-5050.
River Falls, WI - April 8 - 10 - Roots and Blue Grass Music Festival www.riverfallsbluegrass.com (715) 425-2533
Afton, MN - April 15 - April Wine Dinner www.aftonhouseinn.com (651) 436-8883.
Hastings, MN - April 23 - Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center Bird Festival www.carpenternaturecenter.org. (651) 437-4359.
Woodville, WI - May 13-15 - Syttende Mai Celebration www.baldwin-woodvillechamber.org
Afton, MN - May 5 - Cinco de Mayo Cruise www.stcroixrivercruises.com (651) 436-8883
River Falls, WI - May 7 International Migratory Bird Day Festival www.scvbirdclub.com
Hastings, MN - May 7 Mother's Day Tea LeDuc Historic Estate www.leduchistoricestate.org (651)438-8480
Polk County, WI - May 7-8 Earth Arts Spring Tour www.festivaltheatre.org (715)483-3387
Hastings, MN - May 15 - Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center Apple Blossom Race www.carpenternaturecenter.org (651) 437-4359
Scandia, MN - May 29 - Gammelgarden Museum Immigrant for a Day - www.gammelgardenmuseum.org
Prescott, WI - May 30 - Memorial Day Chicken Feed (715) 262-3284
Bayport MN - June 3 - 4 - City Wide Garage Sale www.ci.bayport.mn.us (651) 275-4404
New Richmond, WI - June 3-4 Park Art Fair/Blues and Brews Fest www.newrichmondchamber.com
Stillwater, MN - June 4 - 5 Rivertown Arts Festival www.rivertownartfestival.com
St. Croix Falls, WI/Taylors Falls, MN - June 10 -12 Wannigan Days www.fallschamber.org (715)483-3580
Hudson, WI - June 11 Yellowstone Trail Heritage Day www.discoverhudsonwi.com (715)386-8411
Afton, MN - June 19 Father's Day Brunch Cruise www.saintcroixrivercruises.com (651)436-8883
Scandia, MN - June 25 - Gammelgarden Museum's Midsommer Dag Festival www.gammelgardenmuseum.org (651) 433-5053
Afton, MN - June 25 -26 Strawbery Festival & Marketplace www.aftonartfair.com