Bayport, MN Citywide Garage Sale June 1-2, 2018

Located on the St. Croix River, between the cities of Afton and Stillwater, Bayport is known for its scenic charm and warm, small town hospitality.  Visit Bayport the first weekend in June for the Citywide Garage Sale and shop for one- of- a- kind treasures.

Bayport, MN., Memorial Day Parade May 28

Bring the family and enjoy the day in beautiful Bayport and a lively and fun parade.  A perfect opportunity for a picnic by the River or a stroll through downtown Bayport’s, shops.

Woodville, WI. Syttende Mai Celebration May 18-19

The deep Norwegian heritage of Woodville’s founders and residents led to the annual celebration of Norway’s independence.  The Norwegian Constitution Day is the National Day of Norway and is an official national holiday observed on May 17th each year.

Syttende Mai has been celebrated in Woodville for over 60 years and is celebrated on the weekend closest to May 17th.

Come celebrate with good food, a carnival, great music, a Grand Parade and nightly tent dances.

Stillwater, MN, The St. Croix Valley Annual Pottery Studio Tour & Sale May 11-13

Minnesota Potters of the Upper Saint Croix River Valley is a group comprised of 7 studios. These potters have earned a national reputation for quality and integrity. Each potter’s work has a distinct character, is durable and intended for everyday use. From small cups and bowls to large pieces suitable for display, an intriguing range of pottery will be available. You will find earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain for use in cooking and serving, decorating and display.

Every May you are invited to visit all seven pottery studios during the annual tour weekend. You will be welcomed by the potters to their unique, rural workshops and you can meet over 40 guest potters invited especially for this event. The guest artists are distinguished potters who will personally present their work for sale alongside the newest work of each host potter. This is an opportunity to see a substantial body of work and to meet and talk with these visiting artists.

At every studio you will find the potters themselves welcoming you. Along the way you may find trillium blossoms carpeting the woodlands and warblers exuberantly greeting the spring. Rain or shine, this springtime event is anticipated by all who enjoy handmade pottery.

All the pottery studios are within a one-hour drive of Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota, and each is a short drive from the others allowing you to visit some or all of the locations in one day.