Throughout The St. Croix Valley and throughout the year communities celebrate with festivals and fairs, and a wide variety of other events. Music Festivals, Car Cruise In’s, Ethnic Festivals, County Fairs, Art Walks, and City Wide Garage Sales — Events & Festivals range from the quirky to the quintessential.
River Falls, WI – March 3 – Fly Fishing Festival – Hosted by the River Falls Fly Fishing Festival and Lund’s Fly Shop. All proceeds benefit the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust. Pre-event social gathering includes food and beverage, local artists, fly tying demos from some great local tiers. Raffle and silent auction. www.LundsFlyShop.com
River Falls, WI – March 3-5 & 10-12 – Vintage Charm Tour – Come and enjoy a new eclectic Spring shopping tour! Each attendee will receive a FREE sharm from participating shops. www.facebook.com/VintageCharmTour
River Falls, WI – March 7 – Bowls For Hope – Held in the Riverview Ballroom at UW-River Falls. www.UWRF.edu/BowlsForHope
Afton, MN – March 16 – Ultimate Girls Night Out – www.ExploreAfton.com
Stillwater, MN – March 17 – Outing Lodge St. Patrick’s Day Dinner and Live Music – 6:30pm-10:00pm. Dress up in your best green outfit and come celebrate this Irish holiday at Outing Lodge. Singer-songwriter NiciPeper(www.nicipeper.com) will perform live at 7:30. Enjoy a buffet dinner with a beer or glass of wine included. Cash bar will be open. Menu includes: Irish Shepard’s pie, roasted root vefies, Irish sheese and breads, a dessert buffet, tea or coffee. Ticket – $45 per person. www.Outinglodge.com call 651-439-9747.
New Richmond, WI – March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade – Come celebrate like an Irishman at this slightly irrevernt event in downtown New Richmond. www.NewRichmondChamber.com , 715-246-2900.
River Falls, WI – St. Patrick’s Day Celebration – Kicks off with the Pot O’ Gold Medallion Hunt. Potato Soup Cook-off with sampling at area businesses. Bed races and a poker walk. www.RFChamber.com ,715-425-2533.
River Falls, WI – March 18 – Community Barn Dance – 7pm – 10pm at the River Falls Academy. Featuring Rush River Ramblers. Open to anyone, any age, or ability. Professional callers teach each dance class before group dances. www.RiverFallsCAB.org