• St Croix valley Festivals

Saint Croix Valley Festivals

Throughout The Saint 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.

Sampling of Valley Festivals, Events & other Fun Stuff

April 1 – Afton House Inn, Easter Buffet , Afton, Mn.

Served from 9 am – 5 pm.  For reservations please call – 651-436-8883 or visit http://aftonhouseinn.com

April 6 – River Falls High School, Relay for Life. River Falls, WI.

For more information visit – http://www.relayforlife.org/riverfalls

April 6-7 – Amery  Ice Arena, Amery, WI.

Annual Spring Show. For more information please call – 800-222-7655 or visit http://www.polkcountytourism.com

April 13-15 – Roots and Bluegrass Music Festival, River Falls, WI

Foot stompin’ Bluegrass, Cajun, and Roots music.  FREE Music Weekend at multiple indoor venues in downtoun River Falls, WI.  Sample craft beers and local wines.  Please call 715-425-2533 or visit  riverfallsbluegrass.com

April 14 – Community Barn Dance, River Falls, WI

From 7 to 10 pm at the River Falls Academy.  The dance features the Barn Cats and is open to anyone, any age, or ability.  Professional callers teach each dance class before the group dances.  Please visit http://riverfallscab.org

April 14 – Smelt Feed, Luck, WI. 

The smelt feed will be held at the Emergence Medical Center.  For more information please call 800-222-7655 or visit http://polkcountytourism.com

April 14 – Community Easter Egg Hunt, Somerset, WI

For more information please visit http://somersetchamber.org

April 19 – Ultimate Girls Night Out, Afton, Mn.  

A great evening shopping and connecting with girl friends in the quaint village of Afton, MN.  For more information please visit exploreafton.com

April 21 – Bird Festival Carpenter Nature Center, Hastings, Mn.

Celebrate birds and conservation at the Hastings Area Earth Day Birding Festival. This is the fifth year the Hastings Environmental Protectors has teamed up with CNC for the Birding Festival. Participate in the Youth Birding Competition. Attend classes and demonstrations that introduce you to raptors, birding, and bird banding. Go on guided bird trips throughout the Hastings area. http://carpenternaturecenter.org

April 28 – Victorian Tea at the Historic Courthouse, Stillwater, Mn.

The Victorian Tea, a tradition at the Washington County Historic Courthouse, will be noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 28. For more information please visit www.discoverstillwater.com

April 28 – Spring Arts Gala, River Falls, WI.

Showcases the work of local artists and serves a a fundraiser for the Community Arts Base of River Falls.  Dance to the live music, enjoy elegant hors d’oeuvres with a cash bar, raffle and silent auction.  For more information please visit http://riverfallscab.org




Annual Chili & Oyster Feed – Jan. 20, 2018

Clear Lake, WI – Jan. 20 – Annual Fireman’s Oyster & Chili Feed, Clear Lake Community Center. For more information call 1-800-222-7655, Polk County Tourism

Ultimate Girls Night Out – Jan. 18, 2018

Afton, MN. – Jan. 18 – Come to Afton for great deals and fun with friends. For more information   visit Explore Afton

Vinterfest Fun Day – Jan. 7, 2018

Vinterfest/Fun Day – Great family fun. Amery, Wisconsin – for more information please call 715-268-8650 visit: http://www.co.polk.wi.us/tourism

September Events in Valley

 Event Highlights

Sept. 8-9 – River Falls, WI – 2017 Falcon Frontier Days Rodeo – Falcon Frontier Intercollegiate Rodeo Association presents an amazing Wild West Adventure at UW-River Falls.  www.uwrf.edu/ANFS/FalconFrontierDaysRodeo.cfm

Sept. 9 – Osceola, WI – Wings & Wheels – FREE Admission – Just as the leaves start turning colors, Osceola proudly presets one of the premier automotive & aircraft gatherings in the Midwest. (800)222-POLK.http://www.polkcountytourism.com

Sept. 9- River Falls, WI. – Art on the Kinni One of the Region’s most picturesque art fairs right along the Kinnickinnic River.  Showcasing unique handcrafted items from 60 local and regional artists, day-long music , food vendors & art activities.http://www.riverfallscab.org

Sept. 9 – Scandia, MN. – Gammelgarden Museum – Running of the Meatballs at Scandia TACO DAZE – For information call – 651-433-5053 or visit http://www.gammelgardenmuseum.org

Sept. 9-10 – Hastings, MN. – Civil War Weekend Leduc Historic Estate -For more information call – 651-438-8480 or visit http://www.leduchistoricestate.org

Sept. 16- Bayport, MN. – Derby Days and Taste of Bayport – For more information visit www.ci.bayport.wi.us

Sept. 16-17 – River Falls, WI. Bacon Bash – Celebrate all things bacon!  FREE family-friendly event with bacon-inspired food booths, cook-offs, & pig-themed contests, live music, arts & crafts fair, microbrews & more.  For more information call -715-425-2533 or visithttp://www.riverfallsbaconbash.com

Sept. 17 – River Falls, WI. – Car Cruze In – Classic cars, rat rods, motorcycles and other show vehicles cruise historic Main Street.  For more information call – 715-425-2533 or visit www.rfchamber.com

Sept. 21 – Afton, MN. – The Ultimate Girl’s Night Out – For more information visit www.exploreafton.com

Sept. 22-24 – New Richmond, WI. – Heritage Days – Celebrating a rich cultural heritage with exhibits, live music & family activities.  For more information call – 715-246-2900 or visit www.newrichmondchamber.com

Sept. 23- – Hastings, MN. – Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center – Raptor Release – For more information call – 651-437-4359 of visit www.carpenternaturecenter.org

Sept. 23-24 – River Falls, WI. – Western Wisconsin Pottery Tour – Find one-of-a-kind pieces, meet local artists and get an inside look at the working of a studio.  www.westernwisconsinpotterytour.com

Sept. 23-24 – Hudson, WI. – Spirit of St. Croix Art Festival – Celebrate the beauty of the St, Croix River and the historic river town of Hudson.  Over 90 juried artists will gather in Hudson’s Lakefront Park for this 2 day event.  For more information call – 715-386-8411 or visit www.discoverhudsonwi.com

Sept. 23-24 – Afton, MN.Afton Art in the Park – 100+ vendors, live music, great food, wine & beer garden and kid’s art pavilion. Visit –  www.exploreafton.com


For additional events in the Valley please visit Things to Do.