• 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

Afton, MN – Strawberry Festival June 23- 24, 2018

The historic Village of Afton is nestled between wooded river bluffs on the scenic, nationally protected, St. Croix River.  Explore this quaint historic village and meander through displays of artwork, crafts and vintage items from over 60 artists.


Scandia, MN – Midsommer Dag Festival June 23, 2018

MidSommer Dag is the most important holiday of the year and one of the most uniquely Swedish in the way it is celebrated. The Majstång (the Swedish version of a Maypole) is decorated with greens and flowers then raised in the center of town. Traditional Swedish music and dances celebrate the long days of summer!

• Saturday, June 23, 2018
Historic Buildings Open FREE 10-1 and after program
• 10-4pm: Craft and Art Fair, Swedish Genealogy Society of Minnesota will be available to answer questions
• 10-1 St. Paul Kubb Club Society demonstration
• 11:30 to 12:30: Children’s “Immigrant for a Day” activities, games and crafts
• 10:00-11:00: Gazebo food sales begin – coffee, water and cinnamon rolls.
• 11:00 to 12:30: New this year! Smörgåsbord will be held on Museum grounds, $15.00 per person / $8.00 Child – no reservation needed
Smorgasbord menu: sliced ham, cheese tray, herring in wine sauce, salmon mousse, deviled eggs, Swedish potato salad, cucumbers in sour cream, 5 bean salad, pickled beets, cottage cheese with chives, rye bread, wasa crackers, fresh fruit and strawberry shortcake, plus coffee and lemonade.
• 1:30pm Gazebo food sales resume as a “Sweet Treat Station” serving coffee, soda and water, a sharing plate consisting of a dala krispie bar, dipping sauces, strawberry cupcakes and more.
• 1pm: Raising of the Majstång followed by program of music and folk dances

The Swedish American Children’s Choir from Chicago area and Vasa Junior Folk Dancers will perform and lead us in the ring dances.

We will be celebrating the 50th anniversary year of the Scenic and Wild River act. That river was the highway for the Immigrants and then, later a source of employment in the timber/lumbering industry.

The River Singers will be performing Marine’s Marty Harding’s Bound to the River. Marty is Chair of the North Woods and Waters St. Croix Heritage Area. She wrote the song in celebration of the St. Croix River.

Rev. Arden Haug, Lake of the Isles Lutheran Church, will give the invocation

Hudson, WI – Relay for Life June 22, 2018

Location:   Lakefront Park, Hudson
Date/Time Information:
June 22, 2018, 4 pm – Midnight
Opening Ceremony – 6 pm
Luminaria Ceremony- 9:30 pm
For information:  http://members.hudsonwi.org/events/details/relay-for-life-of-hudson-2018-10290

Afton, MN – Father’s Day Lunch & Brunch Cruises June 17, 2018

Make it a special day for a special man in your life with a beautiful cruise on the St. Croix River and delicious lunch or brunch.

For Reservations;  651-436-8882

Visit:  http://exploreafton.com/afton-hudson-cruise-lines/

Afton, MN – Ultimate Girl’s Night Out June 14, 2018

The Ultimate Girl’s Night Out!  Join us in Afton for shopping, dining, wine tasting and connecting!       http://exploreafton.com/ultimate-girls-night-out/

River Falls, WI -Town ‘N Country Day June 10, 2018

For information: 715-425-2533

Somerset, WI – Pea Soup Days June 7-10, 2018

Welcome to the beautiful community of Somerset, WI as they celebrate the annual Pea Soup Days community festival!  This years festival will take place at the Somerset Village Park.  Bring you family and enjoy activities and fun for all ages!


Baldwin, WI – June Bug Days June 6-9, 2018

Bring the family to this annual Community celebration.

Osceola, WI – Rhubarb Days June 2-4, 2018

Enjoy a day in beautiful Osceola, Wisconsin located on the bluffs above the St. Croix River.  Make sure you stop at Mill Pond Park for the festive Rhubarb Days celebration.

For more information:  1-800-222-7655  or visit:  http://www.myosceolachamber.org/

New Richmond, WI – Park Art Fair June 1-2, 2018

Enjoy a festive weekend at scenic Mary Park.  Don’t miss The Park Art Fair a FREE event; visit with hundreds of artists and crafts vendors displaying and selling their art.  Enjoy great food and free entertainment.

For more information call:  715-246-2900 or visit:https://www.newrichmondchamber.com/