Explore the Scenic St. Croix Valley





Explore the Scenic St. Croix Valley










A Place Like No Other


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!



Winter in the St. Croix Valley is Spectacular!

 Take advantage of these events and enjoy the Beauty of Winter.




Stillwater, MN. - January 4 - March 6 ~ Ice Castles - Massive shimmering Ice Castle with magical blue ice walls complete with towers, fountains, tunnels and slides.  Every ice castle structure is made completely of ice and will remain open as long as weather allows.  Lowell Park, downtown Stillwater.  For more information visit: http://www.discoverstillwater.com/


New Richmond, WI. - January 7 ~ Learn to Snowshoe, St. Croix County Parks at Stanton County Forest.  FREE Event. 


Amery, WI. -  January 7 ~ Vinterfest/Fun Day. www.polkcountytourism.com 715-268-8650.


Afton, MN. - January 19~ Ultimate Girls Night Out. www.aftonareamn.com


Afton, MN. - January 20 ~ French Wine Dinner. www.aftonhouseinn.com 651-436-8883.


Hastings, MN. - January 20 ~ Burns' Night Scotch Tasting, LeDuc Historic Estate, www.leduchistoricestate.org 651-438-8480.


River Falls, WI. - January 21 ~ Community Barn Dance, featuring Greenwood Tree.  Open to anyone, any age or ability.  Professional callers teach each dance class before group dances on Saturday evenings from 7-10pm at the River Falls Academy. www.riverfallscab.org


State of Wisconsin - January 21 & 22 ~ Free Fishing Weekend. All State Parks are open and FREE!


Scandia, MN. - January 27 & 28 ~ "Vinterfest" Community Event.  www.ci.scandia.mn.us 651-433-2274.


Chisago Lakes, MN. - January 27-29 ~ Celebration of the Lakes, enjoy the radar run, Kids Pro Ice and the Lions ice fishing tournament. www.chisagolakeschamber.com 651-257-1177.


Stillwater, MN. - January 28 ~ Ice Cream Social and Bonfire, Lowell Park. www.discoverstillwater.com 


Frederic, WI. - January 29 ~ Winter Fun Day - Enjoy fun winter activities, vintage snowmobile display, fishing contest, snow sculpting, hockey & garage sale at the Elementary School. www.polkcountytourism.com 715-327-4836.


Amery, WI. - January 28 ~ Candlelight Ski/Snowshoe/Walk on Stower Seven Lakes. www.polkcountytourism.com 175-327-4836.




Hudson, WI. - February 3-5 ~ "Hot Air Affair " Gone with the Winds" , wonderful family friendly events.  Evening parade, hot air balloon launchs, geocaching, shopping, smooshboarding, arts and crafts, hot air balloon moon glow and great food. www.hotairaffair.com 715-386-8411.


Balsam Lake, WI. - Febuary 4 & 5 ~ Winterfest, Fun winter activities - food, 4x4 ice drag races, ice bowling, minnow races, kids games, pond hockey, polar plunge, and much more! www.polkcountytourism.com 715-222-POLK.


Afton, MN. - February 10 ~ Sweetheart Wine Dinner, Afton House Inn.  www.aftonfouseinn.com 651-436-8883.


Hastings, MN. - February 14 ~ Valentine's Day Tea, LeDuc Historic Estate.  www.leduchistoricestate.org 651-438-8480.


Afton, MN. - February 14~ Valentine Dinner, Afton House Inn www.aftonhouseinn.com 651-436-8883.


Afton, MN. - February 16 ~ Ultimate Girl's Night Out. www.aftonareamn.com


River Falls, WI. -  February 18 ~ Community Barn Dance, featuring Kinni Creek Boys.  Open to anyone, any age or any ability.  Professional callers teach each dance class before group dances on Saturday evenings from 7 - 10pm at River Falls Academy.  www.riverfallscab.com


New Richmond, WI. - February 18 ~ Cabin Fever Classic, 9-hole putt-putt course through 9 of the area's favortie pubs.  All participants will play the 9-hole course, enjoy some drinks, and meet new friends.  www.newrichmondchamber.com 715-246-2900.





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 St. Croix Valley Regional Tourism Alliance


Last Updated: 1/5/2017