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St. Croix Valley Festivals


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.


Sampling of Valley Festivals, Events & other Fun Stuff


May 2015


Stillwater, MN. – Rivertown Arts FestivalCome to Lowell Park and downtown Stillwater.  Wander through displays by local and regional artists and craftsman. 


9 – Somerset, WI. – Northern Invasion Music & Camping Festival Somerset Amphitheater


15 - 16 – Woodville, WI. – Syttende Mai CelebrationThe first Saturday closest to May, 17th this annual community celebration celebrating Norway’s independence features a carnival,  food, live music, parades and nightly tent dancing. 


30 – Hastings, MN. – Springtime and Rhubarb Festival, LeDuc Historic EstateTaste test tantalizing treats at this 1860’s Gothic Revival stone mansion. 651-437-7055.



June 2015


4 - 7 Baldwin, WI. – June Bug Days – A community, family friendly, fun festival with live music, kid’s activities, and great food - don’t miss the parade! 


5 – 6 – New Richmond, WI. – Park Art FairThe first weekend in June, thousands of visitors will enjoy a festive weekend at scenic Mary Park.  Artists and crafts people, 125 in all, display and sell their wares.  Food and entertainment are on-going.  Admission is free.  715-246-2900.


5 - 6 – New Richmond, WI. Blues & Brews Fest – The fest is a popular component of the Park Art Fair.  The beautiful setting of Mary Park will be the backdrop as the St. Croix Valley celebrates the fine art of making handcrafted beer and wine, along with live music and 125 crafters.  715-246-2900.


St. Croix Falls, WI./Taylors Falls, MN. – Wannigan DaysCommunity festival includes Saturday craft fair, tug across the river, music, grand bi-state parade, food and fun!


20 – Scandia, MN. - Gammelgården Museum's Midsommar Dag Festival - with the Raising of the Majstång, Folk Dances, Smörgåsbord, Children's Activities and more!


20 - 21 – Afton, MN. – Strawberry FestLocal festival in the quaint Village of Afton. Browse displays of local artist’s crafts and works and sample foods from local eateries. 



July 2015


Stillwater, MN. – Washington County FairMusic, educational exhibits by 4-H and FFA members, great food, and carnival. 


2 – 4 - Hudson, WI. – Booster Days - Come to Lakefront Park for this annual community celebration.  Enjoy a carnival, parade, lots of food choices, bands, games and fireworks over the St. Croix. Learn more: 


8 - 12 – Lindstrom, MN. – Karl Oskar DaysFind your inner Swede!  Enjoy live music, car show, parade, and street dance, craft fair and spectacular fireworks! 651-257-0805.


9 – New Richmond, WI. – Fun Fest – Four days of events and activities entertain residents and visitors:  Carnival, entertainment, food stands, beer tent, sporting events, kiddie parade, Grande Parade and more!  715-246-2900.


9 - 12 – River Falls, WI. – River Falls Days – Four day community wide event offers something for the entire family – Friday evening parade, 10K/2mile/kid’s fun run, live music, outdoor dancing, truck & tractor pulls, great food, fireworks and more!  www.rfchamber.com.


17 – 19 – Hastings, MN. – Rivertown DaysCity wide festival featuring music stages, arts & crafts fair, carnival, parade, fireworks, and more.


24 - 26 – Hastings, MN. – Little Log House Antique Power Show Tour the famous one-of-a-kind replica of the Hastings Spiral Bridge, restored pioneer village and antique show.  Music, parade, flea market, living history demonstrations, refreshments and more.   651-437-2693.


30 – August 2 – St. Croix Falls, WI. – Polk County Fair 



August 2015


7 - 9 – Almelund, MN. – Almelund Threshing Show - Travel back in time for some old fashioned fun – tractor pulls, flea market, antiques and great music!


14 - 16 - North Hudson, WI. – Pepper FestivalA great family event featuring Italian food, carnival, parade, queen coronation, talent show & more.


14 – 18 – Somerset, WI. – Summer Set Music & Camping Festival


15 – Scandia, MN. - Gammelgården Museum's 25th Annual Spelmanstämma - THE Fiddle Festival!


20 - 23 – Chisago City, MN. – Ki Chi Saga Days Community celebration featuring family fun, music, parade, world market, and Frankie’s famous fishing tournament. 


20 – 23 – Somerset, WI. – Iron Cowgirl Competition


22 – New Richmond, WI. – Corn FestCome and enjoy a FREE Family Fun Event with live music, FREE corn on the cob & root beer, kid’s games, a 5K/10K race & 1 mile youth run.  Additional concessions for sale; some activities may have a small fee.  715-246-2900.



September 2015


4 - 5- Hudson, WI. – Girls Night Out Bike Ride 15, 30, or 45 mile ride through historic Hudson, Wisconsin.  Welcome reception, breakfast, t-shirt and lunch.  715-386-8411.


10 - 13- Amery, WI. – Fall Festival


11 - 13 – Osceola, WI. – Community Fair – Midway, truck and tractor pulls, music, exhibits, petting zoo, Miss Osceola Coronation, and great fair food. 


12 – Osceola, WI. – Wheels and Wings – Annual family events featuring – fly-in/drive-in pancake breakfast, aerobatic show, new and old aircraft display, and classic car show, radar run. 


12 - River Falls, WI. - Art on the Kinni - Head to River Falls for the region’s most scenic art fair along the Kinnickinnic River.  Handcrafted items from some 60 local and regional artists, day-long music on two stages, wide variety of food choices, and art activities tent. 


12 – Scandia, MN. -  Gammelgården Museum's Annual Running of the Meatballs at Scandia TACO DAZE.


19 – Bayport, MN. – Derby Days & Taste of Bayport – Play, dance, and sample food from local chefs and restaurants at this community wide event. 


19 – Baldwin, WI. – Chili Cook-Off and Main Street Festival 


19 – 20 – River Falls, WI. – River Falls Bacon BashTwo-day festival celebrates all things BACON, pig-themed activities for the entire family, live music, merchandise from local artists/vendors and much, much, more!  Sample bacon-inspired dishes from local restaurants and food vendors.  Sponsored by the River Falls Area Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau. 


19 – 27 – Hudson, WI. – Take Me to the River – Experience the St. Croix River Valley and enjoy a one-of-a-kind “festival of festivals” with a different beat at every bend in the river.  Art fairs, concerts, theatre, and more. 715-386-8411.


25 – New Richmond, WI. – Heritage DaysCome celebrate New Richmond’s rich cultural heritage.  Enjoy historical exhibits, live music and the crowning of Miss Heritage.  715-246-2900.


26 - 27- Hudson, WI. – Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival – Juried art show, food, and music along the banks of the St. Croix River.  A perfect event for the family. 715-386-8411.


26 - 27 – Afton, MN. – Art in the ParkSpend a lovely fall day in the quaint Village of Afton.  Browse through vendor displays of local artists, jewelry makers, arts and crafts, pottery and sample food from local eateries.


27 - Taylors Falls, WI. – Old Fashioned Brat Feed and Apple Pie SocialPleasant Valley OrchardFamily fun with animals, hay rides, gift shop, apples, apples and of course the Brat Feed and Apple Pie!  11am-4pm.



October 2015


Stillwater, MN. –  Fall Color Fine Art & Jazz FestivalLowell Park and historic Main Street offer unique items from local artists against a background of live jazz. 


Stillwater, MN. – Harvest Fest & Great Pumpkin Weigh Off – Giant pumpkins, chili cook-off, blue grass music and apple festival. 


3 - Baldwin, WI. – Fall Festival at The Orchard 


3 - St. Croix Falls, WI. - Autumn Fest Arts & Crafts FairEnjoy beautiful views along the Scenic St. Croix River with an Art Fair, live music, deluxe food court,  kids’ activities, plus sidewalk sales downtown.  715-483-3580.


3 - 4 & 10 - 11 – Hastings, MN. – St Croix Apple Fest – Celebrate the apple harvest, pick apples and pumpkins, join in hayrides, children activities and live animals to pet.  Five area apple orchards along the bluffs of the St. Croix will participate. 


10 – Milltown, WI. – Pumpkin Festival -715-825-2222.


24 - Hudson, WI. – Hilltop Pumpkin Party – Family activities with pumpkin themes. 715-386-8411.



November 2015


Stillwater, MN. – Home Town for the Holidays – Held for the entire month of December, featuring displays of holiday decorations, Victorian Carolers, Santa sightings and free horse-drawn carriage rides along the river. 


20 - 22 - Hudson, WI. - Hudson Christmas Tour of Homes & Craft Sale – Tour four of Hudson’s finest homes and the Historic Octagon House – all decked out for the Holidays.  Craft sale & Marketplace Saturday only.  715-386-8411.


21 - Baldwin, WI. – Community Craft Fairs 


21 -22 – Osceola, WI. – Doe on the Go Hunting widows and friends, get treated to a host of specials and treats as you shop and dine in a fun, festive small town atmosphere.  Enjoy Free Make N Takes and wine tastings.  Merchants, artists and businesses showcase their wares and one-of-a-kind handcrafted items.


27 - Hudson, WI. – Light Up Night – Kick off the Holidays with Santa in downtown Hudson, WI. 715-386-8411.


27 – River Falls, WI. – River Dazzle – Enjoy a lighted parade, holiday sing-along, chili crawl and family friendly festivities with visits from Santa and Mrs. Claus. 


27 - 29 – Taylors Falls, MN. – Lighting Festival - The Lighting Festival in the Christmas card village of Taylors Falls has become the largest winter holiday festival in the area, one filled with magic and fun for the whole family.  715-438-3580.


28 – Hastings, MN. – Holiday Tea – LeDuc Historic Estate - Guests will enjoy the splendor of this Gothic Revival House while feasting on the finest of tea delicacies.  Musical entertainment and time to browse in the Museum shop will round out the event.  $20 tea, $25 tea & tour.  651-437-7055 for reservations.



December 2015


Hudson, WI. – Octagon House Museum & Gift Shop Christmas Tours – Open on weekends for walk – in tours through Dec. 21.  715-386-2654.


2 – Bayport, MN. – Lighting of the Village Green – Join residents to kick –off the Holiday season with a bonfire, caroling and lighting of the trees at Village Green Park; Santa will arrive by fire truck to delight the kids. 6:30pm – 8:30pm.  651-275-4404.


4 - Hudson, WI. – Candlelight StrollThe streets of Hudson are aglow with luminary candles to celebrate the Holidays. 715-386-8411.


4 - Hudson, WI. – Octagon House & Phipps Inn B&B Victorian Christmas – Enjoy lamp-lit tours, music, and refreshments.  715-386-2654.


5 - 6 – St. Croix Falls, WI. – Rivertown HolidayA community event to celebrate the season. Visit with Santa, enjoy the sights and sounds of the season, explore local shops, have lunch or dinner at a local eatery, bring a donation for those in need, and spend a day downtown. 715-483-3580.


5 – Baldwin, WI. – Baldwin Horse Parade/Festival of LightsThis fun filled community festival features a horse parade, visit from Santa and a tree lighting ceremony at Bailey Park in downtown Baldwin. 


5 - Hudson, WI. – Reindeer in the ParkSanta and his reindeer make their annual visit to Hudson.  715-386-8411.


5 – Hastings, MN. - Holiday Tea – LeDuc Historic Estate - Guests will enjoy the splendor of this Gothic Revival House while feasting on the finest of tea delicacies.  Musical entertainment and time to browse in the Museum shop will round out the event.  $20 tea, $25 tea & tour. 651-437-7055 for reservations.


5 – 6 – Afton, MN. – Afton Village HolidayBack for another year!  Come and stroll around the Village of Afton for those special gifts and treasures.  Quaint shops, wonderful restaurants and family fun! 


13 – Scandia, MN. - Gammelgården Museum's Lucia Dagen Festival


For a complete listing of all upcoming events in the St. Croix Valley please go to the Calendar of Events tab.

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Last Updated: 1/5/2017