Signature Events

Mark your calendar! We have fantastic area events that celebrate our history, community, music, art, and
our natural resources.


Mammoth Gravel Classic Bike Event
A free unsupported adventure gravel ride with 30, 70, or 100 mile distances.
Saturday, April 14, 2018)

St. Croix Falls Farmer's Market
Held Saturday mornings, May through October, on the Library Plaza. Each week, our local Farmer's Market features seasonal fresh produce and goods from area farmers and vendors.
SCF Library Plaza
230 S Washington Street
Saturdays, May-October from 10 am to 1 pm

St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour
The 25th Annual St Croix Valley Pottery Tour and Sale will welcome visitors on Fri., Sat., & Sun., May 11, 12, 13th  2017 to seven pottery studios. Each studio/pottery is just a short drive from the others allowing some or all to be visited in a single day.

"The Tour" has earned a reputation as a source of high-quality, functional pottery and an intriguing array of distinctive, ceramic expression. Visiting potters repeatedly say that they enjoy the knowledgeable and appreciative audience that they find in Minnesota.

The seven pottery studios are located in the upper St. Croix River valley, in Chisago County, less than a one hour drive from Minneapolis and St. Paul. Admission to all the studios is free and open to everyone.
May 11, 12, 13 2018  (Friday & Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday 10-5pm)

Falls Sampler
Enjoy an evening of fun, music and sampling fine foods and beverages from around the St. Croix Valley. Located at the Polk County Fairgrounds. A Falls Chamber Signature Event!
800 E. Loiusiana Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
Friday, May 4th, 2018

Spring Awakenings Celebration
A weekend in the BICYLES, BOOKS & BIRDS IN  St. Croix Falls, WI.  Enjoy hiking, biking, birding, reading & learning. Woolly MTN bike race, Animal Education and Magic show, Imagination playground with Giant Tinker Toys, Bird Hikes, and more!
May 5th - 6th 2018

Woolly Mammoth Mountain Bike Race
A full day of racing on the Woolly trails. Spectators Welcome! NEW THIS YEAR..Check out the Woolly Wander Scavenger hunt!
May 6th, 2018

Wannigan Days-River Spirit Celebration
A favorite community event! Expanded Parade, City of Trails Trailrun, Classic Rock Music Tribute Concerts, Giant Fun Kid's Zone, Fire Department Water Games and Dunk Tank, Talent Show and More! Check us out on our NEW summer weekend!

July 20-22, 2018

City of Trails Trailrun
Explore the historic Ice Age Trail System and run along the beautiful St. Croix River in St.Croix Falls, WI. Run, walk or hike our 5K, 10K  and NEW 13.1 mile HALF MARATHON routes in our very own "City of Trails". Fun for the whole family!
June 9th, 2018

Music on the Overlook
FREE Friday outdoor concert series at the St. Croix River overlook in downtown St. Croix Falls, WI. Starts at 6:30 pm.
210 North Washington Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
June through August


Music @ Franconia
Toe tapping family fun in our outdoor earthen amphitheater admist the sculpture exhibition.
Summer Saturdays 2pm-6pm
Franconia Sculpture Park 29836 St. Croix Trail, Shafer, MN

Polk County Fair
A tradition of county fair fun for the whole family! Located at the Polk County Fairgrounds.
800 E. Loiusiana Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
Thurs., July 26th – Sun., July 29th, 2018

Ribs, Music, and Family FUN! A Falls Chamber of Commerce Event. 2017

Music by Jorgenson Tagg & Marty Sonnek! New this year: RIB COOK-OFF!
Event Venue: On the Green near Marketplace
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
2018 TBD (2017 date was Aug 26, 2017, 11 am - 7 pm)



St. Croix Falls Autumnfest
The mission of St. Croix Falls Autumn Fest is to capture our unique sense of place, awaken the creative potential of the St. Croix Valley and explore self-sufficient and sustainable models of community development. It is a fun, family oriented celebration of the changing season. You’ll find beautiful views along the Scenic St. Croix River with an Art Fair, live music, deluxe food court, kids activities, plus sidewalk sales downtown.
Downtown St. Croix Falls, WI
2018 date TBD (2017 date was October 7, 2017)

The Gandy Dancer Trail Marathon
A FULL marathon, HALF marathon, 4 person RELAY marathon, and 5K in one event!
Race starts in Luck, WI
2018 TBD (2017 date was October 7, 2017)



Solstice Chase Fat Bike Race
A 42k/21k Fat Bike race, community festival, and celebration of winter at the Woolly Mountain Bike Trails in beautiful St. Croix Falls - a 50 minute drive from downtown Minneapolis.
2018 date TBD (2017 date was December 16, 2017)

Taylors Falls Lighting Festival
The Lighting Festival is held each Thanksgiving weekend when families are home for the beginning of the holiday season. The official opening is the Friday, 6 PM grand lighting of main street and Santa Parade including floats, Arnold the large walking puppet, school children, music and more, with Santa arriving in the last unit of the 25 minute parade.
Taylors Falls, MN
Starts the Friday after Thanksgiving and runs through the weekend.

Rivertown Holiday-St. Croix Falls, WI
First weekend of December – a time to celebrate the season as a community, and support our local businesses. Visit with Santa, enjoy the sights and sounds, shop, eat, bring a donation for those in need, and spend a day downtown.
2018 date TBD