Signature Events

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

SPRING & SUMMER

Mammoth Gravel Classic Bike Event
A free unsupported adventure gravel ride with 30, 70, or 100 mile distances.
www.mammothgravelclassic.com/
2017 date TBD. (2016 date was Saturday, April 16)

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
www.cityofstcroixfalls.com/visitors/farmers-market
Saturdays, May-October from 10 am to 1 pm

St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour
The 24th Annual St Croix Valley Pottery Tour and Sale will welcome visitors on Fri., Sat., & Sun., May 6, 7, 8  2016 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.

www.minnesotapotters.com
2017 Date TBD: (2016 date was May 6, 7, 8 2016, 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
www.fallschamber.org
2017 date TBD: (2016 date was Friday, May 6, 2016 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM)

2016 Flea Market & Craft Fair
Polk County Fair Society.  Always many great vendors with wares of all kinds!
800 E. Loiusiana Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
www.polkcountyfair.com
2017 date TBD. (2016 date was May 14th, 2016 from 9 am to 3 pm)

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! Author Sue Leaf will present her book "Portage".
www.stcroixfallsevents.com/
2017 date TBD. (2016 date was April 30 - May 1, 2016)

Woolly Mammoth Mountain Bike Race
1st event ride of the season in the MN Mountain Bike Race Series for 2016!. A full day of racing on the Woolly trails.
www.woollybikeclub.com/
2017 date TBD. (2016 date was May 1, 2016)

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!
www.wannigans.com
2017 date TBD: (2016 was June 10-12)

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!
www.cityoftrails5k.com
June 10, 2017

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
www.musicontheoverlook.com
June through August

REMEMBER: IF RAIN ALL SHOWS GO TO THE DALLES HOUSE TAVERN STAGE - 720 S VINCENT STREET IN ST CROIX FALLS, WI 54024 (CORNER OF HWY 8 AND HWY 35)

Music @ Franconia
Toe tapping family fun in our outdoor earthen amphitheater admist the sculpture exhibition.
Summer Saturdays 2pm-6pm
June 25: Music@Franconia: The Cactus Blossoms and Eelpout Stringers
July 16: Music@Franconia: Malamanya and Tropical Zone Orchestra
August 27: Music@Franconia: Chastity Brown and Tim Mahoney

Franconia Sculpture Park 29836 St. Croix Trail, Shafer, MN
www.franconia.org/event.html

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
www.polkcountyfair.com
2017 date TBD (2016 was July 28 - July 31)

Ribfest
Ribs, Music, and Family FUN! A Falls Chamber Event
Event Venue: On the Green near Marketplace
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
www.fallschamber.org
2017 date TBD (2016 was Aug 27)

 

FALL

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. New this year! Tiny House exhibit!
Downtown St. Croix Falls, WI
www.fallschamber.org
2017 date TBD (2016 was October 1)

The Gandy Dancer Trail Marathon
A FULL marathon, HALF marathon, 4 person RELAY marathon, and 5K in one event!
Race starts in Luck, WI
www.gandymarathon.com
2017 date TBD (2016 was October 15)

Brat Feed and Old Fashioned Apple Pie Social
Stop over to Pleasant Valley Orchard to experience the fall delights of harvest time on the farm. Family fun with animals, hay rides, gift shop, apples and more!
Chamber Ambassadors and Board Members are selling apple brats, homemade apple pie, hot cider, coffee and more as part of this fantastic Chamber Fundraiser!
Rain or shine – we’ll see you there!
www.fallschamber.org/
2017 date TBD (2016 was September 25)

WINTER

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.
www.solsticechase.com
December 17, 2016)

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
www.lightingfestival.com
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.
www.fallschamber.org
2017 date TBD (2016 was December 4th)