Signature Events

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

 

SPRING & SUMMER

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St. Croix Falls Farmer's Market

Saturdays, May-October from 10 am to 1 pm. 2019 opening day is May 18th.
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.stcroixfallsfarmersmarket.org

 

St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour

2020 TBD (2019 was May 10, 11, 12, 2019: Friday & Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday 10-5pm)
The 27th Annual St Croix Valley Pottery Tour and Sale will welcome visitors on Fri., Sat., & Sun., May 10, 11, 12th  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.
www.minnesotapotters.com

 

Falls Sampler

2020 TBD (2019 was Friday, May 3rd, 2019: 5:30-8:30 p.m)
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. Louisiana Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
www.fallschamber.org

 

Spring Awakenings Celebration

2020 TBD
A weekend of BICYLES, BOOKS & BIRDS IN  St. Croix Falls, WI.

 

Woolly Bike Club Mountain Bike Race

2020 TBD (2019 was May 5th, 2019)
A full day of racing on the MTB trails. Spectators welcome!
www.woollybikeclub.com

 

City of Trails Festival

2020 Date TBD
Enjoy a weekend of fun and fitness in St Croix Falls, WI! City of Trails 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon and new in 2019, a FULL Marathon! Live music at Overlook Park.

 

City of Trails Trailrun

2020 TBD (2019 was June 8th, 2019)
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, 13.1 mile Half Marathon, and (NEW in 2019) FULL MARATHON routes in our very own "City of Trails." Fun for the whole family!
www.cityoftrailsrace.com

 

Music on the Overlook

Fridays: June through August
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

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

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

 

Wannigan Days-River Spirit Celebration

July 19 - 21, 2019
A favorite community event! Expanded Parade, 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

 

Polk County Fair

July 25th – July 28th
A tradition of county fair fun for the whole family! Located at the Polk County Fairgrounds.
800 E. Louisiana Street
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
www.polkcountyfair.com

Ribfest

August 24, 2019
Ribs, Music, and Family FUN! A Falls Chamber of Commerce Signature Event. Music, food & FUN! Get ready for the RIB COOK-OFF! 2019 featuring TIM MAHHONEY!
Event Venue: Polk County Fairgrounds
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
www.fallschamber.org

 

 

FALL

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St. Croix Falls Autumnfest

October 5, 2019, 9 am - 5 pm
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

 

The Gandy Dancer Trail Marathon

October 12, 2019
A FULL marathon, HALF marathon, four-person RELAY marathon, and 5K in one event!
The race starts in Luck, WI
www.gandymarathon.com

Mammoth Gravel Classic Bike Event

2019 TBD. This event will be moving to the fall. (2018 was April 28th)
A free unsupported adventure gravel ride with 30, 70, or 100-mile distances.
www.mammothgravelclassic.com

 

 

WINTER

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Taylors Falls Lighting Festival

Starts the Friday after Thanksgiving and runs through the weekend.
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 the 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

 

Rivertown Holiday-St. Croix Falls, WI

First weekend in December
The 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.

@SCF Rivertown Holiday on Facebook

 

Solstice Chase Fat Bike Race

January 25th, 2020
The Solstice Chase Fatbike Race at Big Rock Creek in St. Croix Falls, WI.
-Half Solstice: 10 miles
-Full Solstice: 20 miles
Fat Bike race, community festival, and celebration of winter in beautiful St. Croix Falls - a 50-minute drive from downtown Minneapolis. 2019 race will be held at Big Rock Creek Retreat in St. Croix Falls, WI. For more details: www.solsticechase.com.