Signature Events

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




Mammoth Gravel Classic Bike Event

2019 TBD (2018 was April 28th)
A free unsupported adventure gravel ride with 30, 70, or 100-mile distances.


St. Croix Falls Farmer's Market

Saturdays, May-October from 10 am to 1 pm
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


St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour

2019 TBD (2018 was May 11, 12, 13 Friday & Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday 10-5pm)
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.


Falls Sampler

2019 TBD (2018 was Friday, May 4th)
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


Spring Awakenings Celebration

2019 TBD (2018 was May 5th - 6th)
A weekend in the BICYLES, BOOKS & BIRDS IN  St. Croix Falls, WI.  Enjoy hiking, biking, birding, reading, & learning. Animal Education and Magic show, Imagination playground with Giant Tinker Toys, Bird Hikes, and more!


Woolly Mammoth Mountain Bike Race

2019 TBD (2018 was May 20th)
A full day of racing on the Woolly trails. Spectators Welcome! Check out the 2nd annual Woolly Wander Scavenger hunt!


City of Trails Festival-NEW!

2019 Date TBD (June 8 - 10, 2018)
Enjoy a weekend of fun and fitness in St Croix Falls, WI! City of Trails 5K, 10K, and Half Marathon, Live music at Overlook Park with The Undergroove and Corey Medina, UltraMarathon Running Experience Workshop, Home, Garden & Crafts Show, Trail of Tails Pet 3k, & Family Fun Ride on the Woolly Bike Trails!


City of Trails Trailrun

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!


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



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


Wannigan Days-River Spirit Celebration

2019 Date TBD (2018 was July 20-22)
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!


Polk County Fair

2019 Date TBD 2018 was July 26th – July 29th)
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


2019 Date TBD (2018 was August 25)
Ribs, Music, and Family FUN! A Falls Chamber of Commerce Event. Music, food & FUN! Get ready for the RIB COOK-OFF!
Event Venue: Polk County Fairgrounds (NEW LOCATION!)
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024





St. Croix Falls Autumnfest

October 6, 2018, 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 13, 2018
A FULL marathon, HALF marathon, four-person RELAY marathon, and 5K in one event!
The race starts in Luck, WI






Solstice Chase Fat Bike Race

December 15, 2018
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. 2018 race held at Big Rock Creek Retreat! For more details:


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


Rivertown Holiday-St. Croix Falls, WI

2018 date TBD
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