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

May 8, 9, & 10, 2020: Friday & Saturday 10-6pm, Sunday 10-5pm)

The Pottery Tour - A Minnesota Tradition”


In 1993 seven pottery makers living in the St. Croix River valley decided to establish an annual tour of their pottery studios. Twenty-seven years later this pottery tour and sale has grown to be nationally recognized as a gathering of exceptional potters offering an intriguing array of distinctive, handmade ceramics.
The 2020 St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour will take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, May 8, 9, 10. It will include seven pottery studios, fifty-five guest potters from around the nation, and this year, two from England. 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.


Always held on Mothers’ Day weekend, the opportunity to visit the pottery studios, to enjoy a short springtime drive in the country, and to meet outstanding potters from around the nation has become an annual outing for many who enjoy having handmade ceramics in their homes. Visitors often comment on the “open house” hospitality of the host potters. The guest potters often comment on the knowledgeable and appreciative audience here in Minnesota.
Admission to all the studios is free and open to everyone. “The Tour” is a self-supporting arts event and each year a portion of the proceeds is donated to local, regional, or national arts and educational projects.


For a printable map, images of pottery, and information about each of this year’s participating potters, visit the website or call 651-674-4555 for more information.

www.minnesotapotters.com

Falls Sampler

Friday, May 1st, 2020
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

May 1 & 2, 2020
A weekend of BICYLES, BOOKS & BIRDS IN  St. Croix Falls, WI.

Woolly Bike Club Mountain Bike Race

May 3rd, 2020
A full day of racing on the MTB trails. Spectators welcome!
www.woollybikeclub.com

City of Trails Festival

June 13, 2020
5K, 10K, Marathon Run/Walk, Farmers Market, Kids’ and Literary Activities, Hiking, Biking, and more.

 

City of Trails Trailrun

June 13, 2020
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.
Severson Memorial Overlook Park, downtown St. Croix Falls

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 17-19, 2020
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!

www.wannigans.com

Polk County Fair

July 30 - August 2, 2020
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 Featuring Chris Kroeze

Saturday, August 29, 2020
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 MAHONEY!
Event Venue: Polk County Fairgrounds
St. Croix Falls, WI 54024
www.fallschamber.org

FALL

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St. Croix Falls AutumnFest & Craft Fair

October 3, 2019, 9 am - 3 pm

St. Croix Falls Library Plaza

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, kids activities, and more. Join in on the city-wide group photo at 10 am at the Library Plaza in St. Croix Falls, WI to celebrate International SMILE day!!!

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

NO OFFICIAL EVENT FOR 2019.

A free unsupported adventure gravel ride with 30, 70, or 100-mile distances. Use this link for suggested routes if you wish to tackle on your own!

WINTER

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Taylors Falls Lighting Festival

Starts the Friday after Thanksgiving and runs through the weekend.

November 29, 30 & December 1, 2019

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

Saturday, December 7, 2019

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

RETURNING IN 2021! STAY TUNED.
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. 2020 race will be held at Big Rock Creek Retreat in St. Croix Falls, WI. For more details: www.solsticechase.com.