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    150th Anniversary Celebration of the Historic Courthouse

    Presented by Washington County Historic Courthouse at Washington County Historic Courthouse, Stillwater

    June 3, 2017

    Join us in celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the groundbreaking of the Washington County Historic Courthouse and the 100th anniversary of the Soldiers and Sailors Civil War Monument on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Bring a blanket and picnic on the grounds with hot dogs, apple pie, and live music! This will be a fun-filled event with living history re-enactors in Civil War era replica dress and ...more


    Explore Your Parks Day

    Presented by Washington County Parks at Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo

    June 3, 2017

    The Washington County Commissioners invite the public to Explore Your Parks Saturday, June 3.

    Bike, hike, fish, run, swim, read, view wildlife, visit playgrounds and do much more. The...more

    Pop-up Performance with Blue Hazard at Afton State Park

    Presented by ArtReach St. Croix and Afton State Park at Afton State Park, Hastings

    June 10, 2017

    Neighbors, campers and day visitors are invited to enjoy a lively evening in the meadow for a modern Bluegrass concert. 

    Special guests Blue Hazard will bring their fiddles, mandolins...more

    Wild Fathers of the Animal World Walk

    Presented by Interstate State Park at Interstate State Park-Minnesota, Taylors Falls

    June 18, 2017

    Celebrate the amazing dad in your life with a special hike all about fathers... the furred, feathered and finned kind! You'll be treated to a leisurely hike near the river sprinkled with quick...more

    Drawing with Perspective: Ages 8-12

    Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson

    June 19 - June 21, 2017

    Led by instructor Ben Chirhart, students learn how to use the drawing techniques of 2-point perspective and shading to create their very own realistic drawing of a corner-store business they...more

    Make Music Day

    Presented by National Association of Music Merchants and Main Street Stillwater IBA at Downtown Stillwater, Stillwater

    June 21, 2017

    Make Music Day, part of the international Fête de la Musique, is a celebration of sound, occurring annually on June 21, the longest day of the year. Joining over 700 cities around the world,...more

    Pop-up Performance with Blue Hazard at Interstate Park

    Presented by ArtReach St. Croix and Interstate State Park at Interstate State Park-Minnesota, Taylors Falls

    June 22, 2017

    Neighbors, campers and day visitors are invited to enjoy a lively evening along the St. Croix River for a modern Bluegrass concert.

    Special guests Blue Hazard will bring their fiddles,...more

    Exploring Photography: Ages 8+

    Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson

    June 19 - June 23, 2017

    Lead by instructor Deanna Grigus, students will learn functions of a basic camera to create great images while making unique
    projects. Explore the history and science of photography and take...more

    Bruce the Bug Guy

    Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater

    June 26, 2017

    Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Monday, June 26 from 2:00 - 2:30 pm for Bruce the Bug Guy.  Bruce presents lively, hands-on programs about insects (Hissing...more

    Wildly Fun Experiments: Incredible Egg Lab

    Presented by Interstate State Park at Interstate State Park-Minnesota, Taylors Falls

    June 30, 2017

    How do eggs survive being sat on by their parents, especially if mom is an ostrich? Delve into the egg's secret to success through hands-on challenges and experiments. The event will wrap-up with...more

    Fourth of July Fireworks

    Presented by City of Stillwater at Lowell Park - Downtown Stillwater Riverfront Gazebo, Stillwater

    July 4, 2017

    Celebrate independence day in an all-american historic river town! The City of Stillwater puts on a huge fireworks display over the St. Croix...more

    Family Pond Dipping

    Presented by East Metro Water Resource Education Program and Wahoo Adventures

    July 6, 2017

    Join us at this FREE family friendly event! We will dip nets into the water to catch a closer look at the creatures that live in the lake and what they tell us about how clean our water is. Please...more

    Interior Design HGTV Style - Dream Bedroom: Ages 8+

    Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson

    July 17 - July 19, 2017

    Instructor Heidi Sime teaches students space planning and conceptual elements to create their dream room. Students will make a floor plan and design board of their dream bedroom – no rules, no...more

    Mosaic Garden Stones: Ages 9+

    Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson

    July 17 - July 19, 2017

    Learn designing, glass cutting, adhesive and grouting techniques. Let your creativity flow to make a glass mosiac garden stone of your own design - choose a sports these, nature, geometric...more

    Exploring The Galleries of The Phipps: Ages 7-12

    Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson

    July 17 - July 20, 2017

    Instructor Amy Noonan will start with a guided tour and discussion of a different artist’s work on display at The Phipps. Then, students will return to the art studio where they will learn and...more

    Go Figure: Drawing the Human Figure and Exploring Character: Ages 7-12

    Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson

    July 17 - July 20, 2017

    Instructor Amy Noonan uses a variety of drawing media, to guide students through a series of figure drawing exercises that introduce concepts and skills needed to accurately draw the human figure....more

    St. Croix RiverFest: Deluxe River Exploration: Ages 9-12

    Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson

    July 18 - July 21, 2017

    This is an amazing week for students who love the St. Croix River, science, and art. Work with experts in the environmental field, participate in St. Croix RiverFest programs, paddle a kayak,...more

    Micro-Exhibition at the Mobile Art Gallery - Afton State Park

    Presented by ArtReach St. Croix and Afton State Park at Afton State Park, Hastings

    July 21 - July 23, 2017

    You never know where you will find art, but this time it’s guaranteed to be in an unexpected place. Neighbors, campers and day visitors are invited to stop by the Mobile Art Gallery near the...more

    Family Pond Dipping at Long Lake

    Presented by East Metro Water Resource Education Program

    July 24, 2017

    Join us at this family friendly event! We will dip nets into the water to catch a closer look at the creatures that live in Long Lake and what they tell us about how clean our water is....more

    Teens Teach STEM to Kids!

    Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater

    June 6 - July 25, 2017

    Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Tuesdays, June 6 through July 25 (except July 4) from 10:30 - 11:30 am for Teens Teach STEM to Kids! Each week, a short STEM activity...more

    Places: Real and Imaginary: Ages 7-12

    Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson

    July 24 - July 27, 2017

    Instructor Amy Noonan leads this hands-on class to give students a chance to experience a variety of media and express themselves creatively while learning about depth, composition, and design....more

    Junior Ranger Artist Camp: Ages 9-12

    Presented by The Phipps Center for the Arts at The Phipps Center for the Arts, Hudson

    July 24 - July 28, 2017

    Instructors Liz Malanaphy and National Park Service Rangers help students become a National Park Service junior ranger and learn about the natural and cultural resources of the St. Croix Riverway...more

    Washington County Fair

    Presented by Washington County Fair at Washington County Fairgrounds, Lake Elmo

    August 2 - August 6, 2017

    Established in 1873! Music, Educational Exhibits by 4-H and FFA members, fabulous fair food, animals, carnival rides, FREE events from pig races to magician shows, and hundreds of exhibits....more

    Micro-Exhibition at the Mobile Art Gallery - Interstate Park MN

    Presented by ArtReach St. Croix and Interstate State Park at Interstate State Park-Minnesota, Taylors Falls

    August 4 - August 6, 2017

    You never know where you will find art, but this time it’s guaranteed to be in an unexpected place. Neighbors, campers and day visitors are invited to stop by the Mobile Art Gallery near the...more

    Pop-up Performance with Blue Hazard at Willam O'Brien State Park

    Presented by ArtReach St. Croix and William O'Brien State Park at William O'Brien State Park, Marine on St. Croix

    August 25, 2017

    Neighbors, campers and day visitors are invited to enjoy a lively evening in the meadow for a modern Bluegrass concert. 

    Special guests Blue Hazard will bring their fiddles, mandolins...more

    Music in the Meadow

    Presented by Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter at Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter, Stillwater

    August 6 - August 27, 2017

    Take time to relax and enjoy the live music outsides in the meadow lawn at the German-inspired Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter just outside Stillwater. 


    Little Explorers

    Presented by Interstate State Park at Interstate State Park-Minnesota, Taylors Falls

    June 12 - August 28, 2017

    Through stories, hands-on activities and a craft our youngest visitors discover a new letter of nature's alphabet each week. This special program captures the interest and imagination of children...more

    PolliNATION Festival

    Presented by Pollinator Friendly Alliance and ArtReach St. Croix

    September 10, 2017

    This party is history in the making. PARTY WITH PURPOSE to PROTECT our pollinators.

    Line up of Music, Dance, Performance, and Art includes best loved indie bands, craft beers, cutting edge...more

    Cruisin' On The Croix - Hot Rod & Vintage Car Show

    Presented by Cruisin' On The Croix at Lowell Park - North, Stillwater

    June 7 - September 13, 2017

    There’s nothing better than a summer evening spent down by the river in downtown Stillwater. Stroll through rows of vintage and hot rod collectable cars, grab a bite to eat, and enjoy live...more

    Prairie Burn Music Festival

    Presented by YMCA Camp St. Croix at YMCA Camp St. Croix, Hudson

    September 16, 2017

    Hosted by the YMCA Twin Cities and the Royal Credit Union Foundation, Prairie Burn Music Festival is back for year three. Expect great music, excellent food and drink, and...more

    Hudson Hometown Music Festival

    Presented by St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Hudson

    September 16, 2017

    The Hudson Hometown Music Fest, now in its third year, is quickly becoming a fall tradition. The Music Fest aspires to bring the people of Hudson, the St.Croix Valley, and surrounding...more

    Marine on St. Croix Art Fair

    Presented by Marine on St. Croix at Historic Marine on St. Croix, Marine on Saint Croix

    September 16 - September 17, 2017

    Marine on St Croix holds it's annual art fair the third weekend of September each year. Approximately 100 hand selected and skilled vendors attend this event. The selection of artists and crafters...more

    Oktoberfest

    Presented by Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter at Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter, Stillwater

    September 15 - September 24, 2017

    German Oktoberfest celebration in authetic setting with large outdoor tent, restaurant, pub, and wooded meadows. Music, Dancing, Imported Beer, Brats and Chops, Giant pretzels, Cinnamon Roasted...more

    Take Me to the River

    Presented by ArtReach St. Croix at St Croix Valley, Stillwater

    September 9 - September 24, 2017

    The natural beauty of the St. Croix River has attracted artists and outdoor enthusiasts for generations. This nationally-recognized, wild and scenic river and its tree covered bluffs create a...more

    Afton Art in the Park

    Presented by Afton Area Business Association at Afton Town Square Park, Afton

    September 23 - September 24, 2017

    We invite you to visit the charming St. Croix River town of Afton, MN on September 23rd & 24th, 2017. The 39th Annual two day outdoor fine arts and traditional craft fair takes place...more

    Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival

    Presented by Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau and The Phipps Center for the Arts at Lakefront Park, Hudson

    September 23 - September 24, 2017

    Join us for an interactive art experience at the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival and prepare to be inspired!  The Hudson Area Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau in partnership with...more

    Storytime Trolley

    Presented by Valley Bookseller and Stillwater Trolley Co. at Valley Bookseller, Stillwater

    June 3 - October 28, 2017

    This event for families includes a short ride on the trolley with an author or storyteller! Your $5 registration includes a token to board the trolley, a discount for 20% off a children's book the...more

    Sleepyhead Downtown Doorbusters (Black Friday/Plaid Friday)

    Presented by Stillwater MainStreet IBA and Discover Stillwater at Downtown Stillwater, Stillwater

    November 24, 2017

    The civilized & sane way to kick-off your Holiday Shopping! No 6am wake up calls for us!

    Stores in the Historic Downtown Shopping District open early at 9am with holiday shopping...more

    The Stillwater Nutcracker - 27th Annual

    Presented by St. Croix Ballet

    November 24 - November 26, 2017

    The Stillwater Nutcracker is a family-friendly version, choreographed to the music of Tchaikovsky, and follows the traditional storyline of the young girl named Clara and her Christmas dream....more

    Twinkle Party

    Presented by Stillwater MainStreet IBA and Discover Stillwater at Lowell Park - Downtown Stillwater Riverfront Gazebo, Stillwater

    December 2, 2017

    Note: we try to keep to the following schedule as best as possible but these times are estimations. It is strongly encouraged to attend the entire event to guarantee participation in certain...more

    Holiday Tea at Historic Lowell Inn

    Presented by Lowell Inn at Lowell Inn, Stillwater

    December 2 - December 30, 2017

     Relax in the beauty of the inn’s classic dining room as you enjoy a leisurely tea; reservations required.

     

     


    River City Sculpture Tour

    Presented by Discover Stillwater and Discover Stillwater at Downtown Stillwater, Stillwater

    June 1, 2016 - June 1, 2018

    Stillwater's historic district downtown will feature a year-long outdoor exhibit of free public art as mulitple art sculptures by midwest artists will be on display as part of a multi-city...more

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