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    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 river offering views from anywhere downtown. New this year will also be enterainment of live bands in the park. Make a weeked out of it and stay overnight! During the day…shop Main Street, take a cruise on the river, ...more


    Relax with your friends and paint at the Water Street Inn on the beautiful St. Croix River

    Presented by PAINT·SIP·NOSH at Water Street Inn, Stillwater

    June 26, 2017

    Paint, Sip and Nosh!  We fuse social, creativity and celebration into one fun event! Awaken your creative side while sipping your favorite beverage and unwinding with friends. You'll...more

    Choose your design and create a wood sign!

    Presented by PAINT·SIP·NOSH at Stillwater KC Hall , Stillwater

    June 30, 2017

    We fuse social, creativity and celebration into one fun event! Awaken your creative side while sipping your favorite beverage and unwinding with friends. You'll create your own masterpiece...more

    Paint sip Nosh presents painting Northern Lights on the St. Croix at Mallards

    Presented by PAINT·SIP·NOSH and Mallards on the St. Croix

    July 1, 2017

    Breathe in a stunning view of the St Croix River as you Paint "The Northern Lights" with Paint sip·Nosh at Mallard's on the St Croix.

    We'll paint outside to the north of...more

    4th of July Fireworks Seating

    Presented by Northern Vineyards at Northern Vineyards, Stillwater

    July 4, 2017

    Watch the Stillwater 4th of July fireworks from our 2nd floor deck overlooking the St. Croix River. Ticket includes reserved seat, souvenir wine glass and your first glass of Main Street wine....more

    Light a Spark: Rooftop Fireworks Viewing

    Presented by Stillwater Public Library Foundation at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater

    July 4, 2017

    Light a Spark for the Library on July 4th!

    Join us on the library's rooftop terrace to celebrate the 4th of July. Be dazzled by a magician, dance with a dynamic DJ, join...more

    Sawdust Savvy Blanket Ladder Workshop

    Presented by Sawdust Savvy at Sawdust Savvy, Stillwater

    July 12, 2017

    Join us for a Sawdust Savvy workshop. In just 3 hours you will construct a wood blanket ladder that you can proudly display! Learn more at ...more

    Wine Meets Art Festival

    Presented by Saint Croix Vineyards at Saint Croix Vineyards, Stillwater

    July 15 - July 16, 2017

    Enjoy interacting with top local artists as you stroll through the art show while sampling local wine, beer and food! Live music and free tours each day at noon of Saint Croix Vineyards....more

    Community Ice Cream Social

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

    July 20, 2017

    Held outdoors on the lush, green grounds of the Historic Courthouse, the Ice Cream Social event is a perennial community favorite and the official kick-off to Stillwater’s Lumberjack Days!...more

    St. Croix Vintage Baseball Exhibition

    Presented by Washington County Historical Society at Old Athletic Field, Stillwater

    July 22, 2017

    The Washington County Historical Society's vintage base ball club, the St. Croixs, wear 1860s uniforms and play by 1860s rules. They are unique in bringing a piece of the past to the present for...more

    St. Croix RiverFest

    Presented by St. Croix RiverFest and The Phipps Center for the Arts at Lakefront Park, Hudson

    July 18 - July 23, 2017

    JOIN US FOR Hudson’s annual RiverFest celebration on July 18-23.  The 2017 event will be expanded to include a wider range of activities designed to allow people of all ages to...more

    Lift Bridge Beer Brew Cruise

    Presented by Stillwater River Boats

    July 28, 2017

    Stillwater River Boats offers a fun Brews Cruise with Lift Bridge beers 3 times a year! Our kick off cruise is on Friday, July 28th.  Fiesta buffet, beer pairings with mini appetizers and...more

    Sawdust Savvy Workshop

    Presented by Sawdust Savvy at Sawdust Savvy, Stillwater

    July 8 - July 29, 2017

    Join us for a Sawdust Savvy workshop. In just 3 hours you will construct a wood craft that you can proudly display! Learn more at ...more

    Cheers Pablo Painting Cruise

    Presented by Afton House Inn/Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines at Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines, Hudson

    August 4, 2017

    This event is so much fun. Paint, Sip A Cocktail or soft drink beverage with your friends. You can also add on dinner if you choose!

    Enjoy Painting on the River with St. Croix River...more

    Square Lake Film & Music Festival

    Presented by Square Lake Film & Music Festival at Square Lake Festival , Stillwater

    August 5, 2017

    The Square Lake Film & Music Festival is one of the best kept summer secrets of the upper Midwest, featuring Minnesota music, independent short, experimental and animated films. This is a rain...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

    Summer Tuesdays - Outdoor Movies & Music

    Presented by Summer Tuesdays, Inc. and Discover Stillwater at Lowell Park - Downtown Stillwater Riverfront Gazebo, Stillwater

    July 11 - August 22, 2017

    Outdoor movies on the riverfront!

    Summer event for the entire family. Enjoy market vendors, live music and a great family outdoor movie at dusk. Bring the family and a blanket/chairs. If...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. 


    Dueling Pianos

    Presented by Water Street Inn, Charlie's Irish Pub at Water Street Inn, Stillwater

    May 18 - August 31, 2017

    Ticket price includes all-you-can-eat dinner buffet (tax, gratuity, and beverages extra). $49.95/person. Dueling pianos only $19.95 - music starts at 7:00 pm.
    Tickets can also be purchased...more

    Virginia Lovness Paintings and Prints: A Retrospective

    Presented by Stillwater Public Library at Stillwater Public Library, Stillwater

    July 1 - August 31, 2017

    The gallery at the Stillwater Public Library will host an exhibit featuring Virginia Lovness Paintings and Prints: A Retrospective in July and August 2017. Virginia is a...more

    Waldfest Labor Day Annual Celebration

    Presented by Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter at Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter, Stillwater

    September 4, 2017

    Spend time at the Gasthaus Bavarian Hunter just minutes from downtown Stillwater. Polka in the pine forest to The Artie Schaefer Band 1:00-5:00pm. Free Admission. Brats and beer available in the...more

    Pickin' & Grinnin' Party

    Presented by Lift Bridge Brewing Co at Lift Bridge Brewing Co, Stillwater

    September 9, 2017


    Picking starts 12 p.m. and ends when all the hops are gone (around 3pm). Hop Pickin' happens on tables inside the brewery - not out in fields.

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    Saint Croix Vineyards Grape Stomp

    Presented by Saint Croix Vineyards at Saint Croix Vineyards, Stillwater

    September 9 - September 10, 2017

    Annual grape stomp at Minnesota vineyard just minutes from downtown Stillwater. Join the live music and grape stomping competitions – remember Lucy and Ethel?  Your turn!  There will...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

    PolliNATION Festival 2017

    Presented by Pollinator Friendly Alliance and ArtReach St. Croix

    September 10, 2017

    Support Pollinators at the Best Party on the Planet - Minnesota's Favorite Pollinator Party.

    Bands - Finnegans Beer - Sociable Cider - Food Trucks - Honey...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

    Northern Grape Stomp

    Presented by Northern Vineyards at Northern Vineyards, Stillwater

    September 23 - September 24, 2017

    Join Northern Vineyards Winery in a Celebration of our harvest. Come down and enjoy a traditional grape stomp on the banks of the St. Croix river! Bring a picnic relax with a glass or bottle of...more

    Stillwater Flea Market

    Presented by RSG Development at Washington County Fairgrounds, Lake Elmo

    June 24 - September 24, 2017

    Now in our 4th year - bigger and better every year!! Mark your calendars with our 2017 dates listed below. Come join our Huge Outdoor Flea & Crafter Market held May thru Sept. at the...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

    Rivertown Fall Art Festival

    Presented by Greater Stillwater Chamber of Commerce at Lowell Park - North, Stillwater

    October 7 - October 8, 2017

    The Rivertown Fall Art Festival is the new name for our former two art festivals combined into one huge event! Our Art Festivals have been popular and well attended events in the...more

    Commander Barleywine Release Party

    Presented by Lift Bridge Brewing Co at Lift Bridge Brewing Co, Stillwater

    November 11, 2017

    We will have contests, prizes, classic carnival games, live music, great food and of course Lift Bridge Beer. YPLEASE NOTE: This event is all ages until 7pm, when it is 21+, no...more

    Giving Voice- EmpowerSurvivors 2017

    Presented by EmpowerSurvivors at Grand Banquet Hall, Stillwater

    November 11, 2017

    Giving Voice- EmpowerSurvivors 2017 Conference is an annual event put on by adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. It is our belief and hope that...more

    Cheese & Chocolate Weekend

    Presented by Three Rivers Wine Trail at Three Rivers Wine Trail

    November 18 - November 19, 2017

    This is a Three Rivers Wine Trail event, visit all 5 wineries on the trail over the weekend. 

    Two of the vineyards are in Stillwater - Saint Croix...more

    Thanksgiving Buffet

    Presented by Historic Afton House Inn

    November 23, 2017

    Celebrate with family and friends at the Afton House Inn's Thanksgiving Buffet. Featuring: Roasted Turkey, Beef, Ham and all the trimings.

    For complete menu details go to...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

    Shop Small Saturday

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

    November 25, 2017

    Downtown Stillwater Minnesota is home to 100+ independently owned shops on a historic main street (see full list). Find...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

    Annual Warden's House Holiday Event

    Presented by Washington County Historical Society at Warden's House Museum, Stillwater

    December 16, 2017

    Avoid the lines at the department store and treat yourself to our unique holiday shopping experience in a beautiful 1800s historic home of the State's first Prison Warden and home to the...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.

     

     


    BierCycle Caroling Tours

    Presented by Biercycle Adventures LLC at Downtown Stillwater - Pedestrian Plaza, Stillwater

    December 1 - December 31, 2017

    Join us for some old-fashioned caroling with a BierCycle twist! Sing the holiday classics that we all love while pedaling the streets in downtown Stillwater. We'll bring the music and you can...more

    Life as a Civil War Soldier: The First Minnesota and Company B

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

    June 3, 2017 - January 5, 2018

     In honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Soldiers & Sailors Civil War Monument on the grounds of the Washington County Historic Courthouse, a new exhibit will be installed this June...more

    Yoga & Pints

    Presented by Maple Island Brewing at Maple Island Brewing, Stillwater

    April 2, 2017 - March 4, 2018

    Join us for a pint and yoga instructed by Studio One Yoga Stillwater every Sunday from 11AM until noon.  


    Historic Afton House Inn's Traditional Easter Buffet

    Presented by Afton House Inn/Afton*Hudson Cruise Lines at Historic Afton House Inn, Afton

    April 1, 2018

    Celebrate East Sunday at the Historic Afton House Inn for our annual buffet with all the traditional Easter Day Dining.

    Menu:
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    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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