From the creators of The Color Run comes Pumpkin Nights, a one mile long walking path with 12 worlds of marvelous art and Halloween fun, lined with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins in larger than life displays. Launching in Twin Cities at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Friday, October 14, Pumpkin Nights will be open for 18 days until Halloween Day—Monday, October 31. Read more about Pumpkin Nights Comes to the Twin Cities
For the Kids
If you're an animal-lover, and enjoy competition as well, the Wisconsin Working Stock Dog Association's 31st Annual Labor Day Trials are something you'll want to see. Witness some of the best shepherds and sheepdogs in the country compete for the title of "Top Dog" in one of the most beautiful settings anywhere in Minnesota or Wisconsin. You will be amazed at what these dogs can do, how they work using their own talents and in partnership with their handlers to gather sheep and move them with care and precision over hills, around gates and obstacles and into pens. They don't make noise. Read more about Hudson Working Sheepdog Competition
It's the 6th annual Caramelpalooza festival! Event features free dessert sauce tastings, homemade caramel apples, caramel corn with bacon, 15 kinds of caramel confections, live music all day, appearance by CaramElvis, petting zoo, entertainment for kids, "Creepy Corners" where you can take selfies with costumed characters, hot chocolate and hot food on site. Presented by St. Croix Chocolate Company. Free to attend and park. Read more about Caramelpalooza: A celebration of all things caramel!
Come join us for an evening under the stars at Pioneer Park in Stillwater on Friday, August 21st at 7:00 p.m.
Bring a chair and a picnic and enjoy a free event performed by the dancers of St. Croix Ballet Read more about St. Croix Ballet's Annual Summer Gala in the Park
Come to the 117th annual Afton 4th of July parade and celebration. Visit our new web site at www.aftonparade.com. Free trolley rides in the village to get around Offsite parking for $3 round trip. In the park - Music, lots of Food and Beer, kids crafts, bike and trike decorationg contest. Read more about Afton's 4th Of July Parade and Celebration
Spark a love of the arts in your child with a day full of live music and opportunities for your toddlers and grade school children to explore different instruments. The day also includes arts and crafts, dance lessons and a menu of other activities—fun for the whole brood. Free. 9 a.m.–noon. Ordway Center for Performing Arts, 345 Washington St., St. Paul; 651.224.4222; ordway.org. Read more about Family Day at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts