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Add these St. Croix Valley “bucket list” locations to your list of best places to check out this summer.

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At St. Croix Valley Magazine, we’re about celebrating our neighbors and communities with each and every issue and Instagram post. But each year, we set aside a whole month for celebrating the créme de la créme in our “Best of” issue.

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, NEA Big Read, National Endowment for the Arts, ArtReach St. Croix

The entire community is encouraged to read "Station Eleven" by Emily St. John Mandel as part of a grant received by ArtReach St. Croix.

2019 Best of St. Croix Valley finalists

The votes are in! Here are the top 3 finalists in each category of this year's Best of St. Croix Valley.

Voting for the 2019 Best of St. Croix Valley survey is now closed. The results of our annual readers’ choice survey will be printed in June, in our special Best of edition of St. Croix Valley Magazine, and we'll need your help to fill it with the best St. Croix Valley has to offer.

People & Families
Summer Smiles & Sweet Corn by Anne Jackson

Wildlife & Nature
Dream by Violet Penman

Big River Farms is a St. Croix Valley certified organic vegetable farm comprising, according to Minnesota Food Association programs manager Laura Hedeen, about 30 tillable acres. Small but mighty, these 30 acres have a huge impact on the lives of many Minn.

The county fair brings communities together to create a fun environment and celebrate people who make a difference. While most people's experience ends when they leave the fair, for the Fairest of the Fair, the experience lasts the entire year.

Muslims in the St. Croix Valley and throughout the east metro will soon have a beautiful, brand new house of worship. Construction on a mosque in Afton began in 2017 and was set to open this past summer. Plans had been in the works for almost a decade.

The St. Croix Valley is the focus or backdrop to some of the most beautiful photography. And Instagram is a great place to spotlight and share what both professional and amateur photographers capture along the way.

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Tuesday, February 4 to Sunday, February 9
[Arts & Performance]
Winner of the 2018 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love.
Tuesday, March 31 to Sunday, April 5
[Arts & Performance]
The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times).