Events

Last fall, artists and art lovers gathered at the historic Stillwater riverfront for this juried event that’s been celebrated for over 30 years. Artwork on display included custom made jewelry, hand-thrown pottery, blown glass, paintings, photography, fiber art, woodworking and much more.

Apples sit in a wooden container at Afton Apple Orchard's Apple Fest

Apple picking, a corn maze, hayrides - there's plenty to do at Afton Apple Orchard's annual festival.

A parade marches down the street as part of The Episcopal Church of the Ascension’s Bagpipes & Bonfires event.

Parading bagpipers, a crackling bonfire, sizzling pub food, camaraderie in beard and kilt contests: These are just a few of the things that will be at the Episcopal Church of the Ascension’s 2019 Bagpipes & Bonfires event in Stillwater.

A father and daughter admire art at the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival, one of many local fall art festivals.

Fall is the season of the arts in the St. Croix Valley, as evidenced by the myriad fantastic local festivals.

A stack of books at Valley Bookseller.

Valley Bookseller's Rachael Johnson recommends a funny summer read, plus a handful of events at the store.

Members of the Greater Stillwater Chamber celebrated in Great Gatsby fashion during their third annual winter gala community award celebration at the JX Event Center. Honorees includeded businesses of the year as well as educator, non-profit and more.

A crowd gathers to see the Minnesota Orchestra at Hudson's Concerts in the Park series at Lakefront Park

Hudson does outdoor music right on the regular at Concerts in the Park at Lakefront Park.

Here are some of the best reader submitted photos from this year's Hudson Hot Air Affair. The mid-winter event has been delighting spectators for 30 years. This year's theme was Pirates Fly’n the Croix-Ribbean. 

St. Croix Valley wedding venue Withrow Ballroom

Memorable experiences are made in the country and city.

This annual fine art and crafts festival takes place in Afton’s quaint Town Square Park. Visitors enjoy art from dozens of vendors along with live music and a wine and beer garden.

Started in the summer of 2003 to bring awareness and exposure to local independent film, the Square Lake Film Festival advertises on its website, “the event is a way to bring some exposure to the awesome independent and largely unrecognized film work being done in and around the Twin Cities.”  

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