St. Croix Valley’s Best Annual Events

by | Jun 2022

Hot Air Affair in Hudson.

Hot Air Affair


Hot Air Affair
Witness magnificent hot air balloons take off while enjoying an array of festivities throughout the three-day event. Every year Hudson, Wisconsin, offers many activities involving the Hot Air Affair, including parades, river dunks and other fun family-friendly competitions.


St. Croix Valley Winter Winery Tour
The city of Scandia offers its annual Winter Winery tour, hosted by Rustic Roots, in March. Enjoy the chilly month by taking a coach bus through the scenic, beautiful winter wonderland while enjoying various kinds of wine.


Warden’s House Museum Annual Open House
Explore the historic Warden’s House Museum in the birthplace of Minnesota. Stillwater offers tours into one of the oldest houses in the state. If you are a history fanatic, this is a great opportunity for you to tour and learn about the county’s past while being in a house rooted in time.


The St. Croix Valley Annual Pottery Studio Tour Sale
Beautiful handmade pottery is crafted not only for usage, but for admiration. Come see local artists’ talent come to life as they showcase their pottery for sale.


Annual Beer and Wine Cruise
Gather your family and friends for a cruise around the St. Croix River, starting in downtown Stillwater. On this annual beer and wine cruise, hosted by Haskell’s, you will be served lunch with samples of more than 50 wines and beers. This event is only for adults 21 and older.


Lumberjack Days
Take yourself back to Minnesota roots and unleash your inner lumberjack. This event takes place in Stillwater and is fun for all with a range of activities like concerts, competitions, food and, of course, log rolling and cutting! Don’t forget to wear your checkered flannel.


Afton Art in the Park
Over 10,000 guests will be visiting the lovely town of Afton, a Midwest hotspot during the Art in the Park two-day event, which offers live music, great food and over 90 vendors. The vendors offer a wide range of art from pottery, all the way to beautiful photography.


Aamodt’s Apple Farm Fest
The City of Stillwater is offering a fall treat with family-fun activities, such as hay bale mazes, wagon rides and picking delicious apples. This event lasts throughout the month of October, just in time to settle into those fall feelings.


Twinkle Party
The countdown to the holidays has officially begun in the early days of December—make sure to celebrate in Stillwater at the Twinkle Party event. Witness the beautiful tree lighting while enjoying music and fireworks.


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