Stillwater is a great spot to visit every day of the year, offering well curated shops, delicious dining options, fun nightlight options, stunning views, and a charming historic downtown among other attractions. But, if you’re someone that likes to be in the middle of the action, Stillwater is also home to many great events you’ll want to consider attending! We’ve rounded up some of the summer events and festivals you won’t want to miss!
In Stillwater, you can find something fun, and live music almost every day of the week! We can’t fit it all into one spot, so we encourage you to check out our event calendar for a complete list, but we’ve rounded up some big events that should be on your summer fun calendar below!
-June 2-4 The St. Croix Valley Art Opener Studio Tour, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10am -5pm. See where art happens on this fun tour. Learn more at ArtOpener.org
-June 14, June 28 – Cruisin’ on the Croix. Wednesday nights from 4-6pm in Lowell Park. Admire the vintage cars and retro rides! Cruise to CruisinOnTheCroix.com for more info.
-June 17 – Food Truck Extravaganza this mouth watering event takes place at the Washington County Fairgrounds. Find over 30 food trucks, a marketplace, military row, and kids activities. Find more information at foodtruckextravaganza.com
-June 24- Lift Bridge Road Race. Challenge yourself with a 10 mile, 10k, or 5k. Race over to RunStillwater.com for details.
-July 4- Fourth of July Fireworks. Spend the day in Lowell Park. Civil War cannon on display. The largest fireworks in Minnesota set to music at the waterfront at 10p. Jazz Orchestra 7-9pm. There are also great views at Pioneer Park.
-July 8-9 Wine Meets Art Festival Saturday 11am-6pm, Sunday 11am-5pm, see over 20 locals artists in the vineyard.
-July 11, 18, 25- Summer Tuesdays begin at 5pm in Lowell Park with a market, live music starts at 6pm followed by outdoor movies. This free event is fun for the whole family. Learn more at SummerTuesdays.com
-July 14-16- Lumberjack Day. Join the fun in Lowell Park on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Stillwater’s Summer Festival for family fun, a parade, live music, vendors, contests, down hill derby and more! Find complete event schedule at lumberjackdays.com
-July 29- Opera on the River. Join Saturday for a free outdoor, live opera in Lowell Park along the riverfront.
-July 29- St Croix Crossing Half Marathon- Take in scenic vies of the Historic Lift Bridge and the new St. Croix Crossing bridge as you run along the loop trail. Learn more and register at runstillwater.com
-Aug 2-6- Washington County Fair, Enjoy rides, games, food, shows, vendors, exhibits, and so much more! Learn more at washingtoncountyfair.org/
-Aug 3- 7- Stillwater Pride. Celebrate in Stillwater for the First ever Pride event Thurs through Monday. More information to come!
-Aug 1, 8- Summer Tuesdays begin at 5pm in Lowell Park with a market, live music starts at 6pm followed by outdoor movies. This free event is fun for the whole family. Learn more at SummerTuesdays.com
-Aug 9, 23- Cruisin’ on the Croix. Wednesday nights from 4-6pm in Lowell Park. Admire the vintage cars and retro rides! Cruise to CruisinOnTheCroix.com for more info.
-Aug 12- Gopher to Badge Half Marathon. Run from Stillwater to Hudson, Wisc in a two state race. Learn more and register at RunStillwater.com
-Aug 13- Bridge the Valley Bike Rally. Enjoy multiple route lengths. Learn more and register at StillwaterSunriseRotary.org
All events are subject to change, please check with the event organizer for any updates. For a complete list of events, go to http://events.discoverstillwater.com/