Activities in September – Stillwater, Minnesota

Stillwater is the perfect place to visit during the Fall season. Enjoy the fall colors along the St. Croix Croix River and the rest of the valley during your stay at Rivertown Inn. Take a look below to see a list of activities and events happening in Stillwater during the month of September.

**Be sure to check our Area Activities page for more information on local restaurants, wineries, shops, etc. Visit our Current Events page for a list of more activities every month!

Friday, September 10th, 6:45 – 9:30pm

Swinging the Valley

Tickets are on sale now for our annual swing concert and dance under the stars on the Stillwater Public Library terrace overlooking the beautiful St. Croix Valley. Free group swing dance lessons. Cash bar. The St. Croix Jazz Orchestra is a professional jazz orchestra with members that play all over the midwest and nationally. This amazing group will perform swing and big band jazz favorites, and some you may not be familiar with. Don’t miss this event – under the stars with music that will blow you away. Stillwater Public Library terrace, 224 N. 3rd St. Tickets are just $15, and if you are an ArtReach member, you receive a discount. Student tickets are $5.

For More Information, Please Call (651)439-1465.

Friday, September 10th – Saturday, September 11th, 4:00-9:00pm

Art On Main: Stillwater’s Fine Art Walk

Stillwater’s Fine Art Walk showcases Stillwater’s fine art scene including new and hidden treasures.  An artist reception will be held at each location on Friday’s featuring one or more artist as well as refreshments.  Enjoy and appreciate the growning art scene in Stillwater, with its diverse galleries and recognized artists.

Locations: Gallery 310, Tamarack Gallery, Parrot Art Sanctuary, Mart Jo Van Dell Studio, Alesci Furniture Gallery, KMK Designs / KMKostumes, Stillwater Art Guild Gallery.

For more infromation please contact Scott Zahren at 651.351.0262 or e-mail or Kate Vichich at 651.439.9393 or e-mail

Saturday, September 11th, 10:00am – 4:00pm

St. Croix Valley Historic Architecture Tour

Tour homes and other sites highlighting the rich architectural history of the North Hill of Stillwater. The tour is self guided and can be walked. Ticket location: ArtReach St. Croix, 224 N. 4th Street in Stillwater.

For More Information, Please Call ArtReach at (651)439-1465.

Saturday, September 11th, 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Franconia’s 1st Annual 3-D Music Festival

Franconia Sculpture Park, 29836 St. Croix Tr., Franconia, MN
This music festival encompasses a wide range of musical genres to create a diverse family friendly art and music cultural event for our entire community. The 3-D Music Festival significantly expands the park’s existing cultural event programming with a summer-long series of musical performances. Food will be available at the Lizard Lounge, Franconia’s own ” you betcha brat shop.” Tours of the Park will be given during the break.

For More Information, Please Call (651)257-6668.

Saturday, September 11th – Sunday, September 12th, 12:00-6:00pm

11th Annual Grape Stomp at Saint Croix Vineyards

This is an event not to be missed! Saint Croix Vineyards is hosting its 11th annual Grape Stomp Celebration on September 11th and 12th, with free tours at 12, 2 & 4pm, and grape stomping competitions at 1, 3 & 5pm. A drawing will be held to determine who will compete in the competitions. Please enter your name in the drawing when you arrive (no pre-registration required/accepted). Prizes will be awarded to those with the best grape-stomping style (as determined by audience applause). Local bands will be playing live music both days from 1-4pm. This is the perfect opportunity to bring your family out to the vineyard, stomp grapes and relax outdoors with a picnic.

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Friday, September 24th – Sunday September 26th

Oktoberfest at the Gasthaus!

Huge festival tent, German food, beer and music. The Artie Schaefer band Fri. and Sat. 6-11 pm (gates open at 5 pm)- must be 21. Sundays are family days with free pony rides and live music. Noon-6 pm – all ages welcome.

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Saturday, September 25th – Sunday, September 26th

Afton Art in the Park

Aftons Art in the Park – Enjoy arts & crafts, food and fun for the entire family.

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