Upcoming events that celebrate the St. Croix River region’s heritage


As summer hits full stride, the St. Croix River region of Minnesota and Wisconsin is bustling with opportunities to celebrate and learn about history, nature, and more.

St. Croix Sojourn offers activities along the river July 14

Stations between Interstate State Parks and Osceola will offer learning opportunities about nature and history while visitors enjoy a six-mile padde.

Paddlers can stop along the river to learn about fish, logging, voyageurs, geology and mussels. Learn more…

Namekagon River Memory Day

Have you or your family enjoyed the Namekagon River? Do you have stories to tell? Or are you interested in learning more about the river’s history? Come to the Namekagon River Memory Day hosted by the National Park Service on Friday, July 20, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Namekagon River Visitor Center in Trego, Wisconsin.

The public is invited to share stories that can be recorded, bring in photographs that can be scanned, and share knowledge of how places got their names.

In addition, Bob Olson will speak about the Uhrenholdt Forest in Sawyer County. Olson, whose father was author and environmentalist Sigurd Olson, recently donated the 100-acre Uhrenholdt estate in Seeley to Northland College. He will begin his remarks at approximately 2:00 p.m.

St. Croix River Awareness Week

The St. Croix River is a national treasure, and the St. Croix River Association (SCRA) invites you to celebrate it and help clean it up during River Awareness Week, July 13-22. This weeklong event along the St. Croix River, and its tributaries, is a great way for people of all ages to experience the amazing gift we have in our own backyard.

There are several opportunities to get out and help clean up the river, as well as chances to celebrate it at special events. More.

“Summer Tuesdays” music and movies along the river in Stillwater

Close-knit communities are often mentioned as one of the St. Croix River region’s important attributes. The 10th annual “Summer Tuesdays” music and movies series in downtown Stillwater are a great example of a community coming together literally around the river.

Check out the schedule and details.