Events & Activities

This year, due to COVID-19 health concerns, RiverFest will be celebrated as a virtual event. The River Clean-up will be held (while observing social distancing) but other events will be done through video programing.


2020 RiverFest Schedule


2020 – Pre-event

Just Add Water Virtual ClassesJust Add Water
Air Time: Available anytime
Link: View Just Add Water videos here
Description: Here is a creative experiment – Just Add Water (JAW) virtual classes. Join us for some at home science and art fun, in four virtual visits with Liz Malanaphy, creator of JAW summer art and science classes.


2020 – Tuesday, July 21

Hudson & North Hudson River Clean-upRiver Clean Up
Time: 10 – 11:30 am
Location: Hudson and North Hudson Parks
Description: The river clean-up is a core activity of the Hudson RiverFest and the “purpose” for the celebration. Community volunteers get out on the river banks collecting trash and working to help clean-up the St. Croix River.

Families and individuals are encouraged to join the clean-up. Participants are reminded to observe current social distancing guidelines during the clean-up. Please view the River Clean-up Guidelines for instructions and details.

Contact Buck Malick at 715-386-7010 or cmalick2@gmail.com to register and receive your cleanup location.

Trash bags will be available before the clean-up at the RiverFest trailer on the corner of First and Vine Streets (the North side of The Phipps). Please remember to observe social distancing.

Drop off  for the trash collected during the river clean-up is from 11 am to 1 pm at the RiverFest trailer on the corner of First and Vine Streets (the North side of The Phipps).

View the River Clean-up Guidelines.

View a map of clean-up locations.


RiverFest Recycle Basics
Air Time: TBD
Description: Buck Malick from the RiverFest Committee and Kris Poston, St. Croix County Recycling Specialist, will discuss how to separate litter collected during the clean-up into recyclables or trash. Kris  will explain what to, and how to, recycle the different items collected.

 


Animals of the St. Croix: Tiger Salamander
Air Time: TBD
Description: Carpenter Nature Center naturalist Jessie Eckroad will present the wildlife of the St. Croix River Valley. Meet a Tiger Salamander animal ambassador. Find out what you can do to help protect the river valley ecosystem and the amazing animals that live in the Valley.


Toonies ENVIRO-FUN Show

The Toonies ENVIRO-FUN Puppet Show
Air Time: TBD
Description: The City of Hudson presents the Toonies ENVIRO-FUN Puppet Show. Viewers of all ages can come together in environmental awareness, teamwork and fun. Learn about the many ways of reducing the amount of trash we generate – rethink, reuse, recycle!

 


2020 – Wednesday, July 22

TurtleAnimals of the St. Croix: Blanding’s and Wood Turtles
Air Time: TBD
Description: Carpenter Nature Center naturalist Jessie Eckroad will present the wildlife of the St. Croix River Valley. Meet Blanding’s and Wood Turtles animal ambassadors. Find out what you can do to help protect the river valley ecosystem and the amazing animals that live in the Valley.


Foraging with Russ Lake

Foraging Garden Walk
Air Time: TBD
Description: Hudson Grocery Co-op presents backyard foraging with Russ Lake. Learn about edible plants growing in your backyard. From common garden plants like daisies and hostas to wild plants like burdock and wood sorrel, there is an abundance of edible plants in your flower garden and backyard.


Meditation with Kishori
Air Time: TBD 
Description: Kishori Koch, from Ciranda will lead guided-meditation session along the beautiful St. Croix River. Tune into the gentle flow of water, get comfortable and breath.


Prairie That Nature BuiltLibrary Storytime: “The Prairie That Nature Built”
Air Time: TBD
Description:  Joseph Kreye, Adult & Youth Services Assistant at the Hudson Public Area Library will read the children’s book “The Prairie That Nature Built” by Marybeth Lorbiecki.

 


2020 – Thursday, July 23

Yoga with Kishori
Air Time: TBD 
Description: Breath, move and re-energize your body through a simple series of basic postures, guided by Kishori Koch from Ciranda.


St. Croix Sailing School
Air Time: TBD
Description: The St. Croix Sailing School will share a video on Sailing on the St. Croix River.


Hognose SnakeAnimals of the St. Croix: Hognose Snake
Air Time: TBD
Description: Carpenter Nature Center naturalist Jessie Eckroad will present the wildlife of the St. Croix River Valley. Meet a Hognose Snake animal ambassador. Find out what you can do to help protect the river valley ecosystem and the amazing animals that live in the Valley.


Hudson: Then and Now
Air Time: TBD
Description: The St. Croix County Historical Society will present “Then and Now” scenes of Hudson. The Historical Society will highlight some historic photos from their photo collection paired with drone videos filmed by Historical Society volunteer Dick Nelson. An interesting way to see how Hudson has changed over the years.
Lean more about the SCCHS photo collection.


2020 – Friday, July 24

Scrappy

Refashioning Scrappy
Air Time: TBD
Description: Local artist Liz Malanaphy and her crew will create a new skin for Scrappy, the RiverFest mascot, using the trash collected during the river clean-up.

Watch to the 2020 Scrappy Seek & Find comming on July 24th

2019 Scrappy Seek & Find  – Can you find this items on Scrappy?
a LOL Doll, The #5, a Zipper, 2 Frisbees, a Wooden Fish, a Pool Noodle, 4 Party Poppers, 2 Flamingos, 3 Pairs of Flip Flops, a Circuit Board, “Wilson”, a Toothbrush, a Spring, a Fork & Spoon, 6 Fishing Lures, 4 bobbers, a Pink Ball, Star, Turtle and Orca


Peregrine Falcon

Animals of the St. Croix: Peregrine Falcon
Air Time: TBD
Description: Carpenter Nature Center naturalist Jessie Eckroad will present the wildlife of the St. Croix River Valley. Meet a Peregrine Falcon animal ambassador. Find out what you can do to help protect the river valley ecosystem and the amazing animals that live in the Valley.

 


Library Storytime: AHHHhhhh Water
Air Time: TBD
Ahhh WaterDescription: Join Author/Illustrator Jean A. Gagnon Clausen of Green Wise Kids for a fun and engaging reading of her new book AHHHhhhh, Water!. Along with Greenbean the Frog, contributing authors Lawrence Clausen and Michel Tigan and the Green Wise kids you will learn the exciting and informative facts of why protecting our precious resource, water is so important for our world. Through puppetry, educational display and story reading kids of all ages will be inspired through this interactive online presentation of AHHHhhhh, Water.


Hot Air Ballooning Over the St. Croix
Air Time: TBD
Description: Pilot Steve Jacobs from Stillwater Balloons flies a hot air balloon over the St. Croix River for an amazing  birds eye view of the river. Sponsored by Hudson Hot Air Affair.


2020 – Saturday, July 25

Native American Celebration
 Watch  for the Native American Celebration programing details coming soon.
In partisanship with  St. Croix Chippewa Indians of WI   and   St. Croix Casino

Brandon & Jackie

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