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Foraging Walk at Bluebird Hill Homestead

SOLD OUT – The walk is full.

Hudson Grocery Co-op presents a Foraging Walk lead by local forager Russ Lake at Bluebird Hill Homestead. Join us for an evening walk to connect with nature and lean about the variety of edible plants growing on the homestead property, as well as in your own backyard.

This event is most appropriate for adults/teens. Because space is limited, we ask that children not attend this event.

This is a FREE event, but space is limited. Reservations are required on Eventbrite.


Watch a video of the St. Croix Valley Community Band Concert

Did you miss the concert?  You can View a video of the St. Croix Valley Community Band RiverFest Concert on YouTube.

Thank you to the River Channel for recording and sharing this video.

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This concert was on July 20, 2023.

The St. Croix Valley Community Band Concert  with guest conductor Cassie Berchard and vocalist Colleen Raye is popular RiverFest event.  This FREE concert celebrates community and the scenic St. Croix River with something for people of all ages.

You won’t want to miss this fun-filled family evening! Families are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and settle in to enjoy the show.

The RiverFest theme song will be played for a sing-along. View the lyrics to the RiverFest, It’s the Best! song.

See the RiverFest mascot Scrappy on display! Created by sculptor Mary Johnson, the splashing bass figure is metal armature. Each year students from the Phipps Center for the Arts “Just Add Water” art and science class help complete the sculpture by processing and re-purposing the litter collected in Hudson during the river cleanup to create a new “skin” for Scrappy.

Minnesota & Wisconsin National Scenic Riverway Tour

Take a boat cruise of the scenic St. Croix River Valley and enjoy a fajita dinner. Presentations about our National Treasure, the St. Croix River, and remarks from leaders representing Wisconsin and Minnesota. 

Wisconsin Gov. Evers and Minnesota Gov. Walz have been invited, as have Natural Resources, Tourism and National Park Service Department Heads. 

Enjoy the tasty build your own Fajitas and special 2 for 1 Margaritas along with a full cash bar.

Boarding starts 45 minutes before the start of your trip. The boat leaves at 6:15pm sharp

  • Things to know!
  • A Cash Bar is available on board for cocktails and beverages.
  • We do not accept credit cards or checks on the boat.
  • If you are booking a large party we suggest you reserve tickets all at one time, so we may seat you all together.

Book your cruise here or use the QR code above.

Please use the promo code: RiverFest2023 to receive a $10 discount.

Tickets are also available at StCroixRiverCruises.com.
Promo code: RiverFest2023 to receive a $10 discount.

RiverFest Family Movie Night

Families are invited to enjoy the FREE family-friendly movie at the Lakefront Park. Bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and watch the movie under the stars. Experience this blockbuster movie outdoors on a giant 40’ inflatable screen!

We will have kid-friendly pre-movie activities from 8-9:20pm, including yard games, the Lakefront Park Tree Trek and partner booths with fun and games.

Bring a picnic supper or food will be available for sale at the St. Croix Snack Shack at the beach house.

Tricia & the Toonies ENVIRO-FUN Puppets

Watch a video of the 2023 RivrerFest Toonies Puppet Show Thank you to River Channel for sharing this video.

Tricia & the Toonies will bring together viewers of all ages in environmental awareness, teamwork and fun. Learn about the many ways of reducing the amount of trash we generate and to rethink, reuse, recycle!

Families are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket or lawn chairs and settle in to enjoy the show.

Listen to the RiverFest song created by Tricia Haynes or view the lyrics to the RiverFest, It’s the Best! song.

Carpenter Nature Center’s Animals of the St. Croix

Join Carpenter Nature Center (CNC) staff to learn about some of the amazing animals that call the St. Croix River Valley their home and meet them up close!

CNC is an environmental education and conservation organization with the mission of fostering appreciation and inspiring stewardship of the natural world. With campuses on both the Minnesota and Wisconsin sides of the St. Croix River, CNC is able to preserve wildlife habitat while also providing quality educational opportunities.