Hudson’s RiverFest features a week of St. Croix stewardship and celebration

Annual event includes river clean-ups, boat cruises, a concert, Native American experiences, and lots of other activities.




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Via St. Croix RiverFest:

Carpenter Nature Center staff will share the natural history of the St. Croix Valley on board the Grand Duchess on Friday evening, July 20. (Photo courtesy Afton Cruise Lines)
Click to view the full calendar of events flier (PDF).

Join us for Hudson’s annual RiverFest celebration on July 17-22. RiverFest encourages people to enjoy, understand and preserve this national treasure that flows right past our community.

The 2018 event will be expanded to include a wider range of activities designed to allow people of all ages to actively enjoy the Lower St. Croix River and all that it provides. Several local organizations and individuals have collaborated to make “RiverFest – A Party with a Purpose” a success. The five-day event celebrates the river while also recognizing the need to preserve its health and beauty.

The RiverFest activities are planned to appeal to a variety of people. All of the activities share a common thread of building awareness of the river, our environment and education on the need to preserve our water quality.

Featured events:

Tuesday, July 17

River Clean-up
10 – 11:30 AM
Lakefront Park

More Tuesday Activities »

Wednesday, July 18

RiverFest Prairie Hike
7:00 PM
Carpenter Nature Center – Wisconsin Campus

More Wednesday Activities »

Thursday, July 19

RiverFest Concert
7:00 PM
Lakefront Park Bandshell

More Thursday Activities »

Friday, July 20

Boat Cruise & Nature Talk
6:30 – 8:45 PM
Lakefront Park

More Friday Activities »

Saturday, July 21

Native American Celebration
10 – 4 PM
Lakefront Park Bandshell

More Sunday Activities »

Sunday, July 22

Civil War Encampment
11 – 4 PM
Octagon House Museum

More Sunday Activities »


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