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June 9-11 Wannigan Days

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One of the best things about the Chisago Lakes Community is that each little town has their own annual celebration. Taylor’s Falls and St. Croix Falls have combined their cities for the Wannigan Days-River Spirit Celebration. It is only the 2nd year of this union but one that you surely do not want to miss!

The beauty of this combo is that each city has their own stuff happening and yet it is well coordinated and compliments each other beautifully. The best part is that it’s about a mile walk, along the banks of the St.Croix River to get from one to the other. Yes, you can drive back and forth but if it’s a nice day, you won’t regret taking the time to soak in the sun and the magnitude of the mighty St.Croix River and it’s dam. I’ve tried to include links to all the events listed below so you can find your way around. However if I missed something, please ask ANYONE on the street. They will be happy to point you in the right direction. Consider us your extended family!

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8a-6p City Wide Garage SalesTaylors Falls
12p-8p St Croix Summer Art, Craft & Vendor FairSt. Croix Falls
1p Food, Beer, Wine and Music St. Croix Falls Overlook
5p Taylors Falls Annual Car Show Downtown –Taylors Falls
5:45p Taylors Falls Annual Kiddie Parade downtownTaylors Falls 
6:30p Taylors Falls Bingo for Bucks at Community CenterTaylors Falls
6:30p The World According to Garth tribute bandSt. Croix Falls Overlook
9p Street Dance: Country Music Dance Party w/ Blue Collar Cocktail
                                      –St. Croix Falls Overlook
ALL DAYInterstate State Park Free Admission Day –Taylors Falls
7a registration for all City of Trails Runs (1K, 5K, 10K and Half Marathon),
                    –St. Croix Falls Middle School
8a-6p City Wide Garage SalesTaylors Falls
9a-5p Art Festival –Taylors Falls
9a-11a Plein Air PaintingTaylors Falls Interstate Park
9 am City of Trails 5k & Half Marathon (7am registration at Middle School)
10 a-8 p St Croix Summer Art, Craft & Vendor FairSt. Croix Falls
10a-6p Kiddie CarnivalTaylors Falls
10a Food, Beer, Wine and Music –St. Croix Falls Overlook
10a Senior Center Benefit Food Stand and Sale –St. Croix Falls
10a DownTown Shops Crazy Days & Sales St. Croix Falls
12p Music by IndianHead Chorus St. Croix Falls Overlook
12p Glacial Pothole TourTaylors Falls Interstate Park
1p-2p River City CloggersTaylors Falls
1:30p The Rex Cactus Country Western Band/Comedy ShowSt. Croix Falls Overlook
2-4p Love Notes to the RiverTaylors Falls Interstate Park
3p-6p TF Log JammersTaylors Falls
3p-8p St. Joes Eats Hamburger StandTaylors Falls
4p Annual Talent Show hosted by Festival TheatreSt. Croix Falls Overlook 
4p Queen’s Tea at Lions Park one hour north of SCF on HWY 87
5p Kids Fun Zone opens on Civic Auditorium LawnSt. Croix Falls across from Overlook
6p Annual SCF WD Parade – northbound from Marathon –St. Croix Falls
7p Cake Walk on mainstreet St. Croix Falls
7p SCF Royalty RecognitionSt. Croix Falls Overlook
7p Taylors Falls Parade – Line up near The Drive InTaylors Falls
7:30p “Everday People” Band ConcertSt. Croix Falls Overlook
7:30p Street Dance at Romayne’s with “Sell Out Stereo” BandTaylors Falls
8p “Uncle Chunk” & More at The Dalles HouseSt. Croix Falls
9pm Movie at the Folsom House “Trolls” –Taylors Falls
10p Big Fireworks ShowSt. Croix Falls Overlook
10:30p More from “Everyday People”St. Croix Falls Overlook
10:30p After Events at local taverns –St. Croix Falls and Taylors Falls
8a Coffee Walk with a Park Ranger – Lion’s Park –St. Croix Falls
10a-4 p St Croix Summer Art & Craft Fair –St. Croix Falls
10a-5p Food, Beer and Wine Court –St. Croix Falls Overlook
10a All City Church ServiceSt. Croix Falls Overlook
12p Sunday Funday Hockey Fundraiser at The Dalles HouseSt. Croix Falls
4p Wannigan Days 2017 comes to a close


Memorial Day 2017

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Memorial Day Weekend in the Chisago Lakes Area and surrounding communities is going to be a great one for 2017. We have a lot for you to do starting with the Kick-Off of the Chisago City Farmers Market and the Lindstrom Farmers Market. What makes these market’s so great is that they are more like a bazaar than just a farmers market. With things like fresh cut flowers, nursery plants, homemade jams and breads as well as items made by local crafters, these Farmers Markets are the place to go! Chisago City has theirs on Friday nights from 2pm-6:30pm at Moberg Park. Check out their website for a schedule as they also host local musicians and artists for more community fun! Lindstrom has theirs on Wednesday Evenings from 3pm-6pm and Saturday Mornings 8am-12pm at St. Bridgets Catholic Church Parking lot.


For the water-lovers, there is an opportunity to tour many of our 19 local lakes by joining our neighbors at the Memorial Day Paddle. Bring your canoe, kayak or paddleboard and join other outdoor enthusiasts as you travel the Chisago Lakes Water Trail. There are 3 different levels of time and difficulty so if you’re a little rusty from the winter, NO WORRIES! There is room for you too! Don’t forget to pack a lunch…

For those looking for a traditional Memorial Day there are many services to attend in the Chisago Lakes Community. Here is a schedule as posted on their Facebook Page.

Monday, May 30
9:00 am St. Bridget of Sweden Catholic Church
9:15 am Fairview Cemetery
10:00 am Memorial Park
10:30 am West Green Lake Cemetery
11:00 am South Green Lake Cemetery
11:45 am Panola Cemetery
12:30 pm St. Francis Cemetery
1:15 pm Scandia Cemetery

Program Includes:
Greeting: Adjutant, Post 272
National Anthem: Audience Participation
Invocation: Pastor Dan Doughty
Special Reading/Tribute to Veterans:
George McMahon, 1st Vice commander, Post 272
Roll Call, Adjutant: Post 171
Honor Salute, Honor Guard, Post 272, Post 83, Post 1678

So as you can see, there is a lot of family fun happening this weekend! Join us at Summit Inn Bed and Breakfast if you need a place to stay or additional information about our fabulous Award-Winning community!

St. Croix Valley Pottery Tour for Mother’s Day!

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Pottery Tour

If you are an artist, someone who appreciates art or not even sure you like art…the weekend of May 12, 2017 is for you! The upper St. Croix Valley Artists are having their 25th Annual Pottery Tour. From pots to bowls to plates and platters, these beautiful and unique pieces are fabulous! Not only do you get to see the gorgeous hand-made pottery, you will see where the creations are made and who made them. It is fascinating to see how they reflect the personalities of their creators! 52 different artisans at 7 locations makes this a weekend to remember. It just so happens to be Mother’s Day Weekend so treat the special lady in your life with a weekend at Summit Inn Bed & Breakfast and an unforgettable artistic tour nestled in the beautiful St.Croix Valley.

Pottery Display