The summer season is starting and with the warmer temperatures comes more free time. With kids out of school for the summer and family vacation time approaching, everyone is looking for fun ways to spend their summer days. Whilst many families are keen to take their kids out for a great day in Funtopia, or have plans for summer camps ahead, others may not have ideas immediately to hand. No worries. Life is busy, and sometimes it is difficult to organize ahead of time. So, if you’re looking for St. Croix MN things to do this summer, here are a few of the many options the whole family can enjoy. On June 27, the Rotary Club of New Richmond is hosting the Kids from Wisconsin revue.

This group of talented performers between the ages of 15 and 20, presents a diverse repertoire of morale-boosting musical entertainment for audiences of all ages. This fully staged performance is top-notch quality and includes a broad mix of musical styles, including big band, 50s- 80s classics, Motown, country, Broadway and current top hits. July 4 falls on a Monday this year, so if you’re taking the whole week off and looking for more fun St. Croix MN things to do the rest of the week, don’t miss out on the annual Fun Fest. This four-day festival runs July 7-10 at Cyclone Park in New Richmond and features carnival entertainment, games, sporting events, the Grand Parade, beer tents, food stands and so much more.

If you’ve ever dreamed of being a lumberjack or just want to show off your skills with a log, check out the Stillwater Lumberjack Days Celebration on July 15-17. As well as celebrating the cultural heritage, historical charm and local talent of this beloved river town, there will be lumberjack shows, K9 shows, a parade, down hill derby, yoga in the park, live music, pontoon rides, kids activities, a beer garden, pancake breakfast, and so much more. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the annual Huff n’ Puff Days. This four-day softball tournament in Lake Elmo, MN, is put on by the Lake Elmo Jaycees. This year’s annual fundraiser for community and youth activities in the St. Croix Valley area takes place August 11-14.

There are plenty of special activities and events throughout the summer, but don’t forget the River Falls Farmers Market. This is a great place to pick up fresh ingredients and homemade specialties for all your festivities and summer dining. The market is held every Tuesday from 3-6 p.m., and every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., and it’s a great way to support local farmers and enjoy the freshest ingredients in the region. July 7-10th is when River Falls celebrates River Falls Days events.