Events for all

Summer Tuesdays
Olive, left, and Riley McLemore, the children of Summer Tuesdays organizer Cassie McLemore, take time with Jessica to color pictures Tuesday night in Lowell Park. Summer Tuesdays continues through early August in downtown Stillwater

Take in the talent

What: Annual Old-Fashioned Talent Show and Ice Cream Social

When:  4:30 p.m. to dusk, today

Where: Washington County Historic Courthouse

Cost: Free

Highlights: See your St. Croix Valley Neighbors show off their talents at 6 p.m. activities to do beforehand include children’s activities and a petting zoo. The Adapted Cheer Squad of Valley Dance and Fitness will show off their moves while the scores are being tallied. In case of rain the talent show will take place indoors at the Historic Courthouse courtroom.


Chalk Art

What: Chicago Dogs Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest

When: 1-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 1-5 p.m. Friday. Judging takes place from 1-3 p.m. Friday, winners announced at 5 p.m.

Where: Main Street

Cost: Free

Highlights: The contest is broken into three categories 12 and under, 13-17, and 18 and older. Each person that registers at Chicago Dogs will be assigned a specific square and the theme of the artwork is open to the artist. Trophies, ribbons and prizes will be given. Local artists judge the event.


30 bands in 3 days

What: Stillwater Live Music Days

When: Friday-Sunday

Where: Pub Monique, Freighthouse, P.D. Pappy’s, Shanghai Bistro, Smalley’s Caribbean BBQ and Water Street Inn.

Highlights: Downtown bars are teaming up to bring 30 bands over three days to various venues in downtown Stillwater over the weekend.


Run through the Weekend

What: Inaugural Stillwater Log Run

When: 8 a.m., Saturday

Where: Check-in at Freight House Restaurant and Nightclub

Cost: 10K costs $50, 5K costs $35, Kids Run $10

Highlights: The 10-mile will start in Square Lake Park and the 5K starts at the Boom Site Park on Hwy 95. The Kids Run begins at 10 a.m. in the finish area alongside Lowell park. Square Lake Park will charge $5 admission for all cars entering the park.


Chess Tournament

What: St. Croix Valley Chess Tournament

When: 9 a.m. Saturday

Where: Pioneer Park, under the pavilions

Cost: $10, registration 8-8:30 a.m.

Highlights: players of all skill levels are welcome to participate in the annual chess tournament. Competitors play four rounds with a half-hour time control. The top three winners in the novice portion of the competition will win trophies. The top three winners in the advanced portion of the competition will win cash prizes. $50 for first, $30 for second, and $15 for third.


Blast-from-the-past Baseball

What: Vintage Baseball Exposition

When: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday

Where: Old Athletic Field off of Orleans and 6th Ave. S.

Cost: Free

Highlights: Six vintage baseball teams including the Washington County Historical Society’s St. Croix baseball team will face each other in hour-long games. The games will be played by 1860 rules. Chatter on the field will be historically accurate.


Joseph’s keeps up tradition

What: Joseph’s Annual Pie Contest

When: noon to 4 p.m. on Saturday

Where: Joseph’s Restaurant

Cost: Free

Highlights: In addition to the grand prize of having the winning pie put on the menu at Joseph’s for the next year the winner receives $200 cash. First runner up wins $100 and second runner up will win $50.


Victorian Flirtation

What: The Language of the Fan

When: 2 p.m., Sunday

Where: The Warden’s House Museum

Cost: Free

Highlights: Jaclyn Theis, an expert on Victorian traditions and customs, will give a 30-45 minute presentation with a question and answer segment on the language of the fan. This secret language was used by Victorian men and women to sneak their flirtation past chaperones.