Check Out These Fall Art Festivals in the Twin Cities

by | Sep 2019

A man and his daughter look at some art at the Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival.

Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival. Photo: Hudson Area Chamber Tourism Bureau

Fall provides the perfect backdrop for Twin Cities art festivals.

The timing couldn’t be better. Fall offers its own artistic, colorful vibe, so why not engage in art of all kinds at several fairs, festivals and celebrations throughout the Twin Cities over the next several weeks?

Edina Fall into the Arts Festival
Explore more than 225 artists and exhibitors, food vendors and sponsors, benefitting the Edina Crime Prevention Fund. All ages. Free.
10 a.m.–6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7; 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8
Centennial Lakes Park, Edina

Marine on St. Croix Art Fair
This annual art fair welcomes more than 100 artists, plus children’s crafts, food and fall foliage. All ages. Free.
Sept. 21-22, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
121 Judd St., Marine on St. Croix

Franconia Art and Artists Celebration
Head over to Franconia Sculpture Park for this full-day family arts program and experience art and live music. All ages. Free. Parking $5.
Sept. 28, noon–6 p.m.
Franconia Sculpture Park, 29836 St. Croix Trail, Shafer

Art Trolley Adventure Tour
Discover all the art that the valley offers, privately meet artists and more. All ages. $79 for adults.
Sept. 27, 10 a.m.–3 p.m.
Meet at the Stillwater Trolley Stand, 400 Nelson St. S., Stillwater

Edge of the Woods Art Wander
Go at your own pace on a self-guided art tour through Carver County, featuring 40 artists at 19 studios. Trolley tours to studios will be available this year, courtesy of SW Transit Trolleys. All ages. Free.
Sept. 27, 1–7 p.m.; Sept. 28, 9 a.m.–6 p.m.; Sept. 29, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Spirit of the St. Croix Art Festival
More than 90 artists gather at Lakefront Park in Hudson to celebrate the uniqueness of the St. Croix River Valley arts. All ages. Free.
Sept. 28, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sept. 29, 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Lakefront Park, 505 First St., Hudson

Art in the Park
This two-day fine arts and traditional craft fair features over 90 artists and showcases fine arts, pottery, woodwork and more. All ages. Free. Sept. 28, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.; Sept. 29, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Town Square Park, Afton

Rivertown Fall Art Festival
Stillwater welcomes more than 10,000 people for the annual Rivertown Fall Art Festival, featuring artwork across multiple mediums. All ages. Free.
Oct. 5-6
Lowell Park, 201 Water St. N., Stillwater


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