2018: The Year in Review

What an amazing year 2018 has been for Visit Greater St. Cloud! We have seen major events, wonderful stories, local heroes and so much more throughout the year, that it’s impossible to capture it all. But here’s a quick snapshot looking back at an unforgettable 2018, and looking forwards to an equally memorable 2019 with #VisitStCloud!

In January, Hockey Day Minnesota graced St. Cloud, and what an event that was. Thousands of attendees, amazing hockey action, unique winter fun, right here at Lake George. We are so thankful for the opportunity to have hosted this great event, and we thank the community so much for welcoming it into our home!

In June, hundreds and thousands of quilting enthusiasts, artists, vendors and more gathered at the River’s Edge Convention Center for three days of learning, sharing, networking and a little fun for the 2018 Minnesota Quilter’s Association annual meeting. The passion, talent and creativity of these artists amazed us!

July brought St. Cloud into the national spotlight with the USA BMX Land ‘O Lakes National event at Pineview Park BMX. This event drew top BMX athletes from all over the nation to compete in this Pro Series event. Local hero and Olympian Alise Post Willoughby and her husband Sam were even in attendance!

Some of the nation’s fittest athletes arrived in St. Cloud in September for Kill Cliff Granite Games 2018. This event showcased the best of the best in Crossfit competition at St. Cloud State University, and poured thousands of people into the area to eat, play, shop and stay in between competing.

We also had so much fun with you on our website and social media this year! Check out some of our “Tops” of 2018:

Top 3 Searched-For Events

Top 3 Most-Read Blogs

Top 3 Facebook Videos

Hockey Day MN 2018

Okay, just one more Hockey Day Minnesota post – we promise… (maybe). Beautiful recap by Fines Aerial Imaging, LLC! Such an event to remember.

Posted by Visit Greater St. Cloud on Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Feel Something REAL Summer 2018

Find your Ahh moments when you Visit Greater St. Cloud!

Posted by Visit Greater St. Cloud on Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Earth Day Half Marathon

The Earth Day Run 1K and 5K are today, and the big 1/2 Marathon kicks off tomorrow! Are you ready to race?Footage by Fines Aerial Imaging, LLC

Posted by Visit Greater St. Cloud on Friday, April 20, 2018


Top 3 Facebook Posts 

(not including contests)

‪CONGRATULATIONS to our Executive Director Julie Lunning for her Outstanding Individual in Tourism award at Explore…

Posted by Visit Greater St. Cloud on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Summertime, by George schedule has been released! Who are you most excited to see this year? #SummerGoals

Posted by Visit Greater St. Cloud on Thursday, May 3, 2018

They're both the real-deal. And they're both really-delicious. We love Star Of India Restaurant and Kohinoor Bar & Grill!

Posted by Visit Greater St. Cloud on Thursday, November 29, 2018


Top 10 Instagram Posts