September 2023 Events in Greater St. Cloud

And just like that… summer has come to an end. It’s time to move your hoodies to the front of your closet, prepare for pumpkin-spiced everything, and get ready for a fun filled September! Apple orchards are opening, fall festivals are in full swing, and mark your calendars for St. Cloud Pride week. Check out the highlights below! For the full event calendar, click HERE!

Friday Unlimited at the Skatin’ Place!

September 1, 8, 15, 22, &29

Family Fridays are the BEST at Skatin’ Place. Unlimited Skating, Laser Tag, & Pizza Buffet for just $18.11 every Friday from 6-9:30p.

Collegeville Orchard Opening

September 1

Collegeville Orchard is Opening for the fall season on September 1, 2023!

Granite City Bizarre Bazaar

September 2

We are a maker-only, pop culture event for geeks, freaks, nerds, and goths. All the alternative makes. We are a craft show fair promoter for makers, collectors and resellers of the weird, goth, alternative, odd and peculiar. Join us Saturday September 2nd at Centennial Park at 9AM. Click HERE for more info. 

Hidden Cove Orchard Opening

September 7

Opening Day at Hidden Cove Orchard is Thursday September 7th! Hours will be 9-5,  Thursday thru Sunday for the Fall Season! Hidden Cove Orchard, located along Big Fish Lake in central Minnesota, is more than an off-the-beaten-path location to purchase apples. It’s a full fall experience. A visit to our Minnesota apple orchard will bring back memories of childhood days gone by. 

Fall Zoo Fest at Hemker Park.

Fall Zoo Fest

September 9

Hemker Park & Zoo annual Fall Zoo Fest is a fun day with discounted admission of $16.00/person + tax for anyone 2 years old and up (anyone 23 months and younger is free). Farmers Market, Craft Vendors, apples, pumpkins for sale and more. Saturday September 9th from 10AM – 6PM. Click HERE for more!

Third Annual Sandhill Crane Arts and Music Festival

September 9

The Third Annual Sandhill Crane Arts and Music Festival is BACK! Doors open at noon on September 9th at the Graham Family Farm. This year’s event, hosted by the Kind Country Band, is a benefit for the Great Lakes Association of Musicians and Artists (GLAMA). Our one-day celebration features a dynamic local music lineup across two stages, an artist pavilion showcasing a variety of mediums and cultures, local food and beverage purveyors, lawn games, bonfire jams, and more. CLICK HERE for all the details. 

St. Cloud Craft Beer and Cider Fest.

St. Cloud Craft Beer & CiderFest

September 9

The St. Cloud Craft Beer and CiderFest is a 4 hour, UNLIMITED (2oz.) Craft Beer & Hard Cider Sampling event at Dick Putz Field on September 9th from 1PM – 5PM. Our goal is to help you find your next favorite beer or cider by offering these sampling events! Event is in partnership with (and a portion of proceeds go to) The Beautiful Mind Project. 21+ Only.

FREE! Movie Under the Stars – Top Gun: Maverick

September 9

Join us at Whitney Park at 7PM on September 9th for a movie under the stars! Grab your lawn chairs or blankets for a FREE outing under the stars and enjoy an incredible open-air screening of the hit movie “Top Gun: Maverick!” ✨ This evening of family-friendly entertainment will also include inflatables, yard games, door prizes, and concessions available for purchase. No registration is required. 🎟️ Free admission presented by Collins Brothers Towing of St. Cloud! 

14th Annual St. Cloud Pride Week

September 11 – 17

Celebrate PRIDE in Greater St. Cloud all week long from September 11 – 17. More than a dozen events are planned throughout the week, from a senior pride bingo & brunch, to a youth dance party, a drag show & after party, and of course the awesome, family-friendly pride in the park on Saturday 9/16 from 11AM – 5PM (just to name a few)! CLICK HERE for the full list of events and details!

Hungarian Harvest Festival

September 16

Join the Minnesota Hungarians & Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery for our 8th Annual Hungarian Harvest Festival & Grape Stomp this year and learn about Hungarian culture, foods, dance, and traditions; plus, you can stomp some grapes! This is an excellent event for all ages!!! Admission is free, the event will be held at Millner Heritage Winery on September 16th from 11AM – 6PM. 

Stoney Brook Farms Corn Maze

September 16

Stoney Brook Farms opens for the season September 16th! The farm has fresh produce and pumpkins, a giant jump pad, slides, corn pit, tractor train rides, a human hamster wheel, and of course, the famous corn maze! This year’s maze has a brand new dinosaur theme with 2 paths covering more than 11 miles. Stoney Brook Farms will be open Saturday’s and Sunday’s from 10AM – 6PM through October 29th, they will also open Thursday 10/19 and Friday 10/20 over MEA break. CLICK HERE for more details!

Billy Currington With Special Guests Eli Young Band at the Ledge Amphitheater

September 22

Don’t miss Billy Currington with special guest Eli Young Band at The Ledge Amphitheater on September 22nd! CLICK HERE for tickets to this epic show! 

Downtown Festi-Fall & Beverage Crawl

September 23 – 24

Downtown St. Cloud is celebrating the fall season with a weekend full of fun September 23 – 24! Come check out the great deals from restaurants and retailers along with a yummy fall beverage crawl! CLICK HERE for all the details! 

Kids Dino Dig 

September 23

St. Cloud Park & Recreation and SCSU are hosting a Dino Dig for children ages 4 – 6! The dig will be at Wilson Park on Saturday, September, 23rd from 9AM – 10:30AM. Participants MUST pre-register as there is a max of 25 participants. For all the details and registration, CLICK HERE!

Historic Harvest Fest

September 23

Join the Stearns History Museum for a celebration of fall and harvest! Saturday Sept 23 from 10am-1pm on the grounds of the museum. A free community event thanks to the generous sponsorship of Compeer Financial, Harvest Fest will feature old-time carnival games, a petting zoo, FFA & 4-H club activities, a cake walk, harvest scavenger hunt, and a celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Pioneer Settlers Union.

Harvest of Horror

September 29

The Harvest of Horror haunted hayride and more opens for the season Friday, September, 29th! 

Wildlife Festival

September 30

Join us for our free, family-friendly 28th Annual Wildlife Festival on September 30th from 10 am to 2 pm at the Oak Savanna Learning Center! Help us to celebrate National Wildlife Refuge Week, Urban National Wildlife Refuge Day, National Public Lands Day and all the wildlife at Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge. The festival will include many booths set along the packed granite trails at the Oak Savanna Learning Center. Make sure to check out the engaging, hands-on activities at each booth! 

Crafts for Critters Craft and Vendor Fest

September 30

Huge Craft Sale | Petting Zoo| Food Trucks | Tack Swap | Family Fun! CRAFTS FOR CRITTERS FESTIVAL
10AM-4PM on September 30th at the Clearwater Rodeo Grounds. Get ready for a fantastic day of family fun at the Crafts for Critters Festival, a special vendor and craft show event in partnership with the Silver Bullet Saddle Club!