The Washington County Historic Courthouse has a rich history of civic and community engagement. Today the Courthouse hosts a variety of community, family-friendly events, history-based programs/exhibits, fundraisers and more. Proceeds from our events support the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund.

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  1. Community Ice Cream Social
  2. Nooks & Crannies Tour
  3. Christmas at the Courthouse
  4. Victorian Tea

.50 cent root beer floats

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

Held outdoors on the grounds of the Historic Courthouse, the Ice Cream Social is a perennial community favorite and the official kick-off to Stillwater’s Lumberjack Days. Featured fun includes:

  • Live music
  • Children’s games and activities
  • Fantasy Corral petting zoo
  • Historic medallion button sales and the first medallion clue reading 
  • History Exhibits, 1900's County Jail Tours 
  • Old-fashioned candy booth 
  • 50-cent root beer floats, Brats / hot dogs, chips, etc. available for purchase.  

Proceeds from the root beer floats, candy booth and Historic Courthouse merchandise go towards the Historic Courthouse Restoration Fund.

The ice cream social is free and open to the public. Bring a blanket and enjoy live music on the lawn. In the event of rain, the event will adapt and move indoors. In the event of inclement weather, the Ice Cream Social will be cancelled.

Live Entertainment Line-Up 

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. The Toonies: Nominated for the MINNESOTA MUSIC AWARD, Tricia & The Toonies is a unique mixture of music, puppets, skits and laughter, which has made it one of the most talked about family stage shows in the Midwest.

7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Sawyer's Dream Minneapolis-based Sawyer’s Dream is an all original band with amazing 4-part vocal harmonies similar to those of groups such as the Mamas & the Papas, ABBA and Bread with a unique cross-blending of Americana, Folk, Soul, Pop and Rock. These genres formulate into an adventurous and whimsical music creation, offering the listener a modern take on the classic rock of the ’60s and ’70s. 


Thank you to our local event sponsors Candyland, Edina Realty, Leo’s Grill and Malt Shop, Lift Bridge Brewing Co., Lumberjack Days, the Washington County Historical Society and Washington County.

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