Join your neighbors for a day of celebration as we commemorate the Grand Opening of the Chestnut Street Plaza. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, featuring a plated Italian dinner
    on the Historic Stillwater Lift Bridge. 

    This event is hosted by the City of Stillwater, MN and the Stillwater Chamber Foundation!




    And we dance! Live music and DJ sets on Chestnut Street Plaza begin at noon and continue through dinner and under the stars, until 11PM.

    Enjoy the beer garden throughout the day, as well as an 1800’s era hat and costume contest. Come downtown for live music, feasting, dancing and merry-making!

    Event Details:

    Saturday, May 18th, 2024 12:00pm - 11:00pm

    Chestnut Street Plaza, Stillwater, MN 55082

    All festivities are free and open to the public. Dinner requires purchase of a ticket.

    Event proceeds will benefit local charitable organizations.


    Dinner Details:

    Your $25 ticket to the tabled dinner on the bridge deck will include a traditional Italian dinner with bread, cannolis, cookies and bottled water. Dinner will be provided by our generous sponsors and served by local elected officials and local organizations. 


    Seating Times:

    4:00pm Dinner Service, check-in begins at 3:30pm

    6:00pm Dinner Service, check-in begins at 5:30pm


    Dinner Tickets:

    Only 400 tickets will be available for each dinner service, and they are SOLD OUT for both seatings!


    Don't miss this unparalleled opportunity to be a part of history and revel in the joy of community at the Dine Here Dance Here event. Save the date and join us on Saturday, May 18th, 2024, for a day filled with laughter, delicious food, and unforgettable memories. We are going to party like it’s 1899.



    Music from noon - 11 pm

    Noon - 1:00 pm Stillwater Jazz Ensemble and Combo

    1:00 pm - 2:30 pm Monique Smaz

    2:30 pm Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    3:00 - 6:00 pm Retro Soul & the Westside Horns featuring Big Mike

    6:00 pm Men's/Women's Costume Contest & Hat Contest Awards 

    6:30 - 9:30 pm Sushi Roll 

    9:30 - 11:00 pm DJ Compliments of Portside


    Rain Date: In the event of rain, the celebration will be rescheduled for Sunday, May 19th, 2024.


    Be a part of this historic event:

    Support this event with a SponsorshipYou can sponsor online too HERE.
    Stage Sponsor-Beer Garden Sponsor-Event Sponsor-Friends of Event and Event Supporter

    Volunteers are welcome! Sign up for a volunteer time slot(s) as a Dine Here/General Volunteer HERE, or a Beer Garden Volunteer HERE



    Thank you Sponsors!






    Friends of Event:
    Chesterton Academy of the St. Croix Valley
    Hotel Crosby
    Matchstick Restaurant
    RIver Siren Brewing Company


    Event Supporters:
    Diamonds on Main
    Waxing the City


    Thank you Volunteers!




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