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Sat. Jun. 2

Thorp Dairy Days

Carnival, food vendors, youth baseball tournament, truck pull, music, a Sunday parade (starts at noon), polka music. Free admission all 3 days.

Northside Park
North Washington Street and West Park Street
Thorp

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Sat. Jun. 2

Chippewa Valley Nature Festival

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders throughout the Chippewa Valley. Get up close to raptors and bats. Expand your natural knowledge with workshops as well as field trips by foot and canoe. Test your expertise at the Bird Bowl hosted by…

Cost: $25 Adult Early Bird, $35 Adult after May 15

Age: All Ages

7-11am Sat. Jun. 2

25th Annual Dunn County Dairy Promotion Breakfast

The meal includes all you can eat Dad’s Belgian Waffles, sausage, cheese curds, pudding snacks, ice cream, milk and coffee, and Culver's custard. Activities to be featured at the dairy breakfast include a bake sale, antique model T and…

Jenson Family Farms LLC
E9859 Cty Rd M
Elk Mound

Cost: $6/person, children 5 and under FREE

Age: All Ages

8am-1pm Sat. Jun. 2

Menomonie Farmers Market

The long-running Menomonie Farmers Market features local produce, meats, breads, berries, herbs, desserts and baked goods, spices, handcrafted items, arts & crafts. Kids activities, hot lunches, and music performances.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East
Menomonie

Age: All Ages

8am-3pm Sat. Jun. 2

Elk Mound Community Thrift Sale

Stop out and visit the 50+ sales in the area. Also, stop at the fire station to get your map. The firefighters will also be serving food and hosting a bake sale. Sponsored by Elk Mound Firefighters Association.

Elk Mound Fire Station
202 E Menomonie St
Elk Mound

8am-noon Sat. Jun. 2

Chippewa County Dairy Breakfast

Pancakes, ham, maple syrup, butter, fruit, ice cream, milk, and coffee will be served. Donations will go to the Cadott FFA alumni which supports the Cadott FFA and Cadott agriculture department. The funds are used to send students to…

Cadott High School
426 Myrtle St.
Cadott

Cost: Free, Donations Accepted

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Jun. 2

Free Hallie Optimist Take a Kid Fishing Event

Bring the kids to this free event and spend time outdoors fishing. They'll supply the worms and help the kids cast. Local businesses donate prizes for drawings and the kids get a hotdog, fruit and cookie lunch.

Lake Hallie Sportman's Club
2910 109th St
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-2:30pm Sat. Jun. 2

Babysitter Training

Safe Sitter prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $40, Community $60

Age: Ages 10-15

10am-2pm Sat. Jun. 2

Dabble Day: A Chippewa Valley Maker Fest

Join your maker-minded friends and neighbors for the second annual Chippewa Valley Maker Fest. More local partners means even more variety. Include live music, demos, crafts, activities, and food trucks.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sat. Jun. 2

Weekend Brunch with Musical Guest

Ar weekly farm-focused weekend brunch with live music from 10am to 1pm. The menu boasts an array of midwestern and other brunch classics including omelettes, quiche, wild rice porridge, Belgian waffles, sandwiches, and more. The bar offers a…

The Lakely
516 Galloway Street
Eau Claire

Cost: Music is FREE, consult menu for food prices

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Jun. 2

Trails Day

Activities include fishing, biking, bike tune-ups from Simple Sports, UW-Stout equipment rental booth, Mayo Clinic Health Systems bike safety, prizes and more. New this year “Snake Discovery” featuring a turtle, salamander, and snakes.…

Riverside Park - Red Cedar Trail Depot
Hwy 29
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Jun. 2

Fresh Art Spring Tour

Self-guided meander to the finest studios and galleries in the Lake Pepin and Chippewa River Valleys. Travel the famous Great River Road and backroads of western Wisconsin, discover pottery, jewelry, paintings and more. More information…

Accola Gallery
502 2nd Ave. E
Durand

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30am Sat. Jun. 2

Corpus Christi Procession

Mass will be at 10:30am followed by exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. The procession will begin at noon at the church. Shuttle available en route. Refreshments provided at St. Patrick Parish Center Cafeteria, 322 Fulton St., Eau Claire,…

Sacred Heart Catholic Church
418 N. Dewey Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Sat. Jun. 2

BLK Pop-up: Cơm Tấm Saigon

Saigon is famous for com tam, a Vietnamese broken rice dish commonly eaten for breakfast or dinner. Stop by the Forage pop-up space and try this dish for Saturday brunch. They'll be serving the classic pork variety and a chicken version too.…

Forage
930 Galloway St., Building 13, Suite 212
Eau Claire

Cost: Free to attend, menu items are priced a la carte

Age: All ages

11am-3pm Sat. Jun. 2

Family Fun Fest

Enjoy free inflatables and games, shop vendors, food truck, snow cones, and much more. Bed races will be at 2pm. Come with teams of 5 or they will find people to join you.

Christ Lutheran Church
1306 Wilcox St.
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-4pm Sat. Jun. 2

360 Drop-In

A free event for Eau Claire's young adults, their families, and the greater Eau Claire community. Kick off the summer with fun activities, a skateboard competition, and representatives from youth focused organizations to educate us about…

Lakeshore Park
900 Broadway Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-4pm Sat. Jun. 2

Free Fishing Event

Enjoy the Wisconsin DNR Free Fishing Weekend with the Chippewa Valley Family YMCA. Meet in Marshall Park for a day of fishing instruction and learn how to fish. Loaner poles provided for those who do not have their own. Free bait.…

Marshall Park
Bridgewater Ave
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Jun. 2

Live Music: Larry Past

A singer songwriter performing melodic, vocal oriented folk/rock/Americana music featuring select covers and originals from The Calling CD and his LP3 EP. Larry covers songs he loves from classic artists like The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The…

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. Jun. 2

Live Music: Randy Adams

An afternoon of live music by Randy Adams. Will have wine, cheese and snacks available for purchase, so come, relax and enjoy. Feel free to bring a chair for this outdoor event. The event will be moved indoors in the case of rain. No beverage…

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

2-5pm Sat. Jun. 2

Live Music at Autumn Harvest Winery

Enjoy live music on the patio at Autumn Harvest Winery & Orchard. It’s recommended to bring your own seating in case the patio fills up

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

2-5pm Sat. Jun. 2

Eau Claire Youth Cycling Try It Out - Open House

An open-house style informational meeting. Team and season information, questions and answers, try it out rides, meet our coaches, talk to past and current team members, get in touch with local bike shops, helmet fittings, and bike…

Lowes Creek County Park
S. Lowes Creek Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Entering grades 6-12

3pm Sat. Jun. 2

Y Rep Performance: The Little Mermaid

Sit back and relax as the Y-Rep Productions cast entertains you with their versions of classic children’s stories. You’ll recognize some familiar elements and also discover a whole new side of the show.

The Grand Theatre
102 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Adult $10, Youth $5

Age: All Ages

5-9pm Sat. Jun. 2

Lifeguard Training

Learn the skills to recognize, prevent, and respond to aquatic emergencies. The course certifications include Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED for Professional Rescuer (valid 2 years).

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $185, Community $225

Age: 16+

5:15-6:30pm Sat. Jun. 2

Express Pre-Game Summer Music

Prior to all Saturday home games, local bands are performing live on the Hank Aaron Plaza. Admission to Express game not required.

Eau Claire Express Stadium - Carson Park
702 Carson Park Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6:35pm Sat. Jun. 2

Eau Claire Express 2018 Season

Experience the excitement of live baseball as your hometown Eau Claire Express slug it out in historic Carson Park.

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $9 general admission tickets, $11 reserved grand stand tickets, $14 reserved box tickets, $28 fan deck tickets | multi-game packages and group discounts available

Age: All Ages

6:35pm Sat. Jun. 2

Eau Claire Express vs Duluth Huskies

The Eau Claire Express plays against the Duluth Huskies. Nick Anderson and the Skinny Lovers will perform on the Hank Aaron Plaza prior to game time. Gates at 5:30pm.

Eau Claire Express Stadium - Carson Park
702 Carson Park Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: $9 GA, $11 Reserved Grandstand, $14 Reserved Box, $28 Fan Deck; Season Tickets Available

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Jun. 2

Y Rep Performance: The Little Mermaid

Sit back and relax as the Y-Rep Productions cast entertains you with their versions of classic children’s stories. You’ll recognize some familiar elements and also discover a whole new side of the show.

The Grand Theatre
102 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Adult $10, Youth $5

Age: All Ages

7:30-9:30pm Sat. Jun. 2

49th Annual Harmony Show “Hillbilly Harmony”

The award winning headliner, Vocality, is an exciting and entertaining a cappella quartet with a wide ranging repertoire from 60’s and 70’s classic rock tunes to Gospel to Broadway to Barbershop. Other entertainers are the Northern Lights…

Colfax High School
601 University Ave.
Colfax

Cost: Adult $10 in advance, $12 at the door, Students (under 18) $3, “Afterglow” $2

Age: All Ages

The Chippewa Valley Family calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire