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Events

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Sun. Jun. 3

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

Sun. Jun. 3

Eau Claire Triathlon

Includes a swim in Halfmoon Lake, a bike ride through the rolling hills of western Wisconsin countryside, and a run through historic Carson Park. Kids age 7-14 can participate in Saturday's Eau Claire Kids Triathlon. Proceeds benefit Friends…

Halfmoon Park
Randall Street
Eau Claire

Cost: Registration fee information available online

Age: Adults/15+ and Ages 7-14

Sun. Jun. 3

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

9-11:30am Sun. Jun. 3

7th Annual Eau Claire Take Kids Fishing Day

A perfect opportunity to introduce youngsters to the benefits of fishing and the abundance of public access opportunities available in our community. Fishing poles and bait will be provided for each registered kid to use. Stay for a…

Carson Park - Braun's Bay Pavillion
520 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10am-5pm Sun. Jun. 3

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

10am-6pm Sun. Jun. 3

The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely Artist in Residence

The Oxbow Hotel & The Lakely will host muralist Molly Z. from Chicago over 2 weeks while she creates a new mural on a massive downtown canvas – a 40’ tall by 80’ wide wall (3,200 square feet) – at the high-traffic intersection of…

The Oxbow Hotel
516 Galloway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-5pm Sun. Jun. 3

Taste of the Valley

Phoenix Park will be transformed into a festival grounds celebrating the culinary arts and showcasing the fine restaurants in the area. Families can spend the day at the park trying out many great tastes while enjoying musical entertainment.…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE admission; $1 per food/drink ticket

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Sun. Jun. 3

Carson Park Train Rides

Enjoy a scenic, half-mile train ride located in Eau Claire's premier Carson Park presented by the Chippewa Valley Railroad Association. A coal-fired steam engine pulls one train, a G-16 gasoline powered-streamliner pulls the other.

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: Under 2 years old FREE, ages 2-12 $2, ages 12+ $3

12:30-3pm Sun. Jun. 3

Eau Claire Cavaliers Baseball

See a hometown baseball game with the Eau Claire Cavaliers baseball team. May 16, 7:30-10pm vs. Tilden Tigers May 19, 5-9pm vs. Brill Millers May 23, 7:30-10:30pm vs. Cadott Red Sox May 27, 3-6pm vs. Sparta Miller May 28, 1-3pm…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 adults; $1 students 18 & under; children 5 & under FREE; season ticket options available

Age: All ages

12:30-2:30pm Sun. Jun. 3

Larry's Legacy Bike Ride

St. John's Church supports the Weekend Kids Meal Program, of Feed My People Food Bank, for Locust Lane Elementary. In the past, one of our members, Larry, biked over 50,000 miles to ensure monetary contributions for Feed My People. This bike…

St. John's Lutheran Church
1804 Highland Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10 per individual, $30 per family

Age: All Ages, Children with Adults

1:30-4pm Sun. Jun. 3

Summer Concert Sundays: Sue Orfield

The Sue Orfield Band will be returning to River Bend once again to perform. Come enjoy a Sunday afternoon with some tunes in the vineyard with the very popular Sue Orfield Band and your favorite River Bend wines. It is recommended to bring…

River Bend Vineyard & Winery
10439 33rd Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4pm Sun. Jun. 3

Summer Concerts at Riverbend Winery

Bring you friends and enjoy live entertainment from our patio or lawn, steps away from the vineyard and a world away from the everyday. Concerts are outside, so bring lawn-chairs and blankets as seating is limited.

River Bend Vineyard & Winery
10439 33rd Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

1:30-4:30pm Sun. Jun. 3

Live Music: Kaiged Acoustic along with Kricket

Live music out at Jeremiah’s Bullfrog Fish Farm, featuring Kaiged Acoustic along with Kricket, this mother daughter duet along with Kricket play a variety of acoustic songs, from classic rock, country, and current hits. Enjoy some easy…

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-7pm Sun. Jun. 3

Live Music: Transistor Radio

Transistor Radio was born at The Stone's Throw in Eau Claire Wisconsin. It was the brainchild of lead guitar player Chris Connell to bring back the sounds of the 70s played on the Transistor Radio.

Pioneer Grill & Saloon
E5699 Cty. Hwy. D
Menomonie

6:30pm Sun. Jun. 3

Ski Sprites Water Ski Show

A Wisconsin tradition, everyone should spend at least one night at the beach, watching the Ski Sprites perform on the water. Concessions available.

Lake Altoona County Beach
604 Beach Rd.
Altoona

Cost: FREE event admission, but a $5/car Eau Claire county parking permit is required

Age: All ages

7-9:30pm Sun. Jun. 3

Goin' Coastal Radio Variety Show - Season Finale

The amusing cast return with more adventures and house musicians Joanna Jahn and Rich Casey add their talents. Special guest Lauren Anderson from Brave New Workshop brings her improv comedy to our stage and special musical guest School For…

Widespot Performing Arts Center
N2030 Spring St.
Stockholm

Cost: $15 Adult / $10 Child (5-18)

Age: All Ages

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