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Fri. Jun. 8

55th Annual Durand Funfest

Annual Durand Funfest held two weeks after Memorial Day Weekend. Carnival, beer garden, wrestling, glow party, live music, miss Durand pageant, Medallion Hunt, softball tournament, fishing contest, basketball tournament, parade, bean bag…

Memorial Park
2nd Avenue East

5-10am Fri. Jun. 8

Breakfast in the Valley

Celebrate the importance of agriculture in our local economy. Menu: scrambled eggs with ham, cheese, onions and mushrooms, muffins, sliced cheeses, cheese curds, bananas, coffee, milk and juice, traditional dessert of custard, corn flakes and…

Eau Claire County Expo Center
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 for adults, $2 for children 3-12, 2 and younger are free

Age: All Ages

5am-10pm Fri. Jun. 8

Family Friendly Fridays and Flick & Float

On the second Friday of every month, members can bring a community member to the Y for free all day long. Community members are welcome to enjoy the Flick & Float movie in the small pool (6:30 PM) and try a family activity in Hobbs Gym…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am Fri. Jun. 8

Family Camp

Kick off the summer with the whole family up at Camp Manitou. Get involved in programming and activities like games, hobby activities, swimming, boating, and campfires. Camp counselors keep the energy high as they lead activities and…

Camp Manitou
27960 137th Street
New Auburn

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Fri. Jun. 8

Art Exhibit by Michael Haynes + Priscillamae Olson + Kristi Schumacher

A large collection of artwork by these artists will be exhibited at the Heyde Center for the Arts. Most of the artwork shall be available for purchase, and a price list will be provided to visitors.

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-6pm Fri. Jun. 8

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

10-11am Fri. Jun. 8

Summer Art Lessons: PreSchoolers

Classes are divided by age groups and include weekly curriculum designed for each student’s artistic development. Private, more intensive classes are available upon request, flexible scheduling and affordable prices. All materials are…

The Painted Lotus
Banbury Place Building 13, Suit 209
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: PreSchool Age (3-5)

10:30-11am Fri. Jun. 8

Get Up & Go: Summer Ice Skating

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork and skills that can carry home to your own backyard.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:15am Fri. Jun. 8

Summer Story Time: Ice Cream

Kick off the summer story time series with a guest reader from Ramone's Ice Cream Parlor.

That's Adorable, Kids Consignment Boutique
129 N. Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Fri. Jun. 8

Summer Lunch Break Open Skate

Cool off this summer at Hobbs Ice Arena's Summer Lunch Break Open Skate.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch). Fee includes skate rental

Age: All Ages

11:30am-noon Fri. Jun. 8

Super Small Science: Mystery Sand

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age appropriate experiments.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

1:30-4pm Fri. Jun. 8

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

3:30-5:30pm Fri. Jun. 8

Bloomer Family Cafe'

Join us for this fun family safety event presented by Family Cafe'. There will be face painting, music & dance, a craft table & more. The City of Bloomer will be bringing a police car, fire truck & ambulance. This event is idea for children 5…

Bloomer Area Aquatic and Recreation Center
1731 17th Ave.

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

4-8pm Fri. Jun. 8

Together Farms Burger Night

Burger Nights are a unique, casual night at Together Farms. Burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. Also serving slaw, fries, beer, wine, and more. Relax by the bonfire, check-out the farm animals, and live music…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

4:30-9pm Fri. Jun. 8

Family Fun Friday at the Farm

Open yard for play, bean bag toss, horse shoes, 9 hole Frisbee golf, walking trails along the buffalo river and more. Bring your furry family members too, dogs are welcome here. Kitchen/bar will be open, wood-fired pizza & a great selection…

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow
S193 County Road BB

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-11:45pm Fri. Jun. 8

45th Annual Altoona Cinder City Days

Featuring "Diamond Rio" on June 9th and Karaoke contest finale on June 8th at Altoona's new outdoor amphitheater at River Prairie Park. Other events include a carnival, boys baseball, softball, and dart tournaments; Spectrum Shuffle for…

Most events at Cinder City Park, check website for full schedule/locations
Spooner Ave and 10th St.

Cost: Diamond Rio Ticket Prices On Website |Free Admission To Other Parks

Age: All Ages

5:45-6:45pm Fri. Jun. 8

Mini & Me Lyra (Aerial Hoop) Class

Feel like a kid again while bonding with your child in the lyra aerial hoop! We will learn some fun entrances, poses and tricks in the aerial hoop. No experience needed. Class limited to 7 adult/child pairs; be sure to pre-register on their…

Moonrise Aerials Studio
800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112
Eau Claire

Cost: $25 (for both you and your mini)

7pm Fri. Jun. 8

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

7pm Fri. Jun. 8

Eau Claire Express vs Bismarck Larks: Bucket Ruckus Performance

The Eau Claire Express plays against the Bismark Larks. Bucket Ruckus will be performing during the game. Express hats will be given away to fans. There will be a postgame fireworks show. Gates at 6pm.

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