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6:30am-10pm Sat. Jun. 16

RESCHEDULED: River Prairie P10 Festival

A celebration of some of the Chippewa Valley's favorite things: live music, artisan makers market, educational presentations, literary readings, dance demonstrations, comedy show, dog contest, Plein Air Quick Paint, food trucks, photography…

River Prairie Park
1419 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Age: All Ages

7-8am Sat. Jun. 16

Sunrise Stand Up Paddle Board

Start your day floating on the water with Mother Nature as the backdrop and only the sound of your paddle entering the water. This is a guided class learning various paddle techniques followed by free time to enjoy the scenery and sounds of…

Mt. Simon Park
100 Addison Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $15

Age: Ages 15+

7:30am-1pm Sat. Jun. 16

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more. An art market featuring local artists appears most Saturdays throughout the season.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Age: All ages

8am-1pm Sat. Jun. 16

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

8:15-9:15am Sat. Jun. 16

Zumba with PS-Get Fit

Join us for a wake-up Saturday at Excite! Wellness. All fitness levels are welcome and this class will make sure you have a great time. No experience is necessary!

Excite! Wellness Studio
107 N. Bridge Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: New, 3 classes/$5 or $5 drop-in or punch cards, 6 classes for $25

Age: All Ages

9:30-11am Sat. Jun. 16

Adult Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga

A 90-minute class of paddle skills, yoga and open paddle time. Enjoy Mother Nature paddling to a quiet spot, anchoring, experiencing a unique yoga session with stretch and a variety of yoga poses ending with Savasana. Registration required.

Mt. Simon Park
100 Addison Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 15+

10am-noon Sat. Jun. 16

Horses 101: A Family Affair

Experience the horses and learn: To read the horse's language, How to care for a horse, Hands on opportunity to brush a horse, How horses reduce stress, Tack & other gear, Tour of the farm, and other hands on activities. Light refreshments.…

Equine Inspired Wellness, LLC
21837 108th Ave.
Cadott

Cost: $20 per family or $10 per individual

Age: 6+

10am-6pm Sat. Jun. 16

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

10am-1pm Sat. Jun. 16

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-5pm Sat. Jun. 16

44th Annual Parade of Homes

Tour 15 amazing home throughout the Chippewa Valley, presented by Great American Fireplace. Tickets available online, in advance at Royal Credit Union locations, or at the first home you visit.

Chippewa Valley Home Builders Association Board Room
4319 Jeffers Road
Eau Claire

Cost: $8 through June 8th, $10 June 9th - 16th

10-11:30am Sat. Jun. 16

Youth Artist Workshops

Enhance your creativity and arts ability at the YMCA. Each month, a guest artist will lead a small group of students in a project of their own design. An exclusive opportunity to work one-on-one with a talented local creator.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $30, Community $42

Age: All Ages

11am-4:30pm Sat. Jun. 16

Marigold Cafe & Blue Angels

Marigold Cafe is a local food truck that specializes in Italian fare. They offer delicious grilled paninis and decadent gelato. The River Bend outdoor patio is a great spot to watch the Blue Angels fly overhead while they perform right across…

River Bend Vineyard & Winery
10439 33rd Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Age: 21+

11am-noon Sat. Jun. 16

4th-8th Grade Summer Painting Lessons

Classes are divided by age groups and include weekly curriculum designed for each student’s artistic development. Color Wheel, Color Mixing, Techniques, Beginner Painting, Intermediate Painting, Art, Acrylic, WaterColor, Tempera, Modeling…

The Painted Lotus
930 Galloway St Building 13 Suite 209
Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 4th-8th Grade (9-14)

noon-4:30pm Sat. Jun. 16

Chippewa Valley Air Show

Featured performers include the Blue Angels, Lucas Oil Acrobatics, Wings of Blue Air Force Skydiving Team, F-16 Demo and Heritage Flight, the Shockwave Jet Truck, Ace Maker, Kent Pietsch landing on a mobile home, John Klatt Air Show, and…

Chippewa Valley Regional Airport
3800 Starr Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $30 adv; $40 day of

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Jun. 16

Live Music: Daniel Zerr from Eggplant Heroes

Live music out at Jeremiah’s Bullfrog Fish Farm, featuring Eggplant Heroes Dan Zerr. A song writer in his own right, Dan brings a tremendous vocal range to his harmonies while laying down the steady bass line. Dan’s guitar work shows up…

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. Jun. 16

Live Music: Jerrika Mighelle

An afternoon of live music by Jerrika Mighelle. 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…

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

2-5pm Sat. Jun. 16

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

3pm Sat. Jun. 16

"Esther"

When a call for a new queen is sent out throughout the Persian Empire, a young Jewish woman, Esther, joins many other women at the palace for a year of preparation before going before the King. Whe becomes the last hope for her people, the…

Calvary Baptist Church
3036 Epiphany Lane
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 Suggested Donation

Age: All Ages

4-5:30pm Sat. Jun. 16

Summer Painting Lessons

Classes are divided by age groups Confirm age groups online. All materials are always provided, students may bring their own if they wish. Finger Painting, Color Wheel, Color Mixing, Beginner Painting, Shapes, Tempera, WaterColor, Modeling…

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

Cost: $15, $35, $45

Age: K-12th Grade

5:15-6:30pm Sat. Jun. 16

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. 16

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. 16

Eau Claire Express vs Duluth Huskies

The Eau Claire Express plays against the St. Cloud Rox. Ben Peterson’s Band will perform on the plaza prior to the game. Gates open 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

8-9pm Sat. Jun. 16

Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

Programs on various astronomical related topics are presented CVAS members and invited guests. Programs run 45-60 minutes in length. Check the website for upcoming topics. Observing follows programs if skies are clear.

Hobbs Observatory
In Beaver Creek Reserve, S1 Cty Hwy K
Fall Creek

Cost: Free. Dontations accepted

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