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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7:30am-1pm Wed. Jun. 27

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Age: All ages

8am-5pm Wed. Jun. 27

Blugold Beginnings Science Technology Art Engineering Math (STEAM) Day Camp

Students will receive academic instruction in STEAM related areas, team building activities, take STEAM related field trips, and participate in other fun activities around campus and in the community throughout this day summer camp…

Centennial Hall, UWEC
1698 Park Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $150 includes lunch and snacks

Age: Grades 6-12

8am-3pm Wed. Jun. 27

Summer Institute: Chippewa Falls

Summer Institute has a 40-year tradition of teaching and delighting children across the Chippewa Valley. Your kids will love the variety of activities, and you will appreciate the small classes that promise high quality learning.

Hillcrest Elementary
1200 Miles Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $15 per class for Chippewa Falls district students and those who live in the district; $85 per class for all other students.

8:25am-3:30pm Wed. Jun. 27

STEM+ Camp

Is the sky really blue? Can a house float up into the sky using balloons like in UP? Would the bat signal really work? STEM+ Camp is a day camp where students entering grades 3-8 can confirm or bust myths like these using STEM+ (Science,…

St. Mark Lutheran Church and School
3307 State Street
Eau Claire

Cost: Cost for the week: Early Bird: $50 morning only/$60 full day/week After 5/31: $60 morning only for the week/$85 for the full week

Age: Ages 8-14

9am-noon Wed. Jun. 27

Love Eau Claire Day Camp

Send your kids for mornings packed with sports, team building games, crafts, Bible stories, singing, snacks and even a li'l time for reading.

Cameron Park
1601 11th St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Families pay based on annual income

Age: Entering 2nd-5th grade

9am-noon Wed. Jun. 27

Master Chefs

Children will experience real-life skills of shopping, cooking, basic kitchen knowledge, and healthy eating habits while serving others. They will learn to connect God’s word to their lives and share it with others.

Trinity Lutheran Church
1314 E. Lexington Blvd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $75

Age: Children grades 2-5

9am-noon Wed. Jun. 27

Camp Cooking & Booking

Children will experience adventures in cooking, crafting, and playing while leaders share related stories from the Bible and children’s literature.

Trinity Lutheran Church
1314 E. Lexington Blvd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $55

Age: Ages 3 through 1st grade

9:30-11:30am Wed. Jun. 27

Lily Pad Lab Little Summer Camp

Three fun-filled days with the Lily Pad Lab. Spend time doing activities from all your favorite Lily Pad Lab Classes. Be ready for sensory fun, art, science, gardening, snacking, moving our bodies and making lots and lots of messes. Group…

Lily Pad Lab
1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School)
Eau Claire

Cost: $25/day

Age: Ages 2-6

10am-5pm Wed. Jun. 27

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 Wed. Jun. 27

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "Lego Ninjago"

The battle for NINJAGO City calls to action young Master Builder Lloyd, aka the Green Ninja, along with his friends, also secret ninja warriors. Led by Master Wu, as wise-cracking as he is wise, they must defeat the evil warlord Garmadon, who…

Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls
475 Chippewa Mall Dr.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

10-11am Wed. Jun. 27

Summer Storytime

Summer storytime and activities for children birth-5 years old. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

10:15-10:35am Wed. Jun. 27

Bouncing Babies Storytime

For pre-walkers, starting at birth. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute play, bubbles, and play group.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Babies

10:30-11:30am Wed. Jun. 27

Canta y Mueva: Sing and Move Spanish Class

Learn Spanish with action songs, instruments, dancing, stories, outdoor games like Rojo light, Verde light. Write and illustrate a story about woodland animals. Learn sports, fruit, and we will have a picnic in the bosque (woods).

Contact for location information
Chippewa Falsl

Cost: $45

Age: Ages 2-10 years

11am-6pm Wed. Jun. 27

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

11am-1pm Wed. Jun. 27

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

11am-noon Wed. Jun. 27

Sky Stories: Planetarium Show

Visitors will lie down under the stars and learn all about the gorgeous constellations in our galaxy. Then, stick around for a fun space-related activity after the show. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Wed. Jun. 27

Sense of Place: HERE Art Exhibit

View how 42 local and international artists explored their Sense of Place: HERE using realism, abstractions, sculptural expressionism, botanicals, surrealism, wildlife and architectural photography, contemporary, artist books and other ways…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-1pm Wed. Jun. 27

Sky Stories: Planetarium Show

Visitors will lie down under the stars and learn all about the gorgeous constellations in our galaxy. Then, stick around for a fun space-related activity after the show. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Wed. Jun. 27

Camp Design & Build

From drawing designs to making models to trying 3D printing, this camp is a must for the up-and-coming architect. Get your hands on real tools of the trade and learn how to create a structure from start to finish.

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

Cost: $80 Members / $90 Non

Age: Grades 2nd-3rd

1-4pm Wed. Jun. 27

10th Street Recreation Center Open Play

This drop in program has supervised activities for children kindergarten through eighth grade; children are allowed to come and go. While at the Recreation Center they will be encouraged to participate in ongoing activities. Should not be…

Altoona City Park Pavillion
10th Street West
Altoona

Cost: $50 for entire summer

Age: Grades K-8

1-4pm Wed. Jun. 27

The Adventurers: World Music Camp

Join two of Eau Claire’s most experienced music educators, Cathy Reitz and Traci Ohlmann, on a journey of global proportions. Students will improve their singing abilities and their appreciation for music in its many forms as they explore…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $74 for non-members; $24 for current students

Age: 1st-5th Grade

1:30-2:30pm Wed. Jun. 27

YouTube University

School-age kids will learn and explore new worlds through curated YouTube clips and a related activity or experiment.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FRE

Age: School age

1:30pm Wed. Jun. 27

Brian Richards

Join the Reading Rock Stars Summer Library Program for Wednesday Performances. Brian Richards is a magician with a delightful, interactive show. Tickets are required for entrance. Free tickets are available one week in advance of each…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Wed. Jun. 27

All Ages Open Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. A service of your public library and the first fee-free makerspace in the…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Wed. Jun. 27

En La Playa: At the Beach Spanish Class

A fun, 80% Immersion Spanish class designed for those who have had some previous Spanish, but beginners are welcome to try it too. Learn with songs, games and stories, words for camping, boating, fishing and sea animals. Drink limonada, eat…

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $45

Age: Ages 5-10 yrs

5:30-6:15pm Wed. Jun. 27

Fitness Fusion - Session 1

If you enjoy being active and outdoors, this class is for you! We will combine fitness while exploring the beauty of River Prairie Park. This class will focus on cardio and strength. Pre-register online or at the Altoona Parks &…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $25/session

Age: 16+

6-6:30pm Wed. Jun. 27

Adult Grounding Group

30 minutes of bare feet connecting with the earth, or “earthing” can reduce inflammation in the body. Come ground with others in the community for a relaxing, social approach to wellness.

Boyd Park
1202 Fairway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages(under 18 with adult)

6-8pm Wed. Jun. 27

Kubb Night at Irvine Park

Kubb every Wednesday (except for July 4th). They have 3 pitches ready for play at 6pm each week. All skill levels are welcome. Whether you're learning or an expert, all are welcome. Bring beverages to enjoy.

Flag Hill Pavillion, Irvine Park
Bridgewater Ave
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Wed. Jun. 27

Durand Music in the Park

Live music at Durand's Memorial Park Bandshell. Check out their website for developments on which bands are booked which dates.

Memorial Park
2nd Avenue East
Durand

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7pm Wed. Jun. 27

Cardio Tennis

Are you ready for a heart pumping, full body, calorie burning workout that doubles as a fun group activity? Participate in the increasingly popular workout that can be enjoyed by all ages, fitness and skill levels. Participants please bring…

10th Street Park
Altoona

Cost: $40/session

6-6:30pm Wed. Jun. 27

Everybody Dance Now

Come join this fun dance class where you will learn a combination of dance techniques all while making new friends and creating memories. All are welcome and no previous dance experience is required. Dance 1, for ages 4-6, is from 6-6:30pm.…

10th Street Recreation Center
10th Street
Altoona

Cost: $30-40 for resident; $35-45 for non-resident

Age: Age 4-13

6-7:30pm Wed. Jun. 27

Young at Heart New Optimistic Single Seniors Club

Young at Heart is a local single seniors club for the separated, divorced, and widowed. It's a chance to get out and enjoy social gatherings. Email or call for more information. Second and Fourth Wednesdays the group meets for a burger night…

Brickhouse Pub & Grub - Bar & Banquet Hall
2233 Birch St
Eau Claire

Age: 50+

6-8pm Wed. Jun. 27

Knit Club

Bring your fiber or beading project, sip Soul Brewed Coffee Roaster's coffee, share tips and tricks, and meet good people.

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages, under 16 supervised

6:15-7:15pm Wed. Jun. 27

Mindful Horse Circles

Practice being in the present moment by observing the horses. Must call to register.

Equine Inspired Wellness, LLC
21837 108th Ave.
Cadott

Cost: $20/date

Age: 14+

6:15-8:30pm Wed. Jun. 27

Summer Rink Rat Hockey

Ever Wednesday April - August. Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10) from 6:15-7:15pm. Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14) from 7:30-8:30pm.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Ages 7-10 only

6:30pm Wed. Jun. 27

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

6:30pm Wed. Jun. 27

Rock'N On the River Summer Concert Series

Every Wednesday night at the River Prairie park in Altoona you can enjoy live music. Shows start at 6:30pm and food trucks will be onsite.

River Prairie Park
1419 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-7:15pm Wed. Jun. 27

Everybody Dance Now

Come join this fun dance class where you will learn a combination of dance techniques all while making new friends and creating memories. All are welcome and no previous dance experience is required. Dance 1, for ages 4-6, is from 6-6:30pm.…

10th Street Recreation Center
10th Street
Altoona

Cost: $30-40 for resident; $35-45 for non-resident

Age: Age 4-13

7-9pm Wed. Jun. 27

Experience the Sound of Soul

Discover your inner guidance, healing for body, mind, and spirit, and a higher form of creativity by chanting the sacred sound of HU. Spiritual discussion and light refreshments afterward. HU, a sacred name for God, can uplift people of any…

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

7:30-10:30pm Wed. Jun. 27

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

7:30pm Wed. Jun. 27

Eau Claire Municipal Band Summer Concert Season

Listen to high quality, free entertainment by the oldest musical organization in Eau Claire. From traditional Sousa marches, patriotic melodies, pop, jazz, rock, and soundtracks, there is something for everyone's listening pleasure. July 4th…

Owen Park Bandshell
1st Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8pm Wed. Jun. 27

UWEC Summer Cinema: "Rock Dog"

For the Tibetan mastiffs on Snow Mountain, a dog's life has a simple riff -- guard a peaceful village of sheep from the thuggish wolf Linnux and his rabid pack. Wanting to be a rock 'n' roll star, Bodi heads to the city to locate Angus…

Haas Fine Arts Center (west lawn)
121 Water Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Rated PG

9pm Wed. Jun. 27

UWEC Summer Cinema Series

Each week will have a special theme in conjunction with the film. Enjoy giant lawn games, free popcorn & beverages, and food vendors. BYO blankets and chairs. Learn about summer events on campus and programs at the public library. Activities…

Haas Fine Arts Center (west lawn)
121 Water Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

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