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Fri. Jun. 29

44th Annual Chetek Liberty Festival

Features a run/walk, softball tournament, car show, craft fair, quilt show, volleyball tournament, kids activities, helicopter rides, ski show, block party with inflatables and live music, horse pull, family night with outdoor movies and…

City of Chetek

Fri. Jun. 29

Augusta Bean and Bacon Days

Events include Ms Augusta Pageant; charcoal chicken, bbq, brats, hot dogs; softball tournament, burnout tournament, dances, fireworks, Run for the Bacon 5k, craft & vendor fair, demolition derby, auto and truck show, parade, horse pull…

City of Augusta

Cost: FREE for spectators, $7 for car entry

Age: All Ages

Fri. Jun. 29

Clearwater Con IV

Three days of a tabletop gaming experience. Get your game on, featuring RPGs, board games, card games, and anything else you can think of. Preregister online.

Clarion Inn Campus Area
2703 Craig Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $25 Weekend Prereg, $30 at Door, Single Day Passes Available

Age: All Ages

8am-5pm Fri. Jun. 29

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

8:25am-3:30pm Fri. Jun. 29

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

10-11am Fri. Jun. 29

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)

10-11:30am Fri. Jun. 29

Camp Build-A-Band

Make music from the ground up as you build your own instruments, create a song and perform on stage together as a band.

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

Cost: $25 Members / $35 Non

Age: K-1st Grade

10:15-11am Fri. Jun. 29

Musical Storytime

For three- and four-year-olds. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. This storytime is supercharged with special musical guests each week. All are welcome and no registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-11am Fri. Jun. 29

Summer Family Storytime

Bring the whole family for an active half hour of stories, music, rhymes and movement.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

10:30-11am Fri. Jun. 29

Get Up & Go: Ring Toss

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. 29

Summer Story Time: Splat!

The guest reader is from the Paint Shack. Her stories are sure to include lots of fun colors and paint.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Fri. Jun. 29

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. 29

Super Small Science: Bubbles

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

noon-8pm Fri. Jun. 29

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

1-4pm Fri. Jun. 29

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 Fri. Jun. 29

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 Fri. Jun. 29

Backyard Science Club

Participate in citizen science projects, including nature-mapping for Project Snapshot and more.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 4-6

1:30-4pm Fri. Jun. 29

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

4-8pm Fri. Jun. 29

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
Mondovi

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

Age: All Ages

4:30-9pm Fri. Jun. 29

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
Mondovi

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:05pm Fri. Jun. 29

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

6:05pm Fri. Jun. 29

Eau Claire Express vs Willmar Stingers

The Eau Claire Express plays against the Willmar Stingers with a postgame fireworks show. Gates open 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

6:30-8:30pm Fri. Jun. 29

Teen Late Night

Teens take over the library. Expect snacks, after hours games, and general shenanigans. Registration and permission slips required.

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

Cost: FREE, Registration required

7-9:30pm Fri. Jun. 29

Live Music: Eduardo Rafael

Eduardo returns to Tempo amid our urban vibe and great acoustics. The Latin flair will be in Eau Claire. Boa noite!

Caffe Tempo
315 E Madison St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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