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Sun. Jul. 1

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

Sun. Jul. 1

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

Sun. Jul. 1

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

10am-noon Sun. Jul. 1

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

11am-4pm Sun. Jul. 1

Lake Menomin WaterX

A 2-day weekend of awesome racing action each summer. This is a family fun event that includes; food and beverages, vendor opportunities, a great park location to find other things to do while here and a community full of shopping,…

Wakanda Park
Wakanda Park Rd. and Pine Ave. E
Menomonie

Cost: 16&Over - $15/day or $25/weekend, 10-15 $10/day or $10/weekend, 9&Under Free w/paid adult

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Sun. Jul. 1

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

noon-8pm Sun. Jul. 1

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

1:30-4:30pm Sun. Jul. 1

Live Music: Milk and Whiskey

Featuring Milk and Whiskey, a musical alchemy with Jen Hazen of Weapons of Brass Destruction and Jenny and the Jets and Jim Phillips of DJ and Friends. With this group you can expect to hear folk, blues, classic psychedelic rock and a dash of…

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-4:45pm Sun. Jul. 1

Free Ballet Sample Class

Ages 6-8 can attend a class on July 1st, while ages 3-5 can attend July 4th.

Swan Lake Ballet Studio
Banbury Place Bldg 13 Ste 122
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-5 & 6-8

6:30pm Sun. Jul. 1

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

6:30-8:30pm Sun. Jul. 1

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