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Tue. Jul. 3

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

9am-noon Tue. Jul. 3

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

9:30-11:30am Tue. Jul. 3

Traveling Tuesdays: Fire Station

Tuesday morning playgroups are on the move. Travel to the Fire Station. Please park in visitor's parking lot. Field trip starts at 10pm at field trip site or meet at 9:30 at River Source Family Center to caravan.

Chippewa Falls Fire Station
1301 Chippewa Crossing Blvd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

9:30-11:30am Tue. Jul. 3

Play & Learn

You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts & snacks. Here you will find playing & learning go hand in hand. Come & experience learning through the eyes of your child.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10-11am Tue. Jul. 3

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

10am Tue. Jul. 3

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "The Emoji Movie"

Determined to become "normal" like the other emojis, Gene enlists the help of his best friend Hi-5 and a notorious code breaker called Jailbreak. During their travels through the other apps, the three emojis discover a great danger that could…

Micon Cinemas Eau Claire
3109 Mall Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

10:15-10:35am Tue. Jul. 3

Toddler Tales Storytime

For two- and three-year olds. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. 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

10:30am-12:30pm Tue. Jul. 3

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. All ages open labs offer time for self-guided exploration with staff on hand to…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Tue. Jul. 3

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 Tue. Jul. 3

Summer Story Time

Summer Story Time! Every Tuesday in June and July.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: For ages 2-8

11:30am-12:30pm Tue. Jul. 3

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

noon-7pm Tue. Jul. 3

Grandparent's Day

Every Tuesday, grandparents free with child admission, $4.25 or Season Pass.

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: Grandparents free with child admission, $4.25 or Season Pass

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Tue. Jul. 3

ARTmobile

The ARTmobile connects children with the visual arts. Children are invited to work on art projects with staff from the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center ARTmobile.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1-4pm Tue. Jul. 3

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

1:30-2:30pm Tue. Jul. 3

Musical Instrument Petting Zoo

Musical games, special guests and a chance to try out an array of instruments.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

1:30-3pm Tue. Jul. 3

Rubber Band Bracelet Workshop

It's a craft day at the library. The library provides all the supplies and have instructions for rubber band bracelets. Kids will find out that things like ordinary rubber bands can be made into some really neat stuff.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 9-11

3:30-4:45pm Tue. Jul. 3

Summer Minecraft Club

Come play Minecraft at the library Tuesdays in June and July. Laptops will be available to use. The library has an account that players can also use.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens going into grades 6-12

4-5:30pm Tue. Jul. 3

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

4-6pm Tue. Jul. 3

Teen Dabble Lab

Hang out, play, and explore everything the Dabble Box makerspace has to offer from gaming to coding, crafting to creating. Use 3D pens, art supplies, button makers, a 3D printer, and much more. There's something for everyone!

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

5pm Tue. Jul. 3

Altoona Independence Day Celebration

This year’s event will consist of the Freedom Five 5K Run/Walk, live music, a kids fun zone, food concessions, and cribbage, softball, bean bag and kubb tournaments. Fireworks sponsored by Festival Foods.

Cinder City Park
Spooner Ave and 10th St.
Altoona

5pm Tue. Jul. 3

Teen Summer Program

Activities include Teen Iron Chef, Harmonica Lessons, Carpool Karaoke, Rock Band, Tech Day, Music Trivia, and Late Night Lock In (special sign-up required). Check weekly schedule online.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

5:30pm Tue. Jul. 3

Freedom Five 5k Run/Walk

The first annual Freedom Five 5k Run/Walk will kick off the Altoona 4th of July celebration. Three levels of races are available so all ages can participate. Freedom 5k Run/Walk (9+yrs), Lil' Fire Cracker 1/4 Mile Run (5-8yrs), & Sparkler 75…

Cinder City Park
Spooner Ave and 10th St.
Altoona

Cost: Prices vary per race

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Jul. 3

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

6:30pm Tue. Jul. 3

Tuesday Night Blues: Mark Cameron Band

Minnesota based singer, songwriter and guitarist Mark Cameron has been active in live music for over thirty years. The range of Mark’s material stretches the Blues beyond safe limits with a focus on “foot stompin, butt shakin” music…

Owen Park Bandshell
1st Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Tue. Jul. 3

Tuesday Night Blues Concerts

The Chippewa Valley Blues Society hosts Tuesday evening concerts in Owen Park during the summer months. Features local favorites and a few from further flung locations. There'll be food vendors, great music, and an after party downtown at The…

Owen Park
1st Ave. and Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Tue. Jul. 3

T-Ball

This program is designed to teach children the basic fundamentals of the game and increase hitting and fielding skills. Everyone will receive a schedule for his/her team those nights.

Devney Park
Devney Dr.
Altoona

Cost: $55 Resident; $70 Non-Resident

Age: Ages 6-8

7:30pm Tue. Jul. 3

T-Ball

This program is designed to teach children the basic fundamentals of the game and increase hitting and fielding skills. Everyone will receive a schedule for his/her team those nights.

Devney Park
Devney Dr.
Altoona

Cost: $55 Resident; $70 Non-Resident

Age: Ages 6-8