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Wed. Jul. 4

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

7:30am-1pm Wed. Jul. 4

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

9am-noon Wed. Jul. 4

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

10-11am Wed. Jul. 4

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

10am Wed. Jul. 4

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "Captain Underpants"

Two overly imaginative pranksters spend hours in a treehouse creating comic books. When their mean principal threatens to separate them into different classes, the boys accidentally hypnotize him into thinking that he's a ridiculously…

Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls
475 Chippewa Mall Dr.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

10am-10:10pm Wed. Jul. 4

Eau Claire 4th of July Fireworks Celebration

Be a part of this festive event, activities include sporting events, music, & fireworks. Optimal fireworks viewing areas: Carson Park, Phoenix Park, Half Moon Lake, Mt. Simon, and Lakeview Cemetery. Paul Bunyan Camp and Family Fun Fair at…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-4pm Wed. Jul. 4

Fun Fair

The Chippewa Valley Museum will show off vintage skills, stage classic games of skill, and make life a cakewalk for a day. This annual event combines traditional, community favorites like history trivia, spelling bees, and live entertainment…

Chippewa Valley Museum
1204 E. Half Moon Dr.
Eau Claire

11am-6pm Wed. Jul. 4

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

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Wed. Jul. 4

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 Wed. Jul. 4

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

Cost: $50 for entire summer

Age: Grades K-8

1:30-2:30pm Wed. Jul. 4

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

3pm Wed. Jul. 4

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

4-11pm Wed. Jul. 4

Freedom Fest

Enjoy a wide variety of delicious food, relax in the beer garden, enjoy live music, and participate in the many activities, both for kids and adults. Fireworks at dusk. Don't bring fireworks, pets, or carry-ins. Handicap accessible parking is…

Wakanda Park
Wakanda Park Rd. and Pine Ave. E

Cost: $5 admission; children under 10 are free

Age: All Ages

4:30-5pm Wed. Jul. 4

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

5:05pm Wed. Jul. 4

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

5:05pm Wed. Jul. 4

Eau Claire Express vs Thunder Bay Border Cats: Fourth of July

The Eau Claire Express plays against the Thunder Bay Border Cats. Buck night includes $1 hot dogs, $1 small sodas, $1 domestic beer for the first three innings, and $4 wine for the first three innings. Eau Claire express logo baseballs will…

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

6-8pm Wed. Jul. 4

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

6:30pm Wed. Jul. 4

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.

Cost: FREE event admission, but a $5/car Eau Claire county parking permit is required

Age: All ages

6:30pm Wed. Jul. 4

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Wed. Jul. 4

Bartlett & Way: The Great American Songbook

With trumpet/flugelhorn and guitar/vocals, Todd Bartlett & Jerry Way explore the full spectrum of jazz standards. The much-loved melodies and lyrics are iconic, while the improvisational treatments are fresh and original.

Acoustic Cafe - Eau Claire
505 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire