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Sun. Jul. 8

Fall Creek Lions Fun Fest

Earl's Carnival Rides, Friday night fireworks, food, Sunday parade and car show, bingo after the parade, Saturday arts & crafts show, Saturday kids' fishing contest, Lion Pride 5k Run, Thursday yard games for kids, music by Divided Highway,…

Keller Park
State Street
Fall Creek

Cost: All events except carnival are free, food and beverages available for purchase.

Age: All ages

10am-noon Sun. Jul. 8

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-5pm Sun. Jul. 8

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. 8

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

1:30-4pm Sun. Jul. 8

Summer Concert Sundays: Micah Ryan

Come enjoy a Sunday afternoon with some tunes in the vineyard with Micah Ryan and your favorite River Bend wines. It is recommended to bring your own seating.

River Bend Vineyard & Winery
10439 33rd Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sun. Jul. 8

Live Music: Sliced Bread Jug Band

Live music out at Jeremiah’s Bullfrog Fish Farm, featuring Sliced Bread Jug Band, A collective of mostly free-range geezers and jug-o-philiacs. Traditional, old style jug band music, a little “jug-o-lated” rock and roll, and their own…

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-4pm Sun. Jul. 8

Acoustic Concert at Galaudet Gallery

Enjoy the Beatles music in two sets of acoustic music. Singer and guitarist Jerry Teclaw will perform in Galaudet Gallery’s Tower Room. He will do two 50 minute sets that will showcase the Beatles music.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Sun. Jul. 8

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. 8

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