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Sun. Jul. 15

Northern Wisconsin State Fair

Annual fair with food vendors, carnival, livestock exhibitions, crafts, homemaking and educational exhibits, and outstanding 4-H displays. More than a mile of midway thrills, great food stands, and free grandstand entertainment. Music events…

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Ticket pricing information available online

8am Sun. Jul. 15

Monster Lake Swim

A 2-mile swim on Lower Long Lake. The start and finish will take place at Camp Manitou; check in is at 8:00 AM with a competitors meeting at 8:45 AM. Limited overnight camping will be available Saturday night with approval.

Camp Manitou
27960 137th Street
New Auburn

Age: 14+

8-11:30am Sun. Jul. 15

French Toast & Pancake Breakfast

You’re invited to enjoy a delicious Breakfast with French Toast, Pancakes, Sausages, Coffee, Juice, and Milk. Grab the kids and enjoy a great breakfast with fellowship. Every third Sunday except December.

Lake Street United Methodist Church
Corner of Lake Street & Fourth Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $5.50, Kids & Students FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sun. Jul. 15

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-8pm Sun. Jul. 15

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

noon-5pm Sun. Jul. 15

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

12:30-10:30pm Sun. Jul. 15

Eau Claire Cavaliers Baseball

See a hometown baseball game with the Eau Claire Cavaliers baseball team. May 16, 7:30-10pm vs. Tilden Tigers May 19, 5-9pm vs. Brill Millers May 23, 7:30-10:30pm vs. Cadott Red Sox May 27, 3-6pm vs. Sparta Miller May 28, 1-3pm…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 adults; $1 students 18 & under; children 5 & under FREE; season ticket options available

Age: All ages

1:30-4:30pm Sun. Jul. 15

Live Music: Anastasia

Featuring Anastasia, a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, composer, and engineer/producer of electronic and acoustic works. Anastasia performs a quirky mix of standards, originals, deconstructed rock songs (heavily influenced by 1980's MTV),…

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Sun. Jul. 15

Ice Cream Social

Lazy Monk Brewing & Ramone's Ice Cream Parlor are teaming up to bring you an Ice Cream Social Night. Bring the whole family down to the Bier Hall for some delicious ice cream and camaraderie. Adults can get Bier Floats. Root beer floats also…

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC
97 West Madison Street
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Sun. Jul. 15

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. 15

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

7-8pm Sun. Jul. 15

CBD Infused Aerial Yoga

Enjoy a relaxing aerial hammock yoga class and sample (very legal) Blue Ridge Hemp CBD all-natural, vegan, non gmo topical essential oils. Class is limited to 7 students; you must pre-register to reserve your hammock.

Moonrise Aerials Studio
800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: All Ages

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