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Sat. Jul. 28

Eau Claire County Fair

A youth and family-centered fair with animal judging, 4-H exhibits, low cost games and activities for children, educational exhibits and moderately-priced concessions including homemade pies. Check out antique tractors, cowboy mounted…

Eau Claire County Expo Center
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE Admission, FREE Parking

Age: All Ages

Sat. Jul. 28

Chippewa Valley Slam Fest

Four sporting events (basketball, volleyball, running, and bowling) rolled into one weekend filled with live music, great food, inflatables, vendor booths, and fun. CV Slam Fest will have something fun for everyone in the family. Join us this…

The Complexx (at Wagner's Lanes)
2159 Brackett Ave.
Eau Claire

Sat. Jul. 28

7th Annual Ren in the Glen

Enter a world of magic, wonder and adventure - Ren in the Glen medieval fantasy faire. Music, dance, shows, shops, exotic goods, food, tavern, Medieval Tourney, Fight the Knight, and Royal Court. Come in costume.

Ren in the Glen
1442 Dunn St. Croix Road
Glenwood City

Cost: $10 at the gate, $8 advance, kids 12 and under free

Age: All Ages

Sat. Jul. 28

Dunn County Fair

The Dunn County Fair provides entertainment, rides, live music, tractor pull, races, demo derby, and 4-H events for all visitors.

Dunn County Fair Grounds
620 17th St.

Cost: $1/person; $2 after 4pm on Fri & Sat; $10 for season pass; free parking

Age: All Ages

7:30am-1pm Sat. Jul. 28

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

8am-1pm Sat. Jul. 28

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

8:15-9:15am Sat. Jul. 28

Zumba with PS-Get Fit

Join us for a wake-up Saturday at Excite! Wellness. All fitness levels are welcome and this class will make sure you have a great time. No experience is necessary!

Excite! Wellness Studio
107 N. Bridge Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: New, 3 classes/$5 or $5 drop-in or punch cards, 6 classes for $25

Age: All Ages

9am Sat. Jul. 28

FAIRly FUN 5K Trail Run/Walk

A family friendly, untimed run or walk on the beautiful trails of Lowes Creek County Park in conjunction with the Eau Claire County Fair. Arrive no later than 8:45am to register and sign a waiver. Youth under the age of 18 must have a parent…

Eau Claire County Expo Center
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE, donations to the Fair will be accepted

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Jul. 28

ACT Prep Summer 2018

A full program that walks you through each exam section. Full subject reviews Refresh your memory in reading, writing, math, English and scientific reasoning with a full class on each ACT subject area taught by expert instructors. You’ll…

UW-Eau Claire Campus: HHS
239 Water Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $199

Age: Youth

9:30-11am Sat. Jul. 28

Adult Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga

A 90-minute class of paddle skills, yoga and open paddle time. Enjoy Mother Nature paddling to a quiet spot, anchoring, experiencing a unique yoga session with stretch and a variety of yoga poses ending with Savasana. Registration required.

Mt. Simon Park
100 Addison Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 15+

9:30am Sat. Jul. 28

Menomonie Base Ball Festival: Wisconsin vs Minnesota

The Blue Caps are a vintage baseball team that plays by 1860s rules, using replica 1860s equipment and uniforms. Teams include Menomonie Blue Caps, Milwaukee Cream Cities, Sand Creek 9, Rum River Rovers, Afton Red Socks & St. Croix BBC.…

Phelan Park
9th St. East and 21st Ave. East

10am-4pm Sat. Jul. 28

Saturday Kids' Day at the Eau Claire County Fair

Inflatable rides, games, bike rodeo and give away, safety demos, K-9 dog demo, educational displays, big trucks, games, petting zoo. Tickets are 50 cents each or $10 for an unlimited play wristband.

Eau Claire County Expo Center
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: Parking is FREE; Games are 50 cents each or unlimited play wristband is $10.00

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Jul. 28

Ordinary Magic Art Classes For Kids of All Ages

Drawing, weaving, crochet, painting, architecture design & Having Fun. Your child will discover, explore, imagine & create works of art.

Ordinary Magic
1812 Brackett Ave. Suite 6
Eau Claire

Cost: $25 per student

Age: K-15

10am-10pm Sat. Jul. 28

OneFest Christian Music Festival

First ever OneFest Christian Music Festival featuring national artists Tenth Avenue North, Mandisa, Citizen Way and many more. This family friendly event will have music, kids activities, ministry showcases, vendors, and food.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Ticketed from $25-$150

Age: All Ages

11am-noon Sat. Jul. 28

4th-8th Grade Summer Painting Lessons

Classes are divided by age groups and include weekly curriculum designed for each student’s artistic development. Color Wheel, Color Mixing, Techniques, Beginner Painting, Intermediate Painting, Art, Acrylic, WaterColor, Tempera, Modeling…

The Painted Lotus
930 Galloway St Building 13 Suite 209
Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 4th-8th Grade (9-14)

11am-7pm Sat. Jul. 28

Chalkfest 2018

Imagine a campus overtaken by a day-long firestorm of creativity and positive community energy, culminating in yards and yards of sidewalk space displaying amazing chalk artwork. That's Chalkfest. It's part urban art festival and part…

Lower Campus, UWEC
Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

noon-3pm Sat. Jul. 28

Summer Henna Pop & Shop

Stop in the Shop on Saturdays to get some Henna for the summer. Walk-ins only. If there is a line, there will be a sign up sheet for you to reserve a time and come back for your Henna. Children 16 years and younger must have a parent or…

Tangled Up in Hue
505 S. Barstow St., Suite B
Eau Claire

Cost: $5-10

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Jul. 28

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

1:30-3pm Sat. Jul. 28

DIY Discovery: Inventors Workshop

DIY Discovery is a series of drop-in events for families featuring a different topic and activity each week. This week: design and build a wondrous creation at this hands-on inventors free-for-all.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. Jul. 28

Live Music: Jerry Teclaw

A afternoon of live music with Jerry Teclaw. They will have wine, cheese and snacks available for purchase, so come, relax and enjoy. Feel free to bring a chair for this outdoor event. No beverage carry-in allowed.

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

2-4:30pm Sat. Jul. 28

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

4-5:30pm Sat. Jul. 28

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

4-8pm Sat. Jul. 28

Together Farms Burger Night

Burger Nights are a unique, casual night at Together Farms. Burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. Also serving slaw, fries, beer, wine, and more. Relax by the bonfire, check-out the farm animals, and live music…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

5-7:30pm Sat. Jul. 28

Live Music: Larry Past & Chris Andresen

Acoustic Folk, Rock, Jazz, Blues, and Americana. Live music, local art, food, wine, coffee, and desserts.

Vino Cappuccino
N5734 Hwy 12
Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Sat. Jul. 28

Showtime Championship Wrestling - Rise or Fall

Showtime Championship Wrestling is back in Chippewa Falls with another action packed night of excitement & collecting non perishable food items for the Feed My People Food Bank. Special guest Super Thunder Frog makes his Showtime Debut in tag…

Eagle's Club
2588 Hallie Rd.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Front Row $15, General Admission $12, $2 Discount with Non Perishable Food Item Donation

Age: All Ages