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Sun. Jul. 29

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

Sun. Jul. 29

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

Sun. Jul. 29

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

Sun. Jul. 29

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.
Menomonie

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

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sun. Jul. 29

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

9am-noon Sun. Jul. 29

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

10am-2pm Sun. Jul. 29

STEM Day at the County Fair

A fun day of learning and fun at the Eau Claire County Fair STEM Day. UWEC and CVTC faculty and students will share over 20 interactive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math stations for learning for the whole family.

Eau Claire County Expo Center
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sun. Jul. 29

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

11am-3pm Sun. Jul. 29

Downtown Block Party

Family festival full of fun and learning. Enjoy jumbo games and an imagination playground, science experiments and robot demos, music performances from Jenny & the Jets, Amanda Grace, and Tim Sullivan, food from Marigold Cafe, Red Coal BBQ,…

Children's Museum of Eau Claire
220 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-1:30pm Sun. Jul. 29

Live Music: CJ & The Boys + Dhimiter’s Food Truck

CJ & The Boys is a brass band formed from the Chippewa Falls High School music program’s top musicians who also happen to be best friends with the 5 of the members Valedictorians of their graduation class. Dhimiters Food Truck will get you…

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Music is FREE; food priced a la carte

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Sun. Jul. 29

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. 29

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 Sun. Jul. 29

Food and Fitness for Kids

The first hour is a fun, kid friendly class of different exercise stations at Endure Rise & Conquer. The exercise will be followed by time spent at the Forage, in their kitchen learning healthy snack options that kids will make and be able…

Endure Rise & Conquer
930 Galloway street building 13 suite 9
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: Ages 5-12

1:30-4pm Sun. Jul. 29

Summer Concert Sundays: Olive Sings

Introducing Jenna Rae & guitarist Tim Schroeder for the first time to River Bend. She has been singing for years and is happy to bring her talents to the vineyard. She will be accompanied by guitarist Tim Schroeder It is recommended to bring…

River Bend Vineyard & Winery
10439 33rd Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sun. Jul. 29

Live Music: Walter Craft

Live music out at Jeremiah’s Bullfrog Fish Farm, featuring Walter and Carolyn Craft. They are tellers of tales and makers of music.

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3-6pm Sun. Jul. 29

Live Music: Todd Hurst

Northwoods welcomes Todd Hurst to the stage for the first time ever. Come for some Sunday afternoon fun. Music, food, craft beers and homemade sodas. Bringing a level of energy comparable to a rock n roll show, Todd gives everything he has to…

Northwoods Brewpub & Grill
50819 West St.
Osseo

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages with parent

6:30pm Sun. Jul. 29

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. 29

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. 29

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