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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7:30am-1pm Wed. Aug. 1

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more. An art market featuring local artists appears most Saturdays throughout the season.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Age: All ages

8:30am Wed. Aug. 1

National Beep Baseball Association World Series

The National Beep Baseball Association is a national volunteer organization that develops, promotes and encourages the ability of blind and visually impaired individuals to perform recreational and competitive athletic skills. The World…

Tournaments Held at Eau Claire Soccer Park and Eau Claire South Middle School
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE to attend

Age: All Ages

9am-12:30pm Wed. Aug. 1

Superhero Training - Vacation Bible School

Grab your cape and mask and learn what being a superhero is really all about. Kids will enjoy crafts, singing, outside activities, skits, story time and Bible lessons. Also offering a free nutritious lunch.

Cornerstone Apostolic Church
110 Independence Drive
Elk Mound

Cost: Good Will Offering

Age: Ages 4-12

9am-noon Wed. Aug. 1

Science Camp

This summer maximize your curiosity.Spend time inside and out and will watch things grow, move, change and even explode. Play with science through chemical experiments, field studies, hikes, gardening, cooking, research, more.

Lily Pad Lab
1620 Ohm Ave (In the EC Music School)
Eau Claire

Cost: $150

Age: Grades k-5

9am-noon Wed. Aug. 1

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

10-11:30am Wed. Aug. 1

Camp Mini Makers

Get your hands on basic building. They'll provide the tools and supplies, you bring your imagination. The next great invention awaits.

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

Cost: $70 Members/$80 Non

Age: K-1st

10-11am Wed. Aug. 1

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
Menomonie

10am-5pm Wed. Aug. 1

Chippewa Valley Photographers Exhibit - Curated by Lloyd Fleig and Claude Schilling

Curated by Lloyd Fleig and Claude Schilling, this exhibit features the artwork of seven local photographers Lowell Stevens, Beverly Wickstrom, Lloyd Fleig, Claude Schilling, Adam Schilling, Ashley Gasser, and Jeff Gutsch. No cost for…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am Wed. Aug. 1

Micon Summer Kids Shows: "Showdogs"

After a failed attempt to recover a stolen baby panda, police dog Max reluctantly teams up with a human FBI agent named Frank. A hot tip leads Max and Frank to Las Vegas for the world's most exclusive dog show.

Micon Cinemas Chippewa Falls
475 Chippewa Mall Dr.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $0.25

Age: Rated PG

11-11:30am Wed. Aug. 1

Sky Stories: Planetarium Show

Aan outta this world show. Visitors will lie down under the stars and learn all about the incredible constellations in tonight's sky. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11am-6pm Wed. Aug. 1

Menomonie Farmers Market

The long-running 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
Menomonie

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Wed. Aug. 1

Summer Lunch Break Open Skate

Cool off this summer at Hobbs Ice Arena's Summer Lunch Break Open Skate.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch). Fee includes skate rental

Age: All Ages

11:30am-noon Wed. Aug. 1

Sky Stories: Planetarium Show

Aan outta this world show. Visitors will lie down under the stars and learn all about the incredible constellations in tonight's sky. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for only 25 guests.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Wed. Aug. 1

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. Aug. 1

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
Altoona

Cost: $50 for entire summer

Age: Grades K-8

1:05pm Wed. Aug. 1

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

1:05pm Wed. Aug. 1

Eau Claire Express vs Rochester Honkers

The Eau Claire Express plays against the Rochester Honkers. Buck day includes $1 hot dogs, $1 small sodas, $1 domestic beer for the first three innings, and $4 wine for the first three innings. Gates at noon and 5pm.

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

1:30-2:30pm Wed. Aug. 1

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

3-5pm Wed. Aug. 1

All Ages Open Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. All ages open labs offer time for self-guided exploration with staff on hand to…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Wed. Aug. 1

Stylin Reveal Boutique Night

Enjoy an evening at Green Oasis Gardens and shop the latest fashion. The night will be filled with SPA treatments for the Ladies. Door prizes throughout the evening. And the deals will be amazing that night. Enjoy food samples and drinks…

Green Oasis Gardens
1403 122nd Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5pm Wed. Aug. 1

National Beep Baseball Association World Series

The National Beep Baseball Association is a national volunteer organization that develops, promotes and encourages the ability of blind and visually impaired individuals to perform recreational and competitive athletic skills. The World…

Tournaments Held at Eau Claire Soccer Park and Eau Claire South Middle School
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE to attend

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Wed. Aug. 1

Belly Dance Classes

Learn the foundation of belly dance in Level 1. Everyone is welcome to drop-in and add a bit of dance energy to your day. Each class consists of detailed instruction of two foundational belly dance moves, plus time to test out all the…

Dragonfly Dance & Wellness
308 N Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: Drop-in $15; call for monthly rates

Age: 16+

5:30-6:15pm Wed. Aug. 1

Fitness Fusion - Session 2

If you enjoy getting active and being being outdoors, this class is for you. We will combine fitness and exploring the beauty of River Prairie Park. This class will focus on cardio and strength. Pre-Register online or at the Altoona Parks and…

River Prairie Center
1445 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: $25/session

Age: 16+

6-8:30pm Wed. Aug. 1

Kids Drop-In Art Discovery Centers

Introductory throwing and hand-building clay class using wheel, slab roller, and extruder. Clay, glazes and firing included. Student choice of projects with instructor guidance.

Meadowsong Studios
E15501 County Road D
Fall Creek

Cost: $150

Age: Adults and Kids age 10+

6-8pm Wed. Aug. 1

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

6:05pm Wed. Aug. 1

Eau Claire Express vs Rochester Honkers

The Eau Claire Express plays against the Rochester Honkers. Buck day includes $1 hot dogs, $1 small sodas, $1 domestic beer for the first three innings, and $4 wine for the first three innings. Gates at noon and 5pm.

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

6:15-8:30pm Wed. Aug. 1

Summer Rink Rat Hockey

Ever Wednesday April - August. Mite/Squirt (ages 7-10) from 6:15-7:15pm. Peewee/Bantam (ages 11-14) from 7:30-8:30pm.

Hobbs Ice Arena
915 Menomonie St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4 or City Pass (1 Punch)

Age: Ages 7-10 only

6:30pm Wed. Aug. 1

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 $3/car Eau Claire county parking permit is required

Age: All ages

6:30pm Wed. Aug. 1

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
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7-9:30pm Wed. Aug. 1

World Flute Society Evening Concert Series

A musical and cultural journey of inspiration and richly diverse music. Evening performances feature the following styles: Mayan/Aztec; Native American; World Flute Music; Northern Indian - Bansuri; Celtic; Shakuhachi with Gongtopia; Ancient…

Gantner Concert Hall, Haas Fine Arts Center
UW-Eau Claire
Eau Claire

Cost: $15 GA; Children under 10 free

Age: All Ages

7pm Wed. Aug. 1

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. The duo approaches…

Acoustic Cafe
505 S. Barstow St.
Eau Claire

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