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Fri. Aug. 3

Bloomer Community Fair

Live music, carnival, 4-H and FFA exhibits, merchant displays, demo derbies, tractor pull, and more. Parade on Sunday.

Bloomer Community Fairgrounds
9th Ave.

8am-5:30pm Fri. Aug. 3

Camp Brunswick Outdoor Adventure Days (Day 1)

The Chippewa Valley Council - Boy Scouts of America & Camp Brunswick area proud to announce the return of Outdoor Adventure Days! We will again have 2 separate "Brunswick Outdoor Adventure Days" available for Elementary Co-Ed youth in Grades…

Camp Brunswick
S5070 William Court
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: K-5

8:30am Fri. Aug. 3

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 Fri. Aug. 3

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

10-11:30am Fri. Aug. 3

Camp Space Quest

Travel the whole galaxy in just one morning! Put on your space helmets, watch an outta this world Planetarium show and come back to Earth with a whole new appreciation for what you'll see in the night sky.

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

Cost: $25 Members/$35 Non

Age: Grades 4K-K

10am-4pm Fri. Aug. 3

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

10-11am Fri. Aug. 3

Summer Art Lessons: PreSchoolers

Classes are divided by age groups and include weekly curriculum designed for each student’s artistic development. Private, more intensive classes are available upon request, flexible scheduling and affordable prices. All materials are…

The Painted Lotus
Banbury Place Building 13, Suit 209
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: PreSchool Age (3-5)

10:30-11am Fri. Aug. 3

Get Up & Go: Animal Walking

Designed to keep your kiddos moving, these fun and physical games teach teamwork that can carry home to your own backyard.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:30-11:30am Fri. Aug. 3

Story Time - Adopt a Backpack

Friday mornings at 10:30 a.m. This week we will have a guest, but our focus is going to be on giving back to our community. We will have two service projects that kids and families will be able to assist with, plus our guest reader, Dani is…

That's Adorable, Kids Consignment Boutique
129 N. Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Fri. Aug. 3

Summer Family Storytime

Bring the whole family for an active half hour of stories, music, rhymes and movement.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

11am-8pm Fri. Aug. 3

Food Truck Friday

Up to 8 food, snack, and drink trucks will be serving lunch and dinner in the old “Railroad Lot” behind Galloway Grille. Take a break from the office, grab some grub, and snag a patch of grass or a bench by the river - or bring the whole…

The Old "Railroad Lot"
Parking Lot Behind Galloway Grille
Eau Claire

Cost: Free to attend, consult food truck menus for prices

Age: All Ages

11am-1pm Fri. Aug. 3

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 Fri. Aug. 3

Super Small Science: Mini Parachutes

Introduce your preschool scientist to exciting hands-on and age-appropriate experiments.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Fri. Aug. 3

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 Fri. Aug. 3

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

Cost: $50 for entire summer

Age: Grades K-8

3pm Fri. Aug. 3

Movie Friday for Teens

Every Friday in August come to the library at 3:00 for a free movie. Movie titles are TBA. For those going into grades 6-12.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

4-7:30pm Fri. Aug. 3

5th Annual Pig Roast

Tickets will be available for presale before the event. Live music by Jim Herrick and Friends, as well as kids activities and raffles. Menu Includes pork, potato dumplings, cold drinks, and delicious sides. Carry out meals available.

Colfax Health and Rehabilitation Center
110 Park Dr

Cost: $8 per Adult, $3 Kids 6-12, 5 and Under Free

Age: All Ages

4-8pm Fri. Aug. 3

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

4:30-9pm Fri. Aug. 3

Family Fun Friday at the Farm

Open yard for play, bean bag toss, horse shoes, 9 hole Frisbee golf, walking trails along the buffalo river and more. Bring your furry family members too, dogs are welcome here. Kitchen/bar will be open, wood-fired pizza & a great selection…

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow
S193 County Road BB

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-7:30pm Fri. Aug. 3

Live Music: Jackson Taylor

Jackson Taylor is a singer/songwriter playing originals and covers. Live music, local art, food, wine, coffee, and dessert.

Vino Cappuccino
N5734 Hwy 12
Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-9pm Fri. Aug. 3

Art Cartel Artist Reception

Live music, snacks, meet the artists, and enjoy good company. There will also be a theatrical performance beginning at 7:30pm. This exhibit will feature artwork by Brian Duerkop, Josh Dolan-Neill, Trevor Ostendorf, Mariah Knepper, Benny Haas,…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. Aug. 3

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

6pm Fri. Aug. 3

9th Annual FluteWild! Camp Performance

Brings flute students from the greater Chippewa Valley together for fantastic fun, playing flutes. This year the music revolves around the "giants "of music and flutes. Watch for a "giant" flute (the contra bass flute) to be played in their…

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store)
205 N. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

7pm Fri. Aug. 3

The Wizard of Oz

Come see 69 area kids and teens carry you away to the magical and "Merry Old Land of Oz". The performance is the culmination of Red Cedar Youth Stage's "Summer Stage" Theater Day Camp. Appropriate for all ages. Abbreviated version of the…

Cedarbrook Church
N6714 470th St.

Cost: $8/each or $5 for kids 12 & under (children 3 & under can sit on parent lap without a ticket.)

Age: All Ages

7-9:30pm Fri. Aug. 3

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