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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sat. Aug. 18

9th Annual Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show

Truck Show features over-the-road semi-trucks from across the United States and Canada. Light show Friday night & Saturday evening after a Monster Truck Show. Military and law enforcement vehicles. Antique trucks. Free rides. Truck parade.…

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE admission for the Truck Show | $18-25 for monster truck showdown

7:30am-1pm Sat. Aug. 18

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. Aug. 18

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

9-10am Sat. Aug. 18

Free Park Yoga in Menomonie

Join Rachel Funk-Johnson to stretch, breath and allow your body the time that it deserves for restoration. All Ages & Levels are welcome. Bring your own yoga mat or beach towel and let's have fun.

Wakanda Park
Wakanda Park Rd. and Pine Ave. E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-1pm Sat. Aug. 18

Aquatic Invasive Species Snapshot Day

Volunteers gather at rendezvous points to receive training on species identification and monitoring techniques. After the training, volunteers go to nearby water access sites, notate species presence, and then return to their rendezvous site…

Lafayette Town Hall
5765 197th Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE; Register by Aug 15

Age: All Ages

9am Sat. Aug. 18

Menomin Meander

Ride the new Menomin Loop with support & fun all the way around the lake. A more relaxed option for the Sadistic Century bike ride. The route begins at the Dunn County Recreation Park, with a rest stop at Wakanda Park. A meal option will be…

Dunn County Fairgrounds - Fanetti Community Center
620 17th Street SE
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-2:30pm Sat. Aug. 18

Babysitter Training

Safe Sitter prepares students in grades 6-8 to be safe when they’re home alone, watching younger siblings, or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who’s choking, and helpful information like what to…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $40, Community $60

Age: Ages 10-15

9:30-11am Sat. Aug. 18

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+

10am-noon Sat. Aug. 18

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 Sat. Aug. 18

5th Annual Eau Claire Team Hope Walk for the Huntington's Disease Society of America

Form a team to participate in either a 5K run/walk or 1 mile walk to raise awareness and hope for a cure for Huntington’s Disease, a rare genetic neurodegenerative disorder that deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities.

Pine Pavilion, Carson Park
741 Pavillion Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: Registration information available online

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Sat. Aug. 18

Youth Artist Workshops

Enhance your creativity and arts ability at the YMCA. Each month, a guest artist will lead a small group of students in a project of their own design. An exclusive opportunity to work one-on-one with a talented local creator.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $30, Community $42

Age: All Ages

10:30am-noon Sat. Aug. 18

Blackbeard the Pirate

Missoula Children's Theater and local children collaborate to bring you this classic tale. Perfect for the entire family

Colfax Municipal Building
613 Main St.
Colfax

Cost: Adults $10; Children under 12; $5 at the door

11am-4:30pm Sat. Aug. 18

Sangria Saturday + Firewoods Pizza

Due to popularity, River Bend will be bringing back their house-made Sangria for one day only. Firewoods Pizza will also make fresh pizzas to go along with your sangria. It is recommended to bring your own seating, just in case the patio is…

River Bend Vineyard & Winery
10439 33rd Avenue
Chippewa Falls

noon-8pm Sat. Aug. 18

WHYS Radio Annual Bluegrass Festival

Bands include the Georgia Rae Family Band, The Steamboat Bandits, Timbre Junction, Rock Creek Song Dogs, U.K.E., and more. Expect a relaxed, lazy day at the park with large shady trees, a beach, and picnic tables. Food available for purchase,…

Lake Altoona County Beach
604 Beach Rd.
Altoona

Cost: Advance: $12 single, $17 family; Gate: Single $15, Family $20

Age: All Ages

noon-3pm Sat. Aug. 18

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. Aug. 18

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

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Aug. 18

Live Music: Duffy from Eggplant Heroes

Live music out at Jeremiah’s Bullfrog Fish Farm, featuring Duffy Duyfhuizen from Eggplant Heroes, His musical influences include urban folk (Paul Simon), Jersey rock (Bruce Springsteen), and country folk (John Prine and Townes van Zandt).

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. Aug. 18

Live Music with Greg Gilbertson

Effortlessly producing texturally exciting instrumental guitar pieces as vibrant as a Monet, he has continued in the tradition acoustic fingerstyle guitar made prominent by artists Michael Hedges and Leo Kottke. Communicating deep abstract…

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

4-8pm Sat. Aug. 18

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
Mondovi

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

Age: All Ages

5-7:30pm Sat. Aug. 18

Live Music: Jerry Brewer

Country Artist Jerry Brewer's southern style voice and lyrics will help you nail the authenticity you need in a variety of moods and Country-themed genres. Join us for live music, local art, food, wine, coffee, and dessert.

Vino Cappuccino
N5734 Hwy 12
Elk Mound

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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