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Events

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Sun. Aug. 19

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

8-11:30am Sun. Aug. 19

French Toast & Pancake Breakfast

You’re invited to enjoy a delicious Breakfast with French Toast, Pancakes, Sausages, Coffee, Juice, and Milk. Grab the kids and enjoy a great breakfast with fellowship. Every third Sunday except December.

Lake Street United Methodist Church
Corner of Lake Street & Fourth Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $5.50, Kids & Students FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-2:30pm Sun. Aug. 19

Chicken and Sweet Corn Dinner - Men of English Lutheran

Dinner of grilled chicken and sweet corn also includes roll, baked beans, potato salad and ice cream.

English Lutheran Church of Bateman
20588 County Highway X
Chippewa Falls

Cost: 1/2 Chicken - $11, 1/4 Chicken - $9, Hot Dog Plate - $3

Age: All Ages

noon-5pm Sun. Aug. 19

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. Aug. 19

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 Sun. Aug. 19

Live Music: Two Frets Up

Live music out at Jeremiah’s Bullfrog Fish Farm, featuring Two Frets Up, a Duo that plays a wide variety of music from Country, Country Rock, Trop Rock, Bluegrass, Rock and Oldies.

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-4pm Sun. Aug. 19

Kids Class - Learn to Crochet

Learn the basics of crochet. They will learn about different types of yarn, what hooks to use and how to do the basic stitches to create their own cozy crafts! Each seat purchased is for the child learning, parents can stay and help, or…

Blue Boxer Arts
416 S Barstow Street
Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 10+

3-7pm Sun. Aug. 19

Live Music: Transistor Radio

Transistor Radio was born at The Stone's Throw in Eau Claire Wisconsin. It was the brainchild of lead guitar player Chris Connell to bring back the sounds of the 70s played on the Transistor Radio.

Pioneer Grill & Saloon
E5699 Cty. Hwy. D
Menomonie

6:30pm Sun. Aug. 19

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

7-8pm Sun. Aug. 19

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

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