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Events

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6am-9pm Sat. Jun. 1

5th annual Chippewa Valley Nature Festival

The Nature presents numerous opportunities to learn about and experience the natural world around us. There are both indoor presentations and several field opportunities by foot or canoe/kayak.

UW-Stout Sorenson Hall and surrounding Chippewa Valley
712 Broadway St South
Menomonie

Cost: Earlybird for all weekend events is $25, children attend free with paid adult, some field trips have additional fees

Age: All Ages

7:30am-1pm Sat. Jun. 1

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 Sat. Jun. 1

Thorp Dairy Days

Carnival, food vendors, youth baseball tournament, truck pull, music, a Sunday parade (starts at noon), polka music. Free admission all 3 days.

Northside Park
North Washington Street and West Park Street
Thorp

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am-noon Sat. Jun. 1

Chippewa County Dairy Breakfast

Pancakes, ham, maple syrup, butter, fruit, ice cream, milk, and coffee. Camp counselors from Kamp Kenwood will be available for face painting. Free will donation.

Cadott High School
426 Myrtle St.
Cadott

Cost: FREE, Donations Accepted

Age: All Ages

8am-1pm Sat. Jun. 1

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

9-11:30am Sat. Jun. 1

Community Water Safety Day

A morning of swim lessons, water safety education, and fun. Sponsored by Eau Claire Parks and Recreation, Eau Claire Water Safety Task Force and the Eau Claire YMCA. This event is for non-swimmers ages 5+.

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4.50 or Season Pass

Age: 5+

10-10:30am Sat. Jun. 1

Pop Up Science

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related.

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

Cost: Free with membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Jun. 1

Himalayan Yoga and Meditation

Buddhist Meditation Master, Khenpo Karma Tenkyong, will offer lessons on Himalayan yoga movements and breathing techniques to prepare our bodies for meditation through stimulating our nervous and circulatory systems, and improving our…

Ridgeland Area Community Center
200 Diamond Streen
Ridgeland

Cost: $30/day $60/entire weekend

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Sat. Jun. 1

National Trails Day

Enjoy a free day on the Red Cedar Trail. Activities include: fishing, biking, bike tune-ups, equipment rental booth, bike safety, prizes, snacks and more. “Snake Discovery” is back again this year featuring turtles, salamanders, and…

Riverside Park - Red Cedar Trail Depot
Hwy 29
Menomonie

10am-4pm Sat. Jun. 1

The Great Big Hullabaloo: A Dynamic Day of Kid-Centric Fun

The most dynamic day of kid-centric and family-focused fun to ever hit the Chippewa Valley! An amazing, interactive whirlwind of music, art, science, technology, theater, dance, and performances in ten major spaces of the Pablo Center – all…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 for Kids (3-12); $15 for adults (13+); FREE for kids 2 and under

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Jun. 1

Story Time at Dotters Books

Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. Dotters will have donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not necessary).

Dotters Books
1602 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire

10:30am-12:30pm Sat. Jun. 1

72 Annual Clear Water Kiwanis Doll and Pet Parade

Children, their families, and pets are welcome to dress up as their heroes and march in this 72 year Eau Claire tradition. Parade starts in Owen Park at 11:30am and ends at the Bandshell. Registration begins at 10:30am, and there will be…

Owen Park
1st Ave. and Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 0-12

11am-1pm Sat. Jun. 1

Puppy Social

Pet Food Plus/Paws & Claws welcomes you to bring your puppy to socialize & play with other puppies in a friendly & controlled environment. Puppies 2 to 6 months are welcome. Please bring with you up to date vaccination records.

Paws & Claws Total Dog
3800 Old Town Hall Rd
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

11:30am-10pm Sat. Jun. 1

Together Farms Burger Nights

Explore the grounds of Together Farms while eating gourmet burgers made from 100% grassfed beef. Serving beverages like beer & wine and other goodies. Gluten-Free and vegetarian options available. Relax by the bonfire, explore the hiking…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: $8-15

Age: All Ages

noon-4pm Sat. Jun. 1

Get Hooked on Fishing

Enjoy the DNR free day of fishing at Erickson Park, where kids can receive free fishing instruction. Rod and Gun Club members will be on-site to provide free fishing equipment, bait, and instruction and tips. Learn how to cast, tie on hooks,…

Erickson Park
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

noon-8pm Sat. Jun. 1

Naked Flowers: Poetry Revealed

See inside X-Rayed Flowers; read a Poem Flower; enjoy abstracted and Americana flowers along with other floral inspired sights during their spring show.

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Jun. 1

Live Music at the Fish Farm: Two Frets Up

Two local favorites play 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

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Jun. 1

Downtown Chippewa Falls Food & History Tour

A walking tour that includes stops at 7 downtown establishments where you will enjoy tastings of local food and beverages. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes at each restaurant and hear about the history of Chippewa Falls and the…

Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
10 South Bridge St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $65/person

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Jun. 1

Downtown Eau Claire Food & History Tour

A walking tour that includes stops at 7 downtown establishments where you will enjoy tastings of local food and beverages. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes at each restaurant and hear about the history of Eau Claire and the…

The Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters
205 N. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $65/person

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. Jun. 1

Autumn Harvest Winery Outdoor Concerts

Autumn Harvest Winery hosts a wide array of local favorite and touring musicians at these summer concerts. Wine, cheese, and snacks available for purchase. Feel free to bring a chair to this outdoor event. No beverage carry-in allowed.

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE to attend

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. Jun. 1

Live Music: Sam Weaver

Combining Blues, Country, Rock n’ Roll, Swing, and Soul influences, Sam Weaver produces a compelling brew of Americana music. Wine, cheese, and snacks available for purchase. Feel free to bring a chair to this outdoor event. No beverage…

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2:30-3pm Sat. Jun. 1

Pop Up Play

Museum Playologists could pop up anywhere with a fun new challenge for you and your family to enjoy. Exercise your brains and bodies with a variety of action-packed activities.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4pm Sat. Jun. 1

Hands of Peace: Safe

Children present arts projects (dance, drama, poetry, music, and visual art) on Peace. This year the topic of SAFE. Free performance for the community.

Eau Claire North High School
1801 Piedmont Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-5:30pm Sat. Jun. 1

Y Rep Presents: Charlotte's Web

Sit back and relax as the Y-Rep Productions cast entertains you with their versions of classic children’s stories. You’ll recognize some familiar elements and also discover a whole new side of the show.

The Grand Theatre
102 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Adult $10, Youth $5

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Sat. Jun. 1

Ian Alexy at Together Farms Burger Nights

Ian’s musical styles include rock n roll, folk, blues, indie-rock and pop. He is also a member of the Americana duo Hobo Nephews Of Uncle Frank. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets.…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

7-8:30pm Sat. Jun. 1

Y Rep Presents: Charlotte's Web

Sit back and relax as the Y-Rep Productions cast entertains you with their versions of classic children’s stories. You’ll recognize some familiar elements and also discover a whole new side of the show.

The Grand Theatre
102 W. Grand Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Adult $10, Youth $5

Age: All Ages

7:05pm Sat. Jun. 1

Eau Claire Express 2019 Season

Catch a local baseball match featuring the Eau Claire express. Full of activities for kids, food, beverages, and more. Check out their website for details about nightly promotions.

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

7:05pm Sat. Jun. 1

Eau Claire Express vs Duluth Huskies

The Eau Claire Express play against the Duluth Huskies.

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