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Sat. Jun. 8

56th Annual Durand Funfest

Carnival, beer garden, car show, fishing contest, 80s music bash, kiddie parade, chicken stand, 5k Fun Run/Walk, face painting, bean bag tournament, trike races, live music, french toast breakfast, pie & ice cream social, fireman's water…

Memorial Park
2nd Avenue East
Durand

Sat. Jun. 8

46th Annual Altoona Cinder City Days

A multi-day family-friendly fair of music, food, amusement, and more. Featuring Craig Morgan on 6/8, and the Karaoke Singoff finale on 6/7. Craft & vendor show and car show & charcoal chicken. Carnival, parades, boys baseball, mens softball,…

Most events at Cinder City Park, check website for full schedule/locations
Spooner Ave and 10th St.
Altoona

Cost: Concert tickets available online, most other events FREE

Age: All Ages

7-11am Sat. Jun. 8

26th Annual Dunn County Dairy Promotion Breakfast

The meal includes all-you-can-eat Dad’s Belgian Waffles and you'll be able to enjoy a variety of yummy dairy products. There will be a bake sale, antique tractor display, petting zoo, tractor-driven hay wagon tours, door prizes and more.

Alfalawn Farm
N2859 290th St
Menomonie

Cost: $6, children 5 and under are free

Age: All Ages

7:30am-1pm Sat. Jun. 8

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. Jun. 8

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

8am-noon Sat. Jun. 8

Pancake Breakfast and Young Eagles Flights

EAA chapter 509 is proud to host a young eagle flight rally providing free airplane rides to children ages 8-17. Signature of parent or legal guardian required, and weather permitting. Pancake breakfast will be held rain or shine. A…

Chippewa Valley Regional Airport
3800 Starr Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Free airplane rides for children 8-17, pancake breakfast supports EAS chapter 509

Age: All Ages

8:30am-5pm Sat. Jun. 8

Lifeguard Review

Current Lifeguards can review knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to aquatic emergencies and to provide professional-level care for breathing and cardiac emergencies, injuries and sudden illnesses until EMS personnel take…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $70, Community $95

Age: 17+

9am-noon Sat. Jun. 8

Open Play

Kids - bring your parents, grandparents or caregivers in and spend some quality time being creative, imaginative and just plain having fun and making memories!

Tiny Tots Playhouse
320 S. Wisconsin St.
Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Jun. 8

Cinder City Days Car Show & Charcoal Chicken

Registration at 9am. Car Show at 10am. Voting at 1pm. Awards at 2:30pm. Contest features 1900-1980 Factory or Restored, Sports, Convertibles, Hot Rods & More. Vendors Welcome, 50s & 60s Music and On-Site Concessions including Chicken in the…

10th Street Park
400 10th Street
Altoona

Cost: $5 to register, FREE for spectators

Age: All Ages

9-11am Sat. Jun. 8

Saturday Morning Hullabaloo: Kids Concert Series

Hosted by children's entertainer Beth Jean, these open air, interactive concerts will begin with an hour of music and games before a very special featured children's performers take over the park. Families are welcome to come and go as they…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9-11am Sat. Jun. 8

Saturday Morning Hullabaloo: The Bazillions

These open air, interactive concerts will begin with an hour of music and games before a very special featured children's performers take over the park. With years of indie-pop gigs under their belts, The Bazillions bring their music to the…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9am-2:30pm Sat. Jun. 8

Babysitter Training

Prepares students in grades 6-8 safety skills for when they are home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who is choking and helpful information like what to do if…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $45, Community $70

Age: Ages 10-15

9:15-10am Sat. Jun. 8

Kids Make Music - Spring Course

Sing, dance, and play instruments. Solo singing is encouraged to develop listening, pitch-matching, and language skills. Classes include a variety of instruments, puppets, and props to enrich the experience. FREE preview class for any new…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $120 (10 weeks)

Age: Ages 2-4

9:30am-3pm Sat. Jun. 8

"Let it Ride" Classic Car Show (29th Annual Rendezvous)

Come to Carson Park and see all of the Vintage European and Foreign Sports Cars. Vote on your favorite car. There will be lots of food and drink provided by the Lions Club and Dhimiters of Eau Claire. In the afternoon watch the Skilled…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Sat. Jun. 8

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. 8

Fire in the Shire: Medieval Celebration

A citywide celebration of all things medieval. Exhibits, demonstrations, food, shopping, and family fun.  9am: Meet and Greet with coffee and donuts at the Alma Hotel 10am: knightly procession at 10am led by an armored horse that will…

Castlerock Museum
402 South Second Street
Alma

Cost: $6 GA, $4 students, FREE for children 4 and under

Age: All Ages

10am-5pm Sat. Jun. 8

45th Annual Parade of Homes

This year tour 15 new homes and 3 remodeled homes (new for 2019! at the Parade of Homes presented by Great American Fireplace. Event runs June 8 - 15th with remodeling entries open June 8 and 9th. Tickets are available online.

Throughout the Chippewa Valley (Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, Altoona and Bloomer)

Cost: $8 through June 7th, $10 after June 7th

Age: All Ages

10am-12:30pm Sat. Jun. 8

CORBA Take a Kid Mountain Biking Day

Guided bike rides on the trails at Lowes Creek County Park and skills games for kids, plus a family cookout. Helmets are required. Hosted by CORBA and Eau Claire Youth Cycling.

Eau Claire Expo Center
5530 Fairview Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Kids

10am-3pm Sat. Jun. 8

Cinder City Days Craft & Vendor Sale

50+ Vendors featuring Home Decor, Jewelry, Artwork, Fashion, Wood Working, Crochet & Knitting, Handmade Crafts, Local Artisans, Direct Selling and more.

Altoona Hobbs Sports Center
2300 Spooner Ave.
Altoona

10am-5pm Sat. Jun. 8

Fresh Art Tour

Self-guided meander to the finest studios and galleries in the Lake Pepin and Chippewa River Valleys. Travel the famous Great River Road and backroads of western Wisconsin, discover pottery, jewelry, paintings and more. For artist information…

The Purple Turtle Artisan Collective - Tour HQ
N2020 Spring St
Stockholm

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Jun. 8

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

11am-4pm Sat. Jun. 8

Chippewa Valley Pride 2019

Meet people, get involved, and learn about local organizations that support the LGBTQ community. Events on the main circle include demos by The Torch Sisters at 11:30 and 12:30, Zumba fitness demo classes at 12pm and 1pm and a Drag Show at 2.…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Sat. Jun. 8

Earthing Group

Earthing is a movement centered around connecting to the earth's natural energy for vibrant health. Stand barefoot on the earth for 20 minutes with others looking to ground themselves.

Phoenix Park
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11:30am-10pm Sat. Jun. 8

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-8pm Sat. Jun. 8

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

1-2pm Sat. Jun. 8

Native Wildflower Sanctuary Tour

Join members of the Lake Wissota Garden Club for a guided tour. Club members will point out and identify the native wildflowers currently in bloom. Meet at the sanctuary sign/parking lot just south of the duck pond. Guided tours are held the…

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1pm Sat. Jun. 8

Cinder City Days Doll & Pet Parade

All children, pets and families are welcome to dress up in your favorite Princess, Popstar or Superhero costume to walk in our Cinder City Days Doll & Pet Parade. Simply dress up, bring your pets and enjoy being a part of the last few blocks…

Altoona City Park
400 10th Street
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1pm Sat. Jun. 8

Cinder City Days Big Parade

Floats, Classic Cars, Marching Bands and Much More. Parade Route: North on 3rd Street West - To Lynn Avenue - West on Lynn Ave to 9th St - South on 9th St, Returning to Bartlett

Route Starts on 3rd Street West & Ends on 9th Street
400 10th Street
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Jun. 8

Live Music at the Fish Farm: Girl Band

3 voices, 3 instruments, a bit of percussion and 4 really cool women, Girl Band delivers the unexpected and a heck of a lot of fun-loving harmony.

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Jun. 8

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. 8

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

1:30-2:30pm Sat. Jun. 8

Hoof on the Roof: Folk Music

They play a combination of Upper Midwest dance tunes and Appalachian songs. Fiddle and accordion are out front and center as the band is actively engaged in preserving the tunes from our surrounding region. They play polkas, schottisches and…

Augusta Senior and Community Center
616 West Washington St.
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. Jun. 8

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. 8

Live Music: Mark Healey & Jim Schuch Duo

As a duo Mark and Jim perform a variety of songs that they really like. Artists covered include:Badfinger, Beatles, Bob Dylan, Everly Bros., Buddy Holly, etc. Wine, cheese, and snacks available for purchase. Feel free to bring a chair to this…

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2:30-3pm Sat. Jun. 8

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

2:30-4:30pm Sat. Jun. 8

The Kid Who Would be King Movie Screening

The public is invited to a free screening of "The Kid Who Would be King."

Augusta Memorial Public Library
113 North Stone St
Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-9pm Sat. Jun. 8

Robin Mink + Rina and Steam Machine Trio at Together Farms Burger Nights

Robin Monk will play from 4-6pm and the Steam Machine will play from 6-9pm. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides, beer, wine, and GF & vegetarian options.

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

6-10pm Sat. Jun. 8

Live Music: Drivin' Miss Dixie

An EC-based cover band featuring local legend Dixie Duffey. Veterans Dave Roll, Barry Wells, Dave Schrader and Steve Wells make up her capable back-up band. You'll hear classic songs from Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, The Beach Boys, Linda…

Munson Bridge Winery
W6462 Bridge Rd.
WIthee

Cost: $5

Age: All ages

6pm Sat. Jun. 8

Diamond School of Dance: Rise Up!

Join for the for Diamond School of Dance's 19th annual spring performance, "Rise Up!". Each performance is uniquely different featuring show stopping performances in ballet, contemporary, jazz, lyrical, hip-hop, musical theater, tap and…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $12, FREE for children under 2

Age: All Ages

6:35pm Sat. Jun. 8

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

6:35pm Sat. Jun. 8

Eau Claire Express vs Waterloo Bucks

The Eau Claire Express play against the Waterloo Bucks.

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