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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7:30am-1pm Wed. Jun. 12

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

9am-4:30pm Wed. Jun. 12

Colored Pencil: A Three Day Workshop with Allan Servoss

This is a three-day workshop with award winning artist Allan Servoss for all skill levels and covers basic to advanced colored pencil techniques on various surfaces. Particular attention will be paid to composition, form, still-life to…

The Heyde Center for the Arts
3 South High St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $190

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Wed. Jun. 12

Dabble Box Makerspace Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Wed. Jun. 12

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

10:15am Wed. Jun. 12

Bouncing Babies Storytime

For pre-walkers, starting at birth. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required. Also includes parachute play, bubbles, and play group.

LE Phillips Memorial Public Library - Youth Services Program Room
400 Eau Claire St.
Eau CLaire

Cost: FREE

Age: Infants/Babies

10:30-11am Wed. Jun. 12

Super Small Science

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 membership or admission

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Wed. Jun. 12

Get Up & Go

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

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

Cost: Free with membership or admission

Age: All Ages

1-6pm Wed. Jun. 12

Lifeguard Training

Provide participants with 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 over.

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $185, Community $225

Age: 15+

1:30-2:30pm Wed. Jun. 12

Teen Glass Fusing

For teens only. Explore the world of glass fusing in this short beginner workshop for teens! Dawn Passineau of The Glass Orchard will be teaching students how to make a glass sun catcher. All materials are included. Space is limited and…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

2pm Wed. Jun. 12

Carden Circus - Eau Claire

Audiences will hold their collective breath as acrobats tumble and spin through the air. Boys and girls of all ages will be mesmerized by the amazing daredevils and the allure of the aerial artistry high above. Asian elephants, terrifying…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $16 GA, $14 for children 12 and under, FREE for children under 3

Age: All Ages

2:30-3pm Wed. Jun. 12

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

3-4pm Wed. Jun. 12

Let's Get Cooking!

Learning all about healthy snacks and basic food prep skills! Plus you'll be able to take the tasty treat and the lessons learned home to your very own kitchen. Feel free to drop in anytime during the one-hour window.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

3-5pm Wed. Jun. 12

Family Lab

Whether you're interested in 3D printing and coding or you'd rather craft, make music, create art or play games, the Dabble Box makerspace has something for you. Self-guided exploration with staff on hand to answer questions in this open lab…

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, The Dabble Box
400 Eau Claire St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-7pm Wed. Jun. 12

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social

Menu: hoy turkey & BBQ sandwiches, hotdogs, coney dogs, baked beans, pasta salad, potato salad, pie, cake, ice cream, sundaes, root beer floats & beverages.

Tainter United Methodist Church
N7584 690th Street
Colfax

Cost: Free will donation

Age: Everyone welcome

5-6:30pm Wed. Jun. 12

Free Youth Soccer Clinics - Eau Claire United Soccer Club

Licensed soccer coaches will lead the players in fun soccer games designed to develop individual player soccer skills. 5-6 years old will be from 5-5:40pm and 7-8 year olds will be from 5:45-6:30pm.

Eau Claire Soccer Park
3456 Craig Rd
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 5-8

5-9pm Wed. Jun. 12

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

5:30-8:30pm Wed. Jun. 12

T-Ball 1

This program is designed to teach 4-5 year olds the fundamentals of the game, increase hitting and fielding skills and get in to some game play! Everyone will receive a schedule for his/her team on the first night of practice.

Devney Park
Devney Dr.
Altoona

Cost: Resident $55; Non-Resident $65

Age: Ages 4-5

6-9pm Wed. Jun. 12

Music on the Hill

A night of great food, games and music by Tim Howe. BBQ Chicken and Brat Buffet by Captain PJs. Custard Bar by Culvers of Menomonie. All proceeds to benefit the Boys & Girls Club - Menomonie Center.

Tanglewood Greens
2200 Crestwood Dr.
Menomonie

Cost: $35 ahead, $40 at the door

Age: 21+

6:30pm Wed. Jun. 12

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

6:30pm Wed. Jun. 12

Rock'N On the River Summer Concert Series

Every Wednesday night at the River Prairie park in Altoona you can enjoy live music. Shows start at 6:30pm and food trucks will be onsite. June 12: The Thundermen June 19: Sage June 26: Drivin Miss Dixie July 3: HGT Band July 10: JFT…

River Prairie Park
1419 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Wed. Jun. 12

Summer Concerts at the Potter's Shed

Enjoy live music by regional and national bands at the coolest outdoor music venue in Northwest Wisconsin. Concerts every Friday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day and a few extra nights for good measure. The Shed is family friendly so…

The Potters Shed
260 Indulstrial Blvd
Shell lake

Cost: $5 normally, some concerts are $10; Children under 14 are FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Wed. Jun. 12

Carden Circus - Eau Claire

Audiences will hold their collective breath as acrobats tumble and spin through the air. Boys and girls of all ages will be mesmerized by the amazing daredevils and the allure of the aerial artistry high above. Asian elephants, terrifying…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $16 GA, $14 for children 12 and under, FREE for children under 3

Age: All Ages

7-9pm Wed. Jun. 12

Live Jazz on The Plus Patio

The Plus proudly hosts live jazz every Wednesday, all summer long. Relax and enjoy their outdoor patio-connected to both The Plus and The Rev in downtown Eau Claire, with some of the most talented musicians in the Chippewa Valley. Free and…

The Plus
208 S. Barstow St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Wed. Jun. 12

Eau Claire Municipal Band Summer Concert Season

Listen to high quality, free entertainment by the oldest musical organization in Eau Claire. From traditional Sousa marches, patriotic melodies, pop, jazz, rock, and soundtracks, there is something for everyone's listening pleasure.

Owen Park Bandshell
1st Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8pm Wed. Jun. 12

UWEC Summer Cinema Series

Free music, fun and crazy activities and yard games before the movie. BYO blankets and chairs. Film at 9pm. Free popcorn. June 5: Wonder Woman June 12: Teen Titans Go! June 19: Iron Man June 26: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles July 10:…

Campus Mall - UW Eau Claire
Lower Campus
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE