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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

7:30am-1pm Wed. Jun. 19

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-3pm Wed. Jun. 19

Summer Institute: Chippewa Falls

Summer Institute has a 40-year tradition of teaching and delighting children across the Chippewa Valley. Your kids will love the variety of activities, and you will appreciate the small classes that promise high quality learning. Students…

Halmstad Elementary School
565 E. South Ave.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $15

Age: K-5

8:30am-6pm Wed. Jun. 19

Summer STEAM Experience

Students are invited to explore career paths with UW-Stout faculty experts while engaging in science, technology, engineering, art and math in a hands-on setting. Camp activities and career panels will provide well-rounded experiences.

UW-Stout Memorial Student Center
221 10th Avenue E.
Menomonie

Cost: Overnight Campers: $450, Day Camers: $300

Age: 8-12 graders

9am-noon Wed. Jun. 19

Summer Youth Market

In this "farmers market" style event, students will have products they made to grow in their business experience. Products such as fishing lures, paintings, soaps, floral arrangements, jewelry, and more will be available. Come support Eau…

The Living Room Coffee House & Roastery
2006 Cameron St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9:30-10:15am Wed. Jun. 19

Babies Make Music - Class

Caregivers and babies will learn rhymes, lullabies, floor and lap games, action songs and dances that stimulate your baby’s natural response to music. Classes include a variety of instruments, puppets, and props to enrich the experience.

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $120 for 10 weeks

Age: 3 months to toddler

9:45-11:45am Wed. Jun. 19

Tadpole Toddler Camp with Beaver Creek Reserve

Now you and your smallest explorers will have a chance to join in all the fun at Beaver Creek Reserve! Get ready for a morning of music, movement, meaningful messes, munching and lots of exploration of our natural world!

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K
Fall Creek

Cost: Single Day Pricing: Friends - $12, Nonmembers - $15; Full Week Pricing: Friends - $55, Nonmembers - $65

Age: 2-4 years

10am-noon Wed. Jun. 19

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. 19

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. 19

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

10:30-11:15am Wed. Jun. 19

Toddlers Make Music - Class

Caregivers and toddlers will learn rhymes, lullabies, floor and lap games, action songs and dances that stimulate your toddlers’s natural response to music. Classes include a variety of instruments, puppets, and props to enrich the…

Eau Claire Music School
1620 Ohm Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $120 10-week course

Age: Ages 1 to 2

10:30-11am Wed. Jun. 19

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. 19

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

11-11:45am Wed. Jun. 19

Party in the Park

Weather permitting, the Chippewa Falls Library will host a gathering at the stage in Riverfront Park for active games, parachute play, music and movement fun.

Riverfront Park
Bridge St. and River St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

noon-8pm Wed. Jun. 19

Sense of Place: THERE - Song of Myself

Galaudet Gallery takes you THERE, where you can experience local and global artists exploring questions about politics, rule breaking and self. Paintings, drawings, sculptures, jewelry and more in realism, figuration, abstraction,…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-7pm Wed. Jun. 19

Toy Story Week

A week of fun with Buzz Lightyear, Woody, and Zurg to celebrate the release of Disney/Pixar's film "Toy Story 4".

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4.50 or Season Pass

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Wed. Jun. 19

Glen Gerard: Magician

Magic show, comedy, sleight of hand, and mind reading, with plenty of audience participation. Tickets are required for entrance. Free tickets are available one week in advance of each program.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Wed. Jun. 19

Science or Sci-Fi?

Explore the bizarre, unexplained or just plain weird throughout the universe!

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: School age

2:30-3pm Wed. Jun. 19

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

3-5pm Wed. Jun. 19

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

3:30-4pm Wed. Jun. 19

Planetarium Show: Sky Stories

An outta this world show! Visitors will explore the many constellations in the night sky. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for just 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the Failsafe Lab 30 minutes prior to the start…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

4-4:30pm Wed. Jun. 19

Planetarium Show: Sky Stories

An outta this world show! Visitors will explore the many constellations in the night sky. Shows start promptly at listed times, with room for just 25 guests. Sign-up sheets will be posted outside the Failsafe Lab 30 minutes prior to the start…

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

5-6:30pm Wed. Jun. 19

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

5:30pm Wed. Jun. 19

Juneteenth 2019 Celebration

The event will bring together area residents to celebrate their commitment toward a more united community enriched by its diversity. The event also will include food, music, activities for children and guest speakers. Music headliner is Irie…

Carson Park - Pine Pavilion
741 Pavilion Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Wed. Jun. 19

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

6-8pm Wed. Jun. 19

Sustain Us! Nature Workshop for All Ages

First Presbyterian's 4th annual Nature Workshop. This year's theme is "Sustain Us!" Learn how you can live sustainably with the earth and also focus on a healthy, sustaining spirituality. Cookouts, Nature Education and Conservation, Wildlife…

First Presbyterian Church
2112 Rudolph Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-6:30pm Wed. Jun. 19

Everybody Dance Now 1- Session 1

Come join this fun dance class where you will learn basic dance techniques all while making new friends and creating memories.

Altoona City Park Recreation Center
2303 Garfield Ave.
Altoona

Cost: Resident $25; Non-Resident $30

Age: Ages 4-6

6:30pm Wed. Jun. 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

6:30pm Wed. Jun. 19

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

6:30-7:15pm Wed. Jun. 19

Everybody Dance Now 2- Session 1

Come join this fun dance class where you will learn basic dance techniques all while making new friends and creating memories.

Altoona City Park Recreation Center
2303 Garfield Ave.
Altoona

Cost: Resident $30; Non-Resident $35

Age: 7-13

6:35pm Wed. Jun. 19

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 Wed. Jun. 19

Eau Claire Express vs Thunder Bay Border Cats

The Eau Claire Express play against the Thunder Bay Border Cats.

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

7pm Wed. Jun. 19

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

7-9pm Wed. Jun. 19

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. 19

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. 19

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