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Fri. Jun. 21

100th Colfax Free Fair

Entertainment, food, carnival rides, bean bag gournament, petting zoo, 4-H, and FFA exhibits. Fireworks on Friday night.

Colfax Fairgrounds

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am-5pm Fri. Jun. 21

Menomonie City-wide Garage Sales

Menomonie city wide garage sales. Maps of sales will be located at each participating sale.

City of Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am-3pm Fri. Jun. 21

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

9am-noon Fri. Jun. 21

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

9:45-11:45am Fri. Jun. 21

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

10-10:30am Fri. Jun. 21

Parachute Games

Kiddos ages three and up with love jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the giant parachute.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:15am Fri. Jun. 21

Move & Groove Storytime

For three- and four-year-olds. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, and flannels. This storytime features special movement activities each week! All are welcome, and no registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-11am Fri. Jun. 21

Summer Family Storytimes

An active half hour of stories, music, rhymes and movement.

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Family

noon-8pm Fri. Jun. 21

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-2pm Fri. Jun. 21

Intro to Volleyball Skills Camp

The Eau Claire Sport Warehouse is hosting a 4th and 5th grade intro to volleyball skills camp. This camp is a great opportunity for young athletes to learn the fundamentals of playing volleyball.

Eau Claire Sport Warehouse
2983 11th St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $125

Age: 4th and 5th grade

noon-7pm Fri. Jun. 21

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

1-6pm Fri. Jun. 21

Gymnastics Open Gym

Join us for gymnastics open gyms! Ages 5 & under have open gym at 9:00 AM, and the cost is member $3, community $5. Ages 5+ have open gym at 7:00 PM, and cost is member $4, community $6.

L.E. Phillips YMCA Indoor Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

2:30-3pm Fri. Jun. 21

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

4-9pm Fri. Jun. 21

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

Cost: $8-15

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Jun. 21

Cannonball at Together Farms Burger Nights

Live music at Burger Nights featuring Cannonball. 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

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

6-9pm Fri. Jun. 21

Family Dance Party

Families of all ages are invited to dance together in a safe environment. Find some movin' and shakin' and expressin' with your loved ones and neighbors to music of all varieties: folk, country, classical, pop, from other cultures and more.

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center
320 Putnam St Ste 123
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Jun. 21

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

7-8:30pm Fri. Jun. 21

Solstice Family Hike on the Ice Age Trail

Celebrate the Summer Solstice with a guided family hike on the Ice Age Trail. Explore the many interactive activities at the Obey Interpretive Center. Games and refreshments provided. Please register by June 19 using link at the event…

Obey Interpretive Center at the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Unit
13394 County Highway M
New Auburn

Cost: Free

Age: All Ages

7-9:30pm Fri. Jun. 21

Teen Late Night

Registration & parent permission slip required. Teens take over the library! Expect snacks, after-hours games, and general shenanigans. June 21: Silent Library - July 19: Fabulous Fandom - August 16: Finale Blast

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

7pm Fri. Jun. 21

Races at Red Cedar Speedway

The Red Cedar Speedway is a WISSOTA sanctioned track with weekly stock car races. The events are cash-only. Check out the 40th Annual Punky Manor Challenge of Champions 3-day tournament in September.

Red Cedar Speedway
1700 block of Stout Rd., Dunn County Recreation Park

Cost: Pit: $30 GA or $25 with membership, Grandstand: $15 for adults, $10 for students/60+; FREE for kids 12 and under

Age: All Ages

7:30pm Fri. Jun. 21

Eau Claire Cavaliers Baseball

See a hometown baseball game with the Eau Claire Cavaliers baseball team. Their primary location is Carson Park Stadium, but check their website for information and update about upcoming games.

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 adults; $1 students 18 & under; children 5 & under FREE; season ticket options available

Age: All ages