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Sun. Jun. 23

100th Colfax Free Fair

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

Colfax Fairgrounds
Colfax

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

8am-3pm Sun. Jun. 23

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-3:30pm Sun. Jun. 23

Fall Creek Lions Fun Fest Car Show

Drive in for the Fall Creek Fun Fest and 3rd Annual Fun Fest Car Show. No pre-registration required, $5 entry, 10 classes, dash plaque for first 100, trophies, door prizes, goody bags.

Keller Park
Mill Pond Rd
Fall Creek

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

10am Sun. Jun. 23

Menomonie Base Ball Festival

Competing teams play vintage baseball, using 1860s rules and replica 1860s equipment and uniforms. Teams include Menomonie Blue Caps, Rum River Rovers, Belleville Stags, Chicago Salmon, St. Croix BBC, Topeka Westerns, Milwaukee Greys, Mankato…

Phelan Park
9th St. East and 21st Ave. East
Menomonie

10am Sun. Jun. 23

Lake Menomin Water X

2-day weekend of IWA Watercross racing action. Includes food, beverages, vendors, and a great community to explore. Racing starts each day at 10am, and live music from Rattlefoot at 7pm on Saturday.

Wakanda Park
Wakanda Park Rd. and Pine Ave. E
Menomonie

Cost: $10/day, $15 weekend for Adults (13+); FREE for 12 and under; $5 discount before May 31

Age: All Ages

noon-2pm Sun. Jun. 23

West Ridge Church Summer Picnic

Get outside and enjoy the summer weather with Westridge Church. Includes Lunch, Inflatables for the kids, and special Giveaways. Festivities get started around noon on the North Lawn. Look for the white tents.

West Ridge Church
3906 Kane Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

noon-8pm Sun. Jun. 23

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-5pm Sun. Jun. 23

Carson Park Train Rides

Enjoy a scenic, half-mile train ride located in Eau Claire's premier Carson Park presented by the Chippewa Valley Railroad Association. A coal-fired steam engine pulls one train, a G-16 gasoline powered-streamliner pulls the other.

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: Under 2 years old FREE, ages 2-12 $2, ages 12+ $3

12:30pm Sun. Jun. 23

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

2-4pm Sun. Jun. 23

Amp Quiz Trivia at The Lakely

Free to play, teams of any size, prizes for top three teams. Get a free answer online and visit 'Amp Quiz Trivia - Wisconsin' on Facebook for a picture hint.

The Lakely
516 Galloway St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

3-4pm Sun. Jun. 23

Eau Claire Victorian Mansion Tour

Join Galaudet Gallery for an hour long tour that will explain the architecture and the historical residents of this 1882 Eau Claire gem. Enjoy learning about the many beautiful architectural elements and symbolism in this well cared space…

Galaudet Gallery LLC
618 South Farwell
Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Sun. Jun. 23

Sunday Summer Concert Series at Riverfront Park

The inaugural season of this new concert series will be hosted on Chippewa Falls' new Riverfront Park. June 16: Dawn Marie June 23: Old Soul Society June 30: Dead Ringers July 14: Jeff White July 21: Cragers July 28: Joyann…

Riverfront Park
Bridge St. and River St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

6:30pm Sun. Jun. 23

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