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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

9:30-11:30am Tue. Jul. 2

Traveling Tuesdays: 4th of July Party

A fun 4th of July party at River Source Family Center. Dress for outdoor weather. Playgroup will move inside if needed for weather reasons.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 0-5 years

9:30-11:30am Tue. Jul. 2

Play & Learn

You and your child will enjoy free play, songs, dancing, stories, crafts & snacks. Here you will find playing & learning go hand in hand. Come & experience learning through the eyes of your child.

River Source Family Center
403 High Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

10am-noon Tue. Jul. 2

Tech Tuesdays: Open Lab

Create and play with coding kits, 3D printers, robots, Augmented Reality sandbox and more. Drop in anytime during the two-hour window.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-noon Tue. Jul. 2

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

10:15am Tue. Jul. 2

Toddler Tales Storytime

For two-and three-year-olds. All storytimes features stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, music, and movement. All are welcome and no registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Toddlers

10:30-11am Tue. Jul. 2

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

11-11:45am Tue. Jul. 2

​Chill on the Hill

As part of its commitment to involve youth in arts and cultural activities, the Heyde Center provides an early introduction of children to the arts and culture through the offering of forty-five minute presentations of various arts and…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 4-10

11-11:45am Tue. Jul. 2

Youth Yoga at Carson Park

Kids of all ages can come and experience yoga games and poses in the outdoors. Under 5 need adult to attend. Can bring a mat or borrow one of ours. Follow the signs – near the playground. Parents can stick around for some relaxation. No…

Carson Park Playground
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11:30am-5pm Tue. Jul. 2

Government Center Farm Stand

The EC City/County Health Department hosts a farm stand for local farmers to sell their produce in the city. Support your community's farmers and grab some wonderful fruits, vegetables, herbs, and flowers.

Eau Claire County Government Center
Corner of Lake St and 2nd Avenue
Eau Claire

Age: All Ages

noon-12:30pm Tue. Jul. 2

Haymarket Plaza Ribbon Cutting

After years of planning and many months of work, the newest public space in Downtown Eau Claire will open. In what is sure to be a popular gathering space for the entire city, the plaza boasts interactive water fountains, fire features, green…

Haymarket Plaza
128 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

noon-8pm Tue. Jul. 2

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

1:30-3pm Tue. Jul. 2

DIY Discovery: "CD" E-D-B-D Animals

Create an animal craft from recycled CDs. This event is part of a drop-in series for families featuring a different activity each week. All materials provided, while supplies last.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30pm Tue. Jul. 2

Armchair Astronomy

Explore the coolest outer space places with NASA imagery!

Chippewa Falls Public Library
105 W Central St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-4pm Tue. Jul. 2

Nintendo Switch Tournaments

Hone your gaming skills and get ready to compete in gaming tournaments. 7/2: Splatoon 2, 8/5: Super Smash Bros Ultimate.

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

Age: Grades 6-12

2:30-4:30pm Tue. Jul. 2

Riverfront Yard Games

The goal of this event is to encourage people to get outside, be active, and connect with each other. Riverfront Yard Games will be on Tuesdays throughout the summer, from 2:30-4:30 at the Chippewa Falls River Front Park.

Riverfront Park
Bridge St. and River St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

3:30-4:45pm Tue. Jul. 2

Summer Teen Minecraft Club

Come play Minecraft at the library on Tuesdays in June and July! Laptops and an account will be available to share. All players play together on a joint server.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens age 12-18

4-6pm Tue. Jul. 2

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

4:30-6pm Tue. Jul. 2

Family Night

Games, crafts, and more. Bring the family for an evening of fun.

B’utiful Kids Learning Center
502 Bay st
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 + $1 additional child

Age: All ages

4:30-7:15pm Tue. Jul. 2

Tuesday Night Football Skills Camp

Willie McCalebb will be hosting a Tuesday Night Football Skills Camp. Ages 8-12 are from 4:30-5:45pm, and ages 13-19 are from 6-7:15pm. Register online.

Eau Claire Sport Warehouse
2983 11th St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $10/athlete

5-6pm Tue. Jul. 2

Teen Summer Program: Catapult Launch

Using some basic craft supplies, teens can construct their own small catapult. When completed, catapults will be taken outside to test how far they can launch an object.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens age 12-18

5-6pm Tue. Jul. 2

Adult Dance - Yoga, Conditioning and Contact Improvisation

This 6 week, donation-based class is for all-levels. Dance-yoga is a more flowing and expressive form of yoga that connects with music, and gain some conditioning (geared toward dancers but all welcome), and learning and jamming in Contact…

Anandaworks Wellness Center
320 Putnam St ste 123
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-6:30pm Tue. Jul. 2

Quick Start Tennis 3 - Session 1

This program will continue to develop the skills learned in QS2 while spending more time learning to play and apply rules of individual or doubles play. Continue to use and develop sportsmanship skills.

Altoona City Park - Tennis Courts
2303 Garfield Ave
Altoona

Cost: Resident $35; Non-Resident $40

Age: 7-12 or proper skill level

5:30-6pm Tue. Jul. 2

Quick Start Tennis 1 - Session 1

This program is designed to teach 4-5 year olds the very basic fundamentals of tennis in a fun and engaging atmosphere. There will be racquets available for use.

Altoona City Park - Tennis Courts
2303 Garfield Ave
Altoona

Cost: Resident $25; Non-Resident $30

Age: Ages 4-5

6:30pm Tue. Jul. 2

Tuesday Night Blues Concerts

The Chippewa Valley Blues Society hosts Tuesday evening concerts in Owen Park during the summer months. Features local favorites and a few from further flung locations. There'll be food vendors, great music, and an after party downtown at The…

Owen Park
1st Ave. and Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8:30pm Tue. Jul. 2

T-ball 2

This program is designed to teach 6-8 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 6-8

6:30pm Tue. Jul. 2

Tuesday Night Blues: Nick Foytik Band

A progressive blues band with strong traditional roots. You can hear influences from the old Delta masters, early electric blues musicians, a bit of rock n’ roll, jazz, funk, and sacred steel. There'll be food vendors and plenty of fun.

Owen Park
1st Ave. and Water St.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages