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Thu. Jul. 4

45th Annual Chetek Liberty Festival

Features a run/walk, softball tournament, car show, craft fair, quilt show, volleyball tournament, kids activities, helicopter rides, ski show, block party with inflatables and live music, horse pull, family night with outdoor movies and…

City of Chetek

Thu. Jul. 4

43rd Annual Augusta Bean and Bacon Days

Events include Ms Augusta Pageant; charcoal chicken, bbq, brats, hot dogs; softball tournament, burnout tournament, dances, fireworks, Run for the Bacon 5k, craft & vendor fair, demolition derby, auto and truck show, parade, horse pull…

City of Augusta

Cost: FREE for spectators, $7 for car entry

Age: All Ages

9:30-11:30am Thu. Jul. 4

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-10:10pm Thu. Jul. 4

Eau Claire 4th of July Celebration

Be a part of this festive event, activities include sporting events, music, & fireworks. Optimal fireworks viewing areas: Carson Park, Phoenix Park, Half Moon Lake, Mt. Simon, and Lakeview Cemetery. Paul Bunyan Camp and Family Fun Fair at…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-5pm Thu. Jul. 4

Old Fashioned Fourth of July

Stop by the Rassbach Museum and Fulton's Workshop in Menomonie's Wakanda Park on your way to Freedom Fest to celebrate Independence Day! Enjoy free admission to the museum, sack and egg races and other old-fashioned family fun.

Russell J. Rassbach Heritage Museum
1820 Wakanda St. NW
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-7pm Thu. Jul. 4

Independence Day Trivia

Celebrate America with trivia and prizes at the Fairfax Pool.

Fairfax Pool
4200 Fairfax St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $4.50 or Season Pass

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Thu. Jul. 4

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 Thu. Jul. 4

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

noon Thu. Jul. 4

4th of July Fun Fair at Chippewa Valley Museum

Enjoy a day of carnival games, local performers, ice cream, and more. Performances by the Eau Claire Municipal Band, Torch Sisters, Eggplant Heroes, Kevin's Juggling & Balloons, and more. Facepainting, caricatures, cake walks, carnival games,…

Chippewa Valley Museum
1204 E. Half Moon Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: Game tickets are $1 each, bring cash for snacks

1pm Thu. Jul. 4

Eau Claire World Premier Soccer Exhibition Game

Eau Claire Parks & Recreation is hosting this exhibition soccer game to promote both top-notch soccer competition and the love and passion this sport brings forth amongst the many cultures worldwide. Concessions available online.

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

1-8pm Thu. Jul. 4

Independence Day Celebration at Zymurgy

Celebrate thenation's independence day with the live music of Sam Weaver, great BBQ from Smokin' Joe's BBQ Food Truck, and a special CBD Pop-up shop.

Zymurgy Brewing
624 Main Street. E
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages, 21+ After 9PM

4-11pm Thu. Jul. 4

Freedom Fest

Enjoy a wide variety of delicious food, relax in the beer garden, enjoy live music, and participate in the many activities, both for kids and adults. Fireworks at dusk. Don't bring fireworks, pets, or carry-ins. Handicap accessible parking is…

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

Cost: $5 admission; children under 10 are free

Age: All Ages

4-5pm Thu. Jul. 4

Menomonie Public Library: Teen Advisory Council

Join the MPL Teen Advisory Council. Help us choose books and media, help plan programs, be a voice. Council meetings are held the first Thursday of each month. For grades 6-12.

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

5:05pm Thu. Jul. 4

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

5:05pm Thu. Jul. 4

Eau Claire Express vs La Crosse Loggers

The Eau Claire Express play against the La Crosse Loggers.

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

5:30-6:30pm Thu. Jul. 4

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 Thu. Jul. 4

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

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Jul. 4

Sounds like Summer Concert Series

The Sounds Like Summer Concert Series is Volume One's Thursday night gig in downtown Eau Claire's Phoenix Park. Local bands play to crowds each night on the banks of the Chippewa River in June, July, and August. Enjoy a pre-show set from area…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

6:30-8:30pm Thu. Jul. 4

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