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Sun. Jul. 7

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

Sun. Jul. 7

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

10am-5pm Sun. Jul. 7

International Toy Train Expo

Experience The Family Magic of Trains. There will be vintage toy trains, collector trains, operating layouts, vendors, exhibitors, train dealers, railroad clubs & organizations plus a petting zoo for the kids.

Chippewa Valley Expo Center
5150 Old Mill Plaza
Eau Claire

Cost: $6 at the door; $3 advance tickets (in Menards stores or online); FREE for ages 17 and under

noon-8pm Sun. Jul. 7

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. Jul. 7

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

1:30-4:30pm Sun. Jul. 7

Live Music at the Fish Farm: Nick Foytik

Hailing from the pines of Northern Wisconsin, Nick began playing guitar at 15. From early on, his songs have shown a connection to the blues, soul, and rock n’ roll.

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4:30-9:55pm Sun. Jul. 7

Drum Corps International

For nearly a half century, Drum Corps International, Marching Music’s Major League, has been the leader in producing events for the world’s most elite and exclusive marching ensembles for student musicians and performers.

Don & Nona Williams Stadium, UW-Stout
114 17th Ave E, Menomonie, WI 54751

Cost: $23-50, Prices increase after 7/2

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Sun. Jul. 7

Eau Claire Heat Match - Wisconsin Primary Amateur Soccer League

Come out to the soccer park to support Eau Claire Heat FC in their WPASL match against Inter Wisconsin. This will be the club's first home match since the opening match of the season on June 2.

Eau Claire Soccer Park
3456 Craig Rd
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Sun. Jul. 7

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.

Cost: FREE event admission, but a $5/car Eau Claire county parking permit is required

Age: All ages