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Sat. Jul. 13

U.S. National Kubb Championship

Watch the best Kubb Player from around the country, and world, compete in the U.S. National championship. On Friday, kids can try their hand at Kubb, and attendees can see the 1v1 World Championships. On Saturday, the playoffs begin, and on…

Eau Claire Soccer Park
3456 Craig Rd
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE to attend, $70 to register a team

Age: All Ages

Sat. Jul. 13

Northern Wisconsin State Fair

Annual fair with food vendors, carnival, livestock exhibitions, crafts, homemaking and educational exhibits, and outstanding 4-H displays. More than a mile of midway thrills, great food stands, and free grandstand entertainment. Music events…

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Ticket pricing information available online

7:30am-1pm Sat. Jul. 13

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

8am-1pm Sat. Jul. 13

Menomonie Farmers Market

Features local produce, meats, breads, berries, herbs, desserts and baked goods, spices, handcrafted items, arts & crafts. Kids activities, hot lunches, and music performances.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op
814 Main St. East
Menomonie

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Jul. 13

Open Play

Kids - bring your parents, grandparents or caregivers in and spend some quality time being creative, imaginative and just plain having fun and making memories!

Tiny Tots Playhouse
320 S. Wisconsin St.
Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9-11am Sat. Jul. 13

Saturday Morning Hullabaloo: Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade

These open air, interactive concerts will begin with an hour of music and games before a very special featured children's performers take over the park. The kid tested, parent approved and teacher recommended concerts of Will Hale and the…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9-11am Sat. Jul. 13

Saturday Morning Hullabaloo: Kids Concert Series

Hosted by children's entertainer Beth Jean, these open air, interactive concerts will begin with an hour of music and games before a very special featured children's performers take over the park. Families are welcome to come and go as they…

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9am-2:30pm Sat. Jul. 13

Babysitter Training

Prepares students in grades 6-8 safety skills for when they are home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who is choking and helpful information like what to do if…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $45, Community $70

Age: Ages 10-15

10am-6pm Sat. Jul. 13

Grand Opening of The Pink Witch

Join the Grand Opening of the Pink Witch, a new age boutique full of all sorts of reiki charged items, witchy herbs, candles, tarot cards, essential oils, candles, and more. During the grand opening, stop by for a vegan barbecue.

The Pink Witch EC
919 Fairfax St Suite 210
Altoona

Cost: Free!!

Age: All Ages

10am-5:59pm Sat. Jul. 13

Spacesuit and Saturn V Lego Rocket Display

Designed and built by UW-Stout Professor Dr. Alan Scott. The Public is welcome to take a closer look or take a selfie on the "Moon". This display is part of a month-long series of programs celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11…

Menomonie Public Library
600 Wolske Bay Rd
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Sat. Jul. 13

Pop Up Science: Ice Orbs

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related! This week's activity is learning about ice orbs.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Jul. 13

Story Time at Dotters Books

Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. Donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not necessary).

Dotters Books
1602 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

11am-3pm Sat. Jul. 13

Kids Fishing Day

A fun filled day for the whole family Sat July, 13th offering everything from learning about Fishing Techniques to Water, Boat and Fishing Safety. There will be Face Painting by Painted Whimsy w/ Photo Booth. Games, prizes, drawings, food,…

Fleet Farm
3165 Old Town Hall Rd
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-3pm Sat. Jul. 13

Kid's Fishing Day-Fleet Farm

Annual Kids Fishing Day-Learn how to tie knots, fish identification, proper life vest fitting and much more.

Fleet Farm-Menomonie
2003 US Highway 12 West
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: Open to all Kids

11-11:30am Sat. Jul. 13

Earthing Group

Earthing is a movement centered around connecting to the earth's natural energy for vibrant health. Stand barefoot on the earth for 20 minutes with others looking to ground themselves.

Phoenix Park
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11:30am-10pm Sat. Jul. 13

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
Mondovi

Cost: $8-15

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sat. Jul. 13

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

1-8pm Sat. Jul. 13

Hobbsy's Summer Celebration

Celebrate at Hobbsy's for the completion of soon to be former owners Randy and Ruth's 20 year ownership, and the start to their retirement. Gary & Lisa, the new owners, will be there to celebrate the beginning of the new chapter for the bar.…

Hobbsy's
3620 Locust Ln
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

1-2pm Sat. Jul. 13

Teen Color Water Fight

Registration and parent permission slip are required. Water fight! Come prepared to get drenched in a battle outdoors with sponges of colored water.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

1-2pm Sat. Jul. 13

Native Wildflower Sanctuary Tour

Join members of the Lake Wissota Garden Club for a guided tour. Club members will point out and identify the native wildflowers currently in bloom. Meet at the sanctuary sign/parking lot just south of the duck pond. Guided tours are held the…

Irvine Park
Bridgewater Avenue
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Jul. 13

Live Music at the Fish Farm: Sam Weaver

A guitarist and songwriter from Menomonie Wisconsin. Combining Blues, Country, Rock n' Roll, Swing, and Soul influences, he produces a compelling brew of Americana music.

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm
N1409 566th St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-3pm Sat. Jul. 13

DIY Discovery: It's a Bird! Kites

If you run, it will fly! Make a colorful bird kite with paper and string, markers, and googly eyes. 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 Street
Eau Claire

Cost: fREE

Age: All Ages

1:30-3pm Sat. Jul. 13

DIY Discovery

This is a drop-in series for families, featuring a different topic and activity each week. All materials provided while supplies last.

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

Cost: FREE

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Jul. 13

Downtown Chippewa Falls Food & History Tour

A walking tour that includes stops at 7 downtown establishments where you will enjoy tastings of local food and beverages. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes at each restaurant and hear about the history of Chippewa Falls and the…

Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce
10 South Bridge St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $65/person

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Jul. 13

Downtown Eau Claire Food & History Tour

A walking tour that includes stops at 7 downtown establishments where you will enjoy tastings of local food and beverages. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes at each restaurant and hear about the history of Eau Claire and the…

The Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters
205 N. Dewey St.
Eau Claire

Cost: $65/person

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Sat. Jul. 13

Tommy Bentz Band at Together Farms Burger Nights

An eclectic musician, Bentz totes history with the violin, oboe, saxophone, guitar, and bass. 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
Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

5:30-9pm Sat. Jul. 13

Shakespeare in the State Parks – Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare’s classic love story performed by six actors, plus educational workshops – free, accessible and fun for the whole family. Each Summit Players performance is an accessible 75-minute show preceded by a 45-minute educational…

Lake Wissota State Park
18127 County Highway O
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:35pm Sat. Jul. 13

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

6:35pm Sat. Jul. 13

Eau Claire Express vs Thunder Bay Border Cats

The Eau Claire Express play against the Thunder Bay Border Cats.

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

7pm Sat. Jul. 13

Kids from Wisconsin

After 50 years of entertaining audiences across Wisconsin and beyond, the KIDS beat is stronger than ever. The curtain opens in June and closes in August with over 60 performances of “The Beat Goes On”. This 51st season will feature…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $20 Adults, $15 students