Your guide to family events, stories and news in Western Wisconsin.

Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Fri. Jul. 26

Music at the Potters Shed

Enjoy live music by regional and national bands at the coolest outdoor music venue in Northwest Wisconsin! Concerts every Friday night from Memorial Day to Labor Day and a few extra nights for good measure. The Shed is family friendly so…

Potters Shed
260 Industrial Blvd.
Shell Lake

Age: All Ages

Fri. Jul. 26

2nd Annual OneFest Christian Music Festival

Featuring national artists Newsboys, Francesca, Building 429, TYE, Tori Harper, Tom Golly, Tru-Serva, Carrolton, Boiling Point, and more. This family friendly event will have music, kids activities, ministry showcases, vendors, and food.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: Ticketed from $25-$150

Age: All Ages

Fri. Jul. 26

Eau Claire County Fair

A youth and family-centered fair with animal judging, 4-H exhibits, low cost games and activities for children, educational exhibits and moderately-priced concessions including homemade pies. Check out antique tractors, cowboy mounted…

Eau Claire County Expo Center
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE Admission, FREE Parking

Age: All Ages

Fri. Jul. 26

Dunn County Fair

The Dunn County Fair provides entertainment, rides, live music, tractor pull, races, demo derby, and 4-H events for all visitors.

Dunn County Fair Grounds
620 17th St.
Menomonie

Cost: $1/person; $2 after 4pm on Fri & Sat; $10 for season pass; free parking

Age: All Ages

10-10:30am Fri. Jul. 26

Parachute Games

Kiddos ages three and up will love jumping, moving, dancing, grooving and all sorts of games with the GIANT parachute!

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10am-4pm Fri. Jul. 26

Friends of the Library Book Sale

The Friends of the Library will hold a book sale on the lower level of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. Choose from a wide variety of non-fiction, children's, adult fiction, and young adult books, as well as audio books, music CDs…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Fri. Jul. 26

Camp Diggin for Dinos

Excavate an adventure packed with fossilized fun. Uncover clues of the past as you embark on a prehistoric dino dig, learn about extinct animals and even cast your own fossils.

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

Cost: $60 members, $70 non-members

Age: Ages 4K-K

10am-4pm Fri. Jul. 26

Ebb and Flow – Water

The 16 artists artists are a mix of some of the most recognized local artists and some new to the area.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Fri. Jul. 26

Cardboard Construction

Failsafe will convert into a fort-building space, full of cardboard, MakeDo Kits and all of the necessary items to create some huge structures! Stop in anytime to join in the architectural fun.

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

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

10:15am Fri. Jul. 26

Move & Groove Storytime

For three- and four-year-olds. All storytimes feature stories, songs, rhymes and fingerplays, and flannels. This storytime features special movement activities each week! All are welcome, and no registration is required.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Preschool

10:30-11am Fri. Jul. 26

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

noon-8pm Fri. Jul. 26

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

1-6pm Fri. Jul. 26

Gymnastics Open Gym

Join us for gymnastics open gyms! Ages 5 & under have open gym at 9:00 AM, and the cost is member $3, community $5. Ages 5+ have open gym at 7:00 PM, and cost is member $4, community $6.

YMCA Sports Center
3456 Craig Road
Eau Claire

Cost: Varies

Age: All Ages

4-7pm Fri. Jul. 26

Henna Pop Up

Walk-ins only, no appointment necessary. Henna designs can last 1-3 weeks. We will show you how to care for your henna to get a long lasting stain. Children 16 years and younger must have a parent or guardian present. $5-10 design options…

Tangled Up in Hue
505 S. Barstow St., Suite B
Eau Claire

Cost: $5-10

Age: All Ages

4-9pm Fri. Jul. 26

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

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Jul. 26

Collector Car Show

There will be many cars on display for visitors to view. We will have a People’s Choice Award for visitors to vote for their favorite car. Be sure to stop by the Dairy Shack to buy cheese curds and a malt to enjoy while you tour the car…

Eau Claire County Expo Center
5530 Fairview Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: Admission and parking are FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Jul. 26

Jeff White at Together Farms Burger Nights

Americana/Alt-country & Outlaw Folk from the hills of western Wisconsin. Dramatic ballads, haunting love songs and bittersweet remembrance are staple themes. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and…

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

6-9pm Fri. Jul. 26

Live Music: Justin Jay Arnold

With his sandpapered vocals, and a songwriting style that is honest, personal and guaranteed to pull at your heartstrings.

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow
S193 County Road BB
Mondovi

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Fri. Jul. 26

Teen Summer Program: Late Night Lock-In

This is your opportunity to be in the library after closing time! We'll have pizza, be playing tons and tons of games like hide and seek, and giving away prizes. Please register for this event at the library.

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens age 12-18

7-9pm Fri. Jul. 26

Eric Lee Shares his Venice Bienale Experience

Eric is an extremely talented local artist, and one of only a handful across the country invited to participate in the Venice Bienale, a prestigious arts organization in Venice, Italy. He will share his amazing experience and insights about…

200 Main - Art and Wine
200 Main St.
Eau Claire

7pm Fri. Jul. 26

Races at Red Cedar Speedway

The Red Cedar Speedway is a WISSOTA sanctioned track with weekly stock car races. The events are cash-only. Check out the 40th Annual Punky Manor Challenge of Champions 3-day tournament in September.

Red Cedar Speedway
1700 block of Stout Rd., Dunn County Recreation Park
Menomonie

Cost: Pit: $30 GA or $25 with membership, Grandstand: $15 for adults, $10 for students/60+; FREE for kids 12 and under

Age: All Ages

7:05pm Fri. Jul. 26

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

7:05pm Fri. Jul. 26

Eau Claire Express vs Waterloo Bucks

The Eau Claire Express play against the Waterloo Bucks.

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

11pm-6am Fri. Jul. 26

Summer Lock-In

Ticket includes all of our main attractions, non-ticket arcade games and all trampoline park activities! Pizza and soda buffet will be served from 1am-3am and is included with the ticket cost.

Action City
2402 Lorch Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: All Ages