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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sat. Aug. 3

US Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championship

The world's best carvers create one-of-a-kind sculptures with an award ceremony and auction on Sunday. Family activities & inflatables. Friday night features a social night with entertainment, sculpture auction, and pizza, beer, and wine. Sue…

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum
1110 Carson Park Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: Thursday, FREE; Friday-Sunday, Adults, $6/one day, $12/event; kids ages 6-17 FREE

Age: All Ages

Sat. Aug. 3

Bloomer Community Fair

Live music, carnival, 4-H and FFA exhibits, merchant displays, demo derbies, tractor pull, and more. Parade on Sunday.

Bloomer Community Fairgrounds
9th Ave.
Bloomer

7:30am-1pm Sat. Aug. 3

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. Aug. 3

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

10:30-11am Sat. Aug. 3

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-1pm Sat. Aug. 3

Live Music: Christy Anna Gilbertson

Christy Anna Gilbertson kicks off the Saturday Morning Acoustic at the new location of Caffe Tempo on the Southside. A beautiful voice and great guitar playing.

Caffe Tempo
2530 Golf Road
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Sat. Aug. 3

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. Aug. 3

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. Aug. 3

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

1pm Sat. Aug. 3

Cinderella (If the Shoe Fits)

"Cinderella! (If the Shoe Fits)" is an 80s pop music parody about self-respect that will have your whole family singing, laughing and dancing!

Cedarbrook Church
N6714 470th St.
Menomonie

Cost: $12 GA or $8 for age 12 and under

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Aug. 3

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. Aug. 3

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

2-3:30pm Sat. Aug. 3

Beginner's All-Ages Tarot Class

Aimee will teach the history and practice of tarot as well as a spread or two to start you on your journey. Bring your own deck or purchase one at The Broom & Crow before class starts. Decks suitable for children and adults. Deck prices vary.

The Broom & Crow, LLC
106 East Grand Ave
Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

2-8pm Sat. Aug. 3

2nd Annual Family Day in Downtown

Centered in Phoenix Park, the festival will highlight family life in Downtown and the City of Eau Claire. Activities will include live music, sports, demonstrations, vendors, and a family fun zone. Fun fitness and health related activities.

Phoenix Park

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2-5pm Sat. Aug. 3

Live Music: Phil Berbig

Phil Berbig plays a variety of popular songs from very different artists like Johnny Cash, Chuck Berry, Cold Play, The Beatles and The White Stripes. Wine, cheese, and snacks will be available for purchase. Feel free to bring a chair to this…

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Sat. Aug. 3

Cannonball at Together Farms Burger Nights

Live music at Burger Nights featuring Cannonball. 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

6-9pm Sat. Aug. 3

Family Night in the Park

Centered in Phoenix Park, the festival highlights family life in Downtown and the City of Eau Claire. Activities include sports, demonstrations, vendors, and an outdoor movie on a giant inflatable screen.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Aug. 3

Cinderella (If the Shoe Fits)

"Cinderella! (If the Shoe Fits)" is an 80s pop music parody about self-respect that will have your whole family singing, laughing and dancing!

Cedarbrook Church
N6714 470th St.
Menomonie

Cost: $12 GA or $8 for age 12 and under

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Aug. 3

August 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