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

Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Fri. Aug. 9

Ashley For the Arts

Ashley for the Arts was established by Ashley Furniture to entertain and inspire the entire family, promote the works of artists from across the globe, and raise funds to support humanity. Lots of live music, hot air balloon launch, car show,…

Memorial Park
Arcadia

Cost: $10 for 3 Days

10am-4pm Fri. Aug. 9

Lake Wissota Garden Club Small Flower Show

The Flower Show will be held during Pure Water Days and coincides with the Sesquicentennial of the city. There will be three divisions being judged during the flower show: the Design Division, the Horticulture Division and the Educational…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10-11:30am Fri. Aug. 9

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. Aug. 9

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-10pm Fri. Aug. 9

Pioneer Days

Hosted by the Chippewa Valley Antique Engine & Model Club. Features historical displays of craftsmanship as well as steam engines, tractor pulls, flea market, silent auction, pancake breakfast, kids events, chicken dinners, parades and an…

Pioneer Park
Hwy 37 & 85 Porterville Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: $7 GA; children 10 and under get in FREE

10:30-11am Fri. Aug. 9

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-6pm Fri. Aug. 9

Dunn County Humane Society Golf Scramble

A day filled with fun, food and great friends all while supporting DCHS! More information (including online registration) available online.

Tanglewood Greens
2200 Crestwood Dr.
Menomonie

Cost: Information available on website

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Fri. Aug. 9

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

3pm Fri. Aug. 9

Cuentos: Tales From the Latino World

Cuentos paints a vivid picture of the people and rich cultures of the Spanish-speaking world with colorful tales from the Caribbean, South America, and the Bronx. Funny, touching, and exciting storytelling for the whole family, Cuentos is a…

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire

Cost: $25 Adults; $10 for children under 12

3-5pm Fri. Aug. 9

Teen Summer Program: Movie Friday

The library is offering a free movie for teens every Friday afternoon in August! Those in attendance get to vote on that day's film. Snack provided!

Altoona Public Library
1303 Lynn Ave.
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: Teens age 12-18

4-9pm Fri. Aug. 9

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

5-8pm Fri. Aug. 9

Sports Camp

Bible lessons and songs are paralleled with spiritual lessons that are reinforced in sports. Sport Options: Basketball, Dance, Flag Football, Outdoor Recreation – Fishing, Soccer, and Team 45 (sports skills for 4-5 year olds). Sports Camp…

Menomonie Alliance Church
502 21st St. N
Menomonie

Cost: $15 for the week

Age: Ages 4-12

5-7:30pm Fri. Aug. 9

Where in Eau Claire - Family Fun Night

Dancing, crafting, food trucks, local organizations and more. A portion of the profits will support the Family Resource Center.

Phoenix Park
330 Riverfront Terrace
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5pm Fri. Aug. 9

Silver Spring Mustard Night

Silver Spring Foods teams up with The Express to end the baseball season with a bang. Come for activities, family fun & entertainment, discounted concessions, giveaways, raffles, games, prizes, juggling, balloons, face painting, meet the…

Eau Claire Express Stadium - Carson Park
702 Carson Park Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: Price of admission to Eau Claire Express game

Age: All Ages

5:30-8:30pm Fri. Aug. 9

Derek Ramnarace at Together Farms Burger Nights

Americana, folk, rock, soul, blues. Their sound resonates in your soul. 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

6-7:15pm Fri. Aug. 9

Lake Wissota Garden Club Small Flower Show

The Flower Show will be held during Pure Water Days and coincides with the Sesquicentennial of the city. There will be three divisions being judged during the flower show: the Design Division, the Horticulture Division and the Educational…

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30-8pm Fri. Aug. 9

Flick & Float

YMCA supplies the flick, you bring the float. Gather in the small pool to watch fantastic family movies. Community members are welcome after 6:00 PM (photo ID required).

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

7pm Fri. Aug. 9

Wisconsin Baseball Association Regional Tournament

Teams from all around Wisconsin are coming to play in the WBA regional in Altoona for their chance to advance to the state tournament.

Cinder City Park
Spooner Ave and 10th St.
Altoona

Cost: $5 GA, FREE for kids 12 and under

Age: All Ages

7pm Fri. Aug. 9

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

7pm Fri. Aug. 9

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. Aug. 9

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. Aug. 9

Eau Claire Express vs Bismark Larks

The Eau Claire Express play against the Bismark Larks.

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

7:30pm Fri. Aug. 9

The Swampers: “Today in the Valley”

Celebrates all that is new and exciting in the Chippewa Valley. Amanda Tanzer Schafer, Rob Kuchta, Judy Brist, Tim Danielson, Kathy Danielson, and Jerry Way sing and play original Swampgrass ballads interspersed with stories of the uniqueness…

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

Cost: Adults $13, Seniors $12, Youth $6, Family $32