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Fri. Aug. 16

10th Annual Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show

Features over-the-road semi-trucks from across the United States and Canada. Military and law enforcement vehicles. Antique trucks. Free rides. Truck parade. Beer gardens, food & vendors, outdoor exhibitors, live music and more. Night parade…

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
225 Edward St.
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE admission for the Truck Show | $10-25 for demolition derby

9am-3pm Fri. Aug. 16

Camp in the Community

Play games, create crafts, learn songs, make new friends, learn about God and the community. Camp Leaders are trained, high-energy, young adult staff from Wisconsin United Methodist Camps and are assisted by members of Trinity United…

Trinity United Methodist Church
201 W. Central Street
Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 per Camper ($25 family maximum)

Age: Entering Grades 1-6

10-11:30am Fri. Aug. 16

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. 16

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

noon-8pm Fri. Aug. 16

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

3-5pm Fri. Aug. 16

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. 16

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. Aug. 16

Blaine & Leah Howard at Together Farms Burger Nights

Blaine and Leah play thoughtful acoustic music with lots of harmonies and achy-pretty melodies. 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 Fri. Aug. 16

Family Dance Party

Families of all ages are invited to dance together in a safe environment. Find some movin' and shakin' and expressin' with your loved ones and neighbors to music of all varieties: folk, country, classical, pop, from other cultures and more.

Anandaworks Wellness Education Center
320 Putnam St Ste 123
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-8pm Fri. Aug. 16

Intro to Watercolor Tecniques

Sign up and join Sara as she will explore and experiment with basic watercolor techniques.

Arts, Etc
930 Galloway St, Suite #16
Eau Claire

Cost: $25

Age: 12 +

6:30-8:40pm Fri. Aug. 16

Cornerstone Roar! VBS

Kids participate in memorable Bible-learning activities, sing catchy songs, play teamwork-building games, make and devour yummy treats, experience one-of-a-kind Wild Bible Adventures, and create fun crafts that they'll play with all year

Cornerstone Christian Church
310 W. Polk Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: Ages 3-11

7pm Fri. Aug. 16

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

7-9:30pm Fri. Aug. 16

Teen Late Night

Registration & parent permission slip required. Teens take over the library! Expect snacks, after-hours games, and general shenanigans. June 21: Silent Library - July 19: Fabulous Fandom - August 16: Finale Blast

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

Cost: FREE

Age: Grades 6-12

7pm Fri. Aug. 16

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