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Sun. Aug. 18

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-noon Sun. Aug. 18

Eau Claire Team Hope Walk for the Huntington's Disease Society of America

Form a team to participate in either a 5K run/walk or 1 mile walk to raise awareness and hope for a cure for Huntington’s Disease, a rare genetic neurodegenerative disorder that deteriorates a person’s physical and mental abilities.

Pine Pavilion, Carson Park
741 Pavillion Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: Registration information available online

Age: All Ages

10am-2pm Sun. Aug. 18

Summer Carnival at Beehive Homes of Eau Claire

Food, games, face painting, and a car show. Fun for all ages. All proceeds will go towards the Walk to End Alzheimer's on September 28th.

BeeHive Homes of Eau Claire Assisted Living
5075 Stonewood Drive
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-8pm Sun. Aug. 18

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

noon-5pm Sun. Aug. 18

Carson Park Train Rides

Enjoy a scenic, half-mile train ride located in Eau Claire's premier Carson Park presented by the Chippewa Valley Railroad Association. A coal-fired steam engine pulls one train, a G-16 gasoline powered-streamliner pulls the other.

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: Under 2 years old FREE, ages 2-12 $2, ages 12+ $3

6-7pm Sun. Aug. 18

Free Park Yoga

Gather at Wilson Park in Downtown Menomonie for a one hour practice that is open to all levels. Yoga is a great way to stretch your muscles, relax & regroup your mind. Learn the benefits of a yoga practice. Bring your own yoga mat, blanket or…

Wilson Park
Wilson Ave and 8th St
Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6:30pm Sun. Aug. 18

Ski Sprites Water Ski Show

A Wisconsin tradition, everyone should spend at least one night at the beach, watching the Ski Sprites perform on the water. Concessions available.

Lake Altoona County Beach
604 Beach Rd.
Altoona

Cost: FREE event admission, but a $5/car Eau Claire county parking permit is required

Age: All ages