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Events

activites • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

Sat. Aug. 24

Annual Chippewa River Rendezvous

Visit pre-1840 fur trading camps. Period games, Prize drawings, silent auction and flea market. Pancake breakfast both days. Admission free.

Mill Yard Park
51 Bridge Street
Cornell

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7am Sat. Aug. 24

VER Salon Open House

Join us at VER for our salon open house. Live models, hair demonstrations, food, music, yoga and interactive workshops.

VER salon
427 Water St
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7:30am-1pm Sat. Aug. 24

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. 24

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

9am-6pm Sat. Aug. 24

Festival in the Pines

This Eau Claire tradition returns for its 37th year and will feature over 200 arts, crafts, and food vendors. A family-friendly event and has something for everyone. There will be live music entertainment, the Sunday car show, and the…

Carson Park
100 Carson Park Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $5 each day, $4 for Seniors 62 and over, Kids 11 and under FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Aug. 24

Open Play

Kids - bring your parents, grandparents or caregivers in and spend some quality time being creative, imaginative and just plain having fun and making memories!

Tiny Tots Playhouse
320 S. Wisconsin St.
Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9am-2:30pm Sat. Aug. 24

Babysitter Training

Prepares students in grades 6-8 safety skills for when they are home alone, watching younger siblings or babysitting. Students learn life-saving skills such as how to rescue someone who is choking and helpful information like what to do if…

Eau Claire YMCA
700 Graham Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: Member $45, Community $70

Age: Ages 10-15

10:30-11am Sat. Aug. 24

A Very Special Story Time with Eau Claire Folk Tapes

An exciting new project founded by Sarah Olson, a public school music teacher here in Eau Claire. ECFT is a collaboration between musicians and authors (Nickolas Butler & BJ Hollars, to name a few) to create a new canon of folk music in order…

Dotters Books
1602 Hogeboom Ave.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All ages

10:30-11am Sat. Aug. 24

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

11-11:30am Sat. Aug. 24

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. 24

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. 24

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

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Aug. 24

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. 24

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

2-5pm Sat. Aug. 24

Live Music: Yata, Sinz & Orfield

This group brings an unexpected and masterful mashup of folk, blues and jazz. Wine, cheese, and snacks available for purchase. Feel free to bring a chair to this outdoor event. No beverage carry-in allowed.

Autumn Harvest Winery
19947 Cty Hwy J
Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

5-8pm Sat. Aug. 24

Catya + Sailor Dan at Together Farms Burger Nights

Catya and Sailor Dan are a Fiddle, Mandolin and Guitar Duo. 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

7pm Sat. Aug. 24

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