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Sun. Aug. 25

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 Sun. Aug. 25

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

9am-4pm Sun. Aug. 25

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

11am-4pm Sun. Aug. 25

Eau Claire Exotic Pet Expo

Find great deals on pet supplies as well as exotic pets from responsible breeders. All sorts of exotic pets to be available for sale/adoption including birds, small animals (rabbits, hedgehogs, chinchillas, etc), reptiles (snakes, lizards,…

Eau Claire Expo Center
5530 Fairview Dr.
Eau Claire

Cost: $3 adults, $1 kids (ages 4-12), kids 3 and under free!

Age: All Ages

11am-5pm Sun. Aug. 25

Back to School + Back to Dance

Visit Penni's Studio of the Arts for an open house, registration, craft/vendor fair event.

Penni’s Studio of the Arts
2423 South Main Street
Bloomer

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-2pm Sun. Aug. 25

West Ridge Church Summer Picnic

Get outside and enjoy the summer weather with Westridge Church. Includes Lunch, Inflatables for the kids, and special Giveaways. Festivities get started around noon on the North Lawn. Look for the white tents.

West Ridge Church
3906 Kane Rd.
Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

noon-8pm Sun. Aug. 25

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. 25

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

4-7pm Sun. Aug. 25

Altoona Summer Fiesta

Meet your Latino neighbors! A community event with music, food trucks, dancing, and games. Presented by: City of Altoona, Jonah of the Chippewa Valley, El Centro Conexion De Chippewa Valley and other area Police Departments.

River Prairie Park
1419 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-7pm Sun. Aug. 25

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. 25

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