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Events

activities • classes • festivals • storytimes • workshops

6am-11pm Sat. Aug. 31

Olson's Ice Cream 75th Anniversary Celebration

Join us at Labor Day weekend and help celebrate 75 years of family traditions at Olson's Ice Cream. Free trolley rides and caricature drawings customers throughout the weekend at both the Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire locations.

Olson’s Ice Cream and Deli - Eau Claire
Haymarket Plaza
Eau Claire

7:30am-1pm Sat. Aug. 31

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. 31

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

10am-1pm Sat. Aug. 31

Dunn County Humane Society Dog Swim

Join DCHS for the last swim of the summer. This event is a lot of fun for both humans and canines, so be sure to mark your calendars. Details online.

Wakanda Waterpark
909 Pine Ave. E.
Menomonie

Cost: $10 per dog

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Aug. 31

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

11:30am-10pm Sat. Aug. 31

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. 31

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

1-2pm Sat. Aug. 31

WFPB Chippewa Valley Planted & EC Veg Meetup

If you’re interested in whole food plant-based eating (WFPB) for health and the planet, or would like to know more about this lifestyle, join this group.

River Prairie Park
1419 Front Porch Place
Altoona

Cost: Free

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Aug. 31

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. 31

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

5-8pm Sat. Aug. 31

Brian Bethke at Together Farms Burger Nights

An American singer-songwriter known for his silky-smooth voice and lasting impact on the hearts of his fans and listeners. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides, beer, wine, and GF & vegetarian options.

Together Farms
W93 Norden Rd
Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25