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Time for a Hullabaloo!

the Valley’s coolest kids event is back for another day of family-centric fun

The Great Big Hullabaloo (2019)
The Great Big Hullabaloo (2019)

The Great Big Hullabaloo will return with another dynamic day of kid-centric and family-focused fun on Saturday, May 30, at the Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire. Expect an interactive whirlwind day of music, art, science, technology, theater, dance, and performances in 10 major spaces of the Pablo Center – all geared for creative, curious, community-loving kids and their grownups! The second annual event is sponsored by Volume One, Chippewa Valley Family, and Associated Bank.

No joke: We’re taking over the Pablo Center! At The Great Big Hullabaloo, children will discover an array of enriching experiences ranging from experimentation with the sounds of musical instruments to producing a community art masterpiece to dancing off energy in the “kid disco” to quiet moments with a scientific challenge and so much more – more than we can even fit on this page!

In addition to numerous fun, engaging performances around the Pablo Center, the Great Big Hullabaloo will include five district “districts” of fun, each focused on a specific topic: Music, Arts, Technology, Theater, and Science. And new this year, activities will also spill out of the Pablo Center into the new Haymarket Plaza. 

Here are some more important details about this awesome event, so be sure to mark your calendars ...


Saturday, May 30, 10am-4pm


Pablo Center at the Confluence, 128 Graham Ave., Downtown Eau Claire


Families, kids, adults



Note: All children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

This was made by

Andrea Paulseth  photographer

Andrea Paulseth has been the part-time staff photographer with Volume One since 2009, trying her best to draw in the reader with off camera lighting skill and editorial style photography.