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Don’t miss the most dynamic day of kid-centric and family-focused fun to ever hit the Chippewa Valley!

Saturday June 1st 2019
10am - 4pm

(come and go whenever you want)

at Pablo Center!

The Great Big Hullabaloo is an amazing whirlwind day of music, art, science, technology, and theater. The whole thing is geared for creative, curious, community-loving kids and their grownups.

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We’re taking over the Pablo Center!

At the Great Big Hullabaloo, children will discover a sparkling 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 over a scientific challenge … and so much more!

2019 Schedule

Live Performances

Included with your ticket!
The Great Big Hullabaloo will
feature fantastic performances
throughout the day …

Jump into a hilarious science comedy show from celebrated performers In Capable Hands.

Watch a one-of-a-kind music video and performance by quirky kids performer Beth Jean.

Enjoy dance performances from the award-winning Diamond School of Dance.

Rock out at a Girls Rock Band performance (a band of local middle school and high school students). Photo Credit: Luong Huynh

Take in a performance from the talented Chippewa Valley Youth Chorus.

Get inspired by a showcase of kid stars from the Eau Claire Children’s Theater.

AND! Don’t miss thrilling, roving performances from Weapons of Brass Destruction and the Memorial High School Band.

Make-and-Take Projects

Included with your ticket!
Various activities at The Great Big Hullabaloo
will allow kids to craft special items to keep.

Plus, Marshfield Children’s will offer kids a Wellness Teddy Bear in their “teddy bear check-up exhibit” - while supplies last! Also 

  • Make a rain stick with Blugold Beginnings
  • Create a Sphere Ball painting with Blugold Beginnings
  • Make a String Art piece on wood with 4H
  • Create projects with the Art Mobile
  • Make Spin Art on the Spin Art Bike
  • Craft a UV Bracelet, a Bath Bomb, or a Bouncy Ball with Blugold Beginnings
  • Make a Tooth Fairy jar or paint on canvas with a paintbrush with Larson Orthodontics


If you get hungry, bagged lunches by Sodexo will be available for purchase, plus drinks and snacks, and Ramone’s Ice Cream. Or, bring a picnic lunch to enjoy across the river in Phoenix Park.

The Great Big Hullabaloo will Sprawl Across 5 Fabulous Districts


  • Belt out a big tune in the karaoke lounge
  • Dance your butt off in the Kid Disco from Kaleidoscope Entertainment
  • Visit the Instrument Petting Zoo and experiment with their sounds with help from the Eau Claire Music School
  • Enjoy a mini music lesson with the Eau Claire Music School
  • Craft your very own instrument with UW-Eau Claire's Blugold Beginnings
  • Musical instrument petting zoo with Eau Claire Memorial High School Orchestra

  • Paint a picture by steering a robot around your canvas — with help from Blugold Beginnings
  • Get creative with make-n-take projects from your local Art Mobile
  • Pitch in on a community cardboard sculpture with amazing local artist Ray Kaselau
  • Keep it colorful as you paint on silk with local artist Erin O’Brien
  • Learn the art of Yarn Bombing with local artist Paula Gorski

  • Interact with green screen television tech from Valley Media Works
  • Crash and zoom a Sphero Ball robot through an obstacle course*
  • Test your smarts in a Lego Robotics battle*
  • Spark your imagination as you experiment with circuits*
  • *Activities provided and run by Blugold Beginnings

  • Act it out with theater arts training from the Eau Claire Children’s Theater and Chippewa Valley Theater Guild
  • Take a seat for a fun performance in the RCU Theater
  • Dress up in costumes from the Eau Claire Children’s Theater and strike a pose in the photo booth

  • Dive into the Mayo Clinic Health System Gross-ology Exhibit
  • Keep it healthy with a teddy bear check-up from Marshfield Children’s
  • Conduct fascinating science experiments with the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire’s special “Let’s Do Chemisty” exhibit
  • Work with magnets, prisms and rainbows at Lily Pad Lab’s “Science of Colors for Curious Kids” exhibit
  • Make your own bouncy ball, bath bomb, or UV bracelet with Blugold Beginnings

The Great Big Hullabloo

Save the date!

Saturday June 1st 2019
10am - 4pm

(come and go whenever you want)

Adult tickets are $15

Kid tickets (under 18) are $7

Children 2 and under are FREE

Tickets include all exhibits, spaces, and activities, all performances, and several first-come/first-served items for kids including make and take projects and experiments, a wellness teddy bear (while supplies last), and a passport prize.

  • Boxed lunches, drinks, and snacks will be available on-site for purchase.
  • All children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

10% of all ticket proceeds go to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eau Claire!

This event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors:

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