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The Big To-Do: Five Family Event Picks You Shouldn’t Miss!

July and August events to add to your family calendar

Northern Wisconsin State Fair

July 7-11 • Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls • Learn more here!

Carnival rides, national live entertainment, free attractions, new and traditional fair foods, talent show, beer gardens, animal racing, and more.

Food Truck Friday

July 9, Aug. 6, Sept. 3 •Phoenix Park • 11am-7pm • Learn more here!

Food, snack, and drink trucks will be serving lunch and dinner on Phoenix Park along the Riverfront Terrace Drive. Take a break from the office, grab some grub, and snag a patch of grass or a bench by the river – or bring the whole family down after work and take in the summer sun. 

National Night Out

Aug. 3 • Carson Park • 5:30-8pm • Learn more here!

An annual event that brings together community members and police. Carnival games, dunk tank, food, inflatables, music, prizes, and more.

Menomonie Airfest & Autorama

Aug. 7 • Menomonie Airport • Opens at 8am • Learn more here!

Wander through the car show, enjoy a pancake breakfast, beer garden, food vendors, see planes landing and taking off, and enjoy kids activities like inflatables, painting a real car and more. Precision driving course, radar run, drone races, and helicopter rides.

Doll and Pet Parade

Aug. 29 • Owen Park • 1pm • Learn more here!

The Doll and Pet Parade returns in 2021. This year’s theme is “A Whole New World.” Categories for parade awards for ages 0-12. New this year will be a competition for the “Grand Animal of the Chippewa Valley” to serve as the parade’s grand marshal. 

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