Open Houses & Shopping

Sat. Aug. 25 9am-4pm

Dancing Poppies Craft Fair

The parking lot will be filled with Local Artisans. Great way to start your Christmas shopping early. Rain or shine event. Great deals throughout the Garden Center.

Green Oasis Gardens 1403 122nd Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Hot Spots

Sat. Aug. 25 9am-10:30pm

36th Annual Festival in the Pines

Friends and family can enjoy fun, food and shopping. 200+ vendors, two stages feature live music, family entertainment, plus games and rides for the kids. Each year non-profit organizations benefit from the success of this community event.

Carson Park 100 Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $5 GA; $4 seniors; children under 11 are FREE

Hot Spots

Sat. Aug. 25 10am-noon

Saturday Morning Hullabaloo: The Bazillions

These open air, interactive concerts will begin with an hour of music and games before a very special featured children's performers take over the park. With years of indie-pop gigs under their belts, The Bazillions bring their music to the kindie rock stage with a well-honed live sound.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Community

Sat. Aug. 25 10am-4pm

18th Annual Downsville Day

Events include antique car show, Fritter the Clown (11am-2pm), parade (1pm) with cotton candy and slushies, meat raffle at (2-4pm), petting zoo, empty bowl event (paint a bowl to help feed the hungry). Pancake Breakfast (8-10am) at Museum. Bear Creek Band (8pm-midnight) at Timber Inn.

Downsville Community Museum E4541 County Road C, Menomonie

Food & Drink

Sat. Aug. 25 10am-1pm

Weekend Brunch With Musical Guest Mari Carlson

Mari Carlson is a violin teacher and performer originally from D.C. and now Minneapolis. She teaches at Offbeats studio, plays with the EC Chamber Orchestra and CV Symphony, and with the BaredFeet Dance company. She plays for folk dances in the Twin Cities and Washington D.C. areas.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: Food priced a la carte

Food & Drink

Sat. Aug. 25 11am-2pm

New Tap Wall Release Party

Kombucha lovers rejoice! The Growler Guys are expanding their taps to make way for new and exciting styles, including CBD-infused Kombucha and non-alcoholic options. Come chat with Tapuat Brewing Co. reps and drink some booch. Prize drawings throughout the event.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Sat. Aug. 25 noon

Verse/Prose Release Party

Verse and Prose are sister beers: they're brewed with the same exact ingredients, but two different strains of yeast with which they ferment them. Verse is a Belgian-style Saison and Prose is a Czech-style Pilsner.

Modicum Brewing Company 3732 Spooner Ave Suite A, Altoona

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Food & Drink

Sat. Aug. 25 noon-6pm

Netty Q's Food Truck

Netty Q’s specializes in homemade rich delicious items and sides with flavor that will amaze you.

Chippewa River Distillery & Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. 402 W River St, Chippewa Falls

Cost: Food priced a la carte

Education

Sat. Aug. 25 1-3:30pm

Needle Felt a Succulent

Whether you're an avid needle felter or have never tried this craft, this class is for people of all skill levels.Learn how to make this cute little succulent. Finally, a plant you can't kill! It looks so real and is the perfect home decor. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited

Blue Boxer Arts 416 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $30

Age: Ages 16+

Food & Drink

Sat. Aug. 25 1pm

Sól Citra Session Ale Release

Try this beer created by Owen Johnson, winner of the Home Brew contest.

Chippewa River Distillery & Brewster Bros. Brewing Co. 402 W River St, Chippewa Falls

Recreation

Sat. Aug. 25 1-3pm

Otter Lake Esker Preserve Dedication Open House

Take a walk atop a 50' high esker to Otter Lake and learn about the esker and how the lake was formed at a dedication open house for a new nature preserve 6.5 miles north of Stanley, just off Hwy H.

Otter Lake Esker Preserve 14187 360th St, Stanley

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Hot Spots

Sat. Aug. 25 2-5pm

Live Music: Tim Fast

Live music on the patio with Tim Fast. Americana Folk. National touring, fingerstyle guitar picking, harmonica bending, award-winning singer-songwriter, and performer. Wine, cheese and snacks available for purchase, so come, relax and enjoy.

Autumn Harvest Winery 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Kids

Sat. Aug. 25 4:30-6:30pm

YMCA Summer Carnival

Celebrate a summer’s worth of fun with the YMCA. Open to families with children of all ages. Carnival style games, snacks, dancing, live music, and special entertainment.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $7, Community $12

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Sat. Aug. 25 5-8pm

Joe G at Together Farms Burger Night

A singer/songwriter combining Americana, folk, and pop musical styling with raw, personal lyrics that he hopes resonates with a broad audience. At burger nights, burgers are made right on the farm using their 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: FREE to attend; Burgers are $11-13

Age: All Ages

Fitness

Sat. Aug. 25 5:45pm

Intro to Aerials Workshop

Get your first taste of the aerial life with this introductory class that will encourage you to explore your own strength and grace in a fun and supportive environment. This workshops will go over the basic skills and safety that allow a play practice on the lyra and aerial silks.

Moonrise Aerials Studio 800 Wisconsin Street; Banbury Place Building 13, Room 112, Eau Claire

Cost: $45

Music

Sat. Aug. 25 7pm

Tonks and The Aurors - Wizard Rock

A wizard rock band (music about Harry Potter) created and fronted by Steph Anderson. Since 2007, they have traveled the North America and Europe playing in libraries, bookstores, and nerd conferences and has released four full-length albums and an EP.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $10

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Aug. 25 7pm

Live Music: Eggplant Heroes

An Americana collaboration among Duffy Duyfhuizen, Max Garland, Joel Pace, Olaf Lind, Caleb Horne, Dan Zerr, and Lucas Fischer. Mixing original tunes with covers they like to play, EPH tries to bring a rich and eclectic musical experience.

Acoustic Cafe 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Aug. 25 7-10pm

Pert Near Sandstone Live

Take old time music off the back porch, throw out the hillbilly reputation, and put it in the hands of a group of guys that like to work hard and play even harder. Pert Near Sandstone rejuvenates American string band music with raw energy;…

The Potter's Shed 260 Industrial Blvd, Shell Lake

Cost: $15, kids under 14 free

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Aug. 25 7pm

Songa Performance

A performance from local acoustic duo, Songa. They play original Americana music in the styles of blues, country, folk and bluegrass.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Aug. 25 7pm

Live Music: Misadventures

Misadventures is back at the Plus along with friends from Brainwash, and Designed After Nothing along with locals Dissonant Mind.

The Venue 209 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: $5 cover, $3 with student Id

Age: All Ages

Music

Sat. Aug. 25 7-10pm

Live Music: Randy Adams

Randy Adams is a singer and guitarist playing both originals and covers. Music, art, food, wine, coffee, and desserts.

Ivory Piano Bar 2526 Golf Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Sat. Aug. 25 8pm

Live Music: Sean Jordan

An amazing singer/songwriter influenced by Stevie Ray, Clapton, John Mayer and Jimi Hendrix. Expect a mix of pop, blues and folk. He's currently a Boston Berklee College of Music attendee it’s a rare opportunity to see this incredibly talented artist.

Sheeley House Saloon 236 West River St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Music

Sat. Aug. 25 8pm

Hawt Scott Singer Song Writer Show

Bands featured include Golden Nut Sacks, Toner Light, Scott & Amber, Jeb Rollins, Kevin Horstman, Aaron Whitley, and Noah Skilling.

Every Buddy's Bar 19 W. Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5

Music

Sat. Aug. 25 8:30pm

Late Night Jazz: Tim Sullivan Group

Tim’s musical journey has taken him around the world. Living in Chicago, New Orleans, and New York City, he has been fortunate to work with a wide array of artists, ranging from Aretha Franklin to funk legend Fred Wesley to nearly a dozen NEA Jazz Masters.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Sun. Aug. 26 10am-1pm

Weekend Brunch With Musical Guest Tim Sullivan

Tim’s musical journey has taken him around the world. Living in Chicago, New Orleans, and New York City, he has been fortunate to work with a wide array of artists, ranging from Aretha Franklin to funk legend Fred Wesley to nearly a dozen NEA Jazz Masters.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: Consult menu for food prices

Age: All Ages

Kids

Sun. Aug. 26 10:30am-1:30pm

Fall Festival at St. Raymond's

Charcoal chicken dinner from 10:30am-1:30pm. Raffle drawing at 3pm. Variety Show at 1pm. Silent auction, country store, themed baskets, beer tent, and more.

St. Raymond's Catholic Church 10455 E. Mallard Road, Fall Creek

Causes

Sun. Aug. 26 1-4pm

Wines for Canines Charity Event

Support local charity Bob's House for Dogs and enjoy a beautiful afternoon at a local winery. Includes 2 drinks, food, and an entry to win an authentic River Bend Wine Barrel. Some of the dogs you'll be supporting will be there. 100% of proceeds are donated.

River Bend Vineyard & Winery 10439 33rd Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $35

Age: 21+

Dance

Sun. Aug. 26 1pm

Dance Company Performance at Owen Park

Live musicians and locally made music, guest dancers, interactive components. Experience the capacity of the human body, the communicative power of dance, and entertainment. Fund-raiser for the non-profit's wellness and arts programs.

Owen Park Bandshell 1st Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Causes

Sun. Aug. 26 1pm

Charcoal Chicken Dinner Alzheimer's Association

This charcoal chicken dinner is coordinated by Aggie's Country Living and hosted at The Liner Tavern. Raffles throughout the day, including a meat raffle (drawings at 6pm). Live music. All proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's association.

The Liner Tavern 23016 Cty Hwy X, Cadott

Cost: $10

Hot Spots

Sun. Aug. 26 1:30-4:30pm

Live Music: Larry Past

A singer songwriter performing melodic, vocal oriented folk/rock/Americana music featuring select covers and originals from The Calling CD and his LP3 EP. Covers classic artists like The Beatles, Bob Dylan, The Rolling Stones and Paul Simon, as well as by more modern acts.

Jeremiah's Bullfrog Fish Farm N1409 566th St, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Recreation

Sundays, 2pm;

Petanque

Petanque is the new French lawn game in town. Beginners can learn how to play easily.

Wilson Park S Farwell St and Emery St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Fitness

Sun. Aug. 26 3-4:15pm

DeTox Yoga (Heated)

Reclaim yourself with this special Hot Yoga Room Class designed to reset and undo everything you may have spent the summer doing. Is there such thing as too much sun and too much fun? Detox Flow is a great way to feel energized, reduce bloat, burn calories, and cleanse the body.

The Yoga Room - Eau Claire's Yoga Studio 2839 Mall Drive (Near Festival Foods), Eau Claire

Cost: $15 Drop in rate or included with $80 Monthly Unlimited Membership

Age: 16+

Causes

Sun. Aug. 26 5-6pm

Husky Hustle 5k Trail Run/Walk

The EC North HS Husky Hustle is a 5K Fun Run/Walk hosted by North HS Athletics Strength & Conditioning, NHS Cross Country, and NHS Track and Field.

Eau Claire City Wells 2711 River View Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: $20 for early Bird Registration $10 for all participants under the age of 18

Age: All Ages

Kids

Mon. Aug. 27 11:30am-noon

Pop Up Science: Nano Pants

Museum Playologists have several different fun and interactive science kits to break out with kids and explore all things STEAM-related.

Children's Museum of Eau Claire 220 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: Free with Museum membership or admission

Age: All Ages

Kids

Mon. Aug. 27 4-6pm

Community Mural of Birds with Joe Maurer

Children will have the opportunity to learn how local artists use art to express themselves and try it on in these free workshops. Work will be displayed online. Space is limited, only one workshop per child (can be put on waiting list).

Da Vinci Workshop 930 Galloway St, Bldg 13, Ste 103, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: K-5th graders

Hot Spots

Mon. Aug. 27 4-7pm

10th Annual Chippewa Falls Happy Tails Dog Park Dog Swim

This event will benefit volunteer operation and maintenance of the dog park. Dog friendly vendors on site. Proof of current rabies vaccination required. Dog swim suit competition judging at 6pm.

Bernard F. Willi Community Pool Bridgewater Avenue, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $5 per dog per day

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Mon. Aug. 27 6-8pm

Beer and Trivia with Founders Brewing Co.

The Founders' crew will be hosting trivia with the chance to win some epic prizes. The Growler Guys will feature 7 of their best beers including KBS, Reds Rye and Rubæus on Nitro.

The Growler Guys 2832 London Road, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

Words

Mon. Aug. 27 6:30pm

Robert M. Dudley Author Event

Chippewa Valley author Robert M. Dudley will present a discussion of his new books, “Cold Cases Of West-Central Wisconsin,” and “Searching For Sara Bushland.”

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Kids

Tue. Aug. 28 9:30-11:30am

Traveling Tuesdays: End of Summer Celebration

An end of summer celebration. Please remember to wear sunscreen. There will be a pot luck, so bring a treat to share.

River Source Family Center 403 High Street, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: Birth to age 5

Kids

Tue. Aug. 28 10am-noon

Da Vinci's Workshop Art Classes for Young Artists Presents: Yarn Bomb

Learn to wrap, finger knit, crochet, and knot. In this fiber art class you will learn how to make stuff from yarn. Then, we will cover cool objects with our yarn creations. This class is taught by Paula Gorski, local artist/storyteller/teacher and Artswest Best of Show recipient 2018.

Banbury Place Building 13, Room 103 930 Gallowy St., Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 6-12

Education

Tue. Aug. 28 6-8pm

Acrylic Pour Painting Workshop

Understand the nature of fluid acrylics as we walk through basic techniques and materials with hands-on practice. Create two unique works of art using 8x10” canvases. You do not need any art experience to create a masterpiece. All materials, snacks, and sips. Adult beverages are also available.

Art on the Ridge 525 Park Ridge Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $35

Age: Ages 8+

Kids

Tue. Aug. 28 6-7:30pm

Kid's Back to School Workshop: Design Shoes & Tote Bag Workshop

Provide your own clean, white canvas sneakers. Tote bag & other materials included in the workshop along with a snack and drink. A fun way to inject uniqueness and personality into your back to school wardrobe.

Art on the Ridge 525 Park Ridge Court, Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: Ages 8 & up

Hot Spots

Tue. Aug. 28 6:30pm

Tuesday Night Blues: Charlie Parr

Fans who have been following Charlie Parr through his previous 13 full-length albums and decades of nonstop touring already know that the Duluth-based songwriter has a way of carving a path straight to the gut.

Owen Park Bandshell 1st Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Food & Drink

Tue. Aug. 28 6:30-8:30pm

Lazy Monk + Forage: Beer and Bacon Pairing Event

Menu includes bacon and cheddar farmer's market vegetable quiche with greens and bacon shallot vinaigrette, creamy bacon and leak potato soup, beer bbq bacon wrapped pork, bacon roasted brussel sprouts, maple bacon cupcake, and crusty bread with whipped chive butter and smoked tomato and bacon jam.

Lazy Monk Brewing, LLC 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $30/ticket

Age: 21+

Causes

Wed. Aug. 29 5-11:55pm

6th Annual The Remedy Event

Enjoy music from up and coming local celebrities, a drag show from some of the area’s most handsome and glamorous royalty, and wrap up the night with a local keynote speaker. Doors and vendors open at 5pm, live auction starts at 7pm, drag show starts at 9pm. Proceeds support ARCW.

America's Best Value Inn 809 West Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: $20 presale; $25 at the door

Hot Spots

Wed. Aug. 29 5-7:30pm

4th Annual Rendition Car Show

The event is free and will feature music, Big Girl Street Foods food truck, and a great variety of cars. New and old vehicles of all makes and models are welcome at the show. If you're bringing a car, email so that a spot can be reserved.

Eau Claire Ford Lincoln 2909 Lorch Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Recreation

Wed. Aug. 29 6:30-8pm

End of Summer Family Hike on the Ice Age Trail

An evening hike for the whole family and see what's happening in the woods at dusk at the Chippewa Moraine near New Auburn. Special focus hike themes are planned for younger, middle, and older kids and adults. Unique refreshments, cooler temps, and fewer bugs highlight this hike.

Obey Interpretive Center at the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Unit 13394 County Highway M, New Auburn

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Leisure

Wed. Aug. 29 8pm

Queer Eye Trivia Night

How big of a fan are you of the Netflix reboot of Queer Eye? No need to preregister. Prizes for top teams.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

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