Events For 7/4/2015

Sat. Jul. 4

Eau Claire Fourth of July Celebration

Be a part of this festive event, activities include sporting events, music, & fireworks Carson Park's Paul Bunyan Camp will be open 10am-4:30pm, An Old-Fashioned Family fourth of July at the Chippewa Valley Museum 11am-4pm, Fairfax Pool public swim 11:30am-7pm, Carson Park Train Rides noon-5pm, live music, food vendors, Predators Game vs Menomonine Thunderhawks football game at 6pm, Eau Claire Express vs. Willmar Stingers baseball game at 6:05pm, plus Festival Foods "Fireworks Extravaganza" at 10pm.

Carson Park Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Sat. Jul. 4

Chetek Liberty Festival

Softball tournament, horseshoe pitching contest, parade, street dances, live bands, beach party, waterski shows, art and craft fair, and fireworks.

, City of Chetek

Sat. Jul. 4

City of Altoona 4th of July Celebration

Live music by Big Deeks, concessions, local food vendors, a car show, helicopter rides, cribbage tournament, hot dog eating contest, kids zone inflatable park, and huge fireworks display.

Cinder City Park Spooner Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE admission and parking

Age: all ages

7:30am-1pm Sat. Jul. 4

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more. An art market featuring local artists appears most Saturdays throughout the season.

Phoenix Park Pavilions Riverfront Terr., Eau Claire

Age: all ages

7:30am Sat. Jul. 4

Firecracker 5K/1-Mile Run/Walk

Registration begins at 7:30am and races begin at 8:30am (5K) and 9:45am (1-mile). Both the 5K and 1-mile race will be chip timed for runners and walkers. Back by popular demand, a free Kids Fun Run, geared toward youth ages 10 and younger, will be held after both races. Part of the Menomonie's Freedom Fest event.

Wakanda Park 909 Pine Ave. E., Menomonie

Cost: Preregistration is $20 and is required to guarantee a race shirt. Race day registration is $25; family rates also are available

7:30am-1pm Sat. Jul. 4


Let's make some ART! All projects are free and open to the public! Art projects are designed for all-ages. There is a wide spectrum of art projects available to inspire you and your family to create.

Phoenix Park Riverfront Terrace - Phoenix Park, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: all ages

8am-1pm Sat. Jul. 4

Menomonie Farmer’s Market

Since 2000, this market has seen a remarkable growth in participation and sales. Farmer participation has increased from an average of 3-4 vendors in past seasons to 20 vendors at the peak of the summer harvest. A typical market day this past season had 15-20 farmers selling everything from vegetables to fruit, eggs, meats and handmade crafts.

Dunn County Fairgrounds 17th St. SE, Menomonie

Age: all ages

8am-2pm Sat. Jul. 4

Eau Claire Farmers Market

Fresh and organic vegetables, flowers, herbs, and ornamental plants.

Gordy's County Market 3310 E Hamilton Ave., Eau Claire

8-8:45am Sat. Jul. 4

Youth Boot Camp

30 minute boot camp for kids. Help your child improve strength and endurance. Instructor: Josh Bafford - voted Best in Wisconsin personal trainer for the Eau Claire area. Class held downstairs.

Dragonfly Dance and Wellness 308 North Barstow, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Age: ages 7+

8-8:40am Sat. Jul. 4

PiYo Group Fitness Class

PiYo Live Group Fitness Class - an amazing blend of Pilates and Yoga inspired moves that will have you burning crazy calories and defining every muscle all with no jumping and low impact moves.

Flynn Elementary School 1430 Lee Street, Eau Claire

Cost: $5, first class is FREE

Age: 18+

8:30am-4:30pm Sat. Jul. 4

2015 Chippewa Valley Air Show

Featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels! Hosted by the Boys Scouts of America Chippewa Valley Council.

Chippewa Valley Regional Airport 3800 Starr Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Tickets $20/Advance $30/Gate $10 Parking FREE/Kids 12 & Under (Extra $20 for Premium Box Seat Upgrade for Saturday OR Sunday!)

9-9:30am Sat. Jul. 4

Serious Circuits

A 30 minute high intensity class. A mix of Cardio and strength training. Taught by personal Trainer Josh (voted best in Wisconsin for personal trainer in the Eau Claire area).

Dragonfly Dance and Wellness 308 North Barstow, Eau Claire

Cost: $8

Age: 12 and up

9am-5pm Sat. Jul. 4

4th of July Sale at The Local Store!

The Local Store will be open from 9am-5pm on the 4th of July this Saturday! Bring your family and friends down for a unique, local shopping experience while you celebrate the holiday. We'll be offering 10-15% off storewide.

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

Age: all ages

10am-noon Sat. Jul. 4

Saturday Knit & Crochet Club

An informal club to work on projects, chat, and troubleshoot together. Bring your projects and we'll supply some coffee and pattern books for you to check out. No sign up required - just drop by when you can. We meet the first Saturday of each month from 10am-noon.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

noon-2pm Sat. Jul. 4

Session Tunes

Join local musicians Dean Langby and Mari Carlson in the Community Room for a folk-fueled jam session. Play tunes you know and learn some you don't. Come along just to listen or sing, too.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

noon-10pm Sat. Jul. 4

FreedomFest 2015

Menomonie’s 4th of July Celebration at Wakanda Park! New this year: Relax in the beer garden while the kids explore the inflatable climbing wall, giant slides, obstacle course, rocket bouncer, and much more. Enjoy live music, delicious food, eating contests for the kids, and a game show. Stay for the fireworks at dusk.

Wakanda Park (Pine Ave. E on Lake Menomin), Menomonie

Cost: $3; ages up to three get in FREE

noon-5pm Sat. Jul. 4

Carson Park Train Ride

A one-quarter sized steam train gives one-half mile rides through Carson Park. On July 19th we will be hosting the Badger Blacksmiths in addition to running trains noon-5pm. Anyone interested in seeing blacksmiths in action should come for the fun.

Carson Park Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $3 adults, $2 children

2:30-6:30pm Sat. Jul. 4

Last Open Road

Last Open Road is a four piece Classic Rock & Blues band that’s driven by blistering guitar leads, a screamin' keyboard, strong vocals, and a thumping backline. Stevie, Dave, Jimmy and Eric are hauling the mail and the news is rockin’ blues. Come check it out!

Jake's Supper Club E5690 County Rd. D, Menomonie

6pm Sat. Jul. 4

Chippewa Valley Predators Football

Check out a home game featuring the Chippewa Valley Predators.

Carson Park Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: $8 ages 13+ at the gate, $6 ages 13+ at Gordy's, $4 ages 6-12, FREE to veterans and ages up to 5, $40 season tickets (includes six games)

6:05pm Sat. Jul. 4

Eau Claire Express

Attend a home game featuring the Eau Claire Express baseball team.

Carson Park Carson Park Dr., Eau Claire

Cost: General admission: $7 general, $11 Superstition Sunday // Grandstand: $9 general, $13 Superstition Sunday // Box: $12 general, $16 Superstition Sunday // Fan Deck: $26 // Season tickets, 10- and 20-game voucher packs, and group discounts available

Age: all ages

7:30-11pm Sat. Jul. 4

Bear Creek Band appearing at Freedom Fest

Bear Creek Band is a well established four piece "extreme variety" band featuring an excellent female vocalist and covers popular tunes ranging from Lady Antebellum to Lady GaGa.

Wakanda Park Wakanda Park Rd. and Pine Ave. E, Menomonie

Age: All Ages

8pm Sat. Jul. 4

Fireworks over the Chippewa River

Firework show over the Chippewa River starting at dusk. Please bring something to sit on. Featuring drink specials, 21 craft beers, 4 specialty drinks, and 6 signature drinks.

The Mallard Bar 11939 170th St, Chippewa Falls

9pm-1am Sat. Jul. 4

Schuh Fly

Schuh Fly plays a variety of popular 50s, 60s, 70s Classic Rock & Country music and some more current hits. Many songs covered were number one on the charts. Performing Beatles, Buffet, CCR, Cash, Clapton, Diamond, Eagles, Orbison and…

C&G’s Hideaway Bar E19986 County Road Nd, Agusta

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

10pm Sat. Jul. 4

Hobbs Observatory - Public Observing

Hobbs Observatory is open for public observing most clear Saturdays about an hour after sunset. Because of volunteer availability, the schedule varies month to month. Please check the CVAS website ( before visiting. Closed…

Hobbs Observatory @ Beaver Creek Reserve S1 County Rd K, Fall Creek

Cost: FREE (donations accepted)

The Volume One Calendar is sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System of Eau Claire

Ongoing Events For 7/4/2015

karaoke/DJ, galleries, classes, etc

Morning Fitness Class

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday until Sep. 1, 5:30-6:30am;