Events For 08/17/2019

Sat. Aug. 17

10th Annual Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show

Features over-the-road semi-trucks from across the United States and Canada. Military and law enforcement vehicles. Antique trucks. Free rides. Truck parade. Beer gardens, food & vendors, outdoor exhibitors, live music and more. Night parade on Friday, and a demolition derby on Saturday at 2pm.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE admission for the Truck Show | $10-25 for demolition derby

7:30am-1pm Sat. Aug. 17

Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market

Seasonal, locally grown vegetables and fruits, plus baked goods, dairy products, meat, honey, maple syrup, flowers, and more.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Age: All ages

8am-1pm Sat. Aug. 17

Menomonie Farmers Market

Features local produce, meats, breads, berries, herbs, desserts and baked goods, spices, handcrafted items, arts & crafts. Kids activities, hot lunches, and music performances.

Menomonie Market Food Co-op 814 Main St. East, Menomonie

Age: All Ages

9am-3pm Sat. Aug. 17

Fall Craft & Vendor Show

Crafts and vendors from all over Wisconsin and Minnesota. A food truck from Baka Chicken, serving up some delicious meals to the community. Everyone is invited. We will also be doing door prizes. Tickets for door prizes are $5 for 6 tickets.

Dunn County Historical Society 1820 Wakanda Street, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Aug. 17

Open Play

Kids - bring your parents, grandparents or caregivers in and spend some quality time being creative, imaginative and just plain having fun and making memories!

Tiny Tots Playhouse 320 S. Wisconsin St., Fall Creek

Cost: $5/child, free for adults and infants under 12 months

Age: All Ages

9-10am Sat. Aug. 17

High Five Free Yoga

Held in the grassy area across from the RCU building. Come and enjoy a session of free yoga in the park after work or on a weekend morning. No experience required.

Phoenix Park 330 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

9am-1pm Sat. Aug. 17

Bogart's Doughnut Saturdays at Northbound Supply Co.

Back by popular demand after the last two wildly successful donut pop-up events, Bogarts Doughnuts from Minneapolis will be at Northbound Supply Co. hosting a pop-up donut shop every Saturday in summer starting June. 29. There will probably be a line, so get there early.

Northbound Supply Co 215 North Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: Donuts priced a la carte

9am-noon Sat. Aug. 17

Menomin Meander

Enjoy an 8 mile bike ride for the whole family around Lake Menomin. Rest stop provided half way at Wakanda Park with refreshments. Please be sure to wear your helmet. Register online.

Dunn County Fairgrounds - Fanetti Community Center 620 17th Street SE, Menomonie

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9am-noon Sat. Aug. 17

Tour de Farm to Fork: Group Bike Ride

Led by the Blaskey's, Farm to Fork is hosting a ride of two distances; approximately 25 and 45 miles with a mass start at 9 AM. The courses will be marked and maps will be provided. RSVP by email.

Farm to Fork Retreat at Dancing Yarrow S193 County Road BB, Mondovi

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-10am Sat. Aug. 17

Monthly Yoga in The Gallery

On the first Saturday of every month (dates subject to change) Oxbow Hotel hosts a yoga class for the public. The class will be taught and led by local yogi Jelina Howard.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10am-3pm Sat. Aug. 17

Stuff The Truck (Summer Edition)

Volunteers will be at the Menomonie Walmart collecting donations for the Dunn County Humane Society.

Wal-Mart 180 Cedar Falls Road, Menomonie

Age: All Ages

10am-1pm Sat. Aug. 17

Weekend Brunch: Shane Leonard

A farm-focused weekend brunch (served 7am-1pm) with lively instrumental tunes from Shane Leonard 10am-1pm. The kitchen offers an array of midwestern and other brunch classics, and from the bar pick from a variety of classic and original morning drinks .

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

10:30-11am Sat. Aug. 17

Story Time at Dotters Books

Guest readers will share two picture books with kids of all ages. Donuts from Roadside Bakery and fresh brewed coffee for you to enjoy (donations for treats are welcome, but not necessary).

Dotters Books 1602 Hogeboom Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

10:30am-noon Sat. Aug. 17

Making Herbal Energy Bites

Make a recipe that will provide you with an easy and tasty way to incorporate these wonderful plant allies into you life.

Bushel and a Peck Market 18444 Co. Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls

Cost: $25/person

Age: 18+ or accompanied by adult

11am-3pm Sat. Aug. 17

Youth Artist Workshop

Enhance your creativity and arts ability at the YMCA as we host an artist mentor on the third Saturday of each month. This instructor will lead a small group of students in a project of their own design. You will not want to miss this opportunity to express your creativity.

Eau Claire YMCA 700 Graham Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: Member $30, Community $42

Age: All Ages

11-11:30am Sat. Aug. 17

Earthing Group

Earthing is a movement centered around connecting to the earth's natural energy for vibrant health. Stand barefoot on the earth for 20 minutes with others looking to ground themselves.

Phoenix Park, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

11am-noon Sat. Aug. 17

Essential Oils 101

Learn the basics and benefits of essential oils, and how they can be implemented into your daily routine. Crystal Johnson will answer your questions about essential oils and demonstrate how to make a roller using your favorite oils. Attendees will have a chance to register for a door prize drawing.

Augusta Memorial Public Library 113 North Stone St, Augusta

Cost: FREE

Age: Adults

noon-5pm Sat. Aug. 17

Taste of Menomonie

Stroll the streets of downtown Menomonie, visit the various businesses and try their featured items to earn three stamps for a chance to win prizes. Rain or shine, open to anyone.

Downtown Menomonie Businesses

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

noon-9pm Sat. Aug. 17

Chippewa Valley Craft Beverages Trail Guide August Pairing Event

Visit each Trail Guide location for a special themed food pairing event. Includes: Autumn Harvest, Leinenkugel's, Riverbend Winery & Distillery, Chippewa Valley Distilling & Brewster Bros Brewing, Northwoods Brewpub, Infinity Beverages, O'Neil Creek, and Moonridge Brewing.

Eau Claire and Surrounding Areas

Cost: $40

Age: 21+

noon-11pm Sat. Aug. 17

Azara Tube Float

This new event features free beer, food, and floating. Hosted by Azara. Gather at My Office Bar to enjoy free beer and food and head to Phoenix Park to begin a float down the Chippewa River. A shuttle will take you back to My Office Bar from Hobbs for music, giveaways, beer pong, and more.

My Office Bar 408 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

noon-8pm Sat. Aug. 17

WHYS Radio's (96.3FM) 12th Annual Bluegrass Festival

A relaxed day of bluegrass music in the shade of the pines. Bluegrass gospel set at noon. Gates open at 11am for Kubb tournament. Celebrate community radio with good music and food in a family friendly setting. Free parking. Shuttle provided by Cody Limo. Bring a chair.

Lake Altoona County Park 604 Beach Rd., Altoona

Cost: Advance: $18ga/$28family | Day of: $20ga/$30family

Age: All Ages

1-3pm Sat. Aug. 17

Brewery Tour

Discover the flavors and tastes of Germany and the Czech Republic at Lazy Monk, Eau Claire’s oldest brewery. You will enjoy a guided visit through the authentic Bier hall with memorabilia from Europe.

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

Cost: $10/person

Age: 21+

1-3pm Sat. Aug. 17

Mugwort Magic & Medicine: the Herbal Artemisias

You will be introduced to a few of Mugwort’s herbal cousins like Wormwood, Absinthe, French Tarragon and our wild, LOCAL variety, Artemesia ludoviciana. You will take home fresh, home-grown Mugwort and more remedies.

The Broom & Crow 106 E. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $20

Age: 18+

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Aug. 17

Downtown Eau Claire Food & History Tour

A walking tour that includes stops at 7 downtown establishments where you will enjoy tastings of local food and beverages. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes at each restaurant and hear about the history of Eau Claire and the restaurants. A perfect mix of food, culture and fun.

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

Cost: $65/person

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Aug. 17

Downtown Chippewa Falls Food & History Tour

A walking tour that includes stops at 7 downtown establishments where you will enjoy tastings of local food and beverages. You’ll spend approximately 20 minutes at each restaurant and hear about the history of Chippewa Falls and the restaurants. A perfect mix of food, culture and fun.

Chippewa Falls Area Chamber of Commerce 10 South Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $65/person

Age: All Ages

1:30-4:30pm Sat. Aug. 17

Kman's Music ALS Fund Raiser

Kurt will be playing a varied genre of music from Big Band to James Taylor to Green Day and Santana. Enjoy the sounds of brass instruments along with vocals while supporting a very worthwhile cause to fight ALS. Donations go 100% to The ALS foundation.

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

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

2pm Sat. Aug. 17

EC Motor Madness Demolition Derby

This demo derby, held during the Eau Claire Big Rig Truck Show, features 9 classes of vehicle competition. Drivers can sign up online.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds 225 Edward St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: $10 GA, $25 for pit pass with access to grandstands, $5 for parking

2-3pm Sat. Aug. 17

WideSpot Youth Theater Camp Performs Skid Marks by Lindsay Pierce

See arts in action as the amazing campers perform the play, Skid Marks: A Play About Driving, after only 5 days of theater camp. This is a free Event with your donations at the door gratefully appreciated.

Widespot Performing Arts Center N2030 Spring St., Stockholm

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

4-10pm Sat. Aug. 17

"Go Wild For Wildlife" Benefit Supporting Chippewa Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation

Chippewa Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation (CVWR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitating orphaned, injured, and ill wild animals with the goal of returning them to the wild. Some highlights of the evening will include a live band, great food and drinks, table raffles, door prizes, and family fun.

The Brown Hut 2525 N. 110th Ave., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

5-8pm Sat. Aug. 17

Paul Bonstrom at Together Farms Burger Nights

A fingerstyle guitarist who performs at local venues, open mics and shares his love of music with solo acoustic performance. Burgers are made on the farm using 100% grass-fed beef. BYO chairs, tables, and blankets. Sides, beer, wine, and GF & vegetarian options.

Together Farms W93 Norden Rd, Mondovi

Cost: Food priced at $10-25

5-9pm Sat. Aug. 17

Cars & Trucks: Downtown Car Show

Head to Grand & Graham Ave for car & motorcycle shows, food trucks, music, and more.

Graham & Grand Avenue, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

6-10pm Sat. Aug. 17

Live Music: 40 Fingers

A Munson Bridge favorite! 40 Fingers is back and they're bringing all the dance tunes you can handle from your younger years. Four voices and 5 instruments makes for a whole lotta variety for your ears and feet.

Munson Bridge Winery W6462 Bridge Rd., WIthee

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

7pm Sat. Aug. 17

Live Music: Girl Band

A team up of Jen Hazen of Davy J and Friends, Jenny and the Jets, Milk and Whiskey, and Weapons of Brass Destruction, Sultry Kai Ulrica of Wolves at the Door and RavenWolf, Flutist Julie Majkowski of The Chippewa Valley Flute Ensemble, Guitarist and bass player Kori Riesenweber of Beacon James.

Acoustic Cafe - Eau Claire 505 S. Barstow St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

7pm Sat. Aug. 17

Masquerade Ball

2nd annual black-tie masquerade ball. Dress to impress, and don't forget your mask (encouraged, but not required). Admission includes complimentary hors d'oeuvres, a live band, tarot readings, painted models, living statues and more! 10 minute spiritual readings will also be available for $20.

Tanglewood Greens 2200 Crestwood Dr., Menomonie

Cost: $45advance, $55door

Age: 18+

7:30pm Sat. Aug. 17

Speck of Dust Theater Presents: I Bet it was the Butler

Who has killed the insufferable Mr. Worthington? Where is his missing will? Did anyone actually like him? Will Price ever find true love? Did the butler really do it? Come to this show, written, directed, performed, and produced, by a passionate Eau Claire theater group.

The Grand Theatre 102 W. Grand Ave., Eau Claire

Cost: $15

8-9pm Sat. Aug. 17

Hobbs Observatory Astronomical Series

Programs on various astronomical related topics are presented by members of the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society. Programs run 45-60 minutes in length. Check the CVAS website for this week's topic and target audience. Observing follows programs if skies are clear.

Hobbs Observatory S1 County Hwy K, Fall Creek

Cost: Free, donations accepted.

8:30-11:30pm Sat. Aug. 17

Late Night Jazz: Jake Victor 5tet

Victor has studied a wide variety of musical styles: jazz, contemporary chamber music, hip-hop, orchestral, Brazilian samba, Afro-cuban song and dance, Ghanian drumming and dance and many more!

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

9-11pm Sat. Aug. 17

Observing The Night Sky With The Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society

Members of the Chippewa Valley Astronomical Society sponsor public observing sessions on clear Saturdays May though October (except 8/6/16). Public observing starts about an hour after sunset for about two hours. Come out and enjoy a view of the night sky not possible from the city.

Hobbs Observatory S1 County Hwy K, Fall Creek

Cost: Free, donations accepted

Age: All ages

9pm Sat. Aug. 17

Live Music: Cassanova Brown

Cassanova Brown (Bigg) will play live.

Stones Throw 304 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9pm-2am Sat. Aug. 17

Karaoke Night at Hallie Bar & Grill

Come out and sing! Great sounding audio system and professional hosts make this an awesome place for a night out.

Hallie Bar & Grill 1713 Hwy OO, Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

9:30pm-1:30am Sat. Aug. 17

Variety Sound and Entertainment

Variety Sound and Entertainment, also known as VSE, will be wrapping the summer in O'Leary's every Friday and Saturday night in August. Bring your friends and family out for some karaoke and music at your request.

Americas Best Value Inn-O'Leary's Pub 809 W. Clairemont Ave, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: 21+

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