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Their Very Own Fest

with the help of some musician friends, an Eau Claire couple throws a sonic shindig in their own backyard

The Chippewa Valley is abuzz with music festivals this time of year. You’ve got relative newcomers like Eaux Claires and Blue Ox as well as older standbys such as Country Jam and the two Fests (Rock and Country, respectively).

Stage a Shindig in the Street

the City of Eau Claire is making it easier to block off your block and throw a party

Have a hankering to throw a backyard barbecue this summer? Maybe a few burgers and a couple of lawn chairs?

Block Full of Bluegrass

neighborhood parties can be easy: just add yard games, some food, and a few banjos

A big music-and-food infused block party on Eau Claire’s Badger Avenue grew out of a small idea Josh Rizzo had: “One night as I was playing guitar, I wondered what would happen if I had a band up on this porch.”

Party in the Park

public places for your gathering abound

Park pavilions in the city of Eau Claire were rented more than 1,000 times last year, and it’s no surprise. From traditional open-sided shelters full of picnic tables perfect for family ...

Stage a Shindig in the Street

the city of Eau Claire is making it easier to block off your block and throw a party

Have a hankering to throw a backyard barbecue this summer? Maybe a few burgers and a couple of lawn chairs? Think bigger, people. Instead of firing up the grill for just the family ...

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