Volume One Special Coverage: Pulling Together While Staying Apart


Time for a Hullabaloo!

the Valley’s coolest kids event is back for another day of family-centric fun

V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth

The Great Big Hullabaloo (2019)
The Great Big Hullabaloo (2019)

The Great Big Hullabaloo will return with another dynamic day of kid-centric and family-focused fun on Saturday, May 30, at the Pablo Center at the Confluence in Eau Claire. Expect an interactive whirlwind day of music, art, science, technology, theater, dance, and performances in 10 major spaces of the Pablo Center – all geared for creative, curious, community-loving kids and their grownups! The second annual event is sponsored by Volume One, Chippewa Valley Family, and Associated Bank.

No joke: We’re taking over the Pablo Center! At The Great Big Hullabaloo, children will discover an array of enriching experiences ranging from experimentation with the sounds of musical instruments to producing a community art masterpiece to dancing off energy in the “kid disco” to quiet moments with a scientific challenge and so much more – more than we can even fit on this page!

In addition to numerous fun, engaging performances around the Pablo Center, the Great Big Hullabaloo will include five district “districts” of fun, each focused on a specific topic: Music, Arts, Technology, Theater, and Science. And new this year, activities will also spill out of the Pablo Center into the new Haymarket Plaza. 

Here are some more important details about this awesome event, so be sure to mark your calendars ...


Saturday, May 30, 10am-4pm


Pablo Center at the Confluence, 128 Graham Ave., Downtown Eau Claire


Families, kids, adults




Note: All children under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Lasker Jewelers
Lasker Jewelers

Pulling Together Partners

The following organizations are currently supporting Volume One’s work in the community during the pandemic:

Lasker Jewelers

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, Eau Claire

Downtown Eau Claire Inc DECI

University of Wisconsin Eau Claire

Pablo Group

Wisconsin Independent Network

Middle West Management

Bon Iver

Royal Credit Union

Silver Spring

Evergreen Surgical

Charter Bank

Chippewa Valley Technical College

The Murty Henriksen Family

The Larry and Marie Past Family

The Dan and Kerry Kincaid Family

Anton and Rae Schilling-Smets

Brady and Jeanne Foust

If your organization is interested in supporting Volume One during this difficult time, nick@volumeone.orgcontact us.