Outdoor Concerts and Movie Screenings Slated in Chippewa Falls This July
annual summer events at Riverfront Park return
words & photos by Parker Reed |
Chippewa Falls will bring music performances and outdoor movie screenings back to Riverfront Park this summer. All events will be free and open to the public. Music performances are still being scheduled, but three movie screenings will take place on July 24, Aug. 7, and Sept. 11.
“We all miss being able to get outside and enjoy live events,” said Chippewa Falls City Planner Brad Hentschel. “Everything was canceled last year – and rightfully so – but I think we’re in a position where we can do this safely, competently and allow for people to be in groups and (to enjoy) entertainment again. It’ll help bring people downtown, who maybe haven’t been in the area for quite a while. It will help us get that much closer to a pre-pandemic normal.”
All of the events at Riverfront Park will begin in mid-July, Hentschel said, with a number of precautionary steps put into place, including wearing masks and social distancing. “We’re starting later than we normally would have in an effort to allow those who want a vaccine to get one,” Hentschel said. “By that point, it will be about people being smart about where they’re going and how they’re going about their lives. It is about responsibility, but by mid-July we should be at a point where people can abide by the cautionary steps we put in place and make up their own mind about what events they chose to attend or not.”
Visit the Music & Movies at the Riverfront Facebook page to check out hints of movies and music performances this summer.