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IT’S BACK! The Great Big Hullabaloo Set for May 20

for the creative and curious kids in the Chippewa Valley

McKenna Scherer, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

IT'S BIG, AND IT'S BACK! Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 20, the Great Big Hullabaloo event is coming back!
IT'S BIG, AND IT'S BACK! Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 20, because the Great Big Hullabaloo event is coming back.

Offering kiddos and their parents two floors and more than five areas, or “districts,” of activities to explore and enjoy, the Great Big Hullabaloo was last held in 2019. Now making its comeback in 2023, the innovative event is slated for Saturday, May 20, from 10am-4pm at the Pablo Center at the Confluence.

Back in 2019 the event featured five districts: music, arts, technology, theater, and science. Events like an instrument petting zoo where kids could get a hands-on look at instruments, tooth fairy jars and paintings, face painting, LEGO robotics, and more were offered. And this year, the Hullabaloo is going to be even bigger.

Though all details are not yet ready to be announced, event planner (and Volume One’s community engagement director) Joann Martin was able to dish out a few sneak peeks to look forward to: clay and pottery-making, a yo-yo performer, and disco dancing will be goin’ on, among dozens more attractions! Plus, 10% of ticket sales will be donated to the event’s charity partner, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwestern Wisconsin.

The Pablo Center takeover offers community children a chance to discover a sparkling array of enriching experiences across multiple rooms and floors ranging from experimentation with robots and music exhibits, hands-on arts opportunities, and so, so much more.

While a full round-up of events as well as tickets will be announced soon, the event is already open for volunteers to step on up. Volunteers earn free admission to the event alongside fulfilling pretty dang fun roles throughout the day.

So, keep up with us and visit the Great Big Hullabaloo website to hear about TBA details. We’re so excited to be offering the community, and specifically the creative kiddos in the Chippewa Valley, this event once again.