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Fun Fairs and Festivals To Keep You Entertained All Summer

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V1 Staff, photos by Andrea Paulseth |

RIDE ON! The Northwestern Wisconsin State Fair will take place this year from July 12-16.

Reach on the River

June 3 • Riverfront Park, Chippewa Falls •

From 11-4pm, enjoy this community event that's fun for all ages! There will be live music, craft vendors, food trucks, raffles, and games. Proceeds will go towards purchasing two new handicap-accessible vehicles for REACH members.

Menomonie Pride Picnic

June 4 • Wilson Park, Menomonie •

To celebrate Pride Month, Menomonie Pride will host their 3rd Annual Picnic. Free hotdogs and other snacks and beverages will be provided. There will be games, activities, crafts, and on-site music, alongside local organizations offering information and support.

Chippewa Valley Pride in the Park

June 10 • Phoenix Park, Eau Claire •

Chippewa Valley Pride, put on by the Chippewa Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center, is celebrating Pride with vendors, food trucks, drag shows, live music, and more family-friendly activities. A plethora of local businesses and organizations will also be present with a variety of offerings.

Newbourne Village Renaissance Festival

June 10-July 2 • Eagle Ridge Festival Grounds, Chippewa Falls •

Huzzah! Now in its second season, the Newbourne Village Renaissance Festival allows you to explore life through a different lens with hypnosis shows, improvised plays, sword fighting, and classic Ren Fest attire and food.

Cinder City Days Carnival

June 10-11 • Cinder City Park, Altoona •

Enjoy the excitement of rides from the likes of The Gee Wizz, Force 10, and the Tilt-A-Whirl, to the Kiddie Rides like the Rockin' Tug and the Groovy Bus. Other Cinder City Days events being held on Saturday, June 10 include the Car Show, Grilling Tournament, Big Parade, FREE Kid's Zone with Live Family Folk Music, and a free concert series featuring three back-to-back concerts from local favorites!

Lake Martha Days

June 15-18 • Main Street Downtown, Osseo •

This annual four-day festival celebrates Osseo's Scandinavian heritage. Enjoy ethnic food stands, crafts, music, horse pull, triathlon, parade, and more!

Colfax Free Fair

June 15-18 • Colfax •

You and your family can check out animal exhibits, local arts and crafts, and fair competitions. Enjoy games and slides, as well as yummy fair food.


Pictured: Cinder City Days Carnival

Eau Claire HmongFest

June 17-18 • Eau Claire Soccer Park, Eau Claire •

This brand-new event is a way for you and your loved ones to celebrate Hmong culture through activities like a sports tournament, singing, dance competition, merch, authentic Hmong food vendors, a night festival, and more! This first-time event is a can't-miss.

Northern Wisconsin State Fair

July 12-16 • Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls •

The iconic local State Fair includes carnival rides galore, nationally-known live entertainment, free attractions, new and traditional fair foods, a talent show, beer gardens, animal racing, and more! Live music performances this year will be made by Hairball, Justin Moore, Nelly, and Styx.

Eau Claire County Fair

July 26-30 • EC County Expo Center, Eau Claire •

See the animals and exhibits that the youth of Eau Claire County work hard to display and enjoy food, activities, games, entertainment, and more. The vast activities and their times can be found on their website.

Dunn County Fair

July 26-30 • Fanetti Community Center, Menomonie •

All of your fair favorites in one place: food vendors, live music by Rich Schroeder, Poppa Bear Norton, Ember, and The Memories, plus races with Red Cedar Speedway, games, and so much more!

Pure Water Days Parade & Riverfest

August 12 • Downtown, Chippewa Falls •

At 1pm, the Pure Water Days Parade will kick off and feature 50+ parade entries! At 2pm, Riverfest features inflatables, live music, games, food trucks, a beer tent, arts & crafts vendors, and more.