Celebrating the Best of the Chippewa Valley   and the Chippewa Valley Vanguard Awards

This is not your typical awards show. In fact, it’s not really an awards show at all.

It’s a creative, dynamic, and interactive cocktail party — a celebratory evening of food, drinks, music, technology, art, and camaraderie. A chance to celebrate the very best of the Chippewa Valley.

ALERT The event is SOLD OUT

SATURDAY, FEB 10, 2024

at the Lismore Halls, downtown Eau Claire

VIP EVENT6:00pm - 7:00pm
MAIN EVENT7:00pm - 10:00pm

this is a 21+ event



There are two ticket types: VIP and MAIN EVENT. VIP includes everything from MAIN EVENT, plus early access to the VIP hour 6:00-7:00pm, and other great stuff listed below.

VIP Event

Starts 6:00pm

$65 advance
$75 day of event

*** The limited VIP tickets are SOLD OUT. ***

Main Event


$40 advance
$50 day of event

*** The MAIN EVENT tickets are SOLD OUT. ***

Ticket price includes all food, entertainment, and attractions!

VIP ticket also includes:

  • Early access to parking and party at 6:00
  • Two free drink tickets, plus one free special VIP cocktail during VIP hour 6:00-7:00
  • Free tastings of River Bend Blend wine, La Crescent wine, and Bourbon Whiskey provided by River Bend Winery & Distillery
  • Bonus gourmet appetizers
  • Limited VIP tickets available
  • BONUS: A portion of every VIP ticket goes to Hope Village

This year’s cause:
Hope Village

The Event is SOLD OUT


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Samples of the Valley’s best food & drink offerings

Heavy hors d’oeuvres & tastings from a dozen local establishments

Two wine, beer, and cocktail cash bars

Roving beer vendors are back this year!

Johnnys Italian Steakhouse

Sankofa Caribbean

Karls Bar-B-Que


The Informalist

The Dive

The Lakely

Thai Orchid

Valley Burger Co

Egg Rolls and More

Northwoods Grazing

KP Katering

Ramones Ice Cream

Nostalgic Bean

Live Great Food

River Bend Winery


Marinated Skirt Steak: CAB Inside Skirt Steak, Herb Marinade, Farro Salad with Braised Kale, Topped with Fried Shallots and Bordelaise Sauce

Karl's Bar-B-Q Express
1) Grilled tri tip steak sliders 2) Pulled pork sliders 3) Baby red potatoes with garlic butter and onions

Jerk Chicken Stew with plantains

Valley Burger
French Fries - overwhelmingly voted #1 in 2024's Best of the Chippewa Valley poll

Variety of unbelievably delicious ice creams

KP Katering
To be announced!

The Informalist
Lion’s Mane Mushroom “crab” cakes with remoulade sauce

Egg Rolls and More
Chicken and Vegetable egg rolls!

Live Great Food
Boxty (Irish Potato Pancake) Smoked Trout Creme Fraiche Petite Herb LGF Ranch

Thai Orchid
Chicken Basil Stir fry and Butternut Squash Curry


Nostalgic Bean
target and macarons, flavors to be announced

River Bend Winery & Distillery
During VIP Hour: Free tastings of River Bend Blend wine, La Crescent wine, and Bourbon Whiskey.


Westconsin Credit Union

Leinie Lodge

Market and Johnson

River Bend Winery and Distillery


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Chippewa Valley Vanguard Awards logo

The party goes on as we honor individuals making a substantial impact on our community.

Vanguard Awards Video

Recognizing high-level community achievers who’ve made a significant local impact in one of a broad spectrum of areas including the arts, entrepreneurship, social action, government, education, philanthropy, health, business and more.

Visit the Chippewa Valley Vanguard Awards website »

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