Best Music Festival

Eaux Claires Music and Arts Festival continues to be a place where you can see your favorite local band, art installations, and musical legends such as Paul Simon all in one day. After its fourth year, the festival will take a break this summer and return to downtown Eau Claire in 2020. Blue Ox Music Festival, which came in No. 2, is a haven for lovers of bluegrass and Americana who also enjoy the great outdoors and rallying around the campfire. Country Fest brings in huge acts from all over the country to enjoy sunshine, cold drinks, and boot-tapping tunes. — Katy Hackworthy