The Great Big Hullabaloo is an amazing whirlwind day of music, art, science, technology, and theater. The whole thing is geared for creative, curious, community-loving kids and their grownups.

Your chance to volunteer!

To make this event amazing, several dozen volunteers are needed to fill some SUPER fun roles. Plus you’ll get a free pair of tickets to the event!

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We’re taking over the Pablo Center!

At the Great Big Hullabaloo, children will discover a sparkling array of enriching experiences ranging from experimentation with the sounds of musical instruments to producing a community art masterpiece, to dancing off energy in the “kid disco,” to quiet moments over a scientific challenge … and so much more!

Stay tuned for the 2023 schedule.

Here's the schedule from the last Hullabaloo in 2019:

The Great Big Hullabaloo will Sprawl Across 5 Fabulous Districts

The activites below are from the last Hullabaloo in 2019. Stay tuned for the 2023 info!


  • Belt out a big tune in the karaoke lounge
  • Dance your butt off in the Kid Disco from Kaleidoscope Entertainment
  • Visit the Instrument Petting Zoo and experiment with their sounds with help from the Eau Claire Music School
  • Enjoy a mini music lesson with the Eau Claire Music School
  • Craft your very own instrument with UW-Eau Claire's Blugold Beginnings
  • Musical instrument petting zoo with Eau Claire Memorial High School Orchestra

  • Paint a picture by steering a robot around your canvas — with help from Blugold Beginnings
  • Get creative with make-n-take projects from your local Art Mobile
  • Pitch in on a community cardboard sculpture with amazing local artist Ray Kaselau
  • Keep it colorful as you paint on silk with local artist Erin O’Brien
  • Learn the art of Yarn Bombing with local artist Paula Gorski

  • Interact with green screen television tech from Valley Media Works
  • Crash and zoom a Sphero Ball robot through an obstacle course*
  • Test your smarts in a Lego Robotics battle*
  • Spark your imagination as you experiment with circuits*
  • *Activities provided and run by Blugold Beginnings

  • Act it out with theater arts training from the Eau Claire Children’s Theater and Chippewa Valley Theater Guild
  • Take a seat for a fun performance in the RCU Theater
  • Dress up in costumes from the Eau Claire Children’s Theater and strike a pose in the photo booth

  • Dive into the Mayo Clinic Health System Gross-ology Exhibit
  • Keep it healthy with a teddy bear check-up from Marshfield Children’s
  • Conduct fascinating science experiments with the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire’s special “Let’s Do Chemisty” exhibit
  • Work with magnets, prisms and rainbows at Lily Pad Lab’s “Science of Colors for Curious Kids” exhibit
  • Make your own bouncy ball, bath bomb, or UV bracelet with Blugold Beginnings

The Great Big Hullabloo

Save the date!

Saturday May 20th 2023
10am - 4pm

(come and go whenever you want)


This event would not be possible without the generous support of our sponsors:

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