Due to public health concerns about the Coronavirus, the pillow fight has been cancelled for this year.
It’s dubbed a “celebration of foolishness,” but it’s no joke: A citywide pillow fight will really be held at 6pm Wednesday, April 1, in the courtyard of the Oxbow Hotel, at the corner of Galloway and Barstow Streets in downtown Eau Claire. It’s the triumphant return of the April Fools’ Day Pillow Fight hosted by Volume One Magazine.
The pillow fight brings together hundreds of locals of all ages for a few minutes of lighthearted fun in the springtime air. People show up, pillows in hand, ready for cushiony combat. Many people dress in crazy costumes and sometimes whole families roll up to fight as a unit. A set of basic safety rules and reminders will be laid out prior to the fight, and Volume One staff will be on hand to monitor the melee.
6:00pm sharp, Wednesday April 1st, 2020
Families, Friends and Neighbors – the more people the better! And pillow pacifist spectators are more than welcome.
Oxbow Hotel courtyard, at the corner of Galloway and Farwell Streets in downtown Eau Claire
North Barstow Parking Ramp or surrounding lots
Afterwards, prizes will be awarded for things such as best pillowcase, best costume, group costumes, and more.
Pro tip: In years past, the deeper you get into the crowd, the faster the pillows are flying, so it’s best to keep younger kids out at the edges battling lil’ gladiators their own size.
Anyone who participates in the pillow fight does so at their OWN RISK. Volume One, the Oxbow Hotel, or any other affiliated party are not responsible in the unlikely occurrence of personal injury or wounded pride. If you do not wish to assume your own risk, then you must leave the premises. NOT leaving signifies you accept your own responsibility and are ready for some feathery fury.
The fantastic drone footage you see here was shot by Eau Claire's SpinVision!