Kids

Sun. Aug. 4

US Open Chainsaw Sculpture Championship

The world's best carvers create one-of-a-kind sculptures with an award ceremony and auction on Sunday. Family activities & inflatables. Friday night features a social night with entertainment, sculpture auction, and pizza, beer, and wine. Sue Orfield band plays before the awards ceremony on Sunday. Full schedule online.

Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum 1110 Carson Park Drive, Eau Claire

Cost: Thursday, FREE; Friday-Sunday, Adults, $6/one day, $12/event; kids ages 6-17 FREE

Age: All Ages

Music

Sun. Aug. 4

Blues on the Chippewa

Numerous musicians and music lovers from all over the country gather in Durand for the blues. Also featuring a craft show and quilt raffle.

Memorial Park 2nd Avenue East, Downtown Durand

Cost: Find ticket information online

Music

10am-1pm Sun. Aug. 4

Weekend Brunch: Josh Gallagher

Josh Gallagher is a native of Eau Claire, WI. In 2002, he went to Berklee College of music in Boston, MA on full scholarship.

The Oxbow Hotel 516 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Recreation

1-4pm Sun. Aug. 4

Ice Age Trail Hike at the Chippewa Moraine

Explore a section of the Ice Age Trail near the Obey Center. The trail always has a story to tell, and early August is no exception. A 3.5-mile hike and see the well-endowed (with water) lakes and ponds, berries, and frogs along the route. Bring water and a snack, and your favorite bug repellent.

Obey Interpretive Center at the Chippewa Moraine Ice Age Unit 13394 County Highway M, New Auburn

Recreation

2-4pm Sun. Aug. 4

Petanque

Petanque is the new French lawn game in town. Beginners can learn how to play easily.

Wilson Park S Farwell St and Emery St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Music

6-10pm Sun. Aug. 4

Past & The Present

A diverse mix of cover songs and original music inspired by classic rock of the 60s/70s and current alt/folk; an incandescent, mesmerizing, slightly psychedelic blend of catchy pop melodies and moody, modernized torch songs.

The Frog & The Fly Bistro Pub 27895 WI-40, New Auburn

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Comedy

8-11pm Sun. Aug. 4

Summer Bummer Benefit Show

Music by gash, poetry by Lisa Krawczyk, Maggie Stitch, and Chanel; and comedy by Sarah Ross, Hannah Kabelitz, and Jack Ross. Help a broke girl get to grad school.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: $5

Nightlife

8-9:30pm Sun. Aug. 4

Bingo Night at The Plus

Bingo Night is every Sunday night at The Plus. With buy one, get one free drinks from 8pm-close, full restaurant service, and chances to win free food, beverage and event giveaways from The Plus as well as other local businesses.

The Plus 208 S. Barstow St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Nightlife

9pm Sun. Aug. 4

Bennyoke

Come to Bennyoke every Wednesday and Sunday and sing your favorite karaoke songs.

Scooter's 411 Galloway St., Eau Claire

Age: 21+