Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday until Jul. 31, 11am-1pm

Lunch Break Open Skate

Come join us for Lunch Break Skate.

Hobbs Ice Arena
Eau Claire

Sundays, 2pm;

Petanque

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

Wilson Park
Eau Claire

Thursday May. 23 7pm

Fly Fishing Clinic

Trout Unlimited Clearwater Chapter is offering a free fly casting clinic for any adult who is interested in learning the skill and art of fly fishing. The clinic is limited to 10 adults to enhance instruction.

Owen Park Near the Tennis Courts
Eau Claire

Sunday May. 26 7am-5pm

Leinenkugel’s Chippewa Valley Century Ride

Our courses includes a 35, 50, 75, or 100 mile option all on blacktop roads. The entry fee covers 4 rest stops, water stops, support vehicles and a meal featuring brats, soda and Leinenkugel's beer. Riders can register and check in from 7am-10am and immediately start the Ride.

Irvine Park Main Pavilion
Chippewa Falls

Thursday May. 30 4-8pm

Bird School

For beginners who want to learn more about birds and take the next step in birding. Combines classroom lectures, field trips, group lessons and hands-on activities. Knowledgeable birders will teach the basics of bird behavior, migration, identification, and reproduction.

Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve
Fall Creek

Friday May. 31 11:30am-6:30pm

The 20th Annual Reach Foundation Charity Golf Outing

Teams of 5 meet out on the green for a fun filled day, including golfer prizes, raffle, silent auction, competitions on select holes, & a Chicken-Q dinner. The event supports a good cause, raises much needed funds to support the programming of Reach, Inc. serving clients with & without disabilities in Eau Claire County since 1963.

Hickory Hills Golf Course
Eau Claire

Every Day from May. 31 to Jun. 2, 6pm

5th annual Chippewa Valley Nature Festival

The Nature presents numerous opportunities to learn about and experience the natural world around us. There are both indoor presentations and several field opportunities by foot or canoe/kayak.

UW-Stout Sorenson Hall and surrounding Chippewa Valley
Menomonie

Friday May. 31 6:30pm

Thorp Dairy Days

Carnival, food vendors, youth baseball tournament, truck pull, music, a Sunday parade (starts at noon), polka music. Free admission all 3 days.

Northside Park
Thorp

Saturday Jun. 1 10am-noon

National Trails Day

Enjoy a free day on the Red Cedar Trail. Activities include: fishing, biking, bike tune-ups, equipment rental booth, bike safety, prizes, snacks and more. “Snake Discovery” is back again this year featuring turtles, salamanders, and snakes. Yoga class in the park will be held at 9am.

Riverside Park - Red Cedar Trail Depot
Menomonie

Saturday Jun. 1 10:30am-12:30pm

72 Annual Clear Water Kiwanis Doll and Pet Parade

Children, their families, and pets are welcome to dress up as their heroes and march in this 72 year Eau Claire tradition. Parade starts in Owen Park at 11:30am and ends at the Bandshell. Registration begins at 10:30am, and there will be pre-parade family entertainment and food vendors. Prizes will be awarded for creativity.

Owen Park
Eau Claire

Saturday Jun. 1 noon-4pm

Get Hooked on Fishing

Enjoy the DNR free day of fishing at Erickson Park, where kids can receive free fishing instruction. Rod and Gun Club members will be on-site to provide free fishing equipment, bait, and instruction and tips. Learn how to cast, tie on hooks, and clean your catch.

Erickson Park
Chippewa Falls

Sunday Jun. 2

Eau Claire Triathlon

Includes a swim in Halfmoon Lake, a bike ride through the rolling hills of western Wisconsin countryside, and a run through historic Carson Park. Kids age 7-14 can participate in Saturday's Eau Claire Kids Triathlon. Proceeds benefit Friends of the Orphans and the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic.

Halfmoon Park
Eau Claire

Every Wednesday, Sunday from Jun. 2 to Sep. 2, 6:30pm

Ski Sprites Water Ski Show

A Wisconsin tradition, everyone should spend at least one night at the beach, watching the Ski Sprites perform on the water. Concessions available.

Lake Altoona County Beach
Altoona

Monday Jun. 3 5:45pm

CORBA Group Ride

Join CORBA for their weekly mountain bike Group Ride. This is a ride for all skill levels and whether you know the trails or not. You will break up into groups according to speed and no one will be left behind. Helmets required. County Parks parking pass required if driving in, purchased on site for $5.

Lowes Creek County Park
Eau Claire

First Monday from Jun. 3 to Oct. 7, 6pm

SHIFT Social Ride

Meet up at SHIFT for a social bicycle ride. All you need is your bike and a helmet. Ride for 45-60 minutes at an easy, social pace, with a rest stop in the middle. Finish with socializing and good times at a different destination each month.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar
Eau Claire

Tuesday Jun. 4 6:30-9:30am

Bike Week Kickoff Party

Bike Week kickoff party with free coffee from Soul Brewed Coffee and waffles from SHIFT. Fruit and pastries donated by Friends of the Chippewa River State Trail. Visit with local bike advocacy groups. Get a basic bike safety check. Come for the height of the party at 7:30am.

Volume One and The Local Store Parking Lot
Eau Claire

Tuesday Jun. 4 6-7pm

Hands-On Intro to Bike Maintenance

Learn the basics of maintaining your own bike in this two-hour workshop. Bring your own bike to work on and get help from the experts. Workstations and tools will be provided. Parts and multi-tools available for purchase. Prize giveaways from SHIFT. Ramone’s ice cream available for purchase.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar
Eau Claire

Wednesday Jun. 5 4:30-6:30pm

Open House: The Chippewa Valley Bike Routes

Learn about the proposed Chippewa Valley Bike Route system, which would roll out signed numbered bike routes connecting everything from Lake Wissota and Chippewa Falls to Eau Claire and Altoona with 20 routes starting in 2020. Hosted by the West Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and the City of Eau Claire.

The Volume One Gallery (Inside The Local Store)
Eau Claire

Wednesday Jun. 5 5:30pm

Bike to Baseball

Meet-up and ride to an Eau Claire Express baseball game vs. the La Crosse Loggers at Carson Park. Participating riders receive free general admission to the game, but you must join the ride from the meet-up point.

The Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters
Eau Claire

Thursday Jun. 6 6-8pm

Ride-In to Sounds Like Summer Concert

Bike to the first Sounds Like Summer Concert of the season at Phoenix Park, and arrive at the free bike valet parking service in Phoenix Park, and receive a special offer to redeem at the Volume One tent at the concert.

Phoenix Park
Eau Claire

Every Day from Jun. 7 to Jun. 9

56th Annual Durand Funfest

Carnival, beer garden, car show, fishing contest, 80s music bash, kiddie parade, chicken stand, 5k Fun Run/Walk, face painting, bean bag tournament, trike races, live music, french toast breakfast, pie & ice cream social, fireman's water fight, and grand parade. Check out the full schedule online.

Memorial Park
Durand

Friday Jun. 7 6-7:30pm

Bikes, Bridges & Brews

Join for a leisurely ride of Eau Claire’s bridges and trails before ending at The Brewing Projekt, at their new location. Ride starts from Phoenix Park during Food Truck Friday, so grab a meal at a truck on the park before joining the ride.

Phoenix Park
Eau Claire

Saturday Jun. 8 8am-noon

Road Ride

Participate in a road biking tour led by local bike enthusiasts from SHIFT Adventure Club. Bike about 30 miles at a pace of 14-16 mph through the Chippewa Valley and make a stop for a free snack! Helmets required.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar
Eau Claire

Saturday Jun. 8 1-2pm

Native Wildflower Sanctuary Tour

Join members of the Lake Wissota Garden Club for a guided tour. Club members will point out and identify the native wildflowers currently in bloom. Meet at the sanctuary sign/parking lot just south of the duck pond. Guided tours are held the second Saturday of the month through September.

Irvine Park
Chippewa Falls

Sunday Jun. 9 12:30-2pm

Larry's Legacy Walk/Bike Ride Event

For years St. John’s member Larry Everson, “Biked for Bread”. Each year this event honors Larry’s mission to fight hunger by inviting members and the community to join us for a bike ride, walk or simply by donating money to the Feed My People Weekend Kids Meal Program.

St. John's Lutheran Church
Eau Claire

Wednesday Jun. 12 7-11am

Breeding Bird Atlas Blitz

Spend the morning searching Beaver Creek to record as many breeding birds as possible. The Breeding Bird Atlas is a five-year citizen science project that aims to map the distribution and abundance of bird species breeding in Wisconsin. Registration required 2 days in advance.

Citizen Science Center - Beaver Creek Reserve
Fall Creek

Every Wednesday from Jun. 12 to Jul. 31, 7:30pm

Eau Claire Municipal Band Summer Concert Season

Listen to high quality, free entertainment by the oldest musical organization in Eau Claire. From traditional Sousa marches, patriotic melodies, pop, jazz, rock, and soundtracks, there is something for everyone's listening pleasure.

Owen Park Bandshell
Eau Claire

Thursday Jun. 13 9am-4pm

Invasive Plant Field Day

Come learn about local invasive species from state experts, mapping techniques, Q&A, and a tour around Menomonie. Lunch is included by the Woodfire Eatery of Lucette. Register on the IPAW website to reserve your spot.

Lucette Brewing Company
Menomonie

Every Day from Jun. 16 to Jun. 20, 6-8pm

Sustain Us! Nature Workshop for All Ages

First Presbyterian's 4th annual Nature Workshop. This year's theme is "Sustain Us!" Learn how you can live sustainably with the earth and also focus on a healthy, sustaining spirituality. Cookouts, Nature Education and Conservation, Wildlife Exploration, Hiking, Nature Art, Music, Puppets, Games and more.

First Presbyterian Church
Eau Claire

Saturday Jun. 22 7:30-9am

Fall Creek Lions Pride 5K

A Fundraising 5K/Kids Run that is part of the Fall Creek Fun Fest weekend. A wonderful morning run/walk to support some great causes. Event for the whole family, comfort T-shirt, Scheels/Blue Ox gift card awards.

Keller Park
Fall Creek

Saturday Jun. 22 9am-4pm

Introduction to Radio Astronomy

Professor George Stecher will be teaching an informative class that will cover an introduction to astronomy, the evolution of radio astronomy and how to build an IBT Radio. A laptop computer with USB capabilities is required. Registration and full payment is due June 18.

Hobbs Observatory
Fall Creek

Saturday Jun. 22 10am

Lake Menomin Water X

2-day weekend of IWA Watercross racing action. Includes food, beverages, vendors, and a great community to explore. Racing starts each day at 10am, and live music from Rattlefoot at 7pm on Saturday.

Wakanda Park
Menomonie

Sunday Jun. 23

Red Flint Firecracker

Featuring a mix of twisty pines, hard-packed Whoops and speedy ski trails, racers will find plenty to love about this year’s course. The weekend has plenty in store for you beginning with onsite camping Friday and Saturday nights, wood-fired pizza, all-you-can-eat pasta feed, s'mores, and more.

Eau Claire County Expo Center
Eau Claire

Every Day from Jul. 3 to Jul. 8

45th Annual Chetek Liberty Festival

Features a run/walk, softball tournament, car show, craft fair, quilt show, volleyball tournament, kids activities, helicopter rides, ski show, block party with inflatables and live music, horse pull, family night with outdoor movies and s'mores, golf tourney, pancake breakfast, parade, beach party, fireworks, and more. See the full schedule online.

City of Chetek

Every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from Jul. 8 to Jul. 12, 9:30-10:30pm

Popcorn and Planets: An Evening of Stargazing

An evening of star-gazing on the first cloudless night on the library lawn. Several planets should be viewable in early July. A telescope will be available. Look for other prominent objects in the night sky. Bring a ground blanket or folding chair and bug repellent.

Menomonie Public Library
Menomonie

Tuesday Jul. 9 9:30am-4pm

Beaver Creek Butterfly Count

Join other butterfly enthusiasts for the annual Beaver Creek Reserve Butterfly count. Meet at the Wise Nature Center to review species likely to be seen, then get directions for the count and receive a route assignment.

Beaver Creek Reserve
Fall Creek

Every Day from Jul. 10 to Jul. 14

Northern Wisconsin State Fair

Annual fair with food vendors, carnival, livestock exhibitions, crafts, homemaking and educational exhibits, and outstanding 4-H displays. More than a mile of midway thrills, great food stands, and free grandstand entertainment. Music events are at 8pm each day and require separate admission.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
Chippewa Falls

Thursday Jul. 25

Chippewa Valley Family YMCA Golf Outing

Gather at Lake Wissota Golf Course for a fun filled day with friends, games, prizes, along with a little golf, all while supporting the 2018 Annual Strong Kids Campaign.

Lake Wissota Bar & Grill + Golf Course
Chippewa Falls

Saturday Aug. 3

5th Annual Half Moon Dragon Boat Festival

A fresh and exciting festival to promote community wellness and teamwork, and raise funds to support hospice services. Fifty-two teams will paddle sleek, Hong Kong-style dragon boats along a 250-meter course on Half Moon Lake in the heart of Eau Claire. Check out the Food Truck Challenge for some of the best regional food trucks.

Half Moon Lake
Eau Claire

Friday Aug. 9 10am-10pm

Pioneer Days

Hosted by the Chippewa Valley Antique Engine & Model Club. Features historical displays of craftsmanship as well as steam engines, tractor pulls, flea market, silent auction, pancake breakfast, kids events, chicken dinners, parades and an antique and classic car swap meet/show. Full schedule online.

Pioneer Park
Eau Claire

Every Day from Aug. 10 to Aug. 13

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
Eau Claire

Saturday Aug. 10 6:30am

Leinenkugel's Pure Water Days Races

Pure Water Days is a weekend long festival for the entire family, which is held each year in Chippewa Falls. The Leinenkugel’s Pure Water Days races are held at the Chippewa Valley Family YMCA. There is a 1/2 mile, a 4 mile, and a 1/2 marathon option. Spaghetti Feed the night before at 5:30pm.

Chippewa Falls YMCA
Chippewa Falls

Thursday Aug. 15 9am-7pm

23rd Annual JA Golf Outing

For golfers of all abilities to play 18 holes of golf. Afters, players will gather in the Wild Ridge Golf Clubhouse where participants will enjoy a social, dinner, raffles and auction opportunities.

Wild Ridge Golf Course
Eau Claire

Saturday Sep. 7 9am-6pm

Wisconsin Game Fest

Incorporates four indoor buildings for displays, and 50 open acres of outdoor display and activity space. Live demo including North America Diving Dogs, Live Trophy Deer, deer hunting and farming presentations, petting zoo, trophy scoring, air rifle/pistol, archery, food trucks, beer garden, dog training demos, hunting dog field trails, bowfishing, and a sunday morning worship service.

Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds
Chippewa Falls