If you're gonna sweat, you might as well have fun doing it - and there's more hot fun to be had around here than ever before. Below you'll find listings to pretty much every summer-related thing there is to do in the Chippewa Valley, from always up-to-date event calendars to the area's most comprehensive listings for summertime activities, places, attractions, and more. Don't forget the sunblock.

Places & Resources

Strawberry Season at Eder’s Acres is Nearly Here

Chippewa Falls farm home to four acres of strawberries

From mid-June to early July, strawberry picking season is in full swing at Eder’s Acres. The family farm, established in 2022, will soon open its gates for picking! From jam-making to a fresh twist into a salad, these soon-to-be-ripe berries ...

Maternal Love Soars in Summer Exhibit at Pablo

trio of local artists collaborate on avian-themed show

“We’re not qualified,” Tim Brudnicki quipped when asked about the new maternal-themed exhibit, “Motherly,” he created with fellow Chippewa Valley artists Joseph Maurer and Ross Nordquist, now on display inside the Pablo Center at the Confluence ...

Turning Up the Heat at Cinder City Days

live boxing show and salsa concert coming to Altoona festival

It’s time to turn up the heat at this year’s Cinder City Days. Savage Fit Box, an area boxing gym, will host Fuego Night, an amateur boxing tournament on Saturday, June 8. Savage FitBox has worked with the Altoona Lions Club, the organizer of Cinder City Days ...

Hop on the Trolley and Explore Urban Nature

Beaver Creek naturalists will guide tour of Eau Claire’s hidden natural beauty

Tours offered by the Chippewa Valley Trolley Co. have featured Eau Claire’s historic side, its tasty side, and even its darker side. Now, they’ll offer passengers an in-depth look at its natural side. In mid-June, the Chippewa Valley Trolley Co. will launch the Urban Nature Adventure Tour, a new partnership ...

Tortoises, Waterbucks, and More Await at Irvine Park Zoo

seasonal gem in Chippewa Falls features familiar favorites and new animals this year

Chippewa Falls’ Irvine Park is home to amenities and attractions that bring folks to its grounds year-round, though the zoo is certainly a summertime highlight. With Olson’s Ice Cream scooping on-site, the seasonal petting zoo opening on Memorial Day, and animals grazing in its enclosed pastures, it’s an all-ages gem for a variety of reasons. Tortoises, waterbucks, and ...

Chalk Art Will Be Just One Part of Chalkfest 2024

annual summer event at UWEC will now include artist market

For more than a decade and a half, Chalkfest has brought an explosion of colorful outdoor artwork to sidewalks in Eau Claire each summer. Hosted by UW-Eau Claire on the campus mall since 2015, this year the free annual artistic event – which is slated for ...

COLUMN: Renewing Respect for the Rivers

tubing is a trademark of Eau Claire summers, and it helped one longtime local gain a new appreciation for her home

I have lived in Eau Claire for nearly 30 years. And yet, until Last summer, I had never tubed the river. This may come as a shock. After all, the vision of college students floating down the river is a trademark of an Eau Claire summer. The rivers ...

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