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Maple Syrup Sunday, March 13
  - Sunday, February 28th 2016
Sunday March 13 Noon - 4 PM, Beaver Creek Reserve, Fall Creek, WI. Learn about which trees to tap, how to tap, and how the sap is boiled down to make that wonderful syrup. Following a short inside program tour the sugar bush and assist with tapping a tree, and then visit the sugar shack. Finish...
Pinehurst Open House Fundraiser Saturday March 12
  - Saturday, February 27th 2016
Pinehurst Open House/Fundraising Party Saturday March 12 6 - 9 PM at Lazy Monk Brewing, 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire, WI. Sample great beers in Lazy Monk's brand new location. Pinehurst logo gear for sale and other surpirses. Learn more about the SnowPark/BikePark project. 
Fish Bowl Friday March 11 4:30 - 7 PM
  - Thursday, December 24th 2015
32nd Annual New England Style Fish Boil 4:30 - 7 PM at Immaculate ConceptionSchool, 1722 Highland Avenue, Eau Claire, WI. $10 Adults. Fish boil includes fish, red potatoes, onions, carrots, coleslaw, macaroni & cheese, vienna bread, ice cream cup, and beverage. Fish tacos also available. Call...
Sick of Winter Party - Saturday March 5 3 - 8 PM
  - Friday, December 18th 2015
Saturday March 5 from 3 - 8 PM at Lazy Monk Brewing Co., 97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire, WI. Wear your summer garb and come on into the Bier Hall for a summer grill out party. Mike's Star Market will be grilling brats with all the fixings. 
Dog Sledding February 13, 2016
  - Friday, December 11th 2015
Feb 13, 1 0 4 PM. Come out to Henke Farm and experience dog sledding. Stay warm by the fire sipping on soup or hot chocolate - or strap on a pair of snowshoes and do some more winter exploration  - as you wait for a turn with the dog team and guide. The sled can accommodate two adult...
Come out and enjoy the snow with some friends and/or family at tthe Silver Mine Ski Jump, Eau Claire, WI. See ski jumpers do amazing jumps. There will be several bonfires for you to stay warm, live music to keep you entertained, heated tents, food & beverages, and even pond hockey. Pond hockey...
Candlelight Ski Fri Jan 29
  - Tuesday, December 8th 2015
January 29 6 - 9 PM, Activities start at the Red Cedar State Trail Depot off Highway 29. Three candlelit trails to cross country ski, snowshoe, or hike. Limited ski rentals available in advance from Stout Adventures 715-232-5625. Snowshoes provided by Menomonie School district. Event is held for...
Friday Jan 29 4:30pm-12:30am and all day Sat & Sun. Lake Wissota, Chippewa Falls, WI. A massive winter recreation celebration, featuring an ice fishing contest, auto ice racing, Fat Bike Race, broomball, softball tournament, cribbage tournament, ATV/motorcycle race, the Red Bull Wings Team,...
Beaver Creek Reserve, Fall Creek, WI. Candles and moonlight will illuminate the way as you explore the trails on snowshoes.  A warm campfire awaits you as you finish the trail.  Snowshoes will be available to rent for one of the two shifts, either 6 until 7:30 p.m. or 7:30 until 9 p.m. If...
Every Saturday and Sunday  from 1 - 4 PM at Pinehurst Park. Enjoy an afternoon of supervised sledding, accompanied with a roaring fire, music, and a cup of hot chocolate. For more information call Eau Claire Parks and Recreation, 715-839-5032.
Every Thursday in January and February visit Boyd Park on Eau Claire's East Hill (just off Main street) for Ice Skating (bring your own skates or rent some on site), Snow Sculpture along with a giant firepit, music, hot drinks, restrooms, and a warming house. Learn more at
Noon - 7 PM at Lake Altoona County Beach. A great family friendly event. Performers include King Wilke's Dream, River City Ramblers, Blue Drifters, The DitchLilies, Hay River Ramblers, U.K.E. and Bellinger Bluegrass Band. Visit for more information. 
Chalkfest 2015 - August 15, 2015
  - Saturday, August 8th 2015
At the UW-Eau Claire Campus Mall 11 am - 7 pm. This summer will see an entirely new approach (and new date) for the classic chalk art event. More than 100 artistis will create sidewalk art masterpieces. There will be food, music, chalk-related games and much more throughout the day and into the...
At the CVTC parking lot 617 W Clairemont Avenue, Eau Claire. Free to the public. Trucks, tractors, music, food, exhibitors, kids events, and more -  including Alex the Original Ice Road Trucker from the History Channel series. Visit for more information.
715-835-6200  Watch the best chainsaw artists in the world compete with 20 hours to complete their projects. After professional judging and awards ceremony the pieces they create will be auctioned off. There will be a variety of family entertainment during the four...
715-839-4914,  The first Friday of every month several locations in downtown Eau Claire (S. Barstow, N. Barstow, and W. Grand Avenue) offer special deals, events, and extended hours. Check Venue for hours.
Every Sunday & Wednesday evening from early June through Laor Day. 6:30 PM at Lake Altoona County Beach, 604 Beach Road, Altoona. Enjoy a show by Eau Claire's premiere water ski performers. call 715-834-9042 or visit for more information.
Held at the Eau Claire Soccer Park, the US National Kubb Championship is the largest kubb tournament outside of Europe. It is one of three, two-day tournaments in the world, along with the World Chamionship in Sweden and the Swedish Cahmpionship. Visit for more informaiton. 
Held at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls. Annual fair with livestock, crafts, homemaking & educational exhibits, and 4H displays. More than a mile of midway thrills, great food stands and free grandstand entertainment. Visit or call...
From 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM at the Chippewa Valley Regional Airport in Eau Claire. Featuring the US Navy Blue Angels! Hosted by the Boy Scouts of America Chippewa Valley Council. Visit  or call 715-839-4900 for more information.
All day long at Carson Park in Eau Claire with numerous events including sporting events, music & fireworks. The Paul Bunyan Logging Camp will be open from 10 AM - 4:30 PM and Chippewa Valley Museum will be open from 11 AM - 4 PM. There will be train rides, live music , food vendors, and...
Augusta Bean and Bacon Days, July 3 - 5, 2015
  - Wednesday, June 24th 2015
A full weekend of events -  including parade, fireworks, and car show in the small midwestern town of Augusta, WI. Check  or call 715-286-2555 for more information.
715-839-4914,  The first Friday of every month several locations in downtown Eau Claire (S. Barstow, N. Barstow, and W. Grand Avenue) offer special deals, events, and extended hours. Check Venue for hours.
Country Fest 2015; June 25 - 28, 2015
  - Wednesday, June 10th 2015
at the Country Fest Grounds in Cadott, WI. The ultimate country music experience. Call 800-326-3378 or visit for cost and a line up of the stars performing. 
8 pm at Hobbs Observatory at Beaver Creek Reserve, Fall Creek, WI (free admission). June's program exlores an orientation to the stars and the stars seen in the summertime night sky. If skies are clear, the domes will be open and scopes available for public observing following the program. Visit...
Possibly the world's largest tubing and float event starting at Noon. Join the fun and float down the Chippewa River. There will be all-day parties at Loopy's (10691 Cty Hwy X), and the Lake Hallie Sportsman Club (2910 109th Street). Call 715-723-5667 or visit for more information.
A three-day outdoor music festival celebrating the best of bluegrass, roots, and Americana music with perrfomances by Pert Near Sandstone, Yonder Mountain String Band, Del McCoury Band and many more. Vist for rates and more information or call 715-839-7500
Cinder City Days - June 5, 6, & 7, 2015
  - Saturday, May 23rd 2015
Held at Cinder City Park, Spooner Avenue, Altoona. A fun event with live music, big parade, softball tournament, dart tourney, bean bag tourney,  charcoal chicken, car show, annual craft & vendor sale. Visit for more information. 
A 5K Walk/run with all the proceeds being donated towards the development of the Cenennial Park in Altoona. The event starts at the shores of Lake Altoona and folows the bike path to Otter Creek Christian Academy, Altoona, WI. $20 fee with those under six free. Call 715-523-2840/register on-line at...
Color Run - Sunday May 17, 2015
  - Friday, May 1st 2015
The Color Run, also known as the Happiest 5k on the Planet, is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness & individuality. Sunday May 17, 2015 at Pine Pavilion in Carson Park, Eau Claire, WI. Fee is $39.50 per team (4+ runners)  and YMCA is the local charity Partner. Learn...
Spring Wildflower Walk Saturday May 16, 2015
  - Thursday, April 30th 2015
Eau Claire professor Joe Rohrer and naturalist Pam Rasmussen will conduct a guided wildflower tour of the Schmidt Maple Forest. They will provide an up-close and personal understand of the life histories of the spectacular wildflower bloom at this Nature Conservancy site.  Saturday May 16 9 AM...
It's Mother's Day! Sunday May 10, 2015
  - Thursday, April 30th 2015
If your mother lives in Eau Claire or a surrounding community come to Eau Claire, and stay at the Otter Creek Inn, during this Mother Day weekend. Visit your mother and wish her the best day ever - you know that would put a smile in her heart.
Cabaret - Saturday May 9, 2015
  - Wednesday, April 29th 2015
ECCT will be presenting the classic play Cabaret - the story of a seedy nightclub in 1930s Berlin. Saturday May 9 (plus other dates) 7:30 PM at The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire. $20 for adults and $16 for senios. Call 715-839-8877 and/or visit
Art in the Barn Saturday May 9, 2015
  - Tuesday, April 28th 2015
Several local artists will be displaying and selling their work, from fiber items to farm house swag, handmade jewelry to yard art. Sale is rain or shine so dress for the weather. Saturday May 9, 9 AM - 1 PM at Wool n Feather Farm, 3672 125th Avenue, Colfax, WI. (located just off Hwy 40 between...
Native Plant Sale Saturday May 9, 2015
  - Sunday, April 26th 2015
Grow your garden or yard with native plants from Beaver Creek Reserve's greenhouse. A wide variety of native grasses, herbs and wildflowers will be foresale along with gardening experts on hand to answer all your questions. Saturday May 9 8:30 AM - 1 PM at Wise Nature Center at Beaver Creek...
715-839-4914,  The first Friday of every month several locations in downtown Eau Claire offer special deals, events, and extended hours. Check Venue for hours.
6 PM at UWEC Woodland Theater of Davies Center, 715-836-4833,  In February amateur filmmakers set out to make a video project on the theme of Romance and Revenge. Today all the films will be screened. 
735 Terrill Street, Chippewa Falls, WI 10 AM. $20-25 fee for runners.. The 5k will start at 10 AM and the 1 mile at 11 AM. Comlimentary chili will be served inside the school following the race as well as water and snacks.
Schuh Fly will play from 8:30 PM - 12:30 AM at Sammy's Pizza, 2812 London Road, Eau Claire, WI 715-831-1300. $2 coverage charge. Schuh Fly plays a variety of popular 50s, 60s, and 70s classic rock & country music and current hits. 
Eau Calire Expo Center, 5530 Fairview Dr, Eau Claire, WI 715-894-7429 Free to Spectators. Races take place on the trails of Lowes Creek County Park. Visit for more information.
Banbury Art Crawl, Saturday February 7, 2015
  - Thursday, January 22nd 2015
9 AM - 5 PM at Banbury Place, Building 13, 930 Galloway Street, Eau Claire, WI. Free Admission. Visit for more information. Enjoy the work of artists, artisans and entertainers. There will be good food, artists demonstrations, and more. 
Steel City Jug Slammers, Friday February 6, 2015
  - Wednesday, January 21st 2015
@ Pizza Plus, 208 S Barstow, Eau Claire, WI 9 PM. This band features traditional stringed instruments including guitar, mandolin, and banjo as well as conventional jug-band instruments such as washtub bass and driving kazoo melodies, accompanying the ever-present toot of the jug itself!! Free...
Candlelight Ski Night, Saturday January 31, 2015
  - Tuesday, January 20th 2015
5 - 8 PM at Lake Wissota State Park, Chippewa Falls, WI. Lighted cross country ski, snowshoe and walking trails. Weather permitting. Call to reserve skis and for more information: 715-382-4574715-382-4574 Call Send SMS Add to Skype You'll need Skype CreditFree via Skype
The only show endorsed by both the Holly and Valens estates: the official live and authentic tribute show recreates Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and the Big Bopper's final tour. 7:30 PM at State Theatre, Eau Claire, WI,. Visit for ticket information and more information.
6:30 PM at The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 715-839-8877. Visit for complete information. $28 includes dinner, dessert and entertainment. This year's show is "Murder at the Family Reunion". 
A massive winter recreation celebration on Lake Altoona (just two miles from teh Otter Creek Inn) featuring an ice fishing contest, auto ice racing, Fat Bike Race, broomball, softball tournament, ATV/motorcycle race, the Red Bull wings team, plus live music all three days! Free admission however...
January 31, 6 PM and 7:30 PM at the Wise Nature Center, Beaver Creek Reserve, Fall Creek, WI (just a 15 minute drive from the Otter Creek Inn). $5 fee. Enjoy the trails under the crescent moon on showshoes and with candlelight; plus refreshments and a warm fire after each hike. Rental of snowshoes...
The Eau Claire Ski Club invites you to join them for the two K90 ski jumping tournaments, both USSA sanctioned. Visit for more information. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the gate. 
Noon - 8 PM at Infinity Beverages Winery & distillery, 930 Galloway Street, Suite 4, Eau Claire, WI 402-374-6452. Visit www.infinity for complete information.  $10 wine and truffle pairing (truffles from Legacy Chocolates). Celebrate the 3rd annual release of Port Style...
Leinenkugels Holiday Markets December 21, 2014
  - Tuesday, December 16th 2014
Complimentary samples that may include beer breads, cinnamon roasted nuts, Wisconsin cheeses, mustards and Leinenkugel's family of beers, plus drawing for prizes. 11am-4pm  At the Leinie Lodge, 124 E. Elm Street in Chippewa Falls.
5 - 6 PM. The parade route is West Grand Avenue to First Avenue, ending at the corner  of First Avenue and Water Street, Eau Claire, WI. New parade route, plus the usual celebration at Hobbs Ice Center 6 - 8 PM with ice skating, concessions, games, raffles, music, a bonfire, and more!
Free at Acoustic Cafe, 505 S Barstow Street, Eau Claire, WI (715-832-9090): 7 - 10 PM: "North of Dixie Bluegrass Band", a five piece band playing an eclectic mix of original songs, bluegrass, old time jazz/swing and anything else that "feels good". 
Tunes at the Tasting Lounge - Every Friday nite!
  - Friday, December 12th 2014
6 - 7:30 PM Infinity Beverages Winery & Distillery, 930 Galloway St, Suite 4, Eau Claire, WI 402-374-6542. Every Friday you can enjoy locally produced wines and spirits while listening to an array of local musicians. Check for updates and musician details. 
The Electic Barn Boys appear at 5:30 PM at Fanny Hill, 3919 Crescent Avenue, Eau Claire playing your favorite old country tunes, in a classic acoustic setting. Call Fanny Hill at 715-836-8184 for more details. 
Horse Drawn Wagon Rides December 16, 2014
  - Wednesday, December 3rd 2014
4:30 PM, 5:30 PM, 6:30 PM, and 7:30 PM. Pick up and drop off at Gordy's County Market/Chippewa Hardware parking lots in downtown Chippewa Falls. Call 715-723-6661 for pricing. Tour downtown Chippewa Falls and through the beautiful Christmas Village on a horsedrawn wagon. Chippewa Falls is ten miles...
8 - 11 PM at Pizza Plus, 208 S Barstow St, Eau Claire!! Free. Jenny and the Jets is a karoake band with guitar, keyboard, bass, and drums!  Join in the fun. 
Sculpture Tour Eau Claire
  - Saturday, November 1st 2014
Take a stroll in downtown Eau Claire and view the "Sculpture Tour Eau Claire". A free event, the tour runs throughout most of the year. Vote for your favorite! This is an exhibit of several dozen sculptures in a wide array of subjects and materials. Brochures are available in posted...
6:30 PM at The Oxford, 1814 Oxford Avenue, Eau Claire, WI 715-839-8877. Visit for complete information. $28 includes dinner, dessert and entertainment. This year's show is "Murder at the Family Reunion". 
Eau Claire Farm Show March 3 & 4, 2015
  - Wednesday, December 31st 1969
9 AM - 3 PM at the Eau Claire Indoor Sports Center, 3456 Craig Road, Eau Claire, WI 715-552-1200. The 2nd longest running farm show in Wisconsin is in its 52nd year. Visit for more information. 
The first Friday of every month, several locations in downtown Eau Claire offer special deals, events, and extended hours. Check  or call 715-839-4914for more information and hours. (Held on S. Barstow, N. Barstow and W. Grand Avenue in downtown Eau Claire.
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