Upcoming Events in Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire, Wsconsin
Like the rest of Wisconsin, the Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire region love having fun. The Chippewa Valley is no stranger to concerts, festivals and any other type of events and activities. You will find something to interest you in the links below.
11/10/18 9:00 – 3:00 Bring in the holiday season with over 75 vendor booths, huge bake sale, amazing basket raffles, and a full lunch menu!
11/8 – 11/10 This is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth time. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiance, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer.
11/16 – 11/18 True North is a night of authentic stories, dynamic multi-media, and curious collaborations from some of our favorite writers, filmmakers, performers, artists, and musicians – all live on stage. Enjoy striking visuals, extraordinary storytellers, a curious audience, a live score from S. Carey and the Bookhouse Boys, and a great after party in the expansive lobby of the new Pablo Center at the Confluence. Featuring new work from Nick Butler, Kobi Shaw, Ward Rubrecht and many more. Produced by Volume One, directed by Jake Lindgren.
11/17/18 Robert Baril recorded his first album at The Plus in 2017- he returns to headline with all new material!
11/17/18 Each year the Friends of the Symphony host a Christmas Stroll around the Chippewa Valley. Ticket holders tour 5 to 6 decorated homes, listen to CVSO musicians perform and enjoy cookies, coffee, and great conversation. This fundraiser helps fund the Chippewa Valley Symphony Orchestra and its efforts to keep high-quality classical music in the Chippewa Valley.
11/22/2018 – 1/1/2019. The Chippewa Falls Christmas Village, in beautiful Irvine Park, is an impressive display of life size Christmas scenes reminiscent of the Victorian era and local historical replicas. It is set up during the holiday season along with a dazzling display of over 60,000 lights.
11/24/18 Support this local brewery on Small Business Saturday! Songa will share original Americana music written in the Nashville songwriting tradition. Come out and get into the spirit of the season at 3pm!
11/24/18 Check out the Sheeley House for an incredible chef inspired meal and the music of Joyann Parker!
11/24/2018, 7:30 pm RCU Theatre, Pablo Center at the Confluence. Pianist Lorie Line once again will bring the true meaning of Christmas to town with her 2018 HOLIDAY EXTRAVAGANZA. This year’s theme, Lord Of Lords, is a sequel to last year’s “best ever” show. Not to miss, Ms. Line will bring her Pop Chamber Orchestra and a guest vocalist along with her concert grand piano that will take center stage. Make plans now to celebrate Christmas and the birth of our Savior with Lorie Line and her Pop Chamber Orchestra!
12/1/2018. Join us for the Annual Bridge to Wonderland Parade and enjoy over 50 illuminated musical floats, walking units, and animal entries as they light up the winter skies. Don’t miss this beautiful winter parade and beloved Chippewa Falls tradition!
12/7/2018. 7:30pm at the Heyde Center for the Arts- 3 S. High Street, Chippewa Falls. New York Times Bestselling Author, Humorist, Singer/Songwriter, and Intermittent Pig Farmer, Michael Perry, returns for another evening of tales, laughs, and insights on living in Wisconsin. Perry’s bestselling memoirs include Population 485, Truck: A Love Story, Coop, and Visiting Tom. Raised on a small Midwestern dairy farm, Michael Perry put himself through nursing school while working on a ranch in Wyoming, then wound up writing by happy accident. He lives with his wife and two daughters in rural Wisconsin, where he performs widely as a humorist. A guaranteed night of laughter and who knows what from humorist, author, and who-knows-what Michael Perry.
Sat, Dec 15, 6:30 pm | Sun, Dec 16, 2:00 pm Heyde Center for the Arts. When you want an old-fashioned Christmas, you know who to turn to — the musical, merry, menopausal members of the Looney Lutherans! These warm and witty women have created a brand new show of family-friendly comedy skits and songs to help audiences enjoy the spirit of the season, and maybe even create a new holiday tradition to boot. The idea for the “Looney Lutherans” was cooked up in 2006 when the founding members were appearing in the cast of the hit musical CHURCH BASEMENT LADIES at the Plymouth Playhouse in Plymouth, MN. The company has since expanded to include four additional “Loonies”, but all of these talented women have been performing for years as professional actresses, writers, singers, and improvisers. Dinner by Sweet Clarisse Cateringwill feature your favorite Lutheran potlucks all rolled into one! A delightful selection of entrées, Wisconsin-inspired sides and desserts. Don’t forget to leave room for the jello mold.
1/18/2019 7:30 pm RCU Theatre at Pablo Center at the Confluence. EagleMania – The World’s Greatest Eagles Tribute Band. That isn’t their slogan by mistake! EagleMania has dedicated themselves to faithfully reproducing the music of The Eagles. Since their inception, EagleMania has been thrilling audiences all over the country with their stunning five part harmony and their uncanny ability to emulate the unmistakable sound of The Eagles. Their show consists of the Eagles’ greatest hits, as well as some of the solo work of Don Henley, Glenn Frey, and Joe Walsh.
EagleMania has spent countless hours breaking down everything The Eagles recorded on their albums, and faithfully reproducing those unforgettable songs in the most authentic way possible. The audience is given a chance to experience the music the way it was meant to be heard, and it’s done live on stage night after night.
If you like The Eagles you will love EagleMania!
1/26/2019. Chicago Blues Hall of Fame and Grammy elected, Australian blues rock artist Michael Charles claims the stage with an elevated level of energy and a guitar driven journey through thirty-five years and thirty five releases of his original music.
Leading off with an explosive blues number, the audience is soon captivated by well-rehearsed precision experiencing MC’s original blues, blues based rock, inspiring ballads, as well as some well-known covers. As in all of Michael Charles’ performances and recordings his guitar is kept forefront and is the driving force behind his music!
Festivals, Fairs and Celebrations
The Jig’s Up Ice Fishing Contest
2/9/2019. Lake Wissota State Park, 18127 County Road O – Chippewa Falls, WI 54729. Join us for a day on the ice with food and drinks available for purchase. A ticket is required per fish caught and registered with no limit on the number of tickets being purchased. The Kids Klub will be available for all children under the age of 12. The 6th Annual Jig’s up Ice Fishing Contest is provided by UWEC Recreation, Blugold Athletics, and the Wissota Lions Club.
Celebrate all that is Spring. Great music, food, artwork, libations, entertainment, and much more at the Northern WI State Fairgrounds.
Four-day event at an outdoor amphitheater just over 15 minutes from Inn on Lake Wissota B&B. With performances from the leaders in country music of yesterday and today.
See exhibits, enjoy fair food, and watch performances on several stages.
German food and beverages, three stages with entertainment, and activities for all ages.
Four-day event at an outdoor amphitheater just over 15 minutes from Inn on Lake Wissota B&B. With performances from the leaders in rock music of yesterday and today.
Christmas Village and The Bridge to Wonderland Parade
The day after Thanksgiving Irvine Park becomes Christmas Village with over 45,000 lights, and the first Saturday of December people line the streets to watch the parade.
Every Thursday June through Mid-October, 12-6 pm. Join us for locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers, as well as locally made baked goods, salsas, jams, jellies, honey, crafts and other handcrafted items, and more at the farmers market in Chippewa Falls every Thursday!