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.
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!
7/6 – 7/7 2018. An annual two-day music and arts festival that takes place in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. “Eaux Claires was never meant to be fully understood or easily delineated. We know it has a spirit; we know it has a feel. We know we can light up the marquee with certain names and that will precipitate solid mathematics. We’re excited about the names. But we’re gonna drib and drab it out, let it flow like smoke, because we want this festival to fly or fall on feel. It’s not about the bands, it’s about the collection of art and artists reacting with the collection of you. We’re less interested in telling you what it is than you making it what it becomes.” Eaux Claires Website
July 18, 2018. 5:00-8:00 pm. Enjoy the music of John Nielson while sipping your favorite O’Neil Creek wine.
7/7/2018. 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM Introducing a new artist at River Bend! Come enjoy a Sunday afternoon with some tunes in the vineyard with Micah Ryan and your favorite River Bend wines! Micah will be playing from 1:30pm – 4:00pm. If the weather is not cooperating, please check their Facebook page for any cancellations. For music events, seating is very limited so it is highly recommended to bring your own seating such as lawn chairs, blankets, etc.
Come and enjoy the wine, weather, and music!
7/19 – 7/21 2018. Visit Eau Claire, Wisconsin for an entire weekend of great entertainment this summer. The 2018 Country Jam lineup includes an amazing list of chart topping acts like: Blake Shelton, Billy Currington, Alabama, Justin Moore, Dustin Lynch, Clay Walker, LOCASH, Craig Morgan, Tracy Lawrence, Sammy Kershaw, Collin Raye, Aaron Tippin and Lindsay Ell.
July 20th @ 8:00 pm (Doors Open @ 7:00 pm)
Gillespie’s act is a slaphappy balance of aggression and absurdity, coupled with a delightfully pushy persona and coarse yet effective word choice. His hilarious self– flagellation and blistering social commentary has also earned him spots on Fox’s Laughs as well as the Bridgetown Comedy Festival and the Boston Comedy Festival. He was a finalist in CMT’s Next Big Comic, a runner up for Best of the Midwest at Gilda’s Laughfest, and his debut album Stever Fever from Rooftop Comedy was named a top– 10 comedy album of the year by ComedyReviews.com.
July 21, 2018. Join us for an afternoon of live music by Randy Adams from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. We will have wine, cheese and snacks available for purchase, so come, relax and enjoy. Feel free to bring a chair for this outdoor event. The event will be moved indoors in the case of rain.
No beverage carry-in allowed.
7/26-7/29 2018. By turns wicked, funny, warm, romantic and touching, The Music Man is family entertainment at its best. Meredith Willson’s six-time, Tony Award-winning musical comedy has been entertaining audiences since 1957 and is a family-friendly story to be shared with every generation. The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian, the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain’s fall. Directed by Nancy Scobie and Musical Direction by Jerry Way. Presented with special permission by Music Theater International.
July 28-29, 2018. The first annual One Fest – Christian Music Event is here! Come out on July 28-29 at the Northern Wisconsin State Fair Grounds for music, ministry showcases, and family activities!
8/10/2018. 7:30pm. Jerry Way and The Swampers mark their 17th year by saluting Chippewa Valley farmers with original songs and stories written by Jerry Way. When Wisconsin became the 30th state in 1848, pioneer families had already begun homesteading farms in the Chippewa Valley – that essential agricultural work continues to this day. The tools and methods are ever-evolving, but the mission remains the same—to feed the world. “The Farmer Feeds Them All” chronicles the joys and hardships of life on the family farm. The musical lumberjack aggregation known as “The Swampers” features Amanda Tanzer Schafer, Kathy Danielson, Judy Brist, Jerry Way, Tim Danielson, and Rob Kuchta telling local stories, singing “swampgrass” harmonies and playing a wide variety of folk instruments. Community photographers and historical archives provide the big-screen photos that highlight this entertaining and educational show.
8/5/2018. This event will feature over 700 cars, food, and refreshments, taking place at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls. Gates are open from 7am to 5 pm. Admission is $5 at the gate.
8/11/2018. Located in Chippewa Falls, the festival includes YMCA races, sporting events, kids games, fireworks, live entertainment, food, kids parade, and a large parade on Saturday as well as many other city-wide events.
11:00 AM – 4:30 PM 8/18/2018. It’s that time of year when River Bend brings back their house-made Sangria for one day only! On top of that, Firewoods Pizza will also be there making fresh pizzas to go along with your sangria! Stop out for a glass of house-made sangria featuring some of your favorite River Bend wines and some Firewoods Pizza! If you didn’t try it last year, you definitely don’t want to miss it this year! Both sangria and pizza will be available from 11:00 am – 4:30 pm or while supplies last.
8/23/2018 O‘Neil Creek Winery will be offering grilled rib-eye steak or chicken breast with baked potato, salad and desert ala-cart. Rick Zwiefelhofer from Harm Way Bar and Grill will be the grill master for the night. $15.00 Steak, $10.00 Chicken. Seating will be at 5:00, 5:30, 6:00, 6:30, 7;00 and 7:30.
Reservations taken until August 24 at 12:00 pm.
Call 715-568-2341 for reservations. (Check or Cash only)
Music will be played by Roxie and Larry (The Gater Band)
9/2/2018. 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM. Brian Bethke will be returning to River Bend once again to finish out their concert series! Brian Bethke is a local favorite, known for his silky-smooth voice and lasting impact on the hearts of his fans and listeners. Come enjoy a Sunday afternoon with some tunes in the vineyard with Brian and your favorite River Bend wines! Brian will be playing from 1:30pm – 4:00pm. If the weather is not cooperating, please check their Facebook page for any cancellations. For music events, seating is very limited so it is highly recommended to bring your own seating such as lawn chairs, blankets, etc.
6/14 – 9/16 2018. A weekend celebrating our German Heritage. Four stages with live entertainment, amazing family fun and great food. Enjoy three days of music, food and fun!
7:30pm at the Heyde Center for the Arts- 3 S High St, Chippewa Falls. Regarded as one of the “superb brass ensembles in the USA” (Musicweb International) and praised for “remarkable musicianship and versatility” (International Trumpet Guild Journal), the widely acclaimed Wisconsin Brass Quintet has maintained a position at the forefront of brass chamber music since the group’s founding in 1972. In addition to its regular concert series on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the Quintet performs extensively throughout the Midwest and nationally, including appearances in New York at Weill Recital Hall and Merkin Concert Hall.
7:30pm at the Heyde Center for the Arts- 3 S High St, Chippewa Falls. From Branson to Europe to Las Vegas, Rock ‘n’ Roll showman Johnny Rogers will transport you back to a time when you went to your favorite malt shops and danced to your favorite bands. The Show is a tribute to the musical legends of Rock n’ Roll. It starts with Johnny’s uncanny portrayal of the late Buddy Holly, then goes on to pay tribute to the legendary Roy Orbison, Jerry Lee Lewis, Ricky Nelson, Chuck Berry, and many more. The show will climax with Johnny’s portrayal of the late Elvis Presley. This show is a crowd-favorite and appeals to just about everyone.
9/29/2018. This unique fundraiser features 20 local men who prepare and serve samplings of their best dish. Guests are welcome to come and enjoy wonderful food, drinks, company, live and silent auction items, all to support the Boys & Girls Club – Chippewa Center!
Festivals, Fairs and Celebrations
Winter Fest and Games
On Lake Wissota. Friday enjoy music, bonfire, Dirt Road Dixie and more. 4:30pm to 12:30am. Saturday enjoy ice fishing contest, winter chiller softball/KUBB, Snowmobile drag races, auto ice racing, disc golf, YMCA run, Hot Air Balloons, ATV/Motorcycle race, live entertainment, Snowbiz drawing. Sunday ice fishing contest, auto ice racing, Fat Tire bike race, ATV/motorcycle races and live entertainment.
Midwinter Mardi Gras Gala
6:00pm-midnight at McDonell Central High School, 1316 Bel Air Blvd., Chippewa Falls. This eighth annual fun event includes a delicious dinner, beverages, casino style and other games, raffles, prizes and more! Dance to the sounds of the big band music provided by Troppo. Purchase your limited couples dinner package by January 29th to be entered into a $500 gift card drawing. Cost for couples dinner package is $140 (includes dinner for two, beverages, play money and two cash prize raffle tickets – valued at $50 each). Cash raffle drawing for three prizes: First drawing $1000.00, second and third $500.00 each. Limited to 500 tickets sold for $50 each.
The Jig’s Up Ice Fishing Contest
The View on Lake Wissota, 17779 Co Hwy X, Chippewa Falls. Win a $45,000 Ford Truck if you catch and register the tagged fish! Over $30,000 in cash and prizes including a 2015 Ice Castle Scout. Prizes awarded, to the top 25 fish by weight and every 5th place thereafter to 300th place so even a small fish can win big! Each participant may register one fish per ticket; tickets are $25 with no limit on the number of tickets an individual can purchase. Raffle prizes include a 2015 Polaris Sportsman 4-wheeler, raffle tickets are $5 each or 5 for $20! Prizes for the top fish by weight in each category: northern, walleye, bass, and pan fish. All state regulations and bag limits apply and no person may bring in more than the legal limit of fish allowed, which for this contest includes northern, walleye, pan fish (perch, bluegills, crappies), and bass.
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.
Leinie’s Family Reunion
A one day celebration of Leinenkugel’s beer with music and contests.
Northern Wisconsin State Fair
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.