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.
Thursdays, 12/20/18 – 2/28/19 Pinehurst Park 6:00 – 8:00 pm It’s about that time of year again to get out and have some outdoor winter fun. Winter After Hours at Pinehurst Park have started and will continue every Thursday night throughout January and February. Activities include sledding, ice skating, snowshoeing, winter KUBB, and snow sculptures along with cross-country ski and fat-bike trails. Ice Skate and snowshoe rentals are available. If you’re feeling chilly, hang out by the fire pit, or sit in the warming house. Help yourself to the free hot chocolate and enjoy some great music!
2/2/2019 9:00 am – 3:00 pm Hosted by Down to Earth Garden Center Enjoy shopping local farmers market fare from local vendors in the warmth and beauty of the Down to Earth greenhouse! Vendors will have meats, eggs, produce, baked goods, microgreens, jams, jellies, dips, dog treats and more! Vendors include Bohemian Ovens, Blaeser Farms, Square Roots Farm, Deutsch Family Farm, Farm Doc Microgreens, AVEnue Orchard, Buffalo Gal, Elder Valley Farm and Eat the Farm…and the list grows every day!
2/8 – 2/9 2019 Banbury Place The massively popular Banbury Art Crawl is back for it’s 10th year, February 8-9, 2019. Art lovers can walk the hallways of Banbury Place – near downtown Eau Claire – where over a hundred local artists and craftspeople open up their studios to the public. This 2-day event includes food, music, artist demos, and a diverse range of works: paintings, ceramics, sculpture, stained glass, jewelry, woodworking, photography, printmaking and more.
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.
2/2/2019 at The Broom & Crow in downtown Eau Claire, WI. Cassandra, maker and owner of HeartSTORMS Studio, will be at The Broom & Crow with a variety of her handmade products. Some of the items she makes include bracelets, earrings, and necklaces as well as crystal grids and essential oil blends to relax and revive you. Stop in on February 2nd between 11:00 and 4:00 to see all the great things she has to offer!
2/8/2019 at the The Center 6:30-8:00 pm Join “that meditation couple” as bryan plays a soulful music flow as angie leads you through a guided meditation and uses energy healing reiki. This mix of music,meditation, and reiki will be sure to leave you feeling connected within, relaxed and centered, alignment with your physical mental and spirtual body. A blissful way to end your week and start your weekend.
Shades of Buble A Three Man Tribute to Michael Buble
2/9/19 at the Heyde Center for the Arts 7:30 pm. With three voices singing incredible songs like “Feeling Good,” “Moondance,” “Come Fly With Me,” “Fever,” “Save the Last Dance for Me” and many more, SHADES OF BUBLÉ: A Three-Man Tribute to Michael Bublé brings the swinging standards and pop hits of Michael Bublé to the stage in an unforgettable high-energy concert event. Beginning with an amazing sold-out debut at the end of the 2014-2015 concert season, this act has been wowing audiences around the country with exciting harmonies, smooth choreography, and charming good looks.
2/9/2019 7:30 pm at the Jamf Theatre.
In demand as both a performer and a composer, Edgar Meyer has formed a role in the music world unlike any other. Hailed by The New Yorker as “…the most remarkable virtuoso in the relatively un-chronicled history of his instrument”, Mr. Meyer’s unparalleled technique and musicianship in combination with his gift for composition have brought him to the fore, where he is appreciated by a vast, varied audience. His uniqueness in the field was recognized by a MacArthur Award in 2002.
Mr. Meyer began studying bass at the age of five under the instruction of his father and continued further to study with Stuart Sankey. In 1994 he received the Avery Fisher Career Grant and in 2000 became the only bassist to receive the Avery Fisher Prize. Currently, he is Visiting Professor of Double Bass at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.
2/15 – 2/16 2019 Swing by Tangled Up In Hue on Friday, 2/15 from 5:30pm-7:30pm, OR Saturday 2/16 from 1pm-4pm for a succulent Pop-up Shop! Amy Schmitz, of Amy’s Custom Designs, will walk you through the steps to create your own small or large succulent planter. All materials are provided and there are tons of unique options. Be sure to click “going” if you’re planning on coming so we get an idea of how many people may plan on stopping by.
A great gift idea for Valentine’s Day!
2/15 & 2/16 2019, 7:30 pm at the Heyde Center for the Arts. St. Paul-based Jesters Comedy Improv features off-the-cuff performers who take audience suggestions and create comedic scenes, original songs, and uproarious laughs on-the-spot with no filters, no editing, and no second-takes. Jesters Comedy thrives on audience participation: every joke is inspired through your suggestions and only the audience’s laughter and applause (or lack thereof??) can help determine the evening’s Jesters Comedy Champion! Bring your date, your sweetheart or your spouse for a Valentine’s date night to remember!
2/16/2019 8:00 am – 3:00 pm at the Avalon. This garden seminar is sponsored by the Chippewa County UW-Extension and the Chippewa Valley Master Gardeners Association. The following topics will be covered: The Buzz on Bees, Landscaping for your Lifestyle, Everything Houseplants, Getting Started in Beekeeping, Turning Landscapes into Ecosystems, Fermenting What you Grow, Gardening with Chickens, Ergonomic Gardening, Vegetable Gardening for Beginners, Peonies, Pride of the Midwest Perennial Garden, Monarch Parenting 101, Growing Hopes: Climbing Towards a Cold One and Mushroom growing Workshop. Lunch is included in the registration fee. For more information: https://chippewa.uwex.edu/think-spring-seminar/
Charlie Berens Comedian Show
2/16/19 8:00 pm UWEC Oh my gosh! We’re doing it again folks. Da Manitowoc Minute is back on da road coming to your town real quick once. It’s a brand new show that’s one part Manitowoc Minute, one part Charlie Berens and three parts Craigslist. What could possibly go wrong? Get some tickets real quick once and keep ‘er movin!
2/16/19 7:30 pm at the RCU Theatre. Jay has amazed millions on T.V. in “Master’s of Illusions” and ‘Magic on the Edge’. The Salt Lake Tribune calls him “Simply Amazing!” and The Tokyo Times calls the elaborate production “Truly Magic, a Must See!”. Jay welcomes you into his mysterious world of wonder and the impossible. You will experience a night of grand illusions with the most amazing magic in the world, Bengal tigers up close, dangerous escapes, and inspiring storytelling. Seeing the Owenhouse family live is an evening that will leave you breathless with a feeling of childhood wonder, and reminder to us all when a family works together nothing is impossible! Come See Why- Hollywood entertainment journalist, Mark Ebner, calls The Magic of Jay Owenhouse, “[With apologies to PT Barnum] the greatest touring Family show on earth.”
2/21/2019 at the Heyde Center for the Arts 7:30 pm. 6 Guitars is an award-winning, pitch-perfect blend of music, comedy and characters. Chase Padgett portrays six different guitar playing characters each sharing their own style of music – Blues, Jazz, Rock, Classical, Folk and Country. Each character, from the young rock prodigy to the weary blues picker, shares hilarious anecdotes and moving stories about how music has touched their lives and made them a better person along the way. You don’t need to play music to love this show. You just need to love music.
2/23/2019 7:30 pm at the Heyde Center for the Arts. Based in Chicago, The Fortunate Sons tour nationally and internationally to keep the tradition of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s (CCR) music alive. Using original vintage gear and instruments, accurate costumes, and spot-on musical ability, The Fortunate Sons instantly conjure up the full experience of seeing Creedence in their prime with timeless songs like “Born on the Bayou,” “Bad Moon Rising,” “Proud Mary,” and “Good Golly Miss Molly.”
Festivals, Fairs and Celebrations
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.
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!