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Craft shows, snowshoe hikes, speed rope jump contests, 1800s historical reenactments, art fairs, rodeos, fireworks, local festivals,on the water and musical events, plus more, are scheduled each year around Chippewa County.

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  • 6-18 TO 10-8

    Chippewa Falls Farmers Market

    Thursdays  -- June 11 - mid-October, 2020

    12 - 6 p.m.

    Allen Park, 1 S. Bridge St., Chippewa Falls

    Join us for locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods, maple syrup, honey, meat, and more at the farmers market in Chippewa Falls every Thursday!​ Be prepared to practice social distancing while at the market. No pets are allowed and masks are encouraged. 

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  • 6-23 TO 9-1

    House Concert Series ~ Tuesdays at the Heyde Center

    ​House Concert Series - Tuesdays at the Heyde Center, June 23 through July 28, August 18 through Sept 1

    Food 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Music 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

    The Heyde Center auditorium has been empty for far too long. This summer we are hosting six weeks of mini-concerts by established local performers such as Nick Anderson and the Skinny Lovers and The CollECtive Choir as well as new artists Matt Boelter and Ramblin' Lou Carver. The concerts will be held in the auditorium with the exception of The CollECtive Choir, which will be held outside in the parking lot depending on weather. In addition to the music, we will have a food truck set up in the parking lot, and inside there will be a full bar available. There is no cost for admission; but free-will donations to the performers are requested.

    June 23rd - Nick Anderson & The Skinny Lovers—voted 'Best Rock Band' by Volume One readers was formed in 2015 and independently released a series of EPs that landed them a Number 1 and Number 8 spot on independent radio. 

    Food Truck: Rosy's Texas Outpost

    June 30th - CollECtive Choir—an interdependent, interdenominational community lifting up the praise of Jesus through Gospel and Hip-Hop. 

    Food Truck: Rosy's Texas Outpost

    July 7th - Matt Boelter—a new indie singer/songwriter with an acoustic guitar who plays mostly original music with a few covers by artists like Gillian Welch. 

    Food Truck: Dhimiters

    July 14th - Ramblin' Lou Carver—an Americana “folk-grass” singer/songwriter who plays mostly original music with a few covers by artists like Colter Wall, Bob Dylan, Charley Crockett and George Jones. 

    Food Truck: Dhimiters

    July 21st - Jonah Leske—a local guitar and mandolin player, inspired by the traditional country style of artists like Merle Haggard and Waylon Jennings. 

    Food Truck: Live Great Food

    July 28th - Parker Reed and the Lucid Dreamers—Parker Reed and the Lucid Dreamers pride themselves on delivering a powerful blend of melody and originality, which is primed to captivate any audience they encounter. 

    Food Truck: Live Great Food

    August 18 - The Part Time Duo - Husband and Wife A.J. and Alissa Haut aren't the run of the mill acoustic act. Their performances are chalk full of great cover songs that they love to sing and dance to, sprinkled with their own brand of comedy. Never the same show twice. 

    Food Truck: Island Vibe

    August 25 - Aaron Lee Kaplan - Aaron is a solo acoustic blues/folk fingerstyle guitarist as well as a singer/songwriter. He plays slide guitar and also add percussion to my voice and guitar with a foot stomp box. When performing, Aaron does a mix of originals and classic rock, blues and folk covers. 

    Food Truck: Island Vibe

    September 1 - Jazz Standards With trumpet/flugelhorn and guitar/vocals, Todd Bartlett & Jerry Way explore the full spectrum of jazz standards. The much-loved melodies and lyrics are iconic, while the improvisational treatments are fresh and original.

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  • 7-14 TO 8-25

    Bike with Leinie's

    Bring your bike and meet us at the Leinie Lodge, 124 E Elm St., Chippewa Falls, WI

    Tuesdays: July 14, 21, 28 and August 4, 11, 18, 25

    During this experience you will be able to take a scenic bike ride through Chippewa Falls exploring different routes each week and end back at the Leinie Lodge for a cold beer along with a few giveaways. Your hosts will be Dick Leinenkugel and Bill Quirk. (subject to change).

    Your ticket includes: Secure spot on the ride, 2 pints of Leinenkugel's beer, chance at giveaways and great company!

    Arrival 5:00pm

    Ride Begins 5:30pm

    Arrive Back 6:30pm

    Beers & Giveaways

    Event Ends 7:30pm

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  • 7-14 TO 8-25

    Country Dancing at Lilydale

    Country Dancing

    Lilydale Dance Hall & Event Venue, 6343 Cty Hwy N, Chippewa Falls

    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    Tuesday Nights: June 30 | July 14 & 28 | August 11 & 25

    If you've been here in the past, we would love to see you again. If you haven't been out to Lilydale yet, please consider joining us! Things will be a bit different:

    Variety of line dancing with just a couple of dances taught each week (instructors vary)
    Partner dances with only the partner you came with
    The bar will be open, but no food will be served
    Please contact Lilydale if you would like to teach - it's great to learn new dances!

    Cover Charge: $5 per person

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  • 8-7 TO 10-4

    Take Me to the River

    Take Me to The River : Dive Deep into our region's waterways

    August 7 - October 4, 2020

    GRAHAM AVENUE GALLERY, Pablo Center at the Confluence, 128 Graham Ave., Eau Claire, WI 

    At the confluence of two rivers, Pablo Center explores the beauty, power, and health of the Midwest’s first highways. What lies beneath the surface of these rippling waters?

    FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC DURING REGULAR HOURS

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  • 8-15

    Sangria Saturday at River Bend Vineyard & Winery

    River Bend Vineyard & Winery, 10439 33rd Ave., Chippewa Falls

    It’s Sangria Saturday! Join us on Saturday, August 15th for a glass of our famous bubbly sangria. Made from Cheers Rose’ Sparkling wine, fresh citrus, and River Bend Sunset and LaCrescent, this Sangria is like summer in a glass. We will be serving Sangria from 11am to 4:30pm or while supplies last. This is the last Sangria Saturday event this summer so don’t miss it!

    Face coverings are required inside the tasting room. All food, wine, and cocktails must be enjoyed outside. You are welcome to bring your own chairs and spread out across our spacious lawn. Specialty drinks such as Sangria are not eligible for BOGO wine-by-the-glass.

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  • 8-15

    Live Music at Autumn Harvest Winery with Elsa Lee

    Join us on August 15th from 2-5 p.m. to hear live music from Elsa Lee!  Autumn Harvest Winery, 19947 Cty Hwy J, Chippewa Falls.

    Since her early childhood, Elsa has been playing the piano and singing. In 2011 music brought Elsa to Minneapolis where she continued her education in performance, studio recording, and live sound. Elsa has also obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, which she uses to convey the principles of social justice and human rights through music.

    We will have wine, cheese, and snacks available for purchase, so come, relax, and enjoy.

    Feel free to bring a chair to this outdoor event.

    No beverage carry-in allowed.

    Autumn Harvest Winery and Orchard produces many wines using fruit from their orchard, and a hard cider. Visitors can enjoy complimentary wine tasting, sample local cheeses and chocolates, relax on the outdoor patio, or peruse the gift shop. Starting in May you can enjoy the beautiful sights of blooming apple trees, flowers and an abundance of wildlife. In July you can purchase fresh blueberries or pick your own. During the fall season, apples and pumpkins can be purchased or you can pick your own, enjoy wagon rides and a free corn maze.

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  • 8-21 TO 8-23

    Fair Food Shindig

    Join us for a Fair Food Shindig on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22 from 11am-8pm, as well as Sunday, August 23 11am – 5pm, as we bring you a little fair nostalgia during these unusual times at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds in Chippewa Falls. Let the mouthwatering begin!
    Friday, August 21 & Saturday, August 22 (11am – 8pm)
    Sunday, August 23 (11am – 5pm)

    "NEW" Shills' Funnel Cakes: Funnel cakes (classic, maple & bacon, chocolate & bacon, peanut butter crunch, Oreo®, strawberry-rhubarb cheesecake); mini donuts (up to two toppings – chocolate, maple, bacon, Oreo®, peanut butter, cheesecake, strawberry-rhubarb, powder sugar, Butterfinger® pieces); deep-fried candy bars (Oreos®, snickers)

    Optimist Club Stand: Fried cheese curds, corndogs, French fries, chile fries, hot dogs, chili dogs, soda and water

    Kiwanis Club Stand: Ice cream, caramel apples, popcorn, coffee, soda, water, main street café pies

    Island Vibe Food Stand: Jerk chicken, jerk pork, grilled pork sandwich, brown stew beef, rice & beans, french fries, steamed cabbage, fried plantains, water, and soda

    Chippewa Valley Cheesesteak: Cheesesteak sandwich, shrimp po'boy, crispy chicken tender wrap, the gym membership (thinly sliced steak, grilled onions, cheese sauce, chicken tenders, waffle fries, mozzarella sticks, mayo and ketchup), 3 pc chicken tender basket, cheesesteak fries, crispy shrimp wrap w/sweet chili sauce, cheesesteak wrap, cheesesteak cheeseburger, California burger, cowboy burger, doughnut burger, bacon double cheeseburger, buffalo curd burger, fried fish sandwich, crispy chicken salad

    TNT Concessions: Deep fried grilled cheese – 4 sandwiches – bacon & cheese, pepperoni & cheese, pepper jack cheese and plain cheese, water, soda, lemonade, Campbell’s® tomato soup

    Friday, August 21 & Saturday, August 22 (11am – 8pm)
    Sunday, August 23 (11am – 5pm)

    Food Stands:
    Spacing of food stands will be far apart
    Food stand workers engaging the customer are required to wear Face Masks and gloves
    Hand sanitation available for customers when ordering, paying for, and receiving food
    Social distance markings will be on the pavement leading up to food stands to identify spacing
    Venue:
    Customers will drive in, park their vehicles, walk to food stands.
    Ample space for social distancing and face mask usage required if within 6 feet of others (Signs at the venue)
    Customers purchase foods to take home or use picnic tables spread out on venue grassy areas
    Restrooms will be cleaned with one-way traffic, social distancing, and face mask usage
     

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  • 8-22 TO 8-23

    Chippewa River Rendezvous

    Come to the Chippewa River Rendezvous!

    Reenactment of our wonderful history  ~  Bring the past to the present. Many different camps, black smith, fur traders and a flea market. Door prizes, silent auction and many old time games for children and adults.  Other non-profit organizations serve breakfast and lunch both days and a church service on Sunday. Just a lot of fun for a family weekend out.
    Location:  Mill Yard Park -- located by the stacker in Cornell Wisconsin 

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  • 8-22

    10th Annual Watercraft Ride for Autism

    SandBar and Grill, 17643 50th Ave., Chippewa Falls

    A Watercraft Ride for Autism (Register day of Event)
    Registration starts at 9am- (Breakfast available for purchase)
    $10.00 entry- $5.00 goes to Special Kids Day org. - $5.00 goes to poker hand payout. Meal included after ride!
    &Plenty of Great RAFFLES!
    LIVE MUSIC! starting at 6pm!
    FIREWORKS at 9pm!

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  • 8-27

    Paws & Pints at the Leinie Lodge

    Leinenkugel's Leinie Lodge, 124 E Elm St., Chippewa Falls

    Pups need play dates too  [��]  Join us on the patio where humans will enjoy ice cold Leinie's while the pups play! Please help us with another "Pet Supply Drive" with all supplies going to the Chippewa Humane Association. Any guest who brings in pet supplies will receive a 30% off one regular priced item coupon for your merchandise purchase that day only!
    + $1 every beer armband will be donated to the Chippewa Humane Association.

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