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The Visit Eau Claire Fun Patrol
is our mobile visitor center. We go everywhere...bringing lights, music, contests and excitement to your next event. Our Fun Finders are always revved up and ready to roll!

Featured Business/Event
The Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra
Saturday, May 3, 2014
The final concert of The Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra for the 2013-2014 season will be held at The State Theatre in downtown Eau Claire on May 3. The music of the incomparable Stan Kenton will be featured. 

The Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra is dedicated to bringing the finest big band jazz to the Chippewa Valley region as both entertaining and educational experiences. The Orchestra features many of the finest musicians throughout the region to perform jazz in a concert setting. Visit Eau Claire will have the Fun Patrol photo booth there to capture the moment! 

Featured Business/Event
1st Annual UCP Cupcake Challenge
Friday, May 9 - Saturday, May 10, 2014
The 1st Annual United Cerebral Palsy Cupcake Challenge is a fun competition where local bakers will bring their creme da la creme cupcake creations to compete for prizes and bragging rights.  This event will be held in Carson Park "under the big white tent!"

This new event takes place during "UCP's Walk Weekend" where walkers have the choice this year to walk either Friday, May 9 or Saturday, May 10.  This year will be the 31st anniversary of the annual Saturday "UCP Walk in the Park."

Giving never tasted so sweet!  The Cupcake Challenge is seeking Mother's Day themed gift baskets (with a minimum of $50), or individual items that they can combined with other donations to create baskets.  Themed baskets will be viewed and bid on as part of a silent auction to be held during the Cupcake Challenge!

Featured Business/Event
Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild Fairytale Ball
Friday, May 9 2014
The Chippewa Valley Theatre Guild will host its 5th Annual Fairytale Ball on Friday, May 9th from 6:00-8:30pm at The Florian Gardens, Eau Claire. Kids will have a magical evening with Disney characters, entertainment, food, activities, games, dancing, fun contests, and carriage rides. Guests can also have a picture taken at the Sharp Photo booth and bid in the silent auction!

The Florian Gardens will be transformed into a fairytale land for young children and their friends, parents and grandparents! Dress up as your favorite fairytale character and come celebrate at the Fairytale Ball…The Happiest Ball on Earth!

Admission is $10/person (activity and food tickets sold separately).

Meet the Fun Patrol Team!

After spending time with Neely one thing you'll probably remember is that you were mostly laughing. Neely loves Eau Claire, especially in the summertime at Phoenix park where you can find her at events like "Volume One's Summer Concert Series", or just buying some local produce from area venders at the Farmer's Market. Social and comical, Neely loves being with friends, eating at local dives and laughing her tail off. If Neely had a million dollars she would travel the world, buy a new car and of course, pay off student loans. Check the events calendar and have a hilarious time with Neely at our next event!

Michael is an Elk Mound native and knows a lot about the area. His favorite foods include the entire genre of "Homemade", because nothing tastes as good as "care'" in every bite! In his spare time, you can often find Michael in the chemistry lab at school experimenting away and solving research problems; he often comes to the office fresh outta the lab and tells us what he's been cooking up, synthetic polymers, everyone's favorite! What Michael loves most about Eau Claire are the people. He thinks that the people here have a unique "can-do" spirit and try to genuinely be themselves. Telling people about all of the wild and wacky things going on in Eau Claire is what Michael is all about! Come chit chat Michael at our next event found on the events calendar.

Fun, Friendly and Ambitious Heather is always a joy to be around. Heather enjoys the laid back life of Eau Claire whether at Racy's, sippin' a cup of hot chocolate or just hanging out with her roommates at home. What Heather loves most about Eau Claire is the beauty in every season, especially winter, the perfect season for staying home and eating Mac'n Cheese with hotdogs, which happens to be her favorite food. Heather is a very personable and down-to-earth girl who is excited to meet new people and share why Eau Claire is so great! Come have fun with Heather at our next event on the events calendar!

Jessica's favorite thing about Eau Claire is definitely the farmer's market in the summer time. Who doesn't love local, fresh food, good music, happy people, and beautiful scenery? Jessica is driven, supportive and outgoing. She's the kind of person that you'll hear laugh before you see her, letting you know you're in the same building. She has a pretty broad pallet and really likes to try new and diverse things, which is why her absolute favorite food is Pad Thai. In her spare time, Jessica enjoys cooking for her roommates and friends. Check out the events calendar to meet Jessica!

Scott, our Fun Patrol lead, is an Eau Claire native. Scott knows the ropes when it comes to events and attractions in the area. One of Scott's favorite places in Eau Claire is Phoenix Park. Something about the culture, people and the constant change of the Phoenix Park area makes Eau Claire worth the adventure. During the summertime you'll probably find Scott with some friends floating down the river or out golfing a few holes at Wild Ridge or Mill Run golf course. Scott is outgoing, exciting and quirky, and always loves to meet new people and share with them the new and exciting things going on in Eau Claire. Come and hang out with Scott at our next event found on the events calendar!

Aubry, a native to Minnesota, is one of our newest members to the Fun Patrol team! On a cool spring day, you probably find Aubry in Phoenix Park enjoying the people and the flowers. In the warms months, Aubry loves to take advantage of the many recreational activities that mark Eau Claire, such as biking or walking on the signature bike trails. And what pairs best with a walk other than Aubry's favorite food, Trail Mix! During the school year you'll most likely find Aubry hitting the books in the library just being her studious self. Aubry is fun, interesting and is excited to meet new people in the community. Come and meet Aubry at our next event found on the events calendar!

Born and raised on cheese curds and hot dish in the upper mid-west, Cory loves the rich culture and diverse food that characterizes Eau Claire. On a normal day you can usually find Cory hanging out at home studying, or painting the town red trying new foods at any of the diverse restaurants scattered about Eau Claire. Some of Cory's favorites are Shanghai Bistro, Splash Wine Bistro and Water Street Deli. What Cory likes most about Eau Claire is its focus on unifying the community through events like "Concert in the Park" or "Chalk fest". Cory is enthusiastic, outgoing and excited to meet you! Come and have fun with Cory at our next event found on the events calendar!

The music never ends when Katherine is around. Katherine spent much of her early life in the Eau Claire Children's Theater as is evident in the classy jazz squares and show tunes that she often graces us with at many of our events! Not only does Katherine work with the Fun Finder team promoting the area, she also helps man the fort back at our office taking phone calls. What Katherine loves most about Eau Claire is the constant change the city makes trying to improve the quality of life for all who live here. Katherine enjoys the area parks, Eau Claire theater events and local food joints that make Eau Claire famous like the Firehouse, Northwood's Brew Pub and the Court N' House – really any excuse to have a drink and laugh with friends is a good time in her book. Check the events calendar and meet Katherine!

The wide varieties of out-door activities that the Eau Claire area has to offer is what Natalie likes most about our city. In her spare time, you can usually find Natalie exploring the local restaurants, dives and shops on Water Street or doing something fun and active like cliff jumping at Mount Simon or swimming at Big Falls in the summer time. If Natalie could learn to do anything it would be learning a new language or playing the guitar. Energetic, Unique and Approachable – Natalie believes that Eau Claire has something to offer everyone. Whether a college student from the cities or an Eau Claire native veteran, Natalie believes that everyone will enjoy the astonishing city of Eau Claire. Come meet her at the next event located on our events calendar!

How to Get Involved

Interested in becoming a Fun Finder for Visit Eau Claire or volunteering at the Menomonie Welcome Center? Click here to watch the Visit Eau Claire Fun Patrol video to learn more!

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