We asked the locals and they answered:
Here in Eau Claire, we value the importance of theatre, music and art. We work hard to foster the relationship between these three and appreciate all artists, whether they are locals or visitors. This passion for the arts is showcased through our many annual and ongoing festivals. Below are the ones Eau Claire locals say are their favorites!


Chalkfest in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

One day each summer, a normal sidewalk passing through the UW-Eau Claire campus becomes a hub for creativity in the form of chalk art.

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series
Favorite Local Festival  - Sounds Like Summer Concert Series - Photo by: Kelsey Smith
Music, food, friends, riverside views, beautiful weather (usually). If you want to experience these things like an Eau Claire local, stop by Phoenix Park on a summer Thursday night.

Eaux Claires Music Festival
Favorite Local Festivals - Eaux Claires Festival - Photo by: Ty Randerson
In summer of 2015, Eaux Claires Music Festival changed the face of Eau Claire. Experience the magic for yourself in summers to come! We’ll see you there.  

Country Jam
Favorite Local Festival - Country Jam USA - Photo by: Ty Randerson
Since 1990, Country Jam has been inspiring the Eau Claire area to just have fun and enjoy the country tunes!

Tuesday Night Blues
Favorite Local Festival - Tuesday Night Blues - Photo by: Mack John
Another riverside concert series awaits you. Check out Owen Park on summer Tuesday nights for some toe-tappin’ tunes.

Eau Claire Improv Fest
Favorite Local Festival - Eau Claire Improv Fest - Photo by: Kelsey Smith
Warm up from the cold December winter with a few beers and a lot of laughter!

Eau Claire Jazz Festival
Favorite Local Festivals - Jazz Fest - Photo by: Mack John
Get ready to dance all across town at this springtime weekend festival!

Blue Ox Music Festival
Blue Ox Bluegrass Music Festival in Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Bluegrass lovers come from all over the country to sway and dance at this outdoor, summertime festival.

WIN a one night stay in an Eau Claire hotel as well as a few local gift cards by signing up here! This drawing will start on March 25th and finish on April 7th. There will only be one winner!
But no need to worry, there are plenty of other opportunities to win! Check out the other “favorites” from the Eau Claire locals here.