Eau Claire summers are arguably the best.

This summer will be my third spent in Eau Claire, and I wouldn't want to spend it anywhere else. I'm genuinely never bored, and you don't have to be either.

Here's a list of a few Eau Claire area must-dos before the summer is over and the school year begins again. 


River Prairie Music

1. Groove to local music at Volume One's 'Sounds Like Summer' Concert Series 

2. Have your voice heard at The Venue with their Summer Open Mic Series

3. Jam out to live music with the 'Rock'n on the River' Summer Concert Series

4. Head to Owen Park for the Eau Claire Municipal Band Summer Concert Series

Outdoor Exercise

5. Take a unique approach to a much-loved classic with Goat Yoga 

6. Unwind by partaking in some FREE outdoor yoga with High Five Yoga and Yoga in the Park

7. Mix it up weekly with River Prairie Workouts


Forage Experience

8. Shop local produce at the Eau Claire Downtown Farmer's Market 

9. Chow down on some causal vibes and yummy burgers at Together Farms Burger Night

10. Taste the famed cuisine of Locavore Mobile Kitchen at Shift Summer Sundays: Brunch and Lunch

11. Learn through taste with the Downtown Eau Claire food and history tour

12. Take a cooking class at Forage

Beer and Other Drinks

Leinenkugels Experience

13. See how renowned Leine's beer is brewed and give it a taste with a Leinenkugel's brewery tour
Other summer events at Leine's:

  • Paws & Pints on the Patio July 11 4-6pm
  • Sidewalk Sale August 6-August 10
  • Oktoberfest Release Party August 11

14. For a more intimate experience, head to Lazy Monk Brewing for a brewery tour 
Other summer events at Lazy Monk: 

  • Cultural Cuisine Nights
  • Featured Food Trucks
  • Hickory Kist BBQ Food Truck July 6 4-8pm
  • Davis Dogs Food Truck July 20 4-8pm
  • Netty Q's Italian Food Truck July 13 4-8pm
  • Summer Trivia Night July 10 6:30 pm
  • Ice Cream Social July 15 4-8pm

15. Experience all that Infinity Beverages Winery and Distillery has to offer with their variety of events:

  • Go on a tour
  • Tastings at the Tasting Lounge
  • Live Music every Friday at the Tasting Lounge


Shopping at Tangled Up in Hue in downtown Eau Claire

16. Browse local art at Tangled up in Hue's Artists Market 

Misc. Must-Dos 

Kayaking on the Chippewa River in Eau Claire

17. Take a leisurely float down the Chippewa River 

18. Enjoy sun, sand, and water at Half Moon Beach 

19. Play a game of disc golf, follow trails, and feel like you're On Top of the World at Mt. Simon

20. Have a blast at an Eau Claire Express baseball game