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Annual Events in Eau Claire

Looking for an authentic Eau Claire experience? Well, that all begins with partaking in the many annual events Eau Claire hosts. We celebrate the seasons, the holidays and, of course, Eau Claire's individuality. The Eau Claire area has everything from annual music festivals and performances to sporting events to food festivals and everything in between. 

For the music lover, make sure to make a trip during Party in the Prairie, Country Jam USABlue Ox Music Festival and the Eau Claire Jazz Festival. The sports enthusiast won't want to miss Eau Claire Ski Club Silvermine Invitational, the Wisconsin Sports Show and the US Kubb National Championship. Come celebrate all things focused on Eau Claire culture at events such as Taste of the Valley, Festival in the Pines, The Banbury Art Crawl, International Fall Festival and Wintertime in the City.

Explore the list below to find the best annual events Eau Claire has to offer. 

A ski jumper flying through the air at Silver Mine Ski Invitational

January

Silver Mine Ski Invitational | Learn More

Barabara Shafer with child in studio at Banbury Art Crawl

February 

Banbury Art Crawl
JIG's UP Ice Fishing Tournament

People browsing at vendors at the Wisconsin Sport Show

March

Wisconsin Sports Show

Eau Claire Jazz Festival's Jazz Crawl in downtown Eau Claire

April

Viennese Ball
Eau Claire Jazz Festival
Eau Claire Marathon | Learn More

Two senior women exploring the Eau Claire Sculpture Tour

May

Sculpture Tour Reveal
River Prairie Festival 
Eau Claire Downtown Farmers Market Opens | Learn More

The stage at dusk at the Blue Ox music festival

June

Taste of the Valley
Cinder City Days
Lake Martha Days
Leinie's Summer Kickoff
Blue Ox Music Festival | Learn More
Country Fest | Learn More
Kickoff to Sounds Like Summer Concert Series | Learn More
FATFAR

A group of 3 posing with their Country Jam bottles at Country Jam

July

Northern Wisconsin State Fair
Rock Fest | Learn More
Kubb National Championships
Country Jam | Learn More
OneFest | Learn More

A man torching a wooden sculpture

August

Chainsaw Sculpture Championships
Extreme Thunder USA
Festival in the Pines
Big Rig Truck Show

People looking at the giant pumpkins at River Prairie's Ginormous Pumpkin Festival

September

International Fall Festival
Party In The Prairie
Leinie's Oktoberfest
Ginormous Pumpkin Festival | Learn More

Downtown Trick or Treat Family

October

Downtown Halloween
UWEC Homecoming

 

People shopping at the Local Store in downtown Eau Claire

November

Gatsby Gala
Small Business Saturday

A family posing for a photo in front of a holiday tree at Haymarket Plaza during Wintertime in the City

December

Wintertime in the City