10 Ways to Celebrate Galentine's Day in Eau Claire 

Step aside, Cupid… Your day hasn’t come just yet. February 13th is a day for "ladies celebrating ladies" as quoted by Leslie Knope (Amy Pohler) in a 2010 episode of Parks and Recreation. Eau Claire has a myriad of ways to celebrate with your cherished gal pals. Here are 10 ways to celebrate Galentine's Day in Eau Claire!

Sweet and savory dishes along with coffee and cocktails at Nucleus in Eau Claire, WI

Photo: The Nucleus

1. Catch Up Over Brunch & Mimosas!

Did someone say... mimosas?!?!  It's just what you'll need to get a kick-start to your fun day with your best friends. But, you also can't take on the day with an empty stomach. That's where The Nucleus comes in! They do everything right from pancakes to omelets to french toast to lemon ricotta cakes... do we need to keep going? This is the perfect place where you can meet your friends and fill your stomachs together and walk away feeling good. If you want more ideas for where to go for a ridiculously good brunch in Eau Claire, check out this list of Delicious Sunday Brunches You Should Try While in the Chippewa Valley.

Interior of Hello Adorn's flagship store in downtown Eau Claire

Photo: Hello Adorn Flagship

2. Get Endless Bracelets at Hello Adorn

Nothing screams "friendship" like friendship bracelets. Hello Adorn in downtown Eau Claire specializes in handmade gold and silver jewelry. Their shop sells their unique accessories along with other goods like candles, stationery, clothing, and much more. On Saturdays and Sundays, Hello Adorn offers its "Endless Bracelets". You pick the chain you want and they'll attach it to your wrist so you can wear it forever (or until you want to take it off). 

The interior of River Bend Winery & Distillery in the Town of Wheaton

Photo: River Bend Winery & Distillery

3. Wine A Little, Laugh A Lot!

Some of the best memories somehow always involve a glass of wine. Kick back and let loose at Infinity Beverages Winery and Distillery or River Bend in the Town of Wheaton. You can enjoy a wide variety of their hand-crafted wines while you talk and laugh about your favorite memories together. Both wineries are a distillery too so they also have many delicious cocktails! Cheers to being great pals!

Two girls cheers their beers at Northwoods Brew Pub in Osseo, WI

Photo: Northwoods Brew Pub

4. Get a Beer for your BFF

Keep those glasses in the air at any of our local breweries! Each Eau Claire brewery offers different kinds of brews but all of them are guaranteed to be wildly delicious. Sign up for our FREE Eau Claire Brew Pass to get your very own beer passport and check in at participating spots to earn sweet prizes! Learn more about the Brew Pass here.

A golden retriever going for a walk in front of the Sanctuary mural in downtown Eau Claire

5. Treat Your Puppy Pals

Okay, we can't forget about our furry friends! Don't get us wrong, they deserve our love every day, but today you should make them feel extra special and loved. Take them on a car ride over to Otter Creek Off Leash Dog Park and let them do what they love most - run and play with the other puppers! After they tire out, top off their day with a special treat from Pet Food Plus. This pet store is bound to have something to make your dog's heart smile. Find a full Eau Claire dog-friendly itinerary here.

two girls walking through the Down to Earth Garden Center looking at plants and drinking coffee from Five and Two Cafe

Photo: Down to Earth Garden Center

6. Shop for Plants Together

Become plant parents! Down to Earth Garden Center has a wide variety of different plants available at their greenhouse along with other fun trinkets for your home. The greenhouse is also attached to a cafe (Five & Two Cafe) and a cute little shop (Mustard Seed Boutique). Get your coffee, shopping and plant fix all in one place!

Charcuterie board featuring meat, cheese and crackers at 3rd & Vine in downtown Eau Claire

Photo: Beaver Creek Reserve

7. Indulge in Charcuterie at 3rd & Vine

Celebrate this special day with a charcuterie board! Skip out on making your own and hit up 3rd & Vine in downtown Eau Claire for a board topped with carefully sourced ingredients like cheese, meat, vegetables and more. 3rd & Vine also has various beers on tap along with a fridge with a large selection of brews, seltzers, wines, and non-alcoholic drinks that you can purchase to take home.

A large group cross country skiing at Beaver Creek Reserve

Photo: Beaver Creek Reserve

8. Hit the Trails at Beaver Creek Reserve

Did you know that Beaver Creek Reserve offers cross country ski and snowshoe rentals? They also have their very own trail system. Rent some gear and hit the trails to soak in the Chippewa Valley's winter splendor!

A scoop of ice cream in a waffle cone served at Olson's Ice Cream in downtown Eau Claire

Photo: Olson's Ice Cream

9. Savor a Scoop of Ice Cream

Satisfy your sweet tooth by treating yourself and your pals to a scoop of ice cream! Find what you're craving at Olson's or Ramone's! Both of these ice cream shops are located in downtown Eau Claire and offer a large variety of flavors. Find more places to get ice cream in Eau Claire here!

Women browsing and shopping at Tangled Up In Hue

Photo: Tangled Up In Hue

10. Get Some Retail Therapy

If your crew is into shopping, then it's time for a day out on the streets exploring Eau Claire's local businesses! Whether it's clothes, art, little trinkets and housewares, Eau Claire has a long list of places you can go. Start in downtown Eau Claire and hit up places like Seven Suns Vintage, Tangled Up in Hue, Revival Records, and many others that are unique to our city. 

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