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Eau Claire Summer Group Itinerary

There is no match for a summer in Eau Claire. The green and leafy trees reflect off of the Chippewa River while tubers cool down in the water and float with the current. The downtown streets are buzzing with art and local shop owners welcome customers into their stores. It's only right that your group wants to experience Eau Claire in the peak of sweet summer time! This itinerary will allow for your group to experience the best parts of Eau Claire while soaking in the sunshine too. If our itinerary isn't the right fit for your group, let us know! Our Group Sales Manager, Dana Crosson, will help you build and customize an itinerary that works best for your crew. Contact Dana at dana@visiteauclaire.com or at 715-829-2685 to plan your group's summer experience in Eau Claire!  

While many of these places are open and operating in the midst of COVID-19, they operate with safety in mind and follow best practices to prevent the spread of COVID-19. While enjoying Eau Claire, we recommend to wear a mask, wash hands, and practice social distancing.

Artisan Forge: Get ready for a studio crawl through Artisan Forge. Just know that this is not your typical art gallery. You'll find all forms of art from paintings, sculptures, and even barks of chocolate and guitars. The group can even refuel at Skill Shot Coffee with a mug of coffee before they head to their next stop. Art and coffee? Sold!

Sounds Like Summer Concert Series: Every Thursday throughout the months of June, July and August, thousands gather at Phoenix Park to listen to local bands perform while the sun slowly makes its way down the horizon. Find a nice grassy spot with the group and enjoy the sounds of Eau Claire at the Sounds Like Summer Concert Series put on by Volume One!

Eau Claire Trails: For the active groups that love to stay moving on their feet, Eau Claire has many trails to explore through some of the most scenic areas in the Chippewa Valley. Spend a sunny day hiking or biking through the 70+ miles of trails that weave through hills and around rivers and discover the natural beauty of Eau Claire!

Eau Claire Signature Experiences: To give the group the best Eau Claire experience, try some of our signature experiences! You can watch beer being brewed right before your eyes at a few of our breweries or even create your own souvenir to take home at a Maker Workshop. There is a whole list to choose from so you and the group can experience Eau Claire your way. 

The Orton Room at the Corral Bar & Riverside Grill: While the Corral Bar was expanding their space and creating an events room, they discovered what used to be a billboard for the Great Anglo-American Circus and Menagerie from 1885. The billboard is 9 feet high and 5 feet long and is a true sight to see while grabbing a bite at the Corral Bar! Miles Orton, the owner and manager of the circus, is who the events room has been named after as well.

Downtown Farmer's Market: There's nothing like an afternoon stroll through Eau Claire's Downtown Farmer's Market. You can get a taste of Eau Claire's most fresh and local produce here while taking part in the joyful atmosphere that the Farmer's Market creates at Phoenix Park.

Sculpture Tour: Did you know that Eau Claire is home to the second largest sculpture tour in the country?! As the group makes its way down the streets of Eau Claire, they'll find over 50 sculptures made by local and international artists that add character and culture to the streets of Eau Claire. Try finding them all and vote for which one is your favorite so it continues to stay on display next year when the other sculptures are switched out.

Eau Claire Express: How about taking the group out for a ball game? The Eau Claire Express plays at Carson Park during the long summer days and makes for the perfect thing to do when you're craving some peanuts and crackerjacks! If the group has some big baseball fans, consider getting the MVP Experience that will get you an inside look at the press box and lunch with some of the players!

a collage of photos of things to do in Eau Claire in the summer for groups