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2023 Signature Event Calendar

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

April 21-22, 2023
The Eau Claire Jazz Festival celebrates the historic culture of jazz as downtown Eau Claire is transformed into a jazz nightclub scene. Over 60 bands play at 15+ venues along Barstow Street in downtown Eau Claire all night, featuring a variety of music styles, including ragtime, blues, funk, and big band.

Runners running the Eau Claire Marathon on Barstow St in downtown Eau Claire
Eau Claire Marathon Weekend

April 29-30, 2023
Known as the “Biggest Small Town Race in the USA”, The Eau Claire Marathon impresses runners year after year. Eau Claire Marathon Race Weekend will take place April 29-30, 2023 in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. The weekend includes a Boston Qualifying Marathon, a half marathon, a four-person marathon relay, a 5k, a 10k, the Cheri Uelmen’s Fantastically Fun Kids Run, Cheri’s Crazy Challenge, and new in 2022, a G-Eau Big and G-Eau Bigger Challenge.

A large sculpture of a dragon
2023 Sculpture Tour Launch

May 2023
What better way to get a taste of the local art scene than to walk along a free public art display? Sculpture Tour Eau Claire is the #1 largest sculpture tour in the nation with over 70 sculptures that you can view while strolling along these Midwest Indie streets. Sculpture Tour Eau Claire creates a space for local and international artists to showcase their hard work. Not only is it a great outlet for artists, but the tour also enhances the city culture among other things.

The entry to Leinie Lodge
Leinie's Summer Kickoff

June 17, 2023
Join us for the beginning of summer with Leinie’s Summer Kickoff! This outdoor event will be taking place on the grounds of the Leinie Lodge and Jacob Leinenkugel Brewery. The grounds will be filled with food trucks, cold beer, live music, merchandise, and more!

The stage at dusk at the Blue Ox music festival
Blue Ox Music Festival

June 22-24, 2023
Blue Ox is a music festival with spirit. There is a wide array of delicious beer, rich bluegrass music and dancing crowds with glowing and contagious smiles. Going into its eighth year, one thing we can guarantee is that the Blue Ox Festival only gets better with age. Check out the full lineup here.

Friends eating at Country Fest
Country Fest

June 22-24, 2023
Country Fest features the best Country music has to offer. Enjoy all your favorites performing in a natural amphitheater and featuring a superb sound system, jumbo screens, picture-taking line up to the stage, tasty food, souvenirs, and 8,000 spacious campsites right next to the concert area. Check out the full lineup here.

Group of friends posing for a photo at Rock Fest
Rock Fest

July 13-15, 2023
A city literally built on Rock n’ Roll in Cadott WI, Rock Fest is the true Rock experience you can’t miss. It is the top venue for people of all ages to come together for one common purpose: celebrate with other rock fans from across the world, in a place where rock music still matters. Check out the full lineup here.

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

July 20-22, 2023
One of summer's hottest tickets! Country Jam offers 3 days of great country music, camping and great fun! With headliners such as Tim McGraw, Dierks Bentley, and Lee Brice, Country Jam is certain to have performers that fit your music taste. Check out the full lineup here.

A man carving a sculpture out of wood at the US Chainsaw Sculpture Championship in Carson Park
Chainsaw Sculpture Championships

August 10-13, 2023
The Chainsaw Sculpture Championships are a contest where artists from all over the country and world compete to make the best sculpture out of wood. The event takes place at the Wisconsin Logging Museum at Carson Park. The event brings out a truly diverse group of artists from all over the world with the same goal of perfecting their chainsaw woodworking skills.

A man posing with a whiteboard sign in front of his giant pumpkin at River Prairie's 2021 Ginormous Pumpkin Festival
Ginormous Pumpkin Festival

September 23, 2023
Among all of the fabulous fall festivities Eau Claire has to offer, River Prairie Ginormous Pumpkin Festival is one you need to check off of your fall bucket list. You will be amazed by the ginormous pumpkins that pumpkin growers bring to weigh in. This event will include pumpkins bigger than you've ever seen before, food trucks, and much more!