Events

​Take part in hundreds of events each year in Chippewa Falls & surrounding areas.

The Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District art show at Heyde Center for the Arts

Exhibit opens Monday May 4 and runs until Friday, May 15th,  Monday - Thursday 10 am to 5 pm; Friday 10 am to 4 pm.  Artist Reception: Thursday, May 7 from 4:30   6:30 p.m. The Heyde Center for the Arts is committed to collaboration with area schools to promote arts education. During the month of May, art from the Chippewa Falls elementary schools, middle school and high school will abound at the Center when it hosts the 2015 Student Art Show. An exciting exhibit that enables the children to receive recognition for their talents and allow the entire community to enjoy. No cost to the public.
 

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Excellence In Education

The Banquet recognizes those high school seniors ranked academically in the top 5% of their graduating class from Chippewa Falls Senior High School and McDonell Catholic Central High School, along with the student’s most influential educator. The Chamber continues to work closely with the Chippewa Falls Area School District, the McDonell Area Catholic Schools, its’ member businesses and an active Excellence in Education Committee.

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The Past Passed Here

A special event featuring hands-on activities highlighting the historic sights and sounds of early Chippewa Falls.  Visitors to the historical encampment will experience camp skill competitions, 1800’s style food, traders row and live entertainment.  Located at Allen Park in Chippewa Falls. For information call 715-723-0619.

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Boy Scouts 2015 Leadership Dinner

At Florian Gardens,5:30 pm - Cocktails 6:00 pm - Dinner & Auction.

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Spring Hanging Basket Workshop at Down to Earth Garden Center

5pm Build your own; only pay for what you take home. Down to Earth, 6025 Arndt Lane, Eau Claire.

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Folk Music Tribute

7:30pm at The Heyde Center for the Arts. 

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The Annual Stamp Out Hunger

food drive, run by the National Association of Letter Carriers, asks individuals to leave nonperishable food donations at their mail boxes. These are collected and delivered to local food pantries at a critical time when needs increase because free school lunch programs are not available during the summer.• United Way is recruiting volunteers to drive out to postal routes and collect food at residences in both Eau Claire and Chippewa Falls. Volunteers can contact James Peters at 715-834-5043 for more info.

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20 Minutes or Less

7pm   11pm at Heyde Center for the Arts. Ater an international call to filmmakers, the screening judges selected 14 of the best films to be showcased in this unique event. The 14 selected were judged on the plot, the audio and visual qualities, and the strength of the film editing. Come see the films and talk with some of the filmmakers too. Admission: $5 adult, $4 seniors, $3 youth

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Mysteries of Bird Migration

Chippewa County Land Conservancy invites you to a Bird hike with Steve Betchkal and tour of Joas Preserve at 5pm. Meet at 5pm for shuttle at the trailhead parking at 300 Old Eau Claire Road. There will be a presentation at 7pm at the Trinity Methodist Church located at 201 W. Central Street, downtown Chippewa Falls. For more information call 715-967-2164 or email cclc@chippewaconservancy.com

Meet to Eat for the Free Clinic

Go out to eat and support a good cause. Features participating local restaurant who will donate 25 percent of their sales on that day to the clinic.  Restaurants participating so far are Camille’s Sidewalk Café, Duncan Creek, High Shores Supper Club, Chippewa Family Restaurant, Latigo and Lace, Lucy’s Delicatessen, The Lodge Saloon and Restaurant, Old Abe’s Supper Club, Horizon’s, and Harm’s Way.This event is made possible by the following sponsors: Brown Builders, Cray Inc, Gordy’s Market , Great Northern Company,ITW Deltar Fasteners, Mason Companies, Nordson EDI, Northwestern Bank, HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, RCU, Spectrum Industries,  Superior Silica Sands and TTM Technologies. 

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SUE ORFIELD SHOW: Michael Perry and the Long Beds

7:30pm   9:30pm at Heyde Center For the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls. Bandleader and Sax player Sue Orfield hosts some of the best musicians in the upper midwest on The Sue Orfield Show on CVCTV. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door. 
 

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Charity Ball

44th Annual Partners of St. Joseph's Hospital Charity Ball.  Each year the Partners host the dinner to give thanks to current donors and it also is used as a fundraiser for St. Joseph’s Hospital. Ongoing projects at St. Joseph’s Hospital.Hors d' oeuvres, dinner, big band music, games, auctions more Contact volunteer services at 715-717-7439.

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Great Steps 4NF hosted by Alex and Cora of Waxx 104.5

10 am walk at 11am at Irvine park (Main pavilion) Chippewa Falls. This walk is to benefit and bring awareness to Neurofibromatosis (NF), Nf  is a genetic disorder that effects 1 in every 2,500-3,000 people and is not gender, race or age specific. Cost is $20. in advance or $25 at the walk, registration fee is waived if $100 in donations is raised.  The money raised helps those effected by NF and helps the financial cost of the research.For more information call  630-945-3562.

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Chi Hi Car Show & Swap Meet

At Chippewa Falls High School, 735 Terrill Street, parking lot, 11am-3pm, Fundraiser for Auto Program. Registration starts at 10am, any and all vehicles welcome ($5 per vehicle), Free admission for spectators, Swap spaces available ($5). Vehicle Wrap Demo all day. Dash plaque for first 25 entries, raffle ticket prizes, on site concession stand, charcoal chicken dinner. For more information call Mr. Tainter at 715-726-2406 ext 1313 

Springtime in Paris!

at Horizon's Lounge and Banquet Center at 6:30pm. Take a culinary journey to France. Enjoy five courses of classic French cuisine based on the traditional foods and flavors of a Parisian Spring. To make reservations contact Horizon's at 715-724-1444. Cost is $45 per person. $5 will be donated to the Heyde Center for the Arts. 

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Parkview and Southview Color-A-Thon

Registration begins at 8am 3K or 5K Run/walk begins at 9:00am. at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds. Parkview and Southview Elementary Schools in Chippewa Falls are sponsoring our firs annual Community Color-A-Thon event. The cost to register for this walk/run is only $30 and includes a Free T-Shirt. After the event, there will be a Color Blast After Party with music and Big Blasts of Color. Go to the linked website, click on Parkview/Southview Elementary found under Wisconsin school/group. Proceeds will go to the schools and be used to fund extra activities, projects and field trips not covered by school budgets. 

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Strangely in Love

Local Movie Premiere benefiting the P.E.O. Sisterhood scholarship for women. Meet Hollywood move star Michelle Lang for an autograph session and dipped strawberry reception. Reception noon to 5pm. Movie showing at 1 and 3pm at Micon Cinemas in Chippewa Falls. $15 admission. 

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Business After Hours at High Bridge Coffee House & Cafe

5-6:30pm co-sponsor Wissota Health and Regional Vent Center and Rutledge Home Assisted Living & Memory Care. Business After Hours are regularly scheduled Chamber networking events open to all Chamber members business people and their employees. Cost is $5/member or $35 for an annual pass.

Transition into Perception [ChiHi AP Student Exhibit]

4:30   6:30 p.m.,  Artist Reception - Thursday, May 21st from 4:30   6:30 p.m.at the Heyde Center For the Arts, 3 South High Street, Chippewa Falls. Exhibit opens Wednesday, May 20 and runs until Friday, May 29th.Transition into Perception features the artwork of the students of the Chippewa Falls High School AP Studio Art Class. No cost to the public. Donations to the Heyde Center appreciated.

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Ringelspiel Days

The celebration includes a carnival, parade, bands, co-ed softball tournament, car show, food and much more.  Located at Lotz Park in Boyd.  For more information call 715-667-3420.

Oz Run

The Oz Run is at the Northern Wisconsin State fairgrounds, Chippewa Falls. Race Times are 8:00am for the 1/2 Marathon and 8:30 am for the 5K. The Oz Run will help raise money to benefit the new Welcome Center at Irvine Park, as well as the Veterans Assistance Foundation and the Wisconsin Veterans Home in Chippewa Falls. The Oz Run is a 13.1 half marathon and a 5K run/walk.Dressing up is COMPLETELY encouraged, but not required but there will be prizes for the best individual costumes, as well as prizes for the best group costumes. 715-379-6640.

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Freak 5

in Chippewa Falls, at 2302 Nelson Road. 

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Chippewa Valley Century Ride

Starts at 7am ends at 5pm. 30, 50, 75 or 100 mile bike ride through Irvine Park in Chippewa Falls.  For questions or more information, questions@chippewavalleyride.us

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Who Let The Dogs Out?

4 to 7pm at Allen Park on Bridge Street downtown Chippewa Falls. Join Chippewa Falls Main Street, Happy Tails Dog Park, and Voyaging Vet & Tech Services for a Fido-friendly event! Head downtown for doggy art and activities, a microchipping clinic, vendors with dog supplies and treats, information from trainers and boarders, and more! All dogs must be leashed and licensed.Look for downtown businesses with a "Tail Waggers Welcome Here" sign for a special treat for your pup!

 

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Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation 20th Annual Meeting and Business of the Year Awards

6:30-9am at the Chippewa Falls National Guard Armory located at 2811 E. Park Ave, Chippewa Falls.Contact: CCEDC office 715-723-7150 or info@chippewa-wi.com

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CCEDC's 3rd Annual Chippewa Charity Classic

10:00 a.m.at Whispering Pines Golf Course,County Road X, Cadott.  4 person, 18-Hole scramble outing with prizes, golf carts, skills contests and lunch. All proceeds go to The Community Foundation of Chippewa County, G. McDowell Economic Development Seedling Fund. CCEDC office 715-723-7150 or info@chippewa-wi.com.

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