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Inaugural Family Day in Downtown

Saturday, July 8th, 2017


Saturday, July 8th starting at 2:00pm

Join thousands of your friends for the inaugural Family Day In Downtown!

Centered in Phoenix Park, the festival will highlight family life in Downtown and the City of Eau Claire. Activities will include live music, sports, demonstrations, exhibitors, arts, an outdoor movie, and more!

All events are free and open to the public!



Exhibitors & Vendors

Family oriented organizations, exhibitors, and vendors will line Riverfront Terrace. Come for the fun and learn about our community's great resources!

See below for info about joining us as an exhibitor or vendor!


Food & Drink

A selection of local food vendors will be at the park providing delicious treats.


Family Health & Fitness Zone

sponsored by Mayo Clinic Health System

Participate in fun activities and sports on the lawn next to the Farmers Market.


Family Performance Zone

sponsored by Marshfield Clinic

Watch performances and demonstrations from some of your favorite family-friendly organizations!


Celebrate The Chippewa River

sponsored by Beaver Creek ReserveWisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Learn about nature and outdoor organizations at The Point by the rivers! Geocaching, bank fishing, and other activities for kids will be running throughout the afternoon.


Family Main Stage

Enjoy some great, family-friendly music at The Labyrinth!


Family Fun Zone

sponsored by Visit Eau Claire & the Wisconsin Arts Board

Enjoy games, activities, and inflatables on the Great Lawn.


Classic Car Show

3:00 - 8:00 pm at the Farmers Market Pavilion

Starting around 3:00 pm, see some of the Chippewa Valley's hottest cars in the Farmer's Market Pavilion!


Family Outdoor Movie

sponsored by the Businesses of the North Barstow District

Starting around 9:00pm, enjoy a FREE outdoor movie on the big screen in the park. This year we'll be showing The Secret Life of Pets!



70th Annual Doll & Pet Parade

hosted by the Clear Water Kiwanis

Kick-off your Saturday by attending the 70th Annual Doll & Pet Parade starting at 1:00 pm. Click here for all the details.



Mobile App

Visit on your smartphone to see:

  • Music, performance, and activity schedules
  • Exhibitor, vendor, and food lists and locations
  • Sponsors

Save the website to your homepage for an easy mobile app!




Biking & Walking

Easy access on the Chippewa River and Old Abe State Trails.

Shift Cyclery is offering free bike valet near the Farmers Market Pavilion! Let them know if you need any air in the tires or lube on the chain. And take a ride on the Spin Art Bike to create your own pedal powered art project! While you're there, grab a coupon for $5 off a tune-up at the Shift Annex, currently open in Artisan Forge Studios.



North Barstow Ramp (769 stalls): $0.50/hour, $8.00 max/day

South Barstow Ramp (405 stalls):  $0.50/hour, $8.00 max/day


Restrooms & Water

Located at the Farmers Market and Trailhead buildings.



Free Wi-Fi is available throughout Phoenix Park thanks to the City of Eau Claire.



Exhibitors & Vendors

Registration is now open for organizations and vendors to participate. Booths (10'x10') will be located along Riverfront Terrace and throughout Phoenix Park.

Note: Email us if you are interested in participating as a food vendor.

$50 for nonprofits & Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. Members

$100 for all others

Click here to register online today!

Questions? Email us.




Help us make this first year event a success! We have volunteer opportunities throughout the day and all volunteers will receive a t-shirt, $5 food coupon, a free drink, and a warm, warm heart! Click here to see all of the opportunities, and please share with your family and friends!



Sponsorship Opportunities

We would love your support to make the inagaural Family Day in Downtown a success! Click here to read more and contact us if you are interested.




More details coming soon!



View the Family Day mobile app

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