4th of July Fun Fair

Posted: April 22, 2017

The Chippewa Valley Museum will mark 25 years hosting the Fourth of July Fun Fair in Eau Claire's Carson Park from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 4. This annual event attracts over 2,000 people each year, now a tradition for hundreds of families.

Activities are held throughout the museum and its expansive grounds including the 1880s schoolhouse and 1860s log house, and at the neighboring Paul Bunyan Logging Camp Museum. Admission is free to both museums, and food and refreshments will be available for purchase at the Festival Foods Grill, including treats from the museums' vintage 1950s ice cream parlor.

Live music will include the Eau Claire Municipal Band, and diverse performances will entertain on the hour at the center stage with Torch Sisters, The Woz, and Kevin the Balloon Guy. A flag raising, carnival games, trivia, crafts, pioneer life demonstrations, a spelling bee, cake and pie walks, and much more will round out a family-friendly event for all ages. Participation in some activities and games will require the purchase of tickets for one dollar each, acting as a fundraiser for the museum's programs and preservation activities throughout the year.

In light of the 25-year anniversary of the Fourth of July Fun Fair, the museum is conducting a Quarter Drive where supporters of the museum are invited to save their coins and donate them to the museum on or before July 4th. The goal is to raise $2,500 in coins by the day of the event, to help fund renovations to the welcome area of the museum.

The event is sponsored by Festival Foods, Charter Bank, Banbury Place, and more.

For more information contact Liz Reuter at 715-834-7871 or l.reuter@cvmuseum.com.

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