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Posted: January 3, 2017 Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. Announces 2017 Events

We're excited to announce the dates for our 2017 major events!

“We’re really excited to plan and host so many great events,” said Mike Schatz, Executive Director of Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. “These nine major events will bring thousands of visitors to Downtown and showcase the amazing businesses and community we all love. This would not be possible without the support of the community, so we hope businesses and individuals will join us as sponsors and volunteers.”

For more information on these events, stay tuned to our Signature Events page, sign up for our weekly email newsletter, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.


9th Annual Downtown Eau Claire Awards

Thursday, February 23rd

Downtown Eau Claire, Inc. presents The Downtownys! Save The Date for Downtown's most glamorous event celebrating our best and brightest!


Our City Spring Cleanup

Saturday, May 13th

Downtown’s largest community service project! Hundreds of volunteers spend the day cleaning up local river trails, roads, gardens and city lots. In addition, multiple projects benefit local non-profits and businesses.


Inaugural Family Day in Downtown

Saturday, July 8th

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, vendors, and an outdoor movie.


4th Annual A Grand Evening on the Bridge

Wednesday, August 23rd

A unique community experience, providing an opportunity to dine and socialize on the Grand Avenue Footbridge. Featuring food and drinks from some of Downtown’s finest establishments don’t miss the opportunity to show your support for Downtown at our signature fundraiser.


29th Annual International Fall Festival

Saturday, September 23rd

Now in its 29th year, we look forward to renewing the emphasis on Eau Claire’s international culture, language, food, and music. This year’s festival promises to be the biggest and best yet, and we hope you’ll join us for Downtown Eau Claire’s largest and oldest festival!


Jump-Start Downtown Awards

Thursday, October 12th (tentative)

Jump-Start Downtown is a business competition for entrepreneurs interested in opening a business in Downtown Eau Claire. Any type of business is eligible, from hi-tech offices to gift shops. Through the competition, we help to stimulate entrepreneurial activity and encourage the newest Downtown small businesses.


Trick-or-Treat in Downtown Eau Claire

Tuesday, October 31st

Join us for an afternoon of family-friendly trick-or-treating in Downtown Eau Claire. Businesses in the Water Street, South Barstow, North Barstow and West Grand Districts will be handing out treats.


Let It Glow!

Friday, December 1st

A huge event for Downtown that attracts hundreds to the lighting ceremony. And thousands return throughout the winter to enjoy the warm glow of Phoenix Park


16th Annual Christmastime in the City

Saturday, December 2nd

Downtown’s signature Holiday event, featuring a visit with Santa, horse-drawn wagon rides, hot cocoa and cookies, and the lighting of Downtown’s Christmas Tree. All activities are free to the community!


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