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Chippewa Falls celebrates its clean, bountiful water and the community in general with the 42nd Annual Pure Water Days Parade and Riverfest celebration Saturday, August 11th!
With Pure Water Days, enjoy the big parade early Saturday afternoon with over 70 parade entries and a vintage car parade. Then, head down the street to Allen Park for RiverFest, which begins at 2pm.
Bring the kids and take advantage of the giant inflatables, games for both kids and adults, tons of prizes, a balloon artist, live music by Irie Sol, a Veterans tribute, food trucks, a beer tent, arts and crafts vendors, and fireworks. Throughout the day, city-wide events also include YMCA races and other sporting events, plus much more. It’s always an awesome family-friendly time!
During Pure Water Days, you can also enjoy the classic Cruise-In Car Show. This is the fourth of four car shows held downtown every summer. Vintage cars, trucks, and motorcycles with great music!
2018 theme for the Parade is “Under the Sea.” So expect a lot of sea-worthy floats and formations. The Chippewa River and Duncan Creek flow through town and provide pure water and plenty of scenic beauty.
While in Chippewa Falls, be sure to explore the famous Leinenkugel Brewery and take a tour; enjoy the amenities of nearby Irvine Park and Zoo, Brewster Brothers Brewing & the Chippewa River Distillery on the west edge of downtown along Business 29 & 53, the lovely Riverbend Vineyard & Winery west of town along Business 29, the historic Cook-Rutledge Mansion, the downtown shopping, nearby Lake Wissota State Park, and much more. And be sure to mark your calendar for the upcoming Oktoberfest celebration at the Northern Wisconsin State Fairgrounds! It’s definitely one of the best in the Midwest.
Chippewa Falls is easy to get to! Today’s U.S. 53 freeway, Highway 29 freeway, Highway 124, and Highway 178 all bring you to Chippewa Falls, too. It’s only about 15 minutes north of Eau Claire off I-94, too.
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