EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) — The first weekend of fall is kicking off with a lot of great events around our area. Here are just a few you may want to check out.
Friday starts the 10 day Restaurant Week in the Chippewa Valley. Enjoy dozens of special menus and offers at local restaurants. Grab a passport at participating locations, visit 10 and be entered to win a trip to Mexico. Menus of participating restaurants and details on what you can win can be found here.
Saturday morning join in the walk to support the American Heart Association. The Eau Claire Area Heart and Stroke walk will begin at 9 a.m. at the Pine Pavilion in Carson Park. Registration is still open.
The two weekend Oktoberfest event at Lazy Monk Brewing LLC in Eau Claire is kicking off Saturday night at 5:00 with a tapping of the golden keg.
Also Saturday night — wizards and muggles alike are invited to a magical, grown up celebration of all things Harry Potter at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. “Hogwarts After Dark” will take place from 7-10:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Popular activities returning this year include magical creatures from the Eau Claire County Humane Association, goods from local artisans in Diagon Alley, a Horcux scavenger hunt, plus crafts and trivia.
The event many have been waiting for — the grand opening of the Pablo Center at the Confluence. Saturday, the public is invited to explore the arts center, see free performances and visit the galleries. It’s free and open to the public at noon. For the full schedule of entertainment for the day click here.
And on Sunday, the Eau Claire Parks and Recreation department is encouraging people to come and “Rec the park.” At McDonough Park, visitors can experience many opportunities including trail walks, obstacle courses yard games and more. All ages are welcome, it is free to attend.