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Chippewa Falls throws a bash to celebrate 150th birthday

Chippewa Falls (WQOW) – Chippewa Falls is celebrating a big milestone this weekend. The city is turning 150 years old and it’s throwing a party!

The sesquicentennial celebration kicks off Thursday night at the Heyde Center with a folk music performance highlighting some of the city’s history.

Friday night there will be a free family-friendly concert at the riverfront followed by fireworks in the park. On Saturday, it’s the Pure Water Days parade in the afternoon followed by a Chris Kroeze concert at night.

Chippewa Falls Tourism Director Jackie Boos said the event is a great way to show off the city.

“Everything is reasonable. We really wanted to create something that would be very inclusive to everybody and also entice some neighbors from the south or from around our area to come and experience what we’ve been planning for eight months,” Boos said.

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Make sure you look out for News 18 along the parade route on Saturday!

After the parade, head down the street to RiverFest for giant inflatables, kids games, prizes, live music, a beer tent, food trucks, arts and crafts vendors, and more surprises to come. Enjoy YMCA races, sporting events, and many other city-wide events throughout the day. It’s always a fun family-friendly time!

Mary Pautsch

Mary came to News 18 in July 2019 from Sioux City, Iowa where she graduated from Morningside College with a BA in Spanish after attending Iowa State University for 3 years.

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