The year is flying by so quickly! Here are some dates for your planner:
Saturday, May 21st: St. Olaf Fun Fest, 3220 Monroe St in Eau Claire, 6 pm to 10 pm
Fun for the whole family! Food, games, prizes, raffle, beer tent (those wacky Catholics!), car show. The Fun Fest runs Saturday and Sunday, so grab the babies and the old ladies and bring them over. For more information, check out St Olaf Parish on Facebook.
Saturday, May 28th: Big Swede's Resort on Lake Holcombe, 5 pm to 9 pm
Right on the lake - motor that boat right on up to the docks, the resort experience awaits you.
Sunday, May 29th: Jake's Supper Club Tiki Bar, Menomonie, 2 pm to 6 pm
One of our very favorite places to share our music! Great food, plenty of beverage, friendly wait staff, lots of shade for those who don't worship the sun, and plenty of sun for those who do. It never hurts to throw a lawn chair in the trunk - there's a nice big lawn for those who like to just kick back, relax, and take in the fresh air, Vitamin D, and good music. If you're a boater, motor on over - there's room for you at the dock.
Saturday, June 4th: Thirsty Badger in Hallie. 7 pm to 11 pm
A diamond in the rough, tucked away right under your nose. This is a beautiful outdoor setting with lots of seating, room to dance on the grass if you're so inclined, and even a bonfire. All with food and beverage mere steps away.
Saturday, June 11th: Big Swede's Resort Annual Customer Appreciation Day. 5 pm to 9 pm
These folks really know how to show you a good time! Mere steps from the shoreline you'll find food, drink and music to dance to, sing along with, whatever floats your .... well, you know.
Saturday, June 25th: Gilligan's Tiki Bar, Chetek, 2 pm to 6 pm
If you haven't made Gilligan's a regular stop on your summertime fun schedule, shame on you! Talk about a little of everything! A nice long dock so you can float right on up if you like ... Wisconsin's largest sandbox for the kids to build castles while you sit under an umbrella a few feet away enjoying a summer beverage and some of that WICKED delicious food. Play a little beanbag toss while 40 Fingers entertains you with our fun and family friendly music. We're happiest when people are dancing, but if you're busy enjoying everything Gilligan's has to offer, we're okay with that.
Saturday and Sunday, July 2nd and 3rd: Big Swede's Resort July 4th Holiday weekend. 5 pm to 9 pm
Come enjoy the holiday on the shores of Lake Holcombe with good friends, good food, good music, and refreshing beverages.
Saturday, July 9th: A couple milestone birthdays being celebrated in Gilman.
Saturday, July 16th: Gilligan's Tiki Bar, Chetek, 2 pm to 6 pm
Sunday, July 17th: Jake's Supper Club Tiki Bar, Menomonie, 2 pm to 6 pm
Cheese curds, prime bites, Jake's Burgers to enjoy ... century old oak trees to relax under ... Beatles, Stones, Eagles, Bob Seger, Linda Ronstadt to dance to ... Summertime in Wisconsin is hard to beat!
Saturday, July 23rd: Brent's 60th Birthday party. I hope you're invited.
Saturday, August 6th: Gilligan's Tiki Bar, Chetek, 2 pm to 6 pm
BONUS! Eau Claire Memorial and North High Schools class of 1974 will be having a 60th Birthday Party at Gilligan's while the band is playing. If you know an Old Abe or a Husky from '74, be sure to spread the word. Click here for more information. Better throw a lawn chair in the trunk for this one.
Saturday, August 13th: Big Swede's Resort on Lake Holcombe. 5 pm to 9 pm.
Saturday, August 20th: Munson Bridge Winery in Withee, WI. 6 pm to 10 pm.
What a diamond in the rough! Wine tasting, delicious dipping oils, gift shop, a tree swing by the pond, the biggest tent you've ever seen, covering lots and lots of seating, dance floor and, of course, your favorite band. If you haven't been to Munson Bridge yet, this is an excellent time to start your relationship with them. Only an hour down the road from Eau Claire.
Saturday, August 27th: Singles Connection Barn Dance @ Govin's barn. 8 pm to 12 pm. http://www.govinsfarm.com/the-weddin-barn.html
Everyone is welcome!
Saturday, Sept 3rd: Gilligan's Tiki Bar, Chetek, 2 pm to 6 pm
Sunday, Sept 4th: Jake's Supper Club Tiki Bar, Menomonie, 2pm to 6 pm
Saturday, Sept 17th: Big Swede's Resort on Lake Holcombe. 5 pm to 9 pm.
Saturday, October 22nd: Corral Bar & Grill, downtown Abbotsford, WI, 3 pm to 7 pm
You know those off-the-grid places that have surprisingly fun people and delicious burgers ...? Well, this is that place. Can't beat the hours, either!
Saturday, October 29th: Sammy's Pizza, London Road in Eau Claire. 8:30 pm to midnight
Come early - come hungry - come thirsty - come ready to shake your groove thang ... It would be silly to come to Sammy's and not have a pizza and a pitcher, so come early and make a whole night of it.
Saturday, November 19th: Corral Bar & Grill, downtown Abbotsford, WI, 7 pm to 11 pm
A little later than we usually play here, but this gives you hunting widows / widowers a chance to shop or relax before coming out for a fun night out.
Saturday, December 17th: Corral Bar & Grill, downtown Abbotsford, WI, 3 pm to 7 pm
Take a break from the holiday madness, get a burger and fries and a brew, and have some afternoon fun.
Friday, December 23rd: Sammy's Pizza, London Road in Eau Claire. 8:30 pm to midnight
Your out-of-town relatives are going to want to go someplace fun for some good food and good music and dancing. Or maybe you just need a break from all the planning, wrapping, cooking, cleaning, and shopping. This one's a no-brainer.
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8:30 until next year!
Back to the scene of the 2013, 14, and 15 NYEve scene of the crime. Stay tuned for more details. We're dee-LIGHTED to be back this year, ringing in the new year with our neighbors and families. Avalon hotel is right there, down the hall, so call and book your room - sooner the better.
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