About Eau Claire

A town for all

Eau Claire is recognized among the top 10 cities in the nation. When you come to UW- Eau Claire you join a community beyond campus. Our partnerships with business, industry and local organizations provide internship, job and volunteer opportunities for you. Some 67,500 residents live, work and play in Western Wisconsin’s largest city. From campus you’re within walking distance of two popular shopping districts with coffee shops, art galleries, live music and parks to explore. Movie theaters, chain restaurants, athletic clubs and performing arts venues provide plenty to do and see nearby.

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Eau Claire Bike Trails

Set down the books and get outside. Eau Claire is home to hundreds of miles of biking and walking trails for you to enjoy.

Trails to trek

Eaux Claires Music Festival

Eaux Claires Festival is one of Eau Claires most popular community events. It brings people from all over the country to participate in a two-day, multi-stage experience featuring live music, performance art, visual art, food and more.

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Eau Claire Farmers Market

Just a few minute walk from campus in the beautifully renovated Phoenix Park district, the Farmers Market is one of Eau Claires finest. With local vendors selling fresh vegetables, flowers, and foods you’ll be sure to get a taste of the community feel.

Home grown fun
UW meets EC

100 Things to do in Eau Claire

Whether you live here or you're visiting, Eau Claire is the place to be during the summer. We've compiled a list of 100 things you can do here this summer, and it barely scratches the surface.

You better get going

City of bridges

Eau Claire downtown landscape shot

Coming to Eau Claire

Eau Claire is constantly growing and improving. In partnership with UWEC, the city of Eau Claire has plans underway to build two brand new complexes for university and community members to enjoy. Highlighted are two of the buildings we are excited to watch get developed.

Scheduled to open in fall of 2018, the Pablo Center at the Confluence will be located in Downtown Eau Claire.  This facility will be home to theaters, dance and community rooms, visual arts studio and galleries, labs for sound and lighting, recording arts and more. This creative space couldn’t come at a better time for Eau Claire as it continues to grow and thrive in the arts. For more information and the latest news on construction and opening, visit the Pablo Center site.

The Sonnentag Event and Recreation Complex has a special place in the hearts of all members of the UW- Eau Claire community.  With the generosity of John and Carolyn Sonnentag and their Blugold Real Estate Foundation, this $10 million project will make its mark on the city of Eau Claire. It is set to have an event center, YMCA, and have additional land suitable for further development in the future.

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