When: Friday, Jun 16, 2017 - Saturday, Jun 17, 2017, (All day)
3443 Crescent Avenue, Eau Claire, Wisconsin

The Third Year of the Eaux Claires Festival --- one of the fastest-growing music festivals in the country

Thursday, June 15, 2017

  • Campgrounds open at 8am

Friday, June 16, 2017

  • Box Office Opens: 11am
  • Gates Open: 12pm

Saturday, June 17, 2017

  • Box Office Opens: 11am
  • Gates Open: 12pm



The Main Entrance to Eaux Claires is located at 3443 Crescent Avenue, Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Campground Shuttles begin running at 11am and continue about every 20 minutes.

There will also be shuttles operating from local hotels. Time schedule and shuttle pickup locations to be announced closer to festival.

There is an airport in Eau Claire, however, the most frequently used airport is Minneapolis/St. Paul, which is 90 miles away from the festival.



Where should I stay?

You can camp at our campground, or you can check out one of the many hotels Eau Claire has to offer. Or, consider staying one of the residence hall rooms available at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

What happens if it rains?

Eaux Claires is a rain or shine event.

What is Eaux Claires?

Eaux Claires is a two-day, multi-stage experience featuring live music, performance art, visual art, food and more. All ages are welcome, children ten and under are free.

When and where is it held?

When: Friday and Saturday, June 16 + 17, 2017
Where: Foster Farms, Eau Claire WI

When is the performance schedule released?

A few weeks prior to the festival. If you want to be notified right away once the schedule is released, be sure to sign up for our mailing list from our home page.

Artist lineup subject to change without notice.

What should I bring to the Festival?

  • Sunscreen
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Non-professional film and digital cameras
  • One empty container to use at our water refill stations
  • Factor sealed bottle of water
  • Valid Driver’s License for will-call and/or to drink alcohol
  • Comfortable footwear

The following items are prohibited:

  • Personal containers of alcohol, juice, coffee, tea or soda
  • Chairs and Blankets
  • Weapons of any kind
  • Professional cameras & recording devices (no SLR/DSLR or cameras with detachable lenses)
  • Illegal substances
  • Squirt guns, misters, spray bottles, etc
  • Laser pens and similar focused-light devices
  • Pets
  • Bicycles, scooters, personal motorized vehicles
  • Musical instruments
  • Sleeping bags (no overnight camping or sleepovers on the grounds)
  • Umbrellas
  • Totem poles or flag sticks
  • Fake IDs – they will be confiscated and your wristband will be cut without refund.

Can I bring food?

While we encourage you to leave the food at home and check out our awesome food vendors, we will allow you to bring in a few small snacks.  Coolers full of food & beverages will not be allowed into the festival.

Is smoking allowed?

Although smoking is allowed, please be considerate of your neighbors. Security may ask you to refrain from smoking if it bothers those around you.

Is the Festival accessible to people with disabilities?

There will be ADA access throughout the grounds,  conditions may vary due to weather.  For assistance from Crescent Avenue to the grounds, please use our shuttle. That path is not recommend for anyone with disabilities or trouble walking on rough terrain. Eaux Claires staff will be on hand to assist those in need. ADA accessible restrooms will be available.

Any tips on preparation for a day at Eaux Claires?

  • Sunglasses
  • Lather up in sunscreen and bug spray
  • Bring a hat
  • Wear comfy shoes
  • Stay hydrated! Drink water before you get to the event and enjoy the beverage offerings of the vendors at the festival.

Will there be ATMs?

Many ATMs will be located around the festival grounds although most vendors will accept credit & debit cards.

What will be available in the food/beer areas?

The full list of offerings will be announced shortly. Beverages will be available to those who are 21+. Please make sure to bring proper ID and grab a wrist band from the ID Check tent by the main entrance.

What about vegetarian items?

Many food vendors will feature a vegetarian options.

Will you have merchandise for sale?

Festival t-shirts for men and women, a limited edition festival poster, hats, and many other items will be sold at the main merchandise stand. Artist merchandise will also be available.

How can I apply for a food booth?

We generally will not be accepting food vendor applications for the event, as we are seeking out specific food vendors, food trucks, and other purveyors in the area, but if you are interested in being considered, please email us with your company/business name, full contact and company information, and detailed information on the food items specialize in vending.

How can I apply for press credentials?

Email us with your full info and someone from our team will be in touch soon after.

How can my company become a Sponsor?

If your company would like to be a festival sponsor, please email us with as much info as possible on your company, as well as your contact info, and one of our sponsorship reps will be in touch soon after!

What happens if the event is cancelled?

In the event a single day or multiple days of the festival are cancelled, ticket holders will be notified of cancellation and refund policy. Artist lineup is subject to change including in the event of weather.

How can I get involved?

Check out www.eauxclaires.com/volunteer to learn more about our work program.

More Information

Eaix Claires Festival
3443 Crescent Avenue, Eau Claire, Wisconsin