The Great Big Hullabaloo: A Dynamic Day of Kid-Centric Fun

The most dynamic day of kid-centric and family-focused fun to ever hit the Chippewa Valley! An amazing, interactive whirlwind of music, art, science, technology, theater, dance, and performances in ten major spaces of the Pablo Center – all geared for creative, curious, community-loving kids and their grownups!  

Included with your ticket:

  • Jump into a hilarious science comedy show from celebrated performers In Capable Hands
  • Watch a one-of-a-kind music video and performance by quirky kids performer Beth Jean
  • Catch an engaging scene from Charlotte’s Web from the Chippewa Valley Theater Guild
  • Enjoy dance performances from the award-winning Diamond School of Dance
  • Rock out at a Girls Rock Band performance (a band of local middle school and high school students)
  • Take in a performance from the talented Chippewa Valley Youth Chorus
  • Get inspired by a showcase of kid stars from the Eau Claire  Children’s Theater
  • Settle in for story time with the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
  • Don’t miss thrilling, roving performances from the Memorial High School Orchestra and more!

Five “Districts” of Fun

The Great Big Hullabaloo will sprawl across five “districts” – large, special areas set up throughout the Pablo Center. And! If kids visit all five districts and get stamps on their special passport, they’ll will a prize!


  • Belt out a big tune in the karaoke lounge
  • Dance your butt off in the Kid Disco
  • Visit the Instrument Petting Zoo and experiment with their sounds with help from the Eau Claire Music School and Memorial High School Orchestra
  • Join a pop-up band with some local Jazz musicians
  • Enjoy a mini music lesson with the Eau Claire Music School
  • Craft your very own instrument with Blugold Beginnings


  • Paint a picture by steering a robot around your canvas – with help from Blugold Beginnings
  • Get creative with make-n-take projects from your local Art Mobile
  • Pitch in on a community cardboard sculpture with amazing local artist Ray Kassaleu
  • Keep it colorful as you paint on silk with local artist Erin O’Brien
  • Build a birdhouse with your family (and with help from 4H kids)
  • Learn the art of Yarn Bombing with local artist Paula Gorski
  • Take a spin on the Spin Art Bike


  • Interact with green screen television tech from Valley Media Works
  • Crash and zoom a Sphero Ball robot through an obstacle course*
  • Test your smarts in a Lego Robotics battle*
  • Spark your imagination as you experiment with circuits*
  • Wonder at a Rube Goldberg Machine constructed by students from Elk Mound High School 

*Activities provided and run by Blugold Beginnings


  • Act it out with theater arts training from the Eau Claire Children’s Theater and Chippewa Valley Theater Guild
  • Take a seat for a fun performance in the RCU Theater
  • Dress up in costumes from the Eau Claire Children’s Theater and strike a pose in the photo booth
  • Sign up for a behind the scenes tour of the Pablo Center


  • Dive into the Mayo Grossology Exhibit
  • Keep it healthy a teddy bear check-up with Marshfield Clinic 
  • Conduct fascinating science experiments with the Children’s Museum of Eau Claire
  • Work with fun science tools with Lilly Pad Lab
  • Make your own bouncy ball, bath bomb, or UV bracelet with Blugold Beginnings

Even more activities and performances to be added soon!

Cost: $7 for Kids (3-12); $15 for adults (13+); FREE for kids 2 and under

Age: All Ages


This event is over.

Sat. Jun. 1, 2019   10am-4pm

For More Information

Pablo Center at the Confluence
120 Graham Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701