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5-8pm on the first Thursday of each month, June-October
Throughout Wausau's River District
First Thursdays!

Your newest shopping experience isn’t just a place, it’s a date! Make a date for First Thursdays in downtown Wausau’s River District! From 5-8pm the first Thursday of each month June-October, you’ll enjoy not only charming shops with first class service in a welcoming place, but music and entertainment too. You love downtown on Wednesdays, now try us on First Thursdays for merchandise, music, and more!

Each month, a new theme will take over both the streets and the stores downtown in this free, family-friendly event. There will be live music from local musicians, themed activities, special in-store deals and giveaways and a free drawing to win a $50 gift certificate to any of the 36 participating businesses.

Check our Facebook and Twitter pages for updates, including a complete list of participating businesses, sponsors, monthly themes, and promotions! We look forward to your joining us for First Thursdays!
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Join us for Sidewalk Sales July 9-12!

Your favorite River District businesses are gearing up for Sidewalk Sales 2015! Find some of the best deals of the year on apparel, jewlery, accessories, sporting goods, gifts, and so much more!

As a cornerstone of Wausau's BIG Weekend, Sidewalk Sales offers something for everyone. Come down to the 400 Block to check out Chalkfest, grab a bite to eat and a new accessory (or two!) to show off at Balloon Rally and Rib Fest, then take the free shuttle, running every 20 minutes 5-11 on Friday and 11-11 on Saturday, to the airport. Park once in the River District for the most convenient drop-off and pick-up locations!

Be sure to follow the events on Facebook and check in for the latest updates!

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Christmas on First Open House
West Side of Wausau's River District
Prepare for the holidays at the 23rd Annual Christmas on First Open House! Enjoy in-store giveaways, refreshments and great gift ideas. Visit all nine participating specialty shops for a chance to win a Grand Prize Giveaway valued at over $500! More details here. 
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Holiday Parade
Marathon Park to The 400 Block
Families have been making it an annual tradition for decades. Bundle the family up and join Wausau Events, Inc. for one of Wausau’s longest running traditions, the annual holiday parade. Whip on your scarf; wrap your hands around a steaming cup of hot chocolate, and witness the snow-covered streets get taken over with beautiful floats. After the parade make your way to the Great Hall for free cookies, hot chocolate, music from the Wausau Symphonic Band, and a visit from Santa Claus. Together we’ll have the hap-hap-happiest holiday since Bing Crosby tap-danced with Danny Kaye. Have more questions about the event? Check out the Wausau Events, Inc. FAQ page!
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Small Business Saturday
Saturday, November 28
Wausau's River District
On Saturday, November 28, join River District businesses as we celebrate the first annual Small Business Saturday in Wausau! Shop your favorite local stores for unique finds in clothing, jewlery, gifts, accessories, sporting goods, and so much more!

Feel good about shopping when you visit your favorite local stores and keep the holiday goodwill going. Did you know that shopping local puts up to 20% more money back in to the local community than does shopping at a national chain? So when you shop Small Business Saturday, you'll not only find a unique gift, but you'll be giving the gift of a sustainable community.
On Saturday, November 28, join River District businesses as we celebrate the first annual Small Business Saturday in Wausau! Shop your favorite local stores for unique finds in clothing, jewlery, gifts, accessories, sporting goods, and so much more!

Feel good about shopping when you visit your favorite local stores and keep the holiday goodwill going. Did you know that shopping local puts up to 20% more money back in to the local community than does shopping at a national chain? So when you shop Small Business Saturday, you'll not only find a unique gift, but you'll be giving the gift of a sustainable community. ">More Information
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Winter Fest
Throughout Wausau's River District
There is so much fun to be had at this year's Winter Fest! Your favorite activities like ice skating, snow carving, horse & wagon rides, and the Ice Tee Classic, are back - along with many, many others!  Held throughout Wausau's River District, this is an event with food and fun for the whole family! Check out Winter Fest's Facebook page for more details and activities.

And don't forget Brew Fest at the end of the night! Hosted at the Elks Lodge, this fun event for those 21 and over is sure to brighten your spirits! Tickets are $30 in advance, $40 at the door, and $15 for designated drivers. They are on sale at Trig's Cellar 70 and Big Bull Falls Brewery.

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