WAUSAU — Wausau’s Downtown Employee Appreciation Week returns in late June to celebrate employees who work in downtown Wausau.

The week features an activity every day, ranging from an adult ball pit to DIY workshops. The event runs from June 25 through June 29.

“This week is organized by and for downtown employees as a way of saying ‘Thank you for making the Wausau River District your second home,’” said Wausau River District executive director Blake Opal-Wahoske. “We have about 32 percent of all day time employees in the city of Wausau working downtown. Our downtown would simply not have the vibrancy it does without these folks being here. We hope the activities planned add some fun to your work week.”

The full list of activities and descriptions for Downtown Employee Appreciation Week include:

All week: Wausau Walk Alongs and Selfie Contest

Enjoy marked walking paths throughout downtown Wausau. Throughout the week employees are also encouraged to take a selfie showing why they love working in downtown Wausau to be entered to win various local prizes. Use the hashtag “#WausauRiverDistrict” on either Facebook or Instagram to participate.

Monday, June 25: Monday Giveaway Madness – Stop by the Wausau River District office (316 Scott St.) anytime between 9 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. to pick up information about the week and a fun local giveaway.

Tuesday, June 26: Do you have time for five minutes of fun? The Downtown Ball Pit will be open from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the corner of Scott and Third streets; MC’d by Belky with WIFC.

Also on Tuesday: DIY workshops at The Local – make your own lip balm, soap, scrub and more. Workshop available at either 5 p.m. or 7 p.m. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/14677322065

Wednesday, June 27:  Concert on the Square Pre-Game at Daly’s. Join us at Daly’s Restaurant before the concert for drink specials just for downtown employees from 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Thursday, June 28:  Join us on the 400 Block during Marketplace Thursdays for coffee from The Ugly Mug and if you’ve got a green thumb the succulent bar will be set up to make your own creation for home or your office, while supplies last.

Friday, June 29:  Wisconsin Woodchucks Game Package, including fireworks. Wrap up Downtown Employee Appreciation Week with a special package from the Wisconsin Woodchucks to thank you for being a part of downtown Wausau. Tickets can be purchased at www.woodchucks.com using the code “DEAW18”.