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The La Crosse area is home to many fun and exciting festivals. Below are some of our most popular events.

Winter Rec Fest Winter Rec Fest 

Medallion hunt, button design contest, skate party, figure skating show, skate pass and score contest, torchlight, ski/hike, fireworks, adult broomball, softball, volleyball tournaments, euchre and sheepshead tournaments, hockey, kids carnival and snow sculpture contest, ice fishing derby, scrabble tournament, youth fun night, rock and roll party and much more!

More information:
(608) 789-7533

Mardis Gras Mardis Gras 

Our celebration revolves around two main events:

1) Costume Ball: Includes all the Krewes, the Mardi Gras Sponsors, and any adults who wish to purchase ball tickets. 

2) Family Festival: A great celebration full of entertainment, food, games, and prizes for all ages.

More information:
(608) 782-3169

 Between the Bluffs Between the Bluffs Beer, Wine, and Cheese Fest

Taste over 200 quality brews poured by over 35 distinguished breweries, experience over 45 types of wine from local and world-famous vintners, sample and purchase gourmet cheese and other good eats, and enjoy live music on two separate stages. All attendees receive a souvenir glass. Only 3,250 tickets available.

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YWCA GardenFest

If you like gardening, you'll love GardenFest! Attend seminars on "Gardening with Kids," "Xeriscape Gardening," "Growing Mushrooms," "Garden Design 101," and others. Shop for plants, trees, garden art, and more.

More information:
(608) 781-2783

  Butterfest Butterfest

Enjoy the carnival, arts and crafts flea market, food, parade, car show, live music, food booths, bingo tent, and great entertainment. A great festival the entire family will enjoy.

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Entertainment, live music, parade, food and beverage tent, and other activities.

More information:
(608) 782-6000

Midwest Motorcycle Rally 

Bike tours, bike show, bikini bike wash, food, and other activities.

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 Art Fair on the Green AAUW Art Fair on the Green

Juried showcase of fine art and fine crafts. Approximately 100 artists. Live music and concessions. All proceeds go to local scholarships. 

More information:
(608) 788-7439


Great River Jazz Fest

Enjoy live music featuring Wonderful World Jazz Band, Reuben Ristrom Quartet, Mary Louise Knutson Trio, Original Hall Brothers with Butch Thompson, Great River Reeds, Great River Brass, Bourbon Street Boys. Also, Jazz Jams and Special Sunday Jazz Church with Rev. Al Townsend & Wonderful World Jazz Band. Special Sunday Breakfast Music at Three Rivers Lodge.

More information:
(608) 791-1190


Irish Fest

Stage entertainment will include The Elders, The Fuchsia Band, Gaelic Storm, The Screaming Orphans, Scythian, and much more! For more information on our entertainers click here. Irish Dance shows featuring the Glencastle Irish Dancers of Milwaukee and the Flanagan Dancers. Irish Market with specialized vendors featuring unique items from the Emerald Isle. Cultural Tent featuring Cathal Liam who will be lecturing and signing books, as well as music, demonstrations, genealogy, Irish dance, storytelling, and more! Wee Folks Area with their very own stage featuring lessons on Irish dance, sheep shearing, songs, storytelling, and various games and activities. Tea Garden featuring homemade Irish foods. Rides in a horse-drawn Irish cart. Plus food vendors featuring Irish Stew, Irish Potatoes, Corned Beef, local brews, and Irish favorites, and more!

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Great River Folk Festival

Enjoy a diverse musical environment of traditional, contemporary, and ethnic folk music and dance. Performances, workshops and round robins take place in a relaxed atmosphere that encourages interaction and craft demonstrations provide hands-on participation opportunities. A variety of traditional crafts such as pottery, basketry, jewelry, fiber art, metal art, and woodcrafts are presented by artisans and are available for sale. The children's area provides a wide variety of activities that will entertain, educate and spur the imagination. And an array of natural and ethnic foods is available for the tasting.

More information:
(608) 784-3033


 La Crosse Pride Fest Pride Fest 

La Crosse Pride is a community based organization that seeks to educate, celebrate, and embrace the diversity and talents of all people.

More information:
(608) 784-0452

Storytelling Festival

Come and enjoy the magic of storytelling! Featuring stories, entertainment, workshops, music, adult cabaret, food, drinks, and more. Featured performers include Jackson Gillman, Elizabeth Ellis, Hans Mayer, Kenny Salwey, Michael Scott, Mike Caulcutt (local), Nancy Stott (local), and Bluff County Tale Spinners.

More information:
(608) 784-3033


A festival celebrating German culture and heritage with parades, arts and crafts, music, food and beverage, and more!

More information:
(608) 784-3378


Rotary Lights Rotary Lights

Rotary Lights is an annual gift to the Coulee Region as a cooperative effort among the area's Rotary Clubs and numerous other non-profit groups and volunteer organizations.

More information:
(608) 784-3033


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