Great River Folk Festival / August 22 – 24, 2014

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Grandad Bluff

Wisconsin Great River Road

Great River Folk Fest Is Moving to the River!

The Great River Folk Fest is turning 39 years old, and for the first time, it will be in a NEW location. Confirmed acts include Tim O'Brien and Darrell Scott, Grace and Pierce Pettis, EverGreen Grass Band, Patchouli, Colin O’Brien, and more.

Experience…Enjoy…Explore La Crosse

Each year, La Crosse attracts more than one million visitors, as people from across the globe are attracted to the natural beauty and recreational opportunities offered by the upper Mississippi River area - not to mention the region's rich history, unique attractions and variety of great shopping, dining and cultural offerings. We hope you enjoy our beautiful city!

A Must See Attraction

With the breathtaking views of the Mississippi River Valley, this beloved attraction is now more beautiful than ever before. Limestone benches weighing 3,000 lbs, a 75 foot flag pole and a 17.5 ton limestone monolith are just a few of the interesting sights you will see during your visit to the “new” park.

Voted the Prettiest Drive in America

Explore 250 miles of Wisconsin's only National Scenic Byway, featuring 33 river towns, with La Crosse being the largest city on the route! Once on the road, it will be easy to understand why this byway was voted the "Prettiest Drive" in America by the Huffington Post!

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Upcoming Events

Aug
22
Fri
all-day Great River Folk Festival @ Riverside Park
Great River Folk Festival @ Riverside Park
Aug 22 – Aug 24 all-day
Great River Folk Festival @ Riverside Park | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States
The Great River Folk Fest is turning 39 years old, and for the first time, it will be in a NEW location. The premier spot to be in La Crosse is Riverside Park, and we’re[...]
Aug
23
Sat
all-day Summer High Ropes Challenge
Summer High Ropes Challenge
Aug 23 all-day
Summer High Ropes Challenge
Summer High Ropes Challenge June, July, and August (Tuesdays: 1:00 p.m. & Saturdays: 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.) Ages: 10 and older Cost: $25 per person Meet the challenge on the ropes course this summer![...]
all-day “Herons of La Crosse” @ La Crosse, WI
“Herons of La Crosse” @ La Crosse, WI
Aug 23 all-day
"Herons of La Crosse" @ La Crosse, WI
Back, by Popular Demand: “Herons of La Crosse” have returned to for the summer to celebrate the arts! In celebration of the new trompe l’eoil mural and of the successful inaugural Artspire La Crosse, 17[...]
all-day Exhibit: “Musings” @ 119 King Street
Exhibit: “Musings” @ 119 King Street
Aug 23 all-day
Exhibit: "Musings" @ 119 King Street
Jill Rippe believes a completed work of art is a pause in the stream of ideas that flow through an artist’s mind. “Musings” is about that flow, before and after her 2012 design of a[...]
all-day Exhibit: “With New Eyes” @ 119 King Street
Exhibit: “With New Eyes” @ 119 King Street
Aug 23 all-day
Exhibit: "With New Eyes" @ 119 King Street
“With New Eyes” features the work of Jeff Rennicke, former writer for National Geographic Traveler and Reader’s Digest. He encourages the viewer, through beauty and creativity, to “have new eyes” rather than see new landscapes.[...]

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