Any time of day, any time of year, La Crosse is full of exciting opportunities for learning, exploration, and entertainment. Whether you prefer to be outdoors or in, out late or up early, on the go with friends or relaxing with your family, you’ll find plenty to pack your days in La Crosse. Come back to the blog for updates! BLOG FOR US.
The “Rat Man” of Maastricht, medieval tunnels where Rembrandt’s “Night Watch” and Jews were hidden during World War II, an enormous marlstone quarry and one of the largest owl species in the world converge in this program. Join Marjon Savelsberg from Maastricht, The...read more
Demo to promote the 5th Annual Landscape Painting Festival in September Between the Bluffs Plein Air Painting Festival will be hosting plein air painting demonstrations Saturday July 1, 2017 during Riverfest from 7am to 4pm. Multiple Artists will be located around...read more
By: Anastasia Penchi Are you a water bug at heart? Do you get the feeling that none of the area’s many festivals are geared to folks who enjoy long-distance paddle sports? No more, I say. The first annual Catgut Paddle Canoe Kayak Race will be held in La Crosse on...read more
MUSIC BY THE WEATHERED HEADS By: Anastasia Penchi Western Wisconsin is referred to as “God’s Country” for good reason. The endless landscapes featuring the splendor of the bluffs and coulees remind us of the highs and lows of life. These sights inspire goodness. We...read more
One of the most famous La Crosse landmarks is now open to the public for the first time in it's 125 history! The Castle features five guest suites, for up to ten guests, who enjoy a large breakfast served daily in the grand dining room of the historic home. Visitors...read more
From the Pump House Regional Arts Center to the La Crosse Center and the Weber Center for the Performing Arts, La Crosse County has some of the region’s finest venues for experiencing visual and performing arts. Home to the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra and top-tier...read more
International Friendship Gardens, Riverside Park La Crosse enjoys thriving relationships with sister cities, business partners, students and people from around the world. To celebrate the success of these partnerships, and build a tribute to the culture and traditions...read more
Get outside, get active, and enjoy Wisconsin's natural resources...for free! The first full weekend of June is the perfect weekend to try a new outdoors activity or return to one you haven't tried in a long time. More info can be found at:...read more
Help celebrate the 100th season of the La Crosse Concert Band Enjoy free outdoor Wednesday evening band concerts along the banks of the Mississippi, downtown La Crosse, WI, in Riverside Park (100 Block, State St.). Concerts take place June 7th - July 26th (not 7/5)....read more
In 2016, 10,000 people voted for their favorite individuals, businesses, and organizations. WKBT News 8 and Explore La Crosse is pleased to announce Best of La Crosse County 2017. For the fourth straight year, visitors and residents have the opportunity to vote for...read more
Tenkara is an exciting, simplified style of fly fishing. Using collapsible, lightweight rods with no reel, the angler focuses on technique to achieve success. Since its recent introduction to America a decade ago, tenkara’s popularity has grown quickly among anglers...read more
ABOUT THE EVENT Registration is now open for Catgut Paddle 2017! On July 22, 2017, the 1st annual Catgut Paddle, hosted by City of La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry will feature a 14-mile Canoe Kayak Race and a 4-mile Fun Paddle Sponsored by J.F. Brennan with...read more
Blog – Updates, News, and Happenings in La Crosse, WI
Winter sports and outdoor enthusiasts will love La Crosse, Wisconsin, in the wintertime. Six months worth of snowfall in our wooded bluffs, expansive marshes, and frozen bottomlands means some of the best skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling anyone could hope to…
Grandad Bluff has become not only a destination point for thousands, but also a symbol of this great Coulee Region. La Crosse’s recent renovation (completed in April of 2012) showed the importance and grandeur of Grandad Bluff to all who visit! Grandad Bluff is a city park located by following Main Street east which becomes Bliss Road (small vehicle only) as you ascend the bluff. At the top, the entrance is found by turning right on Grandad Bluff Road. The 600-ft high bluff overlooks the city of La Crosse.