Festivals

Everyone knows La Crosse has one of the nation’s premier Oktoberfest festivals. Well, on top of that we also have Irishfest, Riverfest, the Deke Slayton Airfest, Artspire, the Between the Bluffs Beer, Wine, & Cheese Festival . . . the festivals go on. You’d be hard-pressed to find a time of year when there’s not some kind of fest in the works. What can we say? We’re festive. Check out our Festival Calendar.

Winneshiek Landing Day

Winneshiek Landing Day

Between the Bluffs Plein Air

Between the Bluffs Plein Air

Rotary Rock-N-Ribs

Rotary Rock-N-Ribs

Liz Fest

Liz Fest

June Dairy Days

June Dairy Days

Zombie Bar Crawl

Zombie Bar Crawl

Coulee Con

Coulee Con

Viroqua Bluegrass Gospel Music Festival

Viroqua Bluegrass Gospel Music Festival

Leif Erikson Day

Leif Erikson Day

Celebrate Onalaska

Celebrate Onalaska

La Crosse Pride

La Crosse Pride

Rail Fair

Rail Fair

Larryfest

Larryfest

Westby Snowflake Ski Jump

Westby Snowflake Ski Jump

Three Rivers Roleo

Three Rivers Roleo

Bluff Country Studio Art Tour

Bluff Country Studio Art Tour

AAUW – Art Fair on the Green

AAUW – Art Fair on the Green

Mid West Music Fest

Mid West Music Fest

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

La Crosse Storytelling Festival

La Crosse Storytelling Festival

Great River Shakespeare Festival

Great River Shakespeare Festival

Hidden Trails Corn Maze

Hidden Trails Corn Maze

La Crosse Riverfest

La Crosse Riverfest

La Crosse Area Bicycle Festival

La Crosse Area Bicycle Festival

Between the Bluffs Beer Wine & Cheese Festival

Between the Bluffs Beer Wine & Cheese Festival

Rotary Holiday Lights

Rotary Holiday Lights

Great River Folk Festival

Great River Folk Festival

Irishfest

Irishfest

Prairie Dog Blues Festival

Prairie Dog Blues Festival

Sparta Butterfest

Sparta Butterfest

Houston Hoedown Days

Houston Hoedown Days

La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway

La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway

La Crosse Oktoberfest

La Crosse Oktoberfest

La  Crosse Area Day

La Crosse Area Day

From the Pumphouse Regional Arts Center to the La Crosse Center and the Weber Center for the Performing Arts, La Crosse has some of the region’s finest venues for experiencing visual and performing arts. Home to the La Crosse Symphony Orchestra, the La Crosse Community Theatre, and top-tier arts, music, and theatre programs at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and Viterbo University, there is no shortage of opportunities for a night of cultured entertainment. Check out the Arts & Culture Calendar.

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Upcoming Events

Oct
1
Sat
2016
all-day Hello from Japan! Traveling Exhibit
Hello from Japan! Traveling Exhibit
Oct 1 2016 – Jan 1 2017 all-day
Hello from Japan! Traveling Exhibit
Come to the Museum to play and learn on the streets of Japan October 1 to January 1 Learn about fun, contemporary Japanese culture on a child-size streetscape with many hands-on activities, including karaoke, dress-up,[...]
Oct
3
Mon
2016
6:00 pm Clogging Lessons with Tim Blumen... @ Clogging Lessons with Tim Blumentritt
Clogging Lessons with Tim Blumen... @ Clogging Lessons with Tim Blumentritt
Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm
Clogging Lessons with Tim Blumentritt @ Clogging Lessons with Tim Blumentritt | La Crosse | Wisconsin | United States
FREE! Beginner Clogging Lessons taught by Tim Blumentritt, CCI a clogger of 30 years and Bonnie Kortbein, CCI a clogger of 20 years. We’re nationally certified and are proud to have been teaching people of[...]
Nov
2
Wed
2016
6:30 pm Ballroom Dancing @ Halfway Creek Park - West Shelter
Ballroom Dancing @ Halfway Creek Park - West Shelter
Nov 2 @ 6:30 pm – Dec 14 @ 7:30 pm
Ballroom Dancing @ Halfway Creek Park - West Shelter
Ballroom Dancing – Social Dance Lessons (Adult Couples) Fall – Ballroom Dancing Lessons Wednesdays, November 2 – December 14, 2016 Strap on your dancing shoes, and get ready to move! Participants are encouraged to register[...]
Dec
7
Wed
2016
all-day Hear, Here Poetry Contest
Hear, Here Poetry Contest
Dec 7 all-day
Hear, Here Poetry Contest
Hear, Here, an oral history project chronicling stories from downtown La Crosse, announces a downtown La Crosse poetry contest. The organizers, Professors Ariel Beaujot and William Stobb, seek submissions of original poems that give voice[...]
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