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La Crosse Oktoberfest is celebrating 50 + years of the best family activities, including the Maple Leaf Parade, carnival rides, ethnic foods, authentic German entertainment, national entertainers, children’s acts, as well as local and regional country, pop, blues and rock groups. With events scheduled throughout the weekend, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

The La Crosse area also has many forms of lodging available for those traveling.

Oktoberfest

Approximately 5,000 miles and over 150 years of history provide the only major differences between La Crosse, Wisconsin and Munich, Germany during late September and early October each year. This time of year both Munich and La Crosse are filled with “merrymaking” and a carnival atmosphere known in both cities as Oktoberfest.

This signature event allows Oktoberfest patrons to spend the opening evening of Fest sampling a variety of craft beer styles and ultimately vote for their favorite brew of the night. Historically, this event has seen over 500 attendees and continues to grow each year!

La  Crosse Area Day

La Crosse Area Day

Winter on Ice Spectacular

Winter on Ice Spectacular

Cruisin’ Craft Beer & Film Festival

Cruisin’ Craft Beer & Film Festival

Rail Fair

Rail Fair

Midwest Tenkara Fest

Midwest Tenkara Fest

Between the Bluffs Beer Wine & Cheese Festival

Between the Bluffs Beer Wine & Cheese Festival

June Dairy Days

June Dairy Days

Rotary Rock-N-Ribs

Rotary Rock-N-Ribs

La Crosse Riverfest

La Crosse Riverfest

La Crosse Area Bicycle Festival

La Crosse Area Bicycle Festival

Great River Folk Festival

Great River Folk Festival

Project My Neighborhood

Project My Neighborhood

Winter Ball

Winter Ball

Between the Bluffs Plein Air

Between the Bluffs Plein Air

Prairie Dog Blues Festival

Prairie Dog Blues Festival

Rotary Holiday Lights

Rotary Holiday Lights

Westby Snowflake Ski Jump

Westby Snowflake Ski Jump

La Crosse Oktoberfest

La Crosse Oktoberfest

Frozen River Film Festival

Frozen River Film Festival

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Coulee Con

Coulee Con

Coulee Rock Club Gem & Mineral Show

Coulee Rock Club Gem & Mineral Show

Driftless Music Festival

Driftless Music Festival

Coulee Region Mardi Gras

Coulee Region Mardi Gras

Three Rivers Roleo

Three Rivers Roleo

Bluff Country Studio Art Tour

Bluff Country Studio Art Tour

Tour de Pearl

Tour de Pearl

Catgut Paddle

Catgut Paddle

Great River Shakespeare Festival

Great River Shakespeare Festival

Canoe & Du

Canoe & Du

La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway

La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway

Country Boom

Country Boom

Viroqua Bluegrass Gospel Music Festival

Viroqua Bluegrass Gospel Music Festival

Celebrate Onalaska

Celebrate Onalaska

AAUW – Art Fair on the Green

AAUW – Art Fair on the Green

Lobsterfest

Lobsterfest

Irishfest

Irishfest

Artspire

Artspire

International Festival of Owls

International Festival of Owls

Mississippi Mayhem

Mississippi Mayhem

Onalaska Legion Community Days

Onalaska Legion Community Days

Mid West Music Fest

Mid West Music Fest

La Crosse Storytelling Festival

La Crosse Storytelling Festival

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

International Owl Center & Festival of Owls

Global Initiatives Week

Global Initiatives Week