13th Annual Youth Outdoor Fest 

Jul 15, 2023

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

700 N Pettibone Drive
La Crosse WI, 54601

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Youth Outdoor Fest will be held at Pettibone Park,
700 N Pettibone Dr, La Crosse, WI 54601 

Saturday, July 15, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM 

Are you looking for a fun, free kids event with plenty of opportunities to try something new? Join us for the 13th Annual Youth Outdoor Fest at Pettibone Park, 700N Pettibone Drive, La Crosse, WI, on July 15, 2023 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Kids will have the opportunity to go fishing, shoot a bow, paddle a canoe/kayak or paddleboard, cast a fly rod, learn how to identify furs, fish and birds, play games and much more, all in one day and all for FREE! 

Youth Outdoor Fest is hosted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service -Midwest Fisheries Center, La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry, Fox 25/48, Genoa National Fish Hatchery, and Friends of the Upper Mississippi. The event is free, equipment will be provided, and children will receive many hands-on experiences for the whole family. 

Exhibitors and experts will attend from federal, state, and local agencies, as well as local businesses and environmental clubs. Guests include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Fisheries and Refuges, U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, La Crosse Parks, Recreation & Forestry, Chaseburg Rod and Gun Club, Trout Unlimited, Cabela’s, Effigy Mounds National Monument, La Crosse Area Bee Keepers, Fox 25/48, and many others.   

For more information, please contact Cristina Stahl (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service) at 608-472-9203 or Hunter Elsen (La Crosse Parks, Rec. & Forestry) at 608-789-7304.  

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. We are both a leader and trusted partner in fish and wildlife conservation, known for our scientific excellence, stewardship of lands and natural resources, dedicated professionals and commitment to public service. For more information on our work and the people who make it happen, visit www.fws.gov.