Upcoming Festivals In The La Crosse Region

Welcome to the vibrant world of festivals in the La Crosse Region! From lively music festivals that echo through the bluffs to charming cultural events that honor centuries-old traditions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy amidst the scenic beauty of the La Crosse Region.

Spring Craft Show

April 13-14, 2024 | Onalaska, WI
Mark your calendars for the Annual Spring Gift and Craft Show at the Onalaska Omni Center! This spectacular annual event is host to over 100 vendors selling items from décor to art and pottery.
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Between The Bluffs Beer, Wine & Cheese Festival

April 27, 2024 | La Crosse, WI
Cheers to 20 years! Crack open a cold one for Beer, Wine & Cheese Fest 20th Anniversary this spring. Between The Bluffs Beer, Wine and Cheese is ready for another legendary and grand event. Sample and enjoy delicious craft beer, wine, and cheese and meats from the La Crosse Region, Wisconsin, and the Midwest!
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Moon Tunes

June – September, 2024 | La Crosse, WI
Moon Tunes is in its 12th season at Riverside Park in La Crosse, WI. This event was started as a way of offering a free themed Concert Series to the public while raising donations and awareness of the breathtaking bandshell renovation and other added amenities to the Riverside Park area. Friends and families can bring their lawn chairs, beverages and snacks and hear music from some of the greatest musicians in our area for free.
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June Dairy Days

May 31 – June 2, 2024 | West Salem, WI
June Dairy Days is a community festival in West Salem, Wisconsin that celebrates Wisconsin’s dairy farmers. All proceeds directly benefit organizations in West Salem and the surrounding communities. June Dairy Days always occurs on the first weekend in June (even if only Sunday is in June!) Come enjoy live music, kids’ games, tractor rides, a classic car show, a fishing tournament, a parade, fireworks, and more!
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June 7, 2024 | La Crosse, WI
Get your tickets in advance for this fun event featuring flown in fresh lobster! 1.25lb Fresh Lobster, Baked Potato, Cob of Corn, Coleslaw, Dinner Roll, and (1)Beverage included with ticket. enjoy a tasty beverage and good music from Tom Conrad and Joe Cody & Friends!
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June 8, 2024 | La Crosse, WI
Artspire is an all-inclusive, free community art event that attracts, engages and connects the diverse community through meaningful arts experiences, including visual, interactive, performing, literary arts and dance. 
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Explore La Crosse Day

June 26, 2024 | La Crosse, WI
Explore La Crosse Day is an annual bus trip to Milwaukee for a Brewer game. We are proud to be the largest and longest-running community event held at American Family Field each year. We take hundreds of people from the La Crosse Region to see a Brewer game complete with a tailgate party featuring a ballpark style meal, beverages, games, live music, and raffles.
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Celebrate Onalaska

June 29, 2024 | Onalaska, WI
Celebrate Onalaska with its 9th year anniversary! The weekend will have live music from Mason Dixon Line, great food and events, including a craft fair, a hypnotist, a family fun zone, the Rugged Run, and Festival Foods Fireworks. The event is held in Van Riper Park by the Omni Center in Onalaska, WI.
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July 3-6, 2024 | La Crosse, WI
La Crosse Riverfest is a five-day family festival located in Riverside Park over the 4th of July week. Riverfest prides itself on providing family-friendly entertainment. You’ll find music throughout the fest Including national acts and local bands. The area south of State Street features the family stage that remains free of charge and features a Family Comedy Show, Kids Races, Family Parade and more.
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Country Boom

July 11-13, 2024 | West Salem, WI
Country Boom is a country music and camping festival in the Midwest located just outside the breathtaking and entertaining La Crosse, Wisconsin. Whether you want to stay in a nearby hotel or camp under the stars with thousands of country fans, we’re sure you’ll have the time of your life. Come party in the shade, as we bring the soul of Nashville, right to the heart of the Midwest.
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August 9-11, 2024 | La Crosse, WI
A festival for the whole family with Irish & Celtic music from all over Ireland, Scotland, and the U.S,. including local musicians. Wee Folks area with games and activities, sheep shearing, bagpipe demonstration, Irish dogs, puppet theater, music, and contests and so much more.
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August 16-18, 2024 | Holmen, WI
Holmen’s Kornfest is a must! It’s an annual celebration you should not miss. It’s free admission and no button required. Food tents, of course – sweet buttered corn, beer garden, fabulous bands, Fun Run, Volleyball, Bingo, Music every day, Softball tournaments and you can’t have a Fest without a Carnival!
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Bluff to Bluff Trolley Tours

September 7, 21 & October 5, 12, 19, 26, 2024 | La Crosse, WI
Explore Between the Bluffs of La Crescent and La Crosse on an Epic Trolley Tour Experience! From local wine and legendary history to breathtaking views atop ancient bluffs, experience the wonder of the La Crosse Region with these captivating trolley tour tickets.
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September 20-22, 2024 | La Crescent, MN
La Crescent Applefest is a community celebration that takes place every year during the 3rd weekend in September. Applefest is a wonderful event that has something for everyone, which includes entertainment, carnival, amazing food, kids games, a flea market, a car show, and everyone’s favorite, the KING APPLE PARADE!
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Oktoberfest USA

September 26-29, 2024 | La Crosse, WI
Fest with Da Beste at the longest-running community Oktoberfest celebration in the Midwest with Oktoberfest USA. This inclusive celebration fosters a spirit of Gemütlichkeit (friendliness) among all Oktoberfesters by serving traditional German cuisine and beverages, encouraging traditional German attire, and offering numerous activities inspired or influenced by German culture.
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Oktoberfest Race Weekend

October 2-6, 2024 | West Salem, WI
Join the fun and with your friends and family to the 55th running of the Oktoberfest Race Weekend. It’s four days of stock car racing, special challenge races, super late model cars with nearly 700 laps of feature racing. It’s one of the finest stock car racing events in the upper Midwest to be a part of.
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Rotary Lights

November 29-December 31, 2024 | La Crosse, WI
This year, 2024, Rotary Lights is celebrating their 30th year at Riverside Park. Nearly 130,000 visitors per year enjoy this holiday tradition while driving, walking or taking a carriage ride through Riverside Park. Rotary Holiday Lights has over 3,000,000 lights in its inventory, you can imagine the breadth and depth of this holiday display.
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Between The Bluffs Frothbite Beer & Bites Festival

December 7, 2024 | La Crosse, WI
Join at the 2024 Between the Bluffs Frothbite- Beer & Bites Festival! This epic festival will feature unique winter elixirs, craft beverages and delicious holiday bites from local, regional and Midwest vendors. Get in a jolly good mood by returning to the La Crosse Region with your festive entourage!
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Skyrockers New Years Eve

December 31, 2024 | La Crosse, WI
The Skyrockers New Year’s Eve fireworks shows are the oldest community sponsored displays in the country. The Early Bird show at 6PM is a tradition from the 1950s for the young people and others who want to enjoy a celebration at a more convenient time. The Midnight show has been broadcast on radio since 1957 and on TV since 1985.
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