Monthly Archives: June 2018

Irishfest

Thursday, June 07, 2018

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; Cultural tent with traditional music, Irish dancers and cultural exhibits; Arts Tent with baking demonstrations, speakers on Irish history, bodhran, tin whistle, and Irish language lessions. Irish food menu, Kilt run/walk, Highland games and more.

Great River Folk Festival

Great River Folk Fest is an Americana & Folk music festival and artisan craft fair held in Riverside Park in La Crosse. The festival has been providing the community and surrounding states with a fun musical weekend for over forty years. The weekend event includes many types of music, a songwriters contest, dancing, children’s activities, music workshops, crafts, ethnic food and local microbrewery beer.

Each year, the festival juries in some of the region’s most talented and creative crafters and artisans. All items are handcrafted by the exhibitor.

The entire festival is family friendly. Be sure to check out their website for a complete list of performers and a schedule of events.

Coulee Con

Coulee Con is a convention focused on bringing gamers together in the Coulee region. It features a wide range of gaming genres including board games, collectible card games, roleplaying games, miniatures, video games, and puzzles. The schedule includes pre-planned events, open gaming, daily drawings, a silent auction, and tournaments.

La Crosse Area Bicycle Festival

Enjoy two-wheeled bliss through the scenic valleys of the Mississippi River!
All rides leave from Cameron Park (unless noted) and are FREE to the public.
Road rides outside of La Crosse are self-supported, self-timed and self-guided. We’ll have suggested start windows, turn-by-turn smartphone routes online, and maps with cue sheets available for free at Cameron Park. Featured road rides also have volunteer ride ambassadors who will leave from Cameron Park at staggered times throughout the start window. Routes out of town are outlined on free maps and cue sheets, with turns marked on the road in the city. Guided interest rides are suitable for families, kids, and easy riding. They leave from Cameron Park at the designated time, make frequent stops, and have a leader to guide the ride through the city.

Free Registration
All rides are free to the public. Road rides outside of La Crosse are self-supported, self-timed and self-guided.

La Crosse Storytelling Festival

The La Crosse Storytelling Festival, always the weekend after Labor Day, is the only storytelling festival in Wisconsin. It is a fantastic family weekend with scary stories on Friday night and family and children’s stories and activities on Saturday afternoon. Saturday night is the adult cabaret where the stories are geared for those eighteen and over. The festival brings in high level National Talent every year while continuing to highlight local and regional tellers. With two stages and a full schedule of tellers and musicians, the La Crosse Storytelling Festival also has a silent auction, book store, jugglers, face painting, and the state’s best fest food. Come and enjoy the magic of storytelling!

La Crosse PRIDE

The Center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connections will be hosting PRIDE in the Park Saturday September 8th at Riverside Park in downtown La Crosse! The event runs from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and is FREE and open to the public!