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.
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.
All rides are free to the public. Road rides outside of La Crosse are self-supported, self-timed and self-guided.
Look. Live. Love. Celebrate!
Enjoy this fun family festival that marks the rebirth of our historic downtown.
Celebrate the history of downtown La Crosse, where activities are free and fun for the whole family!
Over 600 laps of feature racing over 4 big days!
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!
One part car show
Featuring pre-’65 hot rods and kustoms
One part motorcycle show
Pre-’75 traditional-styled chopper, bobber and café racers
One helluva lot of fun!
Bands, beer, pin ups, vendors, swap, racing and more!
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!
Plein Air Painting Between the Bluffs is an event where artists gather in the La Crosse area to paint directly from nature (plein air). Artists are encouraged to paint in (or near) downtown La Crosse where the public is welcome to watch them create their art.
This summer concert event for 21+ year old adults is a great way to kick back and relax with some friends. The scenic setting along the Black River backwaters is the ideal way to enjoy a summer Saturday evening. The event takes place in the parking lot of Huck Finn’s on the Water Restaurant and American Marine located on French Island in La Crosse, WI.
Proceeds from the event benefit the La Crosse Area Family YMCA’s Annual Campaign and allow the Y to provide our neighbors with financial assistance for membership and programs, making sure that you, your family and our community have the resources and support needed to learn, grow and thrive. In 2017, the Y provided 1.2 million dollars in financial assistance to more than 5,000 individuals in our community for memberships, programs, and child care.
La Crosse Oktoberfest
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.