Returning Events




Onalaska Winter Games Onalaska school gyms. Sports tournaments, youth basketball tournaments, youth dances & food. Contact Onalaska Parks & Rec. Dept. 781-9560


La Crosse Winter Rec. Fest All sorts of winter activities for the whole family held at Pettibone & Copeland Parks & Green Island Ice Arena. Concessions.

Snowflake Ski Jumping Tournament Internationally attended! Westby is known for having outstanding jumping hills including one of the most challenging large hills in the world!


The 1st Saturday of March, join Wisconsin Special Olympics for the annual Polar Plunge.  Freezin’  for a Reason. Help out the Special Olympics Athletes.  For more information contact 608-789- 7596


Administrative Professionals day is special at the La Crosse Center.  Join Family Radio for the World’s Largest Office Party.


Trempealeau Hip Breaker Annual Bicycle Tour 10, 23, 43 mile bicycle tour.

Westby Syttende Mai Westby, Wisconsin. Norwegian Folk Festival. Ethnic food, costumes, dances & entertainment. Parade, quilt & doll display/auction, rosemaling & woodcarving show/sale & more.

Onalaska Sun Fish Days Onalaska. Bed races, ball tournaments, Miss Onalaska Pageant, kids’ fishing tourney, food, music & fun. “Sunfish Capital of the World.”


Dairy Days Village Park, West Salem. Softball tournaments, fun run, clowns, craft fair, car show, antique tractor pull, parade, music & food.

National Association of Beer Can Collectors City Brewery Hall. Annual buy-sell-trade session.

French Island Sand Burr Days French Island. Next to Sky Harbor Center, Exit #2 off I-90.

Deke Slayton Airfest - La Crosse Airport

Norskedalen Midsummer Fest Norskedalen. Traditionally Scandinavian. Demonstrations of pioneer crafts & cooking, rosemaling & wood carving. Music & entertainment.


Riverfest Riverside Park. The city’s premier summer event of continuous entertainment, music, river activities, parade, food and beverage tents & more.

Catfish Days Trempealeau. Unique river town celebration featuring food booths, including the world-famous catfish burger, craft shows, flea market, fireworks & more.

Founder’s Day and Civil War Weekend West Salem. Civil War re-enactment.

La Crosse Interstate Fair West Salem. Family fun. 4-H, exhibits, music, entertainment, food, auto races, carnival rides, tractor pull. Free admission and parking.

Railfair Show & Flea Market Copeland Park. The 400 locomotive and the Grand Crossing Tower open for public viewing. Food & entertainment.

Annual Antique Show & Flea Market Old Towne North, La Crosse WI

 Art Fair On The Green UW-La Crosse. Artists from all over the country display their works…includes batik, metalwork, paintings, jewelry.


Great River Jazz Fest
Great River Jazz Fest 25 – August 5-8 – 100 musicians in Riverside Park south and in the La Crosse Center and other venues in DownTown La Crosse Thurs – Sun.

Great River Folk Fest UW-La Crosse. Musicians, artists and craftsmen share folk music, dancing, storytelling, crafts, food.


Midwest Banjo Jamboree more than 40 years of banjos festing in La Crosse.

Mindoro Lions Spanferkel Crowning of Miss Mindoro, music, fireworks, softball, horseshoe, Sunday parade. Featuring charcoaled pork, plus other food and beverages.

Norskedalen Threshing Bee. Demonstrations, activities and an authentic thresher’s meal. Call (608) 452-3424.

Garland Days West Salem. Arts and crafts along with a home tour highlight a weekend dedicated to Hamlin Garland, Wisconsin’s Pulitzer Prize winner.

La Crescent Applefest La Crescent, Minnesota. A tribute to its apple industry, this festival includes apple orchard tours, arts and crafts, flea market, a fun parade and pageants.

Cranberry Festival Warrens. Fun weekend with cranberry tours, photo contest, bicycle tour, parade, music, food and an antique/flea/farmers market.

Oktoberfest, Starts the last weekend in September.  Mapleleaf Parade on Saturday morning.


Oktoberfest, Oktoberfest Grounds. An ethnic festival with parades, arts and crafts, music, sporting events, rides, food and beverage!


Thanksgiving the annual Thanksgiving day community celebration at the La Crosse Center.   Free family fun.

Day after Thanksgiving-Dec 31st Annual Rotary Lights Holiday Display in Riverside Park.


Skyrocker’s New Year’s Eve Fireworks From atop Grandad’s Bluff. Since 1929. Early Bird Show at 6 pm; Traditional Show at midnight.

La Crosse Wisconsin Events

Always something to do in LaCrosse Wi, from festivals to fairs….there is always something happening here.