Fairs & Festivals
WED–SUN, JULY 10–14
Winona County Fair
Winona County Fairgrounds, 506 W 6th St., St. Charles, MN
Events at various times, winonacountyfair.com
Fair food, carnival rides, commercial booths, 4-H & open class exhibits, and grandstand shows.
SAT, JULY 13
Youth Outdoor Fest
Veterans Freedom Park, 200 Clinton St.
Experience outdoor recreation activities available in the Coulee Region, arts and crafts, live animals, food, and more. Free admission.
SAT, JULY 13
Driftless Music Festival
Eckhart Park, Decker St., Viroqua
Diverse music, local food, and good company under the trees. Enjoy one show or pack a blanket and chairs and stay all day. Free admission.
WED–SAT, JULY 17–21
La Crosse Interstate Fair
West Salem Fairgrounds, N4985 County Road M, West Salem
Events at various times, lacrosseinterstatefair.com
Carnival, exhibitions, food, and fun. Free admission.
SAT, JULY 27
2nd Annual Blue Fruit Fest
Blue Fruit Farm, 31762 Wiscoy Ridge Rd., Winona, MN
3–8pm, 507-454-8310, bluefruitfarm.com
Farm tours, berry and jam tasting, live music, pizza, and desserts from the Blue Heron.
SAT–SUN, JULY 27-28
AAUW Art Fair on the Green
UWL Campus, 1725 State St.
10am–5pm (Sat.), 10am–4pm (Sun.), lacrosse-wi.aauw.net/art-fair/event
Fine art and food for sale, admission goes to fundraise local scholarships and grants.
FRI–SUN, AUG. 9–11
Southside Fest Grounds, 615 2nd St. N.
Irish/Celtic music, food, beverages, dancing, and culture for the whole family. Kids 17 and under are free.
FRI–SUN, AUG. 16–18
Events at various locations, Holmen
Events at various times, 526-4444
Annual community celebration filled with fireworks, a parade, a car show, swap meets, carnival, music, charcoal chicken, and, of course, delicious buttered corn. Free admission.
2019 FAIRS & FESTIVALS COMPLETED:
FRI-SUN, MAY 31–JUNE 2
June Dairy Days
Village Park, West Salem
Events at various times, junedairydays.com
Bands, events, parade, fireworks, and more to entertain the whole family.
FRI-SAT, JUNE 7–8
The Pump House Regional Art Center, 119 King St.
Events at various times, 785-1434, artspire.thepumphouse.org
Free, all-inclusive, community art celebration combines visual, performing, literary arts, dance, and more in a primarily outdoor setting.
WED–SUN, JUNE 12–16
Winona Steamboat Days
Events at various locations and times, winonasteamboatdays.com
Five days of carnival, live music, boat races, a grand parade, and fireworks. Join us for a week full of fun!
SAT, JUNE 15
La Crosse County Dairy Breakfast
Creamery Creek Holsteins, W1250 County U, Bangor
6–11am, 343-6220, Find us on Facebook
Breakfast and fun on the farm for the whole family. Local food, open barn and farm tours, kids activities and inflatables, NEW Dairy Tasting Tent, Educational Tent, Spin-to-Win Wheel, and more.
FRI–SAT, JUNE 21–22
Van Riper Park, 206 Riders Club Rd., Onalaska
Events at various times, celebrateonalaska.com
Good food and great entertainment. Free activities for all ages and a fireworks display.
SAT, JUNE 22
Big Blue Dragon Boat Festival
Copeland Park, 1130 Copeland Park Dr.
A colorful and spirited competition on the Black River. Funds raised support the Center for Breast Care and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater La Crosse.
WED–SAT, JULY 3–6
Riverside Park, 50 State St.
Events at various times, riverfestlacrosse.com
Entertainment, food, drink, and fun over the 4th of July weekend. Kids 12 and under are free.