See Grammy-Nominated David Nail Live at Riverfest 2016!

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Festival Foods: Onalaska, Holmen, La Crosse

Altra Federal Credit Unions: Onalaska, Holmen, La Crosse 

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Join Us July 4th, 2016 for Kwik Trip's Fireworks Extravaganza!

It’s the largest fireworks display in the Coulee Region. Our annual fireworks display is always a “blast”. Bring the whole family down to Riverside Park and enjoy the sights, sounds, music & food of Riverfest.

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The Year Riverfest Started

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Average number of volunteers needed to run Riverfest each year.

Number of local organizations we have donated to over the years.

logoRiverfest is a self-funded, volunteer-run festival that provides annual entertainment, food, drink and fun over the 4th of July weekend for the Greater La Crosse Community. Proceeds from the festival are used to fund future Riverfest events, as well as to provide donations back to local groups and charities that provide volunteer services for the fest. Riverfest typically gives $50,000 to $60,000 back to the community each year.

View list of organizations we have donated to over the years.
  • La Crosse Jaycees
  • Downtown Mainstreet
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Warriors
  • Coulee Region Kiwanis
  • La Crosse Kiwanis
  • Optimist Club
  • St Thomas More Parish
  • YMCA
  • Mississippi Mayhem
  • Coulee Region Girls Hockey
  • Black Diamond Soccer
  • Friends of Luther
  • Onalaska Lions
  • North La Crosse Lions
  • Onalaska Jaycees
  • Relax-in Campers
  • City of LA Crosse Parks Department
  • La Crescent Youth Hockey
  • Central Show Choir Parents
  • Logan Show Choir
  • Aquinas High School
  • La Crosse Bluegolds Summer Baseball
  • La Crosse Knights of Columbus
  • Holmen Show Choir Parents
  • Logan High School Band
  • Red Raiders Softball
  • West Salem High School Choir
  • Central Tennis Team
  • West Salem High School Drama Club
  • Viterbo education Club
  • Operation Home Front
  • La Crosse Skating Sirens
  • Coulee Christian School
  • La Crosse HS Alpine Skiers
  • Holmen Gymnastics
  • 7 Winters Winter Sports Club
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Youth Group
  • Vietnam Veterans
  • Mt calvary Lutheran School
  • St Patrick’s ACT Committee
  • Coulee region Girls Hockey
  • Onalaska Girls Hockey
  • La Crosse Dubna Student Exchange
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Mary Mother of the Church Mens Club
  • La Crosse Rotary Foundation

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Misty’s Dance Update

We have updated the start date and time on our online schedule for Misty’s Dance.  The online schedule is now correct with Saturday’s performance starting up at 5:00pm. read more

Skin Checks

Take care of yourself!  Dr Steven Webster from Gundersen Health Systems will be on grounds daily from 11am to 2pm at our First Aid area providing free skin cancer checks.  Always wear your sunscreen! read more

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Riverfest La Crosse

La Crosse Riverfest started in 1983 as a way to celebrate the Forth of July holiday in La Crosse. Continuing on from then Riverfest has continued to support the local economy by providing a safe entertainment venue for all ages to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you!
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Riverfest La CrosseThursday, May 26th, 2016 at 11:45am
Parachute Simulator Coming to Riverfest!
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Riverfest La CrosseWednesday, May 25th, 2016 at 1:04pm
We agree! Make your July 4th plans now!
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Riverfest La CrosseTuesday, May 24th, 2016 at 3:00pm
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Riverfest La CrosseFriday, May 20th, 2016 at 10:37am
Pick up them buttons! Only $7 to see David Nail and eat fried cheese! #yum #music #doit #fireworks
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Riverfest La CrosseFriday, May 20th, 2016 at 9:37am
Boom! In 2015, River Vault made history by being the first ever pole vault competition on water! 2016 is bigger and better with a bigger barge and two days of pole vaulting action.
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Volunteer at Riverfest

  • Serve your community & have fun!
  • You can set your own schedule
  • Food & drink perks while volunteering
  • Potential chance to meet entertainers
  • Opportunities include: park setup, teardown, serving drinks & helping with entertainment

Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Businesses can donate time, money or services
  • Name mentions and advertising opportunities are available. Varies on the level of contribution
  • Sponsors receive ribboned buttons to honor their generosity and support
  • It feels good to give, and your sponsorship is appreciated at any level
  • Have questions? Contact us