See Grammy-Nominated David Nail Live at Riverfest 2016!

Admission is FREE with a 2016 Riverfest button.

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Get Ready for the La Crosse Area's Largest Summer Festival!

Enjoy family-friendly activities, concerts, fireworks, food & fun for everyone.

Local Button Sellers

All Kwik Trip Stores: La Crosse. West Salem, Onalaska, Coon Valley and Chaseburg,

Festival Foods: Onalaska, Holmen, La Crosse

Altra Federal Credit Unions: Onalaska, Holmen, La Crosse 

Coney Island in the Bridgeview Plaza

La Crosse County Convention and Visitors Bureau (Riverside Park)

Anytime Fitness: Onalaska

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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Did You Know?

The Year Riverfest Started

Estimated Proceeds Donated To Local Charities and Organizations.

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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Riverfest Blog

Clue #3 6/17/16

Clue #3 6/17/16  To have luck in this day look to the Queen, Start at the beginning, ward off competition, Take notes and team up, you’re on a mission Ponder your clues, you’ve made a good start!

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Riverfest Medallion Clue #2 6/16/16

“Water slides” is an action, City parks keep on changing. Beauty to see if you look down the stream, The rivers, and bluffs, oh my! Over a bridge and north of Main, There’s access to all in this outdoor spot.

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Riverfest Medallion Hunt 2016 Clue #1 6/15/16

Welcome Summer, Welcome Festers Riverfest is around the bend, our first medallion clue we send. You must find the medallion disc, water slides and fun is today’s only hint Search high and low, a glint you may see, We’re celebrating Riverfest...

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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!
Riverfest La Crosse
Riverfest La CrosseWednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 9:42am
ONLY $7.00! Remember to get your buttons before the festival!

12 & Under FREE

This button is all that is required to attend the David Nail at Riverfest concert on July 3rd!

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$10.00 During Riverfest La Crosse!
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Riverfest La CrosseWednesday, June 29th, 2016 at 9:07am
Riverfest Opening Ceremony & Fly Over!
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Riverfest La CrosseTuesday, June 28th, 2016 at 10:37am
Join us for Flyboard Xtreme!!!
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Riverfest La CrosseMonday, June 27th, 2016 at 10:45pm
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Riverfest La CrosseMonday, June 27th, 2016 at 3:52pm
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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