Emergency Information

Call (608) 782-6000

  • The Riverfest First Aid Station is located immediately to the West (river side) of the Bandshell.
  • The Station is staffed by Registered Nurses. This is a basic first aid station and is able to help with allergic reactions, heat stroke, sprains and blisters. Paramedics and ambulance personnel are available on grounds as much as possible.
  • Aspirin and other oral medications cannot be given out at First Aid.
  • If First Aid is needed, guests may either go to the first aid station or seek someone within the Riverfest Security or Riverfest staff to radio for assistance.

Riverfest Information/Ticket trailer (beneath the Flagpole in the center of the park) – 11:00 am until Close, call 608.782.6000.

Security personnel are posted and walking throughout the Fest grounds.
The main security office is located next to the first aid station, West (river side) of the bandshell.

People bring stuff and they, unfortunately, lose stuff. It’s the goal of Riverfest management to make the Guest-Items reconciliation process as effective as possible.

First, if you lose something, check with the Information/Ticket Trailer. This is located near the flag in the center of the park. If Guest Relations doesn’t have your items, make an entry in the lost and found log book kept there. Lost items and the lost and found logbook are turned in to the main office every evening after the Fest closes. On a regular basis, office staff will match lost stuff with owners reporting items missing and will contact owners to arrange returns.

If you leave the Fest without filling in a log entry regarding lost items, feel free to call the office any time at 608.782.6000. If item(s) are not claimed after 2 weeks following the final day of the festival, the item is donated as appropriate.

There are both flushable and portable bathroom facilities located around the festival site.

Flushable restrooms are located in the brick buildings located at the north end and south end of Veterans Memorial Drive.

Portable restrooms are located on the East side of Veterans Memorial Drive and at various locations throughout the park. Handicapped facilities are available in the flushable restrooms as well as at portable locations in the park.

There are diaper changing facilities available at the First Aid Trailer located on the riverside of the bandshell.

In the event of a severe weather warning the park will be closed and all events will be shut down.

Emergency shelter is available at the La Crosse Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Radisson Hotel, the basement of the bandshell and in the city permanent concrete restrooms. Following a park closure, tune into local radio stations for rescheduled events and times.

A drinking fountain is provided for our guests. It is located just outside of the fenced in area south of the eagle. In addition, many of the numerous beverage booths located throughout the Fest site sell bottled water.

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First Aid

  • The Riverfest First Aid Station is located immediately to the West (river side) of the Bandshell.
  • The Station is staffed by Registered Nurses. This is a basic first aid station and is able to help with allergic reactions, heat stroke, sprains and blisters. Paramedics and ambulance personnel are available on grounds as much as possible.
  • Aspirin and other oral medications cannot be given out at First Aid.
  • If First Aid is needed, guests may either go to the first aid station or seek someone within the Riverfest Security or Riverfest staff to radio for assistance.

Restrooms

There are both flushable and portable bathroom facilities located around the festival site.

Flushable restrooms are located in the brick buildings located at the north end and south end of Veterans Memorial Drive.

Portable restrooms are located on the East side of Veterans Memorial Drive and at various locations throughout the park. Handicapped facilities are available in the flushable restrooms as well as at portable locations in the park.

Baby Changing Facilities

There are diaper changing facilities available at the First Aid Trailer located on the riverside of the bandshell.

Severe Weather

In the event of a severe weather warning the park will be closed and all events will be shut down.

Emergency shelter is available at the La Crosse Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Radisson Hotel, the basement of the bandshell and in the city permanent concrete restrooms. Following a park closure, tune into local radio stations for rescheduled events and times.

Water

A drinking fountain is provided for our guests. It is located just outside of the fenced in area south of the eagle. In addition, many of the numerous beverage booths located throughout the Fest site sell bottled water.

Lost Children / Lost Parents

Riverfest Information/Ticket trailer (beneath the Flagpole in the center of the park) – 11:00 am until Close, call 608.782.6000.

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Security

  • Security personnel are posted and walking throughout the Fest grounds.
  • The main security office is located next to the first aid station, West (river side) of the bandshell.

Lost & Found

People bring stuff and they, unfortunately, lose stuff. It’s the goal of Riverfest management to make the Guest-Items reconciliation process as effective as possible.

First, if you lose something, check with the Information/Ticket Trailer. This is located near the flag in the center of the park. If Guest Relations doesn’t have your items, make an entry in the lost and found log book kept there. Lost items and the lost and found logbook are turned in to the main office every evening after the Fest closes. On a regular basis, office staff will match lost stuff with owners reporting items missing and will contact owners to arrange returns.

If you leave the Fest without filling in a log entry regarding lost items, feel free to call the office any time at 608.782.6000. If item(s) are not claimed after 2 weeks following the final day of the festival, the item is donated as appropriate.