Coming Soon Riverfest 2018

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

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

Coming Soon Riverfest 2018

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

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

Join Us July 4th, 2018 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

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 News and Events

Riverfest Reinhart Burger Bash Donates

Riverfest Reinhart Burger Bash Donates

 . Click the Logo's to hear see the stories  .   La Crosse, WI (WXOW) - WAFER Food Pantry will be able to serve 8,000 more meals to local families thanks to a community donation. On Thursday morning, Riverfest Inc. in collaboration with Reinhart Burger Bash presented...

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Burger Bash Schedule Update

There was a slight change to the BurgerBash Schedule of times and below is the new corrected timeline for Saturday. The chef's will present their burgers to the judges starting at 12:15 pm on Saturday then ever 15 minutes until all 7 chef's have presented. The public...

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Jeff Wieser named as Riverfest 2017 Commodore

Jeff Wieser named as Riverfest 2017 Commodore

Officials of La Crosse’s Riverfest today revealed the Commodore and First Mate who will reign over this year’s Fourth of July week festivities.  Jeff and Andrea Wieser of La Crescent were selected by past Commodores of Riverfest from a pool of dozens of area men and...

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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