Community Events

July 2017

July 1, 2017 – Firecracker 4 Mile 
This event kicks off you Fourth of July weekend with either a 4 mile, 1 mile, or kid’s races! All skill levels welcome! 

July 8, 2017 – ‘Give it a Tri’ Kids Tri 
Kids have the opportunity to try doing an adult style triathlon at this event at the Onalaska YMCA Ages 3-14 welcome! 

July 8, 2017 – 9th Annual Youth Outdoor Fest 
This event in La Crosse’s Veterans Freedom Park introduces local kids to different outdoor activities that are common in the area including boating, fishing, and archery! 

July 8, 2017 – Three Rivers Roleo 
This is a professional and amateur logrolling event, which will be fun for the whole family to attend! 

July 8, 2017 – Trempealeau Catfish Days Bike Tour 
Participate in either the 15, 20, or 50 race/tour on the scenic route along the Mississippi during the Catfish Days Celebration! 

July 9, 2017 – Trempealeau Catfish Days 5K Run/Walk & 10K Run 
The perfect way to work up an appetite for the Catfish Days festivities along the Mississippi! Participate in either the 5K run/walk or the 10k run depending on your skill set. 

July 10, 2017 – Mental Illness, Stigma, and Hope 
Mike Desmond will be at the Franciscan Spirituality Center giving a talk about his struggles and helping others to deal with these topics. 

July 10, 2017 – Learn to Skate! 
Increase your skills on the ice at the Onalaska Omni Center with this interactive class! 

July 15, 2017 – Cooking for Awareness BBQ Cook-Off Competition 
This event works to increase suicide awareness and prevention in our community and the Sparta Bike and Board Park also benefit from donations. Come on out to have some tasty food and support your community! 

July 17, 2017 – Caregivers Support Group 
Caregivers of older family members can attend this group and find solidarity among other people in similar positions on the third Monday of the month. 

July 18, 2017 – Cooking with Herbs Class 
The People’s Food Co-op will be sponsoring a class at Western’s new greenhouse teaching people how to utilize more herbs in their cooking. Come tour the facility, enjoy a drink, and learn a tasty new recipe for only $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. 

July 30, 2017 – Holidays and Health Expo 
Get ready for the winter holidays, and stay in shape by attending this Expo held at Valley View Mall! 

August 2017

August 1, 2017 – National Night Out 
Halfway Creek Park in Holmen is hosting a ‘National Night Out’ featuring the film “The Secret Life of Pets”. This event is part of a community building campaign to foster stronger relationships with law enforcement. 

August 5th, 2017 – The Big Latch On 
The Western Wisconsin Breastfeeding Coalition is hosting the 3rd Annual Big Latch On event. The Big Latch On takes place at registered locations around the world, where women gather to breastfeed and offer peer support to each other. Their friends, family and community join this celebration to support and promote breastfeeding. For more information about this local event, visit 

August 9, 2017 – Summer Veggie Explosion 
The People’s Food Co-op is hosting an interactive cooking class, detailing the best techniques for preparing and saving the fresh summer vegetable bounty! 

August 19, 2017 – Goodview Gallop 
Participate in either a 1K, 5K, or 10K and get a free t-shirt if you register early! 

August 20, 2017 – Holmen Kornfest Fun Run 
The race starts at St. Elizabeth in Holmen WI and you can partake in either the 10K or the 2 mile, and head on over to the parade after the run! 

August 26, 2017 – Canoe & Du 
This event offers people the chance to participate in a Canoe Adventure Tri or a Duathlon, and caters to all ability levels. All proceeds from this event support the local YMCA. 

September 2017

September 1, 2017 – La Crosse Area Bicycle Festival 
At this bike riding festival there will be rides with guides leaving from Cameron Park in downtown La Crosse! 

September 16, 2017 – Applefest Run to the Edge 5K 
This 5k is a scenic run/walk in La Crescent MN. With each entry you get a long-sleeved shirt and a bag of local apples! 

September 22 & 23, 2017 – Goosebumps 6 & 24 Hour Run/Walk 
Select either the 6 or 24 hour window and run/walk as much or as little as you want during the timeframe! 

September 30, 2017 – Maple Leaf Walk Run 
This race benefits the La Crosse YMCA, and runners get to take on the Oktoberfest Parade route hours before the parade begins! Several events are being held including a children’s half mile and mile race, a 5k walk, 5 mile run, and a half marathon.


Saturday October 7th (9:30-11am) Nature Saturdays at WisCorps
Nature Saturday is an opportunity to educate individuals on the outdoors, as well as their environments. WisCorps hopes to educate through hikes, crafts and stories. Nature based activities are also supplied for kids. Bring the entire family down to Myrick Park to join us!

Saturday, October 7th (9-12pm) Apple Affair Bike Tour
Take a bike ride around the “Garden of Eden in Galesville, WI and enjoy the bike ride, apple orchards, and tasty apple pie. There are several routes available all that vary in length.

Saturday, October 14th (6-7:30pm) Time Travels Walking Tour
Storyteller Michael Scott will lead a walking tour that highlights the La Crosse Promise Scholarship Eligible homes. This tour is free and open to the public.

Tuesday, October 17th (6pm) Dumpling Class
Bring your friends & family and learn how to make dumplings and enjoy a full meal at the Dim Sum Tea Shop. The cost is 20 dollar and reservations are required.
Dim Sum Tea Shop: 608-738-1221

Saturday, October 28th (9am) Great Pumpkin Chase 5K Run/Walk
Join us on this run/ walk through the scenic Hixon Forest park. Participants will be able to enjoy the beautiful nature Lacrosse has to offer.


Sunday, November 26th (9am-4:30pm) Home Creamery: Cheese Curds, Gouda and Cheddar
Come join Linda Conroy and be instructed on the process of making cheese. You will leave wanting to get home and make cheese curds.
For more information: Call (608)620-3234