La Crosse Riverfest Is One of the Best Festivals in the State!

La Crosse Riverfest, a large local festival, always takes place on the weekend of July 4. It’s always a great time of music, food, and fun in a gorgeous location. So if you didn’t already have Fourth of July plans, you do now!

For more great information on La Crosse Riverfest and other local events and attractions, be sure to download our complimentary Vacation Guide. It will help you make sure that your trip to the Driftless region is everything you want it to be.


La Crosse Riverfest at Riverside Park

Since 1983, the La Crosse Riverfest has invited locals, visitors, and their families and friends to a unique Fourth of July celebration at Riverside Park. The beautiful park that plays host to Riverfest, at the center of the community, is a lovely area where three rivers converge. It’s also perfect for picnicking, walking, and enjoying the fireworks on July 4th!



While the concert schedule is currently being finalized, we do know that people are starting to get excited about some of the headliners! The main attraction will be country hit Chase Bryant, who’s currently touring the nation. Check out their Facebook page to see more acts as they are booked!

The family stage will also feature free entertainment, as always, such as jugglers, clowns, and other family-friendly performances.

And, of course, the incredible fireworks display, always the largest in the region!



From deep-fried pickles to ribs on a stick, all your favorite Wisconsin festival foods are at La Crosse Riverfest! Don’t forget the cheese curds and the deep-fried cheesecake, too. Check out a list of food vendors here.

And all the incredible craft beer you can drink is available in the beer tent, on tap or canned. You know you’ll have to stop by for some refreshment! And for the kiddos, check out the lemonade stand!



This year, Riverfest La Crosse 2017 is June 30 – July 4. You can purchase your Riverfest buttons and merchandise online. Or, buy at the gate or from some of the local sellers, but everyone over the age of 12 must have a button to get in! Buttons are $7 in advance or $10 at the gate. For maps and driving directions, click here.


Note: La Crosse Riverfest is currently running a giveaway for a two-night stay, meet and greet with musical guests, and food and beverage tickets. Check it out!


Your Festival Home at Westby House

At Westby House, we love festivals, but our passion is hospitality: making sure you are comfortable, welcomed, and taken care of. Our nine well-appointed rooms offer luxury in all forms, from cozy to spacious. And our gourmet breakfasts and delicious restaurant offerings are created with your enjoyment in mind.

There’s so much to do in the Driftless area, and Westby is the perfect location to stay while you explore. We are centrally located to all the action, but private enough to be a perfect escape. Don’t forget to download our complimentary Vacation Guide, and we hope we will see you soon!