Events

Throughout the year, the communities along the Wisconsin Great River Road National Scenic Byway host a number of one-of-a-kind festivals, fairs, concerts, historic tours and other events. Whatever the season, you’ll find a great reason for traveling along the Wisconsin Great River Road.

Lynxville Catfish Fry

August 29, 2014
Lynxville, WI, WI

Alma Music & Art Festival

August 31, 2014
Harbor Road
Alma, WI 54610
Phone: (608) 685-3303

Music & Art Festival, Alma, Wisconsin

Music & Art Festival, Alma, Wisconsin

MUSIC & ART ON THE MISSISSIPPI!!  Labor Day weekend brings the 13th annual Alma Music & Arts Festival on Sunday, August 31st. The event is held at the Alma Beach & Marina on the banks of the Mississippi River and is a great day of live music, food, art & family-friendly activities.  Free admission!

Take a scenic drive along the Wisconsin Great River Road, enjoy the historic river town of Alma and a wonderful festival held on the tree lined shore of the great Mississippi River in Alma, Wisconsin.

Annual Villa Louis Carriage Classic

September 5, 2014  – September 7, 2014
Prairie du Chien, WI
Phone: 608-326-2721

The mid-west’s most elegant and lavishly appointed equine sport driving event. Some of the region’s finest horses and over 100 new and restored carriages compete in a variety of arena and cross-country events. Learn how this event descends from the Dousman era when the Villa Louis was known as the Artesian Stock Farm and
was home to one of the Midwest’s finest racehorse farms. Villa Louis Historic Site, St. Feriole, Island, Prairie du Chien.

Fall Fest & Market in the Park

September 20, 2014
Ferryville, WI
Phone: 608-734-9077

Oktoberfest Car Races

October 2, 2014  – October 5, 2014
La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway
Onalaska, WI 54669
Phone: (608) 786-1525

Four days of racing to finish off the season.

Directions: Hwy 35 North to I-90. Take I-90 east to Exit 12, West Salem. Corner of Hwy 16 and County Road M.

Onalaska Jaycees Haunted House

October 4, 2014  – November 1, 2014
Clearwater Farm
Onalaska, WI 54650
Phone: 608-781-9570

“Shed of the Dead” Haunted House
Located at Clearwater Farm 760 Green Coulee Rd., Onalaska 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Tickets Available for General Admission 7:00 p.m. – Doors Open (Last 2 weekends) 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – “$5 Children’s Matinee”    $10.00 General Admission Tickets. $2.00 off with 2 non-perishable food items.

Fall Gift & Craft Show

October 11, 2014  – October 12, 2014
255 Riders Club Rd
Onalaska, WI 54650
Phone: 608-781-9566

Quilting By The River In Alma

October 11, 2014  – October 12, 2014
1618 Wisconsin State Highway 35
Alma Area School Complex
Alma, WI 54610
Phone: (608) 685-3303

Quilting By The River, Alma, Wisconsin

Quilting By The River, Alma, Wisconsin

Join us for Quilting By The River in Alma, Wisconsin, the 28th annual quilt show sponsored by the Alma Historical Society.

As always, the show is a celebration of a true American art form. Quilts are from local and regional quilters. Included in the show are applique quilts, crazy quilts, art quilts, sampler quilts and traditional patchwork pattern quilts. In addition to new quilt projects, the show also includes restoration projects of antique and vintage quilts.

Quilts have evolved from a necessity to keep warm in the cold Wisconsin winters to works of art that are cherished and passed down from generation to generation. Many can recall the soft colors, comforting designs and warmth that came from hugging an old family quilt. Come visit the Quilt Show and step back to that familiar time and stand in awe as you have the opportunity to view the craftsmanship of our local quilters.

Holiday Parade

December 5, 2014
Prairie du Chien, WI
Phone: 608-326-8555

Downtown Prairie du Chien along Blackhawk Ave.

Carp Fest

December 26, 2014  – January 1, 2015
Prairie du Chien, WI
Phone: 608-326-7207

Week long family orientated activities including lighted sledding hill, torchlight ski/hike, skating party, bowling, snow bowl football, ice fishing and more. Event culminates with the annual Droppin’ of the Carp. For a list of activities contact the City Parks & Recreation Dept.

“Droppin’ of the Carp”

December 31, 2014  – December 31, 2014
Prairie du Chien, WI
Phone: 608-326-8602

New Year’s Eve festivities, bonfire, entertainment, countdown at 11:40 p.m., St. Feriole Island,
Blackhawk Ave, Prairie du Chien.

Alma Eagles on Ice

January 10, 2015
118 N Main Street
Alma, WI 54610
Phone: 608-685-3303

Bald Eagle Appreciation Days

February 27, 2015  – February 28, 2015
Hoffman Hall
1600 S Wacouta Ave
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821
Phone: 800 732-1673

Saturday activities will include Live Bald Eagle and raptor programs, birding displays & exhibits, mini programs, birding experts on hand, outdoor viewing of Bald Eagles through spotting scopes, life-size Bald Eagle nest, activities for children, held at Hoffman Hall, 1600 S Wacouta Ave, Prairie du Chien from 9 am-4 pm. All activities and programs are free. Birding programs also held Friday evening at local hotels with live entertainment following. Event is co-sponsored by Effigy Mounds National Monument and the Prairie du Chien Chamber of Commerce/ Tourism Council, 800-732-1673. Click here for schedule of programs & activities.

Bald Eagle Day

March 7, 2015
Ferryville, WI
Phone: 608-734-9077

Catfish Days

July 10, 2015  – July 12, 2015
Trempealeau, WI
Phone: 608-534-6780