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LAX Vibes: 22 Weekend Things to Do

Riverside Park Bandshell | photo by Zastrow & Zastrow

Hey there, LAX! Get those calendars ready ’cause we’re diving into ways to make the most of your weekend in the LAX area. From river adventures to downtown chillin’, there’s something for everyone. Here are 20 Weekend Things to Do in La Crosse!

Looking for even more to do? Check out the La Crosse Local Event Calendar!  Have an event to add? Submit it here!


20 Weekend Things to Do in La Crosse

  1. Kayak the Black River: Soak up the sun and rent a kayak from Island Outdoors. Bonus points if you spot some turtles!
  2. Hit Up the La Crosse Queen: Channel those Mark Twain vibes with a relaxing river cruise.
  3. Explore Grandad Bluff: That view though! Hike, bike, or simply pack a picnic and soak it in.
  4. Chow Down at The Waterfront: Dig into some tasty food with a side of river scenery. We hear the cheese curds are epic! 😉
  5. Riverside Park: Strolls, gardens, maybe catch a free concert…this park’s got it all.
  6. Great River State Trail: Grab your bike or walking shoes and hit this scenic path.
  7. The La Crosse Center: Concerts, shows, expos –  check their calendar for what’s happening.
  8. The Pump House Regional Arts Center: Get your culture fix! Local artist exhibitions and even live music.
  9. World’s Largest Six-Pack: Technically, this is a museum, but it’s a La Crosse icon. Snap a selfie!
  10. Check out the Children’s Museum of La Crosse to play up a storm!

    Children’s Museum of La Crosse | photo by Zastrow & Zastrow
  11. Dig into History at the Hixon House: Step back in time with this beautifully preserved mansion.
  12. Catch a Flick atThe Rivoli: Grab some popcorn and support our historic downtown theater.
  13. Weber Center for the Performing Arts: Live theater, music, and dance – treat yourself!
  14. Try ALL the Beer: Go to The Bodega for great beer, great food, live music and so much more! They have 400 different bottled beers and 20 taps, so you’ll never get bored. We’re sold.
  15. Explore the Shops on Pearl Street: Unique finds at Drift Mercantile, Cheddarheads and maybe a sweet treat from The Pearl while you’re at it. Check out our Guide to Downtown Events for more.
  16. Grab a Drink at Dublin Square: Guinness fan?  This Irish pub is full of good cheer.
  17. Sample Brews at Turtle Stack Brewery: Local craft beer lovers, this one’s for you!
  18. Hike the Hixon Forest Trails: Escape the city bustle and reconnect with nature.
  19. Score Cool Stuff at Cameron Park Farmers Market: Fresh produce, local goodies, it’s a Saturday morning must!
  20. Play some old-school hopscotch at Chad Erickson Memorial Park!

    Chad Erickson Memorial Park | photo by Zastrow & Zastrow
  21. Pettibone Park for the Win: Beaches, picnics, maybe even a dip in the Mississippi if you’re brave!
  22. Catch a La Crosse Loggers Game: Summertime vibes, hot dogs, and cheering on the home team – a La Crosse classic!


This is just a taste of all the awesome stuff happening in our city. Get out there, explore, and show some love to our vibrant community!  Have any hidden gems to add to the list? Please share them in the comments!


For even MORE things to do in the La Crosse Area — Check out the La Crosse Local Calendar!


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