The Picks: Saturday Events in Downtown La Crosse, Upcoming Free United We Rock Concert & More Weekend Picks!
September 9-15, 2022
New local picks every Thursday evening to get your weekend started! Check back each week to see La Crosse Local’s picks and to make sure not to miss out on events throughout the year.
Photo by Elvis Explosion
Elvis Explosion 2022 – Live at the La Crosse Center September 9th through the 11th, celebrate the 25th Anniversary Show of the La Crosse Wisconsin Elvis Explosion. With 3 days of non-stop Elvis music and competition you can watch up to 40 Elvis Tribute Artists compete for $25,000. The weekend will be chock full of everything Elvis, so if you’re a fan you may not want to miss out. Get your tickets today!
Photo by River City Gallery La Crosse
Second Saturday Downtown Art Market – Support local community artists this Saturday from 10am to 3pm with the Second Saturday Downtown Art Market in downtown La Crosse. The event started during the Pandemic to help local artists have a location to sell their work, and has continued through the summer of 2021 and 2022 on the second Saturday of every month. Come down to browse through the various art pieces, including pottery, jewelry, paintings, and more, and maybe even purchase something for your own personal collection. This event is presented by River City Gallery, Downtown Mainstreet, The Pumphouse Regional Art Center, The La Crosse Arts Initiative and The La Crosse Society of Arts and Crafts.
11th Annual Patron Reception – This Saturday at 5:30pm help the Pump House Regional Arts Center honor director Anne Drecktrah at the 11th Annual Patron Recognition Reception. The event will include food, friends, and entertainment, while bringing together the community to honor Drecktrah and all she has contributed to the Pump House and other arts activities and organizations in the La Crosse area. You can also enjoy hearing recollections and behind-the-scenes stories of Drecktrah’s time at the theater. This fundraising event will also help the Pump House support their mission to provide free admission to all galleries, tuition sponsorships, and diverse arts programming for all ages. Get your tickets here.
Photo by Clearwater Farm
Taste of Summer at Clearwater Farm – Join the folks at Clearwater Farm in Onalaska for their annual Taste of Summer fundraising event this Saturday from 4pm to 7pm. There will be a wine and beer tasting, a delicious meal by Fathead Steve’s Food Truck, live music by the Great River Troubadours, a silent auction, a wine pull and grub grab. The evening is sure to be a fun and entertaining experience for all.
Pride in the Park – Celebrate pride with The center: 7 Rivers LGBTQ Connection and the La Crosse area community from 11am to 6pm on Saturday at Riverside Park. The event celebrates and supports the LGBTQ members of our community, as well as everyone who chooses to attend this fun, welcoming gathering. There will be free fun for the whole family, including vendors, community groups, kids activities, food and more!
Moon Tunes Woodstock Finale – Presented by Deece Productions, the final Moon Tunes show of the summer will take place this Saturday at the bandshell in Riverside Park at 2pm. The afternoon show will feature a variety of bands rotating every 20 minutes before ending the evening with a fireworks show. Knee High July, Flibbertjibbet, The Brianna Rae Band and more artists and bands will be there to provide a great live music experience for all.
Photo by Caley Conway/Scott Schmidt
Photo by Artaria String Quartet
Photo by Sandbar Storytelling Festival
Sandbar Storytelling Festival – Start looking forward to the Sandbar Storytelling Festival, a three day storytelling event held in Winona, Minnesota in October. The festival will bring exciting storytelling performances and chronicles, food, and workshops to Winona from October 14th to 15th. The performances will celebrate and preserve varied cultural traditions and human experiences, while promoting the art of storytelling for all ages.
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