Irishfest La Crosse« Back to Events
La Crosse celebrates its Irish heritage and parties down at Irishfest the weekend of August 9-11, 2019! They call it “the only Irishfest under a roof,” but there’s indoor and outdoor fun to be had. Load up on great Irish food from Corned beef, cabbage and mash to a Banger sandwich, Kilkenny Coddle, or Bailey’s Irish Cream Cheesecake. Quaff beverages from Guinness, Killian’s Irish Red, Harp, and Finnegan’s to a variety of Irish teas and Leprechaun Punch. Nearby restaurants like Dublin Square in La Crosse and the Monarch Public House from Fountain City will be there to make sure you’re all fueled up.
Enjoy great music on multiple stages from performers like We Banjo 3, Gaelic Storm, Skerryvore, Screaming Orphans, Seo Linn, Connla, Athas, Seamus Kennedy, and Ian Gould!
You’ll find plenty of activities on the Harp Stage, in the Cultural Tent, kids can enjoy the Wee Folks Area, play Highland Games, or explore your ancestry in the Genealogy Tent. Participate in or watch the 3rd Annual Fiddle Competition or Road Bowling.
Participate in the Irishfest Raffle and you could win a trip to Ireland, to Scotland, or to next year’s Irishfest La Crosse (that would be the order of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes…)
Saturday, check out the Killian’s Kilt Run/Walk Saturday morning, or participate in the Mashed Potato contest (basically, burning carbs or taking them in!) and then watch Irish Road Bowling. Fireworks will light up the sky Saturday night!
Irishfest La Crosse Festival Hours:
Friday, August 9th: 3 pm – Midnight
Saturday, August 10th: 10 am – Midnight
Sunday, August 11th: 10am – “End of Scattering” (6 pm or so)
Irishfest La Crosse Address:
Southside Fest Grounds
2nd & La Crosse Streets
La Crosse, WI 54602
Plenty of Irish dancing will be there for your entertainment too, like this!