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Great River Folk Festival
August 27, 2022
August 28, 2015
Riverside Park
100 State Street, La Crosse, WI, 54601, United States
Great River Folk Festival, La Crosse

The annual Great River Folk Festival is a family-friendly Saturday featuring outdoor contemporary and traditional folk music right in La Crosse’s beautiful Riverside Park. Along with the music, you can enjoy demonstrations of traditional crafts and plenty of craft items for sale from artists across the spectrum, ethnic food and children’s activities. The Driftless Folk School will be demonstrating Spoon Carving, Spindle Spinning and Small Basket weaving throughout the day—11 and 5 pm.

Check out the full music lineup below. Ticket prices are $20 in advance, $25 at the gate. Get details here.

Riverside Park is a beautiful space along the Mississippi River on the west edge of downtown La Crosse. Along with the Great River Folk Festival you’ll find historic and contemporary statutes, beautiful views of the river and bluffs, access to riverboats, restaurants, hotels, the Turtle Stack Brewing Company, and plenty of hotels to spend the night – all within easy walking distance.

Great River Folk Festival Music Schedule:

Saturday, August 27th
Saturday Daytime Activities: 10:00 – 5:00
Riverside Park (Rain or shine)

  • Traditional arts and craft fair
  • Craft demonstrations
  • Children’s activities
  • Food from a wide variety of vendors
  • Music Performances and Workshops at three stages

Performers include Echo Black River, The Lowest Pair, Don Harvey, Cass Magpie, J.E. Sunde, Patina, Camela Widad, Roe Family Singers, Siena Christie, D. Janakey, The Iowans, and Joseph Hubner

U.S. 14, 53, and 61, as well as Highways 16, 33, 35, and I-90 all bring you to La Crosse, which has plenty of other fun things to check out, too!

Great River Folk Festival Address:

Riverside Park
100 State Street
La Crosse, WI 54601
(608) 784-3033

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