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Irishfest La Crosse
August 9, 2019 3:00 pm
August 11, 2019 6:00 pm
August 9, 2018
Southside Oktoberfest Grounds
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615 2nd Street, La Crosse, WI, 54603, United States

Wisconsin Weekend: Irishfest La CrosseLa 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.

Irishfest La Crosse Wee Kids tent

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!

Tickets are $20 for a 3-Day Pass, and $10 online or $15 at the gate for a single day ticket. Children 17 and Under are FREE during the entire festival.

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)

You’ll find Irishfest right off U.S. 53 in La Crosse, about 4 miles south of I-90. U.S. 14/61 and Highways 16, 33, and 35 all bring you into town!

Irishfest La Crosse Address:

Southside Fest Grounds
2nd & La Crosse Streets
La Crosse, WI 54602
(800) 658-9424


Plenty of Irish dancing will be there for your entertainment too, like this!

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