Three things to do in & around La Crosse this weekend!

The long, holiday weekend is here and let’s take some time to remember what the holiday is really about. It’s nice to grill & drink a few beers, get out on the river, spend time with friends…but Memorial Day is a day to mourn & honor the brave men & women who have died while serving our great country in the US Military.

If you are going to be heading out this weekend & you’re looking for something to do, here’s a few suggestions.

Tonight, get to Skeleton Crew Brew in Onalaska for their 6th Anniversary party! They’ll be serving up the ice-cold beers on the patio, with live music from the incredibly talented Irene Keenan Jr. from 6-9pm, and amazingly delicious food from Betty’s Tacos food truck from 5-7:30pm.

More info here.

On Saturday, get the lawn mowed, go for a ride on the Harley, and then get to the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway for BUCK NIGHT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

All concessions are just $1 and all beer is only $3! Gates open at 5pm with qualifying at 5:30pm and racing begins at 7pm. Check out action from the NASCAR Late Models, Sportsmen, Hornets, Hobby Stocks, and Street Stocks!

Tickets start at just $4 for kids, $7 for students, $15 for adults and a family pass is only $34. You can buy them at the gate or online here.

Find more info here.

On #SundayFunday, get to French Island for some kick-ass tunes from Glass Stiletto at Robins Nest from 3-7pm!

There’s no cover charge, and Glass Stiletto plays covers by Heart, Pat Benetar, G’n’R, Black Sabbath and Whitesnake, to modern rock by Shinedown, The Pretty Reckless, Halestorm, and much more!

Find more info here.

On Memorial Day, there is NO shortage of observances, parades, and ceremonies in our area. Here’s some info on a few:

In La Crosse, the La Crosse Memorial Day Association will start the parade again at King and Sixth streets at 9 a.m. It will proceed north on Sixth to Main Street to West Avenue to Badger St., to Oakland Ave., and into Forest Drive across La Crosse Street. to the Oak Grove Cemetery through the Losey Arch.

In Onalaska, the parade is at 10 a.m. from American Legion Post 336 to Onalaska Cemetery, Veterans Memorial following the parade at Hauser Cemetery, Brice Prairie approx. 11 a.m. Refreshments will be served at Post 336 after the Onalaska Ceremony.

In Holmen, the Holmen: American Legion parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Church and ends at Halfway Creek band shelter with ceremony at 10 a.m.

In West Salem, the American Legion will have a 10 a.m. ceremony at the Village Park gazebo then to Veterans Memorial Park on Hwy.16 for a rifle salute.

In La Crescent, American Legion Post 595 will visit local cemeteries and perform a brief memorial ceremony as it has in the past.

As always, there’s a BUNCH of other events happening in our area this weekend, and you can find many of them online at

And if you’ve got an event coming up that you’d like to see featured on, you can submit it for free here.

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Brian Simpson

Unapologetic fan of the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins & Celtics. Lover of powerful, dark beers. Married with NO kids. Ever. Lover of doggos. Not so much cats.

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