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

Only a few more weeks left of summer! I’ve already been drinking ALL the Festbiers, the wife is gathering all her Fall & Halloween decorations for “The Change” in our house, and it’s getting MUCH cooler at night!

This weekend is our 15th Annual Backyard BBQ, so I’ll be busy getting that set-up & torn down most of the time. Hopefully it doesn’t storm too bad on Sunday with some showers & thunderstorms in the forecast.

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, here’s a few suggestions:

Friday – Oktoberfest VIP ticket party at the La Crosse Bierhaus from 4-7pm

If you haven’t heard, this year’s Oktoberfest has VIP access, and for just $100 per person, you can score these tickets at the Bierhaus, or buy them online at

Your VIP ticket includes:

• One (1) 3-Day Admission pass with VIP branding with Oktoberfest lanyard
• Access to VIP & Klub Member entrance
• Access to VIP & Klub Member restrooms
• Early entrance(9am) into the downtown Fest Grounds for the Tapping of the Golden Keg
• One (1) 2022 Oktoberfest souvenir button
• Three (3) beverage tickets
• One (1) Oktoberfest refillable acrylic stein(which saves you money on refills!)

Find more info on this event here.

Not only can you buy these VIP tickets at the Bierhaus on Friday, you can also sign up for the bike for the 95 Days of Summer! Rock Stop is from 4pm until 5:35pm with Twisted Tea. Find all the info on the bike & a list of the remaining Rock Stops here.

And stick around after the Rock Stop for some great German food, and live Polka music courtesy of the Jolly Button Pushers!

Saturday morning/afternoon – Open House & food truck event at Great River Harley-Davidson at 11am

Get to Great River Harley-Davidson in Onalaska for an open house & food truck event starting at 11am. Food from Chili Revolution, and live music from the Front Porch Project from 11am until 2pm. Plus, door prizes, demo rides, and more!

Find all the info here.

Saturday night – Rockin’ the Prairie on Brice Prairie from 4pm until Midnight

Enjoy food, fun, live music, and a few beverages at the 13th annual Rockin’ the Prairie! Doors open at 4:30pm with The B-SideS taking the stage at 5pm, Bryan Frazier at 8pm, and Cory Wise at 9pm.

Enjoy some incredible food from Stumpy’s Food Truck!

There will also be tip boards, a silent auction, a meat raffle, and prizes throughout the night. Proceeds will benefit the Brice Prairie EMS & Rescue.

Advance tickets are just $8, or $12 day of. You can buy them online here. Find more info on the Facebook event page.

Sunday – The 5th Annual Fundraiser for Autism @ the Holmen American Legion from 11am until 4pm

Stop by the Holmen American Legion for a fundraiser for the La Crosse Autism Foundation.

The La Crosse Autism Foundation is dedicated to strengthening the community by connecting families with local resources, education, and support while raising awareness in and around the La Crosse area. LAF is a non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) status. The La Crosse Autism Foundation events raise money to fund local children who are on the spectrum, their families and caregivers. They strive to put on events that will provide the community with information about local resources, inspire awareness and celebrate those who have autism.

There will be food, a bake sale, a gun raffle, a silent auction, music from DJ Grizz, and much more!

Find all the info here.

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

And if you have 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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