Nothing wrong with a nice, long, four-day, holiday weekend!
Except for the air quality. And the heat. And the eventual mayfly hatch.
Despite all those things, I’m looking forward to a couple of extra days away from work as we gear up for Rock Fest!
I will be at Shep’s Riverside Bar & Grill in Lansing on Saturday for the Rock Stop, so swing by & sign up. And if you need more info on the 95 Days of Summer, you can click here.
Here’s a few suggestions if you’re looking for something to do this weekend:
FRIDAY THROUGH TUESDAY – RIVERFEST @ RIVERSIDE PARK
The 40th RiverFest kicks off on Friday and I’m really looking forward to having some lunch in the park with my wife & booing the Mayor during the opening ceremonies!
Obviously, the Fest runs all weekend and there’s no shortage of things to see & do! There’s live music from Tom Conrad, .38 Special, someone named Cooper Alan, Boogie & the Yo-Yoz, the Remainders, Last Call, Carlie Hanson, & many more!
Sadly, no Hootie & the Blowfish. (sad trombone)
There’s obviously a ton of food, ice cold beer, and plenty of family-friendly activities, including live wrestling from River City Championship Wrestling, magic shows, the River City Water Ski Team water skiing shows, axe-throwing, & SO much more.
Don’t forget….the La Crosse SkyRockers fireworks on Friday AND Tuesday from Pettibone Beach!!!!
For a full list of all the stuff happening during RiverFest 2023, click here!
If you love racin’ & you love fireworks, then this is your jam!
You’ve got the Late Models, Sportsmen, Hornets, 6-Shooters, & the extremely funny Outhouse Race!
Gates open at the La Crosse Fairgrounds Speedway at 5:30pm and qualifying starts right after. Then, the racing begins at 7pm. It’s super-affordable, with tickets ranging from $4 for kids aged 6-11, $7 for students aged 12-17, $13 for seniors, and $15 for adults. Buy your tickets online here.
And of course, after all the on-track action wraps up, stick around for the Kwik Trip Fireworks spectacular!!!
Find more info on this event here.
SUNDAY – GRAND OPENING @ BANGOR LANES
Bangor Lanes has a new owner, and they’re having a party to celebrate!
Join Neil & the gang at Bangor Lanes on Sunday starting at noon for food, drinks, & live music from John Ward, followed by Big Liquor!
Feel free to bring your lawn chairs to relax & enjoy yourself! No cover!!!
Find more on this event here.
As always, there’s a bunch of other events happening in our area this weekend and you can find many of them online at AroundRiverCity.com