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Area Events

No matter what time of year you stay at our Sparta bed and breakfast, there is always something going on in the area.  You will find all manner of Wisconsin events in Sparta, La Crosse, and the surrounding areas for your entertainment.


 2016 Calendar of Events for Area

Jan 9- Mississippi Valley Conservancy Snowshoe Hike, guided hike monthly, Onalaska
Jan 9- Winter Festival, Kickapoo Valley Reserve, La Farge
Feb 5-6- 93rd Annual 2016 Snowflake Ski Jumping Tournament, Westby
Feb 12- Candlelight Snowshoe Hike- Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, Coon Valley
Feb 12- Mississippi Valley Conservancy Sweet heart Snowshoe Hike, guided hike monthly, Onalaska
March 5- Monroe County Historical Society Spring Arts & Crafts Show, 9-4pm, Sparta High School, 506 N Black River St, Sparta, WI
March 12- Sparta Area Sports Expo- 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST, Meadowview Middle School,
April 23-  Between the Bluffs Beer Wine & Cheese Festival, La Crosse
May 1-  State Bike Trails Opening event, Sparta Chamber of Commerce
May-  TBA First day for Farmer’s Market, Sparta
May 14- 2016 UW-La Crosse Graduation
May 25-  Concerts in the Park, Evan Bosshard Park
*Wednesday evenings May 25 – August 31th, 7-9pm
May 30-  Memorial Day Parade, Sparta
June 3-4 Wisconsin State Track & Field Championships. UW-LaCrosse
June 9-12- Sparta Butterfest
June 10, 2016 “Heartland” series Mainly Marathons run and New to Sparta by Mainly Marathons.
June 18 & 19- Midsummer Fest- Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, Coon Valley
June 23-26- Budweiser Dairyland Super National Pull, Tomah
July 1-4 Riverfest-La Crosse
July 4- Old Fashioned 4th of July, Memorial Park, Sparta
July ?- Men’s Softball Tournament, Memorial Park, Sparta
July 27-31- Monroe County Fair-Monroe County Fairgrounds, Tomah
July 22-24- Women’s Softball Tournament, Memorial Park, Sparta
July 23- Sparta Crazy Daze, Sparta Community
July 30-31- City Wide Rummage Sale, Sparta Community
August 2- Threshing Bee – Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, Coon Valley
August 12-14- Irish Fest, La Crosse
Aug 19-21- Wilton Wood Turtle Days, Wilton Community
August 19-21- Leon Gatorfest, Town of Leon
August, Sept- Last Fri, Sat & Sunday of the Month–  Downtown Craft Fair, Downtown Sparta
September 10- Green Life Xpo– Milt Lunda Memorial Arena, Black River Falls
September 14 & 15- Honorary Citizens! w/the Sparta Ambassadors (TBA)
September 17 & 18- Driftless Area Art Festival, Soldiers Grove, WI
September 23-25- Warrens CranFest, Warrens
September 29-Oct 2- Octoberfest,  La Crosse
October 8 & 9- Civil War Immersion-Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, Coon Valley
October 14-16Sparta Fall Festival, Historic Downtown Water Street, Sparta
October 8- 14 – 2nd AnnualWill to Ben Bike Tour“, Port Byron, IL to Sparta, WI
October- Fri & Sat.  House of Shadows
*(all month long, not so scary & very scary times), Sparta
October 8- Fall Harvest Festival/Downtown Bash, Sparta
October- TBA Last day for Farmer’s Market, Sparta
November 5- Monroe County Historical Fall Craft Show @ the Sparta High School
November 6?- Rails to Trails Marathon, Norwalk
December 4- Sparta’s Holiday Parade & Holiday Lights Group Lighting Ceremony- Evans Bosshard Park
December 5- Christmas Walk- 50th Annual, Sparta Area
December 3 & 4- Old Fashioned Christmas-Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, Coon Valley
December- TBA Canadian Pacific Holiday Train, Sparta Chamber
December Month Long- Holiday Lights in the Park, Evans Bosshard Park, Sparta
Dec 31-Jan 1- New Year’s Ball, Sparta


Concerts in the Park, Evan Bosshard Park, Sparta
*Wednesday evenings TBA 2016 June – August , 7-9pm


Calendar of Events for La Crosse, WI and surrounding area (click on this link to see many more)