March 5, 2018

2018 Calendar Area Events and Festivals

Posted by: Jennifer

2018 Calendar Area Events and Festivals

Start planning your 2018 Vacations and Time Away together. Here are some amazing events and festivals to help you do just start now and we will see you soon!

April 28-  Between the Bluffs Beer Wine & Cheese Festival, Southside Fest Grounds, La Crosse

May 5-  Elroy-Sparta State Trail Open House, Sparta Chamber of Commerce

May-  Kicks off May 19, Farmer’s Market at Mueller Square downtown Sparta
Saturdays: 8 am to 12 pm | Wednesdays: 3 pm to 6 pm

May 13- 2018- UW-La Crosse Graduation

May 27-  Memorial Day Parade, Sparta

May 30-  Concerts in the Park, Evan Bosshard Park
*Wednesday evenings May 30 – August 29, 7-9pm

Free bike trails, fishing and more!

June 1&2-  Bike Me! Fun Ride. The BIKE ME FUN RIDE takes place on the free ride weekend on the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail. No trail passes need to be purchased!

June 1-2- WIAA Wisconsin State Track & Field Championships. UW-La Crosse

June 1-3- June Dairy Days, West Salem, WI

June 8- Mainly Marathons. Day 6 of the Heartland Series starts in Evans-Bosshard Park just 2 blocks from B&B.

June 8-10- Sparta Butterfest, parade on Sunday.

June 9- Grand Fondo Cycling Series - Tour De Coulee

June 16- Midsummer Fest- Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, Coon Valley

June 21-24- Bassmaster Elite, La Crosse, WI

June 21-23- Budweiser Dairyland Super National Pull, Tomah, WI

June 27- La Crosse Area Day, Miller Park, Milwaukee, July

July 4-7- Riverfest - La Crosse. Fireworks on July 4, 2018

July 4- Old Fashioned 4th of July, Memorial Park, Sparta

July 8- Art Fair on the Farm, - Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, Coon Valley

July 14- Driftless Music Festival, Viroqua, WI

July 13-15- Viroqua Bluegrass Gospel Music Festival, Viroqua, WI

July 20-21- Big Blue Dragon Boat Race, Copeland Park, La Crosse, WI

July 18-22- La Crosse Interstate Fair, West Salem, WI

July 25-29-  Monroe County Fair-Monroe County Fairgrounds, Tomah, WI

July 28-29-  AAUW Art Fair on the Green, UW-La Crosse

July 21? - Sparta Crazy Daze, Sparta Community

July 27-29- City Wide Rummage Sale, Sparta Community

August TBA- Army Concert, Fort McCoy's Constitution Park

August 3-5 Sparta City Wide Rummage Sales

August 4-10- SAGBRAW Tour

August 8- Threshing Bee Dinner, - Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, Coon Valley

August 10-12- Irish Fest, Southside Fest Grounds, La Crosse

August 19- Sparta Triathlon

August 17-19- Wilton Wood Turtle Days, Wilton Community

August 17-19- Kornfest, Holmen, WI

August 17-19- Leon Gatorfest, Town of Leon

August 31-Sept 30- La Crosse Area Bicycle Festival, Riverside Park

August, Sept- Last Fri, Sat & Sunday of the Month–Downtown Sparta Craft Fair

September 2- Elroy-Sparta State Trail - Tunnel 3 History Ride

September 9- Twilight Tour- Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, Coon Valley

September 12-13- Honorary Citizens! w/the Sparta Ambassadors (TBA)

September 13-16- Applefest, La Crescent, MN

September 15-16-  Driftless Area Art Festival, Soldiers Grove, WI

September 29- Bike Your Park Day

September 28-30- Warrens Cranberry Festival, Warrens, WI

September 27-30- Octoberfest USA & Parade, La Crosse, WI

October 6 (Port Byron) & 13 (Sparta)- “WILL TO BEN”  BIKE TOUR Will to Ben is Bike Wisconsin's newest weeklong tour from the Will B. Rolling statue in Port Byron, IL to the Ben Bikin' statue in Sparta, WI!

October 7- Rails to Trails Marathon, Norwalk, WI.  Full Marathon, ½ Marathon, 5k, & 1-mile dash. On the scenic Elroy-Sparta State Trail with a ¾ mile long tunnel.
* This is a qualifying race for the Boston Marathon.

October 12-14- Civil War Immersion- Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, Coon Valley

October- Fri & Sat.  House of Shadows, 3 blocks from our B&B

*(all month long, not so scary & very scary times), Sparta

October 13- Sparta Fall Fest, Sparta

October- TBA Last day for Farmer’s Market at Mueller Square downtown Sparta

October 25-27 Ghoulees in the Coulees, - Norskedalen Nature and Heritage Center, Coon Valley

November 3- Monroe County Historical Fall Craft Show @ the Sparta High School

November 15-18- Holiday Fair, La Crosse Center

November 30- Sparta’s Holiday Parade & Holiday Lights Group Lighting Ceremony- Evans Bosshard Park

December 1- 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

December 31- TBA New Year’s Ball, Sparta

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


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