Historic Downtown La Crosse Day

10/13/2012

Come explore downtown La Crosse for the 17th annual downtown historic days. Relive the past with our walk around that holds many activities for the whole family.

 

SORRY - The Chili Cook Off has been CANCELLED due to the weather - * State Bank of La Crosse will also be hosting their annual Chili cook-off in the parking lot located at 401 Main Street. Admission is only 5.00 to sample, just be sure to vote for your favorite. If you're feeling really brave, stay and compete in the chili eating contest! To find out more visit, www.statebankfinancial.com/.

 

 

SORRY - Outdoor activities and the biodiesel shuttle bus have been cancelled due to the weather -* Western Technical College will be hosting their 2nd Annual Living Green Expo on Saturday, Oct. 13, from 11:00 to 4:00 p.m. at Western’s LEED Certified Lunda Center, 319 7th St. N., La Crosse The Living Green Expo turns ideas into action by showcasing local sustainable building and living practices. Enjoy this year’s theme of past, present and future.  To find out more visit, http://www.livinggreenexpolacrosse.com/ 

 

To view the 2012 Historic Day Brochure, please visit: http://lacrossedowntown.com/uploadedFiles/file154.pdf

 

***ALTERNATIVE SITES IN CASE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER ARE LISTED IN PARENTHESES***

8:00 registration for 5K Run/Walk at
Viterbo
9:00 open house at Gerhards 1st Supply
5K Run/Walk at Viterbo
Apple pie contest drop off @ People’s
Food Co-op
Candy Guessing game @ Finnottes
10:00 decorate your own cookie @
Consumer’s Bakery
Caricatures by Mike Martino @
Community Credit Union
Free coffee tasting & watch roasting
process @ Cabin Coffee
Free spa manicure & soap sample
Handmade Natural Beauty
½ price skate sessions @ Pro Skate &
Skateboard $
Open House & tour @ Grand Hotel
Ballroom
Children’s paint-a-pumpkin on Pearl St &
@ Cameron Park
Scarecrow Alley with kid’s crafts @
Cameron Park
Facepainting @ Fayze’s
Stamp-a-scene postcard @ DMI offi ce
Dandy’s Frozen Treats for purchase @
Cameron Park $
Beverages from Cabin Coffee for
purchase @ Cameron Park $
10:30 Mary of the Angels Chapel tour,
Viterbo campus
11:00 free trolley rides around
downtown & to/from Viterbo
Free electric car rides around downtown
& Living Green Expo

 

8:00AM

 Registration for 5K Run/Walk at Viterbo $

 

9:00AM

Open house at Gerhards 1st Supply

5K Run/Walk at Viterbo $

Apple pie contest drop off @ People’s Food Co-op by 11:00AM

Candy Guessing game @ Finnottes

 

10:00AM

Decorate your own cookie @ Consumer’s Bakery

Caricatures by Mike Martino @ Community Credit Union

Free coffee tasting & watch roasting process @ Cabin Coffee

Free spa manicure & soap sample Handmade Natural Beauty

½ price skate sessions @ Pro Skate & Skateboard 

Open House & tour @ Grand Hotel Ballroom

Children’s paint-a-pumpkin on Pearl St @ Cameron Park (DMI OFFICE, 500 MAIN STREET)

Scarecrow Alley with kid’s crafts @ Cameron Park (DMI OFFICE, 500 MAIN STREET)

Facepainting @ Fayze’s

Stamp-a-scene postcard @ DMI office

Dandy’s Frozen Treats for purchase @ Cameron Park

Beverages from Cabin Coffee for purchase @ Cameron Park 

 

10:30AM

Mary of the Angels Chapel tour, Viterbo campus

 

11:00AM

Free trolley rides around downtown, Living Green Expo & to/from Viterbo

Free electric car rides to/from downtown & Living Green Expo

Free Bio-diesel bus rides around downtown, Living Green Expo & UW-L (CANCELLED)

Free horse-drawn carriage rides, board @ Cameron Park (BOARD AT THE HOLLYWOOD THEATRE)

Living Green Expo at the Lunda Center @ Western's Lunda Center and County Health parking lot (OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES CANCELLED)

Guided Architectual Walking Tour begins @ 2nd & Main (INSIDE POWELL PLACE)

Facepainting, games & costumed characters @ the Children’s Museum 

Humane Society display @ Stamp ‘n Hand

Pet therapy dogs around downtown

Hixon House opens $

Swarthout Museum opens $

1860’s Shoe Shine stand with free shoe shines by Howes Diamond Jewelers, 4th St (DMI OFFICE, 500 MAIN STREET)

Free pool for families, lessons @ Top Shots

Dress-up for photos @ Premier Fashion Parties

Apple pie contest judging @ People’s Food Co-op

Free popcorn and $10 tours of the Hollywood Theatre @ 123 5th Avenue S

 

11:30AM

Decorate your own fascinator or fedora @ LARK

Grand River singers @ Howes Diamond Jewelers parking lot

Bounce house & kids activities @ the Chili Cook-off, 100 block of 5th Ave N. (CANCELLED)

21st Annual Chili Cook-off @ State Bank parking lot $ (CANCELLED)

 

12:00PM

Photo booth with vintage clothes, $3/group by Howes Diamond Jewelers, 4th St $ (DMI OFFICE, 500 MAIN STREET)

Special Export Quartet around the downtown

Frankie La Salle, character actor, around the downtown

 

1:00PM

Bebop & Bundles Music together Sing-Along @ Cameron Park (THE WAREHOUSE, 328 PEARL STREET)

Pearl Street Banjo Band on 300 block of Pearl St./200 block of 4th St. (Inside downtown businesses along Pearl and 4th Streets including Fayze's, Bodega, Jules', Cabin Coffee and more)

Mary of the Angels Chapel tour, Viterbo Campus

 Overview talk of the Historic La Crosse Waterfront, begins @ Players Statue, 2nd & Main (INSIDE POWELL PLACE)

"Introduction to the Ukulele... or 60 Minutes and 7 chords that will change your life!" @ Leithold Music

 

1:30PM

Misty’s Dance Unlimited @ Howes Jewelers parking lot

La Crosse Queen sightseeing cruise @ Riverside Park $

Tour of The Warehouse All-ages Dance Club @ The Warehouse

 

2:00PM

Time Travelers band on 200 block of Main St.

 

2:30PM

Bebop & Bundles Music Together Sing-Along @ Cameron Park (THE WAREHOUSE, 328 PEARL STREET)

Papercraft activity @ Stamp ‘n Hand

 

3:00PM

Cheezeland Uke Band @ Howes Diamond Jewelers parking lot (INSIDE LEITHOLD MUSIC)

 

3:30PM

La Crosse Queen sightseeing cruise @ Riverside Park

 

Photo-op spots: the Antique Center, Premier Fashion Parties, Cameron Park, Stamp ‘n Hand

Window displays @ kick, Scott Joseph Menswear, Cabin Coffee, Leithold Music, Stamp ‘n Hand, Orange Pearl Salon & Wedding Tree

Walk-around bingo @ Designing Jewelers, Pickerman’s, Kroner Hardware, Satori Arts, Dublin Square, Generous Earth Pottery, The Gift Basket, DMI office & Premier Fashion Parties

 

 

Thank you to our Sponsors:

* Downtown Mainstreet, Inc. * Viterbo University * Mayo Clinic Health System * Living Green Expo * Community Credit Union * The Wedding Tree * Trust Point *  People's Food Co-Op * La Crosse Tribune * State Bank Financial *


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