Downtown La Crosse Calendar

JUSTICE AND PEACE STATIONS OF THE CROSS @ Franciscan Spirituality Center
Apr 10 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
JUSTICE AND PEACE STATIONS OF THE CROSS @ Franciscan Spirituality Center

Friday, 10 a.m.-noon
Investment: Free and open to the public
No registration necessary. Meet at the front entrance to the Franciscan Spirituality Center.

An annual tradition, this form of the Way of the Cross is a silent prayer walk from the heart of La Crosse to the Mississippi River. Along the way, we stop to pray and sing at places that represent suffering in our community and world today. The two-mile walk recalls the journey of Jesus as he carried his cross to Calvary. Adults, students and families are all welcome to experience this special Good Friday event.
Please dress according to the weather. Please also note that participants will have to walk back to the stations’ starting point or arrange for a ride back from Riverside Park.

Easter Brunch at La Crosse Distilling Co. @ La Crosse Distilling Co.
Apr 12 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Easter Brunch at La Crosse Distilling Co. @ La Crosse Distilling Co.

Spend Easter Sunday with your family and friends at La Crosse Distilling Co! Grab a house-curated cocktail and enjoy a special brunch menu served from 10am-2pm. Stay tuned for menu details. $5 BLOODY MARYS served all day!

Call the Distillery today to make your reservation! 608-881-8800

*Regular food menu and full cocktail menu will also be available.

Easter Brunch at the Distillery @ La Crosse Distilling Co.
Apr 12 @ 11:00 am – 11:00 pm
Easter Brunch at the Distillery @ La Crosse Distilling Co.

Join us for brunch on Easter Sunday! Visit our website for details and check out our current brunch menu.

Cameron Park Farmers Market @ Cameron Park
May 1 @ 4:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 8:00 pm
Cameron Park Farmers Market @ Cameron Park

The Cameron Park Farmers Market is a weekly community gathering place in La Crosse’s downtown. Throughout the season, locals and visitors to La Crosse come to support our local farmers and artisans, make healthy choices for their families, and to deepen their connection to the community around them. The combination of our weekly entertainment in the green-space setting of Cameron Park with our wide variety of quality local vendors, make Cameron Park Farmers Market a favorite activity, week after week.

Fridays 4-Dusk
Saturdays 8-1pm

Walk MS 2020 (22nd Annual) @ La Crosse Center
May 30 all-day
Walk MS 2020 (22nd Annual) @ La Crosse Center

Walk MS 2020 (22nd Annual)

Saturday, 5/30/20

Many fun activities throughout the morning for all ages. We’ll also feed you before and after Walk!

Register @ or 800-242-3358.
9-10 AM Check-In; Walk 10 AM.
La Crosse Center (300 Harborview Plaza) South Hall A. La Crosse, WI 54601
National Multiple Sclerosis Society-WI Chapter is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 855-372-1331

Come together with our community of passionate people to connect and raise funds to change the world for everyone affected by MS. With every step we take, every dollar we raise … we’re that much closer. Together, we will end MS forever. Join us at

Committee Lead Contact –
Ms. Jordan Kepler – Specialist, Event Production
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
1120 James Drive, Ste. A
Hartland, WI 53029
262-369-4406 ext. 48406
[email protected]

Walk to Create a World Free of MS;
Together, We Are Stronger

Submitted by:

Michael Sigman, Member,
La Crosse Walk MS Plan. Com.
4430 Brickyard Ln.
La Crosse, WI 54601
[email protected]
608-788-4104 (h – rings 6x b4 voice mail)
608-498-1702 (c – almost never on)

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. It is an experience unlike any other – a day to come together, to celebrate the progress we’ve made and to show the power of our connections.
Nearly one million people are living with MS in the United States, more than twice the original estimate.
When you participate in Walk MS, the funds you raise give hope to the more than 10,000 children, women and men in Wisconsin living with multiple sclerosis. The dollars raised support life-changing programs and cutting-edge research. Every connection counts.

Small Business Saturday @ Downtown La Crosse
Nov 29 all-day



This national campaign highlights the benefits of supporting local stores. Shop small and shop local during the holiday season in downtown La Crosse!

Sponsored by:

Ten Reasons To Shop Local! 

1. Keep Our Community Unique – Locally owned businesses cater to the cultural base of the neighborhood it serves. Residents can find new adventure in a familiar environment. Where we live, shop and play is the foundation of our community. Unique businesses are vital to the diverse character of our neighborhoods.


2. Get Better Service – Local businesses tend to hire people with some knowledge of the products they are selling and provide better customer care by giving special attention to each patron they serve.


3. Reduce Environmental Impact – Locally owned businesses are usually found in thriving neighborhoods or city centers as opposed to developing on the border. They along with local residents are more likely to purchase local, resulting in less travel and reduced air pollutants.


4. Invest in the Community – Local business owners live in the community they serve; this lessens the possibility of moving and increases their assets in the future of the community.


5. Create More Good Jobs – Local business provide jobs for residents and are one of the largest employers nationwide.


6. Encourage Local Prosperity – Research indicates that entrepreneurs and experienced workers will more likely live and invest in communities that preserve the characteristics of locally owned businesses.


7. Put Your Taxes to Good Use – Local business anchors the neighborhood infrastructure and supports the city and county tax base. Because they don’t outsource, dollars are recycled back into the community. This adds value to the neighborhood by increasing its income.


8. Buy what you want, not what someone wants you to buy – local businesses find a need and fill it. Product selection is based on what the community wants not a “Big- Box” national sales plan. This provides the consumer a more interesting array of products and satisfies the unique needs of the neighborhood.


9. Support Community Groups – Local businesses on average support non-profits at a higher rate than big businesses. They are more likely to give back to the community and encourage entrepreneurial growth.


10. Buy Local – Support Yourself – Local business strengthens the economic base of every community. A good deal of the dollars spent with local businesses is used to make purchases from other local entities – creating a domino affect that can preserve a neighborhood even in an economic slow down.




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