Annual Torchlight Parade lights up La Crosse’s North Side, kicks off Oktoberfest celebrations

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – Oktoberfest turned into Ok-glow-berfest on Thursday night as festivities kicked off with the Torchlight Parade.

Nearly 80 local businesses, organizations, and marching bands dressed up in sparkling lights and glowsticks to illuminate La Crosse’s North Side.

Families lined Gillette and Caledonia Streets dressed to light up the night.

The new Oktoberfest royalty made their public parade debut.

After the parade, everyone was welcome to Copeland Park for the After Glow Bash.

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