Riverfest La Crosse canceled due to COVID-19 concerns

PHOTO GALLERY: 4th of July at Riverfest

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – The Board of Directors for Riverfest La Crosse has canceled the 2020 event due to COVID-19 concerns.

According to a post on the event’s Facebook Page, the Board looked at many different scenarios and options to move forward with a version of Riverfest that would still be an exciting time for the community while remaining as safe as possible. Due to the continued impacts of COVID-19, organizers were unable to come up with a way to continue forward with the event.

Jay Odegaard Director of Parks and Rec expressed “River fest is a cornerstone event of Riverside Park. Its absence will be felt this summer, making the excitement that much greater in 2021”.

The Board is working with the City of La Crosse and the Skyrockers to possibly put on the 4th of July Kwik Trip Fireworks Extravaganza. Updates will be posted on the Riverfest La Crosse Facebook Page.