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Friday, July 3rd 2015


Riverfest is great for the whole family! Plenty of family activities planned. Music, fireworks, races, food, entertainment, and more!

When: All Day
Cost: TBD

Riverside Museum Open for Season

The Riverside Museum is filled with history on logging, steamboats, pearl button making, settlers, prehistory artifacts from the Mississippi Valley Archaeology Center, and more! Self-guided tours are available during our open season, and guided tours are available year round by calling ahead and scheduling your trip. (608)782-1980

When: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost: $1 for kids, $2 for adults, and $5 for families

Hixon House Opens for the Season

This National Historic Landmark is a beautiful look back in time at an authentic Victorian home. Built in 1858 by lumber baron Gideon Hixon, this Italianate home features beautiful woodwork and original furnishings. It has been preserved much as it was around 1900, and was completely restored in 2005. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. (last tour starts at 2 p.m.) Memorial weekend through Labor Day.

When: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cost: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors, $6 Students, $5 Children 5-12, Children 0-4 & Members are FREE

Attack of the Bloodsuckers Invading the Children's Museum of La Crosse

Explore the science behind what's biting us in this family-friendly traveling exhibit that examines the what, why, when, and how of mosquitoes, ticks, leeches, and other parasites. Observe live leeches and live mosquitoes in enclosed tanks. You'll learn, you'll laugh, and you'll probably cringe...just a little!

"Attack of the Bloodsuckers!" was developed by the Environmental Exhibit Collaborative, with funding by Jane's Trust, the Cabot Family Trust, and IMLS. The exhibition tour is managed by Scienccenter of Ithaca, NY. The traveling exhibit is at the Children's Museum of La Crosse from June 6 to August 30 and is included with admission and membership.

When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: Included with Museum admission and membership

Celebrate the River at the Weber Center

Weber Center for the Performing Arts will host "Celebrate the River," an open house with displays and events over the Independence Day holiday, July 2 through 4, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The open house is free and open to the public and offers a beautiful air-conditioned lobby and restrooms.
Lobby displays will highlight some of the agencies and organizations that manage and protect our most valuable resources in the Coulee Region. These include the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Geological Survey, the Mississippi Valley Conservancy, and the Brice Prairie Conservation Association.

When: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Cost: $0-$7

Junior Detectives Story Time @ La Crosse County Library (Onalaska)

Be a book detective when you come to Junior Detective Story Time!
Story Times include books, songs, fingerplays, dramatics, and simple crafts.
Programs area about 30-35 minutes in length and geared for children age 3–grade 1.

Sign-up is recommended; sign-up begins Tuesday, May 26.

When: 10:15 am - 10:45 am
Cost: Free

Coulee Parenting Connection, P.O. Box 2576, La Crosse, WI 54602 • 608.317.8748

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