Our historic parades

The Torchlight Parade

Presented by   

Thursday, September 28, 2023 | Starts at 7 pm

The Maple Leaf Parade

Saturday, September 30, 2023 | Starts at 10 am

Congratulations to the 2022 Torchlight Award Winners!

Best Lighted Overall Unit: Greater La Crosse Area Shamrock Club/Irishfest

Best Illuminated Float: Sparta Butterfest

Best Illuminated Marching Unit: West Salem Middle School

Best Illuminated Critter Unit: La Crosse Dive Unit


Congratulations to the 2022 Maple Leaf Award Winners! Maple Leaf Parade Awards sponsored by Kwik Trip

Mrs. Oktoberfest Award for Education: US Navy

Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest Award for Theme Music: The Board Store Home Improvements, Inc.

Festmaster Award for Visiting Royalty & Festivals: Miss Jackson County

Burgermeister Award for Service Clubs: Tri-State  Accordion Club

President’s Award for Commercial Units: Great River Harley-Davidson

Directors’ Award for Board’s Choice: Canadian Pacific Railway

Parade Committee Award for Overall Theme: The Pearl Ice Cream Parlor & Confectionery

Parade Marshals’ Award for Community Spirit: Greater La Crosse Area Shamrock Club/Irishfest