Our historic parades

The Torchlight Parade

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Thursday, September 26, 2024 | Starts at 7 pm

The Maple Leaf Parade

Saturday, September 28, 2024 | Starts at 10 am


Congratulations to the 2023 Torchlight Award Winners sponsored by The Insurance Center!

Best Lighted Overall Unit: La Crosse Skyrockers

Best Illuminated Float: Skyline Fireworks

Best Illuminated Marching Unit: Red Hawk Vanguard Marching Band of Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau

Best Illuminated Critter Unit: La Crosse Dive Unit


Congratulations to the 2023 Maple Leaf Award Winners! Maple Leaf Parade Awards sponsored by Edward Jones!

Mrs. Oktoberfest Award for Education: La Crosse Gurls

Miss La Crosse/Oktoberfest Award for Theme Music: Tri-State Accordion Club

Festmaster Award for Visiting Royalty & Festivals: Miss Black River Falls

Burgermeister Award for Service Clubs: ORC

President’s Award for Commercial Units: The Pearl

Directors’ Award for Board’s Choice: Skyline Fireworks

Parade Committee Award for Overall Theme: The Board Store Home Improvements

Parade Marshals’ Award for Community Spirit: S&S Distributing