Our historic parades

The Torchlight Parade

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Thursday, September 29, 2022 | Starts at 7 pm


The Maple Leaf Parade

Presented by

Saturday, October 1, 2022 | Starts at 10 am



Congratulations to the 2021 Torchlight Award Winners!

Best Lighted Overall Unit: Trempealeau Catfish Days

Best Illuminated Float: Immanuel Lutheran Church

Best Illuminated Marching Unit: West Salem Middle School

Best Illuminated Critter Unit: La Crosse Dive Unit


Congratulations to the 2021 Maple Leaf Award Winners!

Mrs. Oktoberfest Award for Education: Varc Inc

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

Festmaster Award for Visiting Royalty & Festivals: Hudson Ambassadors

Burgermeister Award for Service Clubs: La Crescent Apple Annies

President’s Award for Commercial Units: The Pearl Ice Cream Parlor + Confectionary

Directors’ Award for Board’s Choice: Greater La Crosse Area Shamrock Club/Irishfest

Parade Committee Award for Overall Theme: Warren’s Cranberrry Festival


Congratulations to the 2021 High School Band Winners!

Class I Winners:

1st Place: West Salem High School Panthers Marching Band

2nd Place: Holmen High School Vikings Marching Band

3rd Place: La Crosse Central High School Riverhawks Marching Band

Class II Winners:

1st Place: La Crescent-Hokah High School Lancers Marching Band

2nd Place: Aquinas Blue-Golds Marching Band

3rd Place: Westby High School Norse Marching Band