August 27, 2022

A day of music, arts, food and drink at the riverside park bandshell. Get ready to fest!

The Great River Folk Festival is the longest running nonprofit music festival in La Crosse, Wisconsin. It is a folk music and arts festival held annually on the last weekend of August.

The Mission of the Great River Folk Festival is to celebrate and cultivate folk culture rooted in the Driftless Region by uniting independent artists and community.

Vision: We aim to nurture community through inclusive outreach for all ages as we curate multiple experiential celebration of folk arts in La Crosse, WI and surrounding area.


Advance tickets available through Eventbrite.

For more ticket information visit Tickets.

Donate to the Folk Fest

Roe Family Singers (see more performers here)

Roe Family Singers

Echo Black River

 Echo Black River

The Lowest Pair

The Lowest Pair

Call to Artists

Are you a professional or emerging artist wishing to participate in the Great River Folk Festival Art Fair & Sale, August 27, 2022? Great River Folk Festival is a one day event held at the beautiful Band Shell at Riverside Park in the heart of Downtown La Crosse, Wisconsin. The art fair and sale runs from 11am-5pm inside the fest grounds.

Submit your application today! Click on the link below:

GRFF Artist Application