Annual Events - La Crosse Oktoberfest, La Crosse RiverFest, Deke Slayton Airfest, Great River Jazzfest, Irish Fest, Wienerfest, Downtown Mardi Gras, Downtown Cameron Park Farmers Market, Historic Downtown La Crosse Days, Sand On The Riverfront, Winter Rec Fest, New Years Eve Skyrockers, Hmong New Year Parade
La Crosse has supported several sports teams, including the Catbirds of the CBA, the Bobcats of the CBA, the La Crosse RiverRats of the IFL, the Night Train of the NIFL, and currently the Loggers of the Northwoods League, whose home field is at Copeland Park. La Crosse is also home to the two-time NCAA Division III national football championship winning University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Eagles, where former NFL players Tom Newberry, Bill Schroeder, Joel Williams, and Mike Maslowski played during college. Mount La Crosse ski area is also located in La Crosse with 19 runs, 3 chair lifts, and beginner area. The New Orleans Saints football team also has held their summer practices at UWL's football stadium.