It’s time for another of La Crosse’s traditional festivals, with the start of Irishfest on Friday afternoon.
The local Irish celebration
Scheduled between similar festivals in Milwaukee and the Twin Cities, La Crosse’s event is able to attract top entertainment.
Representing the Irish government at the festival is Kevin Byrne, an Irish consul to the Midwest based in Chicago. Byrne says the La Crosse Irishfest marks his first visit to an Irish heritage event in Wisconsin.