Freedom Fest

2017 Freedom Fest Schedule

This year's events include a Motorcycle Ride and Rally, a moving tribute to Wisconsin's Fallen Service members with the Fallen Heroes Presentation, and an evening with world-class entertainers. All events will be held at the UW-La Crosse Veterans Memorial Field Sports Complex. Free parking will be available in the UW-La Crosse parking ramp located on Farwell Street.
Freedom Fest
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Saturday, July 15, 2016

9:00 a.m. - Motorcycle Rally

10:30 a.m. - Motorcycle Ride Departs

4:30 p.m. - Gates Open to Stadium, Motorcycle Ride Returns

5:00 p.m. - Live Music

6:30 p.m. - Opening Ceremony

7:15 p.m. - The Remainders

9:00 p.m. - Fallen Heroes Tribute

10:00 p.m. - John Fogerty

11:30 p.m. - Fireworks

*Schedule and timing subject to change. Rules and Regulations - No coolers, outside food or beverages may be brought into the stadium. No smoking is allowed inside the gates. There are designated smoking areas outside the main gates. Tickets are non-refundable. There will be no refunds if the performance is cancelled due to "Force Majeure" or any other reason contemplated in the agreements with the performing artists.
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Freedom Fest Stories From Last Year

A Freedom Fest Tradition Rolls On - The ninth annual Freedom Fest is going on today at UW-La Crosse. This year's concert features the remainders, O-A-R, and Lynard Skynard. But this morning ahead of today's musical performances, hundreds of motorcyclists gathered outside of Vet’s Memorial Stadium for another freedom fest tradition.

Freedom Fest Holds Special Meaning - The ninth annual Freedom Fest is tomorrow at the UW-La Crosse Veteran’s Memorial Stadium. Performing at the concert are The Remainders, O.A.R., and Lynrd Skynyrd. But as FOX 25/48's Erin O’Brien explains, the purpose behind the day-long event goes beyond the music.

Map to Freedom Fest

Highlights From Freedom Fest 2015

Local La Crosse & Eau Claire News

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