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Family Zone for Oktoberfest Maple Leaf Parade


LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)-- The Maple Leaf Parade is Saturday, September 24th.

Each year, thousands line the streets of La Crosse to see the floats and listen to music, but this year, guests can enjoy the parade from a quieter location along the route.

It is called the family zone and it is alcohol free.

The area will be hosted by the Changing the Culture of Risky Drinking Behavior Coalition.

The coalition has leased an area on the parade route and this family zone will be alcohol and smoke free, have food for purchase, bleachers for sitting and will be free to the public.

The family zone will be located on the west side of Copeland avenue across the street from Festival Foods and Three Rivers Plaza.

The La Crosse Police Department supports this initiative and says the coalition also has the legal right to ask people to leave the area if they do not abide by the no alcohol rule.

Anyone who would participate is required to have a wristband.

The wristbands are free and can be picked up at seven different locations in La Crosse and Onalaska.


La Crosse County Heath Department Second Floor

Western Technical College

Coulee Council on Addictions


Oktoberfest USA

Gundersen Lutheran Support Services Building

Viterbo University of Residence Life Office

For more information call: 608-789-4820 or 608-784-4177

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