17th annual Irishfest kicks off Friday

LA CROSSE (WKBT)- La Crosse’s Oktoberfest grounds are the place to be this weekend for the 17th annual Irishfest.

Gates open at 4 p.m. Friday for the event featuring Irish food, drinks, music, and games.

“Everybody loves Irish music and we have some of the best bands in the world coming to Irishfest,” said Pat Stephens, president of Irishfest of La Crosse. “It’s gonna be a fun weekend.”

Irish culture enthusiasts got a taste of what’s to come Thursday night during Moon Tunes in La Crosse, as the free outdoor concert in Riverside Park showcased Irish music.