Details announced for inaugural ‘Celebrate Onalaska’ event

Event to run June 26-28

Onalaska is giving its residents a reason to celebrate.

The city is hosting its first-ever “Celebrate Onalaska” festival later this year. The two-day festival is set to take place this summer. Each day will have its own theme, with live music, a 5K run and many kid-friendly activities.

This is the first big festival the city has held since Sunfish Days, which ended about five years ago.

Onalaska Mayor Joe Chilsen says the event represents what Onalaska is about, and what it will be in the future.

“Because of this event, Onalaska is a better place to live,” said Chilsen. “Through this, we are going to raise money to make Onalaska an even better place to live and are going to go in local projects. Everybody wins and everyone can say, ‘I am Onalaska.'”

Celebrate Onalaska will run from June 26th through June 28th.