Food and Groove festival supports local Children’s Miracle Network

Copeland Park event featured food and music from our area

A first of it’s kind festival found it’s way to the La Crosse area on Saturday.

The first annual ‘Flavor of La Crosse Food and Groove Festival’ was held at Copeland Park Saturday evening. The event featured food and music from our area, including local restaurants like Burger Fusion and Big Boar Barbeque, and artists TUGG and the Craig Olson Project.

While there was plenty of fun to be had, the event is also helping raise money for our community.

“We have a lot of great restaurant partners that we work with throughout our season, and we have a lot of great local musicians here in the area as well and I figured why not combine the two, and provide some fun for our fans to come in to Copeland Park, it’s a beautiful facility, but also raise some money for a great cause,” said Loggers Assistant General manager Ben Kapanke.

Proceeds raised from the event will go to the Children’s Miracle Network at Gundersen.