Soberfest returns to La Crosse with alcohol-free festivities

Event hopes to raise awareness about alcoholism, binge drinking

A family fun fest took place on Saturday at the First Free Church in Onalaska.

Soberfest aims to provide members of the public with a safe, family-friendly, alcohol-free alternative to traditional summertime festivities. The event also hopes to raise awareness about the dangers of alcoholism and binge drinking.

Soberfest officials expanded the event this year thanks to community support.

“There’s a ton of stuff happening for the kids this year. That’s one of the areas we expanded the most. We have stuff for the little kids, stuff for the big kids, and this year just some top shelf entertainment, the Soapbox Project, the Joel Baxley Band, Husband and Wife comedy set, and one of our favorites the Brat Pack Radio tonight,” said Soberfest Founder Joe Rigelsky.

Soberfest goes until 10:30 Saturday night.