Coon Valley & Area Youth Foundation

The Coon Valley & Area Youth Foundation sponsors events throughout the year for children in our community. Events have included swimming trips, Easter egg hunts, carnival games, Halloween parties and costume contests, sleigh rides, etc. To find out more information, visit the Coon Valley & Area Youth Foundation webpage.

Coon Valley Memorial Day Parade and Program

Each year on Memorial Day (the last Monday in May), the Coon Valley American Legion provides Honors at cemeteries in the area:

  • Koethke Cemetery at 7:30 am

  • Mormon Coulee Cemeteries at 7:45 am

  • St Joseph Ridge Cemetery at 8:15 am

  • North Ridge Cemetery at 8:30 am

  • Esofea Cemetery at 9:30 am

  • Coon Valley Lutheran Church Cemetery at 10 am.

Then the Parade begins on Central Avenue at 10:30 am, from the Coon Valley Post Office to the Coon Valley Legion Hall.

The Memorial Day Program occurs after the parade in Veterans Memorial Park by the Veteran's Memorial (west of the Coon Valley Legion Hall).

Annual Coon Creek Trout Fest

Each year, Coon Creek Trout Fest occurs in the Coon Valley Veterans Memorial Park. Typically in June, the event provides opportunities for kids to trout fish and win prizes. Fish are released into the creek for the event. Vendor Booths are located in the park, by the American Legion. Live music is also provided.

Coon Creek Canoe Races - Early Days?

Coon Creek Canoe Races

The Coon Creek Canoe Race is a two-pronged event: canoe race and a festival.

The Canoe Race route is a 3.8-mile course on scenic Coon Creek. The race ends in the Coon Valley Veterans Memorial Park.

The Veterans Memorial Park is home to the festival, where there are a variety of food choices, and area bands provide music throughout the day. Children's activities are also available.

Community Corn Roast

Each year in August, the Coon Valley Lutheran Church sponsors a community corn roast where corn on the cob is served, along with hot dogs, sweets, lemonade and coffee. Everyone in the community is invited and there is no charge. The event occurs at the Coon Valley Lutheran Church (on the lawn if weather is good, otherwise indoors).

Annual Firefighter's Dance

This annual event is sponsored by the Coon Valley Fire Department and is held in the Coon Valley Village Hall on the 1st Saturday in November. Dinner is served and live music is provided for a night of dancing. Admission is a free will donation. They also provide tours of the fire station next door. Proceeds from the event are used to upgrade outdated equipment for the Fire Department.

Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony/Giving Event

The Coon Valley Lions Club sponsors this annual tree lighting ceremony and community fundraiser with a strong focus on helping those in need during the holiday season through monetary donations for the food pantry. The event is held at the empty lot on the corner of Central Avenue and Roosevelt Street in Coon Valley. This event typically occurs the Friday after Thanksgiving each year.

Annual Craft Show

St. Mary's sponsors a Craft Show at the Coon Valley Village Hall each year on the 1st Saturday in December. There are Crafts and Baked Goods of all kinds, lunch is available, and there is free admission.

Christmas in the Village

This event is sponsored by The Coon Valley & Area Youth Foundation (CVAYF). Typically this occurs on the 2nd Saturday in December and includes free horse-drawn carriage rides, prizes, refreshments, ornament making, games, and a coloring contest.