HarborPark is the epicenter of Kenosha’s beautifully redeveloped Lake Michigan shoreline, encompassing 69 acres and offering an abundance of public activities. Celebration Place at HarborPark’s eastern edge is home to many festivals and events during the summer months and you’ll also find a lakeside promenade, a vintage streetcar line, unique attractions, and much more to enjoy year-round.
Children enjoy the splash pad area, located south of 56th Street. This area was renovated and re-opened in Summer 2013. Visitors to it may park in the Southport Marina parking lot, at 57th Street and Third Avenue. Its season follows the city pool season: mid June - mid August. Contact the City parks department with questions: 262-653-4080.
The Kenosha Sculpture Walk runs along the harbor and features nearly a dozen inspiring works of art for all to enjoy. The Kenosha Community Foundation Arts Fund coordinates the Sculpture Walk—HarborPark. The sculptures are fully funded through private donations. The 2015-17 exhibit was installed September 1, 2015. The sculptures are:
The pieces join David Floyd’s sculpture “Millennium Gate,” the “S.S. Kenosha” by Dan Blue, and a bronze Christopher Columbus fountain, which welcomes guests to Celebration Place. Sculpted by former Kenosha resident Michael Martino, the fountain symbolizes the connection between Kenosha and one of its sister cities, Cosenza, Italy.
Additional public art pieces can be found throughout HarborPark, including Place de Douai, located just south of the Kenosha Public Museum on 56th Street & 2nd Avenue. Place de Douai showcases the Wallace Fountain, donated by the citizens of Douai, France, another sister city of Kenosha. The Kiwanis Club of Kenosha donated a towering clock that also stands in Place de Douai.
Attractions in HarborPark
Annual Events in HarborPark
View Downtown and Lakefront Events Calendar here.
This is a color run for all! There is no time limit and you can run, jog, or walk at your own pace! Bring the whole family!
Join us for Kenosha’s newest lakefront festival! Come cheer on your home state at Border War Beer Fest, a celebration of the best craft brews hailing from Wisconsin and Illinois.
The Border War 5K Run/Walk is a friendly battle before the Border War Beer Fest to see which state has the best average 5K time for runners and walkers. The run/walk will start and finish at Celebration Place along Kenosha’s Lake Michigan shore.
Two days of live entertainment at the lakefront!
Presented by The Kiwanis Club of Western Kenosha, Taste of Wisconsin™ will take place at Celebration Place in Downtown Kenosha, along the shores of Lake Michigan. This is a family-friendly celebration of all things tasteful and all things truly Wisconsin in their flavor. Admission is FREE.
One of Kenosha's favorite music events fills the lakeshore along Celebration Place in HarborPark. Past line-ups have included jazz, rhythm and blues stars. Watch for the 2016 line-up as the date approaches.
Enjoy some of the best BBQ around! This family friendly festival features a tasting Competition called People's Choice, a Community BBQ Challenge, the Kansas City Barbecue Society, music, a beer garden and more! Free admission.