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Kenosha events are a big reason our community is a choice destination for so many. Nearly every day of the year, there is something special going on in the Kenosha Area! Our Calendar of Events is chock full of family-friendly festivals, museum exhibits, plays and concerts, and so much more! Your Wisconsin fun starts here! Event details are subject to change and we recommend calling listed phone numbers or visiting event websites to verify information in advance.

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Arts & Cultural Downtown & Lakefront Family Friendly Outdoor Recreation Sports
Format: 2016-10-23
Format: 2016-10-23

NEA Big Read featuring "True Grit"

October 7, 2016 – November 4, 2016

Gateway Technical College is the administrator of this year’s NEA Big Read focused on the Charles Portis classic “True Grit”. Join various community organizations for a month-long celebration of the novel.

Carthage College Music Department Presents: Family Weekend Choral Concert

October 23, 2016

The concert will feature Carthage Choir directed by Prof. Eduardo Garcia-Novelli, Women’s Ensemble, and A. F. Siebert Chapel Choir directed by Prof. Peter Dennee.

Southport Light Station Museum Open for the Season

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, May 5, 2016 - October 30, 2016

The lighthouse and maritime museum, inside the keeper's house, documents Kenosha's lighthouse keepers, shipping and fishing history. Also climb the 1866 Southport Lighthouse. The tower stands 55 feet above the lighthouse grounds. See Kenosha, Lake Michigan and into Illinois and Racine County.

Choral Arts Society Presents: A German Requiem

October 23, 2016

The Choral Arts Society of Southeastern Wisconsin will present A German Requiem by Johannes Brahms with James and Susan McKeever, piano, Nancy Anne Davis, Soprano, and Tim Rebers, Baritone, in the Frances Bedford Concert Hall at UW-Parkside.

Civil War Museum Exhibit: Faces of the Iron Brigade – A Social Network of Soldiers

January 16, 2016 - November 1, 2016

One of the most famous brigades of the Civil War recounted in their own words and images. Includes artifacts from museum collections, private collections, and artifacts that have never before been displayed in Wisconsin.

Durkee Mansion - Historical Mansion Tours

Fridays-Sundays, April 1, 2016 - October 30, 2016

The Durkee Mansion, one of Kenosha’s unique historical landmarks, is a cream brick Italianate, Victorian style home located among the Kemper Center properties on the lakefront. The 150 year old Civil War Mansion is totally restored to its original Victorian splendor.

The public is invited to tour the home April through October, when it will then close to prepare for the holiday season of tours (Christmas at Kemper).

Evans, Harrison & Tivol Art Exhibit

September 28, 2016 - October 23, 2016

The work of historically inspired mixed media artist Terry Evans, the digital imagery of David Harrison and metal-smith Beth Tivol are featured in the Brick Gallery located inside Lemon Street Gallery.

Kenosha Public Museum Exhibit: Center Stage – A Century of Guitars

August 20, 2016 – February 26, 2017

Explore the evolution and artistry of the guitar in America through the 20th Century, and its impact on popular music and culture. Free. View rare, vintage, and unique guitars, many never shown before. Featuring a premiere collection courtesy of Music Center, Kenosha.