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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: 2016-05-30
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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.

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 40th Annual National Juried Exhibition

May 7, 2016 – August 7, 2016

The Transparent Watercolor Society of America displays 80 paintings from some of the nation's top transparent watercolor artists in this popular annual show. The wide range of themes includes abstracts, portraits, landscapes, city scenes and more, all using the transparent watercolor painting method.  

Kenosha Public Museum Exhibit: Building Bridges: The Photographic Journey of Chip Duncan

April 9, 2016 - June 19, 2016

Portraits and landscapes reveal poverty, tradition and change in the developing world.

Civil War Museum Program: Civil War Surgeon Archibald S. Maxwell

June 2, 2016

George C. Maxwell, Esq., great-great-great grandson of Dr. Archibald S. Maxwell discusses the part that Dr. Maxwell played in two volunteer medical missions sent by the citizens of Davenport, Iowa to provide medical aid and assistance to wounded and sick soldiers following the Battles of Fort Donelson and Shiloh.

Movies in the Parks

2016 Dates: May 20, June 3, June 17, July 15, July 29, August 5, August 19

FREE family-friendly movies are shown on a blow up screen at the outdoor amphitheater at Lance Park on select Friday nights throughout the summer. 

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.

Alpaca Art Family Night

April 1, 2016, May 6, 2016, June 3, 2016, July 1, 2016, August 5, 2016, September 2, 2016, October 7, 2016, November 4, 2016, December 2, 2016

Every First Friday of the month, enjoy Family Night at Alpaca Art. Half off studio fees for parents and kids painting on this night. Feel free to bring snacks or beverages. Reservations required.

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).