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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: 2016-12-02
Format: 2016-12-02

Kenosha Folk Music Hootenanny

December 2, 2016, January 6, 2017

The monthly folk music gatherings are open to the public with all abilities welcome.  It's an informal gathering of people who enjoy folk music.

Anderson Arts Center Art Exhibition: Annual Winter Juried Exhibition

November 13, 2016 – January 8, 2017

Admission is free to this art gallery located inside an historic French Tudor mansion on the Lake Michigan shore. This exhibition features:

Civil War Museum Exhibit: Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963

November 16, 2016 – January 13, 2017

Explore the relationship between two great people’s movements for equal rights.

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.

Kenosha Public Museum Exhibit: Monsters, Mutants & Madmen!

October 15, 2016 - February 19, 2017

Enjoy science fiction movie posters of the drive-in era.

Kenosha HarborHoliday – International Market & Festival

December 3, 2016

This collaborative event combines the Civil War Museum’s Victorian Christmas, Kenosha Public Museum’s International Holiday Faire, Linnea Bakery’s Nordic Corral, and the Kenosha Winter HarborMarket event.

Civil War Museum Event: Victorian Christmas

December 3, 2016

Explore the traditions, music, games and dances that soldiers and civilians used to celebrate the Christmas season during and after the Civil War.


  • Visit a Civil War soldier's winter camp
  • Victorian arts, crafts and games
  • Dramatic readings of The Night Before Christmas
  • Appearance by Civil War Santa

Performance lineup (in Freedom Hall):

International Holiday Faire

December 3, 2016

Tour the world in a single day, visiting over 12 countries as we celebrate the traditions and holidays of cultures around the globe.