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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: 2016-07-24
Format: 2016-07-24

Tall Ship Red Witch – Lake Michigan Sailing Excursions

July 1, 2016 – July 24, 2016 (Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun only plus July 4)

Chicago’s award-winning Tall Ship Red Witch offers 80-minute public sails and private charters on Lake Michigan. It’s a 49-passenger wooden tall ship. Tickets can be purchased online or at the ship prior to sailing (subject to availability).

Southport Light Station Museum Open for the Season

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

Due to the heat, the Southport Lighthouse tower will NOT be available to climb, 7/21-24. The museum part in the keeper's house WILL be open. Thank you for understanding.

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).

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.  

Twilight Jazz Free Concert Series

July 19, 2016, July 26, 2016, August 4, 2016, August 30, 2016

Twilight Jazz is a free outdoor concert series sponsored by area businesses and located on the grounds of Anderson Arts Center, beside Lake Michigan. Gather with your chairs and blankets to enjoy high quality Jazz performances from a variety of musicians.

Tuesdays At The Shell

Tuesdays July 12, 2016 – August 30, 2016

This is a free outdoor concert series presented by Musicians Assisting Advancing Music, the City of Kenosha, Happenings Magazine, and many more sponsors.

Kenosha Pops Concert

2016 dates: June 15, 22, 29, July 6, 13, 20, 27 and August 3

Enjoy live musical entertainment at Kenosha's lakefront. This is the 94th season for the Kenosha Pops Concert Band.