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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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Fun for the entire family, visit our bustling European-style mixed market presenting 150+ vendors each week during the outdoor season.
This free two-day event is filled with opportunities to interact with the Kansas City Barbecue Society National BBQ Circuit Teams, learn their secrets, taste and purchase BBQ, and vote for your favorite local and national teams. You can even show off your mad BBQ skills in the Community BBQ Challenge.
Friday is the Kick Off Party, followed by the Car Show on Saturday.
Tall Ship Red Witch announces Kenosha, WI as its new Home Port! Join Captain Andrew this summer and fall for a thrilling Lake Michigan sailing excursion aboard an authentic wooden tall ship!
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.
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.
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).