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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: 2016-08-27
Format: 2016-08-27

Kenosha HarborMarket

Saturdays, May 14, 2016 - October 15, 2016

Fun for the entire family, visit our bustling European-style mixed market presenting 150+ vendors each week during the outdoor season. 

Grill Games BBQ Competition & Lakefront Festival

August 26, 2016 – August 27, 2016

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.

Kick Off Party and The Art of the Car Show

August 26, 2016 - August 27, 2016

Friday is the Kick Off Party, followed by the Car Show on Saturday.

Tall Ship Red Witch – Lake Michigan Sailing Excursions

August 13, 2016 - October 9, 2016

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

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.

Weekly Common Grounds Coffee Ride

Saturdays

The Bike Shop at Southport Rigging takes group bicycle rides from Harborside Common Grounds (5159 - 6th Ave.) in Kenosha to a coffee shop in Zion, IL every Saturday morning at 8 a.m.

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).