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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: 2017-05-23
Format: 2017-05-23

Kenosha Vintage Shop Crawl

May 23, 2017

Experience a private shopping event! Start out at Against the Grain, 5521 - 18th Avenue, then jump on the BUS, and head on out to our featured shops. Enjoy a progressive dinner along the way with adult beverages (non-alcoholic too!). Get your tickets and more information at under the events tab. Advanced (Up to 5/19): $25 / At-the-Door: $30.

Kenosha Public Museum Exhibit: Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to Matanzas Bay

March 4, 2017 – May 28, 2017

Contemporary art retraces the historical experiences of American Indian communities. General admission is free.

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 41st Annual National Juried Exhibition

May 6, 2017 – August 6, 2017

On display now at the Kenosha Public Museum, on the Lake Michigan shore in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is the Transparent Watercolor Society of America 41st Annual National Juried Exhibition. The impressive exhibit of more than 80 paintings features artists from 30 states as well as Canada. The three-month exhibit closes August 6. The Transparent Watercolor Society of America displays 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 History Center Exhibit: Cars of the Decades

December 3, 2016 - September 24, 2017

The exhibit features Kenosha-specific automobiles (Jeffery, Nash, AMC) from the 1900’s until the 1970’s. Specifically:

Lemon Street Gallery Featured Artist Exhibit

May 3, 2017 – May 28, 2017

This month long exhibit features the work of photographer Bob Schnack, metal-smith jewelry designer Vicki Ridgway and acrylic painter Melissa Pierson. The Brick Gallery located inside the Lemon Street Gallery will have expanded exhibit space for these artists.

Southport Light Station Museum Open for the Season

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, May 4, 2017 - October 29, 2017

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 Ladies’ Night

February 24, 2017, March 24, 2017, April 28, 2017, May 26, 2017, June 23, 2017, July 28, 2017, August 25, 2017, September 22, 2017, October 27, 2017, November 24, 2017, and December 22, 2017

Every 4th Friday of the month, enjoy Ladies’ Night at Alpaca Art. Half off studio fees for ladies painting on these nights. Reservations required.

Choo-Choo Charlie’s Epic Sandbox and Big Rig Bash

May 27, 2017 – May 29, 2017

This Memorial Day Weekend event will feature a sandbox competing for the world’s largest, big trucks and machines to climb in and around, and entertainment and activities for the whole family.