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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: 2016-10-25
Format: 2016-10-25

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.

Alpaca Art Ladies’ Night

June 24, 2016, July 22, 2016, August 26, 2016, September 23, 2016, October 28, 2016, November 18, 2016, December 30, 2016

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

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).

Kenosha Public Museums Family Event: Boofest

October 29, 2016

Show off your costume as you boogie through the Trick or Treat stops at three museums during this Rockin’ BooFest event.

Kenosha Winter HarborMarket

Saturdays, October 22, 2016 - December 17, 2016 and January 7, 2017 - May 6, 2017 and October 21 - December 23, 2017

You'll find about 25-30 vendors inside the historic Rhode Center for the Arts, including cheeses, artisan bakery goods, art, crafts, prepared foods, and more.

Carthage College Art Exhibit: Contemporary Ceramic Artists

October 29, 2016 – December 13, 2016

Lability: Amber Ginsburg, Autumn Higgins, Erin Furminsky, Pattie Chalmers, Tyler Lotz, and Sean O’Connell. Curated by ceramic artist Leanne McClurg Cambric, the focus of the show will be on contemporary ceramic artists who use the wall as installation or display space for their work, bridging the two dimensional and three dimensional.

Weekly Common Grounds Coffee Ride


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.

Lakeside Players Mainstage Series: Death of a Salesman

November 4-6, 2016, November 11-13, 2016, November 18-19, 2016

This is a thrilling work of deep and revealing beauty that remains one of the most profound classic dramas of the American theatre by Arthur Miller. The story revolves around the last days of Willy Loman, a failing salesman, who cannot understand how he failed to win success and happiness.