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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: 2016-08-28
Format: 2016-08-28

Bristol Renaissance Faire

Saturdays and Sundays plus Labor Day, July 9, 2016 - September 5, 2016

Taking its framework from the summer day in 1574 when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth visited the English city of Bristol, the Bristol Renaissance Faire is open for nine weekends. 

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.

Wilmot Flea Market

Sundays, May 1, 2016 – TBA (excluding August 14 and 21)

NEW LOCATION!!! The flea market, formerly held at Wilmot Mountain, will be held at The Kenosha County Fairgrounds for the 2016 Season.

Skate the Lake

August 26, 2016 – August 28, 2016

This is the Cutting Edge Figure Skating Club’s third annual competition, hosted at the RecPlex Ice Arena. It’s a non-qualifying competition, offering events from SnowPlow Sam thru Senior. It’s part of the Illinois Grand Prix & Basic Skills Series.

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).

ALL for a Cure 5K Run/Walk 2016

August 28, 2016

This is a 5K Run/Walk along Kenosha's beautiful lakefront. The event follows a public bike path.

Bristol 45 Diner Car Show

2016 dates include: May 2, 16 & 30, June 6 & 20, July 4 & 18, August 1, 15 & 29, September 5 & 19

The restaurant hosts a car show May through September, the first and third Mondays of the month (and fifth Monday if there are five), with a DJ. This is free; all are welcome!