The Colonial through Western Fur Trade era of the 1650s through 1850s will come alive on Simmons Island. This family-friendly event is free. Highlights of the event including storytelling, musical entertainment and pirate battles -- along with more than 300 reenactors adding to the atmosphere.
Throughout the event, visitors will be able to go back in time to an era when Native Americans and fur traders gathered to exchange goods and services and to celebrate. Costumed reenactors talk about what life was like during the fur-trading era and will demonstrate the crafts and trades of the time. Food, snacks, and souvenirs will be available from vendors, and people are welcome to participate in games, create crafts, and try their hand at period household chores.
The Pike River Rendezvous is located on Simmons Island (50th Street at Kenosha's Lakefront). Free parking is available at Kennedy Park (40th Street and Fifth Avenue).
This is the 20th annual event.