Taste of Wisconsin™

July 28 - 30, 2017

Fri. 3 – 11 p.m., Sat. 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
kids eating at Taste of Wisconsin, Lake Michigan shore
Kenosha Electric Streetcar - Chicago, Illinois car

The 9th Annual Taste of Wisconsin™ festival is presented by North Shore Bank and produced by the Kiwanis Club of Western Kenosha. This family-friendly celebration of all things tasteful takes place along the Lake Michigan shore.  Admission is FREE.

This year's event strives to be a feast for your senses with over 40 food and beverage vendors serving up their fresh-made specialties to appease your palate.  The vast offerings on the menu include fan favorites such as Wisconsin cheese curds; grilled chicken tacos; Hawaiian BBQ ribs; pig wings and pulled pork; spring rolls; homemade sausages (Polish, Hungarian, Italian and German Brat); ethnic dishes including Italian, Mexican, Polish, Jamaican, Vietnamese, and German; delectable sauces, hand-dipped ice cream, popcorn and kettle corn; roasted corn-on-the-cob and even a dog treat vendor on site. The menu also features unique items such as deep-fried chicken wrapped in fresh made waffles, Fresh-brewed Kombucha, Cajun corn-baked potatoes, bacon-wrapped tator-tots, deep-fried Twinkies, and Alligator on a stick.

And to wash it all down, an array of specialty and traditional beers, flavorful wines, ciders, smoothies, and other refreshing beverages will be available.  Vendors will accept cash for all food and non-alcoholic beverages and products.  Beer and wine will be sold at the event's four Beverage Gardens.

Adding to the fabulous lakefront ambiance and tasteful fare, the live music lineup is as impressive as the food choices! Over 80 live musical performances are scheduled throughout the weekend on four music stages on the Taste of Wisconsin grounds. Local and regional artists will entertain festival goers with music of all genres including classic rock, country, pop, indie, jazz, big band, folk and blues.

The popular Demo Center is also back offering a wide variety of cooking presentations and demonstrations.

Kids and adults alike can take a time out (the good kind!) in our kid-friendly KidZone tent, featuring live music, hands-on activities, theater and dance demonstrations and more entertainment just for our pint-sized guests!

Taste of Wisconsin™ offers FREE admission, so it’s a family and budget-friendly choice for a great summer weekend getaway.  As always, parking in and around the lakefront and Downtown area is free. Plus, Kenosha’s vintage electric streetcar system is a fun and convenient way to make your way from your parking spot to the front gates of the event. Streetcars will run for extended hours during Taste of Wisconsin™.

And after you’ve had your fill at Taste, there’s plenty to keep the fun going on Kenosha’s lakeshore, including museums, attractions, events and more!  So come on down and have fun by the fork-full in Kenosha! For more information about this year’s event including vendor menus, entertainment schedules, activities, and more, visit