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  • Kenosha Kingfish at Simmons Field
  • Electric Streetcar
  • Kenosha HarborMarket
  • Jelly Belly Visitor Center
  • Lemon Street Gallery - Clay Studio
  • Choo Choo Charlie’s
  • Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets
  • Cotton Candy at Mason's

101 Things to See & Do for $10 & Under in the Kenosha Area: Many are FREE!

SPRING/SUMMER 2017

  1. Meet you at the lake! Kenosha has FIVE beaches along Lake Michigan! FREE
  2. The Kenosha County Parks system is 90 years old! Visit any or all eight parks, including the oldest – Petrifying Springs Park, and the newest – KD Park. Most are FREE year-round
  3. Ace the course! Try your hand at one of four disc golf locations: Fox River Park, Lincoln Park, Silver Lake Park, and UW-Parkside. FREE
  4. View Lake Michigan from the top of the 1866 Southport Lighthouse! $10 & under
  5. Cheer on the Kenosha Kingfish as they play Northwoods League baseball at historic Simmons Field. $8+
  6. Experience the 1950s as car hops serve you at Big Star Drive-In and The Spot Drive-In! Prices vary
  7. Play at Kenosha’s first fully accessible playground, the Dream Playground at Petzke Park. FREE
  8. Enjoy the 95th season of the Kenosha Pops Concert Band on Wednesday evenings at the Sesquicentennial Bandshell, June 14 – Aug 9. FREE
  9. Golf in picturesque settings at Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf Course! Super Twilight rate $10 for 9 holes walking, Mon-Thurs after 5:30pm and Fri-Sun after 4pm
  10. Travel back to yesteryear aboard one of Kenosha’s seven authentic Electric Streetcars! $1 & under
  11. When at a Wisconsin supper club such as HobNob or Village Supper Club, one must enjoy a Brandy Old Fashioned! Prices vary
  12. From Farm to Table! Starting in mid-June, shop for fresh produce at Jerry Smith Produce & Pumpkin Farm! The fall pumpkin season begins Sept 23. Prices vary
  13. Visit Jack Andrea’s historic soda fountain for a refreshing Old Fashioned Soda! Choose from a variety of flavors including Summer Breeze. $4.45
  14. There are more than 130 miles of bike trails to enjoy in Kenosha County, including the Kenosha County Bike Trail and Pike Bike Trail. FREE
  15. Silver Lake Park is home to 10 miles of year-round mountain bike trails that accommodate beginner to professional riders. FREE
  16. Get your serving of PBJ twice every Thursday, July 6 – Aug 31. It’s the Peanut Butter & Jam outdoor concert series! FREE
  17. Enjoy a variety of music outdoors along Lake Michigan during Tuesdays At The Shell, July 11 – Aug 29. FREE
  18. Petrifying Springs Park hosts Movie Night, Fridays from June 16 to Aug 18, and the 90th Anniversary Party for the parks system on Aug 5 (with fireworks!). FREE
  19. Cheers! You’ll find locally made small batch craft beer at three Kenosha breweries: PUBLIC Craft Brewing, R’Noggin Brewing, and Rustic Road Brewing. Prices vary
  20. The get bEHIND the aRTS Studio Tour takes place April 28-30 in Kenosha and neighboring Racine. $5 suggested donation for adults / kids FREE
  21. The Transparent Watercolor Society of America returns to the Kenosha Public Museum for its 41st Annual National Juried Exhibit, May 6 – Aug 6. FREE
  22. Shop and save at Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets. Save even more during the Memorial Day, 4th of July, and Labor Day Sidewalk Sales. Prices vary
  23. Visit two sweet shops at one location! Elsie Mae’s Bakery & Cannery and Myrtle Mae’s Sugar Emporium feature pies, specialty chocolates, and more. Prices vary
  24. Happy 90th Birthday to the Washington Park Velodrome! Watch racing at the newly renovated and oldest operating bike track of its kind in the U.S. FREE
  25. Enjoy an indoor train tour at Jelly Belly Visitor Center, and sample the crazy BeanBoozled® flavors! FREE tour and samples
  26. Gather your friends and enjoy Kenosha Craft Beer Week, May 13-21. Prices vary
  27. The Aquanut Water Shows begin May 27. Come see why the group was named the 2015 National Show Ski Association Show Ski Team of the Year! FREE
  28. Enjoy free cheese samples and one-of-a-kind photo ops at the expanded Mars Cheese Castle. FREE
  29. Show off your classic car at Bristol 45 Diner’s cruise-in - held on the first, third, and fifth Monday evenings of the month (May-September). FREE
  30. Bring your pooch to play at one of five off-leash dog parks! FREE to $5 depending on park
  31. On Saturdays, join Southport Rigging on a 26-mile Common Grounds Coffee Ride. FREE
  32. Come for the coffee, stay for the view of our harbor at Harborside Common Grounds! Prices vary
  33. Take a fun pedal boat ride on Lake Andrea! $8-10
  34. See the largest suspension staircase in the state – inside Kemper Center’s Durkee Mansion. FREE
  35. Find Kenosha HarborMarket outdoors May 13 to Oct 14. FREE admission
  36. Enjoy jazz, gospel, and rhythm & blues concerts as part of Lincoln Park Live! on select nights. FREE
  37. Opening Spring 2017 is the Petrifying Springs Park Biergarten, a German-style beer garden with food, beverages, and a variety of activities. Prices vary
  38. Go Fish! For Free! No fishing licenses are needed June 3-4 in Wisconsin during Summer Free Fishing Weekend! FREE
  39. Visit the Kenosha History Center Exhibit: Cars of the Decades featuring Kenosha-made automobiles (Jeffery, Nash, AMC) from the 1900s to the 1970s. FREE
  40. Check out the impressive 360° film “Seeing the Elephant” inside the Civil War Museum’s main exhibit The Fiery Trial. Main exhibit $9 & under
  41. Hold on to your kite! The Outta Sight Kite Flight is June 3-4 at Kennedy Park. FREE
  42. Admission is free to Richard Bong State Recreation Area on June 4 for the Family Nature Faire. FREE
  43. Try one of 13 different varieties of Panini sandwiches at the iconic Tenuta’s Delicatessen, grilled in-house and served up at the outdoor grill. $5.99
  44. Enjoy the Twilight Jazz Concert Series at Old Settlers Park on July 11 and on the lawn of Anderson Arts Center July 18, July 25, Aug 1, and Aug 29. FREE
  45. Cool off on a hot day inside the RecPlex Ice Arena. Open skate and hockey times are offered. $6.50 & under to skate / $3 skate rental
  46. Outdoor art fairs include Good Old Summertime Art Fair (June 4) and the Friends of the Museums Art Fair (July 16). FREE admission
  47. Kenosha is the world headquarters of Jockey and there are two stores here! Get a $10 off coupon in the FREE 2017 Kenosha Area Visitors Guide
  48. Salute to Freedom takes place at the Civil War Museum on June 10. Be transported back in time to the Civil War era! FREE
  49. Let the kids cool off with a visit to HarborPark’s splash pad area. FREE
  50. Walk, bike, or drive through Kenosha’s four historic districts. Explore and appreciate the architecture and history behind the buildings. FREE
  51. Food Folks & Spokes is back! On June 15, enjoy Tour of America’s Dairyland series cycling races, the Festival of Food, and family friendly entertainment. FREE
  52. Visit Scoops Ice Cream for delectable treats at its new location: 5711 Eighth Ave. Prices vary
  53. The Rebels and Redcoats Revolutionary War Reenactment at Petrifying Springs Park is June 10-11. FREE
  54. Splish! Splash! Fly down the 200-foot-long water slide at Washington Park Pool or Anderson Park Pool. $5 & under
  55. Stroll through the Kenosha Sculpture Walk, which runs along the harbor and features nearly a dozen inspiring works of art. FREE
  56. Enjoy a giant soft pretzel at Robin’s Nest Cakery – now at a new location with an expanded cafe menu! $2.75+
  57. Experience live music at Hawthorn Hollow’s outdoor amphitheater nestled along a river. The Pike River Benefit Concert Series takes place June 23, July 7, and Aug 4. $7
  58. Villa D’Carlo is celebrating 60 years! Celebrate on the outdoor patio with a Homemade Italian Sausage Bomber. $7.25  
  59. Enjoy a family outing to Alpaca Art Pottery Painting. $7 studio fee plus the cost of your pottery ($3+)
  60. Uke’s Harley-Davidson is Wisconsin’s oldest H-D dealership. Explore its roots at their on-site museum! FREE
  61. What do a Mimosa, Bloody Mary, Cinnamon Roll, and Irish Coffee have in common? Each is delicious and under $6 at Franks Diner! $6 & under
  62. Here’s one place at a museum where kids are encouraged to touch stuff! The Field Station at the Kenosha Public Museum is loaded with art projects, animals, and science. FREE
  63. Enjoy breakfast on a farm! The Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast is June 17 at the seven-generation Daniels Dairy Farm. $6 adults / children 6 & under FREE
  64. At The Buzz Café, find out for yourself why the Horchata Latte is so popular! Espresso, milk, cinnamon and vanilla: all in one mug! $4.12+
  65. Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you take the Metra train from Chicago to Kenosha. $8 Weekend Pass (unlimited rides on Saturday and Sunday)
  66. Besides Kenosha HarborMarket, enjoy Kenosha Farmer Markets at Pennoyer Park, Columbus Park, Lincoln Park, and Baker Park. Location varies by day. Prices vary
  67. Enjoy Cotton Candy – any day of the week – at Mason’s Eatery & Pub. $5
  68. The Kenosha Civic Veterans Parade is July 2, with the Celebrate America festival featuring Independence Day Fireworks, July 2-4. FREE
  69. See life-scale replicas of Tyrannosaurus rex, Gallimimus, and more at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum. FREE
  70. Each month, enjoy Second Saturdays with sales, live entertainment and family activities in Downtown Kenosha. Many FREE activities
  71. Add to your fun at Bristol Woods Park! At the on-site Pringle Nature Center, rent a GPS unit to locate Geocaches – or a family-friendly Explorer Backpack. $5
  72. You’ll find made-daily homemade cheese and caramel popcorn, plus more than 50 popcorn varieties, ice cream and other sweet treats at Sandy’s Popper. Most $1.25-$6.95
  73. Watch a model train deliver your Sliders at Choo Choo Charlie’s. $4.99+
  74. Kenosha-made automobiles and their owners are invited to the Kenosha Homecoming Car Show! A variety of activities take place July 25-30. FREE for spectators
  75. Take a selfie at Kenosha’s iconic red 1906 North Pier Lighthouse. FREE
  76. Eat. Drink. Repeat! Taste of Wisconsin™ is July 28-30. FREE admission
  77. The 20th annual Pike River Rendezvous takes place Aug 5-6. The Colonial through Western Fur Trade era of the 1650s through 1850s comes alive! FREE
  78. Enjoy the beach at Lake Andrea with playgrounds, nature trails, sand volleyball and more fun located within Prairie Springs Park. $4-7 daily pass
  79. Don’t miss Sweet Corn Fest, Aug 12-13, at Jerry Smith Produce & Pumpkin Farm. Featuring chef demos, hayrides, and more! FREE admission
  80. Create art in the Clay Studio at Lemon Street Gallery! Clay costs $3 per pound
  81. Also see incredible art at Re:Vision Gallery, Pollard Gallery, Anderson Arts Center, ArtWorks, Kenosha Art Association, Carthage College, and UW-Parkside! FREE
  82. View 100+ classic, exotic, and collectible automobiles at Gateway Classic Cars of Milwaukee - located in Kenosha. FREE to browse
  83. You’ll find entertainment for all ages at the Kenosha County Fair, Aug 16-20! The theme this year is “A Barn Good Time”; enjoy fireworks on Aug 16. $9 & under
  84. You can’t go to Brat Stop without having the Famous Charcoal Grill Original Bratwurst served with chips! $9.29
  85. A slice of Kenosha nightlife can be found at Fusion, a Downtown performing arts venue. Some events FREE
  86. Pull up a seat along the Lake Michigan harbor and watch the Tall Ship Red Witch set sail. FREE to watch
  87. Find high quality made-in-USA products for the dog and/or cat members of your family at the newly expanded K9 Kibble. Prices vary
  88. Pause and reflect at the Veterans Memorial Fountain and Lone Soldier Memorial at Veterans Memorial Park. FREE
  89. Have a kayak, canoe, or stand up paddle board? Experience the Lake Michigan Water Trail or Fox River Water Trail! FREE access
  90. Seniors (ages 60 & over) can enjoy the Kenosha YMCA free of charge on the third Tuesday of every month! FREE       
  91. At Mike’s Donuts & Chicken, enjoy oversized donuts with wild and wacky toppings and fillings! $1.25-$2.75
  92. Local attractions and businesses bring samples, brochures, giveaways, and smiles to the I-94 Visitor Information Center for First Fridays. FREE
  93. See the Kansas City Barbecue Society BBQ Competition at Grill Games, Aug 25-26. FREE for spectators
  94. Dine outside in “The Garden of Eatin’” at The Coffee Pot. Among the homemade creations is Corned Beef Hash with two eggs and toast. $9.75
  95. Relax and watch the sun rise over Lake Michigan. FREE
  96. Explore maritime history inside the restored 1867 lighthouse keeper’s house at the Southport Light Station Museum. FREE
  97. The Kenosha Classic Cruise-In Car Show is Sept 2 and the 15th Annual Car Show Fund Raiser For Our Severely Wounded Warriors is Sept 3. Sept 2 show FREE for car entries & spectators / Sept 3  FREE for spectators
  98. Enjoy some cheesy fun at Cheese-A-Palooza Sept 2-3. FREE admission
  99. Load up the car with skateboards, scooters, roller blades, and bikes and head to Anderson Park’s 11,000 square foot concrete skatepark. FREE
  100. Find your favorite childhood video game and try it out at Inner Child Comics & Collectibles. Many under $10 / FREE to try
  101. Electric Streetcars are celebrated during Kenosha Streetcar Day on Sept 9!  $1 & under fare

 

 

Prices reflected are accurate at the time of printing and subject to change. Prices do not include tax. Published March 2017.