Saturdays, 8 a.m.
The Bike Shop at Southport Rigging takes group rides from Harborside Common Grounds (5159 - 6th Ave.) in Kenosha to a coffee shop in Zion, IL every Saturday morning at 8 a.m. It is a weekly 26 mile ride, starting in late March and stopping when it snows in November. The ride is mostly flat and suitable for all levels of riders. No sign up necessary, just show up. If you can't make it one week, feel free to come the next.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
You'll find about two dozen vendors inside the historic Rhode Center for the Arts, including cheeses, artisan bakery goods, art, crafts, prepared foods, and more. Visit the listed website for this week's lineup.
Fri.-Sat., 7 - 11 p.m.
Admission: $7 / $5 for kids under 10. Presented by Kenosha County Teen Task Force of the Concerned Citizens Coalition.
Saturdays, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
A bustling European-style mixed market near Kenosha’s lakefront. The busiest part of summer finds 130+ vendors of organic produce, meats, cheeses, artisan bakery goods, art, crafts, prepared foods, live entertainment, chef demos, and more.
Fri.-Sat. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Sun. 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. Operating schedule is weather dependent.
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.
Open for self-tours April-October, Fri.-Sun. 1-4 p.m. or by appointment.
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 public is invited to tour the home through October, when it will then close to prepare for the holiday season.
Hours vary by participating location
Downtown merchants roll out the welcome mats with extended hours, special promotions and sales, live entertainment and family activities.
Mon.-Fri. 1 – 7 p.m., Sat.-Sun. 1 – 5 p.m.
Featuring the Gallery of Trees in the Anderson Arts Center: stroll through an amazing display of beautifully, creatively decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and mantle pieces throughout the entire mansion. Also visit Durkee Mansion.
This is an exhibition, auction and raffle of fully-decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and other holiday decorations.
4 - 9 p.m. +
Join Downtown Kenosha as the City of Kenosha kicks off the holiday season in the brightest of fashion! Downtown Kenosha’s Lightin' Up festivities begin at a special ceremony filled with music and fun as the Mayor and a few lucky children flip the switch to light the City's Official Christmas Tree! Then, enjoy magical lights and holiday cheer throughout Downtown as businesses offer family friendly activities, special holiday sales, live entertainment, art exhibits and more!