101 Ways to Have Fun

10/6/2017 - Meridith Jumisko

Family-Friendly, Nightlife
Dinosaur Discovery Museum Dino Digs
biking in fall on the Kenosha County Bike Trail
The Rita, art gallery at University of Wisconsin-Parkside
The Garage
Cross country skiing at Petrifying Springs Park
Snow Daze Festival in Downtown Kenosha

Enjoy the hand-painted pumpkin displays at Jerry Smith Produce & Pumpkin Farm. Climb the Southport Lighthouse. View the new art featured at the Kenosha Sculpture Walk. Play at Kenosha’s first fully accessible playground, the Dream Playground. Explore Kenosha’s four historic districts. Cross country ski at Petrifying Springs Park. Enjoy Slopestyle S’mores at The Fire Pit at Wilmot Mountain during its 80th winter season. Attend the Snow Daze Festival in February. All of these activities and 93 more are part of our new Fall 2017/Winter 2018 FUN 101 list: 101 things to see & do for $10 & under - many are free!

I am the primary creator of this list – which started on a whim some years back. It was to be a simple, one-time online list of 101 affordable things to experience in the Kenosha Area. Well, the list took off in popularity and soon I was making two versions of it each year. Also, the online list spun off into a print brochure. I don’t make the list all by myself; my co-workers give input, and ideas also come from the places featured on the list.

The list does end at 101 items, so it’s impossible to include all of the attractions, restaurants, shops, and events we work with. It’s not intended to be an all-encompassing guide to #KenoshaFun. Rather, it’s a sampling. I try to include a variety of items – all affordable. It’s part event calendar, part activity list. Whether looking for a checklist of activities to do with your family during the next six months or ideas of what to do around the holidays, this list has you covered. There are many adults-only events on this list as well, including Beer Bingo, Open Mic nights, and Team Trivia at local pubs – so don’t assume it’s just for kids or families!

So are you ready to dive in? Drumroll please … here is the new FUN 101 list!

Looking for additional ways to stay in the know of what’s happening in the Kenosha Area?

Check out our Event Calendar here; many 2018 major events have already been added to it!

Sign up here for the Visit Kenosha Monthly E-Newsletter, which highlights events, museum exhibits, restaurants, attractions, shops, and more #KenoshaFun.

Sign up here for EventSource - Weekly Event Highlights. This weekly e-newsletter lets you know what’s happening each weekend.

View or order a 2017 Kenosha Area Visitors Guide here – the 2018 Visitors Guide will be available starting in January.

Have fun exploring our corner of Wisconsin; we’re quite proud of all there is to see and do! And while you’re doing that, I’ll get started on the Spring/Summer FUN 101 list. Spring will be here before we know it!

Meridith Jumisko

Public Relations Director, Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

An auntie. One-time skydiver. Fan of dessert, football, Tim Tebow, country music, Elvis, and sticky notes. I document. Everything. And archive. Everything.