Find Your #KenoshaFun

3/19/2019 - Meridith Jumisko

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Electric Streetcar
Bandshell - Kenosha Pops
Kenosha Classic Cruise-In
Biking along Lake Michigan

It’s that time of year … for the Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau to produce a NEW Spring/Summer FUN 101 list! If you’re looking for fun on a budget in the Midwest, our FUN 101 list is the perfect way to introduce you to Kenosha. This is a list of 101 Things to See & Do for $10 & Under - Many are FREE! As you plan your next weekend getaway, spring break, or summer vacation, consider these 101 ideas for #KenoshaFun!

The list is updated twice a year — for the fall/winter months and spring/summer. It’s available online and in a brochure format. The brochure goes hand in hand with the 2019 Kenosha Area Visitors Guide – serving as a seasonal supplemental piece.

The FUN 101 list includes a variety of affordable events and activities — including some for families and others that are adults-only. Here’s a small sampling of the list — shown here for you in categories:

Lakefront Attractions:

#6 Enjoy the Sculpture Walk, which runs along the harbor and features a dozen works of art. Look for new sculptures in September. FREE

#10 Ride an authentic Electric Streetcar to restaurants, shops, museums, historic districts, lakefront events, and more. $1 & under

#13 Kenosha has five beaches along Lake Michigan! Stroll down the boardwalk on Simmons Island Beach. FREE

#18 View our Great Lake from the top of the 1866 Southport Lighthouse. It’s 72 steps to the top! A new season of climbs opens May 2. $10 & under

#22 Experience the outdoor Kenosha HarborMarket on Saturdays, May 11 – Oct 12. Enjoy live music as you shop. FREE admission

And more!

Outdoor Concert Series:

#39 The Kenosha Pops Concert Band performs each Wednesday evening at the Sesquicentennial Bandshell, June 12 - July 31. FREE

#46 The Twilight Jazz Free Concert Series happens on the Kemper Center grounds on June 25, July 9, July 23, Aug 6, and Aug 20. FREE

#48 Enjoy an evening of live music at Hawthorn Hollow’s outdoor amphitheater. June 28, July 19, and Aug 16 are the dates of the Pike River Benefit Concert Series. $10

#50 Want some PB&J for lunch or dinner? The Peanut Butter & Jam Concert Series serves up two concerts each Thursday, July 11 – Aug 29. FREE

#53 Tuesdays At The Shell concerts happen at the Sesquicentennial Bandshell each Tuesday, July 9 – Aug 27. FREE

#58 Enjoy Lincoln Park Live concerts on select Wednesdays at the picturesque Lincoln Park (dates to be announced). FREE

Note: Not all the lineups have been announced yet!

Car Shows/Cruise-Ins:

#23 Visit Bristol 45 Diner for its cruise-in nights, May through September (first, third, fifth Monday of the month). FREE

#34 Bring your AMC or other classic car (1988 or older) to the Simmons Summer Kickoff Block Party, hosted by the Kenosha History Center on June 1. FREE

#82 Enjoy the Kenosha Classic Cruise-In on Aug 31 in Downtown Kenosha. FREE

Visit our Event Calendar for more car events!


#1 Play disc golf at Fox River Park, Lincoln Park, Silver Lake Park, or UW-Parkside. FREE

#5 Golf in picturesque settings at Brighton Dale Links and Petrifying Springs Golf Course. The Super Twilight rate - walking 9 holes after 5:30 p.m. - is $10.

#20 There are more than 130 miles of bike trails to explore in Kenosha County, including the Kenosha County Bike Trail and Pike Bike Trail. FREE

#25 Come play at Kenosha’s first inclusive, 100% accessible playground: The Dream Playground at Petzke Park. FREE

#68 Have a kayak, canoe, or stand up paddle board? Experience the Lake Michigan Water Trail or Fox River Water Trail! FREE access

And more!

Find all 101 items at or call (262) 654-7307 to request a free FUN 101 brochure.

Meridith Jumisko

Public Relations Director, Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

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