Things To Do In The Spring and Summer In Kenosha, Wisconsin


Tenuta's DeliYou Know It’s Spring In Kenosha When …

  • Big Star Drive-In re-opens.
  • Restaurants start to bring out the patio tables and chairs for outdoor dining.
  • You see boats traveling down the roadways on the way to their summer home.
  • The year-round farmers' markets move back outdoors.


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While Kenosha is a great destination to visit any time of the year, a visit during the spring and/or summer is special. A number of attractions are open for a limited-time-only – this time of year! The lakefront and parks are full of activity. Outdoor concerts and festivals fill the calendar. Customers hungry for sidewalk or rooftop dining are out enjoying their meal under the open sky.


Please join us in Kenosha for these seasonal attractions/activities!

As soon as the snow stops flying (or sometimes in between snow showers, as we ARE in Wisconsin), golf courses such as Brighton Dale Links, Petrifying Springs Golf Course, and Washington Park Municipal Golf Course open.

Petrifying Springs Golf Course

Explore the area from the treetops at Boundless Adventures, an outdoor aerial adventure park (with axe throwing!) that opens in April each year.

Boundless Adventures

Many free outdoor concert series take place during the summer including Tuesdays At The Shell, Music At Twilight, Kenosha Pops, Lincoln Park Live!, Lakeside Lounge, Bristol Woodstock, Peanut Butter & Jam, and Rhythm On The Lake.

Sesquicentennial Bandshell at Pennoyer Park

Gather your friends for an open-air, pedal-powered, memorable rolling party. Reserve your spot with Lakeshore Pedal Tours.

Lakeshore Pedal Tours

Fish for Salmon and Trout with the Kenosha Charter Boat Association.

Fishing with the Kenosha Charter Boat Association

The Southport Light Station Museum is open May through October with the 1866 Southport Lighthouse tower to climb and a maritime museum to tour. Learn about nearby shipwrecks!

Enjoy dirt track car races and other fun events at Wilmot Raceway - May through early September.

Racing at Wilmot Raceway

Watch in May for the two year-round Saturday farmers' markets to move outside: Kenosha HarborMarket and Kenosha Public Market.

The Kenosha Kingfish baseball season starts in late May at historic Simmons Field.

Kenosha Kingfish player

Get out on the water aboard a stand up paddle board, kayak, or duck-themed pedal boat at the Kenosha Community Sailing Center. Rentals are available through the summer.

Duck-themed pedal boat with Kenosha Community Sailing Center

Mid-June through early July, it’s time to go strawberry picking at Thompson Farm.

Thompson Farm

Enjoy a self-guided tour at the beautifully decorated 1860s Durkee Mansion at the lakefront Kemper Center. It's open on select days, April through October and then during the holiday season.

bedroom at Durkee Mansion at Kemper Center

Bristol Renaissance Faire is open nine weekends each summer and takes its framework from the summer day in 1574 when Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth visited the English city of Bristol.

Bristol Renaissance Faire Knight

Ride a historic, rubber-wheel trolley through Downtown Kenosha and along Lake Michigan. The Lakefront Trolley operates seasonally on the roadways. (Note: the Electric Streetcar operates year-round.)

Lakefront Trolley

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Lounge at a beach beside Lake Michigan. Take your pick: there are five beaches in Kenosha! All are free to visit with free parking.

Pick your own produce at a third-generation owned farm. You can also snap some photos in a field of sunflowers at Jerry Smith Farm.

Jerry Smith Farm

Bicycle races happen at the oldest operating velodrome in the country – the Washington Park Velodrome. The track opened in 1927. It’s free to watch the races, which occur on Monday and Tuesday evenings in the summer.

bike races at Washington Park Velodrome

The Wilmot Flea Market operates at the Kenosha County Fairgrounds on Sundays– typically from late April to mid-October.

Wilmot Flea Market

Free Aquanut Water Shows take place on Lake Mary – most Saturdays and Wednesday evenings. The season starts the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and goes through the Saturday of Labor Day weekend. This is an award-winning water ski organization!

Aquanut Water Show

This is the time of year to enjoy rooftop seating at: The Crow's Nest on top of The Stella Hotel & Ballroom, Church & Market, and Apis Hotel & Restaurant. The Lakeside Deck at Wyndham Garden - Kenosha Harborside is also open with live music, food, and drinks. All four venues are in Downtown Kenosha.

Apis Restaurant

Hurry to Big Star Drive-In for a double cheeseburger and ice-cold root beer. It closes before Labor Day each year. (Note: The Spot Drive-In is open year-round.)


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