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City of Kenosha

Take in a ball game. Or the theater. Run a marathon. Learn to sail. Visit a festival. Hit the beach. Drop in the drive-in. Stroll through a gallery. Yoga pose at sunrise. Paint. Shop. Sip. Or indulge in your foodie favorites. Having fun in Kenosha is accessible and affordable and for everyone.

Shopping

City of Kenosha

Throughout Kenosha, and especially in its downtown district, you will find unique shops with interesting finds not found on shelves across the country. An Italian delicatessen, a place that's just pies, quaint gift shops, and a European-style outdoor market are just some of the one-of-kind places that locals shop at - when they're not frequenting one of their big box favorites.

Kenosha HarborMarket

A bustling European-style market with 150+ vendors each week

Kenosha HarborMarket is an open-air, European-style, mixed market that operates year-round. During the summer months, the market can be found in Downtown Kenosha along the shores of Lake Michigan. In winter, the market moves indoors to the historic Rhode Center for the Arts. Fresh organic vegetables, meats, cheeses, artisan bakery goods and so many more handcrafted items are available along with chef demonstrations,live entertainment and more .

kenoshaharbormarket.com

Dining

City of Kenosha

Foodies rejoice! Kenosha is a city that loves good food. Its Italian heritage is evident in the sheer number of family-run pizza & pastas places - be sure to try them all as everyone has their favorite. You can also find some of the best burgers, ethnic eats, an old train-car-turned-diner, supper clubs, fine dining, fast casual, drive-ins, all your favorite favorite chains, and so many more! Every February, Downtown Kenosha hosts its Restaurant Week - a week-long celebration of all that's good to eat throughout the city.

Creating unique dining experiences

Waterfront Warehouse & La Fogata Mexican Restaurant

Roots Hospitality Group has two unique and exciting restaurants in the Kenosha Area: Waterfront Warehouse has a large selection of draught Beer and signature drinks as well as amazing food, flatbreads and french fries. La Fogata features Mexican enchiladas, fajitas & tacos paired with a variety of margaritas & beers. You can't go wrong! Stop in and visit soon.

Roots Hospitality Group

Did you know?

Kenosha Restaurant Week is a nine-day celebration of our community's delicious dining scene

The talented chefs behind Kenosha's most popular restaurants have cooked up special fixed-price menus that you’ll only find during Restaurant Week. Get the best Restaurant Week deals when you dine in Kenosha during this amazing food event. Enjoy multi-course meals for Breakfast or Brunch ($10), Lunch ($10), and Dinner ($20 and $30). No tickets, passes or coupons are required.

Kenosha Restaurant Week 2018

Arts

City of Kenosha

Kenosha is an artsy town! The arts have always flourished here in the Union Park Arts District, the Museum Campus, Downtown Kenosha, Carthage College & UW-Parkside - even our public school district puts on some of the best performances in the country in theater and music. You don't have to go far to find theater, art galleries, maker spaces, live music or other unique programming.

A space for creatives.

Play. Discover. Create.

The Kenosha Creative Space in Downtown Kenosha is a co-working space for local artists, musicians, creatives, entrepreneurs and their partner organizations. It also provides arts and cultural programming to the community. Beach parties, pop-up galleries and mural painting parties are just some of the interesting and fun events hosted by this dynamic collective of creatives.

Learn more about this virtual and physical space for Creatives

A Note from a Neighbor

The Kenosha Museum Campus

"Wonderful very good exhibits and really nice people. Free parking and donate what you can afford to view everything. Has a really nice hands on area for kids and those young at heart." - Heidi J.

Kenosha has four great museums in close proximity along the lakefront: the Kenosha Public Museum, The Civil War Museum, The Dinosaur Discovery Museum, and the Southport Light Station Museum. Most are free! Come explore!

Learn more about Kenosha's four public museums

Kenosha Symphony Orchestra

Celebrating 79 Years!

The Kenosha Symphony Orchestra strives for excellence in our music selection, performances, and our outreach to Kenosha families, and we endeavor to make quality music a part of our community. One of the ways in which we achieve this is by working with a highly-regarded Music Director and Conductor, Dr. Robert G. Hasty, who also conducts the Chamber Orchestra & Philharmonic at the Henry and Leigh Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University.

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Did you know?

In 1919, 46th Street in Kenosha was named Lemon Street...

That's where Lemon Street Gallery derives it's unusual name. Lemon Street Gallery & Artspace provides art education, exhibitions for local artists, and support for community events that celebrate the arts. This funky fine art collective is a great spot to browse for unique, one-of-a-kind finds.

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Recreation

City of Kenosha

Kenosha has more than 11 miles of publicly accessible Lake Michigan shoreline - with beaches, bikepaths, promenades, parks, and gardens dotting the coast. Sail, swim, windsurf, boat or fish in the great lake or just enjoy the view. In addition there are beautiful parks, golf courses, ball fields, pools, and public spaces for people to get moving or just relax.

You belong at the YMCA

There’s a Y in every Family!

There is something to activate and engage the entire family. We’re more than a fitness center or pool. We’re a world-wide, non-profit organization helping members improve their spirit, mind and body, while building a stronger sense of community. You can gain energy, reduce stress, lose weight and strengthen family bonds at the Y. A great place to improve health, have fun and meet new friends. We’re more than a gym, we’re a community!

Learn more about the Kenosha YMCA

The Kenosha Dream Playground

Fully inclusive, fully accessible playground

The Kenosha Dream Playground is a safe, fully inclusive, accessible playground that allows children of all abilities to play together, learn from each other, value each others differences and find the strength to overcome challenges -- thus creating a truly integrated environment where compassion and acceptance can be found. The 15,000- square-foot Dream Playground opened in October of 2015 as the City's first fully accessible playground.

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Your Home for Kenosha Youth Sports

BGC Sports (part of Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha) offers youth sport leagues and clinics to kids ages 4 - 18 in and around Kenosha, WI. The mission of BGC Sports is to promote sportsmanship, healthy lifestyles and team building, while providing a safe and positive environment for competition. Sport offerings include basketball, baseball, softball, soccer, football, golf and more.

Learn more at bgcsports.org.

Attractions & Events

City of Kenosha

No matter what the season, there is something exciting to do in Kenosha! Hop on the streetcar and ride it to one of the many festivals happening throughout the year. Baseball, ice sculptures, pirate crews, ice rinks, a walk back in time...experience it all in Kenosha.

In the News

Tall ships festival to return to Kenosha in 2019

The tall ships are returning to Kenosha.

It has been more than a decade since Kenosha hosted a tall ships festival, but the spectacular sight of brigantines, schooners and other tall ships will once again line the Kenosha harbor next summer, as the city hosts the Tall Ships Challenge in the Great Lakes.

Kenosha is one of 11 host ports on the Great Lakes in 2019 — including stops in Canada.

Read more about the tall ships and other City of Kenosha sponsored festivals

Affordable Family Fun - Kenosha Kingfish

The Kenosha Kingfish are members of the Northwoods League and feature elite collegiate baseball. Join us for affordable, family-friendly entertainment that's guaranteed to keep the entire family engaged!

Any more fun and you’d need to sign a waiver! The Kingfish are your one stop shop for affordable family fun each summer! The Kingfish are members of the Northwoods League and feature elite collegiate baseball. In addition to baseball, there is plenty of entertainment, food and shopping to keep the entire family engaged! Trust us when we say, these are #MemoriesWorthMaKING. Tickets start as low as $8 – plan your next trip to the ballpark today.

Learn more at kingfishbaseball.com

Did you know?

The Washington Park Velodrome is the oldest operating velodrome in the country

The Washington Park Velodrome opened in 1927 and is the oldest operating velodrome in the country. It’s the only track in the state. It’s a 333 meter track with 28 degree banked corners. The track has produced many National, Olympic and World Champions over the years. In 2015-2016 the velodrome had a much needed renovation, changing the surface to concrete and increasing the corner banking.

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Did you know?

The Biergarten at Petrifying Springs Park

Kenosha's first authentic, German beer garden located inside Kenosha's family-friendly Petrifying Springs Park. Take a hike, ride or run your dog at the nearby dog park and then grab a stein and hoist a hearty cheers to a family-friendly good time!

https://www.petsbiergarten.com/

Where to Stay

City of Kenosha

From boutique hotels to full service name-brand chains with names you trust to quaint bed and breakfasts, Kenosha has a clean, comfortable and convenient room for you or your visiting guests.

I-94

Interstate-94 - which runs directly through the county from beyond Chicago through Milwaukee - is one of the busiest interstates in the nation seeing an average of more than 80,000 cars per day. Many housing communities in the City of Kenosha have easy access to I-94, making commutes to nearby areas much easier.

Downtown Kenosha

City of Kenosha

You can always find something exciting and unique in Downtown Kenosha. Steps away from the lakefront, you can jump on and off the historic streetcar and explore the shops, restaurants, wineries, galleries, coffee shops and more interesting places that are popping up every day. There is currently $40+ million invested in major projects throughout Downtown Kenosha, including a historic boutique hotel, new housing developments and a co-working space.

Did you know?

Live outdoor music can be found throughout Downtown Kenosha nearly every night of the week

Visitors can enjoy the beautiful lakefront while listening to live music at a variety of venues throughout the downtown area. Peanut Butter & Jam, Twilight Jazz, Tuesdays at the Band Shell and many more programs fill the summer night air most nights of the week while festivals like HarborPark Jazz Fest, Taste of Wisconsin, Bloomin' Bands and Grill Games make the weekends a great time to get down or kick back.

Did you know?

Kenosha has a seven-car fleet of electric streetcars that run a convenient two-mile loop through the lakefront downtown and civic center areas. The authentic cars, built in 1951, formerly operated in Toronto, Ontario and Philadelphia, PA, before being refurbished and relocated to Kenosha where they provide low-cost transportation and entertainment for residents and visitors.

Kenosha Transit Electric Streetcar Route Map & Schedule