May 2023
Happy National Travel and Tourism Week!
Coming up May 7-13, the impact of tourism will be recognized and celebrated nationwide. In honor of the week, we encourage you to start planning your getaway to Kenosha, Wisconsin! Take time off to relax, rejuvenate, and have fun in our lakefront community. And if you already live here, Be A Tourist In Your Own Town!
Visit Kenosha is partnering with local attractions and shops to provide FREE admission and products during Tourism Week, May 7-13. Each day, a different place has a FREE offer. The locations include: Electric Streetcar, Southport Lighthouse, The Civil War Museum, Peacetree Originals, The Lettering Machine, RK News Hallmark, and three dog parks (Carlisle Family Dog Park, Harris Family Dog Park, and Warren Close Bark Park). Also during Tourism Week, stop by the Wisconsin Welcome Center – Kenosha for free sausage and cheese samples (while supplies last), courtesy of Brat Stop.
Enjoy dirt track car races and other fun events (including Monster Truck Throwdown June 3-4) at Wilmot Raceway, starting May 6. Book a fishing excursion with the Kenosha Charter Boat Association. May 4, the seasonal Southport Light Station Museum re-opens. May 13, Kenosha HarborMarket and Kenosha Public Market move back outdoors. Rentals of stand up paddle boards, kayaks, and duck-themed pedal boats through the Kenosha Community Sailing Center will soon be available. Bike races at the historic Washington Park Velodrome begin May 16. May 27, the Aquanut Water Shows start again. Book a party bike!
May 29 is both the season and home opener for the Kenosha Kingfish. This is the 10th season for the Kingfish, a Northwoods League team. Elite collegiate baseball – along with great entertainment – can be enjoyed at historic Simmons Field. The promotional schedule includes Post-Game Fireworks Nights, themed nights like Harry Potter and Star Wars, Bobblehead Giveaways, Bark in the Park, and more. A Kingfish game is an affordable activity for the entire family to enjoy!
If you’re planning a trip to the Kenosha Area, here are two resources you’ll want to use: our website and the 2023 Kenosha Area Visitors Guide. You can view the online edition of the guide or order a print copy to be mailed to you HERE> If you’d like to time your visit with a particular event, be sure to use our Visit Kenosha Events Calendar and subscribe to our EventSource - Weekly Event Highlights newsletter so you’ll know what’s happening when! Book a hotel stay HERE>