August 2021
This summer, the majority of our annual events and activities have returned – and that includes the Bristol Renaissance Faire with its giant turkey legs and the Kenosha County Fair with its Centennial Celebration. We hope you join us in Kenosha to make more memories this month.
The Kenosha County Fair takes place August 18-22. The 2021 Centennial Celebration of the Kenosha County Fair will include new contests, fireworks, special exhibits, and the return of the Fair Parade. Postponed from 2020, the Centennial Celebration commemorates the 100th anniversary of the first fair, which was held in 1920. We have put together THIS BLOG listing 100 ways for you to enjoy the fair. As always, watch for fun photo opportunities and submit your favorite pics to our Picture Your Kenosha Photo Contest.
Kenosha is a Wisconsin Harbor Town with two lighthouses. August 7 is National Lighthouse Day; it’s a time to reflect on the roles that lighthouses have played in the past and in the present day. Explore the Southport Light Station Museum to learn about these beacons of history and light and to climb the 1866 Southport Lighthouse. The 1906 North Pier Lighthouse is now privately owned and serves as our operational lighthouse. The lighthouses serve as the backdrop for numerous picnics, events, and photos each year.
Did you know our new website features a page that lists restaurants and breweries with outdoor seating? Pick your setting: sidewalk, garden, patio, deck, rooftop, or even county park. Some offer a view like Lake Michigan or Downtown Kenosha, while others come with activities like live music, movies, volleyball, yoga, and kickball. Shown is Apis Restaurant and its seasonal rooftop bar that comes with views of Downtown and Lake Michigan. OUTDOOR SEATING>
You are going to visit Kenosha for five days – what should you do? Or maybe you live here and have family or friends visiting you for a week. We have created this itinerary with you in mind: 5 days in Kenosha; a traveler’s guide to local adventure. Each day has a theme: Nature’s Splendor, Vibrant Arts Scene, Historic Kenosha, Local Legends, and Hidden Gems, which is a deep dive into some of the places that visitors may miss on their first few trips to Kenosha. View Entire Itinerary>
Visit the Bristol Renaissance Faire before it closes for the season on Sept 6. Enjoy the Peacetree Music Festival Aug 6-7. Golfers will enjoy the Kenosha County Open Aug 13-15. Jerry Smith Farm Sweet Corn Fest happens Aug 14-15. The HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival is Aug 21, as is Picnic in the Park at Petrifying Springs Park. The Kenosha Kingfish baseball team hosts Legends Weekend Aug 27-28 featuring sports legends such as Paul Molitor, Rollie Fingers, Jose Canseco, Geoff Jenkins, Bill Hall, Mike McKenzie, Pat Mahomes Sr., and more. Full Event Calendar>
Our August Getaway Giveaway “Summer’s Last Hurrah” Prize Package includes a 1-Night Stay at The Stella Hotel & Ballroom, two passes to the main exhibit of The Civil War Museum, two Southport Lighthouse tower climbs, four Electric Streetcar tokens, and two tickets to the Kenosha Comedy Club. Also included are gift cards for House of Gerhard, The Coffee Pot, PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co., Kenosha Yacht Club, Brat Stop, Equinox botanical boutique, ArtWorks, and Bellisima’s Boutique - as well as a Studio Moonfall Coloring Book and a $20 gas card from Lou Perrine’s Gas & Grocery. ENTER>