June 2021
The Visit Kenosha team invites you to explore our Wisconsin Harbor Town this summer. We’re Ready When You Are! While our 501c6 not for profit organization’s name (and logo) recently changed from the Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau to Visit Kenosha, we are the same organization that has been Kenosha’s official travel resource since 1986. We are here to help you find your #KenoshaFun.
Our website VisitKenosha.com has a brand-new look! Some of the new features include sample itineraries, an easy-to-use favoriting tool, a comprehensive filtering function, group dining and team building venue pages, and sections for those planning weddings, meetings, reunions, and other celebrations. You’ll also find helpful suggested content as you browse the pages. Our popular events calendar and blog have improved visibility. All this comes with a bright and clean layout that is easy to navigate.
Face it, we could all use a getaway right about now! Let us help you with that! Our Getaway Giveaway Contest is BACK and it’s a BIG one! We’re celebrating the “The Return of Summer Fun” with a June Prize Package that has a total value of $400+. The giveaway includes everything you need to get you started with a fun experience in Kenosha. From overnight accommodations and a gas card to refuel before heading home, to certificates toward great places to shop, dine, and play, you won't be bored when you Visit Kenosha. Enter Contest HERE>
A majority of the annual events that typically fill our Event Calendar are taking place this summer including these that didn’t happen in 2020: Kenosha Civic Veterans Parade, Celebrate America with the Fourth of July Fireworks, Bristol Renaissance Faire, bike races at the Washington Park Velodrome, Firecracker 5K and 10K, Peanut Butter & Jam Concert Series, Lincoln Park Live, Kenosha Pops concerts, Tuesdays at the Shell, Country Thunder, Aquanut Water Shows, Kenosha ArtMarket, Peacetree Music Festival, HarborPark Jazz, Rhythm & Blues Festival, and the Kenosha County Fair. View our full Event Calendar HERE>
Reconnect with your family and friends aboard the Lakeshore Pedal Tours (NEW!), an Electric Streetcar, or the Lakefront Trolley. Spend time together at a Kenosha Kingfish baseball game, a beach, a Twilight Jazz concert, car races, a golf course, or a Saturday farmers market. Climb the 1866 Southport Lighthouse tower – or climb through the trees at Boundless Adventures. Enjoy Lake Michigan by renting a kayak, fishing kayak, stand up paddle board, or coming soon: a pedal duck boat - or by going on a charter fishing excursion. Bond over a beverage at the Petrifying Springs Biergarten – or dine outdoors at any number of places.
Visit Kenosha has now released its own merchandise line. Using a theme of Shop Local – Dine Local – Play Local, we have partnered with The Lettering Machine, a locally owned embroidery and screen printing shop, to produce a variety of items including t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, canvas tote bags, and more. The word local is the main focus on the design, showcasing the love our community has of all things locally owned and operated. No profit will be made by Visit Kenosha. SHOP NOW>
After the civil unrest in Kenosha in 2020, indie singer-songwriter and Kenosha native Tom Goss wrote an uplifting song about the city he grew up in. He recorded the song “Cooler Near the Lake” that features a chorus of Kenosha voices and produced a music video featuring various Kenosha attractions, events, and landmarks. He partnered with Visit Kenosha to produce the video. The Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha will benefit from all sales and digital download proceeds of the song and video. View HERE>