May 2022
Each May, seven days are designated as National Travel and Tourism Week by the U.S. Travel Association. This year, the week will be recognized Sunday, May 1 through Saturday, May 7. Tourism provides jobs, lowers personal taxes, improves our local economy, and provides a positive community image, which is critical for economic development. Locally, we celebrate the week with free promotions.
SUNDAY, MAY 1: RIDE BACK IN TIME
Everyone rides free on Kenosha’s Electric Streetcar! Hop aboard an authentic electric streetcar for a scenic trip along the Lake Michigan shore as well as through historic districts and Downtown Kenosha. See the Sculpture Walk, two lighthouses, and more! Details>
MONDAY, MAY 2: FOR THE DOGS
Bring your pup to a Kenosha County Dog Park - Carlisle Family Dog Park, Harris Family Dog Park, or Warren Close Bark Park - and get free single-day admission. Dogs must have current license/vaccinations. PLUS visit K9 Kibble for a free large biscuit for your dog. Details>
TUESDAY, MAY 3: SEE THE ELEPHANT
Receive free admission to The Civil War Museum’s main exhibit “The Fiery Trial”, which includes the 360-degree film “Seeing The Elephant”. Details>
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4: FREE COFFEE
Enjoy one free coffee at these three locations: The Buzz Café, Harborside Common Grounds, and The Daily Dose Café. The type of coffee and hours the offer is valid for vary by location. Details>
THURSDAY, MAY 5: CLIMB A LIGHTHOUSE
Climb 72 steps to the top of the 1866 Southport Lighthouse and experience a one-of-a-kind view over Lake Michigan and Kenosha. On a clear day, you can even see the Chicago skyline! Details>
FRIDAY, MAY 6: EXPLORE NATURE
Visit Pringle Nature Center at Bristol Woods Park for free rentals. Check out a pre-programmed GPS unit to hunt for Geocaches in the park, or a family-friendly Explorer Backpack filled with all the tools you need for a fun exploration. Details>
SATURDAY, MAY 7: SOWING SEEDS
Let Feed & Seed help your garden grow! Stop by for a free pack of seeds. Owned and operated by Jerry Smith Produce & Pumpkin Farm, this shop covers your pet, wildlife, and lawn needs throughout the year. Details>
MORE FREE FUN
Refer to our Spring / Summer 2022 FUN 101: 101 Things to See & Do for $10 & Under (Many are FREE!) for many free and budget-friendly activities and events to enjoy in the Kenosha Area this spring and summer.