November 2020
We’re Ready When You Are. Whether you live locally or you’re planning to visit as far out as next year … In-Person or Virtually. Dine-In or Take Out. Curbside or Delivery. Whenever and However you are ready to enjoy the Kenosha Area - We’re Ready When You Are! Check out what our locally owned and operated restaurants, shops, hotels, and attractions are doing to make you feel as welcome and comfortable as possible right now to enjoy #KenoshaFun. Please adhere to the local health guidelines. And regardless of where you live, be sure to celebrate Small Business Saturday … any day and every day.
SHOP LOCAL. DINE LOCAL. PLAY LOCAL. Small businesses need our support now more than ever. The team at @Visit Kenosha (Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau) has partnered with American Express and the Small Business Saturday campaign to create a holiday giveaway that will help you rediscover all the wonderful businesses in the Kenosha Area. Visit Kenosha has 25 mystery Shop Small gift bags to give away. Some include products, others include gift cards to restaurants or stores. They all celebrate the hard work, passion, and people who make our community truly unique. Look for our Small Business Saturday post on Monday, November 23 on Facebook or Instagram and follow the entry instructions by leaving a comment. Winners will be selected and notified on Wednesday, December 2, 2020. Winners will be able to go out and support more businesses even after Small Business Saturday has come and gone.
FUN 101
Be sure to check out our new FUN 101 list! It’s the Fall/Winter FUN 101 COVID-19 Edition: 101 Things to See & Do in the Kenosha Area. All price ranges are featured, including many free items. The list is about seasonal activities, recreation opportunities, landmarks, and attractions, as well as supporting locally owned shops and restaurants. It features in-person activities, new places, to-go dining options, online shopping, virtual experiences, the great outdoors, and even non-monetary ways to support local businesses. Is your household going stir crazy and looking for things to do? Are you new to the area and wondering how to spend your leisure time? Do you need a reminder of some of the local places that could use your support right now? Be sure to consult our FUN 101 list! You could even create a family scavenger hunt from this list. We got you started with 101 ideas, what you do with them is up to you! Get creative!

Be sure to return often to the blog section of! Recent posts include ways to experience the outdoors in Kenosha this winter and a list of locally owned restaurants and shops, as well as other experiences, that have opened here in 2020. Speaking of new, PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co. has moved into a larger space and our community blogger Denise Bernacki details what that means for, well, the public! We’re talking food, brews, records, a music stage, a layout ideal for social distancing, and the brewery’s nod to history! We also have a blog about why you should visit Lemon Street Gallery. Here’s a hint: there’s a holiday gift show going on there now!
If you’re not able to get out or travel to Kenosha, you can still show your support. Recommend your favorite Kenosha places to your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers. Leave kind words in an online review. Purchase gift cards from locally owned restaurants and shops to use later or give as gifts. Shop online and/or call to order a custom-made gift basket from Tenuta’s Deli; Kenosha apparel from Jack Andrea or The Lettering Machine; a cheese and sausage gift box from Mars Cheese Castle; popcorn gifts from Sandy’s Popper; illustrated novels and coloring books from Studio Moonfall; or a gift from the Kenosha History Center’s new online gift shop. The options are endless!