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As a Kenosha resident, I fall victim to the thought that there isn’t anything to do in Kenosha Sunday. That couldn’t be further from the truth. Kenosha has a ton of different events for locals and visitors to take advantage of all year long.
In this post, I am going to highlight 27 things you can do in Kenosha on a Sunday. In addition, I will describe the best time of year to do them, and why you should give it a try. The best part about this list is that most of the things to do are free or very low cost.
Note that these items are in Alphabetical order, not the order of cost or any other factor.
What is it: Action territory is an entertainment center for all ages. Action Territory features batting cages for both baseball and softball, go karts, mini golf, and an indoor arcade.
Best time of year: While Action Territory is open year round, the best time to go is Late Spring through early Fall. If you go any other time, it may be too cold to enjoy the outdoor potions.
Why give it a shot: There are lots of options for both kids and adults. It is in a great location, and it isn’t too expensive. Action Territory also offers birthday and event packages
What is it: Kenosha has a few different art exhibits scattered around the city. These exhibits include art from local and international artists.
Best time of year: This depends on which art exhibit you plan on attending. There are outdoor exhibits near the lake, but that is less of an option in the winter. Indoor art exhibits are great any time of year.
Why give it a shot: The outdoor art exhibits are great because they allow you to take a walk along the lake.
What is it: One of the best things to do in Kenosha is barbeque or grill brats, hamburgers, and hot dogs. You can grill them at home, but it is better if you take your grilling skills on the road. Kenosha has many locations near the beach where you and your family can sit back, relax, and grill.
Best time of year: You can grill all year long, but the best times are March through November.
Why give it a shot: The smell of grilled meat in the summer stays with you all year long. I can smell it now in mid-January.
What is it: Kenosha has a few different options when it comes to watching live baseball. You can attend a baseball game at Kingfish Stadium, watch a local traveling team, or travel to Milwaukee or Chicago.
Best time of year: Baseball is best served hot. I like going to games on warm days, but others may choose cool nights.
Why give it a shot: The Kingfish provide an opportunity to watch potential professional baseball players. The Kingfish
Also, this is a very low-cost option to get the kids out of the house. There is a playground on site, and a few different food and drink options.
What is it: The beach is where you soak up the sun and forget your troubles for a little while.
Best time of year: The best time of year to go to the beach is the summer months. If you are planning a beach trip, I recommend going during the week as it can get busy on the weekends.
Why give it a shot: It’s the beach! You can see up and down the shoreline, boats of all sizes, and it’s a place to relax a little.
What is it: Bowling is another sport that has made this list.
Best time of year: Because bowling is an indoor sport, it can be played year around.
Why give it a shot: This is a great option for both kids and adults on a rainy/ cold Sunday.
What is it: Brunch is the opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch at the same time
Best time of year: Bruch is great year around, but it is enhanced in the summers when you can sit outside on the lakefront.
Why give it a shot: It is an opportunity to eat breakfast and lunch at the same time! Brunch is a fun way to
What is it: Because Kenosha used to be a big car manufacturing city, you will find tons of outdoor car shows. Most of these shows will feature cars that were built in Kenosha
Best time of year: The outdoor car shows usually occur in the Summer, or on important anniversaries. Car shows usually occur in downtown Kenosha. You can also find some car shows at local restaurants.
Why give it a shot: Attending car shows is a great way to learn about Kenosha’s history. The car owners keep these cars in great condition and love to tell you about them.
What is it: As I mentioned here, there are tons of churches in Kenosha for you to attend. Kenosha has at least one church for every religion and faith.
Best time of year: Churches are open year around.
Why give it a shot: Churches are a great way to socialize with neighbors, family, and friends. After church, you can go to brunch!
What is it: If you’ve done everything there is to do in Kenosha, you could plan a day trip to Milwaukee or Chicago. There are several options for transportation and even more things to do when you get there.
Best time of year: Any time of year is great to plan a day trip. Personally, I like going to the Auto Shows held in Milwaukee and Chicago.
Why give it a shot: Day trips are a fun alternative to the same Sunday routine. There is so much to do in Chicago/ Milwaukee, you will never get bored. Out of all the ideas on this list, this might be the most expensive.
What is it: Instead of going to a chain restaurant, try eating at a different local restaurant. Local restaurants have a local flair and usually provide a better price.
Best time of year: There is never a bad time to eat locally. Summer can be more fun but eating local works in all seasons.
Why give it a shot: Eating local helps the community, and it’s fun to try something new.
What is it: This is simply sitting home and learning more about your family. You can do free things like play board games or watch movies. This day is a no device day!
Best time of year: Any time with the family is a good time.
Why give it a shot: Ask yourself when is the last time you reconnected with your family?
What is it: Kenosha holds several festivals by various groups during the summer. These festivals are a great opportunity to eat, drink, and play with family and potential friends.
Best time of year: These festivals are mostly offered during the summer months. Many of these festivals are held on or near the lake.
Why give it a shot: These festivals have something for every age. You can have hours of fun for a relatively low cost.
What is it: If you’re a fisher, Kenosha may be one of the best places to visit. There are several places on Lake Michigan, and other places, to fish. In addition, there are fishing tournaments that you can participate in or watch.
Best time of year: You can fish all year long. It is very common to see fishermen in ice shanties on Lake Andera in February.
Why give it a shot: Fishing is a great way to catch tonight’s dinner. Also, it provides an opportunity to be outdoors.
What is it: Sundays in the Fall are for professional football. You must pick a side.
Best time of year: The best time of year is late August when the season begins. The enjoyment begins to dwindle as the weather turns, and the record of your favorite team dwindles with it.
Why give it a shot: The North vs South rivalry is something that separates family and friends twice a year. Also, who doesn’t love bragging rights?
What is it: Although Kenosha is the 4th largest city in Wisconsin, it still has that small-town feel. Included in that feel is hanging out with old friends. It is very common to see the same cars parked outside of the same homes every Sunday.
Best time of year: There is no bad time to hang out with friends
Why give it a shot: Food, fun, and drinks
What is it: The Jelly Belly Factory provides walking tours of their building. You can see how they are made, taste a few, and purchase a bag to take home.
Best time of year: The Jelly Belly factory is great all year long, but it might be best in the winter because there is a lot less to do.
Why give it a shot: You get to taste Jelly belly’s and you will learn what a “Belly Flop” is.
What is it: The Jerry Smith Farm is
Best time of year: I like going during the
Why give it a shot: Your kids will love the pumpkins, animals, and exhibits. You will like the pumpkin donuts and Apple cider.
What is it: Kenosha has several landmarks that may be appealing to some. These landmarks include the Lighthouse, pier, and other historic buildings downtown.
Best time of year: There are tours offered year around to view these Kenosha landmarks.
Why give it a shot: Learning the history of Kenosha may give you a greater appreciation of the past, present, and future of Kenosha.
What is it: Kenosha has several museums to choose from. The Civil War Museum is great for history fans, and the Dinosaur Museum is great for children, there is something for everyone.
Best time of year: Museums are great to visit year around.
Why give it a shot: Learn something new by attending a Kenosha museum.
What is it: Kenosha, and Kenosha County, has several parks for people to choose from. These parks have several options including bird watching, guided tours, and soccer fields.
Best time of year: The best time to visit these parks may be during the Fall. The combination of the leaves changing colors and bird migration makes for a beautiful sight.
Why give it a shot: This idea is free, you can go as much as you want, and it’s a great way to get outside.
What is it: Stopping by local shops and events is a great way to make friends and buy custom clothing. Technically on Saturday, the Kenosha Market is a great way to get a taste of the local flavor.
Best time of year: Anytime is a good time to shop locally. I like the Kenosha Market most when it is outdoors and down by the lake.
Why give it a shot: Like eating local, shopping local helps the local community and small business owners.
What is it: Kenosha has many big box stores to choose from. In addition, Kenosha has an outlet mall about 2 miles North of the Illinois border. This outdoor mall includes major brands like Nike, Under Armor, Guess, and Coach.
Best time of year: Since it is an outdoor mall, I recommend going anytime except the really cold winter months. If you do go, run from door-to-door.
Why give it a shot: You might be able to find what you are looking for at a discounted price.
What is it: Believe it or not, but Kenosha County does have a few skiing options for people that love to ski. Wilmot Mountain is located a few miles Southwest near the Illinois/ Wisconsin border. This ski resort has a ski trail for all levels.
Best time of year: Depending on the weather Wilmot Mountain will open in late Fall, and close in early Spring. Wilmot Mountain also has other events like Tough Mudder that you can attend.
Why give it a shot: Skiing is a fun, relaxing, and challenging sport. Also, you can be in the elements.
What is it: Another Kenosha staple is the softball tournaments. Every Sunday, from mid-Spring to Late Fall, you will see men and women playing 16-in softball. These games are serious as the winner is usually featured in the Kenosha News.
Best time of year: The best time to watch these games are late Spring through Mid-Fall.
Why give it a shot: Watching these games is a cheaper alternative to going to the Kingfish.
What is it: Kenosha has a few different places where you can go to relax. These spas offer comfort and relaxation at affordable prices.
Best time of year: Depending on your stress level, before or after the holidays might be best for you.
Why give it a shot: Who doesn’t want to relax?
The Downtown Streetcar
What is it: The Kenosha Streetcar is a rail car that travels around downtown Kenosha. This ride provides historical information, and you can get on and off at posted stops.
Best time of year: The Streetcar is only available during the Spring, Summer, and Fall months.
Why give it a shot: You will learn something new about Kenosha’s history.
What is it: I’m not 100% sure this is still offered but growing up there was a tour of the prominent houses that hide slaves in pursuit of freedom. This is one tour you must take if you are interested in history.
Best time of year: Anytime
Why give it a shot: You will learn several facts about Kenosha’s role in the Underground Railroad.
What is it: Yoga is a combination of relaxation and exercise suitable for almost everyone.
Best time of year: Any time of the year is great for Yoga. In the Summer you can practice yoga by the lake.
Why give it a shot: As I mentioned, yoga is a great way to relax, meditate, and exercise, all at one time.
To conclude, there are over 20 things you can do in Kenosha. A lot of these ideas are enhanced when you take them to the lake.
Which of this list is your favorite thing to do in Kenosha? Did your favorite make the list? Did I miss any?