There are several activities that are perfect for families looking for late-summer fun, including the Kenosha County Fair (see pages 4-5), the Downtown Kenosha Pop-Up Beer Garden (see page 6) and children’s theater (see page 7).
Here are some more events:
The Petrifying Springs Biergarten, at the south end of the park near Highway JR (5555 Seventh St.), continues its Friday night outdoor movie series with a free showing of “Avengers: Endgame.” The film starts at dusk on Aug. 16. Bring lawn chairs and/or blankets.
The Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 First Ave., hosts “Museum Munchkins” programs from 9:30 to 10 Wednesday mornings. The Aug. 21 program is on moths. This is a free program, open to preschoolers with an adult. For more information, call 262-653-4140. Coming up: alligators on Aug. 28.
Also at the Public Museum are Sunday Curiosity Carts. Every Sunday from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., visitors are welcome to “drop by the Field Station for interactive experiences with museum education staff.” A new activity is chosen each week. These programs are all free and open to the public. For more information, visit museums.kenosha.org/public.
This evening (Aug. 15), the Uptown Library, 2419 63rd St., hosts “Summer Nights: Chill Out!” for families with children. From 6 to 7:30 p.m., families are invited to the library to “play with ice and ‘snow,’ enjoy a frozen treat and try out yoga and meditation for kids.”
The Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave., is hosting preschool storytimes at 9:30 and 10:30 Friday morning (Aug. 16), with preschool parties at 10 and 11 a.m.
Friday afternoon, the Simmons Library, 711 59th Place, hosts Kid Science: Up, Up, and Away! for students in kindergarten through fifth grade. Participants will create things that fly and learn about the principles of flying. Note: This event is in the downstairs children’s area and requires the use of a spiral staircase.
On Monday, (Aug. 19), teens (in grades six to 12) are invited to the Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave., from 5 to 7 p.m. for “Teen Throwback Movie Monday.” A free movie will be shown.
The Southwest Library hosts “Brown Bag Movie Fun: Moana,” 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday (Aug. 20). The animated film will be shown at this event, for families with children. The libraries host several free programs every week. Find out more at www.mykpl.info.
Monday evening, the historic Washington Park Velodrome hosts the final night of Stock Bike Racing this season. It is open to everyone. Races start at 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 19. For more details, go to www.kenoshavelodrome.com.
PHOTOS: Tall ships in the Kenosha harbor
Tall ships return to the Kenosha harbor this week as part of the Tall Ships Challenge Aug. 2-4.
Vessels will arrive in a “Parade of Sail” on the afternoon of Aug. 1, led by Kenosha’s own tall ship – the schooner Red Witch. The Parade of Sail is free to view. People may view the Parade of Sail along the lakefront from Pennoyer Park, south to Eichelman Park.
Here are some photos of the tall ships previous trips to the Kenosha area.