Downtown Kenosha Blog

While there are many ways to stay active in Kenosha, (especially now that the weather is finally getting tolerable) in the late winter and early spring months, you’ll find many people preparing for the Wisconsin Marathon. The race - celebrating its 10th anniversary this year - is always held on the first Saturday of May. Whether you are a longtime runner, are preparing for your first race or are cheering on a loved one, the Wisconsin Marathon is a fantastic way to see the sights of Downtown Kenosha - all while burning calories! From the packet pickup at one of my favorite spots - the Kenosha Public Museum - to the start at Celebration Place in HarborPark, the marathon (as well as the 5K and half marathon) offers runners a taste of all that Downtown has to offer. (Plus, the thought of a double serving of Scoop’s ice cream after finishing does make me run faster)! We are fortunate to have so many spectators and volunteers participating in the marathon each year. The cheers, homemade signs and shouts of encouragement by people lining the downtown streets, along with volunteers staffing much-needed water stops, are such an important part of the race. They represent Kenosha so well.

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April is Jazz month in Downtown Kenosha, and great Jazz shows improvisation and inspiration. And so does great art. You can see that inspiration and improvisation at the many art venues in Downtown Kenosha. Here are some of my favorites.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Bunny-Face-and-Sign.jpgWho isn’t ready for Spring? Blooming flowers, longer golden days, pastel colors everywhere you turn, and not to mention, Easter! With Easter quickly approaching, plan on joining the festivities in Downtown Kenosha! This year join the fun on Saturday, March 24th at the NEW Downtown Hop-Around! You won't want to miss one of the most family-friendly events of the year. The adventure runs from 10am to 1pm.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Pic2.jpgThere is a lot to love about Downtown Kenosha. Beautiful views of Lake Michigan and miles of shoreline to enjoy. Five museums to explore with permanent and touring exhibits to learn from. Small businesses offering everything from popcorn and bowties to sports paraphernalia to dog treats. There are streetcars, charter fishing boats, and a trolley. There are free concerts, car shows, ice sculpture displays, a marathon and 5K races, and so many other events throughout the year. I could keep going, but I really want to get to the most delicious part of our Downtown.

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By Christine Reardon

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