Celebrating their 50th year, Aquanuts Watershows, the 2021 state champions, perform Wednesdays and Saturdays in Twin Lakes.
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Kenosha Calendar: Are you ready for a show-stopping weekend?

Head to Twin Lakes to watch the always-entertaining Aquanuts
Laura Marran

By Laura MarranKENOSHA.COM

After two decades in journalism, Marran earned her Master’s degree in Exceptional Education from UW-Milwaukee and has served as a special education teacher with Kenosha Unified School District since 2006. A Marquette University School of Journalism alum, Marran has lived in Kenosha since 1987.

Top attractions in Kenosha this weekend: 

Outta Sight Kite Flight

Outta Sight Kite Flight

10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday (June 4-5)

Kennedy Park, 4051 5th Ave.

Presented by City of Kenosha, Gift of Wings and sponsors, the annual kite festival includes demonstrations of gigantic show kites (100+ feet) and stunt kite demonstrations by professional fliers, as well as the Grand Kite Launch at noon. Kite-making, decorating, and flying workshops and kite-flying contests will be held throughout the day for all ages. Participants can bring kites or buy one on site. Refreshments available for purchase.

Admission and parking are free.

More information

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Good Old Summertime Art Fair

Good Old Summertime Art Fair

10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday (June 5)

Civic Center Park, 900 57th St.

46th annual arts and crafts show presented by Friends of the Kenosha Art Association.

Free.

More information 

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Kenosha County Bike Rodeo

Kenosha County Bike Rodeo

9 a.m.-noon, Saturday (June 4)

Petrifying Springs Park, 5555 7th Ave. and Moose Lodge, 3003 30th Ave.

 This event promotes bike safety and safety of trails for people of all ages. Includes an organized ride from Petrifying Springs Park (meet in the Highway JR parking lot) to the Moose Lodge, where activities will include free concessions, bike safety classes, bike checks, raffles, food, and the Kenosha Police Department bike auction.

More information

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Richard Bong State Recreation Area Free Weekend

Richard Bong State Recreation Area Free Weekend

Saturday and Sunday (June 4-5), park open 6 a.m.-11 p.m.

26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville.

No vehicle admission stickers, day passes, fishing licenses, or trail passes are required. This does not apply to camping sites and some other activities. The weekend includes a Fishing Clinic, 1-3 p.m., meet at the Visitor Center Auditorium, equipment is also available to borrow. Part of Free Fishing Weekend in Wisconsin. No fee or license required.

More information

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Brent Mitchell

Saturday’s Live Music Lineup

A full lineup of regional favorites will perform Saturday (June 4), including Listening Party (Bluegrass/Americana), 6 p.m., Petrifying Springs Biergarten, 5555 7th St., The Jill Plaisted Band (Americana) 8 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave., Brent Mitchell, 8:30 p.m., Public Craft Brewing, 628 58th St., and Gabriel Sanchez, 9 p.m., The Boat House Pub & Eatery, 4917 7th Ave. See listings for details.

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Kenosha Kingfish Opening Weekend

Kenosha Kingfish Opening Weekend

6:05 p.m. Friday and Saturday (June 3-4)

Historic Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Rd.

The Kingfish take on Kokomo in the first weekend games of the season.

Tickets $8-$35. 

More information 

The Lineup

THURSDAY, June 2 

Music 

Pat Garrett’s Pick N Pull Open Mic, Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 

Sophie Shulman (classical and jazz guitar), 5-10 p.m., 1844 Table & Mash, The Stella Hotel & Ballroom, 5706 8th Ave.

Chaine de Gitaine (gypsy jazz), 7:30 p.m., Sazzy B, 5623 6th Ave. 

Art 

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 46th annual National Juried Exhibition, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Eighty paintings from transparent watercolor artists from across the country will be on display. Works include a wide variety of subjects from landscapes and portraits to abstracts. Museum hours Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.  Through Aug. 7. 

Shagbark Bradford Pond Cleanup

Potpourri 

Create @theSpace Open Stage, 7-11 p.m., Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St. Hosted by Haven Wells. Project work and sharing 7 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m. 

Southport Light Station Museum – Climb a Lighthouse, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 5117 4th Ave.Free admission for the keeper’s house tour; donations are welcome. Lighthouse climb costs $10 for ages 12 and over, $5 children 8-11 years old. (Must be 8 or older to climb.) More information

Shagbark Bradford Pond Cleanup, 4-6 p.m. 3100 39th Ave. Parking is available across the street at Bradford High School. Rain date Friday (June 3). 

FRIDAY, June 3 

Music 

Daniel Thompson & His 3 AM Saints, Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave., 9 p.m.

Art

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 46th annual National Juried Exhibition, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Eighty paintings from transparent watercolor artists from across the country will be on display. Works include a wide variety of subjects from landscapes and portraits to abstracts. Museum hours Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.  Through Aug. 7. 

Potpourri 

Kenosha Kingfish vs. Kokomo baseball game, 6:05 p.m., Historic Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Rd. Tickets $8-$35.  

Southport Light Station Museum – Climb a Lighthouse, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 5117 4th Ave.Free admission for the keeper’s house tour; donations are welcome. Lighthouse climb costs $10 for ages 12 and over, $5 children 8-11 years old. (Must be 8 or older to climb.) More information

Listening Party at Petrifying Springs Biergarten

SATURDAY, June 4 

Music 

Brent Mitchell, 8:30 p.m., Public Craft Brewing, 628 58th St. $10 

The Jill Plaisted Band (Americana) 8 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 

Listening Party (Bluegrass/Americana), 6 p.m., Petrifying Springs Biergarten, 5555 7th St. 

Gabriel Sanchez, 9 p.m., The Boat House Pub & Eatery, 4917 7th Ave. 

“Contents Under Pressure” Urban Pop Art by Korye Champion at Fusion

Art 

“Contents Under Pressure” Urban Pop Art by Korye Champion, Opening reception/Meet the Artist 6 p.m., Fusion, 5014 7th Ave. 

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 46th annual National Juried Exhibition, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Eighty paintings from transparent watercolor artists from across the country will be on display. Works include a wide variety of subjects from landscapes and portraits to abstracts. Museum hours Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.  Through Aug. 7 

Loyal to the Union: Ohio in the Civil War at the Civil War Museum

Potpourri

Outta Sight Kite Flight, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kennedy Park, 4051 5th Ave. Annual festival with kite-flying demonstrations, contests, workshops, activities and more. Admission and parking are free. 

Kenosha Kingfish vs. Kokomo baseball game, 6:05 p.m., Historic Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Rd. Tickets $8-$35.  

Keepers of the Fire: A Potawatomi Experience, 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Hawthorn Hollow, 880 Green Bay Rd. Learn the history of the Potawatomi from expert Skip Twardosz while walking the Old Indian Trail, participate in a Tipi Raising, visit the Wigwam, view real artifacts, and take home a traditional gift. Registration required, $10. 

Loyal to the Union: Ohio in the Civil War, opening day 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. Explore the people and events that made the Buckeye state unique and so important to the Union cause. Free. 

Third Avenue Historic Walking Tour, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., presented by Kenosha History Center. Participants meet at Eichelman Park, 6125 3rd Ave. $10. Registration required, please call 262-654-5770. 

Historic Durkee Mansion

Historic Durkee Mansion Tours (self-guided), 1:30-4 p.m., Kemper Center grounds, 6501 3rd Ave. Admission free, donations appreciated. 

Fishing Clinic, 1-3 p.m., Richard Bong State Recreation Area, 26313 Burlington Rd., Kansasville. Meet at the Visitor Center Auditorium, equipment is also available to borrow. Part of Free Fishing Weekend in Wisconsin. No fee or license required. 

Richard Bong State Recreation Area Free Weekend, open 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday no vehicle admission stickers, day passes, fishing licenses, or trail passes are required. This does not apply to camping sites and some other activities. More information 

Aquanuts Water Show, 6 p.m., Lance Park, 55 Lance Dr., Twin Lakes.

Kenosha HarborMarket, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., 2nd Avenue at 56th St. and Place de Douai.

Kenosha Public Market, 625 52nd St. adjacent to Veterans Park.

Warrior Poet Yoga traveling series sponsored by Kenosha County Parks, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Bristol Woods Park, Free.(See Kenosha.com story for more information). Registration required.

Southport Light Station Museum – Climb a Lighthouse, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 5117 4th Ave.Free admission for the keeper’s house tour; donations are welcome. Lighthouse climb costs $10 for ages 12 and over, $5 children 8-11 years old. (Must be 8 or older to climb.) More information

Family 

Kenosha County Bike Rodeo, 9 a.m.-noon, Petrifying Springs Park, 5555 7th Ave. and Moose Lodge, 3003 30th Ave. This event promotes bike safety and safety of trails for people of all ages. Includes an organized ride from Petrifying Springs Park (meet in the Highway JR parking lot) to the Moose Lodge, where activities will include free concessions, bike safety classes, bike checks, raffles, food, and the Kenosha Police Department bike auction. 

Preschool Play Lab: Mix it Up, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. Come play with water, play dough, and paint as we explore the science of color mixing. 

Sipos and Young at Petrifying Springs Biergarten

SUNDAY, June 5 

Music 

Sipos and Young, 3 p.m.,  Petrifying Springs Biergarten, 5555 7th St. 

Cy’s Piano Jams 4-7 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th Ave. 

Open Mic with Daniel and his 3 AM Saints, 4-8 p.m., Fusion, 5014 7th Ave. 

Art 

Transparent Watercolor Society of America 46th annual National Juried Exhibition, Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave. Eighty paintings from transparent watercolor artists from across the country will be on display. Works include a wide variety of subjects from landscapes and portraits to abstracts. Museum hours Mon.-Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday noon-5 p.m.  Through Aug. 7. 

Potpourri 

Outta Sight Kite Flight, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Kennedy Park, 4051 5th Ave. Annual festival with kite-flying demonstrations, contests, workshops, activities and more. Admission and parking are free. 

Historic Durkee Mansion Tours (self-guided), 1:30-4 p.m., Kemper Center grounds, 6501 3rd Ave. Admission free, donations appreciated.

D. Lieber

Guest author D. Lieber and Ren Fair garb swap, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Studio Moonfall, 5031 7th Ave. 

Warrior Poet Yoga traveling series sponsored by Kenosha County Parks, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Kemper Center grounds, 6501 3rd Ave. Free.(See Kenosha.com story for more information). Registration required.

Richard Bong State Recreation Area Free Weekend, open 6 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday no vehicle admission stickers, day passes, fishing licenses, or trail passes are required. This does not apply to camping sites and some other activities. More information 

Wilmot Flea Market, 7 a.m.-2 p.m., Kenosha County Fairgrounds, 30820 111st St. Family-friendly, open-air market with free parking and concessions. Admission $2 for adults, $1 seniors and kids 6-14. Kids 5-under admitted free. 

Southport Light Station Museum – Climb a Lighthouse, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday-Sunday, 5117 4th Ave.Free admission for the keeper’s house tour; donations are welcome. Lighthouse climb costs $10 for ages 12 and over, $5 children 8-11 years old. (Must be 8 or older to climb.) More information

Story time at Blue House Books.

Family 

Story time at Blue House Books, 11 a.m.-noon, Blue House Books, 5915 6th Ave. Each Sunday a special guest storyteller will read a few books to children and have an activity for them as well. Once a month, we will have a featured author who will share their own stories.

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