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Kenosha Calendar: No shortage of fun things to do with Dad on Father’s Day weekend

A full slate of events and activities on tap
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 things to do in Kenosha this weekend:

Pop-up Biergarten at HarborPark/Celebration Place

Pop-up Biergarten at HarborPark/Celebration Place

3-9 p.m. Thursday and Friday (June 16-17), noon-9 p.m. Saturday (June 18)

5501 Ring Rd. at Kenosha’s Lakefront

A three-day summer German-style Biergarten serving a variety of beers and ciders along with food including sausage and pretzels. Event features music, authentic steins, and drinking boots, stein-hoisting contests and children’s activities. Children and families are welcome.

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A full slate of events and activities on tap
Kenosha Juneteenth

Juneteenth Celebration

11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday

On the green space at 52nd Street and 13th Court

Featuring a weekend full of family friendly fun and unity presented by Juneteenth Core Volunteers. Events include Youth Talent Showcase, Mr. & Miss Juneteenth, and 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament. Rain date for the main event is June 20.

There will be other events June 17-18 as well. See links for details.

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Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast

Kenosha County Dairy Breakfast

6:30-10:30 a.m Saturday (June 18)

Elfering Farms, 15324 Horton Rd.

Breakfast fee: $10 per person, 6 and under free.

The event features a farm breakfast, milking demonstrations, Agriculture in Action tent, children’s games, farm toys for sale, farm machinery, and more. The breakfast menu includes scrambled eggs with ham and cheese, pancakes, yogurt, string cheese, milk, orange juice, and ice cream.

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Bristol Woodstock Concert Series

Bristol Woodstock Concert Series

6 p.m.-8 p.m. Thursdays beginning June 16

Bristol Woods Park, 9800 160th Ave.

Troy Leisemann Jazz Quartet opens this 10-week summer concert series. Bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets and enjoy the sounds of local artists in the park. Each concert is subject to weather conditions.

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The Empty Bottle Boys and One Shot Jane

Pike River Benefit Concert Series: The Empty Bottle Boys and One Shot Jane

6 p.m./gates 5 p.m., Friday (June 16)

Hawthorn Hollow Amphitheater, 880 Green Bay Rd.

Tickets are $10 and are available at the door (cash only). Food and beverages such as soda, wine, and craft beer will be available for purchase, as will produce from the Heritage Farmstead at Hawthorn Hollow. Carry in food and beverages are not allowed. All proceeds benefit Hawthorn Hollow.

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Movie Night in the Park

Movie Night in the Park

Friday (June 17)

Petrifying Springs Park, 5555 7th St.

“Encanto” opens the summer movie season at Pets, presented by Gruber Law offices. Movies begin at dusk when it is dark enough to see the screen. The movie viewing area is located adjacent to the Petrifying Springs Park Biergarten. Movies are weather dependent. In case of rain, the event will be canceled by 6 p.m. on the day of the event. Admission is free. Parking is available near Area 1. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blanket and chairs. Carry-in alcohol is strictly prohibited.

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Make Music Day Block Party

Heads Up

Make Music Day Block Party hosted by Kenosha Creative Space

10 a.m.-? Tuesday (June 21)

57th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues

Kenosha is proud to be one of over 80 US cities hosting Make Music Day performances as a part of the world’s largest annual music festival. Singers, songwriters, choirs, jazz combos, rock bands, glee clubs, emcees, marching bands, mariachis, and every other kind of musician of any age or skill level are all welcome. Also as part of Make Music Day, classical guitarist will perform at Blue House Books, 5915 6th Ave. A from 3-5 p.m.

Free.

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The Lineup 

THURSDAY, June 16 

Music 

Rhythm Dogs Blues Jam, 8 p.m., Union Park Tavern, 4520 8th 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 

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

Pop-up Biergarten at HarborPark / Celebration Place 3-9 p.m.. 5501 Ring Rd. at Kenosha’s lakefront. Featuring food, music by The Twin Lakes Trio, authentic steins, and drinking boots, children’s activities and stein-hoisting contests. Children and families are welcome. 

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.) 

Afternoon Movie at Northside: Spider-Man No Way Home

Family 

Petzke Park & Play Bilingual Storytime, 9:30-11 a.m., 2820 14th Ave. Come to the shaded area adjacent to the Dream Playground for a 30-minute storytime, followed by playtime, bubbles and more. 

Storytime at Fire Station #6, 2615 14th Pl., across from the Northside Library.  Bring a blanket or towel to sit on and enjoy socially distanced stories, rhymes, and songs. Please park at the Northside Library In case of inclement weather, storytime will be moved inside the library. 

Hooray For Hervé Tullet! 10:30-11:30 a.m., Uptown Neighborhood Library, 2419 63rd St. Come by and explore games, crafts, and art inspired by Tullet’s colorful interactive books! Press Here is the book for June and Mix It Up is the  book for July. Ages 1-5. 

Afternoon Movie at Northside: Spider-Man No Way Home, 12:30-3 p.m., Northside Library Community Room A&B, 1500 27th Ave. 

Judson Brown Duo

FRIDAY, June 17 

Music 

Pike River Benefit Concert Series withThe Empty Bottle Boys and One Shot Jane, 6 p.m. (gates 5 p.m.), Hawthorn Hollow Amphitheater, 880 Green Bay Rd. Tickets $10 available at the door (cash only). Food and beverages such as soda, wine, and craft beer will be available for purchase, as will produce from the Heritage Farmstead at Hawthorn Hollow (while supplies last). Carry in food and beverages are not allowed. All proceeds benefit Hawthorn Hollow.

Duosonic, 6-9 p.m. Harbor Park Pop-Up Biergarten, 5501 Ring Road. 

Pierce, Vendetta, & Rick (Acoustic Variety) 6-9 p.m. Union Park Biergarten, 4520 8th Ave. 

Smith-Nelson Project, 8 p.m., Gordon’s Sports Bar & Grill, 5703 6th Ave. 

Judson Brown Duo, 8 p.m. Lakeside Deck at the Wyndham Garden Kenosha Harborside, 5125 6th Ave. $6. 

New Tradition Chorus, 7 p.m., A.F. Siebert Chapel at Carthage College, 2001 Alford Dr. Acapella music. Free. 

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 

Pop-up Biergarten at HarborPark /Celebration Place 3-9 p.m.. 5501 Ring Rd. at Kenosha’s lakefront. Children and families are welcome. Featuring food, music by Duosonic, authentic steins, and drinking boots. There will be children’s activities and stein-hoisting contests. 

“Boy Erased” film screening and discussion, 5:30-9 p.m., Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave. Watch this award-winning film written and directed by Joel Edgerton and based on the memoir of Garrard Conley, followed by a discussion of the film’s themes. Registration required. 

Truck and Tractor Pull with Combine Demo Derby, Wilmot Speedway, 30820 111th St. Grandstands open at 5 p.m., Pits open at 3 p.m., Admission $10, kids 9-under admitted free. 

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

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.) 

Death Cafe, a discussion group on the taboo topic of death, 8-9 a.m., Harborside Common Grounds, 5159 6th Ave, Join Piasecki Funeral Home and Cremation Service for interesting conversation in a comfortable setting. The objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives. 

Family 

Preschool Storytime, 10:30-11:00 a.m., Southwest Library Park, 7979 38th Ave. designed for children ages 3-5 with 30 minutes of books, songs, fingerplays, and more during this classic storytime. Bring a blanket or towel to sit on, in case of inclement weather, storytime will be moved inside the library. 

Stamp It Up, 11 a.m.-noon, Fire Station #6 lawn, 2615 14th Pl., Design stamps and experiment printing with a variety of household objects and design a cover for an art journal. Ages 5-9. Please park at the Northside Library. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside the library. 

Teen Dungeons & Dragons, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave. Join teens ages 12-19 for a short D&D adventure. Beginners welcome.  Registration required. 

Fusionelli Final Event at Fusion

SATURDAY, June 18 

Music 

Fusionelli Final Event featuring Indigo Canyon, Dropping Daisies and Spirit Shakers, 8 p.m. Fusion, 5014 7th Ave. $10 

Floodplain Live @The Space, 7-9 p.m., Kenosha Creative Space, 624 57th St. Free. 

Listening Party, 6 p.m., Pop-Up Biergarten at HarborPark, 5501 Ring Rd. 

Stu the Piano Guy, 9 p.m.-midnight, Boat House Pub & Eatery, 4917 7th Ave. 

Ian Gould, 7:30-11 p.m., Ashling on the Lough, 125 56th St. 

Frank Falduto & his Patio Daddi-O’s (Blues) 6-9 p.m. Union Park Biergarten, 4520 8th Ave. 

Tim & Liam Dance Party,  8 p.m. Rustic Road Brewing, 5706 6th Ave. 

Boys and Toys, 7 p.m., Kenosha Brewing Co., 4017 80th St. 

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. 

Listening Party

Potpourri

Pop-up Biergarten at HarborPark /Celebration Place noon-7 p.m. 5501 Ring Rd. at Kenosha’s lakefront. Children and families are welcome. Featuring food, music by Listening Party, authentic steins, and drinking boots. There will be children’s activities and stein-hoisting contests. 

Kenosha Lakefront Run, 10 a.m. start, Celebration Place at Harbor Park, 5501 Ring Rd. Registration: 2 Mile Fun Run/Walk $25, 5K $30, 10K $35, Youth 2-mile, 5K or 10K $20, Remote runner $30. 

Pedals & Pints starting at Public Craft Brewing

Public’s Pedals and Pints Saturday, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., starting at Public Craft Brewing, 628 58th St. Join brewer Dan on the weekly ride from Public to various spots like Harbor Brewing Co or the Petrifying Springs Biergarten. 

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.

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

Warrior Poet Yoga traveling series sponsored by Kenosha County Parks, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Old Settlers Park, 24100 75th St. Salem. 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.)

Glow in the Park Holidays in June, 6-11 p.m., Boundless Adventures, 9800 County Hwy MB, Bristol. $45 for a 2-hour climb. 

Pirsch Fire Truck display

Family 

Kenosha Juneteenth Celebration 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 52nd Street and 13th Court. Presented by Juneteenth Core Volunteers, events include Youth Talent Showcase, Mr. & Miss Juneteenth, and 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament. Rain date June 20. 

Boys and Toys band at the Music Center, 1:30-2:30 p.m., 7700 Green Bay Rd. 

Babies on the Farm, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jerry Smith Produce and Pumpkin Farm, 7150 18th St. Local farm animals including goats, chicks, piglets, alpaca, and more, as well as some exotic animals will be on hand. Tickets $10 online or at the gate, admission gate closes at 5 p.m., attractions open until 6 p.m. 

Pirsch Fire Truck display, 12-4 p.m., HarborPark, 5501 Ring Rd. Come see the vintage fire trucks that made Kenosha famous. Several trucks will be on display. 

Tails ‘n Tales Read with a Dog, 10-11 a.m., Southwest Library, 1500 27th Ave., Sign up for a 15-minute reading session with one of the certified reading education assistance dogs from Kenosha’s Dogs of Endearment. Registration required, call Youth and Family Services at 262-564-6150 or visit the children’s desk at one of the libraries. 

Young History Heroes Storytime, 1-2 p.m., Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave. “All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom” by Angela Johnson. 

Family Storytime, 10-10:30 a.m., Simmons Library Park, 711 59th Pl. Bring a blanket or towel to sit on and enjoy socially distanced stories, rhymes, and songs in the park. In case of inclement weather, the event will be moved inside the library. 

Roundabouts

SUNDAY, June 19 

Music 

Live Music at the Art Market, Brittany Lumley  10 a.m.-noon, Daniel Thompson and His 3 AM Saints noon-2 p.m., Union Park, 7th Avenue and 46th Street. 

Roundabouts, 3 p.m., Petrifying Springs Biergarten, 5555 7th St. 

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

Kenosha Art Market

Art 

Kenosha Art Market, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Union Park, 4500 7th Ave. Featuring original art, artists, live music, and art demonstrations. 

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 

Father’s Day Car Show, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Baker Park, 835 65th St. Presented by Vintage Auto Group and Kenosha Classic Street Machines.Featuring food, music, trophies, door prizes, and 50/50 raffle. Free for spectators ($5 to show car). 

Guest author Michelle Novak and Cathy the Wand Maker, 10 a.m. -2 p.m., Studio Moonfall, 5031 7th Ave. Food from Hydn Cheese will be available for purchase. 

Kenosha Kingfish vs. Kalamazoo baseball, 4:05 p.m., Historic Simmons Field, 7817 Sheridan Rd. Tickets $8-35. 

Father’s Day Special at Wilmot Speedway, 30820 111th St. Grandstands open at 5 p.m., pits open at 3 p.m. Admission: Adults: $15, kids 11-under $5, pit passes $27. 

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

Wilmot Flea Market (season opener), 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.) 

Father’s Day Dino Presentation at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum

Family 

Father’s Day Dino Presentation, noon, Dinosaur Discovery Museum, 5608 10th Ave. Nick Wiersum, Kenosha Public Museum’s Curator of Education, will introduce the summer dinosaur programs at 12:15 p.m., followed by a showing of “Jurassic World: Dominion” at 12:30 p.m. Visitors are invited to explore museum specimens on display and take photos with Dr. Dizzy the dinosaur. For more information, visit https://museums.kenosha.org/dinosaur/.

Sunday Storytime, 11 a.m.-noon, Blue House Books, 5915 6th Ave. A. Guest storytellers read several selections for kids and have an activity, too. Once a month, Sunday Storytime features an author who will share their own stories. 

Babies on the Farm, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Jerry Smith Produce and Pumpkin Farm, 7150 18th St. Local farm animals including goats, chicks, piglets, alpaca, and more, as well as some exotic animals will be on hand. Tickets $10 online or at the gate, admission gate closes at 5 p.m., attractions open until 6 p.m.

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