EAT. DRINK. REPEAT.
Taste of Wisconsin™ Returns to Kenosha’s Lakefront July 29-31!
The award-winning Taste of Wisconsin™ festival is quickly approaching and the event organizers are hoping you have saved your appetites! Presented by North Shore Bank and produced by the Kiwanis Club of Western Kenosha, Taste of Wisconsin™ takes place Friday, July 29 through Sunday, July 31 at Celebration Place in Downtown Kenosha, along the shore of Lake Michigan. (Friday 3-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday 11am-7pm). This is a family-friendly celebration of all things tasteful and all things truly Wisconsin in their flavor. Admission is FREE.
The eighth annual event proves to be a feast for your senses with over 40 food and beverage vendors from around the great state of Wisconsin serving up their fresh-made specialties. The vast offerings on the menu include fan favorites such as: Wisconsin cheese curds; grilled chicken tacos; Hawaiian BBQ ribs; pig wings and pulled pork; spring rolls; homemade sausages (Polish, Hungarian, Italian and German Brat); ethnic dishes including Italian, Mexican, Polish, Jamaican, Vietnamese, and German; delectable sauces, hand-dipped ice cream, gelato, popcorn and kettle corn; roasted corn-on-the-cob and even a dog treat vendor on site. The menu also features a few unique items such as artisan gourmet balsamic; Wisconsin bourbon barrel aged maple syrup; homemade bloody Mary mix; and Cajun corn baked potatoes. Foodies desiring the unusual won’t go away disappointed…bacon wrapped tator-tots and deep fried Twinkies will hit the deep fryers at Taste of Wisconsin™ this year!
And to wash it all down, an array of specialty and traditional beers, flavorful wines, ciders, smoothies, and other refreshing beverages will be available. Vendors will accept cash for all food and non-alcoholic beverages and products. Beer and wine will be sold at the event's four Beverage Gardens.
Adding to the fabulous lakefront ambiance and tasteful fare, the live music lineup is as impressive as the food choices! Over 80 live musical performances are scheduled throughout the weekend on four music stages on the Taste of Wisconsin™ grounds. Local and regional artists will entertain festival goers with music of all genres including classic rock, country, pop, indie, jazz, big band, folk and blues.
The popular Demo Center is also back, offering presentations including a wide variety of cooking workshops and demonstrations.
Kids and adults alike can take a time out (the good kind!) in our kid-friendly KidZone tent, featuring live music, hands-on activities, theater and dance demonstrations and more entertainment just for our pint-sized guests!
Taste of Wisconsin™ offers FREE admission, so it’s a family and budget-friendly choice for a great summer weekend getaway. As always, parking in and around the lakefront and Downtown area is free. Plus, Kenosha’s vintage Electric Streetcar system is a fun and convenient way to make your way from your parking spot to the front gates of the event. Streetcars will run for extended hours during Taste of Wisconsin.
And after you’ve had your fill at Taste, there’s plenty to keep the fun going on Kenosha’s lakeshore, including museums, attractions, events and more! So come on down and have fun by the fork-full in Kenosha!
For more information about this year’s event including vendor menus, entertainment schedules, activities, and more, visit www.tasteofwi.com orwww.facebook.com/TasteofWI.
For more information about visiting the Kenosha Area, go to www.VisitKenosha.com.