New COVID-19 FUN 101 List Released by Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau

Conceding to the times, the Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau has updated its popular FUN 101 list with a COVID-19 edition. The list of 101 Things to See & Do in the Kenosha Area includes at-home experiences, to-go dining items, online shopping, and outdoor activities. The Visitors Bureau reminds everyone to maintain social distancing when in public.   

Earlier this spring, the Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau released its 18th FUN 101 list. Numerous items on this original Spring/Summer FUN101 list were impacted by COVID-19, making the list obsolete. As a result, the Visitors Bureau has created the new list to promote businesses and attractions that are either open in some capacity right now or have online activities. While this bonus list is not limited to items $10 and under as the original list was, many items are still free. You can find the complete list at VisitKenosha.com/FUN101. 

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Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau Seeking Community Bloggers

If you love the Kenosha Area – locally owned restaurants, unique attractions, specialty shops, and awesome events – the Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau wants to hear from you! The KACVB is seeking a few good writers to serve on its Community Blog Team. Bloggers will be asked to explore the Kenosha Area as “tourists in their own town” and to share their favorite ways to enjoy the Kenosha Area via the Visit Kenosha blog.

The KACVB is looking for individuals with interesting perspectives on our community or specific interests pertaining to travel and tourism topics. Here are some ideas: Kenosha Native, Transplant Fan, Nearby Neighbor, Young Professional, Family Focused, Student Living in Kenosha, Empty Nesters, Museum Maven, History Buff, Outdoor Enthusiast, Professional Event Attendee, or Deal Diva, etc.  

Strong writing skills are a must; some photography skills are also preferred. Those who enjoy photography and creating short videos are especially encouraged to apply. The bloggers must be willing to write approximately one blog per month from June 2020 – May 2021. Any photos and copy shared for the VisitKenosha.com blog become the property of the KACVB. Bloggers, in turn, will get some sweet perks, behind the scenes access to businesses and events, and more. This is an unpaid, one-year commitment.

Those interested in applying need to fill out a short application, found here: http://bit.ly/2020vkblogapp. The KACVB will review applications and interview the top candidates before selecting 10 bloggers. Applications must be received by April 6, 2020. The new Community Blog Team will be announced publicly during National Travel & Tourism Week (May 3 – 9, 2020).

The KACVB launched its blog in May 2013 with posts written by staff and the occasional guest blogger. Community bloggers first joined the blog team in May 2015. This will be the sixth class of community bloggers.

Questions can be directed to Laura Tyunaitis, Marketing Director at the KACVB: Laura@VisitKenosha.com, 262-654-7307 ext. 12.

First Fridays: March 6 at I-94 Visitor Information Center

First Fridays: March 6 at I-94 Visitor Information Center

The Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau’s I-94 Visitor Information Center hosts its next First Fridays event on March 6. This free, fun, and informative monthly open house takes place between noon and 3 p.m. Local attractions and businesses offer food samples, displays, giveaways, and more. Travelers and local residents can collect ideas for things to see and do in the Kenosha Area and throughout Wisconsin.

The featured exhibitors this month are:

  • Brat Stop
  • Sandy’s Popper
  • Robin’s Nest Cakery
  • Kenosha History Center
  • Kenosha Public Museum, Civil War Museum, Dinosaur Discovery Museum
  • The Red Oak Restaurant
  • Pringle Nature Center
  • Hampton Inn & Suites with Candlewood Suites
  • Value Inn

The next event will be held on April 3. The I-94 Visitor Information Center is located at the southeast corner of I-94 and Hwy. 165, at 10519 - 120th Ave. (Exit 347). For more details, call the I-94 Center at (262) 857-7164 or the Downtown Kenosha Center at (262) 654-7307. For more information about Kenosha Area fun, log on to VisitKenosha.com. Follow the KACVB’s blog, and also follow Visit Kenosha on social media to receive updates about events, specials, and more.

 

20th Great Kenosha Area Pizza Bake-Off on February 23

20th Great Kenosha Area Pizza Bake-Off on February 23

The Great Kenosha Area Pizza Bake-Off takes place on Sunday, February 23, 5 to 7 p.m. This is the Kenosha Area Noon Optimist Club’s 20th annual event to raise funds for kids’ programs in the community. The event is held at Parkway Chateau, 12304 75th Street. This is located at the north end of Brat Stop – entrance “C” off Highway 50. The location is wheelchair accessible and there is ample parking.

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Great Kenosha Area Pizza Bake-Off on February 24

Sample pizzas donated and served from pizza establishments, and vote for your favorite tasting pizza to win this year’s “People’s Choice Award”. Voting closes at 6:30 p.m. Celebrity Judges will be sampling pizzas in a blind taste-test for the “Critics Choice Award”.

The family-friendly event features a raffle area, entertainment by Bill Lynch, a special appearance by local celebrities, and a visit from popular local mascots. Beverages and desserts will also be available for purchase. 

Tickets are $10 in advance / $12 at the door for adults. For children 10 & under: $5 in advance / $6 at the door. Tickets are available in advance at the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha, 1330 52nd Street, and online at www.bgckenosha.org/pizza-bake-off.

The Kenosha Area Noon Optimist Club has been involved in helping children in our community for almost 30 years, and this annual fundraiser helps raise funds for programs for kids in and around the Kenosha Area.

Email KenoshaPizzaBakeOff@hotmail.com for more information.

Kenosha Restaurant Week February 1-9: Featuring 42 Local Places

Kenosha Restaurant Week February 1-9: Featuring 42 Local Places

More than 40 restaurants throughout Kenosha County are participating in Kenosha Restaurant Week - a nine-day celebration of our community’s delicious dining scene. The event takes place February 1-9, 2020. Enjoy a culinary adventure as you dine around the greater Kenosha Area, exploring a diverse selection of local, one-of-a-kind restaurants offering multi-course meals at tasty savings. 42 venues are offering special fixed-price menus for Breakfast or Brunch ($10), Lunch ($10), and Dinner ($20 and $30).

How does Kenosha Restaurant Week work? Check out VisitKenosha.com/RW for the list of participating restaurants and menus. Then, simply visit participating restaurants between February 1-9 and ask for the special Restaurant Week menu; no tickets, passes or coupons are required. Be sure to check restaurants’ websites for specific hours (not all are open all nine days) and reservation recommendations. The restaurants will be offering both their special Restaurant Week menus and their regular menus. You are not required to order from the special menu, but the savings are only offered there.

DINE & WIN: There are many opportunities to win Kenosha Area restaurant gift cards and more prizes when you dine out during Kenosha Restaurant Week – including through the Kenosha Restaurant Week Passport Drawing, Facebook, and Instagram. Learn more at VisitKenosha.com/RW.

DINE & GIVE: As you enjoy the many options and delicious deals and cuisines during Restaurant Week, please consider making a donation to the Shalom Center or The Sharing Center, two local non-profit organizations that provide food and other essential services to those in need in our community. Learn more at VisitKenosha.com/RW.

Kenosha Restaurant Week is produced by the Kenosha Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more information about visiting the Kenosha Area, log on to VisitKenosha.com or call (262) 654-7307.