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Honor the Fallen
First and foremost, Memorial Day is a holiday to remember those who lost their lives fighting for our country. Take a walk through Prairie Springs Park and pay a visit to the Pleasant Prairie Veterans Memorial. Find it on the southeast side of Prairie Springs Park. You can also pay a visit to Ingram Park to check out the Pleasant Prairie Vietnam Memorial which is dedicated to Kenosha County veterans who gave their lives in Vietnam.
Make a Splash
Adrenaline fans can watch some of the most exciting powerboat racing in the world at the US Title Series Pleasant Prairie Regatta at Lake Andrea. Races take place on Saturday and Sunday, and a food truck will be on-site both afternoons with food and beverages available for sale. General admission attendance is free so come on out and enjoy some powerboat racing! It's fun for the whole family.
Root for the Home Team
Celebrate Kenosha Kingfish’s home opener at the historic Simmons Field on Monday, May 29th.
Discover Pleasant Prairie’s rich history and heritage at the Pleasant Prairie History Museum. Don’t miss their newest exhibit called "Beyond the Big Boom: Industrialization, the Labor Movement, and Pleasant Prairie's Powder Plant". This exhibit is all about the massive explosion that occurred on March 9, 1911 at the Laflin and Rand powder plant, one of the largest artificial and non-nuclear explosions in history! Find out all about how something like this could have happened, and so much more amazing and rich history about Pleasant Prairie.
Shop Memorial Day Sales
Take advantage of Wisconsin’s lower sales tax on top of fantastic deals at Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets and the Shoppes at Prairie Ridge. Don’t forget to shop small and support local businesses, too. Explore all of Pleasant Prairie’s stores and shops here.
Sun and Sand
Take a family-friendly nature walk through Chiwaukee Prairie and Kenosha Sand Dunes, some of the richest and most diverse habitats in the Great Lakes region. Don’t forget to charge your phone before you leave - you’ll want plenty of juice to snap pics of the amazing sunrises and blooming wildflowers along the quaint Lake Michigan shoreline.
PRO-TIP: Kenosha Sand Dunes don’t have a formal parking lot, but there is street parking available where 85th Street meets 3rd Ave. or you can park at Southport Park’s parking lot.
Discover all of Pleasant Prairie’s outdoor amenities and activities here.