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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. General admission is free. $5.00 pit pass.
Root for the Home Team
Hit the Links
Perfect your swing (or your short game) and soak up some sun at Pineway Golf's Driving Range and mini-golf course! (Save the date for the upcoming “Tee Off to Summer” event, a family-friendly open house to support the Pleasant Prairie History Museum on June 21st at Pineway.) When you finish working on your golf swing, snag a brew at The Wooden Nickel. It’s just a stone’s throw away on 116th Street and Sheridan Rd.
Discover Pleasant Prairie’s rich history and heritage at the Pleasant Prairie History Museum. Don’t miss their newest exhibit that opened on May 5th, Finding Center: The Life & Philosophies of Jack E. Thomsen. Jack E. Thomsen, a PGA pro and owner of Pleasant Prairie’s Transcendental Golf (now Pineway Golf), was passionate about teaching golf, and his inventive golf products aimed to improve teaching methods and enhance golf ranges and courses.
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.