Pleasant Prairie: Memories Made Here, All Year

Recently voted the #1 best place to live in Kenosha County, Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin is where memories are made. In all seasons, the Village is bustling with exciting events while providing countless shopping and dining options. From enjoying a day at the natural spring waters of Lake Andrea, or getting the kids involved in sports programming at the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex (the LARGEST municipal facility in America!), it’s easy to see why the saying goes: It’s Always Pleasant in the Prairie!

In the warmer months, you can find locally grown produce, handmade gifts, live music, food trucks, and more at the iconic Pleasant Prairie HarborMarket on Lake Andrea. Running from mid-June on select Sundays through September for the annual Harvest Fest, there are plenty of opportunities to bring the family for a day of shopping, games, and festival-esque fun. Also nestled along the shores of Lake Andrea in the warmer months is the Lake Andrea Beer Garden, a family and pet-friendly destination offering craft beverages and a beautiful view. Lake Andrea also features a beach for swimming, and Froggy’s Landing, where visitors can rent non-motorized watercraft such as kayaks and paddleboards

As the seasons change, refresh your wardrobe by shopping at the Pleasant Prairie Premium Outlets and Shoppes of Prairie Ridge, followed by a great bite to eat! While it’s warm, unwind with outdoor seating at local favorites like Johnny’Z Pour House, Iguana Wana, and El Camino. When it’s chillier, indulge in a classic Wisconsin tradition with a meal at the Village Supper Club.

As the cold sets in and fall and winter arrives, the fun doesn’t stop! Pleasant Prairie is proud to host both a Halloween and Christmas Lights Tour. Bring the family to tour the stunning and intricate decoration displays across the Village in October and December. In January, Pleasant Prairie puts a unique spin on the global tradition of Twelfth Night with our Holiday Bonfire event. Visitors and community members bid farewell to the holiday season by burning discarded Christmas trees while caroling, enjoying hot cocoa, coffee, and cookies.

With over 900 acres of trails, Pleasant Prairie’s nature scene has a knack for transporting you to another world, no matter what season you’re visiting in. From quiet beaches along Lake Michigan’s shores to tranquil prairie hiking paths, and of course, the 400 acres of preserved land in the national landmark, Chiwaukee Prairie, there are ample opportunities for hiking, bird watching, biking, and leisurely strolls.

All year round, Pleasant Prairie is the place to be! Visit Pleasant Prairie is your local guide on things to do, restaurants, and more (including a map!): Be sure to sign up for the eNewsletter so you can stay in-the-know on new events and all things Pleasant Prairie.

Written by Sarah Howard, Executive Director, Visit Pleasant Prairie

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