Hands down my favorite thing to do in my hometown of Kenosha, Wisconsin is visit Kenosha's Harbor Market. Harbor market is just like any regular farmer's market - on a mega does of steroids!
Sure the market has available the normal farmer's market locally grown, in-season produce. And it's awesome.
Now let's add in a twist... how about not one, not two, but THREE local musician groups?
Now I have your attention, don't I? But wait, there is more! How about a pizza oven?
Oh, your market doesn't have one? I know, I am spoiled silly! There are also many local vendors selling their local crafts, baked goods, jewelry, wind chimes, clothing, woodworking, candles, soaps, fresh flowers, lotions - it's endless!
My mom even got me a new necklace for my birthday. Thanks, mom!
And since it IS my birthday weekend. I decided to treat myself to a little chair massage - what your market doesn't have massage therapists?!
Oh... and how about some local honey? I picked some up last weekend. So yummy. It is so local, you can even meet the bees!
There are also so many yummy food options you can eat right there. Bratwurst, hamburgers, pizza, egg rolls, donuts, smoothies, and more - you better just bring an appetite.
Kenosha's Harbor Market is also dog friendly. I mean SUPER DUPER dog friendly. You can't walk 5 steps without wanting to cuddle up to a K-9. All social and well-behaved dogs are welcome at the market. So, mine has to stay home. (Sorry, Parker!) There are even doggie rules. I sure hope those dogs are reading them!
There are also several vendors your four legged child can shop at. They can purchase treats from doggie bakeries, new water bowls, leashes, and more. I just can't quite figure out where these pooches keep their wallets!
Some vendors are there weekly while others rotate weekends, so you never know what you are going to find at the market!
Are you ready to come up for a visit? Kenosha's Outdoor Harbor Market takes place every Saturday in the Summer months from 9am - 1pm. It is located on 2nd avenue between 54th and 56th street. For more details, visit Kenosha's Harbor Market online!