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Community Events

Each year, Gateway welcomes the members of our communities to our campuses for a number of events ranging from family-friendly fun to personal, professional and community enrichment. In addition to these public events, local businesses and community groups are welcome to rent Gateway’s facilities for a variety of private functions.

Holiday Gifting Show

December 1, 2018 
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Kenosha Campus, 3520-30th Ave

Join us for our annual Holiday Gifting Art and Craft show. More than 130 vendors will feature art, craft, and specialty products ideal for your holiday gifting. The show features art such as photography, mosaics, jewelry, blown glass; crafts including holiday décor, home and yard art, clothing, and tasty treats. Your favorite home-based vendors will also be there. 

MLK Jr. Celebration

25th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration

Monday, January 21, 2019

View Live Webcast...
Link will be available here on January 21 at noon

... Or Come in Person
Doors open 11:30 a.m. - Program begins at noon
Madrigrano Auditorium - Kenosha Campus

Download the 2019 Humanitarian Award Nomination Form

Celebrate Earth Day

On the Saturday closest to Earth Day in April, Gateway celebrates our environment with displays, workshops, hands-on activities for people of all ages, and other environment-related activities. The event, started on Gateway's Kenosha Campus in 2008, was extended to the Elkhorn Campus in 2012. Hundreds of community members visit the Gateway campuses to learn and show their support for our environment. The 2018 Celebrate Earth Day event will be held on April 21 on the Kenosha and Elkhorn Campuses. A gracious thank you to our event sponsor, Snap-on Incorporated for their support. And, additionally in Elkhorn,  the Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce.

Plant Sales

Pike Creek Horticulture Center
Kenosha Campus, 3520-30th Ave

The annual plant sale features many different plants, including several new and exciting hybrids. Plants sales help pay for Horticulture student industry and career exploration trips, scholarships, garden needs and general program needs as well.

EcoFest Racine

Saturday March 17, 2018
9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Racine Campus

EcoFest Racine is a community celebration designed to share information and encourage participation in activities that help us live our lives in a more environmentally friendly way. It is organized by Greening Greater Racine and Gateway Technical College.

The event will be held on the Racine Campus of Gateway Technical College–1001 Main Street. The Saturday March 17, 2018 event is open to the general public. The event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Lake Building. Parking is available in the large lot on the east side of the campus.

Ecofest Racine features informational displays, 20-minute informational presentations; and loads of children's activities. New this year will be The Vital Art Project -  an ensemble of artists whose practice examines the meaningful relationships between artist and environment - in nature and society. In addition, musicians will be performing during the event. Admission is free and a free gift will be presented to each family. Healthy refreshments will be provided for purchase. 

Please check back frequently between now and March 17th as we update participants' listings.


January 26, 2018
9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Madrigrano Auditorium, Kenosha Campus, 3520-30th Ave

The annual WinterGreen Horticulture conference, offers conference-goers a chance to get some inspiration for their own gardening or landscaping projects. WinterGreen features guest speakers and seminars delivered by gardening and landscape professionals.

Chair-ity Auction

15th Annual Chair-ity Auction

Benefiting Safe Harbor Humane Society

Life is Big. Be Prepared.