Party On the Pavement
September 18 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 18th and plan to spend your day downtown for the 18th annual Party on the Pavement street festival presented by the Downtown Racine Corporation. With over 12 blocks filled with live music, incredible food and drinks, street performances, shopping, games and rides, there is something for the whole family. The day’s festivities kick off at noon and run until 7:00 pm. Admission to the Party on the Pavement grounds is free, which takes place throughout downtown on Main Street from State Street to 7th Street, and all of 6th Street from Lake Avenue to City Hall.
If the thrill of over 15,000 attendees isn’t enough, the street performances slated for Party on the Pavement will surely get you excited. Division BMX Stunt Team will be soaring through the air on the corner of College Avenue and 6th Street. You can catch one of their shows at 12:30pm, 2:00pm, 4:00pm and 5:30pm. Hip-Hop and breakdance group, Sweatshop Movement, will host jaw dropping dance battles and performances throughout the day on the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and 6th Street.
Party on the Pavement has been a major destination for music lovers from all over Southeastern Wisconsin, and this year is no exception. Whether you are a fan of blues, rock ’n roll, hip-hop or everything in between, this year’s diverse lineup has something for everyone. With three stages of live music throughout downtown, you will be dancing through the streets all day long. Here is this year’s music lineup:
SCJohnson – Monument Square
- 12:00pm – 2:00pm: Mean Jake
- 2:30pm – 5:00pm: Chicken Grease
- 5:30pm – 7:00pm: Rhythm Dugs
Gendlin, Liverman & Rymer Stage – Main Street/State Street
- 12:00pm – 2:00pm: Eddie Muniz
- 2:30pm – 4:30pm: Nick Ramsy
- 5:00pm – 7:00pm: Identity Crisis
Indian Motorcycle of Racine Stage – 522 6th Street
- 12:30pm – 3:30pm: Grooveline
- 4:00pm – 7:00pm: Shelly Mack & The Reunion
- 7:30pm – 10:30pm: Weird Science
Taste of Soul 262 Stage – 7th and Park Street
- 2:30pm – 4:30pm: Lee Mayfield & Friends
- 5:00pm – 7:00pm: Chicken Grease
Indulge in an array of international cuisine from the downtown restaurants and food vendors lining both 6th and Main Streets. This is the perfect time to try something new with Spanish, Pakistani, Filipino, Italian, Korean, Thai, Japanese, Mexican, Irish, Jamaican and American cuisines available all day long. The aroma stimulating your taste buds will make it impossible to walk down the street without grabbing a bite from every stop, so make sure you come with an appetite.
Party on the Pavement has special attractions for all ages. Let the kids burn off some energy from all the sweets at the Fun Zone presented by Siena Catholic Schools and Landmark Credit Union. Here, you will find a number of your favorite carnival rides like a giant slide, bounce houses, Merry-go-Round and Spinning Berries. Relive the glory days of automobiles at the Unique & Antique Car Show where over 150 exhibitors are expected to fill the Wisconsin Avenue between 4th Street and 7th Street. For even more classic automobiles, the Nash Car Club of America car show will be taking place on Sam Johnson Parkway next to the Johnson Building. If you’re looking for something a little larger than life, a Party on the Pavement favorite, Touch-a-Truck is back again this year. Large construction equipment, agricultural equipment, law enforcement vehicles and more will be located in the Porter’s Lot on 6th Street for you to touch, feel, sit in or on.
Stay tuned at racinedowntown.com/event/partyonthepavement for more information as the event approaches.