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June 2024

First Fridays

June 7 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

πŸŽ‰ Downtown Racine Corporation (DRC) is excited to announce the return of the award-winning First Fridays series on June 7 from 4 PM to 9 PM. Recently honored as the Best Retail Event in the State by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), First Fridays are set to light up the downtown area with a summer kickoff that promises fun and excitement for all ages. The event will feature a vibrant array of activities including a 70s and 80s DJ…

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Public Art Project Unveiling

June 7 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Downtown Racine to Transform into a Butterfly Wonderland: The 23rd Annual Public Art Project DOWNTOWN RACINE - This summer, Downtown Racine will blossom into a vibrant gallery under the open sky, as the Downtown Racine Corporation unveils its 23rd annual public art project. From June through mid-September, the streets will be adorned with enchanting butterfly wings, offering an immersive and interactive art experience like no other. The official unveiling of all 26 butterflies will be on June 7, during Downtown…

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Mini Golf Pub Crawl

June 8 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$30

Get ready to swing into a world of fun at our 4th annual Mini-Golf Pub Crawl! Embark on a thrilling adventure across unique locations, each boasting a mini-golf masterpiece. Whether you're a golf pro or just looking for a good time, golf all 20+ holes or take it easy and choose your favorites – the choice is yours! For just $30 per foursome, your journey begins with registration where each participant receives a golf ball and scorecard. Feel free to…

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July 2024

4th of July Parade and Fireworks

July 3

Thursday, July 4, 2024 – Join the Racine community for our Independence Day celebration! This year's 4th of July parade theme is American Treasures - which means monuments, icons, and all the wonderful people, places, and things that make America unique and special. We start with a pre-parade at 8:30am. The pre-parade features the noisy police cars, fire engines, military vehicles, classic cars, tractors, etc. The parade then steps off at 9:00am. Remember we want you to stay safe! Please…

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First Fridays

July 5 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

πŸŽ‰ Brace yourselves for the ultimate summer kickoff as πŸŽ‰ Brace yourselves for an explosive burst of excitement as Downtown Racine proudly unveils the dazzling First Friday spectacle on July 5, from 4 pm to 9 pm! Picture this – our dynamic community of merchants, restaurants, and bars is not just opening doors; they're rolling out the red carpet, curating a shopping and dining extravaganza that transcends the ordinary. Hold onto the thrill because the fun is far from over…

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August 2024

First Fridays

August 2 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

πŸŽ‰ Get ready for an explosive burst of excitement as Downtown Racine proudly unveils the dazzling spectacle of First Friday on August 2, from 4 pm to 9 pm! Imagine this – our dynamic community of merchants, restaurants, and bars isn't just opening doors; they're rolling out the red carpet, curating a shopping and dining extravaganza that goes above and beyond the ordinary. But hold onto that thrill because the fun is far from over – First Fridays are your…

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September 2024

First Fridays

September 6 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Get ready for an explosive burst of excitement as Downtown Racine proudly unveils the dazzling spectacle of First Friday on September 6, from 4 pm to 9 pm! Imagine this – our dynamic community of merchants, restaurants, and bars isn't just opening doors; they're rolling out the red carpet, curating a shopping and dining extravaganza that goes above and beyond the ordinary. But hold onto that thrill because the fun is far from over – First Fridays are your golden…

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Pound the Pavement 5k

September 21 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

In partnership with the Downtown Racine Corporation, Party on the Pavement will be host to the 3rd annual Pound the Pavement 5K – Celebrating Downtown Racine! Starting East of Sam Johnson Parkway and Lake Avenue (1 block east of the former starting place at 6th and Main) in Downtown Racine at 10:00 am followed by the biggest block party in Wisconsin! Recognition awards can be picked up at Littleport Brewery (3rd and Wisconsin) from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on…

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Party on the Pavement

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm

πŸŽ‰ Get ready to mark your calendars and unleash the excitement on Saturday, September 21st for the 21st annual Party on the Pavement street festival, presented by the Downtown Racine Corporation! Brace yourself for a spectacular day of festivities that will transform over 12 blocks into a vibrant playground of live music, delectable food and drinks, thrilling street performances, shopping extravaganzas, and an array of games and rides for the entire family. The action kicks off at noon and keeps…

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October 2024

First Fridays

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

πŸŽ‰ Brace yourself for an explosive burst of excitement as Downtown Racine proudly unveils the dazzling spectacle of First Friday on October 4, from 4 pm to 9 pm! Envision the crisp fall air embracing our dynamic community of merchants, restaurants, and bars as they not only open their doors but roll out the red carpet, curating a shopping and dining extravaganza that transcends the ordinary. Hold onto that thrill because the fun is far from over – First Fridays…

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Wine Walks

October 5 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 12, 2024

$40

🍷 Sip the Magic at Downtown Racine's Annual Wine Walk Extravaganza! 🍷 Raise your glasses and prepare for an enchanting experience as the Downtown Racine Corporation invites you to the much-anticipated Wine Walks on Oct. 5 & 12, 2024 from 1 pm to 6 pm. Feel the crisp air and witness the mesmerizing transformation of the downtown landscape with leaves changing hues, all set against the picturesque shores of Lake Michigan. Embark on a delightful journey through 30 participating businesses…

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Wine Walks

October 12 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 12, 2024

$40

🍷 Sip the Magic at Downtown Racine's Annual Wine Walk Extravaganza! 🍷 Raise your glasses and prepare for an enchanting experience as the Downtown Racine Corporation invites you to the much-anticipated Wine Walks on Oct. 5 & 12, 2024 from 1 pm to 6 pm. Feel the crisp air and witness the mesmerizing transformation of the downtown landscape with leaves changing hues, all set against the picturesque shores of Lake Michigan. Embark on a delightful journey through 30 participating businesses…

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Candy Crawl

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2024

πŸŽƒ Save the date for Saturdays, October 19 & 26, 2024, from noon to 2 pm, as Downtown Racine transforms into a spooktacular haven for our 6th annual Candy Crawl and Halloween Scavenger Hunt. It's a family-friendly extravaganza designed to enchant your little monsters, princesses, and Minions with a free and safe trick-or-treating adventure. Join the festive fun as over 30 Downtown businesses open their doors to pass out delightful treats. Embark on a thrilling self-guided Halloween-themed scavenger hunt, promising…

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Candy Crawl

October 26 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until October 26, 2024

πŸŽƒ Save the date for Saturdays, October 19 & 26, 2024, from noon to 2 pm, as Downtown Racine transforms into a spooktacular haven for our 6th annual Candy Crawl and Halloween Scavenger Hunt. It's a family-friendly extravaganza designed to enchant your little monsters, princesses, and Minions with a free and safe trick-or-treating adventure. Join the festive fun as over 30 Downtown businesses open their doors to pass out delightful treats. Embark on a thrilling self-guided Halloween-themed scavenger hunt, promising…

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November 2024

First Fridays

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

πŸ‚πŸŽ‰ Get ready for a flannel-filled frenzy as Downtown Racine proudly presents the sensational "Flannel" First Friday on November 1 from 4 pm to 9 pm! Wrap yourself in your coziest flannel and prepare for a night where businesses are rolling out the red carpet with exclusive specials, live music, and heaps of fun! Imagine the crisp autumn air harmonizing with live tunes at your favorite spots like The Brickhouse, The Ivanhoe, Marci’s on Main, Reefpoint Brew House, Dimples, Chartroom,…

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Beer & Bacon Walk

November 2 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$45

🍻πŸ₯“ Get ready for a sizzling fusion of flavor at Downtown Racine's 5th annual Beer & Bacon Walk on Saturday, November 2nd, from 1 pm to 6 pm! Craft beer enthusiasts and bacon lovers alike, this is an afternoon crafted just for you. Explore the hip and historic downtown Racine, strolling through 20 locations that offer delightful brews expertly paired with mouthwatering bacon-infused finger foods. Immerse yourself in a leisurely experience, meandering through an easily walkable 8-block district. Tickets are…

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Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting

November 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

✨ Get ready to unwrap the magic of the season at our spectacular Downtown Racine Holiday Parade and Tree-Lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 9th! πŸŽ…πŸŒŸ The festivities kick off at 4:45 pm with jolly carolers spreading holiday cheer, serenading us with Christmas favorites. Then, at 5:30 pm, join us at the West side of the State Street bridge as the parade sets off, winding its merry way down Main Street to 6th Street, and dancing through the streets until it…

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Ladies Day Out

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Indulge in a day fit for royalty in Downtown Racine on Sat., Nov. 16 from 12pm-6pm. Gather your fabulous friends for an opulent, FREE day of pampering, unparalleled treatment, and exclusive one-day-only deals at over 30 downtown businesses! With every purchase at the participating businesses, you'll draw a card from our deck. All Queens automatically enter the royal sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 3 opulent prize packs, totaling over $500! Elevate your girl squad goals because, at…

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Bourbon & Beer

November 29 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$45

Sip, Stroll, and Shop: Experience a Bourbon Extravaganza in Historic & Hip Downtown Racine! Ditch the Thanksgiving leftovers and join us for an extraordinary day in Downtown Racine on Friday, Nov. 22, from 1pm-5pm. Immerse yourself in the charming blend of history and hip vibes as you sample an array of 10 different bourbons and 10 bourbon-beers, all within a very walkable 4-block area. Embark on your bourbon adventure with the freedom to visit the participating locations in any order…

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Small Business Saturday

November 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Embrace the Spirit of Small Business Saturday in Downtown Racine on Nov. 30! Gear up for an entire day dedicated to supporting our vibrant local small businesses! Join us downtown and become part of a city-wide celebration that goes beyond borders. Β Explore a tapestry of unique offerings as businesses roll out the red carpet with exclusive in-store promotions and specials just for YOU! It's the perfect opportunity to discover hidden gems and snag one-of-a-kind finds while supporting our community's entrepreneurs.…

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December 2024

First Fridays

December 6 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm

πŸŽ„βœ¨ Get ready to deck the halls and jingle all the way because Downtown Racine Corporation's "Fa La La" First Friday is making a dazzling comeback on December 6, from 4 pm to 9 pm! 🌟 Brace yourself for a festive fiesta, featuring enchanting carolers, toe-tapping holiday melodies, and a shopping spree that's bound to sleigh. And that's not even the best part – guess who's making a grand entrance? None other than the big man in red himself, Santa…

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Kris Kringle Tour

December 14 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

πŸŽ„βœ¨ Embark on a Journey Through a Winter Wonderland of Delights at the 7th Annual Kris Kringle Tour! Presented by the enchanting partnership of the Downtown Racine Corporation and O&H Danish Bakery, this festive extravaganza on Saturday, December 14, from 11 am to 2 pm, promises to transport you to a world of holiday enchantment. Savor the sweet essence of Racine’s Danish heritage by delighting in delectable Kringle flavors spread across more than 30 downtown locations – and yes, it's…

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