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June 2019

First Fridays

June 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Shop. Dine. Discover. Come early.  Shop late! Join us for a fun filled evening of shopping, dining, live entertainment, museum exploration and more!

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July 2019

First Fridays

July 5, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Finish off the 4th of July weekend right in Downtown Racine!  Shop. Dine. Discover. Come early. Shop Late! Join us the first Friday of every month, from April-December, for a fun filled evening of shopping, dining, live entertainment, museum exploration and more!

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Heritage Walking Tours

July 13, 2019 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Saturday, repeating until September 8, 2019

An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until September 8, 2019

$10

You can exprience Racine's rich industrial and architectural heritage in and around the downtown, lakefront, and Root River valley on a Heritage Walking Tour! The tour route starts on the steps of the Racine Heritage Museum, then takes you along the beautiful Racine Lakefront, through the streets of downtown, and finally, among some of the most important sites on the Underground Railroad as you proceed back to the Museum. On the tour you will learn the significance of buildings that…

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Downtown Racine Art Walk

July 20, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Downtown Racine’s vibrant art community will be displayed during the summer edition of the Downtown Racine Art Walk (DRAW) on Saturday, July 20th from 4-8pm. During DRAW, plein air artists from the Racine Art Guild will be painting scenes throughout Downtown Racine. Plein air involves leaving the four walls of an artist studio behind and painting outside, allowing the artist freedom to paint in the open air. This practice, which was made into a true art form by French impressionists,…

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August 2019

First Fridays

August 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Free

Socialize with friends and neighbors as you enjoy shopping, cool drinks and take a horse drawn carriage ride or stroll through the historic city streets. Join all the independent downtown business owners as they welcome you to shop local, dine and discover the best of Downtown Racine!

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September 2019

First Fridays

September 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Socialize with friends and neighbors as you enjoy shopping, cool drinks and take a horse drawn carriage ride or stroll through the historic city streets. Join all the independent downtown business owners as they welcome you to shop local, dine and discover the best of Downtown Racine!

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Party on the Pavement

September 21, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 21st and plan to spend your day downtown for the 17th 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…

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October 2019

First Fridays

October 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Socialize with friends and neighbors as you enjoy shopping, cool drinks and take a horse drawn carriage ride or stroll through the historic city streets. Join all the independent downtown business owners as they welcome you to shop local, dine and discover the best of Downtown Racine!

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Downtown Racine Wine Walk

October 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
$40

Tickets are SOLD OUT! Celebrate the change of seasons with the Wine Walk in historic downtown Racine. Enjoy an afternoon strolling the charming streets of downtown with 20 wine samples from 20 locations. Tickets are $40 per person and include the following: 20 wine samples 1 from each location Re-usable plastic wine sampling glass Food at each location Bottle of wine Wine tote-bag Event Rules: After all tickets are purchased, there will be a follow-up email asking for all attendee's…

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2019 Candy Crawl

October 12, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Saturday, October 12th from noon - 2 pm we will be hosting the  Downtown Candy Crawl! Bring your little monsters, princesses and Minions for trick-or-treating. 39 participating Downtown businesses will be passing out treats. The Candy Craw will be happening before the Monument Mash which starts at 2 pm on Monument Square. Before you start the Candy Crawl next Saturday, be sure to stop in at the DRC office (425 Main Street) to get your Candy Crawl map/entry form or…

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Artists Gallery announces new art showcase and featured artist

October 30, 2019 - December 1, 2019
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Every day through November 30
Free

The Artists Galley, 401 Main Street, Racine will showcase all new art starting October 30. Quarterly, the 27 member artists renew the gallery with original art and for the month of November will introduce Bernie Rauwerda as the featured artist of the month. Bernie turns unique mosaic wood vessels befitting museum quality. You can meet Bernie along with fellow artists on Friday November 1st at Racines Downtown First Friday event from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Regular gallery hours are: Wednesday…

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November 2019

Downtown Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting

November 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for our annual Downtown Racine Holiday Parade and Tree-lighting Ceremony on Saturday, November 9th. The parade will begin at 5:30 pm starting at the West side of the State Street bridge, it will continue down Main Street to 6th Street, and travel West on 6th street and end at City Hall. The Parade will end at approximately 6:45 pm. The Tree-Lighting Ceremony on Monument Square will follow the parade at 6:50 pm, where the Mayor and Santa will…

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Downtown Racine Art Walk

November 23, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Downtown Racine Art Walk (DRAW) highlights the vibrant and diverse art community of Downtown Racine. The best creative spots in Downtown Racine welcome visitors foe a special afternoon $ evening of art exploration -- meet the artists behind the galleries, museums, shops & studios as they demonstrate and showcase their latest work.

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Small Business Saturday

November 30, 2019 - December 1, 2019

You’re invited to #shopsmall in #DowntownRacine on Saturday, November 30th during Small Business Saturday! With a vast array of unique galleries, boutique shops and family owned restaurants, Downtown Racine is filled with small business owners ready to welcome you into their establishments. Since January of 2017, 40 new businesses have opened in Downtown Racine, with 20 having opened since last year’s Small Business Saturday. Make sure you check out all the new additions to downtown. Small Business Saturday was started…

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December 2019

Kris Kringle Tour

December 7, 2019 @ 6:00 am - 1:00 pm
Downtown Racine Racine, WI

Join us for our annual Kris Kringle Tour! This is a free event hosted by the Downtown Racine Corporation and O&H Bakery. Each participating location will have two kringles from O&H Bakery to sample--make sure you get there in time before they are gone! This event celebrates a Racine delicacy, the kringle, and our amazing businesses downtown. Many businesses will be hosting specials and promotions just in time to get last minute gifts for the holidays. For all the locations…

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January 2020

Downtown Restaurant Week

January 18, 2020 - January 26, 2020

Mark your calendars for our 2020 Downtown Restaurant Week starting Saturday, January 18th through Saturday, January 25th. Dine at our amazing and delicious participating restaurants and get 15% off your bill! Participating locations will be named closer to the event!

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October 2020

Downtown Racine Wine Walk

October 3, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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One event on October 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Our Fall Wine Walks in downtown Racine is presented by the Downtown Racine Corporation and Uncorkt. Enjoy an afternoon strolling the charming streets of downtown with 20 wine samples from 20 downtown locations. We will have 4 available walks to ensure smaller crowd sizes: October 3 1pm-4pm October 3 4pm-7pm October 10 1pm-4pm October 10 4pm-7pm   Tickets on sale September 1 at 9am. Click here to purchase: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/117675888751 Ticket Information: $40 General Admission: wine sample glass, tote bag and…

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Downtown Racine Wine Walk

October 10, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - October 11, 2020 @ 12:00 am
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One event on October 10, 2020 at 1:00 pm

Our Fall Wine Walks in downtown Racine is presented by the Downtown Racine Corporation and Uncorkt. Enjoy an afternoon strolling the charming streets of downtown with 20 wine samples from 20 downtown locations. We will have 4 available walks to ensure smaller crowd sizes: October 3 1pm-4pm October 3 4pm-7pm October 10 1pm-4pm October 10 4pm-7pm   Tickets on sale September 1 at 9am. Click here to purchase: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/117675888751 Ticket Information: $40 General Admission: wine sample glass, tote bag and…

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Candy Crawl

October 17, 2020 - October 31, 2020

The annual Candy Crawl will take place on the weekends from Oct 17-31 to ensure smaller crowd sizes. Kids are encouraged to dress in costume and trick or treat at over 25 businesses from 11am-4pm on Oct 17, 18, 24, 25 or 31.  The scavenger hunt map includes the Candy Crawl giveaway locations.

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Halloween Hunt

October 17, 2020 - November 1, 2020

Come downtown for a self-guided Halloween themed scavenger hunt will provide family fun to answer questions based on spooky findings in store windows. Scavenger hunt forms can be downloaded at racinestage.wpengine.com or picked up at the Downtown Racine Corporation office (425 Main St.). Completed forms can be dropped off to the DRC office and be entered to win one of three kid’s prize packs.

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November 2020

Beer & Bacon Walk

November 7, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Attention beer and bacon lovers, Downtown Racine Corporation will host its first ever Beer and Bacon Walk on Nov. 7 from 1pm - 6pm. The event will include sampling of delicious brews from local breweries paired with bacon-infused bites at 20 downtown locations. Event goers will have the opportunity to sample brews from a number of local breweries including: Racine Brewing Company, R’Noggin Brewing, Public Brewing, Kings and Convicts Brewing Company, City Lights Brewing and Lakefront Brewery. Each location will…

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Ladies Night Out

November 20, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Mark your calendars for our 2nd annual Downtown Ladies Night on Friday, Nov. 20 from 2 – 8pm. Bring your gal pals to a FREE night of pampering, first-class treatment, specials and one-night only deals at over 30 downtown businesses! For every purchase made at the participating shops, restaurants or bars you will be entered to win the Downtown Prize Pack worth over $300. Rally up your girls for a spectacular night because many shops participating in the event are…

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December 2020

Kris Kringle Tour

December 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Join us for our annual Kris Kringle Tour! This is a free event hosted by the Downtown Racine Corporation, Mt. Royal Investment Group, O&H Bakery, Landmark Credit Union and Insinkerator. Over 20+ participating locations will have kringles from O&H Bakery to sample--make sure you get there in time before they are gone! Download the map here: https://bit.ly/3mJKQOB This event celebrates a Racine delicacy, the kringle, and our amazing businesses downtown. Many businesses will be hosting specials and promotions just in…

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March 2021

Downtown Racine St. Patty Pub Crawl

March 13 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Download map here: https://bit.ly/3uWTyh2 List of specials (1PM-7PM): https://bit.ly/3uXRzcn The Downtown Racine Corporation’s inaugural St. Patty Pub Crawl will be Saturday, March 13 from 1pm-7pm. Embrace Irish traditions with good friends and fun times in beautiful Downtown Racine. Enjoy green beer, corn beef and cabbage, live music, Irish drink specials and more throughout the day at 17 participating locations. Visit at least 8 locations and be entered to win over $300 in bar gift cards and drink chips. Enjoy Irish…

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June 2021

First Fridays

June 4 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 6, 2021

Join us for First Fridays! Live music on 2 stages and shops will be open late with great specials and VIP customer service!

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July 2021

First Fridays

July 2 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 6, 2021

Join us for First Fridays! Live music on 2 stages and shops will be open late with great specials and VIP customer service!

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August 2021

First Fridays

August 6 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until August 6, 2021

Join us for First Fridays! Live music on 2 stages and shops will be open late with great specials and VIP customer service!

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First Fridays

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

Join us for First Fridays! Live music on 2 stages and shops will be open late with great specials and VIP customer service!

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