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  Come early & Stay Late!  First Fridays begins at 4pm on May 2nd



Come Visit Us Downtown

Your friendly downtown merchants have ordered warmer weather for Friday May 2nd! Take a horse drawn carriage ride or stroll throughout downtown and discover great shopping, free museum exploration, art exhibits, dining & live music planned for First Friday!

Enjoy outdoor music at three locations from 6-9pm as you wander the historic streets of downtown Racine! Start your adventure on 6th Street with the foot stompin old time blues of Paul Kaye. Everyone's favorite local rockers Group Therapy will claim the stage at Monument Square! Treat yourself to The Dick Strauss Combo at Crosswalk Park on the 300 block of Main Street. This piano/drums duo features the versatile voice of Dick Strauss, specializing in popular and novelty songs spanning six decades and three continents. Get an early start as you will want to pop in and out of all the shops, museums and galleries along the way to each of these outdoor music hot spots!

Join your family & friends as you shop, dine & discover the fun during First Fridays! Downtown Racine has been a shopping destination since 1860 . . . come see why.

Visit our Specials page to find out what your friends downtown have to offer for this month's First Friday!

Looking for more weekend ideas?  Visit the Real Racine website (www.realracine.com) for an events calendar and to sign up for their e-newsletter.



For more information contact Mary Osterman at Copacetic, 262-634-4287 or email firstfridaysracine@yahoo.com.

Thanks to the Downtown Racine Corporation for their support of this event. Remember to thank  and support the merchants that bring you Racine's best series of events continuing through the end of the year.


Don't miss Blue Edge of Prairie, original American folk duo with hints of bluegrass, R&B and celtic . . . playing the west end of 6th Street at the Paul Harris Park (at the roundabout).


Art Metals Studio
Artists Gallery
Asiana Bowl Restaurant
Axis Kitchen and Bath Design Center
Black Hand Tattoo Gallery
Blue Moon Detective Agency
Blue Rock
Casablanca De Mexico Restaurant
Common Scents
Dessert Heaven
Divine Gelato Cafe'
Dover Flag & Map
Evelyn's Club Main
Funky Hannah's Beads & Art
Green Closet
Henry & Wanda's
Hot Shop Glass
Humble Home
i ov thee dragon tattoo and body piercing studio
Ivanhoe Pub & Eatery
Jimmy John's
Lakeview Pharmacy
Mcaullif's on the Square
Metamorphosis Arts
Michelson Law Office
My Wicked Way
Northern Lights Gallery
Pepis Deli
Photographic Design Studio & Gallery
Plumb Gold LTD
Racine Art Museum
Racine Heritage Museum
RG Natural Babies
Root River Council
Sticky Rice
Sugar Shack Sweet Shoppe
Sweet Flame