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Start your Independence Day weekend out with a BLAST –it’s First Fridays on July 1st!

First Fridays Racine











Come Visit Us Downtown

Start your Independence Day weekend out with a BLAST –it’s First Fridays on July 1st!

Your holiday weekend starts in Downtown Racine with the fun festivities of First Fridays,  July 1st – from 4-9pm!  What better way to celebrate Independence Day weekend than with your friends and neighbors as over 50 independent downtown business owners welcome you to shop, dine & discover the best of Racine - Downtown!

Take a horse drawn carriage ride with Black Tie Horse & Carriage beginning at Monument Square or stroll throughout the historic city streets and listen to some of the areas best live music!  The Sentinals take the stage at Monument Square, local favorite Jeff Ward will get you singing along at Main Street’s Crosswalk Park, and The Sipos & Young Band will wow you on the west end of 6th Street at Paul Harris Park, at the roundabout.

More than 40 locally owned & operated downtown businesses collaborate to bring you this afternoon & evening of fun. Click here for a highlight of special features for our upcoming 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.

Special Thanks to the In-Kind contributions for their volunteer 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.

Added entertainment as weather permits provided by:




Next First Friday is July 1st!


Artists Gallery
Art Metals Studio

Asiana Bowl Restaurant
Blue Rock Lounge
Carriage House Liquor Co.
Deweys Restaurant & Sports Bar
Divino Gelato Cafe'
Dover Flag & Map
envi ultra lounge
Funky Hannah's Beads & Art
The Furniture Store
Henry & Wanda's
Hot Shop Glass
Humble Home
Indian Motorcycle of Racine
The Ivanhoe Pub & Eatery
Lakeview Pharmacy
McAuliffe's on the Square
Northern Lights Gallery
Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church
Pepis Pub & Grill
Photographic Design Gallery & Framing
Plumb Gold LTD
Racine Art Museum
Racine Arts Council
Racine Heritage Museum
Reefpoint Marina
RG Natural Babies
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Shogun Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
Sticky Rice
The Studio
Sugar Shack Sweet Shoppe
Sweet Flame
Twice Baked Pottery
Vero International Cuisine