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 A Final Nod to Summer Fun Downtown with First Fridays September 5th. . .



First Fridays Specials
  • Northern Lights Gallery at 423 Main Street welcomes Macyn Taylor back for our September 5th First Friday event. Stop in and enjoy her music while checking out new jewelry, home decor, and more. Open 7 days a week.

  • Copacetic, 409 Main Street, has a First Friday promotion on ladies and men's summer clothing. Protect yourself from the dangerous rays of the sun with a long sleeve sun protective shirt. All in-store garments will be marked down 35%. Stock up now for the rest of this summer and for any winter trips to warm places you might be planning!

  • Casablanca de Mexico Restaurant & Lounge located at 230 Main Street invites you to meet the contemporary jewelry designer SUZANNA DIMARCO during this special personal appearance and jewelry trunk show. Join us for a spectacular display of precious and semi-precious stones, set in yellow or white gold and sterling silver. Beautiful costume jewelry also available. Suzanna's jewelry is also featured at Sak's Fifth Avenue.

  • Sweet Flame, 335 Main Street, Once again, we are pleased to have our friends at Tabal Chocolate in store to demonstrate the art of chocolate making. We will also feature a tasting of Monroe's Red Chile Honey. Stop by from 6pm-9pm for a unique taste experience.

  • Henry & Wanda’s, 501 6th Street, welcomes everyone to stop in and enjoy the Flood Brothers Band dance band. We are featuring a fabulous Wild Caught Grilled Salmon Dinner served with our homemade smashed potatoes and grilled asparagus, all of which is drizzled with hollandaise sauce. Our $7 Weekend Martini Special will feature a Stressed Goddess Martini (a Cosmo) (Citrus Infused Vodka, Triple Sec and Cranberry Juice)! Enjoy an upscale interpretation of classic American dishes served in an elegant relaxed atmosphere. Dinner served until 10 p.m. on the weekends. Enjoy live bands every Friday & Saturday from 8 p.m. - Midnight!  Great Food - Great Service - Great Music . . . Henry & Wanda’s.

  • Divino Gelato Café, 245 Main Street, is offering buy a medium gelato or larger and get a small for free, after 4 PM. Please mention offer to your server.

  • Racine’s Factory League baseball began in the 1890s, and flourished through World War II and beyond. The rivalries, teams and trophies tell a distinctly Racine story, newly featured within Racine Heritage Museum’s Sports Hall of Fame exhibit. Amateur baseball sponsored by local Racine industries included the J.I. Case Eagles. In 1908 the Eagles were the champion team in the Racine Factory League, while the Mitchell and Lewis Company team won in 1909. Local rivalries meant strong support for local teams as they competed against each other. In the 1930s Modine Radiators, Walker Jacks, Massey-Harris, J.I. Case Company, S. C. Johnson, Belle City Malleable and Western Printing and more, fielded teams. President Roosevelt’s “New Deal” promoted recreational programs in industry, which contributed to this thriving effort. Visit Racine Heritage Museum, 701 Main Street, during Downtown Racine’s September 5 First Friday to learn more, and to see images and artifacts of the Factory League. On First Friday the museum is open 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. Regular museum hours are Tuesday – Friday: 9 – 5, Saturday: 10 – 3, and Sunday: noon – 4.  Admission is free.

  • This First Friday weekend, take 20% off of all in-stock Sapphire jewelry and loose Sapphire gemstones at Art Metals Studio, 332 Main Street! From traditional blue to fiery orange and pink, there’s a rainbow of variety in store for you. Come in and choose from their eclectic collection of wearable art. Feel like designing your own piece? Browse the showcase for a stone whose color and cut will fit your unique style! Offer valid September 5th-6th, 2014.

  • Seebecks, 402 Main Street, is pleased to host the Racine Art Guild’s Invitational Show, “Postcards from Wisconsin”, as their September Featured Artist. A reception from 6-8pm will kick off the show which runs September 5-28. Seebecks' hours are Monday – Friday 10-4, Saturday 10-4 and Sunday 12-4. Contact the store at 262-456-1983 for more information.

  • Hot Shop Glass, 239 Wisconsin Avenue, is the hottest spot downtown. Stop on up and see glassblowing demonstrations from 5-8:30. Shop the ever changing treasures in our gallery created by artists on site! We guarantee you’ll be mesmerized!

  • Visit the gals at Funky Hannah’s Beads & Art, 324 Main Street, and see how easy it is to make your own custom jewelry . . . the color, style and size that is right for you and your fall wardrobe!  Demonstrations all afternoon & evening. 

  • The Root River Council will be selling Caramel Apple Chips at their office on Monument Square.

  • During First Friday in Downtown Racine, enjoy free Racine Art Museum admission and extended hours from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. From 4:00 to 8:00 pm, Enjoy free RAM admission. Drop in to create Forever Fantasy: Paperscapes inspired by RAM's exhibitions from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. Visit Snow White, Star Wars, and Super Heroes:Contemporary Pop-Up Books, which features marvelous feats of paper engineering. Located in the Ruffo and Schumann cases on the first and second floors, the pop-up action makes these books hybrids of images in two- and three-dimensions.

Check out all the happenings at www.firstfridaysracine.com and don’t forget to like us on FACEBOOK too! 

Spend an evening with friends and family enjoying downtown . . . the BEST of Racine. Find out about the latest happenings, in store specials and links to your favorite spots downtown here. Mark your calendar for every First Friday through December!

Be sure to thank our merchants for continuing to bring First Fridays to downtown Racine!

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

Special thanks to the Downtown Racine Corporation and Jean's Jazz Series 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.


The Sentinals at Monument Square, Jeff Ward at Main Street’s Crosswalk Park between 3rd & 4th Streets, and Zicomatic at Paul Harris Park on the west end of 6th Street at the roundabout. Hope to see you at the next First Friday!


3rd Coast Bicycles
Art Metals Studio

Artists Gallery
Asiana Bowl Restaurant
Axis Kitchen and Bath Design Center
BAC Photography
Black Hand Tattoo Gallery
Blue Moon Detective Agency
Blue Rock
Casablanca De Mexico Restaurant
Common Scents
Dessert Heaven
Divine Gelato Cafe'
Dover Flag & Map
D.P. Wigley Co.
Edward Jones
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
Perfectly Frank
piercing studio

Ivanhoe Pub & Eatery
Jimmy John's
Johnson Outdoors
Lakeview Pharmacy
Main Street General Store
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
Racine Optical
Reefpoint Marina
RG Natural Babies
Root River Council
Sticky Rice
Sugar Shack Sweet Shoppe
Sweet Flame
Topdog Hotdogs
Whey Chai