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Summer Fun Starts in Downtown Racine during First Fridays June 3rd

First Fridays Racine











First Fridays Specials
  • Enjoy free RAM admission and extended hours from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm at 441 Main Street. Drop in to create artwork of Paper or Plastic from 4:00 to 8:00 pm during the Free Hands-On Art Activity. This summer, RAM goes “glam" with exhibitions featuring artists who explore the decorative and excessive as well as things that gleam and shine. Now open, Go for Baroque: Opulence and Excess in Contemporary Art features artists that comment on luxury, artificiality, consumption, ornament, and the line between the beautiful and the grotesque. Also, cast your vote for the best "duck-o-rated" derby duck for Racine's Parks and Recreation and Focus on Community's Duck Derby. Winners will be announced after the race on Saturday, June 4 at Island Park, Horlick Drive, Racine. For more details, visit focusracine.org.

  • Red Moon, 335 Main Street, Heat up your First Friday with our Hot Sauce Tasting. Stop by and sample gourmet hot sauces from 6pm-9pm!

  • Henry & Wanda’s, 501 6th Street, Join Henry & Wanda’s for First Friday June 3rd featuring the live music of the Water Dogs Band  (Classic Rock Dance) First Friday $7 Martini Special is our Summer Lovin (Bacardi Raz and Raspberry Pucker). Enjoy dinner being served until 10 p.m. on the weekends.  Enjoy live bands every Friday & Saturday from 8 p.m. - Midnight! Their dinner specials this week: Bacon wrapped filet mignon with a balsamic glaze  $19 Tender beef tenderloin filet wrapped in bacon and drizzled with a rich balsamic glaze.

  • "Art and Music: The Heart and Soul of the LGBT Community" will
    be held at Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church, located at 625 College Avenue, from 5 to 8 p.m. Music by Rev. Tony
    Larsen and the UU Troubadours.

  • Hot Shop Glass, 239 Wisconsin Avenue, is the hottest spot downtown!  Stop in and see special glassblowing demonstrations from 5-8:30pm as artists make blown glass mugs all night long in honor of Dads & Grads!  Meet glass artist and NEW Hot Shop Glass Co-Owner Daniel Sviland! Shop our gallery or pick up a gift certificate for our popular Explore Glass Class, a great Father’s Day present!

  • Ivanhoe Pub & Eatery, 231 Main Street, First Friday is on its way its all but natural to think fish fry! With Guinness battered Cod, Walleye, Perch, there Is only one place to be this first Friday, The Ivanhoe! Make it your first stop for First Friday fish fry and lots of fun and drinks.

  • The doors of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 614 Main Street, are open on First Friday, June 3! Tours of the historic church from 5:00-7:00 p.m., with blessings-on-the-go on the church steps. Josh Krug & Friends are playing indie rock from 6:00-6:45. Prayers for the needs of the world at 7:00. Looking ahead: the July 1 program features American songs by the Belle Ensemble Duo. St. Luke’s Episcopal Church is at the corner of 7th & Main and is handicapped-accessible. For information, please call 262-634-5529.

  • Carriage House Liquor Co., 220 State Street, First Fridays at carriage house are always a great time! Between our tap beers and tap wine, specialty cocktails, open spirits and single serve beers and malt beverages we have your thirst at the bar covered!  Want to take something to go? That is why we are a liquor store. Come on in and check out our selection for your other drink pleasures. We look forward to seeing you at the Carriage House soon. 

  • Hand-made Hand Puppets are now featured at Racine Heritage Museum, 701 Main Street. The creative work of the Racine Women’s Club in the 1950s and 60s, the puppets were used to promote programming of the Racine Children’s Theatre. See the puppets, discover their stories, and realize the dedication and care their creators generously gave to bring children’s imaginations to life. Racine Heritage Museum is open 9am to 9pm on First Friday; admission is free.

  • Visit the gals at Funky Hannah’s Beads & Art, 324 Main Street, see how easy it is to make your own earrings and enter to win a free bead class this summer!  Be inspired to create your own one of a kind jewelry - it’s so easy, fun & affordable!  See the amazing line up of classes and learn about their Creative Kids Bead Camp!

  • envi ultra lounge, 316 Main Street, We will have our outside bar open featuring our signature color changing plastic cups serving classic & Wild berry mojitos!  First mojito will be $8, come back with our envi cup anytime after for $5 refills.  Once all the shenanigans outside are finished, make sure to stop back, we will be having a DJ starting at 10pm.

  • Join us at Northern Lights Gallery at 423 Main Street for First Friday on June 3rd. Singer and guitarist Macyn Taylor will provide music; this is her 9th year performing at the gallery for this event! Shop artisan jewelry, home decor, fashion accessories, and unique gifts. Open 7 days a week.

  • Celebrate Spring with sterling silver designs at Plumb Gold Ltd., 322 Main Street. Fun, affordable, and stylish! Featuring colorful new collections! Special pricing on all in stock items First Friday Only!

  • The Furniture Store – 566 State Street is very excited to be hosting a book signing for Hazel Moon, a new, smart, fantasy novel just released by area authors, Lisa & Lori Minneti – June 3rd – 5:30 to 7:30. The Minneti twins have professional entertainer in their blood as well as being authors and from the beginning Lisa & Lori knew they wanted to add a theatrical element to their book signings. The authors will get you in the Hazel Moon mood with a selection of “Moon Songs” performed by David E. Kirby, a well-known Elvis tribute artist, and author Lori Minneti, a member of the Rat Package, a Frank Sinatra tribute troupe. Story character, Lady Luna, will be in the house and along with other actors playing roles, will bring Hazel Moon to life by acting out scenes from the book. Attending you can look forward to experiencing the magic of Hazel Moon by being surprised and entertained as well as being offered the opportunity to proudly add to your personal reading library an excellent, layered, well-crafted, inspirational fantasy novel.

  • Seebecks - 402 Main Street, is delighted to welcome, Kenosha photographer, Nancy Harrer as their June Artist of the Month with an opening reception on First Friday.  Photographing for the past 25 years, Nancy recently changed to digital color photography for her most recent and ongoing project, “One Man’s Trash . . .”  It is a study of markets including Flea, Antique Collectibles and Bazaars.  Harrer uses her photography to capture the small “Bits of Life” (Morceau de Vie) by preserving both small and large moments.  Nancy’s photographs will be on display at Seebecks June 3-26th.

  • Dimples - Bob Treml guitar/vocals has performed with various bands in the Milwaukee area. He toured the country as a full-time musician during the 70s playing all of the popular top 40 cover hits. During the early 80s he was a member of a local club band performing nightly in Racine.

  • Celebrate First Fridays Downtown Racine at Vero International Cuisine-211 6th St ! Enjoy $5 Glasses of our private label wine and complimentary appetizers in our brand new lounge from 8PM-10PM on Friday June 3 (upstairs lounge only)! See you then! 




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 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 June 3rd!


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