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 Kick Off Your Labor Day Fun In Downtown Racine with First Fridays September 4th from 4-9pm!

First Fridays Racine











First Fridays Specials
  • At the Racine Art Museum, 441 Main Street, enjoy free museum admission and extended hours on First Friday from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm. Stop by the RAM Reception Desk for a free superhero cut-and-color mask.  See the newest exhibitions: Contemporary Glass at RAM: The Daniel Greenberg and Susan Steinhauser Collection, and Joan Backes: Falling Leaves and Painted Branches, featuring found leaves and branches arranged into graceful and compelling vignettes in RAM's Windows on 5th Gallery. Celebrating the exhibition A Whole Other World: Sub-Culture Craft, the Museum Store is offering 20% off Star Wars, Dr. Who, and superhero items, as well as 20% off books and catalogues. From 4:00 – 8:00 pm, pose any questions you have for the universe to artist/poet Anja Notanja, and she will discover the answers via Radiowaves from Space. 
    And, Don't Rake The Leaves during RAM's Free Family Hands-On Art Activity from 4:00 to 8:00 pm, a project inspired by Joan Backes' exhibition. 

  • Seebecks, 402 Main Street, welcomes emerging artist Judy Gotta from Kenosha, WI as their September Artist of the Month. At age 76, Judy is a self-taught Watercolor Painter. Within her paintings Judy explores colors and their relationship to each other and how they affect people. She paints numerous subjects ranging from flowers to fish to people. Seebecks is delighted to host Judy’s first show as an exhibiting artist on September 4 and will be in attendance from 5-8PM. Please join us for this free event, open to the public. Her work will be on display September 4-27.

  • Photographic Design Gallery & Framing, 411 Sixth Street, is excited to feature Michelle McMurray of Mayim Designs as its guest artist on Friday, September 4th. Michelle creates beautiful sea glass jewelry of her own unique designs. The gallery is open from noon to 9 p.m. on First Friday with an opening reception from 4 to 9 p.m. 

  • Plumb Gold Ltd., 322 Main Street, Invites you to celebrate September with Sapphire! This sensational gem comes in every color of the rainbow. Stop in on First Friday to see our spectacular selection! Special pricing First Friday only!

  • envi ultralounge,  316 Main Street, will be serving our signature Wild Berry Mojitos out front with a bit of a twist.  We now have color change cups with our logo, come get your first Wild Berry Mojito for $9 & keep the cup, come back and receive any of your mojitos for only $6 until 9pm!  We will also be selling Moscow mules out front that will INCLUDE a mule mug with our logo! Your first Moscow mule will come with your very own mule mug for $20, return anytime between your purchase & 9pm and receive all Moscow mules after for only $5!

  • Copacetic, 409 Main Street, is having an End of Summer Sale.   They are making room for their incoming winter inventory and are offering discounts on select hats and T-shirts. Shop well known name brands of Life is good, Kangol, Stetson and Scala.   Look good, feel happy at Copacetic.   

  • Twice Baked Pottery, 320 Main Street, invites you to come join us as we continue to bring out new mugs, serving bowls, lamps, and serving trays.  We will also be introducing exciting new colors for the fall!  We look forward to seeing you!

  • Dover Flag & Map, 323 Main Street -- The folks at Dover Flag & Map want to tell you to Go Fly a Kite!  There is a great selection of kites in stock, from small easy flyers to two-line stunt kites.  Stop in to see the fun and colorful designs.  Want to spiff up your outdoor living areas?  Be sure to check out all the windsocks, yard spinners and decorative banners.  Make a point to show off your best Silly Walk as you visit this exciting shop.

  • Celebrate September at Art Metals Studio, 332 Main Street!  Stop in First Friday and see their amazing collection of sapphires, September’s beautiful birthstone, as well as our newest wearable creations. Sign up for the Wish List for a chance to win a beautiful Art Metals Studio Sapphire pendant.

  • 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!  See our fabulous new class projects for fall and enter to win a free class!

  • Come in to Vero International Cuisine, 211 6th Street, on First Friday for an evening of fine food, great wines, and outstanding desserts in a serene and intimate setting.  They will be offering buy one get one free sangrias and $2.00 off all small plates during First Fridays from 5-10 p.m.

  • The doors of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 614 Main Street, will be open on First Friday, September 4. Fr. Bob Lambert will give blessings-on-the-go to businesses and people in the downtown area from 5:00-5:30. Church members will offer guided tours of the historic Sanctuary from 5:00-7:00. An architectural “scavenger hunt” is a new feature! At 6:00, Fr. Lambert will offer a Pet Blessing on the church grounds. Pets should be leashed or crated, and stuffed animals are also welcome! Prayers for the needs of the world will be offered at 7:00. Donations for the Racine County Food Bank will be gratefully accepted. Mark your calendar for the Presbyterian bell choir on October 2! St. Luke’s Church is located at 7th & Main and is wheelchair-accessible.

  • Join Henry & Wanda’s, 501 6th Street, for First Friday September 4th featuring Live Music from the DuoSonic Duo (Racine’s premier Dance Band).  Enjoy our new dinner special . . . Gorgonzola Stuffed Chicken Breast . . . Succulent chicken breast stuffed with Gorgonzola cheese and wrapped with cherry wood smoked bacon!   First Friday $7 Martini Special is our Cosmo  (the Stressed Goddess)  Try our Fabulous new menu!  We have an exciting NEW Chef . . . Matthew Martin and his menu is exciting.  Please look to our web page for our full menu.  Dinner served until 10 p.m. on the weekends.  Enjoy live bands every Friday & Saturday from 8 p.m. - Midnight! 

  • Sweet Flame, 335 Main Street, We will be having a Mike's Hot Honey tasting. Mike's Hot Honey is a little sweet with a little heat and is a whole lot of good. Stop by from 6pm-9pm and try some!

  • 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!



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:


See you September 4th for the next First Friday!


Art Metals Studio
Artists Gallery
Asiana Bowl Restaurant
Axis Kitchen and Bath Design Center
Blue Moon Detective Agency
Blue Rock Lounge
Carriage House Liquor Co.
Casablanca De Mexico Restaurant
Deweys Restaurant & Sports Bar
Divino Gelato Cafe'
Dover Flag & Map
D.P. Wigley Co.
Envi Ultralounge
Evelyn's Club Main
Funky Hannah's Beads & Art
The Furniture Store
The Green Closet
Henry & Wanda's
Hot Shop Glass
Humble Home
Indian Motorcycle of Racine
The Ivanhoe Pub & Eatery
Jimmy John's
Johnson Outdoors
Lakeview Pharmacy
Main Street General Store
McAuliffe's on the Square
Michelson Law Office
My Soule'
Northern Lights Gallery
Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church
Pepis Pub & Grill
Perfectly Frank
Photographic Design Gallery & Framing
Plumb Gold LTD
Racine Antique Mall
Racine Art Museum
Racine Heritage Museum
Racine Optical
Reefpoint Marina
RG Natural Babies
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Shogun Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
Sticky Rice
Sugar Shack Sweet Shoppe
Sweet Flame
Twice Baked Pottery
Vero International Cuisine
Warren Eye Care
Whey Chai