First Fridays Racine  

See you in 2018 for the next First Friday!

First Fridays Racine











Come Visit Us Downtown

Come early & stay late! Celebrate a beautiful night during Downtown Racine’s First Friday!

Socialize with friends and neighbors as you enjoy shopping, cool drinks and take a horse drawn carriage ride or stroll through the historic city streets. Join all the independent downtown business owners as they welcome you to shop local, dine and discover the best of Racine . . . Downtown!


Come early and stay late! Downtown Racine has been a shopping destination since 1860 . . . Downtown Racine is the place to see, the place to be!


If you value a big event in a historic downtown, First Fridays is worth the drive!  First Fridays is a group of small business owners of boutique shops, restaurants, art galleries and museums who have worked together to put this event on nine times a year for 12 years. We all stay open late, put live music outdoors in 3 parks, have horse & carriage rides and an outdoor beer garden.  The art galleries will offer an artist's demonstration, the restaurants will offer a special and the boutiques will introduce a new or a favorite product line. The sidewalks are filled with people and downtown is alive and vibrant.


In addition to First Fridays, downtown Racine is on the shores of Lake Michigan next to our beautiful, filled almost to capacity marina, near the beach, zoo, Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and SC Johnson sites.


We invite you to take the drive.  Most of the shops are run by the owners.  No one cares more about the customer than a business owner. You are assured good service from the businesses and to be surrounded by happy people enjoying a great Wisconsin summer evening!

Click here for a highlight of special features for our upcoming First Friday.














Looking for more weekend ideas?  Visit the Real Racine website ( 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

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:

  • Live outdoor music at:
    Paul Harris Plaza (near the round about by City Hall), 
    Monument Square (corner of 6th & Main Streets), &
    Crosswalk Park (300 block of Main St)
  • Black Tie Carriage Service

First Fridays Racine




See you in 2018 for First Fridays!


Artists Gallery
Art Metals Studio
Asiana Bowl Restaurant
Blue Rock Lounge
The Brick House
Carriage House Liquor Co.
Casablanca de Mexico
Deweys Restaurant & Sports Bar
Dimples Fine Imports
Divino Gelato Cafe'
Dover Flag & Map
Evelyn's Club Main
Funky Hannah's Beads & Art
Hot Shop Glass
Indian Motorcycle of Racine
Johnson Outdoors
The Ivanhoe Pub & Eatery
Lighthouse Gallery & Gifts
Main Street General Store
Northern Lights Gallery
Pepis Pub & Grill
Photographic Design Gallery & Framing
Plumb Gold LTD
Racine Arts Council
Racine Art Museum
Racine Heritage Museum
Red Moon
Reefpoint Marina
Scooter Greens
Shogun Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
Smok'd on the Water
Sugar Shack Sweet Shoppe
Tangles Salon Studio
Toad Hall
Twice Baked Pottery
Vero International Cuisine