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

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

A special evening of summer fun is planned for Dads & Grads as downtown Racine rolls out the red carpet for visitors from near & far for First Fridays June 3rd.  Great shopping with spectacular service & charm, free museum exploration, art exhibits, demonstrations, cool drinks, live music & fabulous dining await as you explore the historic charm of downtown Racine.

Enjoy outdoor music from 6-9pm as you wander the historic streets of downtown Racine!  Start your adventure at 6th Street’s Paul Harris Plaza (at the roundabout) with tunes from The Fourcast.  Take a break at Monument Square and groove to the sound of The High Stakes Bank.  Hometown favorite Mark Paffrath takes the stage at Crosswalk Park on the 300 block of Main Street. Get an early start as you will want to pop in and out of all of your favorite shops, museums and galleries along the way to each of these outdoor music hot spots!

Take a horse drawn carriage ride in one of the two beautiful horses from Black Tie Carriage Service beginning at Monument Square or stroll throughout downtown and discover the fun your friendly downtown merchants have planned for this special afternoon and evening.  Come early and stay late!  Spend an evening with friends and family enjoying downtown . . . the BEST of Racine. 

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 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