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 Come early & Stay Late!  First Fridays begins at 4pm on May 1st!

First Fridays Racine


Come Visit Us Downtown

Come early & Stay Late!  First Fridays begins at 4pm on May 1st!

Your friendly downtown merchants have ordered warm weather and a line up of fun for First Fridays - May 1st!  Take a horse drawn carriage ride at Monument Square with the locally owned Black Tie Carriage and then stroll throughout downtown and discover great shopping, dining & live music, free museum exploration, art exhibits, demonstrations & dancing, only in Downtown Racine!

Enjoy outdoor music at three locations from 6-9pm as you wander the historic streets of downtown Racine!  Start your adventure at the west end of 6th Street and check out the newest music venue near the roundabout at Paul Harris Park and treat yourself to the dynamic duo ‘Sipos & Young’ playing your favorite rock, American and jazz tunes.  Explore the locally owned businesses on 6th Street as you make your way to Monument Square and sounds of ‘RAR’, an R&B power trio of a band!   Wander north on Main Street and you can’t miss the classic rock of ‘Acoustic Horizon’ at Crosswalk Park between 3rd & 4th Streets.   Get an early start as you will want to pop in and out of all the shops, museums and galleries along the way!

Join your family & friends as you shop, dine & discover the fun during First Fridays!  Downtown Racine has been a shopping destination since 1860 . . . come see why.  More than 40 locally owned & operated businesses collaborate to bring you this afternoon & evening of fun.  Click here for a highlight of special features May 1st.

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:


See you at the May 1st First Friday!

Live outdoor music as weather permits at these downtown city parks:

  • Paul Harris Plaza 
  • Crosswalk Park 
  • Monument Square

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
Divine Gelato Cafe'
Dover Flag & Map
D.P. Wigley Co.
Envi Ultralounge
Evelyn's Club Main
Funky Hannah's Beads & Art
The Furniture Store
Henry & Wanda's
Hot Shop Glass
Humble Home
The Ivanhoe Pub & Eatery
Jimmy John's
Johnson Outdoors
Lakeview Pharmacy
Michelson Law Office
My Soule'
Northern Lights Gallery
Pepis Pub & Grill
Photographic Design Gallery & Framing
Plumb Gold LTD
Racine Antique Museum
Racine Art Museum
Racine Heritage Museum
Racine Optical
Reefpoint Marina
St. Luke's Episcopal Church
Shogun Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi
Sticky Rice
Sugar Shack Sweet Shoppe
Sweet Flame
Vero International Cuisine
Warren Eye Care