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 A special evening of summer fun is planned for Dads & Grads on June 5th! 

First Fridays Racine











Come Visit Us Downtown

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 on June 5th.  Great shopping, free museum exploration, art exhibits, demonstrations, cool drinks & 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 Bullfrog.  Take a break at Monument Square and groove to the classic rock sound of Final Approach, hometown favorites!  Paul Kaye & the Blues Cartel takes the stage at Crosswalk Park on the 300 block of Main Street.  Catch the multi-instrumentalist soul singer Bryan Drewyor on the dock at DP Wigley at 3rd and Wisconsin Ave.  Get an early start as you will want to pop in and out of all the shops, museums and galleries along the way to each of these outdoor music hot spots!

Downtown’s service & charm has made it a shopping destination since 1860...come see why!

Take a horse drawn carriage ride 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.  Visit our website or Facebook for information about the latest happenings, in store specials and links to your favorite spots downtown.

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 June 5th’s 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:


See you June 5th 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
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
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
Vero International Cuisine
Warren Eye Care
Whey Chai