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Spring into Fun during Racine First Fridays in Downtown Racine on May 5th from 4-9pm! It happens throughout the downtown area, centered on Monument Square where Highways 20 and 38 cap the ends of a main thoroughfare that is Highway 32.
Socialize with friends and neighbors or even other road-trippers as you enjoy shopping, cool drinks and take a horse drawn carriage ride or stroll through the historic city streets. Join 50 plus independent downtown business owners as they welcome you to shop and dine locally while enjoying live music and discovering the best of Racine . . . Downtown! After the April 7th event, watch for more throughout the 2017 season, including May 5th, June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th, September 1st, October 6th, November 3rd, and December 1st!
Come early & stay late! If you value a big event in a historic downtown, Racine First Fridays is worth the drive, especially on a State Trunk Tour route! 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 13 years. Businesses stay open late, put live music outdoors in three parks, have horse & carriage rides and an outdoor beer garden. Art galleries offer artist’s demonstrations, restaurants offer specials and boutiques highlight new or favorite product lines. 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 their beautiful, filled almost to capacity marina, near the beach, zoo, Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and SC Johnson sites.
Take the drive to where Highways 11, 20, 32, and 38 come together in downtown Racine. Enjoy happy people taking in the best of what downtown Racine has to offer as we head into the holiday season! Check out the First Fridays website for more details.