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Local Events

356 days a year, the City of Racine promotes exciting events and festivals that appeal to locals and visitors alike. It's as easy as checking out the Calendar of Events that lists Racine events, festivals and all the things to do encompassing culture, entertainment, outdoor adventure and more.

Experience First Fridays, a family-friendly, seasonal monthly celebration in downtown Racine where the community comes alive from 4-9 p.m. with live entertainment, Racine restaurants, demonstrations by local artisans, amazing shopping deals and opportunity to win prizes from local merchants. Culture buffs enjoy live theater, the symphony and many celebrations of art at the Racine Heritage musum all year long. From fun 5k walks, invigorating sailboat races and beautiful Lake Michigan beaches, there is no shortage of things to do in Racine, WI.

The Real Racine Calendar of Events is your one-stop shopping guide to discover all that Racine has to offer. We invite you to add a Racine, Wisconsin event  and visit the Calendar of Events often for a Wisconsin festival.

  1. May 22, 2015


    Truly a Chocolate Festival with everything a chocolate fan could dream of!  The Chocolate Experience tent includes a chef cook-off (Friday), chocolate sampling, cooking demonstrations, chocolate eating contest, chocolate sculpture and family games.

    ChocolateFest also incudes fireworks (Friday night), live music, carnival rides and entertainment. Full entertainment lineup at:

    General admission tickets: $8 adults; $3 children 5 through 12; children 4 and younger, free. Chocolate Experience taster tickets: $8 . Parking: $5.

    Festival hours:  Friday, 4-midnight;  Saturday, 10 a.m.-midnight; Sunday, 10 a.m.-midnight; Monday, 12 -7 p.m.

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  2. May 22, 2015

    Observatory Open House

    View the heavens through our telescopes!  No admission fee; donations accepted.  Please call ahead to check on weather conditions. 262-878-2774. Visit our website for cool photos and more info about  our telescopes:

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  3. May 23, 2015

    The Color Run Racine

    The Color Run Racine - "The Happiest 5k on the Planet" returns to Racine!   Starting at Pershing Park on Racine's lakefront, runners/walkers, will travel through four "color zones" where they are doused with brightly colored cornstarch.  FREE parking in Downtown ramps all day.

    Register at:

    Packet pickup 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 

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  4. May 23, 2015

    Aquaducks - 2015 Season Opener

    Water-ski show presented by the Browns Lake Aquaducks at Fischer Park, Highway 11, Burlington.  Junior show at 4:30 p.m.; main show at 6 p.m.  Free.

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