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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. July 03, 2015

    Raymond July 4 Celebration

    Everyone is invited the Town of Raymond July 4 holiday celebration.  The party starts at 7:30 to  10:30 p.m. Friday (July 3) with food, beverages and live music at the festival grounds (76th Street between Highways G and K).

    On Friday, July 4, the children's parade starts at 12:45 from the festival grounds. It is followed by the main parade "Freedom is Founded on Faith" at 1 p.m. A holiday festival follows with auctions, children's games, pie auction and live music. The day is capped off with a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m.

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  2. July 04, 2015

    Independence Day in Waterford

    Waterford is hosting an exciting lineup of  Independence Day festivities for the whole family.

    The fun starts at 8 a.m. with the River City Run 5k at Whitford Park, 730 N. River Road.

    The main parade starts at 11 a.m. from Fifth and Main streets. Waterford Lions Club members will be selling tickets to their famous Duck Raffle along the parade route. Raffle proceeds help pay for the parade. The raffle drawing is 1:15 p.m. at Ten Club Park.

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  3. July 04, 2015

    Fourth Fest, Racine

    Midwest's largest July 4th Parade. This year's theme is "Welcome Home." More than 100 parade entries including live replicas of national monuments veterans plus bands, floats, entertainers and more. The parade starts at the intersections of Goold and Main Streets and runs south down Main Street through Downtown then turns west on 14th Street. Arrive early to get a curbside seat! Pre-parade featuring antique cars starts at 8:30 a.m.

    Spectacular fireworks can be viewed anywhere along the shores of Lake Michigan starting at dusk (approx. 9:20 p.m.) Parking available for $5 - lot at corner of Michigan Boulevard and Hamilton Street.

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  4. July 04, 2015

    Union Grove - July 4 Parade

    The 2014 Union Grove July 4 parade starts with skydivers from Skydive Midwest parachuting with colored smoke and colors. The parade steps off from the parking lot of the Racine County Fairgrounds on Highway 11. It will travel east on Highway11 and go north at Highway 45 (Main St.) to Union Grove High School. This year's theme is "Made in America" celebrating American ingenuity.

    The annual kiddie parade will assemble at 8:45 a.m. at the Acceleratede Rehabilitation Center parkng lot and travel ahead of the main parade to Village Square Park.

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