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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. November 22, 2014

    Kiwanis Holiday Lights Spectacular

    Enjoy the bright holiday lights at the zoo created and maintained by area Kiwanis Clubs members. You'll see animals, a train, a steamboat, clever animation, and of course Santa! Open nightly through the holidays starting at 5 p.m.

    Please support this community service by purchasing a commemorative Christmas decoration for $10 throughout the community (including the Real Racine Visitor Center.) Donations are also accepted at any Johnson Bank location.

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  2. November 27, 2014

    Thanksgiving Day 5K

    The 6th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Run/Walk will be held rain or shine starting at 8 a.m. at the Beachside Oasis, 100 Kewaunee St. Registration is from 7 to 7:45 a.m.

    Awards will be given to the top three male and female overall finishers.

    Donations of canned food and cash will be accepted for the Harvest Outreach Food Bank in Racine.

    Registration is $10 for individuals; $40 for a family of four or more by Nov. 1.  From Nov. 2 through race day, registration is $15 for individuals; $45 for a family of four or more.

    Details and registration at:

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  3. November 27, 2014

    4th Annual Run Thanksgiving Town Bank Turkey Trot

    Celebrate the holiday with a 5k run-walk.  Packet pick up starts at 7 a.m. The run starts at 8:30 a.m. at  Echo Park, 589 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington. Thrivant  Financial post-race celebration and awards ceremony from 9:30 to  10 a.m.

    Registration is $25 through Oct. 31; $30 Nov. 1 through 24; $35 on race day.  Nonperishable food donations accepted for Love Inc.  Food donations earn raffle tickets for homemade pies and turkey gift cards.

    Register at or at Town Bank, 400 Milwaukee Ave., Burlington.

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  4. November 27, 2014

    Rendering Thanks - Community Meal

    The community is invited to the 5th Annua "Rendering Thanks," a FREE Thanksgiving Day meal of turkey, ham, potatoes and all the trimmings. The meal is open  to anyone from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St.

    During the meal, local entertainment will include recording artists Cheryl McCrary and the Heir-Born Band, Penguin Players, the Academy of Dance and much more. Table sponsors and volunteers are welcome. To RSVP, volunteer your time or sponsor a table, please call 262-554-5440 or visit

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  5. November 29, 2014

    Christmas Carnival of Lights

    Bring the family for this annual tradition - the Christmas Carnival of Lights. Literally millions of twinkling, sparklng light displays (syched with music) along a winding course through Jellystone Park Camp-Resort.

    Hours are 5-9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 5-10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Closed Christmas Day. Admission is $15 per carload (up to 8 people); $22 for limos, buses and large passenger vans.

    Jellystone Park Camp-Resort, 8425 Hwy 38, Caledonia.

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