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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. March 05, 2015

    Tribute to Bix

    Annual Tribute to Bix! 

    Phil Pospychala presents the Bix Beiderbecke jazz weekend. Includes bus tour, record sales room, jazz record spin, Saturday evening concert, jam sessions.  This year's scheduled bands are: Marla Dixon & Her Shotgun Jazz Band, Tuba Skinny with Erika Lewis, Dave Boeddinghaus, Steve Torrico's Lake Shor Syncopators.  $90 with tour; $75 without tour. Other events/activities range from free to $25 at the door.

    Details at 847-996-0246 or 

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  2. March 06, 2015

    “Sun, Sand, Soccer and Lake Monster?”

    "Sun, Sand, and Lake Monster?" is a special interactive exhibit featuring a children's book written by local author and artist Jeff Levonian.

    The book was illustrated by 20 local artists - each given free reign to interpret their portion of the story. The workis include acrylic painting, watercolor, mixed media, stained glass and metal sculpture. All are on display in the Racine Arts Council's ArtSpace Gallery, 316 Sixth St.  The gallery is open 12 to 4 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Free admission.  Copies of the book and "Michi" stuffed toys will be available for purchase.

    Each of the book's artworks will be available for purchase via an online auction  from March 6 through April 3.  Visit

    Procees from the auction and the book/toy sales will benefit the Racine Arts Council.

    Opening reception - Friday, March 6 from 6 to 9 p.m.

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  3. March 06, 2015

    Thoughts for Food - All Age Event

    Thoughts for Food - benefiting the Racine County Food Bank - kicks off with an All Age Event.  Scheduled bands are: Future Sight, Haven-Doug Fenske, Eleventh Hour Onset, Blind Flamingos, Maddy Vega, Amber My Ember and Anchors of Empires.

    Admission at the door is $5 and two non-perishable food items.

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  4. March 06, 2015

    “Satisfaction” - International Rolling Stones Show

    A tribute to the legendary Rolling Stones rock 'n roll band.

    Door open at 6:30 p.m.; show at 7:30 p.m.

    General admission is $20.  Tickets at Racine Civic Centre box office, 5 Fifth St. or via Ticketmaster.

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  5. March 07, 2015

    23rd Thoughts for Food

    With 54 bands at 15 stages, Thoughts for Food is the area's largest, one-day annual music festival. Admission to all 15 venues is $10 in advance and $15 at the door, plus two non-perishable food items.

    Thoughts for Food, presented by the Racine County Food Bank, helps stock 14 food pantries with essential emergency food. Online donations and a schedule of bands is at:   Advance tickets available at: George's, Rhino Bar, Henry & Wanda's, Red Line Tavern, Captain's Galley, Ricky's Place, Ivanhoe Pub & Eatery, envi Ultra Lounge, Coasters and the Eagles Club.

      An all-ages event will be held at the Eagles club on Friday, March 6.

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