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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. October 25, 2014

    Real Racine Skeleton Skamper 5k Run/Walk & YMCA Trick-or-Treat Kids Kids Walk

    Join us for the only Halloween costumed race of its kind in Southeast Wisconsin!  The race starts and finishes at the Sealed Air YMCA Campus. Half-marathon at 8 a.m.; 5k at 8:15 a.m. Kids trick-or-treat walk at 9:15 a.m.

    All participants are encouraged to wear a HALLOWEEN COSTUME! : All runner participants receive a glow-in-the-dark t-shirt. Kids walk participants receive a drawstring bag. Post-race party from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. includes live music by Wheelhouse, food and beverage, pumpkin decorating and face painting for the kids and plenty of family fun.

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  2. October 25, 2014

    Boo at the Zoo

    Calling all little ghosts and goblins up to age 10!  Enjoy safe trick-or-treating from 10 AM to 1 PM with the animals at the Zoo. Boo at the Zoo is included with regular Zoo admission.  Zoo members get in free! 

    Plus, enjoy these fun activities:

        Pumpkin painting
        Take a photo at our spooky photo booth
        Cookie decorating
        Face painting
        Trick-or-treat through the Zoo using our treat finder map
        Jungle Jay costume contest (Noon)
        Find and meet our special monster guests

    Special thanks to:

    Swan's Pumpkin Farm for donating all our pumpkins.  We appreciate your support Farmer Ken!

    Piggly Wiggly on Erie Street for donating TONS of great candy!

    Sponsored by:

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  3. October 25, 2014

    Great Pumpkin Festival

    The Great Pumpkin Festival celebrates all things pumpkin!!  Pumpkin bake-off, pumpkin decorating, pie contest and a chili cook-off. Kids activities include hay rides, costume contest and games. Arts, crafts, local businesses, great food and seasonal beers available.

    New this year is an exciting competition called Pumpkin Chuckin. A captain and three other team members will build a machine to launch an 8 – 10 pound pumpkin.  There will be three Chucker Divisions – one for each type of machine: Trebuchet, Catapult, and Slingshot. There is more to chuckin than just the mechanical elements.  It’s about fun, community, sportsmanship, creativity, and entertainment. The Pumpkin Chuckin event promotes STEM skill; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Judges will award points in four categories:  Machine Design (20%), Team Presentation (20%), Distance & Accuracy (20% each), and Good Sportsmanship (20%).  $250 will be awarded to the top scores in each division.

    Free admission all day - courtesy of the Greater Union Grove Area Chamber of Commerce and local Subway sandwich shops.

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