The year is almost coming to a close Racine County, and for most, it means that the event season is winding down. Not us, the fun is just starting! Ready to spice up the season with art, holiday festivals and even reptiles? Yep, it's all here. Here's just a handful of reasons to visit us this November.


Downtown Holiday Parade & Tree Lighting November 9

Holiday Parade

Downtown Racine kicks off the holiday season with this festive evening. Join us on Monument Square after the parade for the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree, sponsored by Festival Foods. The Holiday Pre-Parade event at Monument Square features live holiday music, cocoa and cookie stand, hat and glove drive and more! So, plan to come early and head to the Square!


Sewerfest November 10

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SEWERFest began in 2001 as a small Midwestern Reptile show. Since then, the annual Summertime Sale and Fest has grown to include Fall and Spring Dates: This event includes a wide variety of diverse captive-bred animals, features quality breeders across Wisconsin, the Midwest, and all over the United States, and is a great opportunity to see & learn about animals rarely seen in zoos or museums that can be fun for the whole family.


Downtown Racine Art Walk (D.R.A.W) November 23

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Downtown Racine Art Walk – brings together the visual, performing, and culinary arts. Be part of Downtown Racine’s vibrant art scene during this special walking tour of galleries & studios on Saturday, November 23rd from 4-8pm. It is sure to be a creative evening of shopping, dining, and fun! See demonstrations by local artists and shop for the perfect piece of art. Two pop up wine bars from Uncorkt will treat you along the way and encourage you to explore all 11 venues within a 4 block area. Whether a date night or a family outing, DRAW has something for everyone to enjoy!


Racine & Burlington's Turkey Trot 5k November 28

Turkey Trot

A fantastic way to gobble and wobble on Thanksgiving Day! This chip-timed race is held to raise money and food donations for Harvest Outreach Food Bank of Racine and support of Fellowship of Christian Athletes Endurance locally and nationally from the Kids Cove area along the North Beach lakefront walking the path. Top three male and female finisher will receive 1st place, turkey; 2nd place, ham; 3rd place Cornish game hen.

The Burlington Turkey Trot starts at 8:30 a.m. from Burlington High School. Thrivent Financial post-race celebration and awards ceremony from 9:30 to 10 a.m. 


Lantern Festival at the Racine Zoo Ongoing

Lantern Festival

October 1 - December 31 | Racine Zoo 
Take a stroll around the Racine Zoo and immerse yourself in the incredible works of art. From tigers, lions, pandas, exotic flora, and a colossal dragon, Racine Zoo will be transformed into a world of illumination with custom-made lanterns. To top it off, an array of food and drink options will make the Lantern Festival a truly unforgettable event. Click here to purchase tickets.


Looking for more fun? Visit our Things to Do page for everything going on in Racine County!