Spring is in full bloom this month, what better way to celebrate the warmer weather on the horizon than being in Racine County! Here are our reasons why you should stop by and stay a while in April:
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe April 5 - 14
See Narnia come to life in “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” at the Racine Theatre Guild Friday, April 5 - Sunday, April 14. When an ordinary wardrobe transports Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy into the enchanted world of Narnia, they begin an adventure towards their destinies as rulers of the land. Trapped in eternal winter, they must battle the evil White Witch with the help of whimsical forest creatures and the great lion, Aslan, to reclaim Narnia. C.S. Lewis’ book has been magically transformed for the stage celebrating the triumph of good over evil. Click here to purchase tickets.
Racine Zoo's EGGstravaganza April 20th
Gather the little ones and enjoy an Easter-themed day to put a little "spring" in your step! This hoppin' event will feature a hunt for 6 cluck-cluck doors throughout the Zoo to collect candy, photo with the Easter Bunny, fun crafts and yummy snacktivities, Easter Egg and Cookie Decorating, Trunk Hunt ("Easter Style" of Trunk-or-Treat) and more! This event is included with Zoo admission and FREE for Zoo members! Click here to learn more.
Join the Racine Astronoical Society for a tour of the heavens! You will be able to view a variety of astronomical objects including the moon, planets, galaxies, nebulae and more depending on what’s up that night. This event is free, but donations are encouraged. Click here to learn more.
Swingin' into Spring - A Night in the 1940s April 27th
Don your best duds and stompers and get ready to travel back in time to the 1940s in Racine County at Swingin' Into Spring! Join the Racine Heritage Museum at Memorial Hall for this immersive event will feature WWII artifacts from the Museum’s collection, including rarely seen wartime products from local industry. Live music will be provided by the Jack Farina Big Band, a 50/50 raffle, and more! Click here to learn more.
DRAW (Downtown Racine Art Walk) and Get Behind the Arts April 27th
Join over 20 galleries, studios, and shops to celebrate spring with the first of 2019’s Downtown Racine Art Walk (DRAW)! New members, as well as old favorites, take part in welcoming you and showcasing a variety of local and nationally known artist’s work in a wide range of unexpected treasures. Look for opportunities to engage with artists, take part in a hands-on activity, see new businesses and be part of Racine’s vibrant downtown art scene. Click here to learn more.
The last full weekend in April, the get bEHIND the aRTS Studio Tour offers three days filled with art––inviting guests to explore an entire weekend of creativity in Southeastern Wisconsin. Now in its ninth year, the self-guided tour allows access to 67 artists’ studios featuring over 100 creatives at 27 locations throughout Racine and Kenosha. Visual artists of all mediums and performing artists will again open their private workspaces for a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse of their innovative and productive worlds. Click here to learn more.
RAM 10th Annual International PEEPS Art Exhibition April 11 - 28th
Within the pristine white walls of this award-winning contemporary art museum, RAM presents an untraditional exhibition showcasing fluffy, sugar-coated marshmallow PEEPS®. This spring, visitors to the show will discover artworks made with a variety of media. While the iconic seasonal candies are still the most common material, many of this year’s works are two-dimensional paintings and works on paper, as well as innovative 3D sculptures. Inspired by inventive puns, pop culture, sports, and famous artists. Click here to learn about this exhibit and more.