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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 19, 2015

    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 ornament for $10 throughout the community (including the Real Racine Visitor Center.)

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  2. November 26, 2015

    Rendering Thanks - Community Meal

    The community is invited to the 6th Annual Dan and Ray "Rendering Thanks," a FREE Thanksgiving Day community meal of turkey, 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. The day includes live entertainment, football on the big screen, face painting and kids activities. Details at:

    Table sponsors and volunteers are welcome. Table sponsorships are available at $50 (table of 10 people) - any other amounts are welcome. Send donations (payable to Route 20 Cares) to: 14001 Washington Ave., Sturtevant, WI

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  3. November 28, 2015

    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, 8426 Hwy 38, Caledonia.

    Hours are 5 to 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays; 5 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Santa will be in his workshop for pictures from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays and 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Closed Christmas Day.

    Admission (cash only) is $15 per carload (up to 8 people); $25 for limos, campers and large passenger vans; $30 for large buses and large campers. Military and veterans (with ID) save $2 on Mondays and receive a certificate for one free cider. A portion of Carnival of Lights proceeds donated to Ronald McDonald House.

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