Enjoy First Friday’s® in Downtown Racine On July 5th for Some Fun

Join all the First Friday’s sponsoring downtown merchants as they welcome you to shop local and discover the best Racine has to offer on this First Friday in July. Please support our First Friday Sponsors, listed on our website at http://firstfridaysracine.com/ or recognize them by their festive official Fridays Flag! This year, we are proud to announce Porasik & Yde Wealth Management of Raymond James as our Premier Sponsor of the 2019 year of First Fridays.

Enjoy a cool beverage while you visit and enjoy the truly unique shops, galleries, restaurants and clubs that downtown Racine has to offer! Horse-drawn Carriage rides will be available on Monument Square starting at 5pm. Free live music will be available at three downtown locations from 6-9pm: Monument Square, sponsored by Mt. Royal Investment Group; Crosswalk Park, sponsored by RAM; and Paul Harris Park. Watch the First Friday’s website for band line-up!

Dimple’s Fine Imports, 416 Main Street, will be featuring the music of Bob Treml this First Friday’s! Stop by for some entertainment while you shop!

Vapemeisters, 420 Main Street, offers the finest in vape flavors and Mod selection with over 150 flavors to try! Vapemeisters is also a CBD Dispensary focusing on health and wellness. They offer CBD infused soaps, lotions, massage oils, bath bombs, relief creams, Isolate, gummies, and much more. This First Friday’s they are also featuring LIVE MUSIC with the Gary Ricchio Project from 5:30 – 8:30pm. Their July First Friday special is 10% off starter kits and 10% off all Hemp Flower! 

Art Metals Studio, 332 Main Street, is featuring a sneak preview of Jewelry from three new contemporary American artists. In addition to the jewelry of the in-house metalsmiths of AMS, the work of Jen Surine, Peter Antor, and Emma Elizabeth will be on display in store for a limited time. Come see what’s new at AMS!

Divino Gelato Café at 245 Main Street will be hosting an Open Jam from 6:00 – 9:00 PM. All invited to either sing, play an instrument or recite self-created poetry, or just listen and enjoy. Come join the exceptional talent that Racine has homegrown. All performances must be family friendly.

Photographic Design Gallery & Framing, 411 Sixth Street, will have cellist Nolan Boerner playing in front of the gallery during First Friday, July 5th.

Summer has arrived at Twice Baked Pottery, 320 Main Street!  Now is the time to pick up your berry bowls, pie plates, apple bakers, and many other pieces of fun, functional, pottery made right here in Downtown Racine!

Plumb Gold, 322 Main Street, welcomes you to celebrate the 5th of July holiday with 10% off all red, white, and blue loose gems and in-stock jewelry…that includes diamonds! Veterans and active military will receive an extra 5% off! Take advantage of this special sale on First Friday and throughout the holiday weekend!

First Friday is FOMO Friday at Brickhouse, 316 Main Street! While Subtle Undertones rock out, take advantage of $3 Shots of Fireball, Rumplemintz, Dr. McGillicuddy’s (all flavors) $12 Mystery beer buckets (5) and 48oz group fishbowls for $18!!!

Carriage House, 220 State Street, is bringing on summer! Enjoy 128oz mug drinks “Pink Flamingo” and “Mega Mule” for only $30 each this First Friday’s. 

Stop on down to Ivanhoe, 231 Main Street, this First Friday’s for Friday fish fry, 26 beers on tap, outside seating & live music.

Happy Fourth of July from Uncorkt at 240 Main Street! Don’t party to hearty on the fourth, remember that First Friday’s this coming month is July 5th. Make sure your dancing shoes are ready since we have Racine’s favorite dance band Duosonic playing from 6:00 – 10:00 PM. We’ll have the normal complimentary wine tastings in the back of the store from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, along with $5 glasses of our ‘featured wines’ and the lowest priced bottled craft beers in downtown Racine! Come find out why Uncorkt has won Best Wine Store in Racine County four years in a row.

Lighthouse Gallery & Gifts, 306 Main Street, is excited to present a “Pick Your Own” Beach Glass Jewelry and Accessories Event during First Friday. Artist Beckie will be on hand to help you select Beach Glass jewelry items to complete a necklace, key chain, or purse/bag charm at the store. Don’t forget to check out their new selection of shot glasses, playing cards, and wood map art!

Make sure to stop in Pub On Wisconsin, 552 Wisconsin Avenue, and continue the celebration of America’s Birthday! As always, Happy Hour runs from 2pm-6pm featuring $2 Tall Boy (16oz Can) beers! Happy Hour is followed directly by our T.G.I.F. Specials and Music on the Square. Then wrap up the night back inside Pub with a cast of local DJ’s from 9pm-Close. See you down at Pub!

Visitors enjoy free RAM, 441 Main Street, admission and extended hours from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm on July 5. Currently, on view at RAM are two exhibitions that have recently been transformed with new works exchanged for those that had been on display for about three months. Represent: Exploring Portraits from RAM’s Collection and From Nature: Contemporary Artists and Organic Materials. Three additional untouched exhibitions are currently on view, each highlighting different types of contemporary craft in RAM’s growing collection. In celebration of Independence Day, visitors are invited to channel their inner Jewelry Junkie and create pieces inspired by the Star Spangled Banner during RAM’s Free Family Hands-On Art Project, 4:00 – 8:00 pm! Continue celebrating the Fourth of July on the 5th at the RAM Museum Store, where shoppers will discover deep discounts from 20 to 70% on selected merchandise that is Red, White or Blue. 

Other First Friday’s sponsoring merchants include:

– Blue Rock Lounge (306 Sixth Street)

– Dewey’s (600 Main Street)

Funky Hannah’s (324 Main Street)

Hot Shop Glass (239 Wisconsin Avenue) 

Indian Motorcycle (522 Sixth Street)

– Lornacopia (310 Sixth Street)

Longshot Vinyl (324 Sixth Street)

McAuliffe’s Pub on the Square (213 Sixth Street)

Northern Lights Gallery (423 Main St)

Ole Madrid (418 Sixth Street)

Orange Threads Collections (210 3rd Street)

Pepi’s Pub and Grill (618 Sixth Street)

Racine Brewing Company (303 Main Street)

– Racine Heritage Museum (701 Main Street)