Enjoy First Fridays in Downtown Racine On May 3rd for Some Fun

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Have summertime fun with friends in Racine County. First Friday in Downtown Racine runs from 4 to 9 p.m. every First Friday of the month May-December.

Join all the First Fridays sponsoring downtown merchants as they welcome you to shop local and discover the best Racine has to offer from 4-9 p.m. on May 3rd, the FIRST First Friday’s of the 2019 year.

Please support our First Friday Sponsors, listed on our website 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 at Monument Square from 5 – 9 p.m. Free live music will be available at three downtown locations: 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!

Vapemeisters, 420 Main Street, welcomes spring with 10% off all Starter kits and 10% off CBD Hemp Flower! With live music featuring The Gary Ricchio Project from 5 to 8 p.m. Vapemeisters looks forward to seeing you all.

Art Metals Studio, 332 Main Street, will be featuring a Mother’s Day gemstone pendant special. Stop by to choose from one of their designs featuring the Natural Colored Gemstones (including Diamond) that represent her unique combination of birthstones or favorite colors.  Your custom piece will be ready for Mother’s Day!  Art Metals looks forward to celebrating the 15th Anniversary of their opening with you in May.

Uncorkt has Duosonic, again! Uncorkt, 240 Main Street, is the place to be on First Friday, May 3rd. Our drink specials begin at 4 p.m. with glasses of wine, only $5 each. From 6 p.m. – 10 p.m. Racine’s favorite dance band, Duosonic, will be playing on the steps! Also, there is free wine sampling from 6 to 8 p.m. in the back of the store and if you like one, they will pour a glass for only $5. Come see why Uncorkt won the Best Wine Store in Racine County four years in a row!

Divino Gelato, 245 Main Street, will sponsor Open Jam 6 – 9 p.m. In addition all of their CBD Infused offerings, such as French Macarons, gelato and coffee drinks, will be 10% off for the evening!

Shop the beautiful artwork and unique treasures at Lighthouse Gallery & Gifts, 306 Main Street! So many new items to choose from as well as customer favorites! We are featuring our newest Racine logo t-shirt. Enjoy $5 off any printed adult t-shirt or sweatshirt including our new design when purchased Friday, May 3rd only.

Music is back on The Square and Pub On Wisconsin, 525 Wisconsin Avenue, is the destination for First Friday Cocktails! Happy Hour, as always, runs from 3 p.m.-6 p.m. with the BEST T.G.I.F. specials Downtown following that up! So, make sure to stop in for Wisconsin Beers, Wisconsin Old Fashioneds, and Wisconsin FUN! See ya down at Pub!

Visitors enjoy free Racine Art Museum (RAM), 441 Main Street, admission and extended hours from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday, May 3. Currently on view are four exhibitions that highlight different types of contemporary craft in RAM’s growing collection, including:

  • From Nature: Contemporary Artists and Organic Materials
  • Treasure Trove: Establishing Metals and Jewelry Archives at RAM
  • Fusion: Contemporary Enamels from RAM’s Collection

If you’re feeling inspired by RAM’s exhibits, create a work of art of your own during the free family hands-on art project from 4 – 8 p.m. No visit to RAM would be the same without spending some time in the award-winning museum store where there is something unique for every shopper, and every budget. Beer and wine will be available for purchase in the museum, 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Visit Carriage House Liquor, Co, 220 State Street, this First Friday’s for buy one, get one half off taps. Plus, buy any bottle of whiskey and get one of equal or lesser value for 25% off!

Plumb Gold, 322 Main Street, welcomes you to “celebrate spring” with 15% off all in stock colored gems during May’s First Friday event. Once you pick your gem, let them design your new favorite piece of jewelry around it! Make sure to ask about new, nature inspired designs from Jorge Revilla, their favorite Spanish designer!

Don’t miss the hottest spot during First Fridays – Hot Shop Glass, 239 Wisconsin Avenue. Watch local artisans turn molten glass into something fabulous right before your eyes. April showers bring May flowers so the gallery is filled with lovely glass inspired by and useful for flowers.  Paperweights, sculpted flowers, vases and wine tumblers will be made with floral themes during demonstrations from 4 – 8:30 p.m.

Be sure to pop in at Funky Hannah’s, 324 Main Street, check out the latest ready made jewelry or be inspired to take a workshop. Artists will be at the torch in the workshop space, demonstrating how fun it is to make glass beads, from 5 – 9 p.m.

89 Mojo will take the stage at The Nash, 522 – 6th Street. Stop downstairs into the Indian Motorcycle store for the green dot sale! Buy any two green dot items and receive a third one free!

Twice Baked Pottery, 320 Main Street, is the place to find both practical and unique gifts for Mother’s Day, Weddings, and Anniversaries. Whether it is our bakeware, art pieces, or dishes for everyday use; Twice Baked Pottery has the perfect gift for everyone!

Photographic Design Gallery & Framing, 411 – 6th Street, will feature accomplished artist, Sonja Sinclair, as its guest on First Friday. Sonja does exquisite drawings in colored pencils and pastels. Her favorite subjects are animals but the exhibit also includes landscapes. Her work will be on display through the month of May. Carol Hansen and Brad Jaeck are also previewing an array of their new photographs. First Friday hours are 4 – 9 pm with a reception from 6 to 9 pm.

Other First Friday’s sponsoring merchants include:

  • Blue Rock Lounge, 306 – 6th Street
  • Brickhouse, 316 Main Street
  • Dewey’s, 600 Main Street
  • Dimple’s Fine Imports, 416 Main Street
  • Ivanhoe Pub & Eatery, 231 Main Street
  • Lornacopia, 310 – 6th Street
  • Northern Light Gallery, 423 Main Street
  • Orange Threads Collections, 210 – 3rd Street
  • Pepi’s Pub & Grill, 618 – 6th Street
  • Racine Brewing Company, 303 Main Street
  • Racine Heritage Museum, 701 Main Street
  • Red Moon, 334 Main Street
  • Reefpoint Marina, 2 Christopher Columbus Causeway
  • Sheepish, 326 Main Street

Spend an evening with friends and family enjoying downtown: the BEST of Racine.  Visit our website (FirstFridaysRacine.com) for information about the latest happenings, and links to your favorite spots downtown. First Friday’s® is a Registered Trademark of First Friday’s. LLC. All Rights Reserved.

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