Check Out These Fun Events in July in Racine

Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Upcoming Events

06/29–07/03, 07/05–10 Summerfest. 200 N. Harbor Dr.
The World’s Largest Music Festival and Milwaukee’s cornerstone summer celebration attracts the music industry’s hottest stars, emerging talent and local favorites. The Marcus Amphitheater and 10 additional stages, along with a diverse selection of food and beverage vendors, marketplaces and interactive exhibits, are set against the Lake Michigan and downtown backdrops, creating a festival experience like no other. Patrons can also enjoy Miller Lite, the Official Beer of Summerfest. For more details visit summerfest.com.


through 07/31 10th-Annual Public Art Event. Downtown Racine. View one-of-a-kind art pieces created by local artists and displayed throughout the Downtown area. Past events have featured decorated dogs, cats, bears, fish, otters, birds and birdbaths 262.634.6002 racinedowntown.com


07/06 Animal Crackers Jazz Series: Preservation Hall Jazz Band. This jazz series provides great entertainment along with various food vendors and a yard party atmosphere at the Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St., Racine. Gates open at 5:30pm, concert at 7pm. 262.636.9189


07/07 Music and More Concert Series. First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave., Racine. Noon-1pm Freewill offering. Music by Ben Johnston-Krase (original songs, guitar, piano); Lynda Schlitz (vocal) and Ronnie Quella (piano); Terri Seitz and Ronnie Quella (four-hand piano).


07/07 Burlington Kiwanis Civic Band. Echo Park, Hwy. 36, Burlington. 7pm. Free.


07/07 Waterford River Rhythms. Village Hall Park, 123 N. River St., Waterford. 6:30–8:30pm. Free. Music by Shake Rag with Jamie Barrons.


07/08 Music on the Monument. Outdoor concert by James Yorgan Sextet (jazz) on Monument Square at Sixth and Main St. in Downtown Racine. 11:30am–1:30pm. Free. Chairs and umbrellas are provided.


07/08–09 Great Midwest Dragon Boat Festival. Samuel Meyer Park, Racine
More than 70 teams of 25 people race beautifully decorated dragon boats in a series of heats throughout the day. Free for spectators. 262.632.0530 midwestdragonboatfestival.com


07/09-17 Salmon-A-Rama. A tournament open to all anglers fishing Lake Michigan with a $10,000 grand prize. Organized by Salmon Unlimited Wisconsin. Details on the Web at salmon-a-rama.com


07/09–09/05 Bristol Renaissance Faire. Near the Illinois/Wisconsin state line in Kenosha, just west of Interstate 94. 10am–7pm. Sat–Sun. and Labor Day. Advance tickets $17.95, $8.50 children ages 5–12, free children 4 and younger. At the gate, $19.95 adults, $9.75 children. This re-creation of a 16th-Century English village celebrates the food, games and crafts of Elizabethan England. Hundreds of costumed performers offer continuous entertainment on 16 open-air stages and shaded village streets, food, more than 190 arts and crafts shops, handcrafted treasures, children’s activities and craft demonstrations. No pets allowed. 847.395.7773 renfair.com


07/10 Burlington Biennial Area Garden Walk. View six local gardens and a hilltop retreat in the Burlington and Waterford areas (rain or shine). Raffle, food and music. 10am–4pm $8 in advance, $10 day of tour at Wehmhoff Square Gazebo. Advance tickets at Burlington Garden Center, Burlington Flowers and Interiors, Sentry, Gooseberries Market, Waterford Pick ‘N Save and The Book Cellar in Waterford. 262.767-8757 burlingtonareagardenclub.org


07/10 Racine Concert Band Concert. Racine Zoo Kiwanis Amphitheater, 2131 N. Main St., Racine. 7:30pm. Free. Bring lawn chair or blanket.


07/14 Music and More Concert Series. First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave., Racine. Noon-1pm Freewill offering. Music by Darlene Rivest and Ann Heide (violin duo), Gerald Buck and Sharon Geyer (organ/piano duet, Mark Paffrath (guitar, vocal).


07/14 Burlington Kiwanis Civic Band. Echo Park, Hwy. 36, Burlington. 7pm. Free.


07/15–16 Hot Air Balloon Festival. Soccer field behind Evergreen Elementary School, 817 W. Main St., Waterford. 4pm Fri., 7am–9pm Sat. Featuring approximately 10–20 hot air balloons. Pancake Breakfast, 7-11am; Waterford Lions Club Car Show, 9am–4pm; Craft Fair, 9am–4pm; Tether Rides (rides in hot air balloon basket), 8–10am and 4–6 pm; NFL Punt, Pass, Kick; children’s activities; pilot demonstrations; hot air balloon glow in evening; bed races.


07/15 Music on the Monument. Outdoor concert by Night Wing (pop) at Monument Square at Sixth and Main St. in Downtown Racine. 11:30am–1:30pm. Free. Chairs and umbrellas are provided.


07/16 Safari Saturday — “Safety Day and Teddy Bear Check-up.” Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St., Racine. 11am-1pm Get safety hints, tips and information for the whole family. Children should bring a favorite stuffed animal.


07/16 Art Venture. Downtown Racine. Gallery openings; artists on display demonstrating their talents; entertainment on Monument Square at Crosswalk Park and on Sixth St., culinary arts on display at restaurants. 6–9pm. Free.


07/16 Racine Yacht Club Hook Race. A challenging nautical race that begins in Racine and ends in Sturgeon Bay. The race is open to all sailboats eligible to make a race of this distance and duration. $125 entry fee. First start 10am. 262.634.8585 or download race documents racineyachtclub.org


07/17 Ironman 70.3 More than 2,000 athletes from around the world are expected to compete for the $30,000 purse. Features a 1.2-mile swim in Lake Michigan, 56-mile bike on the scenic roads of Racine County and a 13.1-mile run along the Lake Michigan coastline. 7am start. Transition area is North Beach. Athletes Expo and registration at Festival Park, 5 Fifth St. ironmanracine.com


07/17 Racine Concert Band Concert. Racine Zoo Kiwanis Amphitheater, 2131 N. Main St., Racine.
7:30pm. Free. Bring lawn chair or blanket.


07/20 Animal Crackers Jazz Series: The Rippingtons. This jazz series provides great entertainment along with various food vendors and a yard party atmosphere at the Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St., Racine. Gates open at 5:30pm, concert at 7pm. Season tickets, $60 ($50 before 06/1), $54 members; mini-season (three), $50; individual, $20 in advance, $25 at the gate. 262.636.9189


07/21 Waterford River Rhythms. Village Hall Park, 123 N. River St., Waterford. 6:30–8:30pm. Free. Music by The Swing-O-Matics. Food vendor: Martini Moz Philippine Cuisine, fundraiser for Absolutely Waterford.


07/21 Burlington Kiwanis Civic Band. Echo Park, Hwy. 36, Burlington. 7pm. Free.


07/21 Music and More Concert Series. First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave., Racine. Noon–1pm Freewill offering. Music by Julie Taggart (vocal), Ginny Trendel (piano), Jeff Ward (Irish and American folk), Nancy Maio Trio (violin, classical and world music).


07/22 Music on the Monument. Outdoor concert by Roy Edwards Group Therapy Band (blues, rock) on Monument Square at Sixth and Main St. in Downtown Racine. 11:30am–1:30pm. Free. Chairs and umbrellas are provided.


07/23 Micros on the Monument. Monument Square at Sixth and Main St. in Downtown Racine. 10am–3pm. Free. Vintage micro cars on display from the 1950s and 1960s.


07/24 Racine Concert Band Concert. Racine Zoo Kiwanis Amphitheater, 2131 N. Main St., Racine. 7:30pm. Free. Bring lawn chair or blanket.


07/27–31 Racine County Fair. Racine County Fairgrounds Hwy. 11, Yorkville. 8am–11:30pm. Admission $8 ages 14 and older, $6 ages 8–13 and senior citizens, free children 7 and younger. Free parking. Animal judging, 4-H/FFA youth and adult exhibits, food, bingo, carnival rides and games, petting zoo, racing pigs, big cat encounter, Kidbuck$ Game Show, Mutts Gone Nutts, Kids are People Too, Zoppe Circus, auctions, contests, tractor and truck pulls, draft horse pull, family entertainment, Fair Idol.


07/28 Music and More Concert Series. First Presbyterian Church, 716 College Ave., Racine. Noon–1pm Freewill offering. Music by Fumi Nakayama (piano), Jill Anna Ponasik (vocal), Zachary Scot Johnson (vocal, guitar and piano).


07/28 Burlington Kiwanis Civic Band. Echo Park, Hwy. 36, Burlington. 7pm. Free.


07/29 Music on the Monument. Outdoor concert by Get Up and Dance on Monument Square at Sixth and Main St. in Downtown Racine. 11:30am–1:30pm. Free. Chairs and umbrellas are provided.


07/29–31 Italian Festival. Racine on the Lake Festival Park, 5 Fifth St., Racine. Italian food, live music, cash raffle and family entertainment. Sponsored by Roma Lodge.


07/30 Safari Saturday: “Zooper-sized Story Time with the Animals.” Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St., Racine. 11am–1pm Enjoy a children’s animal story read by a local celebrity and after each reading guests can get up close with some of the wild animals found in the stories. Face painting and more.


07/30 Racine Symphony Orchestra Benefit Concert: “Music for a Summer Evening.” Outdoor concert at The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread. 5–8:30pm. Elegant hors d’oeuvres and beverages, followed by desserts and coffee. $100. 262.636.9285 racinesymphony.org


07/31 Irongirl Racine Triathlon. North Beach, Racine. 7am. Women triathletes from across the country will converge on Racine for 400-meter swim in Lake Michigan, 22-mile bike and a 5k run. .irongirlracine.com


07/31 Racine Concert Band Concert. Racine Zoo Kiwanis Amphitheater, 2131 N. Main St., Racine. 7:30pm. Free. Bring lawn chair or blanket.

Information is subject to change without notice.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Categories: Community, Neighborhoods, Upcoming Events

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *