This June weekend brings a special breakfast, ethnic celebrations, local live music and classic cars. Real Racine has some fun ideas for you and your family.
A special anniversary. Opa! Greek Festival is marking its 50th anniversary with great, authentic Greek food all weekend at Kimissis Greek Orthodox Church, 1335 S. Green Bay Road, Racine. It gets started with a gyros lunch served from 12 to 2 p.m. Friday. The festival includes music and dancing, a Greek marketplace, cooking demonstrations, raffle and a carnival midway. Festival hours are 5-10 p.m. Friday, 12-10 p.m. Saturday and 12-7 p.m. Sunday. Admission and parking are free
RSO presents operettas. You’ll find an interesting music mix when the Racine Symphony Orchestra (RSO) presents “Phantom Goes to the Operetta” on Friday at Festival Hall, 5 Fifth St. The program includes selections from “Evita,” “Jesus Christ Superstar” and many more productions. Ami Bouterse and Greg Berg are the guest soloists. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.; the concert starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets range from $23 to $32.50. Active duty or reserve armed forces members admitted free. Call 262-636-9285 or visit www.racinesymphony.org
Saturday at the farm. June is dairy month and a Wisconsin tradition is back in Racine County. Breakfast on the Farm will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Lone Chestnut Farm, 26270 Plank Road (Hwy A), rural Burlington. For just $6 per person (kid ages 5 and younger are free), visitors will get an eggs and sausage breakfast and opportunity to see a working dairy farm complete with cows, farm equipment, kids activities and music from the Soggy Prairie Boys. It’s presented by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Racine County Dairy Promotions and many local sponsors.
Local music tradition. Dozens of local musicians are gathering Saturday for the 7th Annual Dan Jam Music Festival. Dan Jam celebrates the life of Daniel O’Connor, who had a love for the community. This year’s event, a benefit for the Racine County Food Bank, runs from 2 to 10 p.m. at the Johnson Park Pavilion, 6200 Northwestern Ave. You’ll experience a variety of music from folk to hip-hop and enjoy food and beverages. Admission is $10 or $8 with two non-perishable food items. Kids ages 6 and younger get in free.
Catch the classics. If you love classic cars, Sunday is your big day with two shows on opposite ends of the county The Wind Lake Lions Club Car Show is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Meyer Park 26900 Meyer Drive, Wind Lake. Organizers are planning on more than 400 classic, custom, modified and pro-street autos. Registration is $10 per vehicle and runs from 8 to 11 a.m. Spectator admission is free. There is also a craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and BBQ chicken dinners starting at 10 a.m. In Racine, the annual Classic Car Show at the Eagles Club and George’s Tavern, Main and Hamilton streets, is 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday. Registration is $10 per vehicle. There will be beverages and food plus music by Touch of Gray at 2 p.m. Free for spectators.
Kebabs and more. The annual Armenian Picnic will be serving up specialties like beef kebabs, sarma (stuff grapes leaves) and penelee (cheese puffs) from 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday at Johnson Park, 6200 Northwestern Ave. You’ll also find live Armenian music and dancing, kid’s activities and a cash raffle. It’s presented by St. Hagop Armenian Church. Free admission.