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Christensen to be honored as Grand Marshall at 15th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade

RACINE — The Downtown Racine Corporation will host the 15th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade on March 18 in Downtown Racine, starting at noon, with a special touch this year to honor the late Ron Christensen. The event brings over 2,000 attendees to the downtown area each year. Community members and those from the surrounding […]

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Downtown Racine in 2022: ‘An unprecedented year’

RACINE — Calling 2022 “an unprecedented year” for Downtown Racine, leaders of the Downtown Racine Corp. (DRC) on Tuesday cited increased numbers of new business start-ups, special events and public event attendance. “Downtown is the economic engine of the community. I really think there are some amazing things coming in the next couple of years. […]

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Downtown Racine Achievement Awards presentation set for Jan. 17

RACINE – Downtown Racine Corp. (DRC) will present the 2022 Achievement Awards on Tuesday, Jan. 17 at the Red Onion Café, 555 Main St. The event starts at 5:30 p.m. The event also includes the State of the Downtown address that will highlight the past year’s business development updates, capital improvements, event economic impact and […]

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Downtown Racine 2022 Achievement Award Winners Sought

RACINE — The Downtown Racine Corporation is now accepting nominations for the 2022 Achievement Awards in which individuals, businesses or organizations are recognized for their contribution to the vitality of downtown during the past year. Downtown Racine award nominations Nominations are being accepted for the following categories: Downtown Showcase Award – An exciting event, person […]

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5th annual Kris Kringle Tour is Dec. 10 in Downtown Racine

RACINE — Celebrate Racine’s Danish heritage by embarking on the fifth annual Kris Kringle Tour from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at over 30 businesses in Downtown Racine. This free event, hosted by Downtown Racine Corporation and O&H Danish Bakery, invites people to sample a variety of Kringles while shopping through Downtown Racine shops. “The […]

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16 Downtown Racine businesses participate in holiday window decorating contest

RACINE — Downtown Racine has transformed into a magical winter wonderland destination for the holiday season. In conjunction with the season, the Downtown Racine Corporation is hosting a holiday window decorating competition for businesses that have chosen to participate. Now through Dec. 10, travel downtown and gaze at all of the lights, decorations and paint […]

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4th Annual Ladies Night Out is Nov. 19 in Downtown Racine

RACINE — The Downtown Racine Corporation will be hosting its 4th Annual Ladies Night Out this Saturday, Nov. 19, from 12 – 8 p.m. in Downtown Racine. All queens are welcome, so bring your gal pals for a night of pampering, first-class treatment, specials, and one-night-only deals at over 30 downtown businesses. For every purchase […]

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Party on the Pavement features local cuisine, music & shopping on Sept. 17

RACINE — Party along the shores of Lake Michigan in the heart of Downtown Racine on Sept. 17. Racine’s very own street festival, Party on the Pavement is happening from noon until 7 p.m. The festival will take place, once again, in downtown Racine on Main Street from State Street to 7th Street. Additionally, activities […]

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Downtown Racine Corporation Fall Wine Walk dates are Oct. 8, 15

RACINE – There’s a chill just starting to appear in the air and that means Wine Walk is back. The Downtown Racine Corporation will be selling tickets for the 2022 Fall Wine Walk starting Monday, Aug. 29 at 9 a.m. There will be two opportunities to attend: from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. on either […]

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Downtown Racine earns Main Street America™ 2022 accreditation

RACINE – Downtown Racine Corporation (DRC) has again been designated as an Accredited Main Street America™ program by the Main Street America organization. Racine joins 863 communities throughout the U.S. meeting performance standards for preservation-based economic development and community revitalization. DRC’s performance is evaluated annually by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation’s (WEDC) Wisconsin Main Street […]

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Free live music returns to Monument Square on Fridays and Saturdays

The Downtown Racine Corporation (DRC) will host Music on the Monument and Saturday Sounds on the Square this summer. The event is back on Monument Square and offers free live music, from a variety of genres, every Friday and Saturday all summer long. From 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. from June 17 to August 27 […]

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You’re invited to rock along with Downtown Racine’s Public Art Project

RACINE – Rocking chairs – 26 of them, to be exact – are Downtown Racine’s Public Art Project for 2022. The sturdy, wooden, Amish-built chairs, each decorated by local artists, can be found outside businesses throughout the Downtown area. This marks the 21st consecutive year for the public art project presented by the Downtown Racine […]

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2nd Annual Seltzer Beer Stroll is June 18

DOWNTOWN RACINE – The second annual Seltzer Beer Stroll is coming to Downtown Racine on June 18 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. Hosted by the Downtown Racine Corporation, the Seltzer Beer Stroll has been created to allow patrons to “stroll the sidewalks of beautiful Downtown Racine and sample all the newest seltzer beer flavors […]

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Racine HarborMarket Comes to Monument Square This Summer

RACINE – Racine HarborMarket – a new outdoor market – is coming to Monument Square starting June 30. Racine HarborMarket is a collaboration between Kenosha’s Original HarborMarket and the Downtown Racine Corporation (DRC). The Kenosha organization has managed the Kenosha HarborMarket for the past 30 years. Market managers promise “the freshest regional produce” including fruits, […]

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade Hosted by Downtown Racine Corporation

The Downtown Racine Corporation (DRC) had to put a pause on their annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the past two years, however, this year, the parade is back on for its 14th year. It will be held on Saturday, March 19, and will start at noon in Downtown Racine. The St. Patrick’s Day parade […]

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