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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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Recap: Racine’s State of the Downtown And Achievement Awards

DOWNTOWN RACINE – The Annual State of the Downtown and Achievement Award Presentation for the Downtown Racine Corporation saw a crowd of over 125 people on Wednesday, Jan. 26. The Red Onion hosted the event which brought in a standing-room-only crowd. The event recaps the accomplishments of the previous year and announces some of what’s […]

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Downtown Racine Corporation Seeks Artists for 21st Public Art Project

For more than 20 years, the people of Racine have participated in a tradition that very few communities get to experience. Downtown Racine Corporation’s Public Art Project, now in its 21st year, has been a favorite element for many during the warm weather months in Downtown Racine. This year’s project is functional art; the decorated […]

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Downtown Racine Hosts Third Annual Ladies Night Out

The Downtown Racine Corporation will be hosting their 3rd annual Ladies Night Out this Saturday, November 20, 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. Participating retailers will have special […]

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Downtown Racine ‘Excited and Hopeful’ for Spring/Summer Events

Like spring flowers, Racine County is reblooming after a very long winter exacerbated by the COVID-19 global pandemic of the past year. Therefore, many are looking forward to spring and summer events in Racine. Two organizations – the Downtown Racine Corp. and Real Racine (Racine County’s destination marketing organization) – recently announced spring/summer events. Also, […]

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DRC Celebrates 2020 Silver Linings and Those Who Made a Difference

DOWNTOWNTOWN RACINE- During Downtown Racine Corporation’s Annual State of the Downtown and Achievement Award Presentation on Thurs., Feb. 25 more than 50 people gathered via Zoom to celebrate the silver linings from 2020, recognize those who made a difference, and look ahead to 2021.  “We are extremely proud of our accomplishments this year and the […]

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Downtown Racine Achievement Award Nominations

DOWNTOWN RACINE – Celebrate Downtown Racine at the Downtown Racine Corporation’s State of the Downtown and Achievement Award presentation on Thursday, February 25 at 9 a.m. via Zoom. The presentation agenda will consist of the State of the Downtown address and the announcement of 2020’s Downtown Achievement winners. Some of the highlights during the address […]