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State, Local Tourism Industry Hit Hard by Pandemic; Rebound Expected

RACINE COUNTY – Last year’s COVID-19 pandemic contributed to steep cuts in tourism spending statewide and locally. But travel officials anticipate a rebound as vaccinations become more widespread and travelers grow optimistic about making up for lost 2020 vacations. Direct visitor spending in Wisconsin fell 28 percent from a record $13.6 billion in 2019 to […]

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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, […]

Posted inCommunity

Three County Organizations Receive TRAVEL Grants

RACINE COUNTY – Three Racine County organizations have received Wisconsin TRAVEL Grants from the Wisconsin Department of Tourism. The grants announced this week are presented to: Real Racine (Racine County Convention & Visitors Bureau), $282,138. The organization promotes activities throughout the county and operates the Real Racine Visitor Center at 14015 Washington Ave., Yorkville.Downtown Racine […]

Posted inCommunityNon-Profits

Greater Racine County Talent Recruitment Program Reaching Targeted Audiences Via New Digital Campaign

Racine County, WI – Racine County businesses are expanding, business parks are bustling with newly constructed speculative buildings, and the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park construction is underway. To meet the current and future talent needs of local businesses, the Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC) launched a new talent recruitment program. This new […]

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Authentic German-Style Pop-up Biergarten Returns to Smolenski Park June 27-30

Mount Pleasant, WI – Following its resounding success in 2018, the German-style Pop-up Biergarten returns to Smolenski Park, 438 Stuart Rd, Mount Pleasant, June 27 – 30th with more activities and fun. Complete with authentic biergarten tables, benches, flower baskets  and umbrellas, the Pop-up Biergarten will feature a stein-hoisting competition, giant pretzels, and of course, […]

Posted inSports

Where to go kayaking in Racine

My favorite way to de-stress is kayaking on the Root River. Kayaking is relaxing for me because you can go at your own pace through the winding river. You can stop to ogle at the beautiful trees and foliage, partake in fishing, or my favorite is to pick up every piece of trash I encounter. […]

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Enjoy holiday season traditions

This December weekend brings holiday season traditions to Racine County. You can see a decorated train, watch a holiday musical, catch parades and have some family fun. Come along with Real Racine. The train is back. The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train returns to Sturtevant on Thursday with a great, free music performance and an opportunity […]

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Special parade this weekend

Holiday season is parade season in Racine County. Catch a parade, enjoy some music, do some shopping and take in an outdoor light display. Real Racine has lots of great ideas for you and your family! Love a parade. The 20th Annual Waterford Winter Wonderland Parade is going to be something special! The march, starting […]

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Holiday parade season is here!

The holiday parade season kicks off in Racine County on Saturday. This November weekend also brings fun for the kids, brassy music and a Veterans Day remembrance. Come along with Real Racine. It’s Downtown. Head to Downtown Racine late Saturday afternoon for the 17th Annual Holiday Parade and Community Tree Lighting Ceremony. The fun starts […]