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Racine County, WI

Racine County, WI

Racine County is a mix of what’s best about Wisconsin and the Midwest. If you like small towns and family-friendly events, you’ll enjoy places like Waterford, Rochester and Union Grove. Racine with its beckoning lakefront, fascinating Frank Lloyd Wright architecture and exciting downtown is for the bigger city adventurer. While Burlington remains nestled in the scenic Fox River valley. If you’re looking for accessible suburbs, visit the villages of Mount Pleasant, Caledonia, Sturtevant or Wind Point. And if you love the water, you might find it hard to choose between Lake Michigan and dozens of delightful inland lakes.

  • Real Racine Skeleton Skamper

    Sealed Air Family YMCA 8501 Campus Drive - Mount Pleasant, WI 53406

    October 25, 2014 - October 25, 2014

    Start Time: 8:30 AM End Time: 12:00 PM

    Weat your costume for the ONLY running event of its kind in Southeast Wisconsin. Includes a 5k run/walk, a half-marathon and a kids trick-or-treat walk. After the race, enjoy a Halloween party with a DJ, costume contest, pumpkin decoration, face painting and lots of family fun.

    http://www.skeletonskamper.com

  • Union Grove’s Great Pumpkin Fest

    Racine County Fairgrounds 19805 Durand Ave. - Union Grove, WI 53182

    October 25, 2014 - October 25, 2014

    Start Time: 10:00 AM End Time: 4:00 PM

    Celebration of all things pumpkin! Bake-off, pie-eating contest, pumpkin decorating, craft fair, seasonal beers. New this year - pumpkin chuckin' competition. Free admission. Details at: http://uniongrovechamber.org/uggreatpumpkinfest/index.shtml

    http://uniongrovechamber.org/uggreatpumpkinfest/index.shtml

  • Free Fall Family Fun Fest

    Chas. A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts 2519 Northwestern Ave. - Racine, WI 53404

    October 25, 2014 - October 25, 2014

    Start Time: 2:00 PM End Time: 6:00 PM

    Calling all ghosts and goblins to the annual Free Fall Family Fun Fest at RAM's Charles A. Wustum Museum, 2419 Northwestern Ave. Art activities indoors and out, a mini pumpkin patch, “spooky” story time in the galleries and more! NEW THIS YEAR! Enter your pumpkin in the Carving Contest. All pumpkins must be carved BEFORE they come to the museum and need to be entered by 4 pm. There will be a “Light Up the Pumpkin Patch” at 5:30pm, for all to see! Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume for the annual Costume Contest at pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult - one adult per 4 children. Call 262.636.9177 for more information.

    http://www.ramart.org

  • Racine Theatre Guild presents “The Werewolf’s Curse or Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow”

    Racine Theatre Guild 2519 Northwestern Ave. - Racine, WI 53404

    October 31, 2014 - November 9, 2014

    Start Time: 8:00 PM End Time: 2:00 PM

    "The Werewolf's Curse or Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow" is an outrageous, supernatural comedy and a spoof on the horror movies we've watched and loved. For tickets and show times, call 262-633-4218 or visit www.racinetheatre.org

    http://www.racinetheatre.org

  • Trolloween

    Downtown Racine 100 Monument Square - Racine, WI 53403

    November 1, 2014 - November 1, 2014

    Start Time: 9:00 PM End Time: 11:59 PM

    Put on that costume and get ready for a party. Buses run among 14 Downtown Racine nightspots from 9 a.m. to 2 a.m. Wristbands to ride are $2. Costume contest with cash prizes. Winners announced at Chartroom Charlie's, 209 Dodge St. Free food at midnight.

  • Penguin Players present “Sweet Home Penguins”

    Eagles Club ballroom 319 Hamilton St. - Racine, WI 53403

    November 7, 2014 - November 16, 2014

    Start Time: 7:30 PM End Time: 3:00 PM

    A musical, comedy revue with singing, dancing and great costumes. The Penguins are always crowd pleasers. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 3 p.m. Sundays. Ticket info at 262-633-1138.

  • Downtown Racine Holiday Parade and Community Christmas Tree Lighting

    Monument Square 100 Monument Square - Racine, WI 53403

    November 8, 2014 - November 8, 2014

    Start Time: 5:30 PM End Time: 8:00 PM

    The Christmas holiday season kicks off with a big parade down State, Main and Sixth streets. The "Holiday Sprint" precedes the parade as runners cruise the nearly one-mile route. The annual parade includes bands, floats and Santa Claus. Immediately following the parade is the annual Community Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Monument Square. The Mears Brothers present a free concert to start the annual Salvation Army kettle drive.

    http://www.racinedowntown.com

  • A Brass Spectacular

    Park High School - John Burns Theater 1901 12th Street - Racine, WI 53405

    November 9, 2014 - November 9, 2014

    Start Time: 3:00 PM End Time: 5:00 PM

    The Belle City Brassworks Brass Band presents "A Brass Spectacular" concert featuring renowned trumpet player Bobby Shew and the Brassa Nova ensemble. $10 adults; $8 seniors and students. Advance tickets at Schmitt Music, 1409 Washington Ave., Racine.

  • Racine Children’s Theatre presents Jason the Jesting Juggler

    Racine Theatre Guild 2519 Northwestern Ave. - Racine, WI 53404

    November 14, 2014 - November 16, 2014

    Start Time: 5:30 PM End Time: 4:00 PM

    Kids of all ages will love the juggling wizardry of Jason. Performances are at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Friday; 12, 2 and 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. All seats $6.

    http://www.racinetheatre.org

  • Comedy Tonight – Pat Hazell

    Racine Theatre Guild 2519 Northwestern Ave. - Racine, WI 53404

    November 15, 2014 - November 15, 2014

    Start Time: 8:00 PM End Time: 9:30 PM

    Writer, performer and producer Pat Hazell. He's one of the original Seinfeld writers, a playwright and a contributing commentator to National Public Radio. Call 262-633-4218 for tickets.

    http://www.racinetheatre.org

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  • Real Racine Interactive Map Learn

    Everything you need to plan your Racine County vacation getaway – on a cool map.

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  • Where to Eat Learn

    The Racine community satisfies even the pickiest of tastebuds! You’ll find everything from Italian to Chinese, Mexican to good ol’ classic hamburgers.

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  • Where to Stay Learn

    Racine County offers everything from full-service hotel chains to budget motels to campgrounds. Find the perfect place to call home during your vacation.

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  • All About the Kringle Learn

    What is and authentic Kringle? Why is Racine County so famous for it? And, where or where can I buy one?

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  • Racine Marriott Stay

    Discover a true gem amongst Racine, Wisconsin, hotels at the incomparable Marriott Racine, WI, hotel, conveniently located between Milwaukee and Chicago near Kenosha. Boasting redesigned guest rooms with flat-screen TVs, luxury bedding and high-speed wireless Internet, our hotel in Racine offers guests a welcome escape from the everyday. Visitors are free to enjoy an on-site, 24/7 business center and a new fitness room with state-of-the-art cardio equipment featuring the largest indoor pool in the area.

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  • Baymont Inn & Suites Waterford/Burlington Stay

    Baymont Inn & Suites Waterford hotel brings the comfort and convenience of home to your stay. Located off Wisconsin Highway 36, our hotel near Miller Park is an easy drive from downtown Milwaukee and is close to shops, golf courses and a variety of outdoor recreational activities. Alpine Valley Music Theatre is nearby.

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  • Radisson Hotel Racine Harbourwalk Stay

    Located just 20 miles from General Mitchell International Airport in Milwaukee, the Radisson Hotel Racine Harbourwalk offers business and leisure travelers quick commutes and superb amenities. Catch a glimpse of Lake Michigan from your Standard Room w/Marina View before heading to our on-site restaurant to enjoy delicious American classics and a fun, casual atmosphere that’s perfect for after-work cocktails. Treat your family to an adventure with Great Lakes Sailing Charters, or explore the natural world with a hike at Riverbend Nature Center, just over three miles from our hotel in Racine, WI. And don’t forget our hotel’s meeting facilities; conferences and wedding receptions shine with on-site catering and picturesque lake views.

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  • Racine Art Museum (RAM) Learn

    Visit one of the nation’s most impressive contemporary craft museums – with over 6500 pieces on display in their permanent exhibit and several themed collection shows each year.

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  • Racine Heritage Museum Learn

    From astronaut Laurel Clark and architect Frank Lloyd Wright to Case steam tractors and the Underground Railroad, the Heritage Museum of Racine has something for everyone. Come and explore the stories of Racine County’s past in an innovative and inviting setting in downtown Racine.

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  • Racine Zoo Play

    Become immersed with the animals as you venture through the Racine Zoological Gardens in downtown Racine.

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  • Waterford Hot Air Balloon Festival Play

    The annual Waterford Balloon Festival – set to launch each July. Attend this family – friendly event to experience a magical weekend of color in the skies, kids’ activities, delicious food, craft / vendor fair and much, much more! Check our website for dates.

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  • Kewpee History Learn

    A downtown tradition since 1920. Kewpee continues to make burgers the same way they did back then – hot off the grill as they are ordered.

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  • Proposition Fishing Charters Play

    Come to Racine, Wisconsin for your Lake Michigan salmon and trout sport fishing charter. Catch trophy salmon and trout with Captain Josh Keeran and Propositon Fishing Charters aboard the First In. Racine is centrally located between Milwaukee and Chicago along the Lake Michigan shore. Besides fishing, Racine offers a beautiful historic downtown distric, nationally recognized North Beach, wind point light house and a great zoo.

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  • Reefpoint Marina Play

    Located between Chicago and Milwaukee, Reefpoint Marina is a hidden gem, offering the best in convenience, customer care and value. Reefpoint Marina is owned by Racine County and professionally managed by Siegel-Gallagher Management Company, a national leader in responsible property management. We are pleased to offer all the amenities a boater should expect at their home port, plus many more!

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  • SC Johnson Frank Lloyd Wright Tours See

    Come see some inspirations buildings and designs on the SC Johnson campus. Free tours are offered Fridays and Saturdays from 1 to 3.5 hours.

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  • The Chancery Eat

    Hang where the locals do! The Chancery offers a casual comfortable atmosphere for breakfast, lunch and dinner, including fresh daily specials. Doors open 7 days a week at 6:30 a.m. Happy hour 3-6 p.m. Monday through Friday. For Racine’s hottest, all-outdoor bar and grill, it’s Freddie’s Friki Tiki. Freddie’s is the locals’ choice for best view, best outdoor grill, live music and pet friendly

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  • Kewpee Eat

    The Kewpee is famous throughout the midwest as one of the oldest and best hamburger restaurants. Milwaukee Magazine restaurant critic Willard Romantini picked the Kewpee as one of the 20 best hamburgers in Wisconsin. A local Journal Times readers poll picked the Kewpee as the best burger in Racine not once but several times. They also picked us as the Best 50″s Diner. But the only critics we listen to or care about are the 700-1000 customers that walk in the door each day

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  • Larsen’s Bakery Eat

    A bakery steeped in tradition, Larsen’s is a family run bakery and has been for over two generations and close to four decades. Ernie Hutchinson purchased the bakery in 1969 from Eirner Larsen. He kept the name and also the recipes that has made our Kringle famous. Currently, Debbie and Don are following in their father’s footsteps running the family bakery where they maintain the quality and customer service the business has been know for.

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