Summer 2024 Racine County

Summer in Racine County: Beaches, Festivals, and Outdoor Adventures

Racine County, WI

Experience Racine County in the Summer

Summertime in Wisconsin, from May to September, is a delight for residents and visitors alike. Racine County communities host a variety of family-friendly events and activities throughout the season. Explore what Racine County has to offer with some of these popular summer events.

Downtown Burlington, WI

The vibrant community of the City of Burlington has several featured and community events for all ages. Here are a few of their most popular summer events.

  • Experience Burlington Days – July 19-20, 2024 – This community-wide event is packed with things to do, including sales, food and drink, and family-friendly entertainment.
  • Tall Tales Music Festival – August 11, 2024 – This free festival celebrates the cultural significance of storytelling through music.
  • Aquaducks Ski Show – Free Water Ski Show every Thursday in the summer at Browns Lake Fischer Park with a different food truck each week!
Downtown lakefront City of Racine

Bask in the sunshine and energy of the City of Racine with these popular summer events.

  • Lighthouse Run – June 15, 2024 – The 46th annual Racine Lighthouse Run is one of Wisconsin’s premier runs/walk, offering competitive and non-competitive events.
  • 4th of July Parade – Racine’s 88th Annual 4th of July Parade theme will be American Treasures. The route runs for 2.6 miles along Main Street.
  • First Fridays – Throughout summer, the first Friday of each month features new themed events, offering the community exciting shopping and dining experiences accompanied by live music.
  • Salmon-A-Rama – July 13-21, 2024 – This event is returning to its roots, celebrating its 50th anniversary with a committed five-year agreement with 5K events. There will be food trucks, raffles, live bands, and a variety of vendors.
  • Racine River Fest – August 3, 2024 – Immerse yourself in the diverse offerings along the scenic Root Riverfront, from thrilling races to delectable eats and captivating entertainment.
  • Racine Zoo Calendar of Events – The Racine Zoo has several fun, family-friendly events and activities every month.
Village of Caledonia

The Village of Caledonia brings its rural charm to the community with several fun-filled events this summer.

  • 5th Annual Taco Fest of Racine – July 20, 2024 – The 5th Annual Taco Fest of Racine is back at the Franksville Craft Beer Garden in 2024. This event is free to attend and will feature live music all day.
  • Barn Dance at the Caledonia Historical Society – July 20, 2024 – The CHS will be presenting a Dinner and Barn Dance at the Caledonia Historic Village in the Botting Shed.
  • Summer Night Market – July 24, 2024 – This event features food, cocktails, live music, amazing products from local makers, and a dazzling display of the Northern Lights Drone Show.
  • Franksville Beer Garden – This is Racine County’s first and only permanent Craft Beer Garden. You’ll enjoy a family-friendly atmosphere with yard games, food, craft beer, and live music.
Village of Mount Pleasant

In addition to its diverse recreational activities, the Village of Mount Pleasant hosts family-friendly summer events each year.

  • Mount Pleasant Music – June 18, 2024 – At the inaugural opening night, enjoy live music and food in Campus Park at this 4-part music series presented by Mount Pleasant Tourism Commission.
  • Tour of America’s Dairyland – June 19, 2024 – ToAD is the largest competitive road cycling series in the U.S. and offers high-energy cycling action featuring Pro and Amateur racers from across the nation and around the world. For 11 consecutive days, WI host cities are put on display, with races running nearly non-stop all day long.
Village of Sturtevant

In the vibrant and close-knit Village of Sturtevant, summer truly comes alive with exciting events that bring the community together.

Village of Union Grove

The Village of Union Grove infuses the community with small-town charm through its beloved and vibrant annual summer events.

Village of Waterford

When you’re not enjoying the numerous water activities on Tichigan Lake or the Fox River, the Village of Waterford keeps the excitement alive with its summer events.

The Village of Yorkville, known for its rural homes and farmland, comes to life every summer with outdoor and nature-focused activities.

  • Modine-Benstead Observatory Open Houses – These free public night open house events are held monthly from April to October. The experience of hearing someone describe their first look at a solar system object through a telescope? Priceless!
  • Racine County Fair – July 24-28, 2024 – This annual event showcases the many talents, passions, accomplishments, and agriculture of Racine County youth and community members, while providing a memorable fair experience.
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Greater Racine County (GRC) is an initiative of the Racine County Economic Development Corporation (RCEDC)  that highlights and promotes the many positive assets of Racine County for those who decide to take root in Racine County.

We encourage visitors to explore Racine County, stay a while, and enjoy our communities.

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