Racine River Fest

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Racine River Fest Event Description

Racine River Fest

Mark your calendars for August 3rd, 2024! The Racine River Fest, a day-long extravaganza brimming with community spirit, awaits you. Immerse yourself in the diverse offerings along the scenic Root Riverfront, from thrilling races to delectable eats and captivating entertainment. This event supports multiple non-profits (See specific events more details).

Enjoy Complimentary River Boat Rides all day. Pick-up and drop-off at Reefpoint Marina, Racine Yacht Club, the Bridge Tender, Habor Light Yacht Club, and 5th Street Yacht Club.

Here's a glimpse of what awaits:


  • Lace-up your shoes for the scenic Root River 5K! (9 AM - 11 AM) Supporting Root Pike's dedication to aquatic restoration while enjoying picturesque riverside views.
  • Indulge in a delicious Pancake Breakfast at Festival Hall and browse unique arts & crafts at the Lakefront Artist Fair held at Paul P. Harris Rotary Park (10 AM - 1 PM) Enjoy family fun with live music featuring the Acoustic Horizon (Classic Rock).  Proceeds benefit the Racine Montessori School.
  • Riverside Marina Dinghy and Boat Show: 10 am to 4 pm
  • Rubber Duck Race at 5th Street Yacht Club: 11:00 am drop at FSYC (Buy a Duck)
  • Midwest Boating Company: Kayaks, Paddle Boats, Jet Ski Rentals All Day. Featuring discounts made for September dates.


  • Bridge Tender / Chart Room - Witness the exhilarating Dragon Boat Races(11 AM - Start ) Cheer on the Racine Area Dragon Boat Clubs as they battle it out through scrimmage-style races on the Root River. With special event - Racine police vs Racine Fire Departments.
  • Harbor Light Yacht Club - Unleash your creativity in the Cardboard Boat Race! (12 PM - Race starts at 2 pm) Team up for a fun and innovative competition at  Race starts at 2 PM.
  • Racine Yacht Club - FREE Sailboat Excursion and Racine Ragetta: 2:00 pm (reservations required)
  • Yardarm - Riverboat Lunch Specials - all-day
  • Marci’s – Potosi Beer Sampling  4-6 pm  and Cow Balls for $1.50   
    Uncorkt: $1 off glasses of wine or bottles/cans of beer from 2-4pm
  • Ivanhoe FREE Lakefront Brewery Beer Sampling: 4pm to 7pm
  • Try a traditional Wisconsin Fish Fry at various locations (5 PM - Close) Enjoy fresh fish, live music, and breathtaking river views 


  • Embark on a culinary adventure and enjoy Live Music! (5 PM - 9 PM) Local businesses along the Root River will showcase their signature dishes and vibrant music at a variety of locations*, offering a delicious peek into Racine's culinary scene. Support various charities while you indulge!
  • Classic Car Show: 5 pm to 8 pm at the Chart Room Restaurant
  • Bridge Tender Tavern8 pm to 11 pm Dueling Piano Show featuring Marcel Guyton and Steven Watt
  • Be mesmerized by the magical Venetian Night and Fireworks! (9 PM - 10 PM) Witness a dazzling boat parade illuminated by lights, celebrating Racine's maritime heritage. The night culminates in a spectacular fireworks display over Festival Park, leaving you with awe-inspiring memories. Awards will be presented at Rivers End Event Stage (Bridge Tender / Chart Room) at 9:30 PM.

Join us for a day filled with excitement, community spirit, and a celebration of all things Racine!

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    Racine River Fest Where & When

  • Location: Racine, WI 53403
  • Event Date: 2024/08/03 09:00:00 AM (Saturday)
  • Categories:
    • Root River 5K
    • Cardboard Boat Race
    • Venetian Night Boat Entry
    • Pancake Breakfast
    • RYC Free Sail Excursion
    • Rubber Duck Race

Racine River Fest Sponsors

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Community Champion

Fireworks Sponsors

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