RACINE: Toward fall events

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The lions share: The Great Lakes Brew Fest, taking place at the Racine Zoo Sept. 14, will feature more than 200 craft and specialty beers for tasting. | File photo

SEPT. 1

TASTE OF RACINEFESTIVAL PARK, 5 5TH ST. 11 A.M. – 6 P.M.

What it is: Enjoy entertainment and food specialties from numerous area restaurants. A benefit for Family Services of Racine.

What else you need to know: Visit www.tasteracine.com for more information.

SEPT. 4

LIVE MUSIC, YARDARM BAR AND GRILL, 920 ERIE ST., 6:30 P.M.

What it is: Listen to the Chicago-based folk duo, Small Potatoes, as they make a stop in Racine on their national tour.

What else you need to know: Call (262) 654-8545 or visit www.smallpotatoesmusic.com for more information.

SEPT. 14

GREAT LAKES BREW FEST RACINE ZOO, 2131 N. MAIN ST. 3-7 P.M.

What it is: The event features more than 200 craft and specialty beers for tasting. More than 100 breweries are represented at this 10th anniversary celebration. There are opportunities to meet brewmasters. Guests will enjoy live music from the Kilties Drum and Bugle Corps, beer tastings and views of Lake Michigan at this social event. A benefit for the Kilties Drum & Bugle Corps

What else you need to know: Visitors must be 21 to enter. General admission is $45. Visit www.greatlakesbrewfest.com or call (262) 636-9189 for more information.

SEPT. 13-14

FALL HARVEST DAYS

RACINE COUNTY FAIRGROUNDS, UNION GROVE

9 A.M. – 5 P.M.

What it is: Return to the way it used to be on Wisconsin’s farms! Antique tractors, trucks, farm equipment, horse-drawn wagon rides, children’s activities and more.

What else you need to know: Visit www.fallharvestdays.com for more information.

SEPT. 22

THE BIGGEST LOSER RUNWALK RACINE HALF MARATHON/5K/KIDS 1 MILE FUN RUN FESTIVAL PARK, 5 5TH ST. 7 A.M. HALF MARATHON; 8 A.M. 5K.

What it is: Professionally timed courses along the lakefront. This race is designed for all physical levels and includes many goodies-finisher’s medal, T-shirt, backpack, chip-timer, race photos, hydration stations along the course as well as live music, food, refreshments at the finish line. Dan Evans, a former Biggest Loser contestant, will make an appearance as well. . Expo on Saturday, Sept. 21 at Festival Park.

What else you need to know: Online registration is available through Sept. 18. This event will take place rain or shine. Visit www.biggestloserrunwalk.com for more information.

SEPT. 28

PARTY ON THE PAVEMENT DOWNTOWN RACINE, BETWEEN MAIN AND 6TH STREETS NOON – 7 P.M.

What it is: Downtown Racine’s premiere street festival. Visit this well-attended, all-day fun event for kids activities, food, an art walk and live entertainment.

What else you need to know: Call (262) 634-6002 or visit www.racinedowntown.com for more information.

SEPT. 28-29

LIGHTHOUSE LEGACIES QUILT SHOW

FOUNTAIN BANQUET HALL, 8505 DURAND AVE., STURTEVANT

10 A.M. – 5 P.M. SATURDAY; 10 A.M. – 3 P.M. SUNDAY

What it is: Quilt show and sale.

What else you need to know: Visit www.lighthousequiltersguild.org/quiltshow.php for more information.

SEPT. 29

WATERFORD FALL HARVEST FESTIVAL

TEN CLUB AND WHITFORD PARK

10 A.M. – 4 P.M.

What it is: A full day of family fun and activities. Includes craft fair, live music, pumpkin pie eating contest, tractor parade, chili cook-off.

What else you need to know: Visit www.waterford-wi.org for more information.

SEPT. 29

TOUR OF HISTORIC PLACES, 936 MAIN ST., NOON – 5 P.M.

What it is: Tour of properties of architectural and local historic significance. This annual outing guides guests through historically and architecturally important buildings. Well-loved and lots of fun, this tour is presented by Preservation Racine, a non-profit organization that works toward preserving buildings, sites and districts in Racine.

What else you need to know: Visit www.preservationracine.org or call 262-634-5748 for more information.

OCT. 12

THE ROOT RIVER CHALLENGE

COLONIAL PARK, 2300-3200 W. HIGH ST., 9 A.M.

What it is: A 5K run/walk or a 12-mile bike ride challenge. All of the pledges and a portion of the registration fees benefit Racine schools, non-profits and the Racine PTA council.

What else you need to know: Early registration (by Aug. 11) costs $25 per person, regular registration (Aug. 12-Sept. 29) is $30 and late registration is (Sept. 30-Oct. 12) is $40. Visit www.runningguru.com for more information.

OCT. 25-NOV. 10

DEATHTRAP, RACINE THEATRE GUILD

2519 NORTHWESTERN AVE.

VARIOUS TIMES FROM 2-7:30 P.M., CHECK SCHEDULE

What it is: Ira Levin’s thriller is a suspense story about a scriptwriter with writer’s block, whom has to make a possibly dishonest and desperate decision.

What else you need to know: Ticket prices are from $8-$17. Contact the box office at 262-633-4218 or visit www.racinetheatre.org for more information.

OCT. 26

REAL RACINE SKELETON SKAMPER HALF MARATHON, 5K AND YMCA TRICK-OR-TREAT WALK SEALED AIR FAMILY YMCA, 8501 CAMPUS DRIVE, MOUNT PLEASANT, 9 A.M.

What it is: Wear your Halloween costume for the only race of its kind in Southeast Wisconsin. All participants receive a long-sleeved glow-in-the-dark t-shirt. Half marathon finishers receive a custom finisher’s medal. After the race, enjoy the Halloween party that includes a costume contest, DJ, food and drinks, beer garden, pumpkin decorating and face painting for the kids, and lots of family fun.

What else you need to know: Register at www.active.com or www.skeletonskamper.com.

OCT. 26

MUSIC WITH A SPANISH ACCENT FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 716 COLLEGE AVE.

7:30 P.M.

What it is: A Racine Symphony Orchestra Masterworks concert featuring a musician highlighted by the Artist in Residence program. Cuban-born Rene Izquierdo, a classical guitarist, performs for and entertains listeners of all ages.

What else you need to know: Adult general admission is $23. Student or child admission (under 21) is free but a ticket is required. Visit www.racinesymphony.org for more information.

OCT. 26

BOO AT THE ZOO

RACINE ZOO, 2131 N. MAIN ST. 10 A.M. – 1 P.M.

What it is: A children’s Halloween event that includes trick-or-treating, face painting, pumpkin decorating, costume contests and activities.

What else you need to know: Visit racinezoo.org or call (262) 636-9189 for more information.

OCT. 27

FALL FAMILY FUN FEST RACINE ART MUSEUM, 441 MAIN ST. 3-6 P.M.

What it is: A free event at the downtown Racine Art Museum. Listen to spooky stories, view the gallery and come dressed in costume for a chance to win the annual costume contest. Awards will be given to the best costumes in these categories: spookiest, cutest and most creative.

What else you need to know: Visit www.ramart.org for more information.

NOV. 9

HOLIDAY PARADE AND COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING CEREMONY

DOWNTOWN RACINE

5:30 P.M.

What it is: Marching bands, costumed characters, carolers, Santa and more. Stay for lighting the beautiful Christmas tree at Monument Square.