Another Independence Day may have come and gone, but the summer fun continues in Racine County. Come along for these events.
Music on the river. Catch a free, rockin' concert Thursday, July 5 with the jump-swing band King Comets at Waterford River Rhythms. The show is 6:30-8:30 p.m. under the shade trees at Village Hall Park. Bring your lawn chair or blanket and rock out!
Twang—for free! The Twang Dragons, with a mix of a little country, a little rock and a lot of rockabilly, are the free Music on the Monument concert. Catch them from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday at Monument Square in Downtown Racine.
Come on down! It's time again for First Friday in Downtown Racine. Drop by from 4-9 p.m. for music, entertainment and specials at Downtown businesses. Free admission all day to the Racine Art Museum, including a family hands-on art project. Music all evening at Monument Square from Pavlik, Stellman & Martin plus eight other bands and musicians up and down Main and Sixth streets. Visit www.racinedowntown.com
Safari for safety. Fire safety is the theme for Safari Saturday at the Racine Zoo, 2131 N. Main St. Racine Fire Department personnel, fire engine and the RFD smoke house will be on hand from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event is free with paid zoo admission. Visit www.racinezoo.org for details.
Flowers for all. See six spectacular home gardens at the Racine Garden Club's 2012 Summer Magic Garden Tour from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. This year's tour includes shade, sun, prairie and container gardens with special touches like waterfalls, ponds and outdoor art. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 to day of the tour. Visit www.racinegardenclub.org
Just a week away! The Iron Man 70.3 Racine Triathlon is coming soon—Sunday, July 15. Once again, more than 2,000 athletes will gather at North Beach at 7 a.m. for a 1.2-mile swim followed by a 56-mile bicycle ride and a 13.1-mile run. Traffic on area streets and roads will be temporarily affected. Signs marking the route will be going up soon.
This just in! Competitive cycling returns to Racine on Tuesday, July 17. The Real Racine Lakeshore Classic brings a day of bicycle races to the North Beach area as a stop on the 2012 International Cycling Classic Superweek Pro Tour. The new, one-mile course is along Michigan Avenue, Hoffert Drive and Barker Street. The races start at 10 a.m. and conclude with the Men's Pro race at 5:45 p.m. Visit www.internationalcycling.com
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