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Board Members:

Stephanie Trombly
Bridal Expressions/Your Sisters Closet

Mark Featherson
Vice President
Cadillac News

Lisa Swanson

Janeen Russell
The Sweet Shop

Jamie Nelson
Blossom Boutique

Sheila Denison
The Ultimate Gift Shop

David Gaunt
The After 26 Depot

Contact Information:

Joy VanDrie
Executive Director
201 N. Mitchell St.
231 775-0657

Area Events throughout the Year

Cadillac Festival of Races - Labor Day - August 30
2014 is the 42nd year of the 10K, the longest continually running 10K in Michigan. This year we are continuing the “festival” atmosphere established last year with vendors and live music. Come join us!

When: Saturday August 30, 2014 - 9:00 A.M.
Where: Cadillac City Park and Rotary Pavilion area on Lake Street - Cadillac, MI


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LIVE Music at the Rotary Pavillion, City Park - June to September

Mondays – Clam Lake Band…. 7:30 pm Monday, Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion. Go to www.cadillacmichigan.com calendar for specific dates from July to August.
Tuesdays – Jack Pine Pickers, first and third Tuesdays
Wednesday – Gospel music, varies
Thursdays – UpBeat Cadillac with folk, R&B, Jazz…

See www.cadillacmichigan.com for entertainment details...

Most all entertainment at the Pavilion begins at 7pm each night, open to the public, donations welcome.

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Made in Michigan Market - May to Oct
Every Thursday, 7am – 1pm & Saturday, 8am – 1pm
City Park Parking Lot (Thurs) & City Complex Parking Lost (Sat) Downtown
Come down before work and at Lunch…support local farmers, crafters, bakers, florist, artisans and musicians…and have a little fun too!

Note: Applications and/or forms are in process 2014. Please call 231-775-0657 if not yet posted for this event.

For Market Rules and Regulations click here...

Click here for Handouts to help us spread the word

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Farmer's Market - July-October
8:00am - 4:30pm Tuesdays & Fridays
(Parking next to AmVets Downtown)

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Visit us on Facebook...Cadillac's 4th Annual Craft Beer Festival - September 27

City Park, Downtown Cadillac
Go to www.cadillacscraftbeerfest.com and www.facebook.com/cadillaccraftbeerfest for tickets, vending, and event details.

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Color Tour Trains
October 4 – Cadillac to Boyne
October 18 – Mt Pleasant to Cadillac, Cadillac to Yuma

Cadillac to Boyne Roundtrip and Cadillac to Yuma round Trip. All boarding in Cadillac downtown at the City Park.
Go to www.michigansteamtrain.org for ticketing and ride details.
Go to www.cadillacmichiganc.com for accommodation specials.

Note: Applications and/or forms are in process 2014. Please call 231-775-0657 if not yet posted for this event.
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Moonlight Madness
October 15, 6-8pm in Downtown Cadillac

An adult evening downtown to shop til you drop, stores offering great deals, holiday coupons and food/beverage. See your favorite store to see what they have planned.
Note: Applications and/or forms are in process for 2014. Please call 231-775-0657 if not yet posted for this event.

Buy a $1 SHOP TIL YOU DROP Discount Button – receive at least 15% off from participating businesses AND support our downtown events. Discount button is good from September 1 – October31.

Check out our local selection for the upcoming holidays and take advantage of layaway programs, specials and Santa storage.

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Christmas in the Park

Christmas in the Park, Downtown Cadillac, November 28 (evening)

Lighting of the Downtown Christmas Tree at dusk, with Santa reading and entertainment at the Pavilion, keep checking here for details.

Small Business Saturday Celebration Downtown Cadillac, November 29 (day)

Saturday we will have Santa Downtown (location TBD), carolers, sleigh rides, elves and the Toy Trot 1k & 5k

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Santa is visiting Simply Delightful!

Saturday, December 7th from 3-5pm and again Sunday, December 22, from 1-3pm. Simply Delightful is now in a new location in the heart of downtown Cadillac at 112 N. Mitchell Street, call 231-775-1660 with any questions, or visit them at www.facebook.com/simplydelightful101

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Garden Club's Home Tour Saturday - First Weekend in December
10:00am to 3:00pm

The 12th Annual Holiday Home Tour – Cadillac, Michigan. Cadillac Garden Club presents their 12th annual Holiday Home Tour. Between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm, the public is invited to visit four beautifully decorated area homes. Free refreshments. Advance tickets are $10.00 and can be purchased at Brinks Art and Frame Shop, 112 S. Mitchell St., Downtown Cadillac. $15.00 day of tour. There are descriptions of the participating homes and a map on your purchased ticket. Please call 231-510-9047 for more information.

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Lake Cadillac Pond Hockey - January 25 - 27
The Cadillac Area Hockey Association (CAHA) and Labatt Blue welcomes you to our Winter Wonderland for the 2nd Lake Cadillac Pond Hockey Classic. That's right, this fun, exciting hockey weekend will take place right on picturesque Lake Cadillac, just moments away from beautiful Downtown Cadillac and many other wonderful Cadillac area businesses and destinations. This is a non-checking, age 21 and over, four division tournament. Bring your skates, sticks and tuuks.

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North American Snow Festival - January 31 - February 2

New in 2013, Downtown Cadillac offers Downtown NASF Raffle Mania, offering over 100 door prizes to NASF Raffle Button holders throughout the weekend.  Buy a NASF button and come downtown – Check Sunday to find your button number listed on a NASF Raffle Mania flyer hung at participating stores. If you're number is listed, you are a winner at that business.  Check back here for a list of participating stores posted after January 1. 

NASF kicks off Thursday January 31 with Family Night, including the Chili Cook-off and Miss NASF pageant at the Cadillac Armory. Includes the Fun Run throughout and entertainment/beverages at the Armory. Includes the majority of the events: Lake Races, Antique Snowmobile Show, and other contests. New this year NASF Raffle will give away $5000 in cash prizes.

List of participants:
Atomic Closet, Blossom Boutique, Cadillac Family Pharmacy, The Sweet shop, Toy Town, Brinks Custom Framing & Art, Patterson’s Flowers, Pells Radio & Appliance Center, Simply Delightful, Your Sisters Closet, The Shay station & Barrel Room, Apple Valley Natural Foods and The Trend Designers.

See www.nasfcadillac.com for more details...

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Artwalk & Meet the Artist - May 1-16, 2014
8th Annual Art Walk

“Pure Michigan listed ArtWalk in their Top 10 Artsy Spots to Visit!"

Art is Blooming in Downtown Cadillac. Various Cadillac Area Artists are showcasing their talents in Downtown Cadillac Businesses. Art will be on display from May 1 - 16 in downtown stores. ‘Meet the Artist' on May 9th, (Mother’s Day Weekend) from 3pm - 8pm throughout Downtown Cadillac stores - artists on-site and in the stores to meet, discuss and sell their art. The Art Walk is two weeks of art in Downtown Cadillac that will surely tantalize your art taste buds: watercolor • acrylic & oil paintings • mix media • glass etching • wood carvings • music • literature • fabrics and more • Snacks and refreshments • Artwork on display starting the first weekend in May!

Artwalk Map (Click here)
Meet the Artists (coming in May)
About Last Year's Artists, Where they were, How to Contact Them and more.

2014 Artists Application - Please call 231-775-0657 or artwalk@downtowncadillac.com if you have questions after reading the application.
2014 Host/Sponsorship - Please call 231-775-0657 or artwalk@downtowncadillac.com if you are interested in sponsoring the event or an artist.

Click here for Yarn Bombing Info...
Adopt a Yarn Bomb Item now thru April 25!
Starting May 1 be part of Cadillac's First Yarn Bombing.
Click here for Yarn Bomb Info

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Memorial Day Weekend in Cadillac
Rotary Strive for Stride 5k on Memorial Day
  • Rotary Club and Dynamic Physical Therapy Partner up for this event.Over 1,000 walkers, runners and ‘Girls on the Run' participate every year.
  • Go to www.cadillacrotaryclub.org for more information.
Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade - May 26
Organized by Cadillac area Veterans Associations, please see www.cadillacmichigan.com calendar for parade details.

Added in 2012 is a salute to all area Veteran’s you are invited to come walk in the parade, line-up starts in the City Park at 9am.

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Back to the Bricks Cadillac - June 7-8 in Cadillac, Join Us June 8th in Downtown on Mitchell Street (Pine to Cass Street)

The Back to the Bricks Cadillac will showcase Classic Cars on Mitchell Street for the third year. The Downtown Cadillac Association, City of Cadillac and the Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau will work in tandem to close off Mitchell Street fromCass Street to Pine Street on June 8, Sunday, for Classic Car Show. Show organizers are gearing up and are expecting over 300 cars from downstate, and local car clubs. This is unlike any other car show in the area as it brings in Classic Cars from all over the State and Region. During the Car show 50/50 raffles, food vendors, live music and trophies for the car owners. All cars must qualify as a classic car.

NEW in 2014 on Saturday is a Blessing of the Classics, Fun Run Cruise, Sock Hop and Awards. For full weekend details and to pre-register your car go to www.backtobrickscadillac.org

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July with Cadillac Freedom Festival - July 4-7

Celebrate our freedom all weekend, see line-up of events and times at Freedom Festival.

The Downtown Cadillac Association is presenting the Fire on Water Military Tribute this year. Tribute forms will be available in downtown member businesses mid June. The Tribute forms fuel the Fire on Water as we pay tribute with three floating bonfires, one for veterans past service & sacrifice, one for current military serving and one for peace and protection for the future. With each bonfire lighting, a peaceful flying lantern is ignited and lost into the night. This is a peaceful tribute along the water front on Lake Cadillac, we invite and encourage all area veterans to partake, and we fully encourage area residents to attend in military silence. We have a tribute ceremony planned that will begin at 10pm, with the bonfires being lit at dusk. Attendees are encouraged to sit peacefully along the area we will enjoy our celebration fireworks the following evening. This ceremony will remind you of ‘what’ and ‘why’ we are celebrating over Independence Day and ensure that our military know that we support them.

A Fire on Water Bonfire vessel will be displayed at the intersection of Mason and Mitchell, one along the Lake Cadillac City Park Shoreline and one at the Cadillac Sands for up to 3 weeks prior to the event to encourage support of our military and this event. This event is the brain-child of Joy Liptak VanDrie, and supported by fellow downtown merchants and citizens. It is ever evolving, if you would like to get involved in the planning of this tribute, please contact Joy at 231-775-0657.

For event details go to www.cadillacmichigan.com

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Art Festival & Fine Art Fair
July 1
8-19! - Art, Food, Music & Fun in Cadillac City Park

The Cadillac Arts Council organizations entertain the crowds - starting Friday evening with the Taste of Cadillac food booths. There is music and entertainment of all kinds during the evening on Friday and all day long at the Rotary Arts Pavilion next to beautiful Lake Cadillac. Over 100 Fine Art Booths exhibit and sell juried artwork throughout the City Park.

Go to Cadillac Area Artists Association


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Downtown Sidewalk Salebration - July 25-26
Customer Appreciation Specials & Activities

Enjoy shopping downtown Friday and Saturday, Super Summer Specials all weekend!
If you are interested in vending your product, service, music, etc. at this event please click here...

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Lumberman's Duathon & Triathlon - July 27

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