Firstbank of Cadillac
The Sweet Shop
Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
201 N. Mitchell St.
Area Events throughout the Year
|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
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.
| 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.
| 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...
Art Walk & Meet the Artist - May 1-27, 2013
7th Annual Art Walk
“Meet the Artists” in Stores Saturday, May 25 from 10-4pm
“Pure Michigan listed ArtWalk in their Top 10 Artsy Spots to Visit!"
For the Art Walk Map, click here...
Note: Link above is to the 2012 Art Walk Map. The 2013 Art Walk Map will be posted on-line after April 15.
About the Artists, Where they'll be, How to Contact Them and more. 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 - 27 in downtown stores. ‘Meet the Artist' on May 25th, (Memorial Day Weekend) from 10am - 4pm throughout Downtown Cadillac stores - artists on-site and in the stores to meet, discuss and sell their art. The Art Walk is a month 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 May 1st!
Click here for the Artist application...
Click here for the Host application...
The contact email address for the Art Walk is email@example.com
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 27
Organized by area Veterans Associations, please see www.cadillacmichigan.com calendar for parade details.
NEW in 2012, in salute to all area Veteran’s you are invited to come walk in the parade, line-up starts in the City Park at 9am.
|LIVE Music in City Park - June to September
Tuesday - Thursday, Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion
See www.cadillacmichigan.com for entertainment details...
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…
Most all entertainment at the Pavilion begins at 7pm each night, open to the public, donations welcome.
|Back to the Bricks Shoreline to Shoreline Promotional Tour – June 9 in Cadillac, 3pm – 7pm, Downtown Mitchell Street (Pine to Cass Street)
The Back to the Bricks Shoreline to Shoreline Promotional Tour will, for its second year, come to Cadillac, Michigan during its 5 day tour. The Downtown Cadillac Association, City of Cadillac and the Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau will work in tandem to close off Mitchell Street from Cass Street to Pine Street on June 9, Sunday, for a 3-7pm Classic Car Show. Show organizers are gearing up and are expecting over 100 cars from downstate, and over 100 cars from the 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.
| 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
| Art Festival & Fine Art Fair
July 19-20! - 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
|Historical Home & Garden Tour - (TBD for 2014)
Celebrating summer with history and gardening, local residents open their historic homes and lush gardens during this fundraiser for the Wexford Historical Society. For event details go to www.wexfordcountyhistory.org
Northern District Fair - August 12 - 17 (Third week in August)
4-H Groups, carnival, evening events held at the Grand Stands, exhibits and bingo.
| Plein-Air on-site Art Competition
Plein-Air Entry Form
Who: Spectators and Artists
What: Painting Competition
When: Saturday August 17th 2013 (with reception to follow 6-8) Ability to purchase art!
Where: Cadillac Area (exact location to be released the day of the event)
Why: To encourage the arts in our community
If you know an artist you would like to see paint send this along to them!
“En plein air” is a French expression which means "in the open air", and is particularly used to describe the act of painting. Our competition is an outdoors art event where locations are chosen from around Cadillac; to be revealed the day of the event.
Come and join; for our second community art event. Plein-Air on-site Art; where artists from all over come to paint for one day to complete one piece of art. Brinks Art & Frame Shop is bringing awareness to our community of all of its local art and artists; well rooted and newly recognized in and around the Cadillac area. The Cadillac community has always been strong with artists, with the awareness continuing to be cultivated. Come and see “Where Art is blooming in Downtown Cadillac”
All Artist & Spectators are encouraged to come and take part in this one time a year event. Paint or draw what you see August 17, 2013 8am to 6pm. Let’s celebrate art in our community and displaying the amount of talent here in Cadillac.
Meet the Artist, and enjoy refreshments after the event. For further information, contact the guys at Brinks Art & Frame at 231-775-8282 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cadillac Festival of Races - Labor Day
“Cadillac Festival of Races”, the longest continually held 10k race in Michigan. In the past the race has served as the State Championship race for the Road Runners of America, Michigan chapter. Located at the Rotary Pavilion and City Park this year. Celebrating decades of foot races in the Cadillac area, go to www.cadillacfestivalofraces.com. New in 2012 this event will be held on Saturday over Labor Day weekend and many new improvements are planned, see their event web site for details and to register...
| Local Artist Day - October 12th
At Willow Mercantile
The second annual Local Artist Day will be held at Willow Mercantile. We will be hosting over a dozen local artists in our greenhouse displaying a wide variety of product created by some of the most talented people in the Cadillac area. We will also be sampling over 40 locally produced or packaged specialty food items, along with a selection of wines and beer.
| Fall Fever Craft Beer Festival - September 28
Craft Beer Festival Poster
Craft Beer Festival Agenda
Craft Beer Festival Event Vendor Form
Visit us on Facebook
Celebrate the taste of fall in Downtown Cadillac's City Park! Events include: a Multi-tent Craft Beer Festival, Classic Car Show, Live Music and food/product vendors for the adults. The Park opens at 2pm, Classic Car Show 2-6pm (registration 2-3pm, vote closes at 5pm, trophies at 6pm), Craft Beer & Vendors 2-11pm, Home Brew Competition 7pm (see facebook) and Live Band
6-10pm. A ton of fun in Downtown Cadillac for the day!
Craft Beer Brewers: Right Brain, Schmolz, Mt Pleasant, Petoskey, New Holland, Northern Naturals (cider/wine). For Craft Beer tickets please go to website or to Platinum Noir or Willow Mercantile until September 27, thereafter at the event gate, 2-11pm, Sept 28.
Register for the home brew
2-4:30 – Open Mic
4:30-6 – Samantha Crawford
7-11 – K Jones & the Benzie Playboys
Food Vendors: (as of 9/16/13)
Up in Smoke BBQ – Ribs, chicken, brisket, catfish, shrimp…
Southside Hideout/Buckley – pulled pork, BBQ sundae, etc.
McGuires – Red beans & rice, cuban sandwich (food styled by live band J)
EMS catering – lamb and vegetable gyros, split pea soup, etc.
Spring Fries – fried potatoes on a stick…
Sweet Shop – caramel apples, etc.
4th Annual Fall Fever Classic Car Show – 2-6pm, Pre-register at Godfrey Chevrolet, Cadillac, $10 fee. Day of registration is $15. All registration proceeds 100% benefit the Cadillac Area Honor Guard.
Fall Fever Classic Car Show Flyer
For more details and sign-up information contact Fall Fever Festival Committee Chair, Joy VanDrie 231-775-0657.
DCA Vendor Opportunities Document
Farmer's Market - July-October
8:00am - 4:30pm Tuesdays & Fridays
(Parking next to AmVets Downtown)
| Moonlight Madness
October 23, 6-8pm in Downtown Cadillac
Moonlight Madness Participant and Evening Agenda
Moonlight Madness Event Vendor Form
PIRATES ARE TAKING OVER DOWNTOWN CADILLAC
Come on downtown for Moonlight Madness shopping 6-8pm with a merchant costume contest, attendee contests, photo standees, games, face painting, balloons, snacks, tricks and treats, crafts, prizes, bounce house, and more. A true up north experience in Downtown Cadillac. Mitchell street will be closed from 5-9pm.
6-8pm—Mix 96 Live Remote at Harris/Mitchell
6pm—Patriot Choir singing
6pm—Oasis Domestic Violence Vigil Walk Downtown
6-8pm—Bounce Houses by donation to Cadillac Area Honor Guard
7pm—Dancin’ in the Street—Harris/Mitchell
7:30pm—Contest Winner(s) Announcement
Buy a $1 Moonlight Madness Discount Button – receive over 15% off from participating businesses AND support Breast Cancer ($.25 per button will be donated to Breast Cancer Research). Discount button is good from October 23 – 31. Click here for participating businesses.
Check out our local selection for the upcoming holidays and take advantage of layaway programs, specials and Santa storage. Entertainment provided by Mix 96 on Mitchell Street. Please note, many stores will close from 5-6pm to prepare for Moonlight Madness.
Moonlight Madness 2012 Store Decorating Contest Winner – Shay Station (Orient Express), Second Place - Platinum Noir
|2011 Contest Judges and Winners
Moonlight Madness 2011 Contest Judges - Bo McCurdy, Linda Durant
Carla Filkins, Sally Goggin, Pat Goggin & Bill Barnett
Sweet Shop - Winner of ScareCrow
Competition, Janeen Russell
Platinum Noir - Winner of Costume
Competition, Michelle McCoy
| Downtown Cadillac Storybook Christmas - November 29-30, 2013
Downtown Cadillac bustles with activities starting Friday evening!
The weekend events of Storybook Christmas span from Friday evening starting at 5:30pm in the City Park, thru to 4pm on Saturday with Small Business Saturday Holiday Open House in stores downtown:
Friday evening (November 29), in the City Park with carols at 5:30pm, live entertainment on at the pavilion, then as the sun sets, the lighting of the lakefront (1.5 miles) at 6:00pm then welcomes the arrival of Santa to the City Park around 6:15, he is welcomed by the children, who walk him to the Light Lever where he lights the Community Christmas Tree at 6:30. Santa then greets and listens to the children until 8pm and retires to the North Pole to feed the reindeer.
Saturday (November 30), Santa arrives downtown from 11-2pm, to receive children at Blossom Boutique & Cadillac Pharmacy. Downtown businesses host Small Business Saturday Holiday Open House activities, door prize drawings, specials and entertainment throughout the day from 10am – 4pm, many stores downtown will be open after 5pm to assist Holiday shoppers. Also, Saturday, Toy Town presents the 2nd Annual Toy Trot 5k and Elfin 1k, to benefit Toys for Tots. Grab your Santa hat and racingshoes (or walking shoes) for the 5k. Or dress with your favorite ugly sweater and do the Elfin 1k because those silly little elves have several ‘amazing race’ elfin style stops along the way. For info go to www.toytowncadillac.com. The Wexford Public Library will be offering a children’s program and craft. They will also be playing 'Reindeer Hide and Seek' and making Reindeer food to take home from 11-12 p.m. in the Children's Room. Your Sister’s Closet is celebrating its 5th Birthday, offering a gift with purchase special on Saturday, as well as refreshments and free gift wrap.
The Downtown Cadillac Association in cooperation with the Cadillac First Baptist Church and the City of Cadillac, brings this community event to life for enrichment of the Greater Cadillac Area residents.
Storybook Christmas Poster