Area Events throughout the Year

51st Annual Cadillac Festival of Arts 3rd weekend of July

Annual Festival of the Arts & Phyllis Olson Art Fair (juried) is held annually in the Cadillac City Park, on the shoreline of Lake Cadillac. Starts Friday with the art exhibit opening mid-day, the ‘Taste of Cadillac’ kicks off the evening with live music playing in the Park Pavilion. Saturday’s events include Kids crafts and the String Petting Zoo, where Kids can try out various stringed instruments. The Park Pavilion hosts live entertainment and the art exhibits continue throughout the weekend.

Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion Live Summer Music

These concerts are a great mixture of fun and fabulous talent, some homegrown, some from afar. Once you visit their line-up of events on their website or facebook page, you will know what to expect and be blown away with their talented musicians when you visit a concert and just plainly enjoy yourself with a group of people who truly enjoy music. Typically September – May, indoors at the Elks, or a few special locations as noted in the schedule.

After 26 Music Festival

1st weekend of August – City Park/ Cadillac Commons

Cadillac Festival of Races

This is a non-profit race put on by 100% volunteers to organize a 5K, 10k,and adventure triathlon that features a kayak or paddle board option on Labor Day in Cadillac, MI. All profit is donated to local charity organizations in Cadillac, MI.

Cadillac’s Craft Beer Festival

Established in 2009, the Cadillac Craft Beer Festival has grown leaps and bounds to include the best in local libations, food & music. This year is expected to be the best yet with expansions in nearly every aspect of our celebration. There is something for everyone, so come enjoy our beautiful City Park with your friends.

Cadillac Limited – Mt. Pleasant to Cadillac Fall Color Tour

Take in the color drenched beauty that Northern Michigan has to offer aboard our vintage passenger coaches pulled by a Great Lakes Central DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE.

Halloween Downtown

Trick or treat Downtown from 4-6pm. Bring the kids and stroll Mitchell Street for a safe early Trick or Treat event in downtown Cadillac. Stores, businesses and area non profits will be dressed up too and the sidewalks will be transformed into a Trick or Treat haven.

Santa Downtown – December 25, Merry Christmas

Santa Downtown – December 25, Merry Christmas – from your downtown locally owned stores! Come on downtown and enjoy skating and frolicking at the Cadillac Commons, shopping on Mitchell Street and lunch or dinner at one of our restaurants!!

Small Business Saturday Downtown Cadillac

Small Business Saturday Downtown Cadillac, Saturday after Thanksgiving. Downtown Cadillac offers an open house atmosphere, with shopping and festivities all day in our locally owned stores. This is a great day to rejuvenate your feeling of Christmas with hometown customer service and fun seeing other friends and family downtown.

Cadillac Lakes Cruise & Car Show

2nd weekend of June – Mitchell Street/Cadillac Commons. The Cadillac Lakes Cruise & Car Show will showcase Classic Cars on Mitchell Street for the 5th year. The Downtown Cadillac Association, City of Cadillac and the Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau work in tandem to offer a fun-filled weekend.

Cadillac Freedom Festival

The Cadillac Freedom Festival is held annually the first weekend in July to celebrate our nations freedom and independence.

Event dates and information have been posted at the first of the year, please use this information below as annual reference to the upcoming events, with dates over the same general weekend every year… Stay tuned…