Area Events throughout the Year

I LOVE Downtown February 4–28

“I LOVE Downtown” – February 4 – 28. All DCA Retail Members will have a ‘HEART’ and you are being encouraged to take pictures of yourself with your favorite Downtown Business and post to either their Facebook page, or are encouraged to post to this FB page.

Weekly WINNERS receive $25 DCA Vouchers – 2 winners per week! No limit!

Memorial Day Weekend in Cadillac – May 27-29

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 for more information.

Memorial Day Ceremony & Parade
Organized by Cadillac area Veterans Associations, please see 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.

Back to the Bricks Cruise Cadillac June 10-11

Join Us in Downtown on Mitchell Street (North Street to Cass Street)

The Back to the Bricks Cruise Cadillac will showcase Classic Cars on Mitchell Street for the 4th year. The Downtown Cadillac Association, City of Cadillac and the Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau work in tandem to offer a funfilled weekend.

LIVE Music at the Rotary Pavilion, City Park – June to September

Mondays – Clam Lake Band…7:30 pm Monday, Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion.
Tuesdays – Jack Pine Pickers, first and third Tuesdays
Wednesday – Gospel music, varies
Thursdays – UpBeat Cadillac with folk, R&B, Jazz…

Click here for entertainment details…

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

Made in Michigan Market – June to Oct

Every Thursday, 7am – 1pm & Saturday, 8am – 1pm
Located in parking lot between After 26 Depot & Lake Cadillac
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. Please call 231-775-0657.

For Market Rules and Regulations click here…

Lumberman’s Duathon & Triathlon – June 18

The Lumberman event is going into its 6th year this year, and the 2nd year for the half ironman distance. Cadillac is an extremely athletic community with plenty of resources and amenities available for the event planners and the athletes. There are plenty of lodging and camping choices, a plethora of shopping choices for the entire family, and restaurants with every choice of food and flavor available.

The course is just as perfect with a shallow Cadillac Lake swim or kayak/paddle; a bike course that takes you on a quick 3 mile jaunt to get outside of town and then smooth, lightly travelled, rolling country roads for an out and back ride. The run is something special: Half and Olympic distance athletes run a simple loop around the lake, which is 6.5 miles. Sprint athletes just zip down to the state park and return. And all of this is right downtown at the high school with showers and restrooms available.

Kayak and stand up paddle boarders come on out! A 2 mile Kayak awaits you with your choice of bike and run.

July with Cadillac Freedom Festival July 1-4

N1412P28010CCelebrate our freedom all weekend, see line-up of events and times at Freedom Festival.

For event details, click here…












49th Annual Cadillac Festival of Arts July 21-22, 2017

49th Annual Cadillac Festival of Arts July 21-22, 2017

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. Friday 1-7 p.m., Saturday 10-5 p.m. For more information on this event, call (231) 394-1549.

Go to Cadillac Area Artists Association

Downtown Sidewalk Salebration July 28-30

Always the last weekend of July, Friday- Sunday
Customer Appreciation Specials & Activities

Enjoy shopping downtown Friday and Saturday, Super Summer Specials all weekend!

Farmer’s Market – July-October

8:00am – 4:30pm Tuesdays & Fridays
(Parking next to AmVets Downtown)

Cadillac Festival of Races – September 2

2017 is the 46th 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 September 2, 2017 – 9:00 A.M.
Where: Cadillac City Park and Rotary Pavilion area on Lake Street – Cadillac, MI

Color Tour Trains – October

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Cadillac’s 5th Annual Craft Beer Festival – September 23

beerCity Park, Downtown Cadillac
Go to and for tickets, vending, and event details.






Halloween Downtown October 27

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.

Christmas in the Park November 25

presented by the First Baptist Church of Cadillac

5:30pm – 6:45pm, in the City Park Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion, join Santa in the park to officially launch the lake front lights, sing carols, and visit with Santa

Small Business Saturday Downtown Cadillac November 25

Small Business Saturday Downtown Cadillac
Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 10 AM – 5 PM

Downtown Cadillac offers an open house atmosphere, with the Toy Town of Cadillac Toy Trot 5K in the City Park in the AM, 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.

Some stores will offer extended hours too!

Toy Town ‘Toy Trot 5k’ for Toys for Tots November 26

9am the 5k race starts, City Park, on Lake Street, following route on northside of Lake Cadillac and back. Wear your best Santa, elf, reindeer or ugly sweater clothes, win trophies, raise money for Toys for Tots, and have fun. Register on-line.

Cadillac Holiday Home Tour December 3rd

Presented by the Cadillac Garden Club

10am – 3pm, Teams of garden club members will for the 15th year in a row present 4 local homes and decorate with floral arrangements, evergreen swags and boughs, and exotic flowers for porches, entryways, family rooms, dining rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, outdoor views, and even mudrooms. See tickets & locations at Brinks Art & Framing, downtown.






2017 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…