Area Events throughout the Year

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.

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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)

3rd Annual Depot Music Fest August 5th 2017

When: August 5th 2017  3:00pm – 10:00pm
Place: Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion

The Depot Music Fest is an annual fundraiser to support the operation of the After 26 Depot Cafe, a non-profit restaurant dedicated to the employment of adults, 26 years of age and older, with developmental and cognitive differences (autistic, Down Syndrome, etc.) The music festival will feature a continual line-up of musicians who will perform on the outdoor pavilion stage (directly across from the Depot Cafe) from 3pm – 6:30pm. Our headliner, The Ragbirds, will then play a high-energy show from 7:30pm – 9:30pm or so. A variety of food options, snacks, and a wide selection of beverages will be available. A secure area and beer & wine tent will be in place as well. Additionally, we will have artisans and crafters from the Made in Michigan Market who will operate booths offering an intriguing variety of items, and a Kidss Area, with a vast assortment of fun games and amusements. Raffles and other activities will be in the mix as well.

Find out more at:
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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…