Fae by Freya
The Sweet Shop
The Shay Station
Fifth Third Bank
Executive Director email@example.com
201 N. Mitchell St.
Area Events throughout the Year
The 4th Annual Art & Wine Showcase, Thursday, May 9, 6-8pm at the Wexford Historical Museum in Downtown Cadillac, on Beech Street. Visit with 5 local artists and see their great works of art and sculptures... also showcasing local flavors by Hermann's, Simply Delightful, and the Sweet...
The Artists being showcased are:
- Bruce Evans (Sweet Shop) – Watercolor, 513-324-4856, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bruceevans.wordpress.com
- Scott Buckmaster (Atomic Closet) – Various, vehicle art, 231-884-0348, email@example.com www.scottbuckmaster.com
- Richard Lentini (Shay Station) – Watercolor and sculptures, 231-839-4971, no e-mail
- Kris Ritter (Brinks) – Watercolor and various mediums, 231-824-6942, firstname.lastname@example.org
- AmyJo Prater (Showcase only) – Pottery and wood, 231-944-2082, email@example.com Pine River Pottery & fine Crafts
- Chris Fisher (Pattersons) – Lampwork glass beads and metals, 231-779-5397, www.chrisfisherart.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
|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.
| Cadillac's Independence Day Celebration - July 4 - 7
Celebrating our independence with a tribute to our veterans and military on Friday, and celebrating our independence with a day long line-up of events on Saturday, closing the weekend with a pancake breakfast in the park on Sunday.
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
|LIVE Music in City Park - June to September
Tuesday - Thursday, Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion
See www.cadillacmichigan.com for entertainment details...
|Clam Lake Band
7:30 pm Monday, Rotary Performing Arts Pavilion. Go to www.cadillacmichigan.com calendar for specific dates from July to August.
Farmer's Market - July-October
8:00am - 4:30pm Tuesdays & Fridays
(Parking next to AmVets Downtown)
| 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 2013)
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
| Downtown Sidewalk Salebration - July 27
Customer Appreciation Specials & Activities
- NEW: We are shutting Mitchell Street down to host crafters, kids activities and food vendors to further enhance the downtown shopping experience.
- Enjoy shopping downtown during the day, then experience dinner specials and a revived downtown night life. Music, fun, dancing and specials in downtown bars and restaurants
If you are interested in vending your product, service, music, etc. at this event please click here...
| Made in Michigan Fest - Downtown Cadillac - August 24
10-6pm with music in the park in the evening
- Made in Michigan product vendors will be on Mitchell Street all day, along with live entertainment and food vendors.
- Interested in vending, please call 231-775-0657 or e-mail email@example.com for a vendor application to be e-mailed to you.
Cincinnati RailWay – Arrives in Downtown Cadillac August 3 mid-day, returns August 7 mid-day. There will not be local boarding.
Northern District Fair - August 13 - 19 (Third week in August)
4-H Groups, carnival, evening events held at the Grand Stands, exhibits and bingo.
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...
|Fall Fever Festival - September 28 - 29
Celebrate fall in downtown Cadillac, family fun activities in-store, on Harris Street, Lake Street and various locations throughout town. Currently events include: Craft Beer Festival, Car Show, bounce houses for the kids, Criss Cakes Flying pancake breakfast, family style games, music, local food and farmers on hand to buy your fall harvest goodies. Fun for the whole family! For details and sign-up information contact Fall Fever Festival Committee Chair, Joy VanDrie 231-920-5189.
2012 Fall Fever Festival Flyer...
Overview of 2013 event details...
Saturday - September 28 - Saturday an array of events will start at 12noon until 10pm to include:
- Parade at 9am, registration at 8am
- Craft harvest food booths, 10am – dusk/6pm
- Bounce houses 10am – dusk
- Beer Tent 3pm – 11pm
- Classic Car Show – 11am – 3pm, Cruise at 3:30pm
- Hula Hoop Contest
Presented by Northwestern Bank, free entry, prizes.
- Downtown “Catch-the-Fever” Drawing
Enter to win over $1000 in prizes from downtown stores. Enter to win at each store starting September 15, winners drawn at 5pm September 28 in the City Park. Entries must be received by 4pm, Sept 28. Participating Stores: Toy Town, Brinks Art & Framing, Gospel Bookstore, Your Sisters Closet, The Sweet Shop, Simply Delightful, Trend Designers, Blossom Boutique, Atomic Closet, Platinum Noir Salon, Pell’s Radio & Appliance, Che Bella Spa & Salon, Shay Station/Barrel Room, Thistle Patch. Support the businesses downtown that support the festivals and activities downtown, look for the Downtown Cadillac ‘Catch-the-Fever’ drawing posters in their windows!
- Craft Soda & Ice Cream Tent
NEW -Make an old fashion root beer or cream soda float with Schmohz craft soda and Moomers Ice Cream (many flavors), presented by Simply Delightful.
- Youth Musicians
Local youth buskering
- Pumpkin Decorating
In the City Park, paint a friendly or ghoulish face on a pumpkin, for kids 4+, $3 per pumpkin. Presented by Willow Mercantile & Toy Town
- Pie Eating Contest
Presented by the CHS Band Boosters, limited to 12 participants
- Bobbing for Apples - Prizes
- Kids Activities
Sack races, hula hoop contest.
Presented by Northwestern Bank
- Youth Musicians
Local youth buskering
- Live Local Entertainment
Under the Craft Beer Tasting Tent. KungFu Rodeo live music 5-11pm. Must be 21 to enter tent area.
- And more in the works, check back for updates…
Please thank the following sponsors: Godfrey, Firstbank, Northwest Bank, Toy Town, Willow Mercantile, Cadillac Crank Benders Classic Car Club
- 9:00 am – 1:00 pm - Flying Pancake Breakfast
$7 all you can eat pancake, sausage and drink. $5 children 5-10, FREE children 4 & under. Under the tent on Lake Street. Come eat and experience the World Famous Criss Cakes Flying Pancake Breakfast. All proceeds benefit the Cadillac Band Boosters.
- 11:00 am-4:00 pm - Crop Walk
In the Pavilion, bring a canned/box food to breakfast and support crop walk
| Local Artist Day - Willow Mercantile
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.
|Steam Engine Color Tour – Arrives in Downtown Cadillac October 12, at approximately 12:30, for 2-3 hours, then returning to Owosso. For information go to www.michigansteamtrain.com
October 23, 6-9pm in Downtown Cadillac
NEW in 2013, Mitchell Street will be shut down, food and street vendors will be invited to help fill the street for this 3 hour event.
Come on downtown for Moonlight Madness shopping with a costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, trunk of candy contest, pie eating contest, plus games, face painting, balloons, snacks, tricks and treats, crafts, prizes and more. A true up north experience in downtown Cadillac. Check out your local selection for the upcoming holidays and take advantage of layaway programs, specials and Santa storage. Entertainment provided by Mix 96 & WTCM on Mitchell Street with live broadcasts starting at 4:30pm. Please note, many stores will close from 5-6pm to prepare for Moonlight Madness.
Click here for list of participating businesses!
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 23-24, 2012
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 23), in the City Park with carols at 5:30pm, Mrs. Claus reads this year's Storybook - Oh, What a Christmas, by Michael Garland, & live entertainment on stage, then as the sun sets, the lighting of the lakefront (1.5 miles) at 6:00pm then welcomes the arrival of Santa by boat to the City Park docks around 6:15, he is welcomed by the Mayor and children, who walk him to the Light Lever where he helps the Mayor light 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. New this year will be pony rides, $4 per child on lake street during the event and the Salvation Army will be in the park serving hot chocolate.
Saturday (November 24), Santa arrives at 9:30am in the City Park Saturday downtown to kick off the day and receive children at Fifth Third Bank until 2pm. 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. Event details can be found at www.downtowncadillac.com. Also, Saturday, Toy Town presents the Epic and Inaugural 1st Annual Toy Trot 5k and Elfin 1k, to assist Toys for Tots in raising over $4000. Put on a Santa hat and racing shoes (or walking shoes) for the 5k at 10am. Or dress with your favorite ugly sweater and do the Elfin 1k at 10:30am because those silly little elves have 10 ‘amazing race’ elfin style stops along the way, plus an ugly sweater contest and sweaters can be donated after the race. For registration and event information go to www.toytowncadillac.com. The Wexford Public Library will be offering a children’s program, 'Catch the Gingerbread Man!' on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 1 p.m. It will include a gingerbread story time and a chance for kids to decorate thier own gingerbread man
The Downtown Cadillac Association brings this community event to life with a great group of community volunteers – Al Dumond with the City of Cadillac Recreation Department, Vicki Essenmacher with the Friends of the Wexford Public Library, Santa’s Boat will be provided by Rec Boat Holdings, caroling provided by Rev. Dave MacMahon, Santa’s house provided by Chris Carlson of Pro-Build, talent coordinated by Pat & Sally Goggin and Mike Filkins, Santa’s greeters coordinated by Jennifer Reagan of MacDonald Broadcasting, and over-all event coordination provided by Donna Molnar of Lakeside Title and Joy VanDrie of Toy Town.
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.
| Men's Night in Cadillac - Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 6-9pm
It's Men’s Shopping Night, Thursday, December 20 from 6-9pm at your favorite downtown stores. Pick up gifts for all those on your list, enjoy food and fun.
Mix 96 is celebrating Men’s Night all week long by giving you the chance to win great prizes. December 17-20 listen for the Men’s Night Jingle Bells and be the select caller at 231-775-1264 and win prizes from one of these great businesses including Atomic Closet, Blossom, Platinum Noir, Simply Delightful and Your Sister's Closet. http://www.mix96cadillac.com/pages/15004174.php
So....grab your buddies and make plans to be in downtown Cadillac, on Thursday the 20th!
Great buys, lots of refreshments and prizes! See you there.
Brinks Art and Frame Shop
Elite Medical Laser Spa
Heart to Heart
Uncle Don’s Apple Pies
Your Sister’s Closet
| 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...