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2016 Blueberry Festival, July 22-23

The 2016 Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce Blueberry Festival will be held Friday, July 22 and Saturday, July 23.  Downtown is filled with activities including the Rotary Beverage Tent, DDA Parade (Saturday at 4pm), Friday night Fireworks, Craft and Food Vendors and two stages of live music.
Don't forget to shop and dine at our Downtown and Imlay City businesses who are here ALL year round, not just at Festival time!  Without them, there is no downtown!
For more information please visit the Chamber's website at www.imlaycitymich.com.

Meet Your Neighbors

The Imlay City Downtown Development Authority want you to Meet Your Neighbors!
DDA business owners and employees are actively involved in our community.  They Are Your Neighbors.
LuAnn Valdez is a proud Imlay City High School alumnus and has lived in Imlay City her entire life.  LuAnn loves her time with family and friends and is always ready for a good round of golf.  LuAnn is employed by CSB Bank and has served as Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President at CSB’s Imlay City Office for the past 20 years.  LuAnn has always been involved in the community; serving on the Imlay City DDA, the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the Blueberry Festival Committee for 15 years...  CSB is a full service Community Bank, providing Imlay City and the residents of Lapeer, St. Clair and Macomb counties a full range of banking options and services.  Meet your Neighbor, LuAnn Valdez, CSB Bank.    
Paty Halstead has worked at the Liebler Insurance Agency in Imlay City for 28 years. Liebler Insurance is a proud sponsor of DDA and Chamber of Commerce events and Paty has served on the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Liebler Insurance is “your hometown insurance agency” and proud to be a part of every community they serve. Liebler Insurance is currently enjoying its 57th year of business in Lapeer County and offers several types of insurance products - auto, home, life, farm, health, umbrella, workers’ comp, and general liability.  Meet Your Neighbor, Paty Halstead, insurance agent for Liebler Insurance Agency in Imlay City.

Beth Fromwiller, owner of Creations Floral, is currently a board member of the Imlay City DDA and served on the Imlay City Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors for 6 years. Creations Floral is proud to sponsor the Imlay City Historical Museum and a variety of DDA events. Beth also volunteers at various activities around Imlay City. Creations Floral is a full service florist located in downtown Imlay City, in business for 8 years, and provides personalized floral designs for all occasions, as well as a large selection of giftware, garden decor, plants, and fine, handmade chocolates. Creations Floral is a member of the Michigan Floral Association and Beth is Imlay City’s only Certified Professional Florist.  Meet Your Neighbor, Beth Fromwiller, owner of Creations Floral.


Downtown Art in Action

The DDA would like to thank the Imlay City Rotary Club, the Imlay City Lions Club and Frontier Communications for their generous support of the Downtown Art in Action We would also like to thank Ian Kempf,  Lapeer County FFA, JER Equipment Rentals and Tom Germayne for their time and donations.
14 pieces of large, outdoor public art were produced by Randy Hughes and Hunter Pope. The artwork will be displayed throughout downtown in the upcoming weeks.

Sponsorship for Public Art

2016 Blueberry Parade

NEW TIME:  4:00 p.m.
The Imlay City Downtown Development Authority would like to invite you to be a part of this year’s Blueberry Festival Parade as we celebrate Imlay City and the 36th Annual Blueberry Festival.  The  date of the parade will be on Saturday, July 23, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.  

The Blueberry Festival Parade is a long standing tradition that features civic organizations, talented high school and community marching bands, decorative floats, high-stepping dance demonstrations, honor and color guards, lively cheerleading squads, equestrian groups, and of course, local firefighting/emergency units. The Blueberry Festival Parade is a fun, effective and inexpensive way for your organization to reach several hundred parade observers, participants, and their families.

For a parade application, please click on the link found below.

Parade Application

Farmers' Market on Thursdays

The Farmers' Market will be held at the corner of Third Street and Main Street every Thursday until October 27 from 1-6 p.m.
The Market does accept food assistance programs including WIC, Senior Fresh and EBT and payment with a debit card.  Double Up Food Bucks will also be honored this year.
For more information on the Market, including a vendor application, please click here.
On Thursday, July 21, a special Crafter and Artisan market will take place.  A special rate of $5 for the day for crafters and artisans will apply.  For more information, please click here.
The Thursday, July 21 market will be held on the lawn in front of the Police Station on Cedar Street to accommodate the set up of the Blueberry Festival.

Vendor Application


In the fall of 2014, Imlay City teamed up with Attica Township and Imlay Township to participate in the Frontier Communication’s “America’s Best Communities” contest.  The Imlay Team received a $50,000 grant in May of 2015 when it was selected as one of the top 50 communities from 350 contestants.

The grant money was used to develop a Revitalization Plan that has laid the foundation for future economic and cultural growth for our region.

Copies of the Revitalization Plan, along with conceptual renderings, are available at the City and Townships’ offices, at both branches of the Ruth Hughes Library and by clicking on the link found below.

Although the Imlay community did not advance to the final round of the competition, the experience was truly amazing and Imlay City, Attica Township and Imlay Township are truly one of America’s Best Communities!

See how the America's Best Communities Contest will Impact our region by clicking here.
A big Thank You to Frontier Communications click here.
Why Do You Love Imlay City?  Click here.
Want to see our Progress? Click here.
Our Revitalization Plan process has begun!  Click here.
The Imlay Region's Quality of Life can't be beat!  Click here.

America's Best Communities- Imlay City

Welcome to Historic Downtown Imlay City!

Whether it is an abundance of things to do, or a pleasant smile and friendly atmosphere you desire, Imlay City’s Historic Downtown Depot District offers both. Nestled amongst the quiet tree-lined streets of Michigan’s Thumb Region, Downtown Imlay City provides locals and visitors a wealth of opportunity and possibility. With a great mix of businesses, outstanding service, and a pleasant environment, why go anywhere else? Please take a moment to visit our many shops, eateries and service establishments. We guarantee you will be greeted with a smile as you indulge in all Imlay City has to offer!

2016 Blueberry Parade July 23 4pm


Buy Local

The Imlay City Downtown Development Authority and the Imlay City Area Chamber of Commerce are proud sponsor the ongoing Buy Local Campaign.

Why Buy Local?  Click here to discover the importance of buying local.
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