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2017 Summer Concert Series

Our Summer Concert Series continues on August 22 with a performance by Rock of Ages Big Band.
The performance will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Lamb Steele Park.
A complete list of concerts can be found by clicking here.

Pop Up in the Park

Pop Up in the Park
Wednesday, August 23
5:30pm- 6:30 pm

The DDA is sponsoring Pop Up in the Park Wednesdays throughout the summer.

Wednesday, August 23
Peaceful Moon Yoga will give a complimentary yoga class in Lamb Steele Park on Wednesday, August 23 from 5:30 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. No yoga experience is necessary.

Ribbon Cutting

The DDA would like to invite you to a Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting ceremony at Eden's Attic, 105 East Third Street, on Wednesday, August 16 at 5:30 p.m.  Join us as we Welcome to the Neighborhood 'Eden's Attic'.

2017 Downtown Art in Action

The Imlay City Downtown Development Authority is once again hosting Downtown Art in Action beginning Monday August 7. 
6 artists will use 150 Bancroft as a Pop Up art studio from August 7 until September 1.  The studio will be open to the public while the artists are there creating.  All of the work the artists create will be permanently displayed in downtown Imlay City for the public to enjoy for years to come.

We would like to thank our sponsors Vintech Industries, Imlay City Rotary Club, Lakestone Bank and Trust and an anonymous donor for making the initiative possible.  Thank you to our project manager, Ian Kempf, for his hard work!

@ 150 Pop

The Imlay City DDA is excited to announce @ 150 Pop to be located at 150 Bancroft Street in downtown Imlay City.

The DDA will create an incubator at 150 Bancroft, a Downtown Development Authority owned building, by offering entrepreneurs, artists or event organizers use of the space for limited time periods (up to 6 months).  A pop-up is a temporary use in an under-utilized space. Pop-ups allow an entrepreneur to test their business in a location for a month(s) instead of a year (or more) required by a lease. It creates the opportunity to make money, make adjustments, and prove to financiers and landlords that a business can succeed. Building owners within the District benefit from getting a prospective long-term tenant. 

The building is about 950 square feet with two entrances.  For more information regarding the building, please contact the DDA at 810-724-2135.

For more information and an application, please click on the link found below.

@ 150 Pop Application

Farmers' Market

The Farmers' Market is now open for the season.
Thursdays:  1pm- 6pm
Saturdays: 9am-1pm
The Market is held at the corner of Main Street and Third Street, May 4- October 21.  The Market accepts Debit Cards, EBT and WIC Project Fresh and offers Double Up Food Bucks.
We will have special events all season long:
First Saturdays is Little Sprouts Day- special activities for the kids
Second Saturdays- Cooking Demonstration by the Mulefoot Gastropub
Third Saturdays- Live music featuring Robyn Marriott
Third Thursdays- Crafter and Artisan Day
The Imlay City Farmers' Market is Farm Fresh and Locally Grown!
For information regarding becoming a vendor, please click here.

Young Entrepreneurs Wanted!

Imlay City Farmers' Market is hosting a "Young Entrepenuers" Day on Saturday August 19, 2017.

Youth (21 and under) are invited to show off their talents, skills and hobbies with a free booth at the market.  They will be able to sell their handmade/homegrown items and gain some business education on this special day. For more information or an application, contact Sarah at ddapromotions@imlaycity.org

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 Cityís Historic Downtown Depot District offers both. Nestled amongst the quiet tree-lined streets of Michiganís 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!

Downtown Art in Action

In the summer of 2016, the Imlay City Downtown Development Authority sponsored 'Downtown Art in Action'.  Two local artists, Randy Hughes and Hunter Pope, produced 14 pieces of large public art pieces in a one months time.
The artwork is displayed throughout downtown on the outside of buildings with 2 pieces located within City Hall, 150 N. Main Street, and the Ruth Hughes Library, 211 North Almont Avenue.
The artwork is meant to be enjoyed by all adding color and conversation to our downtown.
The DDA would like to thank Frontier Communications, the Imlay City rotary Club and Lions Club, Ian Kempf, Lapeer County FFA, JER Equipment Rentals, Tom Germayne and North Goodland Baptist Church for their help to make this program successful.
Enjoy your walk through downtown while experiencing the artwork.  For a description of each piece of art and a biography for the artists, please click here.

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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