Welcome to Historic Downtown Imlay City!

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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!

Summer Concert Series

Our Summer Concert Series begins on Tuesday, June 19, 2018 in Lamb Steele Park.  All concerts will begin at 7pm. unless stated otherwise.
In case of inclement weather, concerts will be held in Heritage Church located at 543 N. Cedar Street (southwest corner of M-21 and M-53/Van Dyke).

July 10 - Arts n Scraps 6:00 pm

July 17- Rich Eddy's Rockin' Oldies Band
July 24- No Concert- Enjoy the Eastern Michigan State Fair
July 31- Rock of Ages Big Band
August 7-  World of Music
August 14- 3rd Degree Burns

Farmers' Market

The Farmers' Market is now open for the season. The Market is held at the corner of Main Street and Third Street, May 17- October 18. The market is open on Thursdays from 1 to 6pm (weather permitting).  

The Market accepts Debit Cards, EBT(Bridge Card), Senior & WIC Project Fresh and offers Double Up Food Bucks.
We will have special events all season long:

 First Thursdays of the month - Live music from 2-4pm featuring Jaime Marvin
Third Thursdays of the month - Live music from 2-4pm featuring Robyn Marriott

July 12th - Kids Day at the Market: Bounce House, Clown, Live Music and a Magic Show

Canning Demonstrations:
July 19, 1pm:     Jams and Jellies
July 26, 1pm:     Pressuring Canning Vegetables
August 2, 1pm:  Tomatoes and Salsa
August 16, 1pm: Pickles and Relishes
Courtesy of Christine Venema, Food Safety Educator, MSU Extension

The Imlay City Farmers' Market is Farm Fresh and Locally Grown!

The market is currently looking for a variety of vendors, including but not limited to; fruit and vegetable growers, dairy, meat, eggs and other food vendors, crafters, vintage and antique dealers, artists, wineries, etc.


@ 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 has created an incubator at 150 Bancroft, a Downtown Development Authority owned building, and is offering entrepreneurs, artists or event organizers use of the space for limited time periods (up to 6 months) rent free.  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.

Currently, Castle in the Sky Bookstore has found a home @150 POP!  The bookstore offers new books for all ages.  Store hours are 10:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.

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

@ 150 Pop Application

Agreement Between DDA and 150 Pop Tenant

A sample of the Agreement to be signed by both the DDA and the tenant of @ 150 Pop is found below.

License Agreement 150 Pop

Downtown Art in Action

In the summer of 2016 and 2017, the Imlay City Downtown Development Authority sponsored 'Downtown Art in Action'.  Local artists,  produced 24 pieces of large public art pieces in two 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, Vintech Industries, Lakestone Bank and Trust, Ian Kempf, Lapeer County FFA, JER Equipment Rentals, Tom Germayne and North Goodland Baptist Church for their help to make this program successful.  An annonymous donor also generously contributed to the project.
Enjoy your walk through downtown while experiencing the artwork.  For a description of each piece of art and a biography of 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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