Downtown Imlay City's Annual Events

Every year, Imlay City Downtown Development Authority offers many different events to highlight our community! We encourage all local and surrounding-area residents to come join in on the fun. Enjoy our downtown district businesses, stroll through our beautifully landscaped streets, and take advantage of our free events!

Imlay City Farmers Market

Our local farmers market operates in Downtown Imlay City on the corner of Third and Main Streets, across the street from the post office.

In 2021, we are offering TWO market days:

For more information or questions regarding the Imlay City Farmers Market, contact our Market Manager Katrina Morrow today! Call Imlay City Hall at (810) 724 - 2135 or email ddapromotions@imlaycity.org.

FOOD TRUCKS WANTED! We love having Michigan food trucks join us at all of our Downtown Imlay City Events. If you are interested in setting up with us, please contact our DDA Director Lorrelei Natke (lnatke@imlaycity.org) or our Entertainment Coordinator Katrina Morrow (ddapromotions@imlaycity.org) for more information on upcoming events (Farmers Markets, Concerts, Community Events, etc). There is a Peddlers Permit required by the City of Imlay City; see Imlay City Peddlers Permit here.

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

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2021 FREE Summer Concert Series

Our Summer Concert Series runs June through August, offering 11 concerts outdoors in Lamb Steele Park.  All concerts will begin at 7 PM, unless stated otherwise, and play through until 8:30 PM. Artists and genres will be updated soon.

 

June 8    Bob Marshall Band - cowboy rock-n-roll

June 15   The Noise Mechanisms - acoustic duo, 1960s through Today's music

June 22   Motor City Josh & the BIG 3 - funky blues you can't refuse

June 29   REVIVAL: Allman Brothers Tribute Band

No concert on July 6 in observation of Fourth of July

July 13     Frame 42 (local youth/classic rock)

July 20    Wayward Wind w/John Salsido (classic rock, Beatles, Eagles, America and more)

No concert on July 27 in conjunction with Fair Week

Aug 3     Acoustic Ash (up n coming singer songwriter)

Aug 10    Detroit Soul Revival (Motown)

Aug 17    Jeff Hoagland Band

Aug 24  Delaney Natke (local singer-songwriter)

Aug 31    Gasoline Gypsies

The Imlay City Downtown Development Authority would like to thank the Michigan Humanities Council for their generous support of the 2020 Summer Concert Series.
A vibrant arts and cultural scene is important to strong communities and Michigan’s excellent quality-of-life, and ultimately, to Michigan’s economy.

 

The Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA) strengthens arts and culture in Michigan by increasing its visibility; supporting arts education; encouraging new, creative and innovative works of art; and broadening cultural understanding. A key conduit for arts and cultural information, MCACA is also a source of arts and culture grant funding.

 

Choice One Bank's 2021 Sundae Bar in Downtown Imlay City

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HAPPENING JULY 20th

2021 will mark the 14th annual ice cream social offered by Choice One Bank in our community! Join us on Tuesday, July 20, 2021 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Lamb Steele Park. John Salsido and Wayward Wind will be sharing all things classic and rock from The Beatles, Eagles, America and more.

As with previous years, the ice cream and entertainment are FREE to residents, friends, and families!!  Come Join Us!!

The event is financed by Choice One Bank (previously Lakestone Bank); their employees serve the delicious frozen dessert!

This is just one of the many ways that Choice One Bank gives back to their community- and it is a definite crowd favorite!

Last year over 350 of our favorite folks enjoyed more than 18 gallons of ice cream!

Art in the Rough 2021 - CANCELLED

Regrettably, the DDA and its board are canceling our 2021 Art in the Rough event.
The rise in COVID-19 cases has affected many of our artists, musicians and volunteers, and participation dropped too low. We are saddened by this news… Cancelling is the best course of action at this time, and now we are looking forward to a bigger and more fabulous Art in the Rough in 2022.
Apologies and best wishes to everyone!

Winter Playground - Saturday, December 4, 2021

Every year, Imlay City aims to ring in the holiday season with something special: Winter Playground!
This is a family and community-oriented event, so come one and come all. Downtown businesses welcome you with open arms as they offer an assortment of holiday readings, crafts for kids and adults alike, as well as warming stations with refreshments! Every year, the outdoor highlights include the lighted parade, the tree lighting, and horse-drawn wagon rides. Imlay City puts all of this activity on for you free of any charge! We just want you and your family to enjoy our town.

Details for our 2021 event coming soon...