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.

**Please note: our Market Manager is currently out on maternity leave and will not be in her office. Email is the best course of contact at this time. You can still call and leave a voicemail, and she will get back to you at a later date.**

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, Food Truck Rallies, 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    TBA

June 15   TBA

June 22   TBA

June 29   TBA

No concert on July 6 in observation of Fourth of July

July 13     TBA

July 20    TBA

No concert on July 27 in conjunction with Fair Week

Aug 3     TBA

Aug 10    TBA

Aug 17    TBA

Aug 24   TBA

Aug 31    TBA

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.

 

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, Food Truck Rallies, etc). There is a Peddlers Permit required by the City of Imlay City; see Imlay City Peddlers Permit here.

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

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2021 will mark the 14th annual ice cream social offered by Choice One Bank in our community! This year's date will be announced soon. The event takes place on a Summer Tuesday, 6 PM - 8 PM, at Lamb Steele Park with one of our child-friendly summer concerts. (See above)

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 - DATE & DETAILS COMING SOON!

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Take a look at what we had to offer last year:

2020: This year marks our 6th Annual Art in the Rough Extravaganza to be held in Downtown Imlay City. Third Street is closed off for our private event and filled with pop-up galleries, food, beverages and live music. We feature dozens of Michigan artists in our downtown businesses. Come join us Saturday night on September 19th for a night of fun, culture, and more!

Artists, entertainment, and drinks will be set up along a cordoned off area on Third Street. Tickets will be required for entry into Art in the Rough.

MAIN ART IN THE ROUGH EVENT
>> Our main event will be held on Saturday, September 19th, 2020 from 6 PM - 10 PM. The event will be located all along Third Street in Downtown, outdoors as well as inside many Imlay City businesses.

ENTERTAINMENT:
>>7 PM - 9 PM: Empty Canvas Interactive Art & Music Experience

>>8 PM – 10 PM: Motor City Josh and the BIG 3

VIP ART IN THE ROUGH EVENT
Art in the Rough Tickets will be available August 1, 2020; tickets will be the same price whether you buy advanced or at the door. Buy your tickets early to get your reservation into the VIP Event 5 PM - 6 PM at no extra cost - but you get a more private Art in the Rough Experience with additional free drinks and food vouchers.

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...