Upcoming 2023 DDA Meetings

DDA Board Meeting

Monday, July 8 @ 5:35 pm 05:35 pm

DDA Board Meeting

Monday, August 12 @ 5:35 pm 05:35 pm

DDA Board Meeting

Monday, September 9 @ 5:35 pm 05:35 pm

DDA Board Meeting

Monday, October 14 @ 5:35 pm 05:35 pm


Welcome to
Historic Downtown
Imlay City

Nestled among the quiet tree-lined streets of Michigan’s Thumb Region, Downtown Imlay City provides locals and visitors a wealth of opportunity and possibility.

“Investing in a community isn’t exclusively about creating wealth. It's also about placemaking and a sense of belonging. Imlay City boasts a small-town atmosphere that is connected to big-time population centers.  Our focus is in helping you achieve success while building strong community bonds, pride in our heritage and commitment to ensuring a positive future through collaboration.”                               

- Christine Malzahn, DDA Executive Director





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!

Important Reminders

I AM Imlay City Community Storytelling Project

Illustrated poster of Ayleen Hernandez, stylish urban student.

The Imlay City DDA is excited to bring together our community collaborators to showcase our historical figures, current contributors, and future leaders. Our storytelling project gives purpose to where we’ve been, what we’ve achieved, and the path forward to a thriving community.  If you are interested in submitting your story complete the application and email it to ddadirector@imlaycity.org



DDA Facade Grant

Is your commercial building in need of a little sprucing up?  The DDA can help with that!  We are currently accepting applications for façade improvements including paint, windows, doors and even new signage, providing up to $5,000 in  50% matching funds grant.

The Military Hometown Hero Program

Patriotic poster template featuring veteran silhouette and American flag.

The Military Hometown Hero program has been created to recognize military personnel that reside or have resided in Lapeer County; those who can and do call Imlay City their hometown.

These banners will be displayed mid-late May.


Visit the District

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    Imlay City Farmers Market

    The Imlay City Farmers Market is actively planning for the upcoming 2023 market season.  If you are interested in becoming a vendor please fill out the 2023 Farmers Market Application found in the events tab.

    MAY 18th (Opening Day) and May 25th

    JUNE 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th

    JULY 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

    AUGUST 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

    SEPTEMBER 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

    OCTOBER 5th, 12th (Closing Day)

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    Summer Concert Series

    Downtown Imlay City offers free outdoor concerts each season from June thru August in Lamb Steele Park. The musical events run on Tuesdays from 7-9 pm. 

    Watch for our 2023 entertainment line up announcement coming soon! 

    You can also like our FB page at Downtown Imlay City for up-to-date information about all the happenings in Downtown Imlay City.

Doing Business

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    Ready to Start a Business?

    We have the  helpful information you need to start and/or grow a business in Imlay City.

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    @ 150 Pop

    The DDA 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.

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    Facade Grant

    Business or property owners within the DDA District may be eligible for a Facade Grant.  The application and approval process is very user-friendly and easy to execute.

Take in Imlay City's Charm

We invite you to visit our exceptional Downtown area!

The Downtown Imlay City District includes a beautifully manicured traditional downtown, easily accessible shopping along M-53, and a busy industrial park. The downtown area is able to fulfill your shopping needs with everything from exceptional gift and antique shops to one of kind services and distinctive local merchants. There are restaurants to tempt any palette including an authentic Mexican meal, an amazing bar burger, sweet treats and many more options.

Come and discover Imlay City again... and again!


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Imlay City DDA

150 North Main Street

Imlay City, MI 48444

8:00 AM- 4:30 PM