By Joy VanDrie

Wine Tasting at the Cadillac Winery Tasting Room – downtown Cadillac.   Call Ashley for a group tasting, or just stop in if it’s just a few of you.   Cadillac Winery Tasting Room offers a relaxing atmosphere in a bar like setting, and also offers special events like wine/art, book clubs, and other special activities. 231-775-2856 –

Wine Selections at the Cadillac Winery Tasting Room (Photo: Company FB page)

Candy Making at The Sweet Shop – downtown Cadillac.   For over 50 years The Sweet Shop has been sweetening the lives of families across the world, and they offer group candy making workshops.   You must call ahead and reserve, they don’t do them on a regular schedule, but it’s a ton of fun, and who doesn’t like chocolate? 231-775-2201-

Tasty creations at the Sweet Shop (Photo: Company FB page)

Create your work of art at the Wine & Vine – downtown Cadillac.   This is located in the lower level of the old ‘Natural Food store across from Hermanns. There are several paintings to choose from, or call 231-649-1583 and she’ll help you design your own.   She does need 5 or more to make it a class, so gather your girlfriends and have some fun with paint. : 215 N Mitchell St. Downtown Cadillac.

Awesome creations (Photo: Company FB page)

Quilter’s Workshop at Northern Hearth Quilting – downtown Cadillac.   Ever want to quilt but don’t know how? Or know how, but would like to know more? Julie would love to host your group of 6 or more and help you get your ‘quilt on’.   She has a full range of quilt fabric for all design styles. 231-942-4800

Quilting room

Craft Beer Pairing with different foods at Clam Lake Beer Company – downtown Cadillac.   Dawn and Mike are huge beer connoisseurs, and love to tantalize your taste buds with new flavor combinations.   You can do this every day from their menu, or book a group of 10 or more and they will prepare a special menu for you.   231-775-6150 on Facebook or

The taps at Clam Lake (Photo: Clam Lake FB page)

Pamper yourself at Platinum Noir – Downtown Cadillac. Let Shirley and Staff pamper you and your girls with hair, make-up, spa treatments, massage, pedicures, manicures, the sky’s the limit – grab 6 or more of your friends and create your Special package. Call ahead to book your today. 231-775-1000

Beer & Wine tasting every Saturday at Willow Mercantile from 1-3pm – south of Downtown Cadillac. If you haven’t been in this boutique style mercantile, this is the time to do it.   They offer everything from grocery, to gifts, to a deli, to one of the largest selections of beer and wine in the area (and guess what? They let you mix 6 packs – very cool).   231-468-2682 on Facebook or

A massive selection of wine and other great artisan goods (Photo: Company FB page)

Shopping Downtown – typical hours for our downtown retailers is 9-5pm, with extended hours during the holidays and often in the summer evening extended hours on Thursday and Friday. Downtown Cadillac is thriving with several boutiques, gift shops, candy/food makers, antique stores, salons, and restaurants – definitely something for everyone (there’s even Toy Town, a really cool toy store for those kid take-home gifts)

Table 212 ‘A Wine Bar’ – NEW in Downtown Cadillac, offers over 2,800 bottles of wine from Michigan, California, South Africa, Australia, you name it, they either have it, or can get it.   And for $5 per glass you can hang out with your friends, casually dine and socialize in this eclectically decorated wine bar.   It’s also comfortably connected to Hermann’s European Café and Opa’s Butcher Shop.  No trip to Cadillac is complete without a stop.   Table 212 can accommodate special parties, groups, and can ensure you and our friends have a great time.  231-775-2101

The great interior space of Table 212 (Photo Company FB page)
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