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Cadillac is the perfect Northern Michigan destination for everything summer. Make way for summer fun on the trails, beaches, and waterways of Cadillac.

 

SUMMER DAYS IN CADILLAC

Imagine the sun shining on your face as you leisurely wander the Lake Cadillac Foot & Bike path making your way toward Kenwood Park for a day at the beach, not a care in the world. Or maybe cruising across Lake Mitchell headed out on the water fishing or swimming the day away.

Cadillac offers an abundance of opportunities for summertime fun: fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking, backpacking, camping, mountain biking, golfing, horseback riding, kayaking, and bird-watching. Whatever your interest, adventures abound!

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The Cadillac KISStory Project Announced

In 1975, KISS was an outrageous band from New York City on the cusp of what would later become superstardom. On the other end of the spectrum was the small northern Michigan town of Cadillac. How they came together to celebrate the Cadillac High School homecoming has...

Camp Greensky Music Festival

As the second annual Camp Greensky Music Festival is set to return to Hoxeyville Festival Site June 6th through the 8th, 2019, here is some information about the event!   Camp Greensky Music Festival will be held in beautiful Wellston, Michigan surrounded by the...

Women entrepreneurs succeeding in Downtown Cadillac

CADILLAC — Retail shops in downtown Cadillac are flourishing. Gone are the dark faces of empty storefronts. Instead, colorful window displays, fabulous interior decor and merchandise, and personal service are attracting destination clientele. Behind the retail revival...

Top 5 Places to Fish Opening Day of Trout Season

By Dylan Cook For many, the opening day of trout season is a woodsmen’s holiday only rivaled by the opening day of deer season. The last Saturday of April, which falls on the 27th this year, will see anglers from across the state head to the river in search of the...

Gobble, gobble… Spring is upon us; turkey hunting season is here

By Dylan Cook We are, in my opinion, in the “good ole days” of turkey hunting. It may be hard to believe, but not too long ago the wild turkey hunting was unimaginably different. In the late 1970’s, according to Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources, a hunter had...

Motorcycle Ride Guide – Cadillac to Grayling / Hartwick Pines

GRAYLING/HARTWICK PINES MOTORCYCLE TOUR: This motorcycle route takes in a few of the things that make Northern Michigan truly unique. On this ride, you will follow the shoreline of the largest inland lake in Michigan and spend some time among ancient...

Motorcycle Ride Guide – Cadillac to Little River Casino

MOTORCYCLE – LITTLE RIVER CASINO: If a leisure motorcycle ride and day at the casino is more to your liking, there are a couple of lazy little day-trips that will fit the bill. DIRECTIONS: Head west out of Cadillac on M-55 just before Caberfae Ski area....

Manistee River Trail Loop Backpacking Trip December 14-16, 2018

 As the seasons change and winter arrives, many people put away their backpacking gear.  But as the snow falls and the crowds disappear, a new adventure awaits.  It was a cold December night, and our group met at the Upper River Road trailhead on the North...

Motorcycle Ride Guide – Cadillac to Charlevoix / Tunnel of Trees

CHARLEVOIX/ TUNNEL OF TREES: If an all-day motorcycle adventure is what you’re looking for, this trip will deliver. Along the way you will discover many of northern Michigan’s greatest treasures. You will ride along the shores of Lake Charlevoix, recently...

New Winter Sports Trail at Cadillac Pathway popular with Fat-bikers

By Dave FoleyWhen the snow conditions are right, the MDNR Cadillac Pathway parking lot off Seeley Road just east of Cadillac, will be filled with cars left by cross country skiers, fatbike enthusiasts, and snowshoers. While the Cadillac Pathway has been a...
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FISHING OUR WATERWAYS

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GREATER CADILLAC AREA EVENTS

All year-round Cadillac draws crowds for its events and festivals, with live music, vintage cars, craft beer, and even better company. Our central location in Northern Michigan makes our town the perfect spot to gather and celebrate all there is to love about Michigan. So grab your friends and head our way. We are cooking up some great events for the coming year!


SIGNATURE EVENTS IN CADILLAC

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With 4th of July fast approaching, here in the Greater Cadillac Area, we want everyone to have a safe and enjoyable time.  Please see the following links for Firework Policies by the City of Cadillac, Michigan DNR, and US Forest Service offices.

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Cadillac Culver’s Cruise-In

June 27 | @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until September 5, 2019

On Thursday afternoons, starting Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day weekend, cruise on in with your classic car and receive 2 FREE sundae coupons!

Coyote Crossing Open Mic Nights

June 27 | @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 29, 2019

Enjoy Open Mic Night through the summer in our cozy bar, or outdoor corral! Come out and watch local artists show their talents.  Open Mic Night starts on May 23 and goes thru August 29.  Make sure to check out our website for the list of musicians each week.

UpBeat Cadillac – Robin Connell/Paul Brewer Quartet

June 27 | @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Robin Connell and Paul Brewer, musicians and educators (and a married couple), delight in sharing their love of The Great American Songbook and classic jazz standards with audiences near and far. Their fun and informative performances feature original arrangements of time‐honored standards drawn from American songwriters (such as Cole Porter, Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, and Frank Loesser), notable swinging classics by jazz greats (such as Duke Ellington, Clark Terry, Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck), and original compositions that get audiences smiling…

Music in the Park – Lake City

June 27 | @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until August 8, 2019

On Thursday nights, during the summer, enjoy live music with your family and friends! Schedule: June 20: Blue Water Ramblers June 27: John Denner July 11: Pam Bowman and Just Jammin' July 18: Beulah Land Quartet July 25: Roscommon Steel August 1: The Foresters August 8: Ruby and the Retros

Cadillac Made in Michigan Artisan and Farm Market

June 28 | @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Friday, repeating until August 30, 2019

Join us at the new Market Place building next to the Cadillac City Park! Many returning vendors and many new ones too! The Cadillac Made in Michigan Artisan & Farm Market endeavors to provide a unique, enjoyable shopping experience for residents and visitors alike. We strive to promote a strong local economy, support small business, bolster social gatherings, and celebrate our community’s talent. Our local artisans and farmers now have a new and beautiful lakeside venue, The Market Place, part…

Cadillac Made in Michigan Artisan & Farm Market

June 29 | @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until August 31, 2019

Join us at the new Market Place building next to the Cadillac City Park! Many returning vendors and many new ones too! The Cadillac Made in Michigan Artisan & Farm Market endeavors to provide a unique, enjoyable shopping experience for residents and visitors alike. We strive to promote a strong local economy, support small business, bolster social gatherings, and celebrate our community’s talent. Our local artisans and farmers now have a new and beautiful lakeside venue, The Market Place, part…

The Ancient & Honorable Clam Lake Dock & Dredge Marching & Chowder Society Silver Cornet Band

July 1 | @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until August 12, 2019

The Ancient & Honorable performs more than 60 different tunes every summer.  While the type of music presented is varied, the focus is on early American band music with lots of marches!

The Greatest 4th of the North

July 3 | - July 6 |

So many exciting things going on that week, the parade, fireworks, boat parade, live entertainment, vendors, crafters, dinners, and MUCH MORE! We look forward to seeing you all there!

Luther Days

July 4 | - July 6 |

4th of July Celebration in Luther Michigan. Live music, fireworks, vendors, kids games and inflatables and more!  Fireworks are Friday night and we have the band Onager playing live on Saturday night.

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