Back to the Bricks® car show stops downtown Mt. Pleasant June 8

The Back to the Bricks® car show will be making its first stop of the season in downtown Mt. Pleasant on Friday, June 8, as part of its “Mighty Mac and Back” promo tour. From 5 to 8:30 p.m., classic car owners and admirers can enjoy more than 270 automobiles on display along the streets of downtown.

Back to the Bricks® produces family-friendly automotive events that reflect Flint’s automotive heritage. The six-day tour is designed to promote all of the Back to the Bricks® events while showcasing each participating city’s unique features and foster economic development.

The following streets will be closed from 2 to 8:30 p.m. on June 8:

  • Broadway between Lansing and Washington
  • Main between Illinois and Mosher
  • University between Mosher and Michigan
  • Court between Broadway and Mosher
  • Franklin between Mosher and Michigan

The tour will leave from Davison with overnight stops in Mt. Pleasant, Gaylord, Petoskey, St. Ignace, and East Tawas, culminating with an “End of the Road” Luncheon at the Birch Run Speedway & Event Center.

For more information about Back to the Bricks®, go to

Nov. 11 is “Ladies’ Night Out” downtown Mt. Pleasant

Saturday, Nov. 11 is the 13th annual Ladies’ Night Out downtown Mt. Pleasant. This year’s event will feature fantastic shopping opportunities and giveaways for women while benefiting two local women’s organizations – the Women’s Initiative and the Women’s Aid Service.

The event begins at 4 p.m. at the Broadway Theatre downtown. With a $5 donation at the door, ladies will enter the theatre for an exciting raffle for fun and tasty prizes provided by many local businesses. Once the giveaways are gone, ladies can visit participating downtown businesses to take part in the countless in-store giveaways, promotions and specials.

A number of area businesses, including Herbs Etc. and Mt. Pleasant Hot Yoga, are also offering deals and discounts known as “Early Girl Specials” throughout the entire day.

Over the last 13 years, the Ladies’ Night Out event has raised more than $22,800 for the Women’s Initiative and the Women’s Aid Service.

The Women’s Initiative Fund, initiated by the Mt. Pleasant Community Foundation, provides for the needs of women and girls in Isabella County by granting funds to local organizations that combat the issues more commonly faced by women, including single parenting, abuse, eating disorders and more. The Women’s Aid Service provides emergency shelter and crisis intervention for domestic violence victims, as well as counseling services and support groups for victims of violence. For more information about these organizations, visit their Web sites at and

See the list of participating businesses and the available specials as they are announced on the Downtown Mt. Pleasant Facebook page!


Pumpkin Promenade scheduled for Oct. 31 downtown Mt. Pleasant

The Mt. Pleasant community and surrounding areas are invited to celebrate Halloween downtown Mt. Pleasant at the sixth annual Pumpkin Promenade!

The Pumpkin Promenade will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 6 p.m. Children age 12 and under can trick-or-treat at participating businesses and visit Town Center for a free donut hole from Robaire’s Bakery. Participating businesses will have signs displayed in their windows indicating they are part of the event.

Please note, citywide trick-or-treating is Oct. 31 from 6 to 8 p.m.

Visit the event page at for more details.

Downtown Mt. Pleasant features events year-round and new businesses opening regularly. With a variety of shopping venues, eateries and bars, as well as salons, coffee shops, spas, fitness studios and parks, the historic district can be enjoyed no matter the season. 

Downtown Mt. Pleasant is centrally located in the City of Mt. Pleasant and is bordered by the picturesque Chippewa River. Two of Mt. Pleasant’s most scenic parks, Island Park and Nelson Park, are also located downtown offering a local trail system with a variety of nature trails and cycling paths.

Located just a few blocks north of Central Michigan University’s campus and 3.5 miles directly west of the Soaring Eagle Casino and Resort, Downtown Mt. Pleasant has all you are looking for and more! 

Outdoor film series scheduled for Saturdays in August

Over the weekend, Mt. Pleasant area families brought chairs, blankets and snacks, and settled in on the lawn outside of City Hall for the showing of “Zootopia,” the first film in this year’s Movies by Moonlight event series.

Movies by Moonlight will continue on Saturdays in August outside of City Hall (320 W. Broadway). All showings begin at 8:30 p.m. / dusk.

  • Aug. 12: “Lego Batman” (PG) Sponsored by Mercantile Bank
  • Aug. 19: “Rogue 1: A Star Wars Story” (PG-13) Sponsored by Krapohl Ford
  • Aug. 26: “Finding Dory” (PG) Sponsored by Isabella Bank

This year’s media sponsorship is provided by WCFX-FM. The “Movies by Moonlight” event was founded by City of Mt. Pleasant, Isabella Bank and Max & Emily’s Eatery.

To learn more, see the event section of the Downtown Mt. Pleasant Facebook page at

Nominations for Historic Preservation Improvement Awards due March 31

downtowndestination-logo1The City of Mt. Pleasant’s Historic District Commission (HDC) is currently seeking nominations for the 2017 Historic Preservation Improvement Awards.

The awards are presented each year to honor exterior improvements of residential and commercial properties in the City of Mt. Pleasant in four areas – Preservation, Restoration, New Construction or Downtown Historic District Choice. Nominated properties must be at least 25 years old, and the improvements must have been completed between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2016.

The HDC will evaluate applications that best reflect the Secretary of Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties. Winners will be announced in May as part of National Historic Preservation month.

Nominations are due by 4:30 p.m. on March 31, 2017. Nomination forms can be found on the City’s website at

For more information, contact Downtown Development Director Michelle Sponseller at (989) 779-5348 or