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Hello from Downtown Lapeer

Hello and welcome! I know what you're's been a long time since we've updated you on all the great things going on in downtown Lapeer. It's our goal to get back on track with this monthly newsletter to keep you up to date with news, event information, and more regarding our great downtown. A lot of great things have taken place over the past year and even more great things are in the works. Be sure to "LIKE" us on Facebook at downtownlapeerdda for the latest information.
This edition of the Downtown Lapeer newsletter is going to focus on our Summer full of events. All of your favorite events are returning and our goal has been to improve them all. We encourage you to take some time and visit downtown Lapeer. We've got some great new businesses and a lot of fun to offer! See you downtown!

- Jim
Lapeer Main Street/DDA

Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony

Gather on Memorial Day to honor and remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation, and to honor service members from all of America's past wars. The Parade begins at 11am and runs along Nepessing St. in Downtown Lapeer. The parade will be followed by a ceremony at Veterans Park.
The Historic Farmers Market returns this Saturday!
Lapeer's old fashioned open air market is in full swing! The local favorite never fails to create a festive atmosphere within the downtown community. The Historic Farmers Market stives to bring the freshest & healthiest, locally grown produce and Michigan made products directly to our Lapeer community.
The market opens this Saturday, May 27 and runs every Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00am - 3:00pm through October 28.  Visitors to the market can look forward to a variety of events this year including cooking demonstrations, vintage cars, family experiences and more! For more information on the Historic Farmers Market of Lapeer visit their Facebook page at:

Swing Out returns June 1st

This long standing and unique tradition marks the true beginning of summer in Lapeer. Friends and family line Nepessing Stret for this special parade showcasing the Lapeer Lighting Marching Band and cap and gown clad grads as they are showered with flowers, balloons, and mementos to mark this special time in their lives.
Swing Starts at 6pm and runs along Nepessing St.

Summer Concerts return to Downtown Lapeer, June 1

Enjoy free family concerts on the Courthouse Lawn, presented by the Lapeer Main Street DDA. You'll hear local performers with a wide variety of musical styles all summer long. Bring a blanket or lawn chair, pick up takeout from on of our downtown restaurants, and relax with dinner and music. The concerts begin at 6:30pm.
June 1st will feature Frame 42! Frame 42 is the most recent band to come out of DB’s LIVE and will have the crowd on their feet rocking out to all of their rock and roll favorites! Frame 42 is sponsored this week by Burke's Flowers in Downtown Lapeer

The Lapeer Summer Concert Series is made possible by Woodchips Real American BBQ, Calvelli's Eatery and Spirits, and the generous support of the DTE Energy Foundation.
Art on Nepessing St. Art Fair Returns to Downtown Lapeer
Art on Nepessing St. returns for its 4th year to Downtown Lapeer!  The two day festival is a celebration of the arts in the heart of Lapeer! Hosted by the Lapeer Main Street DDA and The Center for the Arts of Greater Lapeer, the Art on Nepessing art fair takes place Friday and Saturday, June 2, and 3.The fair is located on Nepessing St. between Court Street and Pine streets and will also feature an entertainment stage and beer garden set up on Court St.  The fair features a variety of art vendors, food from local eateries, a gallery tent, and live entertainment! Other activities include a silent auction inside the gallery tent, and a youth art tent on Saturday. This year kids will have the opportunity to paint a car!  It all adds up to a fun and exciting celebration of the arts in Downtown Lapeer and proceeds from the silent auction help support the Center for the Arts and Downtown Development. The event is made possible by support from many local businesses including generous support from Lakestone Bank and Trust.

Kiwanis Club of Lapeer seeks your help!

Kiwanis Club of Lapeer is wants to help the City of Lapeer update the playground equipment in Cramton Park by winning $25,000 worth of new playground equipment! To do it, they need your help! You can help by voting and sharing with your friends!
Voting is easy and takes just 1 minute of your time. You can vote once a day through May 31st!
Vote daily by clicking this here: Vote Kiwanis Club of Lapeer
Be Involved, Volunteer in Downtown Lapeer
Are you passionate about where you live? Do you want to help make a difference in Downtown Lapeer? There are many of opportunities to be involved and lend a hand in the community. We have several community events coming up and we could use your help! Car Cruise, Summer Concert Series, Art on Nepessing and more. Perhaps you have your own ideas on how you can help improve Downtown Lapeer? For more information on how you can be a part of the movement to make Downtown Lapeer a better place, contact DDA Director James Alt for more information at
The "Hart" of Lapeer County
Here's some fun information to close out this first edition of the Downtown newsletter. The very first settler in Lapeer was Alvin Hart. Alvin and his family settled in Lapeer in November of 1831. During his first trip to the area Alvin and a group of men that were with him camped under an elm tree along Farmers Creek where it merges with the Flint River. Though the elm tree died back in 1925 the spot is now hosts a historical marker.
The Lapeer Main Street Program is committeed to preserving the historic significance of downtown Lapeer while enhancing our community and becoming a vibrant destination for residents and visitors to live, shop, work, and play.
We recognize that downtown Lapeer is on the rise, and we're dedicated to preserving our history while growing economically and focusing on creating a more vibrant community by working together. Join us, get connected, and link up with Lapeer.
Contact Us:
Phone: 810-728-6598
June 2016
  • May 29 - Memorial Day Parade - 11am
  • June 1 - Swing Out - 6pm
  • June 1 - Lapeer Summer Concert Series - Frame 42 - Courthouse Sq 6:30pm
  • June 2 - Art on Nepessing St. Noon - 8pm
  • June 3 - Art on Nepessing St. 10am - 7pm
  • June 8 - Lapeer Summer Concert Series - Rock aholics Anonymous - Courthouse Sq. 6:30pm
  • June 15 - Lapeer Summer Concert Series - James Robert Band - Courthouse Sq. 6:30pm - 8pm
  • June 16 - Ice Cream Social - Presented by Lakestone Bank and Trust - 11:30am - 2pm
  • June 21 - Family Fun Day - Courthouse Sq. 10am - 2pm
  • June 22 -  Lapeer Summer Concert Series - Lapeer County Concert Choir - Courthouse Sq 6:30pm - 8pm
  • June 29 - Lapeer Summer Concert Series - Genesee Valley Concert Band - Courthouse Sq 6:30pm - 8pm
Ongoing Events in May
  • Mondays - Lapeer Car Cruise - 6pm - 9pm
  • Wednesdays 
    • Historic Farmers Market 9am - 3pm
    • Bike Night - CHEERS Lapeer Pub - 7pm
  • Fridays - Open Mic - Calvelli's - 8:00pm
  • Saturdays - Historic Farmers Market - 9am - 3pm
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431 N. Court St., #204
Lapeer, MI 48446

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