News, Events, and more focused on Historic Downtown Lapeer, Michigan
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Hello from Downtown Lapeer

Main Street. Two words that evoke nostalgic feelings and warm memories in many people. That’s proof that place matters, and that main streets exist as places of civic pride and community congregation. They are a reflection of what we love about our towns and our neighbors.
However, times are changing and what once was is no more. Downtown’s not only have to compete with urban sprawl and big box stores, but globally with the advancing technologies of the internet.
We’re here to show people that downtown shouldn’t be forgotten. They have two things that cannot be reproduced, history and authenticity. Historical architecture and the authentic growth of downtowns throughout time give them a distinct flavor and vibrancy not found anywhere else; therefore, it’s our job to preserve both the tangible and intangible aspects that make our downtown distinctly beautiful.
This months newsletter focuses on events designed to help you reconnect with your community. Become involved, meet your neighbors, and make new friends. Join us in creating new memories in Historic Downtown Lapeer.

- Jim
Summer Concert Series returns to Downtown Lapeer!
The sounds of summer have returned to Historic Downtown Lapeer The annual series kicked off last night, June 9 with Rock-aholics Anonymous taking the stage and entertaining a large crowd following Lapeer's annual Swing Out celebration. The Summer Concert Series takes place on Thursdays in front of the historic old courthouse on Nepessing St. from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and will showcase a variety of musical acts over a 10 week period. The audience is encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy this free weekly event.
Hometown Teams - Smithsonian Exhibit Kicks off June 11 at Gallery 194
By now many of you have heard, The Smithsonian is coming to Lapeer! The biggest name in museums in the world has arrived inside Gallery 194 showcasing their traveling exhibit Hometown Teams. The exhibit takes a look at how sports have shaped America through the impact they have in small towns across the Country. Also included in this exhibit is an extensive collection of Lapeer sports history that has been assembled by The Center for the Arts of Greater Lapeer. The exhibit kicks off with an opening Pep Rally this Saturday, June 11 at 1:00pm. 
Hometown Teams will be on display at Gallery 194 through July 30. For more information visit. or follow Gallery 194 on Facebook for a complete list of events.
Opening Pep Rally Kicks off Hometown Teams!
Pep rally's are a vital part of the sport environment. They're used to fire up teams and their fans to give them the energy they need to be successful and in that sense, they are also an important team building activity. This Saturday, June 11 from 1pm - 4pm The Center for the Arts of Greater Lapeer - Gallery 194 and The PIX Theatre will be hosting an opening Pep Rally to celebrate the opening of Hometown Teams. Join them on Court St. in Downtown Lapeer for free hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn, and Cracker Jacks, along with music and a mayoral proclamation at 2:00pm declaring it Hometown Teams Day in Lapeer. Join the fun and celebrate Lapeer's great sports heritage!
LCBT Ice Cream Social!
Mark your calendar for the 15th Annual LCBT Ice Cream Social Friday, June 17, from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. on the Historic Courthouse lawn in downtown Lapeer!

Entertainment at the event will include the clowns Oopsie Daisy and Silly Me, along with prize drawings every hour. In addition, the Lapeer Symphony Orchestra will play a selection of instrumental music.

Joining LCBT at this year’s Ice Cream Social will be the Lapeer County 50th Anniversary of Vietnam Commemorative Committee, who will have a tent to honor Veterans and their families, those killed in action and POW/MIAs. Information about additional local events will also be available. Lapeer County Bank & Trust Co. gratefully recognizes all who served.

The Bank started this event as a way to say “Thank You” to our community. It has become a downtown Lapeer tradition, drawing over 3,000 guests last year and going through just under 100 gallons of ice cream.
Great Start Family Fun Day!
The Great Start Collaborative is once again bringing Family Fun day to Downtown Lapeer. Wednesday, June 22 from 10am - 2pm. Enjoy games and children activities along with informational and educational booths set up in front of the historic courthouse. It's all free so come down and enjoy a great day in Downtown Lapeer!

Contact Us:

Phone: 810-728-6598
June 2016
  • June 10 - Live Music by Alex Schofield at Cheers Lapeer - 9pm - 12am
  • June 11 - Hometown Teams Opening Pep Rally at Gallery 194 - 1pm - 4pm
  • June 11- Live Music by The Fairlanes and Devilles at Calvellis - 8pm - 11pm
  • June 11 - Dr. Greenteeth and the $2 wells at Tilted Axis - 8pm - 11pm
  • June 15 - Lapeer's Colorful and Controversial past at The PIX Theatre. - 7:30pm 810-664-4824 for more info.
  • June 16 - Lapeer Summer Concert Series - Untamed Beauty - Courthouse Sq. 6:30pm - 8pm
  •  June 16 - Live Music by Devyn and Taylor at Tilted Axis - 8:30 - 10:30
  • June 17 - Ice Cream Social presented by LCBT on the Historic Court House lawn. 11:30am - 2pm
  • June 18 -  Live music by Larry Maxwell at Tilted Axis - 8pm - 11pm
  • June 22 - Winning Olympic Gold at The PIX Theatre - 730pm - 810-664-4824 for more info
  • June 23 - Lapeer Summer Concert Series - Honkey Tonk Heros - Courthouse Sq 6:30pm - 8pm
  • June 23 - Live Music by Sweet Season at Tilted Axis - 8:30pm - 10:30pm
  • June 25 - Lapeer Country Cruise - All day
  • June 25 - Vintage Baseball Game at Rowden Park - 2:00pm 810-664-4824 for more info
  • June 25 - Live Music by Blues Driver at Tilted Axis - 8pm - 11pm
  • June 30 - Lapeer Summer Concert Series - Genesee Valley Concert Band - 6:30pm - 8pm
  • June 30 - Live Music by Jerry Green and Shannon Percy at Tilted Axis - 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Ongoing Events in June
  • Mondays - Lapeer Car Cruise - 6pm - 9pm
  • Wednesdays 
    • Historic Farmers Market 9am - 3pm
    • Bike Night - CHEERS Lapeer Pub - 7pm
    • Open Mic - Tilted Axis - 7:30pm
  • 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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