The Coldwater Downtown Business Association (DBA) is a viable, member-funded and operated nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 1964, the DBA has collaborated with the City of Coldwater, the Coldwater Downtown Development Authority (DDA), and other local organizations to promote a healthy, vital downtown for Coldwater’s residents and visitors.
This organization has helped create customer traffic in downtown Coldwater and encourages a positive attitude among business people through various promotions and special events.
Being a member of the DBA gives you the opportunity to partake in strategizing special events and related customer tactical planning, participate in cross-promotional marketing opportunities, and be featured through the gift certificate program.
Members include retail merchants, restaurant and service providers, professionals, and media, financial or corporation associates. You do not have to be located within the central business district to be a member.
Contact the DBA for additional information regarding membership opportunities for you and your employers.
The DBA supports many fun events and parades in downtown Coldwater throughout the year. The full list is below.
Please take note that in an effort to maintain a safe environment the parking spaces along Chicago Street are blocked off 2 hours prior to a special event or parade. Parking for any event or parade is available in the city parking lots in the downtown area, side streets and areas not identified with traffic cones.
Time / Place
|January 26||Ice Fest||12:00 pm / Downtown|
|May 11-12||Annual Car Show / Swap Meet||Branch County Fairgrounds|
|May 24-26||Civil War Days||Heritage Park|
|May 27||Memorial Day Service & Parade||8:30 am / Downtown|
|June 7||Downtown Art Walk||5:30 pm to 8:00 pm / Downtown|
|June 15||Strawberryfest & Craft Show||9:00 am to 4:00 pm / Downtown|
|June 21-22||Branch County Relay for Life||Heritage Park|
|July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30||Entertainment Under the Stars||7:00 pm / Four Corners Park|
|July 27||Remember the Alamo Car Cruise||10:00 am to 8:00 pm / Downtown|
|August 3||Branch County Fair Parade||4:30 pm / Downtown|
|August 4-10||Branch County Fair||Branch County Fairgrounds|
|August 9-11||Michigan's Longest Garage Sale||9:00 am to 3:00 pm|
|September 21||Applefest & Craft Show||9:00 am to 4:00 pm / Downtown|
|October 19||Household Hazardous Waste Collection||9:00 am to 2:00 pm / Waterworks Park|
|October 26||Coldwater Jaycees Halloween Parade||7:30 pm / Downtown|
|October 31||Trick-or-Treating||5:30 pm to 7:00 pm / City of Coldwater|
|November 14||Downtown Art Walk||5:30 pm to 8:00 pm / Downtown|
|November 12-17||America Unchained Day / Shop Locally|
|December 7||Hometown Holidays, Parade & Santa Land||10:00 am to 2:00 pm / Downtown|