Downtown Business Association


apple festThe 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.

Join the Downtown Business Association

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 corporate 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.

Downtown Events and Parades

The DBA supports many fun events and parades in downtown Coldwater throughout the year. The full list is below.

Note that in an effort to maintain a safe environment the parking spaces along Chicago St are blocked off 2 hours prior to events. 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

July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Entertainment Under the Stars 10:00 am to 4:00 pm / Downtown
July 26 Remember the Alamo Car Cruise 8:30 am
August 8-10 Michigan's Longest Garage Sale 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm / Downtown
September 20 Applefest & Craft Show 9:00 am to 4:00 pm / Downtown
October 25 Coldwater Jaycees Halloween Parade 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm / Four Corners Park
November 14 Art Walk 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
December 6 Hometown Holidays, Parade & Santa Land US 12



Nichole Steel

Executive Director, Chamber of Commerce

(517) 278-5985


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