Special Events

Civil War Days | Swap Meet-Car Show | Tibbits Summer Theatre | Wooly Bike Rally | Entertainment Under the Stars | Branch County Fair | Michigan’s Longest Antiques, Collectibles and Treasurers Sale | City Wide Garage Sales | Old US 27 Motor Tour | Coldwater Mini-Triathlon | Back to the Bricks Car Cruise


Civil War Days

Annually Memorial Weekend
FREE Admission
Heritage Park, Coldwater, Michigan

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Bring the family and join in on this Memorial weekend, Living History event.
Complete with Civil War Drills and the Battle of Rich Mountain Re-enactment.  Throughout the day observe period craftsman at work. Sunday morning attend a Civil War Church Service.  
Military and Civilian impressions, demonstrations, encampments, drills, a raffle for items donated by area businesses and a period dance Saturday evening.  All this and more makes for a fun filled, holiday weekend in Coldwater, Michigan. Go to their website for a complete schedule of events.

Swap Meet-Car Show

Coldwater, Michigan
Mother’s Day Weekend in May

Saturday & Sunday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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This is the annual Mother’s Day weekend event, held at the Branch County Fairgrounds, in Coldwater, MI. We have the largest show in the area with over 1600 Show Vehicles, including Classic & Antique Cars, Street Rods and Motorcycles with over 300 Vendors, including Swap and Arts & Crafts plus over 10,000 spectators yearly! Goodie Bags to first 500 cars and Dash Plaques to first 1000 cars. Door prizes drawn daily. Grand prize drawing on Sunday @3:00 pm, must be present to win.

For more information: 517-278-5367


Branch County Fairgrounds
262 Sprague Street
Coldwater, Michigan 49036

Tibbits Summer Theatre

Coldwater, Michigan
Annually June-August
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Today Tibbits is busy year round. Professional summer stock and children’s theatre draw large summer crowds. Winter events include concerts, Community Theatre, Christmas shows, recitals, children’s theatre, and professional productions. Work from area artists is an ongoing exhibit.



Wooly Bike Rally

The Wooly Bike Rally, annually the first Sunday in June.
Bike with Family & Friends for Fun & Fitness at our 6th annual Branch Area Bike Association Wooly Bike Rally. Starting at Heritage Park in Coldwater, MI, routes of 7, 15, 25, 40, 62, or 100 miles will be available for riders of all skill levels traveling through historic Coldwater, area lakes, and Amish country. We are encouraging families to join in together – as well as avid cyclists to use this as a spring training ride. The cost is minimal with those under 12 free.

You may register the day of the ride. Safety is a must. All riders must wear helmets. No radio headsets. Riders must obey all traffic rules, as bicycles are legal vehicles on Michigan roads. For more information 517-278-7506.  Visit us our Website.

Entertainment Under the Stars

Coldwater, Michigan
Tuesday Evenings in July
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Bring your lawn chair and relax in the park listening to local artists perform their music.  This weekly event will run Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., July 1st through the 31st in the 4-Corner Park in Downtown Coldwater.  For information call  (517) 279-6902 or visit their website.

Branch County Fair

Coldwater, Michigan
1st Full Week in August
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The Branch County 4-H Fair draws in thousands annually.  Farm animals, crafts, carnival rides and fair food are abundant resources at the fair.  A Demolition Derby, Combine Derby, Mud Bogs, Truck & Tractor Pulls and Car Soccer round out the week. 

(517) 278-5367. 

Michigan’s Longest Antiques, Collectibles and Treasurers Sale

2nd weekend in August
Along U.S. 12 Heritage Trail
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This annual event is set for the second weekend in August…along the Historical Heritage US 12 route…all 212 miles. Along U.S. 12 Heritage Trail from New Buffalo to Detroit, Michigan.  Each year this event draws more and more as individuals and families discover all the wonderful treasurers found as they drive along the route.

(517) 278-5985 or (800) 968-9333   

City Wide Garage Sales

Tekonsha, Michigan
Labor Day Weekend
(517) 767-4204
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Bronson, Michigan
3rd Saturday in May
(517) 369-7334
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City-wide and neighborhood wide sales are popular in this area, whether you are buying or selling.  These events annually help not only the sellers, but the local economy, as many visitors come to find that one of a kind treasure! 

Don’t forget Michigan’s Longest Yard Sale along the U.S. 12 Heritage Trail annually the second weekend in August.

Old US 27 Motor Tour

Coldwater to Cheboygan
August 22-26, 2017
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Calling all car enthusiasts…motor in to Coldwater for this fun event! Goody bags, door prizes and lots of fun await you, here, in Coldwater!  This annual Motor Tour begins in Coldwater, on Tuesday, August 22, and ends in Cheboygan, MI, on Saturday, August 26.  Rev up your engines, in Coldwater, on Tuesday evening at the annual Car Show and join us, on Wednesday morning, for a light breakfast…then cheer them on their way at the start of the Cruise. For more information call (517) 881- 2329.


Coldwater Mini-Triathlon

Coldwater, Michigan
Saturday 1-Week Before Labor Day
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Over 20 years ago this event has been on Coldwater Lake, bringing participants from all over the country.  Despite its title men, women and children compete by swimming 300 yards, biking 6 miles and running 3 miles to the finish line. Annually a week before Labor Day.  

(517) 279-9038

Back to the Bricks Car Cruise

Back to the Bricks

2017 Heritage Promo Tour Stop!
Coldwater Classic Car Show
June 12, 4-7pm

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Join us in downtown Coldwater for a Cruise In/Car Show*, complete with outdoor music, food, and America’s Classic Car Show fun!

*Location: Behind Broadway Grill