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The Festival of Lights Christmas Parade takes place each year the Saturday before Thanksgiving
October's annual Stiletto Race to raise funds for breast cancer awareness and treatment.
Have a drink at our old time fountain on the Southwest corner of Michigan Avenue and Maple Street. There are spots for people, horses, and dogs!
Officer Little and his horse Boomer patrole along Michigan Avenue.
Meet Leonard the Lumberjack, the Big Rapids Downtown Business Association's Bulldog. The result of "The Year of the Dawg" Leadership Mecosta project, there are numerous bulldogs displayed all across town. Grab a map from the Mecosta County Convention and Visitor's Bureau and try to find them all!
Discover the past as you walk along Michigan Avenue in Downtown Big Rapids. Several buildings have historical markers, can you find them all? Which buildings look the same? Which have been dramatically altered or completely razed? Which buildings are on the Michigan Historic Register?
Big Rapids is one of best places you could ever find to call 'home.'
–Bob Patterson, Downtown Business Association President