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A Little Bit of Big Rapids History Video
The Downtown Farmers' Market is held May-October on Tuesdays 1:00pm-6:00pm and Fridays 8:00am-2:00pm at the City Hall Parking Lot
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!
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?
In our Historic Downtown you can shop all day, take a break at a beauty salon or yoga studio, or just hang out for some entertainment.
Our historical downtown is filled with great places to sit and relax.
Big Rapids is one of best places you could ever find to call 'home.'
–Bob Patterson, Downtown Business Association President