When it snows, cleanup crews get busy to make sure downtown is accessible to all.
Local downtown businesses host Santa and Mrs. Claus from 12pm-3pm on Saturdays from Thanksgiving to Christmas.
Our Annual Festival of Lights Christmas Parade Really Lights Up Downtown!
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!
Big Rapids is one of best places you could ever find to call 'home.'
–Bob Patterson, Downtown Business Association President