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First Concert of 2022 Announced!

Liz Vincent, Director of Community Enrichment for the City of Pontiac, is excited to announce the first Rockin’ at the River Concert of 2022! “We’re excited to bring these free, family-friendly concerts back to the community this year,” she said, “it’s been amazing watching people from throughout the community and beyond enjoy the beautiful setting […]

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Meet the Easter Bunny!

The Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance in Downtown Pontiac on Saturday, April 16! From noon to one, find him hopping in and out of stores throughout the Downtown. At one, he’ll make his way over to the Market 59 shops (on the north side of Block 59) and set up in one […]

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Downtown Pontiac Recognized for Outstanding Revitalization Efforts

Downtown Pontiac was awarded The Lieutenant Governor Revitalization Recognition for Outstanding Design. The recognition highlights projects, activities and events Illinois Main Street communities create and implement to advance successful work in Design, Organization, Economic Vitality and Promotions. Additionally, recognitions honor outstanding volunteers for their involvement in revitalizing their community through their Main Street Program. On […]

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Rockin’ at the River Concert MOVED

TONIGHT’S (June 24, 2021) Cielito Lindo Family Folk Music CONCERT IS MOVED TO The Eagle Performing Arts & Conference Center, 319 N Plum! It is still free and open to the public.  We have chairs set up and Lola’s will be here with their yummy food and Kiwanis will be set up with some goodies as well. We will be […]

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March Mellow Days

Downtown Pontiac is kicking off spring with March Mellow Days March 12-13, 2021! Participating retailers throughout the downtown district will be offering special promotions, deals, and celebrating the warmer weather that is (hopefully) here to stay! During this event the Easter Bunny will be on Block 59 (just south of the historic courthouse) for pictures […]

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Market 59

Do you have or do you know someone who has a passion or an idea for making, creating, or curating retail products? Maybe it’s time to test the waters! Market 59 is just the place before deciding to move into a storefront location.  Market 59 is an innovative approach to complement our downtown shops, restaurants, […]

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17 Shopping Days til Christmas!

That’s right! Most of our small businesses are closed one day per week (and some even more) so we’re down to 17 in person shopping days until Christmas Eve. Check out our Holiday Gift Guide to see which stores have websites you can use to shop 24/7 all season long (but if you choose to […]

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‘Tis the Season…

Holiday shopping season, that is! Independent retailers throughout Pontiac are kicking off the holiday season Friday and Saturday November 6-7 with the annual Jolly Trolley Retail Event; the perfect way to embrace the holiday spirit. Walk from shop to shop as you find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list (or just for yourself, […]

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Chocolate Fall Fantasy THIS WEEKEND

A local favorite, Chocolate Fall Fantasy offers delicious chocolate whips for sale at participating retailers for only $3. In addition to a delicious chocolate and caramel treat, each whip offers an extra surprise: either a coupon to a participating retailer OR a golden ticket redeemable for a gift certificate bundle. We encourage you to open […]

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