Special Events

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September2021
Central States Threshermen’s ReunionThis event doesn’t take place downtown, but it’s such a big event we’d be remiss to leave it off our list! For a full event schedule click here.
DailyThreshermen’s Park
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September2021
Farmers’ MarketThe Pontiac Farmers’ Market is held every Saturday morning June through October on the historic courthouse lawn.
8:00AM-12:00PMDowntown Square
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September2021
Annual Threshermen’s ParadeStep off will be at 1:15 PM on Sunday, September 5 and will follow it’s traditional route (from Lincoln School to Mill St, north to Madison, east to Main, and north on Main. Entry forms can be picked up at the Pontiac Area Chamber of Commerce office (210 N. Plum St.) or at Pontiac City Hall (115 W. Howard St.) and can be returned to either place. There is no entry fee to participate in the parade. Entry forms should be returned no later than August 13 – late entries will be placed at the end of the parade. Interested volunteers can contact the Chamber at 815-844-5131. Questions should also be directed to the Chamber. We are excited for the opportunity to support this treasured community tradition! Be sure and visit the Central States Threshermen’s Reunion as well, running September 2-6 at the Threshermen’s Park.
  
7:00-9:00PMBand Shell
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September2021
Farmers’ Market
8:00AM-12:00PMDowntown Square
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September2021
Heritage Arts and Crafts at the Jones HouseHeritage Arts and Crafts will be demonstrated including spinning, gardening, weaving, bobbin lace, metal forging, clay pottery, woodworking, quilting, hand sewing, and knitting as well as kids games. Food and drink will be available for purchase and there will be a silent auction for some of the arts and crafts.
10:00AM-3:00PMJones House
314 E Madison
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September2021
3rd Saturday Howard Street Vintage MarketJoin Pop’s Pop Up and the surrounding businesses the 3rd Saturday of every month as they present the 3rd Saturday Flea Market. The market features a variety of unique and one-of-a-kind items as well as food vendors and activities.
10:00AM-4:00PM517 W Howard
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September2021
Historic Homes Open HousesJoin all three of our historic homes for open houses the third Saturday of each month. All three houses will be open to the public from 1:00-3:00. The Yost House is located at 298 W Water St, the Jones House is located at 314 E Madison St, and the Strevell House is located at 401 W Livingston St.
1:00PM-3:00PMHistoric Houses
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September2021
Cruise NightSeptember’s Cruise Night has been moved to Humiston-Riverside Park in conjunction with the Rockin’ at the River Concert.
5:00-8:00PMDowntown Square
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September2021
Rockin’ at the River – Rick Lindy and the Wild OnesThe final Rockin’ at the River concert of 2021 is going to be more of a party than the previous concerts. Saturday, September 18 Rick Lindy and the Wild Ones will be playing at the band shell in Humiston Riverside Park from 7:00-9:00. Additionally, the final cruise night of the year will be taking place in the east half of the park where they will be joined by Pontiacs in town for the annual GTO weekend from 5:00-9:00. To add to the atmosphere, food vendors and food trucks will be set up in the park. Additionally, the United Way will be set up with a beer tent as a fundraiser. To ensure a safe and fun time is had by all, fencing will be set up
around the perimeter of the concert area with three entrance points. All coolers will be checked upon entrance. Food and nonalcoholic beverages are permitted, but no outside alcoholic drinks will be allowed into the concert
7:00PMBand Shell

All events subject to change do to the changing Covid-19 situation. We ask that all customers and guests respect the rules set forth by the establishment they’re visiting for the health and safety of everyone.