Festivals & Events

Welcome to Clare, Michigan!!

We are very excited to bring you the very best our wonderful city has to offer.  






July Computer Classes

@ PMDL & Harrison DL

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Business Workshops
For Busy Entrepreneurs

- Creating a Strong Marketing Funnel

Learn how to build a marketing funnel for your business to make your marketing efforts more efficient and effective. This webinar will help you determine how to cultivate your leads, moving them from step-to-step of your pipeline for more sales and better customer retention.

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- Starting a Business Webinar

This introductory seminar covers the process of starting and operating a business, evaluating market potential for products/services, costs and financing options, plus business planning for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started.

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- How Business Credit Can Help Your Business Grow

Did you know your business has its own credit reports and scores? Do you know how to leverage yours for better terms with vendors, increased financing options, business opportunities and more? Are you familiar with the small business FICO score used to screen many SBA loan applications? If you didn't answer "yes" to all these questions, join us to learn how to build and use business credit to your advantage.












Farmers Market on 4th

When: First Friday of the Month
          June 9th - July 7th - Aug 4 - Sept 1

The Farmers market on 4th Street is returning to Downtown Clare this summer! Once a month from June through September, come to the historic depot to buy your produce and other goods form our various local vendors. Bring the family to this event starting on June 9th from 11am until 8pm; it is a great way to involve and excite children in local produce and healthy eating by buying directly from the farmer. Stop by on your way to the lake for the weekend, or just come out and enjoy the charm of Downtown Clare!


If you are interested in being a vendor there is still time! For more vendor information or if you have any questions, please visit the Clare Are Chamber of Commerce website at claremichigan.com or give us a call at (989)386-2442.



Summer Concert Series

When: June 8th - Aug 17th
Thursday Evenings 6pm - 8pm
Where: Under the water tower at Clare City Park

During the "Summer Fun" dates there will be a kids game or craft station at each of our June and July concerts to celebrate the summer!!








515 Gallery Presents Open Studio Exhibit

When:  July 15th
6pm to 8pm

Where: 515 Gallery

Clare’s 515 Gallery is excited to showcase 18 artists in a unique exhibit, “Open Studio” July 1-29.   The opening reception for these talented artists will be Saturday, July 15 from 6-8 pm at 515 Gallery in downtown Clare (next to Cops & Doughnuts).   Each artist is presenting a behind the scenes look at their creative process as they prepare for Artwalk Central competition in Mt. Pleasant.  Saturday morning Culture & Coffee artist talks will be held on July 8 & 22 at 11:00 am.  Mark your July calendar for 515 Gallery’s free public events celebrating these amazing artists:  Jan Alfano, Jeff Best, Laura Coffee, Edward Evans, Joanne Grabinski, Stephen Grewe, Rebecca Hastings, Ian Humphres, Kim Kleinhardt, Betty Klooster Tyler, Hannah Lucas, Diane Mooradian, Steven Parkhurst, Jeanne Rouston, Judy Thurston, Julie Tyslicky, Ryan Watkins, Al Wildey

Kim Kleinhardt – 515 Gallery
515 N. McEwan St.,  Clare, MI   48617
(989) 233-4313








Summer Water Camp

When:  July 17th
9am to 3pm

Where: Shamrock Park

The City of Clare presents, The Wonders of Water Day Camp. This program is full of educational and fun activities for children interested in learning about water information, experimentation and recreation. Camp will be held Monday, July 17 at Shamrock Park from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. pm for children five to ten years of age. This program is free to registrants. Lunch will be provided on behalf of the Brankel Family.








Homeless Veterans Bowl-A-Thon

When: July 23rd 6pm to 8pm

Cost is $25 and includes 2 games shoes and Pizza

50/50 Drawing

Collecting donation for our Veterans!



This captivating dance concert is perfect for the whole family, whether you're new to viewing dance or not, this accessible and skillful performance will delight all the senses. 


































Third Coast Dance Company

When: Aug 4th @ 8pm

Where: The Venue at 501 in downtown Clare

“In The Blue Hour” is about living life in a continually shifting state (uncertainty) and how we navigate it - chaos or order. Seven women in simple white costumes navigate the intimate and untraditional stage space of The Venue; trading roles, dancing together and apart, the result is an enigmatic dance that is brave, humorous, and hopeful. “In The Blue Hour” takes its cue from the the French expression “l'heure bleue” which is the period of twilight each morning and evening where there is neither full daylight nor complete darkness.   

Choreographer Kristen Bennett, one of two the co-founders of Third Coast Dance Company grew up in central Michigan; her early training was in jazz and rhythm-based dance forms, she continues to practice and teach many different styles of dance including jazz, tap, ballet, modern, hip-hop, musical theatre and social dance. Kristen earned her B.A. in Dance and English from Grand Valley State University. Lynn Bowman, also a co-founder, grew up in Iowa, has a B.A. in Theater/Dance and studied dance in London and attended the University of Iowa as an Iowa Arts Fellow and completed her MFA in Dance with a specialization in Choreography.

Third Coast Dance Company (TCDC) is a mid-Michigan based dance company that is committed to creating local, quality, accessible modern dance. The goal of TCDC is to make dances about the people, place, and community that they inhabit while taking an experiential and collaborative approach to dance creation, education, and performance. Launching the company in April of 2016 with three professional dancers, the company has tripled in size and has been a smashing success. Kristen and Lynn noted that Central Michigan was bursting at the seams with dance studios and higher education programs for dancers but lacked a professional modern dance company. The performance’s Up North mark the middle of TCDC's 2017 Summer tour of Michigan.

The performance begins at 8:00 PM, the Venue will be open for purchasing tickets and seating at 7:00 PM. The Venue at 501 is a new addition to Historical Clare's downtown family of businesses. It’s located on the corner of 4th and McEwan Streets, Clare, MI, in the building formally home to the Mill End mercantile. The 100+ year old retail space has been remodeled and repurposed into a downtown Events Center.



Loved Ones
Butterflies in
the Park


Butterflies in the park

When: Aug 6th @ 1pm

Alma – Pine River Park, West Picnic Shelter, 620 S. Lincoln

Clare – Shamrock Park, 221 Wilcox Parkway

Gladwin – Riverwalk Place, 777 W. Cedar Avenue

Midland – Chippewassee Park, 101 Golfside Drive

Mt. Pleasant – Woodland Hospice House, 2597 S. Meridian Road

During the "Summer Fun" dates there will be a kids game or craft station at each of our June and July concerts to celebrate the summer!!







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