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                                                                          Mecosta County!

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  • Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 10th to be in

    Historical Downtown Big Rapids

    As the Mecosta County CVB is proud to host the 

    Back to the Bricks®

    Heritage Promo Tour Car Show!

    Line up for the Parade of Cars will begin at the Holiday Inn Big Rapids on Perry Street at 4:30pm. Over 200 cars will be led by our own Big Rapids Public Safety Department to downtown Big Rapids.  Grab your friends and family for this spectacular array of classic, vintage, one of kind and new model cars cruising through to downtown Big Rapids.  A detailed parade route will posted soon.

    Upon arrival of the 200 plus Back to the Bricks® cars to downtown Big Rapids they will be joining vehicles from our local car clubs, River Valley Car Club and Canadian Lakes Cruisers, for a car show unlike any other.

    Kick off for the car show will begin at approximately 5:00pm with a Welcome Ceremony and then the fun will have just begun.  From 5:00pm -9:00 enjoy viewing 250 vehicles from Back to the Bricks®, or local car clubs and from our Premier Sponsor McDonald Dodge.

    In addition to these gorgeous vehicles on display enjoy the Quilters Glory Quilt Show at the Big Rapids Middle School, just a short walk away, from 10:00am – 8:00pm.   All throughout downtown Big Rapids an array of other activities will also be taking place.

    Enjoy a guided tour of local, historical buildings such as the Old Jail (Rumor has it that some of the inmates never completely left….), Berglund House and Nesbit Fairman Building.  Local artists will also be downtown capturing the day’s activities live on canvas and drawing pads.  Be sure to participate in the downtown Poker Run for a chance to win one of eight $25.00 gift certificates.  While experiencing all of these great activities be sure to enjoying the unique and one of kind shops.  You’ll want to take something home to remember this special day with.

    With all of this excitement occurring downtown we are sure you find yourself either hungry, thirsty or both. Yes, we have that taken care of for you as well with local restaurants, street side cafes, breweries and vendors.  Crankers Coney Island will be featuring specials, live entertainment and a Craft Beer Tent.

    At 7:00pm get ready to get your noise on!  The Rev Car/Loudest Car Contest will take place near the corner of Pine St. and Michigan Avenue.  Signs will be posted at the event area.

    At 8:30pm Trophies for Best of Show, Mayors Choice, Convention & Visitors Bureau Choice and 27 other categories will be announced.  Be sure to cheer on your favorite make and model.

    Although the car show itself will come to a conclusion at 9:00pm there is still a lot of fun to be had at our local restaurants, bars and breweries.   Dial-A-Ride services will be available to take you back to your hotel safely for the evening if needed.  Their DoubleMap is available for either Android or Apple devises. 

    Stayed tuned for more information on this exciting day in Downtown Big Rapids!

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  • Places to Stay

     Country Inn & Suites

    15344 Walden Way
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    (231)527-9000
    1-800-456-4000
    www.countryinnsuites.com

    Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center

    1005 Perry Street
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    (231)796-4400
    1-800-Holiday
    www.hibigrapids.com

    Quality Inn & Suites

    1705 S. State St.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    (231)592-5150
    1-877-592-5150
    www.QualityInn.com

    Super 8 Motel

    845 Water Tower Rd.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    (231)796-1588
    1-800-800-8000
    www.super8.com

    The Inn at St. Ives

    9940 St. Ives Dr.
    Stanwood, MI 49346
    (231)972-4837
    1-800-972-4837
    www.stivesgolf.com

    Morley Motel 

    2097 Northland Dr.
    Morley, MI 49336
    (231) 856-7820