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On October 9-10, 2015, Cadillac will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the KISS Homecoming at Cadillac High School. The legendary rock band KISS visited the small town of Cadillac in 1975 to connect with their football team and perform a concert in the gym, a story that has become iconic in Rock and Roll history.
This year’s homecoming coincides with the 120th Anniversary of Cadillac Viking football, so special festivities are being planned. The weekend will include: The homecoming football game, KISS-themed additions to the homecoming parade, a re-creation of the concert in the gym (featuring the World’s Best KISS Tribute Band – Mr. Speed), the unveiling of a permanent KISS monument, walking tours of KISStorical markers at significant spots around town, promotions by local businesses, and much more.
Joy Vandrie, Director of the Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau, expects the weekend will have great appeal to KISS fans. “This event will garner world wide attention and not only attract many visitors to Cadillac for this unique weekend, but also establish Cadillac as a permanent KISS tourism destination.”
The KISS Cadillac Homecoming is a collaborative event with Cadillac Area Festival & Events, Cadillac Area Public Schools, the Cadillac Viking Athletic Boosters, and the Cadillac Band Boosters. All NET proceeds from the event will benefit the two booster clubs.
A committee of local citizens and many volunteers are working hard to make this event a success. Committee member Jim Neff, the person responsible for bringing KISS to Cadillac in 1975, adds: “We have the total backing of KISS and their management at McGhee Entertainment. The goal for everyone involved is to do something positive for the City of Cadillac and the students at Cadillac High School.”
A schedule of events, ticket information for the KISS tribute concert featuring Mr. Speed, sponsorship opportunities, and ways for KISS fans to donate to the monument fund will be announced soon.
KISS Cadillac Homecoming 40th Anniversary – Instagram Photos
Here are the latest photos of the KISS Cadillac Homecoming via Instagram (hashtag #kisscadillac). Do you have an instagram account? Tag your KISS Cadillac Homecoming instagram photos with #kisscadillac and they will appear here in our KISS Cadillac Homecoming Instagram Photo Stream.
The perfect family, winter activity kicks off in January, with the “Learn to Ski & Snowboard Month.” Sundays in January*, February* & March are Family Fun-Day Sundays. Caberfae Peaks invites all families to spend some time on the slopes and learn to ski & snowboard together. Package includes lift tickets, ski or snowboard rentals and a beginner group lesson for a family of three from 3 pm to close for only $59. Additional family members are only $15 each. Must have coupon to qualify for discount.
Presentation of a completed coupon at the ticket office is required to obtain the Family Fun-Day rate. See our WEB COUPON for more information.
Beginner group lessons are available at 3:30 pm, 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Please note that once rented, skis may be switched to snowboard for $15, or a snowboard may be switched to skis for $15.
Join us to enjoy a unique and scenic tour of Northern Michigan in the springtime!
Tickets – $25 for adults, $12.50 for children ages 6 to 12, children 6 and under are free.
Tickets are available at the Cadillac Area Visitors Bureau, ONLY cash or checks will be accepted. Sale starts Wednesday, April 20th at 9am. Please note, ticket quantities are limited – day of purchases may not be available! (more…)
Set on 100+ acres of pristine farmland and surrounded by natural hardwoods within the Manistee National Forest, Hoxeyville Music Festival is a testament to pure north country peace and celebration.
Hoxeyville boasts two stages featuring national touring artists, as well as the best and brightest Michigan talent. With an intimate capacity of three thousand and an amazing lineup, 2016 is not to be missed!
The site is strategically located near various mountain biking trails and the Pine River—a national wild and scenic river—world class blue-ribbon trout stream and a renowned paddle sports playground. Kestelwoods restaurant, party store and campground is a convenient five minute walk from the festival grounds.
Festival entrance opens at 10 a.m. on Friday August 19.
Early Bird ticket holders will not be allowed in on Thursday, August 18. No early entry will be allowed, please do not arrive early.
Wristbands must be worn at all times while on the festival site—no exceptions.
You will be charged double the face value ticket price if you are on site without a wristband and possibly charged with trespassing and ejected.
All sales are final.
No refunds will be issued. This is a rain or shine event.
The initial lineup of artists confirmed for this year’s event include:
Joshua Davis Quartet
Luke Winslow King
Airborne or Aquatic
Horseshoes & Hand…
Lindsay Lou & FB
Eggs Bernard & the Electrons
Whistle Stop Revue
Big Dudee Roo
Nik James &
Cold Tone Harvest
Gifts or Creatures
Mark Lavengood’s Bluegrass Experience
Herb & Hanson
Deep Fried Pickle Project
5K & 10K:
14 & under | 15-19 | 20-24 | 25-29 | 30-34 | 35-39 | 40-44 | 45-49 | 50-54 | 55-59 | 60-64 | 65-69 I 70-74 I 75-79 I 80-84 I 85 and over
Cadillac Adventure Triathlon:
14-19 | 20-24 | 25-29 | 30-34 | 35-39 | 40-44 | 45-49 | 50-54 | 55-59 | 60-64 | 65-69 I 70-74 I 75-79 I 80-84 I 85 and over
Stand Up Paddleboard:
The SUP will race the same triangle course as the Kayak portion of the Adventure Triathlon (see map below). Timing will be done via a timing chip for accuracy. First place awards only for this event in all age groups for both male and female categories.
SUP Age groups are as follows:
15-25 | 26-35 | 36-45 | 46-55 | 55 & over
Kids Fun Run:
This race lets everyone in on the fun! These age appropriate distances provide fun for the racers and great photo ops for parents and grandparents. Start the running flame in your future Olympian. All racers receive a runners bib and a “finishers medal.” The Kids Fun Run and events are free.
2016 is the 44th year of the 10K, the longest continually running 10K in Michigan. The “festival” will include vendors and live music. Come join us!
When: Saturday September 3rd, 2016
Time: 9:00 A.M.
Where: Cadillac City Park & Rotary Pavilion area on Lake Street – Cadillac, MI
We are sorry to report the Cadillac Festival of Races is cancelled for 2019. We have seen a steady decline in participants over the last 4-5 years and this year is no exception. Please know if you have already registered to run/bike/board or if your business has so generously sponsored, you will received a full refund. If anyone has questions, they can be directed to our email address firstname.lastname@example.org. ... See MoreSee Less
A loss for our community. Longest running 10k in Michigan I believe. And one of, if not THE, first adventure type multi-sport events in Michigan. The venue, awards, race environment and support over the years have been some of the best I’ve personally experienced compared to numerous races I’ve participated in throughout the state. Thank you for the years of effort trying to maintain and grow this event in our community.
I ran in this race the last two years, and won silver in my age group last year. I had a blast and will miss this event, but I also understand the reason for cancelling it. Thank you Gus, as well as all the volunteers, for putting on such a fun and exciting race. Hopefully, this event can make a comeback at some point.
I was planning on signing up in the next few weeks. Great race! 😢
I so appreciate all you and your volunteers have done to bring quality racing to Cadillac. After doing about 40 of Cadillac‘s Labor Day races, it will seem different thiis year.
Absolutely loved this event! So sad to see it cancelled. I’ll miss the cool shirts too...
it was great while it lasted and THANK YOU to all that made it happen over the years!!
We think there are simply too many competing events in the region and interest has changed from races in our format to “color runs” mud runs and obstacle course racing.
We’ve seen a very sharp decline in registrations and sponsorship, to the point we had to decide to either loose a lot of money or pull the plug. We are a non profit that has donated to worthy causes in our community over the years. It is really unfortunate to see it end after a very very long continuous “run”
That is sad. I have run this race once. I live in Owosso and we have a festival of races during our Curwood Festival. Less than 35 people finished the half this year. They may as well put a fork in that one as well. Each year the numbers go down.
I’m just gonna live in my race shirts and weep. It was great. I wish planning and volunteering was all cheaper and easier. I’ve always wished we could have a mud run or obstacle race or bubble run or foam run or foam glow or anything not around here. But I know that takes lots of 💰 and lots of people and of course participants. Really sad to see the longest running 10k go bye bye. But as a volunteer for this and many organizations, I totally understand.
My favorite race last year and my first overall win which I'll never forget. I really liked this race and sad to see it being cancelled but understand
I'm sad and disappointed, but understand the enormous amount of resources it takes for an event like this. I had planned to participate in the adventure tri, shame on me for not registering early to show support for this event.
Thanks for the years of races!
That's too bad😞 look forward to it every year
I’m sorry to see it’s ended...
But honestly today is the first time I’ve ever heard about the race,and I’ve lived in Cadillac for 8 years and lake city for 25 before that...I’m just wondering if maybe there wasn’t enough people aware of it? Because I’ve talked to many others that have also never known about it and they are also from the area...
I’m so sad! I have run this race, since 2012, the year after I met my husband.
This is exactly what happened to the “Ride for A Cause” for our local Oasis ...it use to bring in thousands for Oasis and after a decade dwindled to nothing ... unfortunate. In Wexford county when I looked at the non-profits we were trying to support back than it was 140!! A very generous community however it’s just a rotating movement of the same money - people can’t donate or participate in everything ..
Karen Shuboy Sullivan, gee I wonder why I quit this race 4 or 5 years ago....
Really? I'm surprised that it has declined so much.
I would love to do it but since back surgery I don’t run anymore....I’m sorry to see it go
This post is getting an enormous amount of eyeballs and responses, which is heart warming, but why do the 3770 people that saw this not sign up and participate?
It’s not like we don’t want to do the race...
You can’t even just put on a 5k or the 10k? This is the longest running 10k. That would be terrible to just end that like that
Very sorry to hear this news,thanks for this special event,will miss
Cadillac Festival of Races presented a check for $4000 to Single Track Sisters Fat Bike Team yesterday. They will use the money to buy much needed tools & equipment and they hope to expand the team! We were also able to donate to After 26, Cadillac Jaycees and Full Potential Adventures. Thank you again to everyone who sponsored, donated, participated and volunteered! We are able to do some really great things for our community because of you! ... See MoreSee Less
Established in 2009, the Cadillac Craft Beer Festival has grown leaps and bounds to include the best in local libations, food & music. This year is expected to be the best yet with expansions in nearly every aspect of our celebration. There is something for everyone, so come enjoy our beautiful City Park with your friends. The best in Michigan Beer & Cider along with…
Our 4th Annual Homebrew Competition
Tailgate & Yard Games
Food & Retail Vendors
1st Annual “Beer Run”
Live Music from the Zak Bunce Project, Delilah DeWylde & the Lost Boys, and our headliners The Crane Wives!!
LIMITED TICKET QUANTITIES AVAILABLE! ONLINE TICKETS AVAILABLE MAY 5, 2015.
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Did you know you can purchase Downtown Cadillac Gift Vouchers for loved ones during the holidays that they can turn into Craft Beer Fest tickets next spring? Vouchers available at Horizon Books-Cadillac, The Sweet Shop and Cadillac Tuxedo. ... See MoreSee Less
Fall is here![Beer Release] Cooler weather calls for another barrel-aged #PrivateStache release, Bourbon Barrel Aged Sustenance Black Beer! This Schwarzbier (German for Black Lager) has been patiently waiting in barrels for 10 months and is finally ready. Bourbon Barrel Aged Sustenance Black Beer (9.6% ABV - 24 IBU) is rich and complex with that light and crisp finish of a lager we all love. Grab a bottle exclusively from Short’s Mart this weekend!
Thank you all for making our 10th annual festival the best one yet!! Many thanks to our sponsors, brew and food vendors, some great musical talent, our committee and event staff, our army of generous VOLUNTEERS, and all others who came and joined us to celebrate on a beautiful fall day by the lake with a pretty stellar representation of the Michigan beer, cider, Meade and distillery scene!! Please reach out to us if you are interested in the planning and/or execution of this event in 2020, as we are always trying to make improvements and have more fun!! In the meantime, save the date - 9/26/2020 🍻 ... See MoreSee Less
Shoutouts to our Sunday clean up crew in the park, and the Cadillac Viking Volleyball team for cleaning up and unloading everything back to storage! Share your festival pics from yesterday with us in the comments below! #ccbeerfest2019... See MoreSee Less