DDA News

The full 2018 event schedule will be posted March 1st.

May 5th and September 22nd – Lucky Squirrel

Arts, Crafts, Antiques & More!

Outdoor Etsy-like venue with over 100 vendors – that’s over 10,000 sq-ft. full of goods!! Tons of Jewelry, outdoor yard art, pallet board creations, homemade soap, pet goods, art, crafts, vintage wares, books, toys, yard sale finds and bric-a-brac, just to name a few things! Food & baked goods for sale too! Come check it out!!

Events Held in 2017

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gc_flea_circusPhotos From the 2017 Flea Circus

9CF05071-04C2-45BC-9FD7-6DD54A3B4B7FPhotos From the May 13, 2017, Lucky Squirrel Event

DDA Committee Application

The DDA is inviting Garden City residents to apply to sit on one of our four committees: Marketing, Promotion, Design & Maintenance. Please download and complete the attached application and return it to the DDA office.

DDA Committee Application

Event Forms & Applications

The DDA Streetscape Maintenance contract is due no later than February 12, 2018 by 2:00pm at GC City Hall, 6000 Middle Belt, Garden City, MI 48135. Two copies in a sealed envelope are required.

DDA Maintenance Bid Form

May 5th Lucky Squirrel Flyer
September 22nd Lucky Squirrel Flyer
Lucky Squirrel Registration Form
Lucky Squirrel Vendor Rules
Lucky Squirrel Release & Waiver of Liability Agreement

Chili Cook Off Sponsor Registration Form

Amateur Chili Cooker’s Registration Form
Amateur Chili Cooker’s Rules

Restaurant Chili Cooker’s Registration Form
Restaurant Chili Cooker’s Rules

Car & Motorcycle Registration Form

2018 Schedule of Regular DDA Board Meetings

  • Tuesday January 16, 2018 8:30am
  • Tuesday February 20, 2018 8:30am
  • Tuesday March 20, 2018 8:30am
  • Tuesday April 17, 2018 8:30am
  • Tuesday May 15, 2018 8:30am
  • Tuesday June 19, 2018 8:30am
  • Tuesday July 17, 2018 8:30am
  • Tuesday August 21, 2018 8:30am
  • Tuesday September 18, 2018 8:30am
  • Tuesday October 16, 2018 8:30am
  • Tuesday November 20, 2018 8:30am
  • Tuesday December 18, 2018 8:30am

Agendas & Minutes of Board Meetings

What We Do

The mission of the Garden City Downtown Development Authority is to enhance the quality of life for Garden City residents through revitalization of the downtown district.

The DDA’s operating philosophy is built upon the principle that strengthening a core area benefits the entire community, improving property values not only in the core district, but throughout the community.

This is done by promoting economic growth, encouraging expansion of commercial enterprises in the downtown district, and by eliminating the causes of deterioration.

We also work with business leaders and community organizations to sponsor events in the downtown district such as the annual Chili Cookoff, Lucky Squirrel Festival, Willie the Pig Road Rally, and the Santaland Parade.

These events help draw city residents downtown and foster a sense of community.