Board Meeting Schedule

  • July 15, 2014@ 8:30am
  • August 19, 2014 @ 6:00pm
  • September 16, 2014
  • Oct. 21, 2014 @6:00 pm
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Garden City
Downtown Development Authority
29213 Ford Road
Garden City, MI. 48135
Office Hours: 10am-3pm, M-F
Office 734.261.2830
Fax 734.261.6604


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Garden City's Seventh Annual Chili Cook Off!

The Garden City Downtown Development Authority will be holding the 7th Annual Chili Cook-Off at the Farmer’s Market lot located at the Town Center shopping center at the NE corner of Ford and Middlebelt Roads. The Chili Cook-Off will take place from 11:00am until 6:00pm on Saturday, October 11, 2014. Cash prizes will be awarded again this year in several categories!

Here is what the DDA needs from you to make this another SUPER successful Chili Cook Off!

WE NEED CHILI! Talk to your neighbors, your friends, get a team together, come out and show us what you can do! Our Chili Cook Off continually sells out and attracts hundreds of area residents.

WE NEED SPONSORS! Get your business name out there, we offer several sponsor opportunities.

WE NEED VENDORS! Do you have a product to sell? Do you dabble in arts and crafts? Or maybe just want to promote your organization? Spend the day with us in Merchants Alley.

In addition to the great chili, we’ll have hot dogs, a beer tent, a bake sale, live music and much, much more!

We’ll have lots of stuff for the kids to do too! Wagon rides to transport everyone between the Chili Cook off and the Garden City Fire Station Open House. Face painting and a dunk tank with a few of our local ‘celebrities’ take their turn.

The 4th Annual” Hot Chili and Hot Rods”, car & motorcycle show will have awards in several different car classes.

If you are interested in registering a chili team, sponsorship opportunities, being a vendor, volunteering for the event, or have questions, please contact the Garden City DDA office at 734-261-2830 or e-mail For more information on the events or to download the applications, please visit our downloads page .

Garden City's Flea Circus

Hoarders and Neat Freaks Unite!

Garden City’s 1st Lucky Squirrel Festival will be held on Saturday, May 31st. The Lucky Squirrel Festival will boast a combination craft show, flea market and swap meet in one.

So get busy cleaning out that basement or garage, put your creative gloves on and join us to sell, browse or find that special treasure you can’t live without.

The festival will be held in the Farmers Market lot located at Ford and Middlebelt in the Towne Center Shopping Center area from 10am – 3pm.

Come join us for an adventure filled day of treasure hunting and while you’re in the Downtown area make sure you visit our local retailers.


Vendor Application