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2017 Dowagiac Ice Time Festival - Saturday, Feb 4

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A Warm Welcome
Dogwood are abundant to our area.Known as The Grand Old City of southwestern Michigan, Dowagiac is a fine location for your home and business, and is a wonderful community in which to raise your family. Longtime residents know it is here, the small-town American Dream still exists.

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While proximity to metropolitan communities of Kalamazoo and South Bend are advantageous, Dowagiac has developed and retained its unique character and high quality of life. In Dowagiac some of the best features of the Great Lakes State are visible and the relaxed pace of small-town life is always present.

We're an historic community, which is enjoying a great new spirit of confidence and revitalization. A healthy business climate, good schools, quality hospital and state-of-the-art community college - The Grand Old City has it all!

Our setting is enhanced by lush parks, wildlife areas, stately turn-of-the-century homes, fine churches, superb recreational resources and prosperous industrial, commercial and retail firms.

As you stroll our picturesque central business district, you'll find yourself amidst a friendly community, where passersby extend a warm smile and bid you a good day. Dowagiac's downtown is a pleasant meeting place for families and friends, who gather for concerts in the park, summertime festivals, holiday parades or simply to enjoy their day's end at one of our fine restaurants.
If you enjoy live theatre at its best, hearing the verse of a renowned author or the sweet harmony of vocalists, The Grand Old City is bountiful in cultural attractions. From Beckwith Theatre Company to the fine museum of Southwestern Michigan College and the Dogwood Fine Arts Festival, a multitude of cultural pleasures will please your palate.

Home to Michigan's breath-taking seasons, Dowagiac and its neighboring Sister Lakes are favorite vacation destinations, enjoyed year-round by local residents. Nestled within the Fruit Belt, the city is surrounded by rolling farmlands and abundant orchards. Outdoorsmen enjoy Cass County's 250 inland lakes and ponds, and picturesque golf courses.