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Tourism & Events

Find out what is happening in the City and surrounding areas. View upcoming local events and find out more about the history and heritage of Hillsdale.

Upcoming Events

See the exciting events that are coming to the Hillsdale area.


Tourist Attractions

A wide variety of unique, locally-owned retail stores and restaurants add to Downtown's quaint, small-town atmosphere. Complimentary Wi-Fi service, available throughout Downtown, and free parking curbside and in all municipal lots enhances your visiting experience. Spend some time enjoying one of the numerous annual Downtown events like the Downtown Cruise-In, Sidewalk Sales, Mrs. Stock's Park Concerts, Harvest Fest and Progressive Party, and the Downtown Christmas Scavenger Hunt. There are many attractions located in the Hillsdale area.

Mrs Stocks Park 5-17-09


Farmers' Market

Come see what fresh and green really mean at the Hillsdale County Farmers' Market on the historic Courthouse Square, open seasonally each Saturday morning from mid-May through October.


Visit Hillsdale

Bordered by neighborhoods with statuesque old homes, Mrs. Stock's Park, and traversed by the Baw Beese Trail (a walking and biking path), Downtown Hillsdale is also just moments away from the Hillsdale Community Library, the Hillsdale County Fairgrounds, home of "The Most Popular Fair on Earth", and all-sports Baw Beese Lake and Sandy Beach recreation area. Hillsdale College, a renowned independent, liberal arts college, is located just "up the hill" from Downtown providing numerous arts and cultural opportunities for the community.

A National Register Historic District, Victorian-era Downtown Hillsdale is the center of government and commerce for Hillsdale County.

Located in the center of the industrial Midwest, Hillsdale is within miles of three major interstate highways (I-94, I-69, I-80/90) and is less than two hours from major airports in Detroit, Lansing, Toledo, Fort Wayne, South Bend and Kalamazoo. Battle Creek's free trade port is within an hour's drive.

Regional Map


Distance from Hillsdale to:

Coldwater, MI -- 25 miles
Jackson, MI -- 30 miles
Ann Arbor, MI -- 60 miles
Battle Creek, MI -- 60 miles
Kalamazoo, MI -- 75 miles
Lansing, MI -- 75 miles
Toledo, OH -- 80 miles
Fort Wayne, IN -- 80 miles
South Bend, IN -- 100 miles
Detroit, MI -- 100 miles
Grand Rapids, MI -- 130 miles
Cleveland, OH -- 185 miles
Chicago, IL -- 190 miles
Indianapolis, IN -- 200 miles