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Pontiac, MI

Pontiac is a city in the U.S. state of Michigan, located near Metro Detroit. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 59,515. It is the county seat of Oakland County, and about 12 miles (19 km) north and slightly west of the Detroit city limits. Founded in 1818, Pontiac is notably the first European-American organized settlement of a town within the interior of Michigan, with the exception of Dearborn, Michigan, which is in close proximity to Detroit. It was named after Pontiac, a war chief of the Ottawa people, who had occupied that area before the European settlers. The city achieved its widest reputation for its General Motors automobile manufacturing plants of the 20th century, which were the basis of its economy and contributed to the wealth of the region. These included Fisher Body, Pontiac East Assembly (a.k.a. Truck & Coach/Bus), which manufactured GMC products, and the Pontiac Motor Division. In the city's heyday, this was the primary automobile assembly plant where the famed Pontiac cars were produced and was named after the city (the Pontiac name was discontinued by General Motors in 2010). The city of Pontiac also was home to Oakland Motor Car Company, which was acquired by General Motors in 1909. The city built the Pontiac Silverdome, the stadium that hosted the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL) from 1975 until 2002 when the team returned to downtown Detroit. Super Bowl XVI was played at the Silverdome in 1982. The stadium was demolished in 2017.

Wednesday, February 21st 2018

5:30pm
Monthly Community Meeting

Join our monthly community meetings to hear updates regarding our downtown and share your own good news! 4:30 pm - 5:30 PM: Monthly Help Desk for Pontiac's Big Idea Grant Program 5:00…

Main Street Pontiac
31 N. Saginaw, Pontiac, MI 48342, Indian Hill Wine Cellar
Event Series

Thursday, February 22nd 2018

6:00pm
Ponopoly Tournament

It’s that time of the year again for Ponopoly (Pontiac Monopoly)! Have you always wanted to own the city's best buildings and businesses? Make sure you get out to…

Indian Hill Wine Cellar
31 N. Saginaw St., Pontiac, MI 48342

Saturday, February 24th 2018

9:30am
WWBC - ImagiNATION Series Part 1

Welcome to the ImagiNATION Series: From Imagination to Manifestation---Together! This event will be our VERY FIRST WWBC event of 2018 year and the beginning of the 2018 ImagiNATION series! During this…

Wonder Woman Breakfast Club
31 N. Saginaw, Pontiac, MI 48342, Enter the building through the Lawrence St entrance.
6:00pm
Blaxican Pop Up Dinner

What happens when the Chef of the Day is half African American and half Mexican? He combines his cultures together for a unique take on tacos, catfish, tres leches cake,…

Alley Cat Cafe
31 N Saginaw St., Pontiac, MI 48342, Wine Cellar or Main Floor- TBD

Sunday, March 4th 2018

3:00pm
Chili Cookoff - 1st annual

1st ever chili cookoff! Come try our contestants chili or enter your own. 50/50 raffle at 5:30pm. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners announced at 6pm. …

Pontiac's Little Art Theatre
7 North Saginaw Street, Pontiac, MI 48342

Friday, March 16th 2018

7:30pm
Micah 6 Community Fundraiser-Garden of Cocktails

Micah 6 Community is having their Second Garden of Cocktails Fundraiser! Three mixologists go head-to-head with created drinks using fresh fruits and vegetables. Winner at the end of the night…

Micah 6 Community
154 N Saginaw Street, Pontiac, MI 48342

Wednesday, March 21st 2018

5:30pm
Monthly Community Meeting

Join our monthly community meetings to hear updates regarding our downtown and share your own good news! 4:30 pm - 5:30 PM: Monthly Help Desk for Pontiac's Big Idea Grant Program 5:00…

Main Street Pontiac
31 N. Saginaw, Pontiac, MI 48342, Indian Hill Wine Cellar
Event Series

Wednesday, April 18th 2018

5:30pm
Monthly Community Meeting

Join our monthly community meetings to hear updates regarding our downtown and share your own good news! 4:30 pm - 5:30 PM: Monthly Help Desk for Pontiac's Big Idea Grant Program 5:00…

Main Street Pontiac
31 N. Saginaw, Pontiac, MI 48342, Indian Hill Wine Cellar
Event Series

Wednesday, May 16th 2018

5:30pm
Monthly Community Meeting

Join our monthly community meetings to hear updates regarding our downtown and share your own good news! 4:30 pm - 5:30 PM: Monthly Help Desk for Pontiac's Big Idea Grant Program 5:00…

Main Street Pontiac
31 N. Saginaw, Pontiac, MI 48342, Indian Hill Wine Cellar
Event Series

Wednesday, June 20th 2018

5:30pm
Monthly Community Meeting

Join our monthly community meetings to hear updates regarding our downtown and share your own good news! 4:30 pm - 5:30 PM: Monthly Help Desk for Pontiac's Big Idea Grant Program 5:00…

Main Street Pontiac
31 N. Saginaw, Pontiac, MI 48342, Indian Hill Wine Cellar
Event Series