Downtown Events 2014
Need INFORMATION when at a Downtown Event? Look for our Downtown Ambassadors. These Volunteers would love to help and find out more about you and your visit to Downtown Hastings.
Friday, October 17th 6PM-8PM & Saturday, October 18th 11AM-6PM at the Spray Plaza
Come and enjoy a nice scenic walk or bike ride on the Hastings Riverwalk, a section of the Paul Henry Thornapple Trail. Click on the links below for more information on the Paul Henry Thornapple Trails featured in the 2014 Michigan Trails Magazine.
Hastings Fourth Annual
Downtown Sculpture Exhibit
APRIL 2014 through April 2015
This year's exhibit will features 24 unique sculptures placed at locations of close proximity for walking throughout downtown Hastings or enjoying a short car cruise. Seven of the sculptures, procured by Midwest Sculpture Initiative (MSI),were selected by an advisory committee of local residents, artists, art enthusiasts, and art instructors. Four of the sculptures are from local artists and there are 14 sculptures that have been purchased and gifted back to the City for permanent display. The project is supported by the Downtown Development Authority and the Thornapple Arts Council.
As an added feature to our brochure this year we have photos of community members with our past and present sculptures featured in our sculpture tours. If you have photos that you would like to be considered for next years brochure, please submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hastings Spray Plaza
OPENED in May of 2014
Hastings offers a quality of life that is desired by many as evidenced by being named one of the best small towns in America by Norman Crampton, author of “The 100 Best Small Towns in America." As a tight knit community with hometown pride, Hastings offers a quality of life for all citizens. Each season throughout the year brings about many downtown activities from the New Year's Eve Ball Drop, Pub Crawls, Ladies Night Out, and Annual Parades, Hastings is the city that offers everything for your family and friends to enjoy a night out!
Downtown Development Authority
The DDA has made large strides in downtown Hastings to provide an enjoyable atmosphere for all residents in and around Hastings. New downtown events have been created, streets and sidewalks have been improved, new storefronts have been restored, old curbing and drainage systems have been replaced, new decorative lampposts have been installed, and seasonal banners are displayed. New events and improvements will continue to advance.