Volunteering to help shape Downtown Wixom

Instantly when my family built our home in Wixom a little over four years ago, we could see a lot going on with activities and new businesses opening.  Everywhere I looked I would see a new house being built, a business opening, or a family-friendly activity being offered.  At one of the Summer Concerts, I saw the Wixom Downtown Development … Read More

Come celebrate all things downtown on September 23rd

The Wixom DDA will celebrate its annual Block Party on Saturday, September 23rd in Downtown Wixom. All the fun starts at 3:00 pm on Pontiac Trail, between Wixom and Old Wixom Roads. The community will enjoy local artisans, kid’s games and crafts, fowling, corn hole, local food trucks, and great music. Joining the Block Party this year are many new … Read More

Cloutier to remain Wixom DDA director through 2026-2027 fiscal year

The members of the city council have spoken and Laura Cloutier will continue in her position as the Executive Director for the City of Wixom’s Downtown Development Authority (DDA). Agreement details and council discussion Council members approved her new professional services agreement and the associated budget amendment at the June 13 meeting; the motion also authorized Mayor Patrick Beagle and … Read More

Summertime In Downtown Wixom

Warm days, sunny skies, and the sounds of summer fun will fill the air in Downtown Wixom. We are excited for the City of Wixom Parks and Recreation Department to host its summer concerts and family fun nights at Sibley Park starting June 1st. Residents and visitors will enjoy music and family fun every Thursday from June to the end … Read More

Downtown Wixom exploring a new public gathering space

The Wixom Downtown Development Authority, along with its Design Committee, has been exploring the possible build out of what would be called the West End Commons Area. This community space would be located at 31250 Old Wixom Road, bordering Wainstock Street and Pontiac Trail. The vision for this undeveloped parcel is to become a public space that would provide activities, … Read More

DDA’s Wixom Block Party, Lakes Area Community Coalition, team up for fun September 10

Laura Cloutier, executive director of the Wixom Downtown Development Authority (DDA), says Wixom’s Block Party is “going to be bigger and better than ever.” Part of that, she said, is due to partnerships with two other organizations. Joan Baert, executive director for Lakes Area Community Coalition (LACC), explained that the organization’s first-ever 5K run/walk, “Make a Move to Prevent Addiction” … Read More

Wixom DDA, Wednesdays in Wixom honored with Program on the Rise award from Main Street Oakland County

The Wixom Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was recently honored by Main Street Oakland County for their grassroots effort to support businesses in the restaurant and hospitality industry in the downtown district. Wednesdays in Wixom, an initiative by the Wixom DDA which surprises unsuspecting diners at any of the nine restaurants in downtown Wixom with a free meal, received the Program … Read More

Wixom DDA gearing up for summer of events

The Wixom Downtown Development Authority is gearing up for a summer full of events in downtown Wixom. Things will kick off this week with the City of Wixom’s summer concert series. Outdoor concerts will be held at Sibley Square Park every Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m., June 2 through August 18. Additionally, Family Fun Nights will be held from … Read More

DDA to surprise diners with free meal with ‘Wednesdays in Wixom’ initiative.

The holiday season may be over, but elves from the Wixom Downtown Development Authority are keeping the magic of the season going a little longer. Through their Wednesdays in Wixom program, which kicked off today, unsuspecting diners at any of the nine main restaurants in downtown Wixom may be surprised with a free meal as part of the initiative. Wixom … Read More

‘It’s exciting!’: The Junction, Wixom’s social district, officially open

A new social district that connects businesses and allows outdoor drinking in the heart of downtown Wixom is officially open. The Junction, Wixom’s downtown social district, opened for business last week, allowing participating businesses to sell alcohol to-go drinks and enable patrons 21+ to drink an alcoholic beverage on sidewalks and public areas within the social district boundaries. “It’s a … Read More