Downtown Flowers

Flourishing Together!

Flowers make an appearance all over Downtown Iron Mountain in late May every year. The amount of volunteer effort and financial support received from businesses and people around the community are essential ingredients in making it happen.

The Downtown Flowers Signature Sponsor for the 2024 season is RiZE, an Iron Mountain based business with 4 locations throughout the central and western Upper Peninsula. Their significant financial support enables the DDA to source flowers and gardening materials before preparations begin in earnest in mid-May. In addition, their employee volunteers are a much appreciated resource at planting time in late May.

Our Signature Sponsors help the DDA make a big difference in keeping Downtown Iron Mountain beautiful and vibrant, along with all of the other sponsors, supporters, and volunteers who step up every year!

A Community Effort

The DDA works with a cadre of volunteers who come together in the spring every year to install flowers and plants in 40 hanging baskets, 48 sidewalk planters, and 12 small “pocket” gardens throughout Downtown Iron Mountain. The work is never done, however, as all of the baskets, planters, and gardens require watering and maintenance throughout the summer. Even with much volunteer effort and a few donations of materials, the total cost is approximately $12,000 to $14,000 per year.

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The other key component of the beautification process is the sponsors and donations that help the DDA pay for flowers & plants, dirt, mulch, fertilizer, and the hardware required to make it all function. Given the size of this program, the DDA needs and accepts donations from individuals, community organizations, and sponsors.

Many thanks to our sponsors and supporters!

Beautification Bracelets!

In partnership with our downtown neighbor, Erickson Jewelers, the DDA has created limited edition “beautification bracelets.” They are available in several different colors and are available in limited quantities. Fifteen percent of every purchase goes directly into the fund for planting flowers downtown around June 1 every year.

To see the bracelets, just go to Erickson Jewelers in Downtown Iron Mountain!

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Get Involved!

Our Beautification Committee meets on the first Tuesday of each month. This committee is made up of volunteers who seek to make Downtown Iron Mountain an attractive and enticing place.  Please contact us if you would like to get involved.

Another great way to be involved is by making a financial contribution to the Downtown Flowers project. Your business can become a sponsor and get your logo, with a link to your business website or social media page, on this web page for year for as little as $500. Individuals can donate anywhere from $25 to $500 either online or by sending a check, payable to “Iron Mountain DDA,” to the Iron Mountain Downtown Development Authority at 501 S. Stephenson Ave., Iron Mountain MI  49801.

The DDA also has IM Downtown Flower T Shirts available in two different colors, and in most sizes. These also help to support the Downtown Flowers project as well as local business that print the shirts. You can get yours at Out to Lunch this summer or contact us.

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