Main Street Pontiac Welcomes You

Who Are We?

Main Street Pontiac is a non-profit organization formed in 2017 charged with managing the City’s Main Street program in downtown Pontiac and implementing the Main Street Four-Point Approach (Design, Organization, Promotion and Economic Vitality), in partnership with the City of Pontiac and Main Street Oakland County, as well as downtown businesses, property owners, Pontiac residents and volunteers, and other community partners. The Main Street Approach provides a framework for action and collaboration.

Our Mission?

Main Street Pontiac is a volunteer-led non-profit organization that is fostering a vibrant, safe, and inclusive historic downtown for current and future generations.  We will engage and collaborate with our community partners to promote a positive image, support urban development, create an inviting atmosphere, and preserve the historic character of downtown Pontiac through the use of the proven strategies of the National Main Street Program. 

What’s The Circuit

You may have heard that Michigan introduced Social Districts, but did you know Downtown Pontiac has its very own? You can grab a beverage from licensed and participating venues, then sip and stroll marked areas in Downtown! To learn more, visit us here.

Amazing Food

Come enjoy some of the great food from local Pontiac Eateries. Whatever your tastes, Pontiac has you covered.


Throughout the year local artists have their canvased worked displayed outdoors on select buildings throughout Downtown Pontiac in a walkable setting to be enjoyed by all.  


Events are always happening in Pontiac, Check the localhop calander below.

Night Life

Come to downtown Pontiac for dinner and exploration. Stay for the amazing night life.


A city made for Exploring. Come see the Historic Architecture mixed with modern touches. 


We Love Our Volunteers

Want to be a part of your downtown’s growth?

Shoot us an email with any questions, we would be happy

to help you get started in our volunteer program.

Send message

We are always looking for Volunteers

Main Street Pontiac is looking for residents and business owners of Pontiac to be ‘in the loop’ with what we do and who we serve in Downtown Pontiac. The best way to get involved is through volunteering for one of our many programs, as well as attending our community meetings, check our community calendar (above) for details. If you are an Entrepreneur in Pontiac, we would love to help you find the services you need to get your business off the ground, our Grant Help Desk service is held every month and is exactly what you need to grow your business. Keep a close eye on our Community Calendar for dates to attend free business classes through Oakland County Main Street.




Parking in our downtown consists of paid on-street parking, parking lots, and parking structures.

On-Street Parking

Currently parking is FREE in downtown. We will let everyone know when paid parking is back. 

When paid parking comes back:

Pay by the plate at nearby kiosks or using the Parkmobile application
8:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Visit ParkMobile to download the mobile app! Why use the app?  Avoid rain, snow, and wind while paying for parking from the comfort of your own car. Keep track of time remaining for your paid parking space. And best of all, enter your license plate number once as part of your profile and the app will remember!