The Dow Event Center contributes much to the recent history of The City of Saginaw. The Saginaw Civic Center was built by The City in 1972. The Civic Center was comprised of three main parts: Wendler Arena, Heritage Theater, and Unity Hall. Since 1972, The Center has been through some major transformations all while serving The Tri-Cities as a first-class event venue, offering residents hundreds of entertainment, sport, cultural, and educational opportunities.
The Dow Chemical Company of Midland was awarded naming rights to the facility in September 2004. The agreement was mutually beneficial; Dow was able to support a worthy community endeavor and The Event Center was given an internationally recognized name to help draw performers, ensuring The Dow Event Center as a vital part of the Saginaw community for years to come.
The Dow Event Center is becoming a competitor not only in the entertainment business but the business of special catered events. Community members are seeking out The Dow Event Center to host Anniversary Celebrations, Wedding Receptions, High School Proms, and everything in between. The Dow Event Center also boasts various areas to hold meetings, conventions and trade shows.
Located at the west end of The Dow Event Center, The 25,000 sq. ft. Wendler Arena can hold up to 7,600 people. The layout of the Arena can be changed and altered to host most any kind of event. The Arena has hosted events KISS, Brad Paisley, Bob Seger, Kid Rock, Carrie Underwood, Shrine Circus, Disney on Ice, Sesame Street Live, and many more shows. Wendler Arena is the proud home of the Saginaw Spirit, OHL franchise team.
Huntington Event Park:
Summer months are alive with festivals and concerts at the Huntington Event Park. Performers such as Chicago, The Beach Boys, Bryan Adams have entertained thousands. The park is the perfect locations for festivals such as the Great Lakes Gathering Irish Festival and the Bacon & Beer Festival.
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