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Community Events

From Buffalo to Holland, the West Michigan Lakeshore offers countless events and attractions. Whether you’re looking for something to do on a romantic night out, or trying to find ideas for an all-day adventure with the whole family, you’ll be able to find something perfect to do here.

36th Annual All Crafts Fair

Dyckman Ave., South Haven, MI 49090 | Map
269.637.1041 | www.southhaven.org/event_details.cfm?rowID=5452&id=50

September 1 and 2, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Stanley Johnston Park in South Haven. Hosts over 250 exhibitors of fine arts and crafts, including food booths with gourmet selections.

36th Annual Fall Gallery Stroll Weekend

428 Butler Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453 | Map
269.857.1701 | www.saugatuck.com/calendar/oct.htm

October 12 and 13, from 12 to 5 p.m. Art extravaganza featuring the studios and galleries of Saugatuck, Douglas and the surrounding area, with many artists working on site for the weekend.

Allegan Antique Market

150 Allegan Co Fair Drive, Allegan, Michigan 49010 | Map
616.735.3333 | www.alleganantiques.com/

Takes place on the last Sunday of each month, through September, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Over the last 35 years, the show has grown to an average of 400 exhibitors per show to make it Michigan’s largest antique show.

Art in the Park

250 Central Ave, Holland, MI 49423 | Map
616.395.3278 | http://www.hollandfriendsofart.com/ArtInThePark.htm

August 3rd, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Centennial Park in Holland. A juried fine arts and crafts fair featuring over 300 artists and artisans from eight states to display and sell their work.

Blossomtime Festival

151 East Napier Avenue, Benton Harbor, MI 49022 | Map
269.926.7397 | www.blossomtimefestival.org

An annual festival with 25 communities; the oldest festival in the state! Lasting about two hours, the Grand Floral Parade goes through downtown St. Joseph.

Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck

400 Culver Street, Saugatuck, MI | Map
269.857.1424 | www.saugatuckmusic.org/index.asp

Chamber music concerts Thursdays and Fridays in July and August. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

Coast Guard Festival

113 North 2nd Street, Grand Haven, MI 49417 | Map
616.846.5940 | www.coastguardfest.org

Popular event the last week of July through first of August, featuring many activities including parades, concerts, a carnival, contests and sports!

Dutch Winterfest

76 East 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423 | Map
616.394.0000www.holland.org/winterfest/

Every winter, Holland comes alive with lights and festivities including open houses, a parade of lights, ice sculpting competition and Santa`s House.

Fall Funfest Day

121 Griffith Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453 | Map
269.857.1626 | www.saugatuckdouglas.com

October 18th, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Coghlin Park on Culver Street in Saugatuck. Pumpkin carving, pumpkin launch, pie eating, food vendors, band, tug of war and other family fun.

Fourth of July Celebration

1-99 Griffith Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453 | Map
269.857.4110 | www.saugatuck.com/calendar/july.htm

A parade at 2 p.m., music in Cook Park and fireworks at dusk, every year.

Great Lakes Kite Festival

106 Washington Street, Grand Haven, MI 49417 | Map
616.846.7501 | mackite.com/glskc.htm

An annual festival held in the Grand Haven State Park. See giant kites, a demonstration field, kiteboarding, competitions, moonwalk and obstacle course.

Halloween Harvest Fest

360 Water Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453 | Map
269.857.1707 | www.saugatuck.com/halloween/index.htm

Every October, enjoy country music, entertainment, arts and crafts and a parade in downtown Saugatuck.

Harborfest

Water Street, South Haven, MI 49090 | Map
269.637.5252 | www.southhavenharborfest.com/

Photo credit to Craig Gardiner, Allegan, MI

Photo credit to Craig Gardiner, Allegan, MI

An annual festival in June, enjoy a weekend on the riverfront with lighthouse tours, dragonboat races, craft fair, kids activities, food fest and free concerts.

Holland Street Performer Series

76 E. 8th Street, Holland, MI 49423 | Map
616.394.0000 | http://www.holland.org/includes/calendar-of-events/Street-Performers-Series/626/

Every Thursday night through August, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in downtown Holland. Regional, national, and international artists from all backgrounds perform free for the public, filling the streets with musicians, break dancers, face painters, balloon artists, jugglers, theatrical troupes, stilt walkers, magicians, caricature artists, and more. A great family event!

Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff

707 Lake Boulevard, Saint Joseph, MI 49085 | Map
269.983.0271 | www.krasl.org/art_fair.php

Every July, rain or shine, this art fair features the best artists, best sales and was voted one of the best fine art and design shows nationally.

Lakeshore Harvest Country Bicycle Tour

6783 Baseline Road, South Haven, MI 49090 | Map
269.639.1970 | http://lhcbt.com/

August 17th, registration is open from 8 to 10 a.m. Join the second annual Lakeshore Harvest Country Bicycle Tour, and bike down South Haven's country roads to their collection of farms and wineries. Routes are 25, 44 and 55 miles in length.

National Blueberry Festival

South Haven, MI | Map
N/A | www.blueberryfestival.com

Held in downtown South Haven, the annual festival includes a parade, contests, arts and crafts fair, riverfront concerts and many other fun activities for the whole family.

Saugatuck & Douglas Sidewalk Sales

428 Butler Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453 | Map
269.857.1626 | www.SaugatuckDouglas.com/

August 15th, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Downtown Saugatuck and Douglas. Lots of fun, great bargains on merchandise, giveaways, and entertainment.

Saugatuck-Douglas GreenMarket

400 Culver Street, Saugatuck, MI 49453 | Map
269.857.2399 | www.sc4a.org

Open 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fridays, from 12/28 to 10/4, and 3 to 7 p.m. on Mondays, from 7/8 to 8/26. Outside at the Saugatuck Center for the Arts - fresh produce, floral and artisan food products from local farmers and vendors.

Ship & Shore Festival

Downtown New Buffalo, MI | Map
773.791.1809 | www.harborcountry.org/Ship-and-Shore-Festival-119/

August 9-11. This is the big weekend when the main street of New Buffalo is closed down to car traffic and instead devoted to arts, crafts, clothing, jewelry, live music and more during the festival, presented by the New Buffalo Business Association and Four Winds Casino.

South Haven Riverfront Concert Series

Water Street, South Haven, MI 49090 | Map
269.637.0700 | http://www.south-haven.com/pages/parks/riverfront_concert_main.html

Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. through August, Riverfront Park on Water Street. In the summer, Riverfront Park is host to a variety of musical performances, from jazz and classical to folk and contemporary. Concerts are free to the public. BYO lawn chairs or blankets.

St. Mary's Summer Festival

718 W. Buffalo St., New Buffalo, MI 49117 | Map
269.469.2637 | www.newbuffalo.com/st-marys-festival.shtml

Scheduled for Memorial Day weekend each year. Sponsored by St. Mary of the Lake Catholic Church and held on the church/school campus, the Family Festival features live entertainment on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, carnival rides, food, games, a childrens tent, scholastic book fair and raffles. All proceeds benefit the St. Mary's of the Lake School Building.

Tulip Time Festival

238 South River Avenue, Holland, MI 49423 | Map
616.396.4221 | www.tuliptime.com

Photo credit to Holland Visitors Bureau

Photo credit to Holland Visitors Bureau

Held in May each year, a celebration of Dutch heritage and culture including parades, Dutch Dance performances, concerts, theatre, Dutch food, trolley tours and many other activities.

Waterfront Film Festival

249 Mason St., Saugatuck, MI 49453 | Map
269.857.8351 | www.waterfrontfilm.org

Each June, filmgoers, actors, producers and directors come to Saugatuck to share independent films from all over the U.S., viewed in casual settings.

 

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