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South Haven Michigan Calendar of Events

Every weekend in South Haven holds the opportunity
for something new!

Anytime is the time to visit South Haven Michigan and our beaches. Arts, cultural events and festivals celebrating our Lake Michigan heritage keep things lively and our beaches always offer a warm summertime welcome.

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Today's Date: Saturday, 25 June 2016

Annual Events


• Cottage Walk
June 25, 2016: Spend a lovely summer afternoon touring 5-6 summer cottages & homes in the South Haven Area. Tickets sold in various downtown shops and at the South Haven Visitors Bureau (546 Phoenix Street). Refreshments served in Dyckman Park (across from City Hall). Tickets also sold at the park on the day of the Cottage Walk. $15. Noon - 5pm.

• Annual Summer Art Fair Weekend
July 2 - 3, 2016: Works of art from local artists, as well as artists from surrounding states, will be on display & for sale in Stanley Johnston Park! 10am - 5pm. Free Admission. For additional information call the South Haven Center for the Arts @ (269) 637-1041.

• Fireworks: Light up the Lake!
July 3, 2016: See one of the best fireworks displays on the Lake Michigan and listen to the Light Up The Lake soundtrack LIVE on SuperHits 103.7 COSY-FM! The fireworks shoot off synchronized to the music! Approximately 10:30pm on the Lakefront.

• 4th of July Parade
July 4, 2016: Our annual parade with marching bands, pageant winners, patriotic floats, fire trucks & lots of candy! Downtown @ 11am.

• Steelheaders Annual Fish Boil
July 16, 2016: The South Haven Steelheaders' Annual Fish Boil. Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm @ the Michigan Maritime Museum

• Garden Club Walk
July 16, 2016: Tour beautiful local gardens (rain or shine) with the South Haven Garden Club! The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum will host refreshments and the boutique. For more info call Esther at (269) 637-2478

• National Blueberry Festival
August 11 - 14, 2016: 53rd Annual National Blueberry Festival. Kid's Carnival, 5K Run/Walk, Pie Eating Contest, Arts & Crafts Fair, Riverfront Concerts, Parade, Vegas Night and more! Fun for the entire family. For more information visit BlueberryFestival.com.

• Lakeshore Harvest Country Bike Tour
August 20, 2016: 5th Annual Lakeshore Harvest Country Bike Tour (LHCBT). The ride begins at the Kal-Haven Trail Head, off north Bailey Ave. in South Haven, MI. Registration is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Riders should be off of the course before 3:30 p.m. Register before August 1st and save $15. A LHCBT T-shirt is available for purchase, an order form is part of the application. Shirts will also be sold at the ride, but supplies will be limited. visit www.lhcbt.com for more info and to register.

• Annual Boat Walk
August 20, 2016: The 3rd Annual Boat Walk will feature a variety of stunning vessels docked here in South Haven harbor. Set up like a home tour, your tickets gets you on all of the participating vessels for a chance to meet the owners/captains and check out above and below decks. You also get admission to the Museum! This is your chance to go aboard many vessels you've only dreamed about. Tickets are $15 per person. 12:00pm-4:00pm @ Michigan Maritime Museum

• South Haven Performance Series
Founded in 2010, the South Haven Performance Series is an all-volunteer community based organization dedicated to providing a rich mixture of professional music and the performing arts for residents and visitors of South Haven, along with performance art education opportunities for local youth. In its short history the Series has made a positive impact on the cultural fabric of the South Haven community. $10 and always at the door! No tickets needed. Just come as you are for a great evening. All children and students are admitted free of charge. Unless otherwise indicated, all performances are at the First United Methodist Church of South Haven - 429 Michigan Ave. Events include:
  • Friday, May 13
    Gilmore Young Artist Micah McLaurin
  • Friday, June 24
    Axiom Brass Quintet
  • Friday, July 29
    Leslie Tung Fortepiano
  • Friday, August 26
    Pianist Andrew Le and Violinist Jennifer Walvoord


• Riverfront Concerts
May - Aug, 2016: The Community Riverfront Concert Series begins its season in May. Each Thursday evening at 7pm, South Haven's Riverfront Park will host a variety of musical performances, including jazz, classical, folk and contemporary. Concerts are free to the public.

Nestled on the banks of the Black River and located just one block west of downtown South Haven, Riverfront Park provides an ideal setting for the concert series. The performances are next to the marina with seating along a gently sloping grassy hill. Concert-goers will enjoy views of boats traveling on the river, as well as fantastic sunsets over Lake Michigan.

The concerts will typically last an hour and a half and are free to the public. You may want to bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. A light coat may also be appropriate as gentle breezes coming off the lake are common. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held under the pavilion in the Huron Street parking lot.


• All-Crafts Fair Weekend
September 3 - 4, 2016: Come join us for our Annual All-Crafts Fair Weekend at South Haven's scenic Stanley Johnston Park. Hundreds of exhibitors of fine arts, crafts, and food. 10am - 5pm (Sat & Sun). For more information, call (269) 637-5171.

• Michigan Flywheelers Museum Antique Engine & Tractor Show
September 8 - 11, 2016: One of the largest annual "Antique Engine and Tractor Shows" in the state of Michigan. Come out and see how a group of volunteers restores and preserves antique gas and steam engines and tractors. For more information, call (269) 639-2010.

Note: While SouthHaven.com makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of this data, we cannot be held responsible for changes in dates, venues, etc.

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