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Benton Harbor - St. Joseph YMCA Family Center

Our Y community is a team of men, women, and children who are committed to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. View our current member special at WATCH US GROW!!

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Berrien County Youth Fair is the official website of the Berrien County Youth Fair, in Berrien Springs Michigan. For over 50 years, families have made a tradition out of attending the Berrien County Youth Fair.

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Blossomtime Festival Inc.

The Grand Floral Parade is always held the first Saturday in May. Over 200,000 spectators annually enjoy the more than 125 units that roll down the street which includes floats, bands, clowns, antique cars and many other special units.

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Coastline Children's Film Festival

The mission of the Coastline Children's Film Festival is to bring high quality independent films and animation for children and young adults to the area.

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Curious Kids' Museum

Come to where Learning is Fun! We have permanent & traveling hands-on exhibits for toddlers-teens. This beach side setting is the perfect place to explore water exhibits, a climbing wall, Dance Recollections virtual reality room, a pin wall and more!

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Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Located on the St. Joseph River between Niles and Buchanan. 105 acres of gardens, scenic woodlands, trails, and nature center. Thirteen sculptures on the grounds and an art gallery. Railway garden and nature adventure garden, cafe and gift shop.

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Hidden Pointe Fun Park

18 Holes of mini golf, arcade, softball & baseball batting cages. Newly installed Go-Cart Track! Concessions available or bring a picnic basket. Fun for the whole family!

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Jones Berry Farm

U-pick or just purchase fresh blueberries, jams, jellies and honey. Closed for 2013 season. See you next year!

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Nye's Apple Barn & Farms

Our Farm Market is literally seconds off of I-94, on your way Silver Beach. Quality locally home grown fruits/veggies. We grow our own raspberries, peaches, pears, plums, apples, grapes and vegetables, Amish baked goods, jam, honey, syrup.

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Piggott's Farm Market & Bakery

Piggott's Farm Market & Bakery offers the freshest Michigan produce in season. We feature all of your favorites including, strawberries, blueberries, peaches, apples, tomatoes, pumpkins, fresh baked goods, fresh cut Christmas trees and much more!

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Sarett Nature Center

Provides quality environmental education to folks of all ages in our community.

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Scooter Joe's Wheel & Water Rentals

Scooter Joe's Wheel & Water Rentals in beautiful St. Joe ... we offer family friendly Surrey bikes, beach cruiser bikes, tandem bikes, electric bikes, scooters and water rentals

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Silver Beach Carousel Society

The Silver Beach Carousel is located just below the bluff in the Silver Beach Center in downtown St. Joseph. The Carousel includes 48 hand-carved, hand-painted figures - you only need one token to ride the carousel.

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St. Joseph Library

Creatively serving the community with diverse resources and learning opportunities.

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Swiss Valley Ski & Snowboard Area

Swiss Valley is your destination for winter family fun. Just 45 minutes from St. Joseph our two quads & a triple chair lift service two terrain parks, beginner, intermediate and advanced terrain. Everyone can have a great time!

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Whirlpool Compass Fountain

Open daily from Noon-2pm and 5-9pm

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Tricks AND Treats - More than a dozen Halloween happs in Southwest Michigan!

Written by Jill Stone on 10/08/2015

Who doesn’t love a good trick or treat? I know that I do and it looks like many of our area attractions and businesses do too! Everything from chunking pumpkins to trekking dark trails to dressing as zombies is going on right here. To help make sure you don’t miss out on any of the scary details – I’ve compiled a list of more than a dozen of the hottest (and spookiest!) Halloween events going on in our communities! So check it out… I promise… having all this fun will not give you nightmares.

Happy Halloween! - Jill Stone, Blogger/Fun-Seeker/St. Joseph Today Director

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Five Tips for a Fantastic Wine Tasting Experience

Written by Lauren Kniebes on 09/03/2015

Did you know that Michigan’s Great Southwest is home to almost 30 wineries and tasting rooms as well as acres upon acres of vineyards? In fact, 45% of Michigan’s grapes are grown here in the southwest region of the Mitten State.  Although many of us hate to say it, fall is just around the corner, which means the grape harvest season is upon us!

With so many wine tasting opportunities right in our backyard, visiting wineries and tasting rooms in southwest Michigan is a must this fall season. To guide you during your upcoming wine adventures, I’ve put together a list of tips that will help you make the most of your trip.


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Jill Stone

Executive Director
St. Joseph Today

Lauren Kniebes

Lazy Ballerina Winery