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Countdown to Summer

Fri. January 01, 2021
- Wed. May 26, 2021
Start time not specified.

Eat, Shop, Stay, Play to win! Countdown to Summer with SWMI businesses and restaurants.

Each time you spend $25 at SJT member location, one time or cumulative purchase, you can enter by turning in your receipts to St. Joseph Today. Qualifying purchases must be made between January 1-May 26.

Prizes, of $50 gift certificates from various SJT members, will be drawn weekly February 11-May 27.

2021 March Mannequins

Fri. March 12, 2021
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Watch storefronts of participating businesses come alive during March Mannequins in downtown St. Joe. Windows will display community volunteers as they pose perfectly still, like mannequins. Vote for your favorite window at stjoetoday.com/vote!
 
2021 Theme: Night at the Museum
 
 
2021 PARTICIPANTS: 

DK Boutique with Honor Credit Union
Edgewater Gifts with Renaissance Athletic Club
Forever Books
FuzzyButz Pet Bakery with Box Factory for the Arts
G&M Variety
Grins of St. Joseph
HarborTown Interiors
Kilwins with Holt Bosse
Lazy Ballerina Winery
Maxwell Boutique
Moxie's Boutique with Blossomtime Festival
Oh My Darlings with Youth Development Community
Perennial Accents
State Street Meats
The Toy Company with Curious Kids' Museum
Third Coast Surf Shop with Girls on the Run SWMI
Urban Found
Waterfront Framing & Design
White Pine Winery
 

 

2021 Antiques on the Bluff

Sun. May 02, 2021
10:00am - 5:00pm

Something old is new to you! Find hidden treasures along Lake Bluff Park at this premier antique show that overlooks Lake Michigan. This event features over 50 vendors and runs the first Sunday of the month, May through October. Rain or shine.

Want to become a vendor? Visit our Vendor Information page.

2021 St. Joe Farmers Market

Sat. May 29, 2021
9:00am - 2:00pm

Market-goers will enjoy fresh finds at the weekly St. Joe Farmers Market. Vendors will offer a variety of products including homemade goods, locally grown produce, perennials and cut flowers, meats and cheeses, coffee and more! This event is held Saturdays in the scenic Lake Bluff Park, overlooking Lake Michigan.

2021 Lake Bluff Artisan Fair

Sat. June 05, 2021
10:00am - 5:00pm

This eclectic craft fair, held in picturesque Lake Bluff Park, offers a variety of handcrafted goods. With over 50 local vendors, there’s something for everyone - anything from home decor and furniture to jewelry, candles and more!

Want to become a vendor? Visit our Vendor Information page.

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In & Around St. Joseph Blog

February 2021 Meet Me Locally

February 18th, 2021

EAT, SHOP, STAY & PLAY here in Michigan’s Great Southwest this winter season! Enjoy everything from snowshoe adventures through the vineyards and delicious breakfasts from local eateries to art markets featuring local artisans. Countdown to Summer with SWMI businesses and restaurants where shopping locally enters you for the chance to win weekly prizes. There’s a little something for everyone; #MeetMeLocally.

Weekend Guide to the Magical Ice Fest: February 5-7, 2021

February 2nd, 2021

Join us February 5-7 for the annual Magical Ice Fest sponsored by Silver Beach Pizza to celebrate the winter season! It’s a weekend that brings frosty fun to downtown St. Joe. Enjoy professional Ice Carving Competitions, a SnowBiz Scavenger Hunt, Ice Interactives and more!

January 2021 Meet Me Locally

January 20th, 2021

Explore the winter season here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! Enjoy everything from outdoor adventures on local trails and igloo dining experiences to enchanting ice displays during the Magical Ice Fest (Feb. 5-7). Countdown to Summer with SWMI businesses and restaurants where shopping locally enters you for the chance to win weekly prizes. There’s a little something for everyone; #MeetMeLocally.

Winter Bucket List 2021

January 6th, 2021

Winter is here in Michigan's Great Southwest! Check out our bucket list to make the most of this frosty season.

Holly Jolly SWMI 2020

December 17th, 2020

There are still a number of festive events to help you celebrate the holiday season here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! From holiday stories to magically lit winter wonderland strolls, last minute wish lists to Santa and holiday shopping, we’ve got you covered.

Summer is in full swing! Take a day trip or come spend the weekend with us in Michigan’s Great Southwest. Enjoy everything from paddleboard adventures on the water to virtual 5K’s. Take a wind down the Makers Trail for local craft beer and wine tastings or browse the local boutiques. There’s a little something for everyone; #MeetMeLocally.

 Summer is in full swing! Take a day trip or come spend the weekend with us in Michigan’s Great Southwest. Enjoy everything from paddleboard adventures on the water to virtual 5K’s. Take a wind down the Makers Trail for local craft beer and wine tastings or browse the local boutiques. There’s a little something for everyone; #MeetMeLocally.

 

SHOP

  • You’ll feel nostalgic when you step back in time at G&M Variety! Shop the old fashioned five-and-dime store for St. Joseph merch, beach and pool items, snacks, toys, home and office supplies, home decor and more.
  • Located in downtown St. Joseph, Purely Michigan offers products focused on Michigan! Customers will enjoy a variety of Michigan beer & wine, snacks, apparel, home decor and more! Purely Michigan, Discover Yours.
  • Gliks of St. Joseph is a family-owned clothing store and is known for being the 14th oldest retailer in the United States! Offering both mens and womens apparel, each store is curated for the community and you’ll never see two stores exactly the same.
  • Additional shopping in Michigan’s Great Southwest!

EAT

  • Caffe Tosi is a casual Italian eatery that offers dine-in and limited outdoor seating! Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, diners are in for a delicious treat any time of day.
  • Located just off of I-94 in an old Texaco station, the Round Barn Filling Station is the latest addition to the Round Barn family. Serving a variety of Round Barn beer, wine and spirits, take a pit stop to enjoy a tasty meal!
  • Silver Harbor Brewing & 221 Main are hosting the Pleasant Street Plaza on weekends throughout the summer! Enjoy outdoor dining, live music and games. The fun starts Friday at Noon through Sunday at dusk!
  • Additional eateries in Michigan’s Great Southwest!

PLAY

  • Take to the water with Third Coast Paddling! Choose your location to get started: Paw Paw River (St. Joseph/Benton Harbor), Galien River (New Buffalo), Silver Beach (St. Joseph). Visit thirdcoastpaddling.com to reserve your trip!
  • Shuler Dairy Farm is a 5th generation Centennial farm located in Baroda, MI. Take a tour of the farm this summer and at the end, treat yourself to fresh ice cream! Call (269) 326 0366 to schedule your tour today.
  • Explore Southwest Michigan’s local wines and craft beers on the Makers Trail! Featuring pet-friendly locations, unique tasting experiences and seasonal events - there’s something for everyone on the Maker’s Trail!
  • Additional activities in Michigan’s Great Southwest!

EVENTS

  • Enjoy the weekly St. Joe Farmers Market every Saturday from 9:00am-2:00pm in Lake Bluff Park. Market-goers will find jams, honey, hearth-baked breads and fine pastries, perennials, cut flowers, organic vegetables and so much more!
  • Celebrate with these local businesses! Watermark Brewing Co. celebrates their 4th Anniversary Party on Saturday, July 18 and The Turquoise Top Hat celebrates their 3rd Anniversary on Saturday, August 1. Cheers to another year!
  • Stay active this summer with these 5K’s - YMCA of Greater Michiana’s 9th Annual Race for YMCA 5K/10K (Virtual) from Saturday, July 18 -Sunday, July 26 | SWMI RACERS 3rd Annual Once Upon a Time 5K on Saturday, July 25 and 7th Annual Superhero 5K on Saturday, August 15 | Southwestern Michigan College’s Virtual Steve’s Run from Saturday, July 25 - Saturday, August 1.
  • Additional events in Michigan’s Great Southwest!

 

#MEETMELOCALLY GIVEAWAY

Enter for the chance to win one of three St. Joseph Experience Gift Bags during the #MeetMeLocally giveaway! Visit our #MeetMeLocally Blog for prize information.

HOW TO ENTER:
- Must post a photo of location "in & around St. Joseph"
- Use hashtag #meetmelocally
- Tag St. Joseph Today
FACEBOOK: @stjoetoday | INSTAGRAM: @stjoetoday | TWITTER: @stjosephtoday
- Enter multiple times!

 

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