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Fri. January 01, 2021
- Wed. May 26, 2021
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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 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.

2021 St. Joe Farmers Market

Sat. June 05, 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.

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In & Around St. Joseph Blog

Top 8 Things to do in SWMI April 2021

April 1st, 2021

Spring is here in SWMI and we’re ready to get out and celebrate! Read on for our top 8 things to do this month. Featuring everything from local business anniversaries and outdoor trail/water adventures to hotel deals and new art exhibits!

Spring Bucket List 2021

March 17th, 2021

Spring is just around the corner here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! Check out our bucket list to make the most of this flourishing season.

7 Ways to a Great Stay-cation in Michigan’s Great Southwest

March 3rd, 2021

As we gear up for spring here in Michigan’s Great Southwest, we encourage you to play tourist in your own hometown! It’s not only a great way to get out and explore new places, but you’ll head into the summer season with some serious local knowledge on all the best places to take visiting family and friends. 

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!

Michigan’s Great Southwest is packed full of autumn fun! Everything from walking trails, fall themed drinks and food, farm visits, golfing excursions, live music - there’s something for everyone! Read on for a fall guide; #MeetMeLocally.

Michigan’s Great Southwest is packed full of autumn fun! Everything from walking trails, fall themed drinks and food, farm visits, golfing excursions, live music - there’s something for everyone! Read on for a fall guide; #MeetMeLocally.

EXPLORE OUTDOORS

Explore the local nature trails at Sarett Nature Center. Their five-mile trail system includes boardwalks, observation platforms and a barrier-free walkway. Trails are open from dawn to dusk!

Fernwood Botanical Garden sits on 105 acres and features beautiful gardens, trails, a visitor center, art gallery, arboretum, fern conservatory, education center, cafe and gift shop! Explore the outdoors in Michigan’s Great Southwest. 

Head over to Nye’s Apple Barn for some delicious seasonal produce, apple cider, take n’ bake pies, pumpkins and more! 

Shuler Dairy Farm is a 5th generation Centennial farm located in Baroda, MI. Take a tour of the farm and learn about it’s rich history! At the end, treat yourself to fresh ice cream! Call (269) 326 0366 to schedule your tour today.

Take it outdoors and explore Michigan’s Great Southwest at these amazing Berrien County Parks: Madeline Bertrand, Love Creek, Silver Beach County Park, Galien River County Park, Rocky Gap and Paw Paw River County Park. Annual park permits are available for $35 and are valid through December 31, 2020.

 

A TASTE OF SOUTHWEST MICHIGAN 

Explore Southwest Michigan’s local wines and craft beers! Featuring pet-friendly locations, unique tasting experiences, seasonal drinks and specials.

Round Barn Brewery & Public House

FALL BEER: Pumpkin Ale, 6% ABV - a delicately balanced aroma of pie spices, featuring fresh ground nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon sticks and vanilla bean. Left Coast Mirage, 6.4% ABV - a very pale and effervescent IPA, with a light body, dry mouthfeel and subtle citrus profile. 
FALL CIDER: Basswood Bliss, 6.9% ABV - made with local Jollay Orchards apples back-sweetened with Michigan made honey.
FALL COCKTAILS: Bourbon Apple Cider, Nutty Pumpkin, DiVine Pumpkin Mule.

Silver Harbor Brewing

FALL BEER: Das Gute Zeug (The Good Stuff), 5.1% ABV - a balance of rich malty sweetness paired with mild woody bitterness with notes of caramel, nuts and biscuit flavors. 
FALL SPECIALS: Special OktoberFest Menu available through October 4.

Sister Lakes Brewing

FALL BEERS: Polk Island (Oktoberfest), 5.2% ABV - SLBC's take on the traditional brew served at the fall festival in Bavaria. This malty German-style lager has a rich, bready flavor and pairs perfectly with crisp fall weather. Flaming Chocolate (Chipotle Chocolate Milk Stout), 4.2% ABV - SLBC has taken their house chocolate milk stout brewed with lactose and cocoa nibs and added chipotle peppers to create this spicy treat!
FALL SPECIALS:
 Monday - Gyros & Pint, Wednesday - Pizza & Pint, Thursday - Wing Basket & Pint, Friday & Saturday - Prime Rib & Baked Potato, Sunday - Chili Cheese Dog, Chili Cheese Nachos or Cup of Chili.

Tabor Hill Winery

FALL SPECIALS: Thursday - Surf & Turf, Friday - BBQ Ribs, Saturday - Prime Rib
MT TABOR TRAILS: A little over 3.5 miles of beautiful trails that connects Round Barn Estate and Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant!

The Livery

FALL BEER: Oktoberfest, 6% ABV - full classic German malt flavor with a nice bit of German hop flavor and bite. 
FALL PIZZA: Oktober-izza! Hand-tossed spent grain dough with salted crust, topped with housemade whole grain mustard base, 5 cheese blend, sauerkraut cooked with caraway, Mollie’s Delicious apples, pork bratwurst, white onions. 

Watermark Brewing

FALL BEER: Ironwood, 5.5% ABV - American Brown Ale. Flat Earth Lager, 5.4% ABV - Premium Lager. Windy City Slicker, 6% ABV - IPA. Air Locked, 6.3% ABV - Wheat Lager.

 

FALL EVENTS

  • 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! Catch the last two markets of the 2020 season - October 3 & 10 from 9:00am-2:00pm in Lake Bluff Park.
  • Urban Garage Market hosts a variety of workshops this fall - Chunky Knit Blankets, Intro to Caligraphy, Paint Your Own Piece with Chalk Paint
  • “Hop” around participating locations in the Benton Harbor Arts District during the BHAA Fall Art Hop on Friday, October 23 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
  • Krasl Art Center hosts Third Thursday: Glass Artist & Water Street Glassworks Studio Manager Eli Zilke on Thursday, October 15 from 6:00pm-9:00pm.
  • The Turquoise Top Hat hosts a variety of fall workshops - Fall Flowers Wood Round Sign, Blended Pumpkin Signs - and offers a “Kit of the Week” (a special take-home project). 


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