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Upcoming Events

Pumpkins on Parade

Fri. October 23, 2020
- Sun. November 01, 2020
Start time not specified.

Downtown St. Joseph hosts a Pumpkin Decorating Contest! Businesses and restaurants will display their decorated pumpkins October 23 through November 1.

Visit participating locations and vote for your favorite pumpkin! Voting will be available at from 10:00am October 23 to 11:59pm November 1.



221 Main Restaurant
Baroda Founders
Bistro on the Boulevard
City of St. Joseph Public Works Department (located at City Hall)
Edgewater Bank

G&M Variety
Grins of St. Joseph
Krasl Art Center
Lazy Ballerina Winery
Perennial Accents
Plank's Tavern on the Water
ReVive Spa
Schu's Grill & Bar
Silver Beach Pizza
Silver Harbor Brewing
St. Joseph Today
Statements Style Lounge 
Sturgis Bank & Trust Co.
The Buck Burgers and Brew
The Toy Company
Third Coast Surf Shop
Tim's Too
Wanderlust Outfitters
Waterfront Framing & Design
White Pine Winery


2020 Luminary

Fri. November 20, 2020
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Stroll through our downtown as luminaires light your way to kick off the holiday season! Participating locations invite you to eat, shop, drink and be merry while you enjoy this charming lakeside town.

Small Business Saturday

Sat. November 28, 2020
9:00am - 8:00pm

Celebrate small businesses in Southwest Michigan! Local businesses are excited to welcome the community into their stores to find unique, one-of-a-kind merchandise. Small Business Saturday promotes shopping small to support your neighbors, family, friends and local economy.

2020 Window Wonderland

Fri. December 04, 2020
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Getting into the holiday spirit is easy when you visit downtown St. Joe. During Window Wonderland attendees will enjoy strolling through downtown to view the dozens of storefronts that have decorated their windows for the holiday season. Vote for your favorite window at

2020 Reindog Holiday Parade

Sat. December 05, 2020

The annual Reindog Holiday parade is a great time for all. This event features dressed up pets and their owners in a variety of holiday garb. Be prepared to see all kinds of costumes from “Santa Bernards” to “Reindeer Rottweilers” – definitely a must-see event! The event also marks the arrival of Santa. After the parade, children can share their wish lists with Santa at Santa’s House.

Those who wish to participate in the parade, MUST register in advance at or day of at the Welcome Center. Cost: $5/pet - additional pets $3 each. If you’re looking to take home a prize, judging begins at 1:00p and ends at 2:45p right outside the Welcome Center. The parade will kick off at 3:00p, participants are asked to line up at the corner of Elm & State Streets by 2:50p.





In & Around St. Joseph Blog

Spooktacular SWMI 2020

October 14th, 2020

We’re on the search for all things spooky in Michigan’s Great Southwest! It’s been a fun packed fall with even more to come. With everything from trick-or-treating and spooky themed classes, a Hallowine event and more! Keep reading for festive events leading up to Halloween.

Fall Happenings in SWMI 2020

September 30th, 2020

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.

Fall Bucket List 2020

September 16th, 2020

Fall is here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! Check out our bucket list to make the most of this autumn.

Labor Day Weekend 2020

September 2nd, 2020

Soak up the last bit of summer in Michigan’s Great Southwest this holiday weekend! Enjoy everything from anniversary celebrations, water adventures, live music and a Farmers Market - there’s something for everyone! Read on for a full guide to ensure that you enjoy every last minute; #MeetMeLocally.

Late August 2020 Meet Me Locally

August 19th, 2020

Take in the last few weeks of summer with a trip to Michigan’s Great Southwest! Enjoy everything from water adventures and rounds of golf to local shops, galleries and boutiques. Explore local trails, get fresh picks at the weekly Farmers Market and go on a scavenger hunt in downtown St. Joseph! There’s a little something for everyone; #MeetMeLocally.

Thank you for considering a membership with St. Joseph Today! We are an organization with over 300 diverse members throughout Southwest Michigan. Our members include art galleries and museums, schools and churches, restaurants and hotels, lawyers and practitioners, wineries and breweries, and many more.

St. Joseph Today specializes in marketing our members to residents and visitors, and providing members unique opportunities to reach a broader audience. Our mission is to encourage individuals to have an incredible experience in Southwest Michigan, and support the vibrant community here.

Joining St. Joseph Today will offer your business or organization community connections and an outreach platform. Benefits of membership include a presence in the Welcome Center and online directory, email and social media marketing, print and radio promotion, and many more opportunities.

Interested in becoming a member, or questions about how you could utilize these benefits? Call the Welcome Center at 269-985-1111 for more information, or email Genevieve Crevier at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 



BBQ IceTower
BBQ, Bluegrass and Blues                  Magical Ice Festival

Mike Yore Memorial Car Show

St. Joseph Today hosts multiple events with creative sponsorship and participation opportunities at a variety of levels. Members interested in sponsorship can contact Amy Zapal at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Chili Tour (January)
St. Joe Winter Beer Fest (January)
Magical Ice Fest (February)
March Mannequins (March)
BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass: A Taste of Michigan (May)
Memorial Day Parade (May)
Lake Bluff Artisan Faires (May & September)
Mike Yore Memorial Car Show (July)
Chalk the Block (August)
Fall Festival (September)
Downtown Trick-or-Treat (October)
Luminary Festival (November)
Window Wonderland (December)
Reindog Holiday Parade (December)
Santa's House (December)

Ongoing Events (Seasonal)
- Antiques on the Bluff
- St. Joe Farmers Markets
- Friday Night Concerts
- Wednesday Brown Bag Concert Series
- Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides

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