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2022 St. Joe Farmers Market

Sat. August 13, 2022
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.

2022 Friday Night Concert Series - St. Joe Jack and The Good Time Co.

Fri. August 19, 2022
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Groove to the sounds of jazz, big band, classic hits and more at John E.N. Howard Bandshell, overlooking the charming St. Joseph River. Take in beautiful sunsets during these free concerts held the third Friday throughout the summer (June-September).

Head to stjoetoday.com/fridaynightconcerts for the full schedule! 

2022 Love Local

Fri. August 19, 2022
- Sun. August 21, 2022
Start and end times vary depending on day.

The third weekend of the month, June through September, celebrate all things Southwest Michigan during the Love Local weekends! Attendees will enjoy extended shopping hours, Friday Night Concerts and special offers.

 

WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY
      Friday Night Concert from 7:00p-8:00p at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell
      Extended shopping hours

SATURDAY
      St. Joe Farmers Market from 9:00a-5:00p in Lake Bluff Park
      Lake Bluff Artisan Fair from 10:00a-5:00p in Lake Bluff Park
      Extended shopping hours

PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS: 

Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary - Great Pumpkin Raffle ticket sales and information in Welcome Center.
Berrien County Youth Fair 
- The Berrien County Youth Fair runs August 15-20!
Box Factory for the Arts
 - Art Market and Galleries Open to the Public, Berrien Towne and Country Quilters Quilt Show
CPR Dance: Inhale Movement - 20% off tickets, use promo code Save20!
Forever Books - Open until 9p on Friday
G&M Variety - 10% off Melissa & Doug
Glik's - Check out the sales rack for some awesome savings, complimentary gift wrapping, giveaway and prepackaged treats!
Grins of St. Joseph - Extended hours and specials
Krasl Art Center - August Summer Art Market on the Green from 10:00a-5:00p on Saturday, August 20!
Lake Breeze Music Festival - Saturday, August 20 from 6:00p-10:00p at Shadowland Pavilion
Lazy Ballerina Winery - Friday Night Pop Up from 5:00p-7:00p feat. Petals and Pours + The Cheese Lady
Olive Cart - Free Pasta of your choice with any purchase over $40 when you mention Love Local; extended Summer Shopping Hours until 7:30p; FREE tastings of all of Olive Cart's yummy gourmet products
Perennial Accents - Sidewalk Sale on Saturday and Sunday; complimentary gift wrapping!
Social District - All weekend long those 21+ can enjoy the Downtown District, sponsored by Sturgis Bank, for more information visit stjoetoday.com/socialdistrict.
St. Joe Community Taproom -
Storage of America - Rent with us and a portion of your rent will go towards Feeding America and Operation Smiles. Inside the Welcome Center from 12:00p-3:00p on Saturday, August 20.
The Culinary Cottage - Yoga + Yolks Gentle Yoga & Breakfast on Saturday, August 20 from 9:00a-10:30a
Third Coast Paddling - 
Third Coast Surf Shop - 
Wanderlust Outfitters - 
Waterfront Framing & Design - Weekend hours: Friday 10a-7p; Saturday 10a-7p; Sunday 12p-4p. Giveaway each weekend of a gift basket valued at $500.
White Pine Winery - Newly released wines and enjoy 10% off on 4 or more bottles of wine
Wolf's Marine Mention St. Joe Today to receive 10% off Men's or Women's Sperry Shoes

2022 St. Joe Farmers Market

Sat. August 20, 2022
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.

2022 Lake Bluff Artisan Fair (Vendor Space Sold Out!)

Sat. August 20, 2022
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.

Please note that ALL of our shows are sold out of vendor space, but we do have a waitlist each month!

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In & Around St. Joseph Blog

2022 Chalk the Block Weekend | August 5-7

July 25th, 2022

Art is alive in Southwest Michigan, especially during Chalk the Block in St. Joseph, MI! Running all weekend, catch the amateur and professional artists from around the country as they showcase their chalk masterpieces downtown. But, the fun doesn’t end there. Read more below to find out about the other spectacular events going on the weekend of August 5-7. 

2022 Love Local Weekend | July 15-17

July 11th, 2022

The summer celebrations are nonstop in Southwest Michigan! This Love Local weekend is packed with extended shopping hours, car shows, good eats, music, and more! Join us in and around St. Joseph for a spectacular summer weekend.

2022 SUMMER BUCKET LIST

July 5th, 2022

Consider it a personal challenge and complete this bucket list for the summer season! Have the best vacation by checking out these sweet summer activities. 

2022 Fourth Of July Weekend | July 1-4

June 23rd, 2022

Southwest Michigan is celebrating the holiday weekend! Enjoy live music, wine tasting, a Farmers Market, Antiques on the Bluff, and various firework shows throughout St. Joe and neighboring towns. It’s sure to be a blast of a weekend!

2022 June Love Local Weekend | June 17-19

June 14th, 2022

The third weekend of the month, June through September, celebrate all things Southwest Michigan during the Love Local weekends! Attendees will enjoy extended shopping hours, Friday Night Concerts and special offers. Read on for a full weekend guide!

The winter doesn't slow things down in Michigan's Great Southwest! This January weekend brings a Chili Tour, Winter Beer Fest, live music, trivia nights, art classes and more! Check out all the awesome winter activities starting Thursday, January 23 through Sunday, January 26.

The winter doesn't slow things down in Michigan's Great Southwest! This January weekend brings a Chili Tour, Winter Beer Fest, live music, trivia nights, art classes and more! Check out all the awesome winter activities starting Thursday, January 23 through Sunday, January 26.

 

THURSDAY, JANUARY 23

Kick off the weekend with a spin on The Silver Beach Carousel as they reopen with their "Snow Kidding" - We're Open Again Family Fun Night from 4:00-8:30pm! Attendees ages 3-13 can enter FREE hourly drawings for Snowman Snow Cone Shooters. All ages will enjoy $1 rides that evening!

Sister Lakes Brewing Co. hosts Team Trivia every Thursday night from 7:00-9:00pm. Sip on some delicious craft beer as you test your trivia skills. Always free to play, the top three teams will win a SLBC gift certificate!

INSIDER TIP: The Buck Burgers & Brew hosts a Soundcheck Music Match BINGO night at 7:00pm!

Join The Turquoise Top Hat for a Thursday Night DIY Signs: Pick Your Project Class from 6:00-9:00pm! Ages 12+ welcome. Each attendee will leave with a fully finished wood sign ready to hang on the wall!

The Bistro on the Boulevard invites you to wind down with them on Thursday nights during Martini Madness from 5:00-11:00pm! This event features select $5 martinis.

 

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24

Warm up with us as downtown St. Joe hosts the 8th Annual Chili Tour from 5:00-8:00pm! Participating locations or "Chili Stops" will play host as you have the opportunity to try their best recipes. Get started at the Welcome Center! It costs $2 per participant (includes a Chili Tour Map that doubles as your People's Choice Voting Ballot). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen.

INSIDER TIP: Chili Tour maps will be available for purchase day of!

Enjoy a night of sharp wit and incredible talent at the Dueling Pianos event presented by SMSO! Start the night with cocktails at 6:30pm followed by a 7:00pm performance. Tickets sell out each year so make sure to purchase yours soon!

Get ready for two full hours of ABBA Mania from 8:00-10:00pm at The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College! Timeless hits including "Dancing Queen", "Mamma Mia" and "Take a Chance on Me" are sure to get you dancing in your seat.

Head over to Benton Harbor to catch some live music at The Livery at 8:30pm! Grab some delectable food and tasty brews as you settle in fora night of progressive rock/funk and jazz-fusion featuring Chirp. Tickets - Honor Cover ($10 suggested admission). 

 

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25

Bundle up and join us from Noon-4:00pm for the 5th Annual St. Joe Winter Beer Fest in downtown St. Joe! Craft beer enthusiasts will enjoy sampling from local and regional Michigan breweries. Cost $35/person. Includes: Admission, sample cup, 12 tokens, winter comradery and music! One token is a sample. Must be 21+. Tickets are selling fast and a limited amount are available through The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College

INSIDER TIP: Food will be available for purchase from Nosh Village and the Twisted Dawg!

The Inn at Harbor Shores has the perfect family fun activity for a winter weekend! Don't miss their January Family Movie Night. Packages include an overnight stay, kids friendly dinner buffet, 7:00pm showing of Toy Story 4, and an Inn Souvenir (limited to on per room). Visit the innatharborshores.com for more details.

Demo MSR snowshoes with Wanderlust Outfitters at Sarett Nature Center from Noon-2:00pm. The Wanderlust crew will be there to answer any questions.

Head over to The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College for the Wedding World 2020 Exhibition from 11:00am-3:00pm. Held in Grand Upton Hall, this is Southwest Michigan's Premier Bridal Show that features 60+ local vendors!

Curious Kids' Museum hosts "Animals Alive" from Noon-4:00pm. Get ready to meet some reptiles and amphibians up close! Free with museum admission.

Swing by ARS Gallery for Mimosas with the Artist, featuring artist Scott Elliot, from 11:00am-1:00pm. Hear Elliot speak about his career as an artist, curator and world traveler! Free and open to the public.

 

SUNDAY, JANUARY 26

Catch some live music featuring Dale Wicks at Dablon Winery from 2:30-5:30pm! Grand Rapids based musician Wicks will showcase his alt-country and rolk-rock traditions.

JLN Studio hosts a Fundraiser Art & Canvas Night for a local child in need of a service dog! This class will be held from 2:00-4:00pm and will cost $35 per person (includes an 11 x 14 canvas).

Spend the day with friends at The Livery as they host the 3rd Annual Euchre Tournament for the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen from 1:00-4:00pm! $25 per person and includes The Livery's famous pizza bar

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The 16th Annual Magical Ice Fest returns bigger and better than ever and is packed full of family fun, ice competitions, frozen fish and more! Get ready for some frosty fun Friday, January 31 - Sunday, February 2. 

 

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