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Seek Out the Sun

Thu. July 01, 2021
- Sat. July 31, 2021
Start time not specified.

Seek Out The Sun - Downtown St. Joseph Scavenger Hunt! can you find the sun in all 20 participating locations? We are excited to bring back this fun, interactive scavenger hunt to our downtown. 

PROGRAM DATES: July 1-31, 2021

HOW IT WORKS:

- Get your passport from the St. Joe Today (SJT) Welcome Center located at 301 State Street in downtown St. Joseph
- Go around to participating businesses to find the sun
- Get the passport stamped or initialed once you find the sun
- Turn in your finished passports to SJT for a prize!

PRIZE:

- A special treat from Kilwin's 
- Special prize from St. Joe Today
- Entry to win a St. Joe Today Gift Bag
- The winner will be drawn on Monday, August 2

2021 St. Joe Farmers Market

Sat. July 24, 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 St. Joe Farmers Market

Sat. July 31, 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 Antiques on the Bluff

Sun. August 01, 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 Chalk the Block

Fri. August 06, 2021
- Sun. August 08, 2021
Start time not specified.

Summer is in full swing as artists take over Broad St. in downtown St. Joe during Chalk the Block! Attendees can watch as both amateur and professional artists prepare their squares on Friday evening, work all day Saturday and enjoy the completed chalk masterpieces on Sunday. This family-friendly festival showcases regional, national and international artists, using the quaint lakeside town as their backdrop.

 

PEOPLE’S CHOICE

Attendees can vote for their favorite chalk masterpiece in the People’s Choice. Tickets will be sold at the People’s Choice Tent on Broad St. for one dollar each on Saturday from 12:00p-8:00p and Sunday from 11:00a-2:00p. One dollar equals one vote. 

 

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2021 Love Local Weekend | July 16-18

July 12th, 2021

Summer is in full swing and we’ve got a jam-packed weekend to help you celebrate all things Southwest Michigan! From a car show, free concerts and a Farmers Market to an Artisan Fair, a 5K and a free outdoor movie - there’s a little something for everyone.

2021 Fourth of July Weekend

June 28th, 2021

Celebrate the Fourth of July holiday weekend in Michigan’s Great Southwest! With everything from Lighthouse Tours, a Farmers Market and live music to Antiques on the Bluff, beach days and art exhibits there’s a little something for everyone. 

Top 8 - Father's Day Weekend 2021

June 15th, 2021

Celebrate Father’s Day weekend in Michigan’s Great Southwest! Car shows, live music, local artisans, tasty craft brews and delicious food - there’s enough to keep you busy all weekend long.

Summer Bucket List 2021

June 1st, 2021

Enjoy sun-filled days here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! Check out our bucket list to make the most of this summer season.

Memorial Day Weekend 2021

May 20th, 2021

We’re gearing up for summer here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! Enjoy the long holiday weekend with everything from a trip to the beach, live music, outdoor dining and a Farmers Market - there’s a little something for everyone! Read on for a full weekend guide.

Ho ho ho! Santa has arrived in Michigan's Great Southwest! Interested in visiting the man in red? Here's a list of where he can be found until Christmas Day; you can event visit a few times if those wish lists change.

Ho ho ho! Santa has arrived in Michigan's Great Southwest! Interested in visiting the man in red? Here's a list of where he can be found until Christmas Day; you can even visit a few times if those wish lists change. 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH

Reindog Holiday Parade: 4:00pm
Santa arrives in downtown St. Joseph at the end of the Reindog Holiday Parade! Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street)! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

Round Barn Winery - Sippin' with Santa: 1:00-4:00pm
Santa is turning up in Baroda too at Round Barn Winery's Sippin' with Santa event! Donate a new, unwrapped toy (or $5 suggested donation) for a visit with Santa, in partnership with Toys for Tots in New Buffalo. Kids can also participate in ornament making and cookie decorating, while the 21+ crowd is invited for seasonal cheer Round Barn style!

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH

Santa's House: 1:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

Bistro on the Boulevard - Sundays with Santa: 11:30am-2:00pm
Sundays with Santa return to the Bistro on the Boulevard! Enjoy Santa's Brunch Buffet and cookie decorating. Call for reservations: 269.983.3882!

Plank's Tavern - Brunch with Santa: 9:00am-2:00pm
Enjoy Brunch with the big man in red! Buffet: $34.95/adult, $19.95/kid (ages 4-10), Ages 3 and under free. Reservations recommended - 269.408.9108!

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12TH

Santa's House: 4:00-6:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule. 

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13TH

Santa's House: 4:00-6:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH

Santa's House: 12:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH

Santa's House: 1:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

Bistro on the Boulevard - Sundays with Santa: 11:30am-2:00pm
Sundays with Santa return to the Bistro on the Boulevard! Enjoy Santa's Brunch Buffet and cookie decorating. Call for reservations 269.983.3882.

Vineyard 2121 - Holiday Event: 12:00-4:00pm
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the vineyard! Celebrate this holiday season with Vineyard 2121 as they host their holiday event featuring Christmas carols, cookies, cocoa and Claus! Santa will be making an appearance from 12:00-2:00pm!

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19TH

Santa's House: 4:00-6:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule. 

Silver Beach Carousel - Live Reindeer & Santa: 4:00-9:00pm
Santa will be here around 6:30pm, but his reindeer actually fly in first! You can visit Santa's reindeer in Shadowland on Silver Beach Ballroom from 4:00-8:00pm and get some professional keepsake pictures. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Carousel from 6:30-9:00pm. Visit silverbeachcarousel.com/events for more Family Fun nights on the Carousel (4:00-8:30pm) for $1 rides!

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH

Santa's House: 4:00-6:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours through the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21ST

Santa's HouseSanta's House: 12:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule. 

Plank's Tavern - Brunch with Santa & His Reindeer: 9:00am-2:00pm
Enjoy Brunch with the big man in red! Santa's reindeer will make an appearance from 10:00am-1:00pm! Buffet: $34.95/adult, $19.95/kid (ages 4-10), Ages 3 and under are free. Reservations recommended - 269.408.9108.

12 Corners - Sippin' with Santa & Live Music: 12:00-6:00pm
Santa himself will make an appearance at 12 Corners for a photo opportunity for all ages from 12:00-3:00pm! Photos are free of charge, but please bring your own camera. Live music by Mark Ficks immediately following.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22ND

Santa's House: 1:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule. 

Bistro on the Boulevard - Sundays with Santa: 11:30am-2:00pm
Sundays with Santa return to Bistro on the Boulevard! Enjoy Santa's Brunch Buffet and cookie decorating. Call for reservations: 269.983.3882.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23RD

Santa's House: 12:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

 

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