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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 Magical Ice Fest

Fri. February 05, 2021
- Sun. February 07, 2021
Start time not specified.

Join us 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!

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5
5:00pm-8:00pm Professional Individual Carving Competition presented by Caffe Tosi - Watch carvers magically turn frozen blocks into works of art!

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6
7:30am-4:30pm Professional Team Competition - Watch a team of carvers create frosty creations made from 8 blocks of ice. 
9:00am Ice Fest 5k Chocolate Walk/Run presented by Sunset Coast Striders - Join us for the chilliest timed run in St. Joseph. Along with chocolate filled yumminess, the race will be chipped timed. Register here

11:00am-4:00pm Ice Interactives - Enjoy interacting with some of the carved creations! 
Tic-Tac-Toe presented by BIGGBY Coffee & Zoup!
Fish Toss presented by The Livery

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 7
View completed sculptures on the last day of this magical weekend! (Weather permitting)

ALL WEEKEND
SnowBiz Scavenger Hunt presented by Berrien Community Foundation - Stop in the Welcome Center to pick up a scavenger hunt map and learn the fun details! 


Stay with us for a night or the weekend! Visit stjoetoday.com/stay for accommodations. 

2021 March Mannequins

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

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 from 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.

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In & Around St. Joseph Blog

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.

Last Minute Holiday Gifts 2020

December 2nd, 2020

Tis’ the season for holiday shopping in Michigan’s Great Southwest and we’re here to help you make the most of it! Everything from the latest fashion trends and festive home decor to seasonal brews, delectable wines, handmade gifts by local artisans and more. We’ve got you covered!

SWMI Holiday Cheer 2020

November 4th, 2020

We’re making spirits bright here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! As we head into the holiday season, there are plenty of opportunities to support local businesses and restaurants. From holiday open houses to festive workshops, winter events and Santa approved gifts we’ll help you check off your lists and make the most of this holiday season!

Summer in Michigan's Great Southwest is here and there's a little something for everyone! #MeetMeLocally

Summer in Michigan's Great Southwest means surrey rides, kayak/paddleboard adventures, local craft beer and wine tastings, boutique finds, delicious meals at local eateries, beach bum days, breathtaking sunsets and so much more! There's a little something for everyone; #MeetMeLocally.

Stay the weekend with us! Check out these lodging options

 

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  • Urban Garage Market is open Monday-Friday from 10am-5pm and Saturday 11am-3pm. They specialize in vintage finds, painted furniture, recycled treasures, home decor and more!
  • Perennial Accents is now open 7 days a week! Stop by for your home, kitchen, outdoor living and more.
  • Forever Clean Soap Works has you covered for those summer bug bites and sunburns, plus offers great products year-rounds!
  • Additional shopping in Michigan's Great Southwest!

 

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  • Scooter Joe's Wheel & Water Rentals offers a variety of ways to get around St. Joseph! Take a ride on a beach cruise, surrey, electric bike or tandem and explore the area. Water rentals include: kayak, pontoon boat, speed boat, dinghy and jet ski.
  • Sarett Nature Center sits on 1,000 acres and features 8 miles of trails, a nature center building and tree top walkway!
  • Southwest Michigan Cycleboat invites you to take a ride on the Harbor Hopper! Perfect for friends, family, team building or just a quick water getaway. Book your top today!
  • Additional activities in Michigan's Great Southwest!

 

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