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Where's the Witch

Sat. October 01, 2022
- Mon. October 31, 2022
9:00am - 5:00pm

Where's the Witch - Downtown St. Joseph Scavenger Hunt! Can you find the witch in all 12 participating locations?

PROGRAM DATES: October 1-31, 2022

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 witch
- Get the passport stamped or initialed once you find the witch
- Turn in your finished passports to SJT for a prize!

PRIZE:
- Special prize from St. Joe Today
- Entry to win a St. Joe Today Gift Bag
- The winner will be drawn on Wednesday, November 2

2022 St. Joe Farmers Market

Sat. October 08, 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 Pumpkins on Parade

Fri. October 21, 2022
- Mon. October 31, 2022
Start time not specified.

SWMI Businesses and restaurants will display their decorated pumpkins from October 21 through October 31!

Visit participating locations and vote for your favorite pumpkin! Voting will be available at stjoetoday.com/vote from 10:00am October 21 to 11:59pm October 31.


PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS:

Anchor's Way Marina
Baroda Founders Tasting Room
Benton Harbor Public Library
Caffe Tosi
Chill Hill Winery
Citadel Dance & Music Center
G&M Variety
Glik's
Holt Bosse
Jimmy Johns
Oh My Darlings
Olive Cart
Schroeder Furniture
Silver Beach County Park
Silver Beach Pizza
Silver Harbor Brewing Company
SMSO
South Shore Health & Racquet Club
Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra
St. Joe Community Taprooom
St. Joe Today
State Street Stuff
Storage of America
The Cheese Lady
The Culinary Cottage
The Livery
The Whitcomb
United Federal Credit Union

And more TBA!

Spooky Tours

Sat. October 22, 2022
1:00pm - 6:00pm

Enjoy a 45min guided tour of the St. Joe City Cemetery, including the Mausoleum.

- Listen to true spooky stories as you're guided through the City Cemetery and Mausoleum
- Tours will start on the hour, quarter, half, and 3/4 (ex. 1p, 1:15p, 1:30p, 1:45p)
- Maximum of 20 guests per tour
- Rain date: Saturday, October 29

Tickets are available online only and will go on sale at 11:00a on Saturday, October 1 - bit.ly/3fqp0AX

2022 Halloween Downtown Trick-or-Treat

Mon. October 31, 2022
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Calling all ghosts, goblins and ghouls for an evening of treats! Merchants of the Benton Harbor Arts District and Downtown St. Joe are excited to welcome trick-or-treaters at this festive event!

 

DOWNTOWN ST. JOSEPH PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES

First Congregational Church
Forever Books
Fusion Center for Dance
Glik's
Jimmy John's
Olive Cart
SMSO
St. Joe Community Taproom
St. Joe Today
State Street Stuff
The Cheese Lady
The Tea Annex
The Whitcomb
Wild Ginger Flowers & Gifts

And more TBA!

 

BENTON HARBOR ARTS DISTRICT PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES

Benton Harbor Public Library
Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary
Citadel Dance & Music Center
SMSO
St. Joe Today
Storage of America
The Livery

And more TBA!

 

2022 Luminary

Fri. November 18, 2022
5:00pm - 8:00pm

Stroll through our downtown as luminaries 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.

2022 PARTICIPANTS: TBA!

2022 Small Business Saturday

Sat. November 26, 2022
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.

  

2022 PARTICIPANTS - TBA!

2022 Window Wonderland

Fri. December 02, 2022
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 stjoetoday.com/vote! 

Voting will be open starting at 7:00p on Friday, December 2 until 11:59p on Sunday, December 4.

2022 PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS - TBA!

2022 Fanny Mae Memorial Reindog Parade

Sat. December 03, 2022
3:00pm

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.

PARTICIPANT INFO:
Those who wish to participate in the parade MUST register in advance at stjoetoday.com/reindog 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.

Day-Of-Registration: 12:00p-2:45p (Welcome Center)
Judging: 1:00p-2:45p (Outside of Welcome Center)
Parade Start: 3:00p (Corner of State & Elm)

 

2022 FAQ Sheet 

REGISTRATION is open now!

Register

 

 

Santa's House

Sat. December 03, 2022
4:30pm - 7:00pm

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets - outside of the St. Joe Today Welcome Center.
 
Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera!
 
Santa's House Hours December 3-23:
December 3 | 4:30p-7:00p 
December 4 | 1:00p-5:00p
December 8 | 4:00p-6:00p
December 9 | 4:00p-6:00p
December 10 | 12:00p-5:00p
December 11 | 1:00p-5:00p
December 15 | 4:00p-6:00p
December 16 | 4:00p-6:00p
December 17 | 12:00p-5:00p
December 18 | 1:00p-5:00p
December 21 | 12:00p-5:00p (Special Hours)
December 22 | 12:00p-5:00p (Special Hours)
December 23 | 12:00p-5:00p (Special Hours)

2022 Letters to Santa

Sat. December 03, 2022
- Fri. December 23, 2022
Start time not specified.

The St. Joseph Today staff have been entrusted by Santa and his elves to help get the letters to the North Pole! Stop by the Welcome Center for a candy cane treat – SJT will also have postcards for those last minute wish lists! Drop them off to Santa during Santa's House hours; or after-hours in the drop-box.

Santa's House

Sun. December 04, 2022
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Picture perfect holiday fun is available weekends in December in downtown St. Joseph. Santa's house will be located on the corner of State and Pleasant Streets - outside of the St. Joe Today Welcome Center.
 
Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera!
 
Santa's House Hours December 3-23:
December 3 | 4:30p-7:00p 
December 4 | 1:00p-5:00p
December 8 | 4:00p-6:00p
December 9 | 4:00p-6:00p
December 10 | 12:00p-5:00p
December 11 | 1:00p-5:00p
December 15 | 4:00p-6:00p
December 16 | 4:00p-6:00p
December 17 | 12:00p-5:00p
December 18 | 1:00p-5:00p
December 21 | 12:00p-5:00p (Special Hours)
December 22 | 12:00p-5:00p (Special Hours)
December 23 | 12:00p-5:00p (Special Hours)

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