The winter doesn’t slow things down in Michigan’s Great Southwest! This January weekend brings a Chili Tour, St. Joe Winter Beer Fest, live music, trivia and board game nights, Bloody Mary Bars and more! Read below to check out all the awesome winter activities.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 26
Warm up with us as the annual Chili Tour returns downtown St. Joe from 5:00p-8:00p! Participating locations or "Chili Stops" will play host as you have the opportunity to try their best recipes. Get started at the Welcome Center or The Market! It’s just $5 per map which 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 are available for purchase on the
day of from 12:00p-7:45p at the Welcome Center and from
5:00p-7:45p at The Market!
Head to the Box Factory for the Arts for the Opening Reception for their 2024 Series One Exhibit from 5:30p-7:30p! Meet the artists while enjoying light snacks, beer and wine. Check out a new addition to this year’s exhibit, Miniatures 2024 - a fundraiser featuring original works by regional artists!
Join Lemon Creek Winery on Fridays for an open house Game Night, featuring extended tasting room hours from 12:00p-8:00p. Attendees will enjoy happy hour specials and BYOG (Bring Your Own Game) or choose from their game selection.
Every Friday, from 11:00a-9:00p Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant, hosts Tabor for Two. For just $50, you get dinner for two which includes two entrees and a choice of soup or salad.
The GhostLight hosts GhostLight MovieNights, a once-a-month movie night throughout the winter! Catch the January movie this Friday, January 19 at 7:00p!
Enjoy a tasty beverage and live music at Watermark Brewing from 7:00p-10:00p featuring CAT MAN DOG, an acoustic duo! Can’t make it this weekend? Check out their upcoming calendar of events!
SATURDAY, JANUARY 27
Craft beer enthusiasts will enjoy sampling from local and regional Michigan breweries during the St. Joe Winer Beer Fest from 12:00p-4:00p in downtown St. Joe! Tickets are SOLD OUT for the 2024 event.
INSIDER TIP: Mark your calendars for December 1 when tickets
go on sale for the 2025 event!
Warm up before the St. Joe Winter Beer Fest with St. Joe Community Taproom as they host a Pop-Up Pancake Breakfast from 10:30a-12:30p! Attendees will enjoy a pancake breakfast bar from The Mason Jar Cafe and beer on tap from Watermark Brewing. Cost $15/person and includes hot buttermilk pancakes, sausage links from Jake’s Country Meats and a 5oz. pour of Bert’s Breakfast Stout from Watermark. The entire tap list is available as well as additional surprises! Breakfast will be served until sold out!
River Saint Joe hosts Board Games & Brews with Michiana Boardgamery from 1:00p-4:00p! BYOG (Bring Your Own Game) or choose from their game selection. Free event - all levels of experience are welcome. RSJ beers, ciders and food will be available for purchase throughout the event from inside the taproom!
Test your trivia skills during Marvel Movies Trivia Night hosted by Dad’s Farm & Cafe from 6:00p-8:00p! Free to play; prizes awarded to the winners.
Enjoy a staycation or a getaway winter weekend with The Inn at Harbor Shores as they host a Family Movie Night! Package includes an Overnight Stay for 4, 6:00p Kids Friendly Dinner Buffet and a 7:00p Showing of Paw Patrol the Mighty Movie.
The Livery hosts An Acoustic Evening with Modern Vultures at 8:00p! Grab a tasty brew and some delicious food and get ready for a night of great music.
SUNDAY, JANUARY 28
Enjoy a weekly Bloody Mary Bar at Vineyard 2121, on Sundays from 11:00a-4:00p.
Test out your trivia skills during the weekly Sunday Team Trivia at Round Barn Brewery from 1:00p-4:00p. This week’s theme is The Office! Four rounds of trivia with five questions; max group size of six per team; first-come, first-serve no reservations needed.
Dablon Vineyards hosts a Vertical Tasting - Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from 12:00p-5:00p! Join their certified sommelier/wine club manager in the “Wine Club Corner” of the Tasting Room for a special tasting event. $20/person (General Public) and $14/person (Wine Club Members).
Join The Lilac Loft as they host Candle Making Workshops in their NEW space located at 418 State Street in downtown St. Joseph! Spaces are still available for their 1:00p or 4:00p Workshops.
Find your new favorite wine at the St. Joe Wine Shoppe! Every Sunday, they open three new bottles of wine, all different styles, during Wine Sample Sundays from 1:00p-5:00p!