Fall is here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! Keep reading to maximize the last Love Local of the 2021 season. Featuring everything from a Farmers Market, Fall Fest and live music to Love Local special sales/offerings, vintage baseball games and a Beach Bash.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
- Don’t miss the last Friday Night Concert of the 2021 season from 7:00p-8:00p at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell in downtown St. Joseph! This free hour-long concert features The Backups.
- Forever Clean Soap Works hosts “On the Porch” during Love Local Weekend! All weekend long local artisans will host pop-up shops. On Friday, you’re in for a special treat with the Junbuggies Taco Truck!
- Visit Forever Books to find a new fall read! Now open Monday-Thursday 10:00a-6p, Friday 10:00a-8:00p, Saturday 10:00a-6:00p, Sunday 11:00a-5:00p.
INSIDER TIP: Looking for book suggestions? Every Tuesday
Forever Books features a new book in their newsletter,
“New Title Tuesday”! Sign-up at foreverbooks.net
to learn more.
- Olive Cart has a special Love Local Weekend sale on spice packets. All spice packets are 25% off while supplies last!
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
- Market-goers will enjoy fresh finds at the weekly St. Joe Farmers Market, held every Saturday now through October 9 from 9:00a-2:00p in Lake Bluff Park. Attendees will enjoy a variety of products including baked goods, locally grown produce, perennials and cut flowers, meats and cheeses, coffee and more!
- Downtown St. Joseph will host Fall Fest from 10:00a-3:00p in Lake Bluff Park, sponsored by RE/MAX by the Lake. Fall Fest activities in Lake Bluff Park include the RE/MAX by the Lake Big Balloon Walk-Through (9:00a-11:00a), Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary Pumpkin Raffle (9:00a-2:00p), Critter Barn (11:00a-3:00p), Storytime with Poppy | Forever Books (11:30a and 12:30p) and Interactive Booths from RE/MAX by the Lake, the YMCA of Greater Michiana, Interact Club, Fusion Center for Dance and the Balloon Twisters (11:00a-3:00p)
- Wanderlust Outfitters hosts “Kuhl PANTcakes Event” from 10:00a-1:00p. Attendees will try on pants, eat pancakes and enjoy 25% off! Free gift to those who try on two pairs of Kuhl pants (while supplies last).
INSIDER TIP: Wanderlust Outfitters hosts Sidewalk Sales on
Friday and Saturday from 10:00a-1:00p.
- State Street Stuff offers 25% off select pantry items in The Playful Pantry! Find items such as salsas, sauces, snacks, spices and seasonings.
- ARS Gallery hosts “I Am The Greatest” Beach Bash from 5:00p-8:00p at North Pier Brewing Company! This annual fundraiser benefits the “I Am The Greatest” project which supports youth through arts and cultural education.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
- Eden Springs Park hosts Vintage Base Ball featuring the Echoes vs. Salmon from 2:00p-5:00p!
- Cool off at the Whirlpool Centennial Compass Fountain Splash Pad! Open from 12:00p-8:00p. September 30 will be the last day of the 2021 season!
- Get a total body workout at Round Barn Estate during their September Barre Class from 10:00a-11:00a
INSIDER TIP: Enjoy live music at the Round Barn Public House
featuring Vegas McGraw on Friday, September 17