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South Haven Michigan Calendar of Events

Every weekend in South Haven holds the opportunity
for something new!

Anytime is the time to visit South Haven Michigan and our beaches. Arts, cultural events and festivals celebrating our Lake Michigan heritage keep things lively and our beaches always offer a warm summertime welcome.


Today's Date: Friday, 27 May 2016

Annual Events

• Blessing of the Fleet & Public Sails Begin!
May 27, 2016: The Friends Good Will is blessed & begins another season of sailing! Michigan Maritime Museum, 260 Dyckman Avenue. 5:30 - 6:30pm. For more info call (800) 747-3810

• Memorial Day Parade
May 30, 2016: Come join us for our annual memorial day parade downtown South Haven. Fire trucks, local pageant winners and much more! The parade will kick off at 9am, beginning at Center Street and Michigan Avenue and continuing to Phoenix Street to Bailey Avenue, then north on Bailey to Lakeview Cemetery where a ceremony will take place around 9:45am. At 1pm, there will be a sloppy-joe lunch, free of charge, at the American Legion!

•  Michigan Flywheelers Annual Swap Meet & Flea Market
June 10-12, 2016: Like to buy, sell or trade? Then visit this one-of-a-kind outdoor flea market where you can find all sorts of treasures! Antiques! Furniture! Crafts! Household Items! Tractor & Engine Parts! Garden Items! Books! Knick-Knacks! Jewelry and more! Something for everyone! Only $2 per person! Children 12 years and younger free with adult. Gates open at 8am. Charge for personal transportation vehicles (golf carts etc.). Dogs allowed only with campers & sellers. At Michigan Flywheelers Museum, 06285 68th Street, South Haven. Need more info? Call (269)639-2010

• Classic Wooden Boat Show Festival
June 18-19, 2016: Michigan Maritime Museum. Boat owners will demonstrate knot tying, rowing and building techniques for visitors. Over 40 power, sail, oar and paddle boats will be on display in the museum, on the lawn and in the water throughout the day. Most of the classic boats and small craft have been restored or built by their owners. For more information call (800) 747-3810.

• HarborFest
June 16-19, 2016: Enjoy the weekend along the riverfront. Craft fair, kids activities, food, and free concerts happening all weekend. Fun for the whole family! Downtown South Haven.

• Cottage Walk
June 25, 2016: Spend a lovely summer afternoon touring 5-6 summer cottages & homes in the South Haven Area. Tickets sold in various downtown shops and at the South Haven Visitors Bureau (546 Phoenix Street). Refreshments served in Dyckman Park (across from City Hall). Tickets also sold at the park on the day of the Cottage Walk. $15. Noon - 5pm.

• Annual Summer Art Fair Weekend
July 2 - 3, 2016: Works of art from local artists, as well as artists from surrounding states, will be on display & for sale in Stanley Johnston Park! 10am - 5pm. Free Admission. For additional information call the South Haven Center for the Arts @ (269) 637-1041.

• Fireworks: Light up the Lake!
July 3, 2016: See one of the best fireworks displays on the Lake Michigan and listen to the Light Up The Lake soundtrack LIVE on SuperHits 103.7 COSY-FM! The fireworks shoot off synchronized to the music! Approximately 10:30pm on the Lakefront.

• 4th of July Parade
July 4, 2016: Our annual parade with marching bands, pageant winners, patriotic floats, fire trucks & lots of candy! Downtown @ 11am.

• Steelheaders Annual Fish Boil
July 16, 2016: The South Haven Steelheaders' Annual Fish Boil. Time: 5:00pm-8:00pm @ the Michigan Maritime Museum

• Garden Club Walk
July 16, 2016: Tour beautiful local gardens (rain or shine) with the South Haven Garden Club! The Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum will host refreshments and the boutique. For more info call Esther at (269) 637-2478

• National Blueberry Festival
August 11 - 14, 2016: 53rd Annual National Blueberry Festival. Kid's Carnival, 5K Run/Walk, Pie Eating Contest, Arts & Crafts Fair, Riverfront Concerts, Parade, Vegas Night and more! Fun for the entire family. For more information visit

• Lakeshore Harvest Country Bike Tour
August 20, 2016: 5th Annual Lakeshore Harvest Country Bike Tour (LHCBT). The ride begins at the Kal-Haven Trail Head, off north Bailey Ave. in South Haven, MI. Registration is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Riders should be off of the course before 3:30 p.m. Register before August 1st and save $15. A LHCBT T-shirt is available for purchase, an order form is part of the application. Shirts will also be sold at the ride, but supplies will be limited. visit for more info and to register.

• Annual Boat Walk
August 20, 2016: The 3rd Annual Boat Walk will feature a variety of stunning vessels docked here in South Haven harbor. Set up like a home tour, your tickets gets you on all of the participating vessels for a chance to meet the owners/captains and check out above and below decks. You also get admission to the Museum! This is your chance to go aboard many vessels you've only dreamed about. Tickets are $15 per person. 12:00pm-4:00pm @ Michigan Maritime Museum

• South Haven Performance Series
Founded in 2010, the South Haven Performance Series is an all-volunteer community based organization dedicated to providing a rich mixture of professional music and the performing arts for residents and visitors of South Haven, along with performance art education opportunities for local youth. In its short history the Series has made a positive impact on the cultural fabric of the South Haven community. $10 and always at the door! No tickets needed. Just come as you are for a great evening. All children and students are admitted free of charge. Unless otherwise indicated, all performances are at the First United Methodist Church of South Haven - 429 Michigan Ave. Events include:
  • Friday, May 13
    Gilmore Young Artist Micah McLaurin
  • Friday, June 24
    Axiom Brass Quintet
  • Friday, July 29
    Leslie Tung Fortepiano
  • Friday, August 26
    Pianist Andrew Le and Violinist Jennifer Walvoord

• Riverfront Concerts
May - Aug, 2016: The Community Riverfront Concert Series begins its season in May. Each Thursday evening at 7pm, South Haven's Riverfront Park will host a variety of musical performances, including jazz, classical, folk and contemporary. Concerts are free to the public.

Nestled on the banks of the Black River and located just one block west of downtown South Haven, Riverfront Park provides an ideal setting for the concert series. The performances are next to the marina with seating along a gently sloping grassy hill. Concert-goers will enjoy views of boats traveling on the river, as well as fantastic sunsets over Lake Michigan.

The concerts will typically last an hour and a half and are free to the public. You may want to bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax on. A light coat may also be appropriate as gentle breezes coming off the lake are common. In the event of inclement weather, concerts will be held under the pavilion in the Huron Street parking lot.

• All-Crafts Fair Weekend
September 3 - 4, 2016: Come join us for our Annual All-Crafts Fair Weekend at South Haven's scenic Stanley Johnston Park. Hundreds of exhibitors of fine arts, crafts, and food. 10am - 5pm (Sat & Sun). For more information, call (269) 637-5171.

• Michigan Flywheelers Museum Antique Engine & Tractor Show
September 8 - 11, 2016: One of the largest annual "Antique Engine and Tractor Shows" in the state of Michigan. Come out and see how a group of volunteers restores and preserves antique gas and steam engines and tractors. For more information, call (269) 639-2010.

Special Events

• 2nd Annual Concert In The Park @ Glenn, MI
May 28, 2016: The 2nd annual Concert In The Park in The Glenn Square - Glenn, MI, 5-8pm. Listen to "Black Ice" covering the Oldies, Country & Classic Rock. Dinner menu: Roasted chicken, baked beans, and potato salad. Admission is $12 per person and includes dinner and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the continued enhancement of The Glenn Square.

• USCG MLB 36460 from the movie "The Finest Hours"
June 11 - 12, 2016: On Feb. 18, 1952, a massive storm splits the SS Pendleton in two, trapping more than 30 sailors inside the tanker's sinking stern. Engineer Ray Sybert bravely takes charge to organize a strategy for his fellow survivors. As word of the disaster reaches the Coast Guard in Chatham, Mass.,Chief Warrant Officer Daniel Cluff orders a daring rescue mission. Despite the ferocious weather, coxswain Bernie Webber takes three men on a lifeboat to try and save the crew against seemingly impossible odds. Now see the boat that made the rescue: USCG MLB 36460. She arrives at the Martime Museum on June 11. For more information call (269) 637-8078.

Note: While makes every effort to ensure the accuracy of this data, we cannot be held responsible for changes in dates, venues, etc.


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