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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: Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Annual Events

• South Haven Center for the Arts Exhibition
July 31, 2015: 6th Annual Juried Exhibition. Artists are invited to submit their work. Their art work is judged & the top pieces chosen. Especially this year, the focus is on attracting new young artists. Always a well received exhibit. For more info, call (269)637-1041

• Bark-B-Que
Aug 7, 2015: Blueberry Bark-B-Que at the downtown South Haven Pavilion; $10 adults, $5 kids. 4pm until the food is gone. Proceeds benefit the Al-Van Humane Society.

• Steelheaders Annual Fish Boil
August 8, 2015: The South Haven Steelheaders' Annual Fish Boil. 4 pm to ???. Come on down and help!

• Pancake Breakfast
Aug 8 and Aug 9, 2015: All you can eat Blueberry Pancake Breakfast @ the Huron Street Pavilion. 8:00 AM - Noon. Sponsored by the South Haven Kiwanis Club.

• National Blueberry Festival
August 6 - 9, 2015: This is the 52nd 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

• Airport Fly-In & Pancake Breakfast
August 9, 2015: What Blueberry Festival would be complete without this annual event? Vintage planes, aviation activities, and a great breakfast! See you at the South Haven Airport, 73020 CR 380. For more information, call (269) 637-7343.

• Steelheaders Perch Tournament
Aug 15, 2015: Yellow Perch Fishing Tournament. $15 Registration Fees/Person. Payout Cash & Prizes Based on Entries. Fishing Times 7am-Noon. Weigh-In 1:30pm @ Moose Lodge. Top 35 fish = payout + Heaviest Goby Weight Awarded Prize as Well! For more info, call (269) 214-6934.

• Lakeshore Harvest Country Bike Tour
August 15, 2015: 4th 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.

• Riverfront Concerts
May - Aug, 2015: 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.

• Michigan Flywheelers Museum Engine & Tractor Show
September 10 - 13, 2015: 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

• Gelato in The Park
August 1, 2015: Gelato In The Park sponsored by Palazzolo's Artesian Gelato a donation based event the the continued enhancement of The Glenn Square. 3pm until 5pm downtain Glenn, Michigan (follow signs off Blue Star Highway 10 miles North of South Haven and 10 miles south of Saugatuck).

• 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, June 26, 2015: The Donald Sinta Saxophone Quartet (pictured above) featuring Dan Graser, Zach Stern, Joe Girard and Danny Hawthorne-Foss.
  • Friday, July 31, 2015: Pianist May Phang
  • Friday, August 28, 2015: The Merling Trio featuring Bruce Uchimura (cello), Renata Artman Knific (violin) and Susan Wiersma Uchimura (piano)
  • Sunday, November 15, 2015: Calvin College Alumni Choir

Last Modified: Saturday, 09 May 2015

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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