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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: Wednesday, 23 April 2014

Annual Events

• Steelheaders Pro-Am Fishing Tournament
May 16-18, 2014: This is the Steelheader's biggest tournament event of the year. Multiple divisions for Pros and Ams plus the 1-Day Shoot Out. Guaranteed Payouts of $5,000 (Pro), $2,000 (Am) and $1,000 (Shoot Out). Registration and Captain's Meeting will take place on May 16th at the South Haven Moose Lodge. For more information contact Chad Bard at (269) 214-6934.

• Blessing of the Fleet & Public Sails Begin!
May 23, 2014: The Friends Good Will is blessed & begins another season of sailing! Michigan Maritime Museum, 260 Dyckman Avenue. For more info call (800) 747-3810

• Memorial Day Parade
May 26, 2013: Come join us for our annual memorial day parade downtown South Haven. Fire trucks, local pageant winners and much more! The parade runs through downtown South Haven.

• Festival of Cars
June 7, 2014: Fun for the whole family downtown South Haven. Free admission for spectators, donations accepted.

Partnered with the Festival of Cars is Kruisin' for Kylie. T-shirts will be for sale & a silent auction will be held. A portion of the proceeds from t-shirt sales & 100% of proceeds from the silent auction will go to Hunt for a Cure, targeting Cystic Fibrosis.

To show your car for $12, early registration or $15 day of the event – call (269) 637-0345 for details.

•  Michigan Flywheelers Annual Swap Meet & Flea Market
June 6 - 7, 2014: 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

• Steelheaders Ladies Fishing Tournament
June 7, 2014: Steelheaders Fishing Tournament Annual & competitive tournament on Lake Michigan! For more information call (269) 637-5536.

• Waterfront Film Festival
June 12-15, 2014: The Waterfront Film Festival returns to South Haven. Join Entertainment professionals from around the country and the independent filmmakers eager to show their work!

For more information, visit

• Classic Wooden Boat Show Festival
June 21, 2013: 31st Classic Boat Show & Small Craft Festival at the Michigan Maritime Museum (10:00 am – 4:00 pm). This event includes wood, fiberglass and steel boats; power, sail, and paddle boats; large and small boats; models; radio-controlled boats; toy boat building for kids and speakers. Special features of this year’s show will be a nautical flea market throughout the day, the display of a newly built Gloucester Light Dory, which is up for sale as a fund raiser for the Museum, and boat building demonstrations. For more information call (800) 747-3810.

• HarborFest
June 19-22, 2014: Enjoy the weekend along the riverfront. Dragon boat races, craft fair, kids activities, food, and free concerts happening all weekend. Fun for the whole family! Downtown South Haven.

• Cottage Walk
June 29, 2014: Spend a lovely summer afternoon touring 5-6 summer cottages & homes in the South Haven Area (noon - 5pm). 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.

• Fireworks: Light up the Lake!
July 3, 2014: 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

• 4th of July Parade
July 4, 2014: Our annual parade with marching bands, pageant winners, patriotic floats, fire trucks & lots of candy! Downtown @ 11am.

• 56th Annual Summer Art Fair
July 5, 2014: 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.

• Garden Club Walk
July 12, 2014: 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

• Canoe Building Class
July 25-27, 2014: Learn to build a solo canoe from the experts at the Michigan Maritime Museum. For more information and registration details, call (800) 747-3810

• Steelheaders Annual Fish Boil
August 9, 2014: The South Haven Steelheaders' Annual Fish Boil. 4 pm to ???. Come on down and help!

• Airport Fly-In & Pancake Breakfast
August 10, 2014: 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 16, 2014: 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.

• All-Crafts Fair Weekend
August 30 - 31, 2014: Come join us for our 37th 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 Engine & Tractor Show
September 4 - 7, 2014: 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.

Last Modified: Tuesday, 01 October 2013

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