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August 6 - August 9
COVID-19 Health/Safety Precautions: The festival has been significantly reduced in size and scope for 2020.
South Haven’s Signature Event Since 1963, the National Blueberry Festival began when a group of South Havenites got together to plan a small event to celebrate the blueberry harvest. South Haven is the epicenter of highbush blueberry production and a large part of the economy and cultural heritage is connected with the prominence of agriculture in the region. Combined with the blueberry’s charms of being beautiful, delicious and oh-so healthy, the Blueberry Festival quickly became a very popular and successful event! The Festival has evolved from its early focus on baking competitions, recipe exchanges to a celebration of everything that is South Haven – multiple venues from downtown to the Lakefront welcome thousands of visitors each August.
The festival spans several venues, but the headquarters and information hub is downtown South Haven.