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St. Joseph Michigan Farmer’s Market

The Bluff in St. Joseph 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Southwest Michigan is the 2nd most agriculturally diverse climate in America, and our farmer's markets reflect that.  The Saint Joseph Farmer's Market is one of the best.  Saturday mornings from late May through mid-October, you can grab ripe, succulent fruits and vegetables, and also jams, honey, hearth-baked breads and fine pastries, perennials, cut flowers, organic […]

Free

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Benton Harbor Farmer’s Market

Dwight P. Mitchell City Center Park 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

In the middle of the Dwight P. Mitchell City Center Park just off of Pipestone, you will find: fresh produce for purchase, arts & crafts & games for the kids, and fitness classes by the YMCA! Jams, jellies, fruit, greens, and so much more. The market accepts SNAP Bridge Cards, WIC Project Fresh coupons, Senior […]

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Chalk The Block

Downtown Saint Joseph 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Chalk art is taken to a whole new level in Saint Joseph, Michigan's Chalk the Block.  Chalk artists from across the country will create masterpieces right on Broad Street in Downtown Saint Joseph, starting Friday night.  Art will be visible all day Saturday and Sunday.  Great for kids and families!

Free

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Buchanan Farmer’s Market

Downtown Buchanan 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Buy local, eat fresh! Fresh produce, breads and sweets (by Breadsmith), coffee (by Rapha Roasters), jewelry, soaps, yard art, and more! Spend your Saturday morning in beautiful downtown Buchanan. Vendors such as: Happy Paws Treats Pet Bakery, Knott Road Hillside Gardens, Hebron Farms, and Rolling Acres, and with booths by local organizations like the United […]

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Niles Scream Park

Niles Scream Park 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Haunted House Time! One of the top haunted attractions in the country, Niles Scream Park offers 44 acres of screams, fear, and frights. Every year, the individual attractions are rebuilt to be scarier and better than the year before. This year, be terrified in Deadwood, N'awlins Nightmare, The Field of Screams, Dark Terror-tory, and moooore. […]

$28

Artoberfest 2019 in the Benton Harbor Arts District

New Territory Arts Association 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

It's HERE! The once-a-year community art showcase has been announced! Artoberfest 2019 will take place in the downtown Benton Harbor Arts District on Saturday, September 14th. This year brings more artists and artist booths, more vendors, live art demonstrations, live music, AND Pecha Kucha! Over half a dozen food trucks will be in attendance selling […]

Grand Haven Salmon Festival

Grand Haven Municipal Marina 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Salmon Run 5K/10K! Art fair! Kid zone! Salmon Cook-off! Beer, Wine, & Cider tastings! Silent Auction! Grape stomp! The Grand Haven Salmon Festival is filled with so many activities for the whole family.  With event presented by local businesses such as D&W Fresh Market, Rycenga Building Center, and Sons of the American Legion, this festival […]

$30

PechaKucha Vol. 18 at The Livery in the Benton Harbor Arts District

The Livery 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

PechaKucha: the art of concise storytelling. A presentation format developed in Tokyo in 2003, PechaKucha gives each presenter 20 seconds to show each of their 20 slides, to share ideas, experiences, and works. The only requirement to become a presenter is passion! The St. Joe / Benton Harbor branch came together in 2015 as a […]

$5

4th Annual Hobbiton Beer Run

The Livery 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

WE'RE GOING ON AN ADVENTURE! And we're going to raise funds for the Children's Wing of the Benton Harbor Public Library while we go! Runners can run/walk the 5k course, or run/walk the 2.5k course, your choice! Both courses start at the Livery, head to North Pier Brewing Company, and return to the Livery. Your […]

$15

Four Flags Area Apple Festival

Apple Festival Grounds 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

With carnival rides, an Apple Fest royalty court, a senior dance, lip sync contest, youth parade, and more, the Four Flags Area Apple Festival really does have it all! Wristbands for the rides are on sale at a discounted price until September 26th at Noon; the Old Fashioned Log Sawing Competition takes place on Saturday […]

Chapel Hill Arts & Crafts Show

Berrien County Fairgrounds 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

For 40 years, the Women of the Chapel Hill United Methodist Church in Sodus have been raising funds for local, national, and worldwide missions projects. What began as a small display of faith and charity has since grown into an enormous feat with over 275 exhibitors-- along with food vendors, flowers and plant sales, bake […]

$3

Little Black Dress Party

Shadowland on Silver Beach 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

LADIES NIGHT!!! The annual Little Black Dress Party, hosted by the Paint Our Towns Pink committee, will take place at Shadowland on Silver Beach, on October 10th. Be ready for a night of hors d'oeuvres and dessert, cash bar, dancing, DJ, photo booth, carousel rides, and more! Purchase single tickets, or an entire table; participate […]

$40

Yoga and Cider Liqueur

Journeyman Distillery 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Join us for a refreshing, all-levels yoga session at Journeyman Distillery, to welcome Fall and the changing of the seasons. Kristy Paul (founder of Follow The Yogi) will help you greet Autumn with a rejuvenated spirit, and sip on some spirits after class. B.Y.O.M (mat) and buy your tickets soon!

$20

Wine & Design at Tabor Hill

Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Join Flowers By Anna at Tabor Hill Winery, as we learn how to design our very own Pumpkin Floral Centerpieces. Choose from an entire array of Michigan plant life to decorate your pumpkin -- Leaves! Flowers! Wheat! and more! Grab a drink and enjoy creative hour. Be amazed with what you can do! Price of […]

$50

Santaniello’s Halloween Party !

Santaniello's Restaurant 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

It's time for the 2019 Halloween Party @ Santaniello's! This year, dance with ghouls and ghosts on Saturday October 26th at 7pm. Be sure to wear a costume-- the best-dressed attendee will take home $1,000! DJ Ron E. Roc will help you spook through the evening, and Bud Distributing will provide the potions! Look for […]

$10

HauseFest Halloween 2019

The Acorn 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Since 2011, The Hausemans and the Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation have been hosting the annual HauseFest Halloween bash, benefiting Ronald McDonald House Charities. To date, HauseFest has raised over $70,000. There are plenty of tasty snacks, (generously donated by restaurants in Harbor Country) a cash bar, silent auction, prizes for Best Costume, and hours upon […]

$50

El Dia de los Muertos (Day Of The Dead) Celebration 2019

The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Don't forget: behind every Halloween ghost, ghoul, and zombie is a regular ol' dead person. Indulge your sweet tooth and imagination for one more day as you celebrate the lives of loved ones who've stepped over to the other side at this community cultural event, Celebrando el Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), co-hosted by […]

$5 – $30

Journeyman Distillery’s Halloween Dance Party

Journeyman Distillery 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Dress in your best costume for a chance to win the high-stakes costume contest! Each ticket comes with one complimentary drink token, and there will be dancing and prizes galore. Get down with your big, bad spooky self, and do not miss this Halloween Party! This event sells out quickly, so purchase your tickets now! […]

$10

Beach Glass Ornament DIY @ Three Blondes Brewing

Three Blondes Brewing 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Using sea glass, seashells, and other Lake Michigan treasures, gather with friends to create your own Beach Glass Ornaments on Thursday November 6th. Snacks and drinks will be served, and all materials will be provided. Every participant will take home five ornaments! Great for gifts! Purchase your tickets ASAP, as these DIY Events at Three […]

$35

Lest We Forget: Patriotic Concert at the Mendel Center

The Mendel Center 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Honor our veterans and their families as the Southshore Concert Band joins Lest We Forget in their annual Veterans Day Patriotic Concert on Sunday, November 10th at 2:00 pm at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center in Benton Harbor. This will be the thirteenth veterans' concert put on by Lest We Forget and the Southshore Concert Band […]

$12

Kid’s Christmas Carnival!

The Mendel Center 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

This year's super fun Kid's Christmas Carnival hosted by 98.3 The Coast, 97.5 Y-Country, 94.9 WSJM, 103.7 COZY, 106.1 WSJM Sports and Midwest Family will be held in the Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College. And there is soooo much to do--- Take photos with Santa (I KNOW HIM!!) Help in Mrs. Claus' kitchen by […]

$3

25th Annual Luminary Festival in Downtown St. Joseph

Back for its 25th year, this light-filled festival will delight children and adults alike. Stroll through the streets and take advantage of sales, specials, and tasty things to eat and drink while enjoying the glow of 1,000 luminaries lining the streets of downtown St. Joseph.  while  candlelit streets as 1,000 luminaries light your way as […]

Free

Twin Cities Turkey Trot

Benton Harbor Public Library 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Proceeds for this year's Twin Cities Turkey Trot will benefit the Benton Harbor Police Athletic League. This organization instills fellowship and camaraderie between kids ages 12-18 and local law enforcement. They participate in sports and social activities together, teaching leadership and strength in the community. Early packet pick-up for the race (Wednesday 5pm - 630pm) […]

$30

Holiday in the Park

South Haven 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Bring the Merry to South Haven during the official lighting of the community holiday tree! Ice skating, karaoke downtown, Santa Paws Pet Parade, luminaries, holiday treats and  m o r e  will jump-start the holidays and help you create memories that will last a lifetime! Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Dyckman Park from […]

Holiday Makers Market @ The Box

Box Factory for the Arts 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Small Business Saturday! Artists & Makers will be setting up booth spaces throughout the Box Factory to create a fun and festive Makers Market just in time for the Holiday Season! Come early, stay late, make a day of it – you are sure to find special gifts for everyone on your list. Food and […]

$5

Buchanan’s Start the Season! ~Parade & Tree Lighting~!

Downtown Buchanan 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Come one, come all! Buchanan’s annual Start the Season Parade and the Holiday Lighting ceremony takes place on November 30 this year, in downtown Buchanan. The parade kicks off at 5:30pm and leaves from the Duck Pond, travels down Front Street, and ends at the Commons stage for the Holiday Lighting ceremony. **If you’re interested […]

Holiday Collage Concert @ Grand Upton Hall

Grand Upton Hall 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

The sounds of the season can be found here-- in Grand Upton Hall at Lake Michigan College, on Tuesday, December 3rd. Beginning at 7pm, Lake Michigan College's music, dance, and theatre students will be performing their holiday showcase of talent. In addition to performances by individual students, this year’s collage will features the LMC Concert […]

PechaKucha Vol. 19 at the Box Factory for the Arts

Box Factory for the Arts 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

PechaKucha: the art of concise storytelling. A presentation format developed in Tokyo in 2003, PechaKucha gives each presenter 20 seconds to show each of their 20 slides, to share ideas, experiences, and works. The only requirement to become a presenter is passion! The St. Joe / Benton Harbor branch came together in 2015 as a […]

$3

Benton Harbor Holiday Lights Celebration

Dwight P. Mitchell City Center Park 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Kick off the Christmas season in downtown Benton Harbor, on Friday, December 6th at 5:30pm in downtown Benton Harbor and Dwight P Mitchell Park. Businesses will light up the arts district and delight in refreshments and goodies, while the Benton Harbor Middle School band leads the ceremony. Join the fun and welcome the holiday season!

Light Up the Bluff

The Bluff in St. Joseph 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Over one million lights come alive along Lake Bluff Park as it is transformed into a winter wonderland! On Friday, December 6th, the St. Joseph High School Choir will open the evening with Christmas carols at 6pm, near the tree (at the corner of Broad St and Lake Boulevard). The lighting ceremony will follow, around […]

The Avenue’s 13th Annual Festival of Lights @ Journeyman Distillery

Journeyman Distillery 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

The Avenue's annual fundraiser happens this year on Friday December 6th, at Journeyman Distillery in Three Oaks. They excitedly welcome back Main Street Dueling Pianos for entertainment while attendees enjoy food, signature cocktails, a raffle, and much more! Space is limited, be sure to make your reservations today. Proceeds benefit each of the 5 Divisions […]

$30

Christmas in the Village (the Village of Stevensville!)

Downtown Stevensville 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Merry Christmas, there's so much to do! With many generous sponsors, this celebration will be the best! On Saturday, December 7th, join the Village of Stevensville for Christmas in the Village! Starting at 3pm, there is a whole day of fun planned: Pictures with Santa Sleigh Ride Chestnut Roasting Face Painting S'mores Games & Prizes […]

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The Livery’s 11th Annual Holiday Bizarre

The Livery 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Find the perfect gifts for your loved ones in this cozy, holiday atmosphere! The 11th annual Holiday Bizarre is THE place to purchase hand-forged items, goods, and wares from local artists, artisans, and craftsmen. On Monday, December 9th from 6pm - 9pm, and Tuesday, December 10th from 5pm - 9pm all three floors of the […]

Free

Kindle Your Christmas Spirit!

Downtown Berrien Springs 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Horse drawn carriage rides! Live Nativity scene! Christmas tree lighting! Santa and Mrs. Claus! Ice sculptures! Face painting! Live music! All of these super fun things are for just for YOU! Join the community of Berrien Springs on Thursday, December 12, from 6pm - 9pm, and Kindle your Christmas Spirit! With many, many, many local […]

Story Time with Santa

Lincoln Township Public LIbrary 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Open to children of all ages, join Santa for story time, songs, and a Christmas craft at the Lincoln Township Public Library on Friday morning, December 13, from 10:30am to 11:30am. No registration required, no admission fee. Just bring your holiday spirit!

4th Annual Ugly Sweater Party

Watermark Brewing 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Don your ugliest sweater to benefit CASA of SWMI! On Friday, December 20th, Watermark Brewing Company is hosting their 4th Annual Ugly Sweater Party, beginning at 6pm. There is a $5 cash cover charge, and all proceeds go to Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children. CASA provides highly trained community volunteers that advocate for the […]

$5

Plant Swap @ Fernwood!

Fernwood Botanical Garden 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Plants, plants, plants! Join Fernwood and their plant enthusiasts for a magical Plant Swap on Sunday, January 12, from 1pm - 3pm. Just bring one or more healthy plants, plant starts, or seeds with the plant name attached, for trading! Enjoy a hot beverage and don’t forget to sign up for a door prize. Look […]

$5
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Do the Hustle!

Hidden Pointe 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Ohhh, so you're looking for fun?? Every month at Hidden Pointe Hall, A Chance to Dance hosts a social dance with lessons beforehand! During the month of January, they are focusing on the Hustle -- a high-energy dance that never goes out of style! (Both dance dates in January will be the Hustle). For $10 […]

$10
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16th Annual Hunter Ice Festival

Downtown Niles 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Celebrate tradition and winter in Hunter Brothers fashion at the 16th Annual Hunter Ice Festival in Niles! This year, the festival will take place on January 17, 18, 19, and there is so much planned! Over 150 ice sculptures (23 TONS of ice!), wine tasting, hot cocoa bar, Frigid 5K at Riverfront Park, chili cook-off, […]

8th Annual Chili Tour in St. Joe

Downtown St. Joseph Michigan 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Warm up downtown! On Friday, January 24th, St. Joe Today will host the 8th annual Chili Tour in downtown St. Joe. Eat your way through the winter weather from 5pm - 8pm, and vote for your favorite flavors to win!  On the day of the event, from 9am-8pm, stop by the St. Joe Today welcome […]

$2

5th Annual St. Joe Winter Beer Fest

The Bluff in St. Joseph 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Brave the cold with a brew! On Saturday January 25th, St. Joe Today will host the 5th Annual Winter Beer Fest on the bluff. Tickets are $35 per person, and include your reusable sample cup and 12 drink tokens (one token = one 4-ounce sample). With over a dozen breweries, food available for purchase, music, […]

$35
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16th Annual Magical Ice Festival

Downtown St. Joseph Michigan 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

This year, the Magical Ice Festival in downtown St. Joseph takes place January 31st through February 2. From ice carving competitions to a fire and ice tower, there are so so many fun things to do. Burn off those frozen calories during the Ice Fest 5K Chocolate Walk, gawk at the skills of professional ice […]

Berrien County Polar Plunge @ Watermark Brewing

Watermark Brewing 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Plunge for funds! Michigan Law Enforcement for Michigan Special Olympics is raising money in a coooool way. On Saturday February 1st, registered Polar Plungers will dive into a swimming pool outside of Watermark Brewing Company in Stevensville. In partner with many local businesses in Southwest Michigan, this event is Freezin for a Reason -- their […]

Pink Tie Ball 2020

Grand Upton Hall 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Wear your dancing shoes! This elegant evening filled with dinner and drinks, fundraising, dancing, live entertainment, and door prizes, is brought to you by the Pink Tie Ball and the Pink Tie Ball Committee. The festivities kick off at 6pm on February 1st at the Grand Upton Hall at Lake Michigan College. For six years, […]

$100

Valentine’s Day Candle Making @ Iron Shoe Distillery

Iron Shoe Distillery 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

If you've never taken a candle making class from Wicked Pop Candle Co, then you haven't had the most fun ever! On Wednesday February 12th at Iron Shoe Distillery, learn about the science of candles-- the different types of wax, the elements, fragrances, and the magical art of pouring each piece. Tickets are $50 each, […]

$50

Valentine’s Day Open Mic @ the Acorn Theatre

The Acorn 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

On Friday, February 14th, Adam Gawlikowski and Mark Frederick host a Valentine's Day Open Mic Night at the Acorn Theatre in Three Oaks! Bring your date, bring yourself, bring your friends and coworkers and neighbors! Share in a night of music and love, and be prepared to dance and experience all the fun! If you […]

Drink it Forward: Paws & Claws for SWMichigan

Silver Harbor Brewing Co. 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Drink it Forward for a great cause! A portion of the proceeds from this evenings festivities will be donated to the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan. Play cornhole in the Garden and enter your name into a raffle for a mini sport-keg system! (perfect for traveling with your favorite Silver Harbor beers!) Check back soon […]

Free Class: Backcountry Cooking & Stove Demos @ Wanderlust Outfitters

Wanderlust Outfitters 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Back by popular demand, a free class is here! See you at Wanderlust Outfitters in St. Joe on Saturday, February 21st. Learn the essentials behind creating homemade meals for trail and camp through food dehydration, rehydration, and different assembly options. They will also demonstrate various backcountry cooking stoves!

61st Annual Charity Ball – 1920s Prohibition Bootlegger’s Bash!

The Ghostlight Theatre 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Well-behaved women rarely make history! The "Women's Temperance Society of Saint Joseph" invites you to attend their 61st annual ball in honor of The Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) on February 22nd, at 6pm. This year, the theme is 1920's Prohibition Bootlegger's Bash; period-themed costume attire is encouraged, but not required. This event will include a […]

$100

Harbor Shores Give Back Night — 100 Women Strong!

Plank's Tavern on the Water 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Plank's Tavern at the Harbor Shores Inn has joined with 100 Women Strong for a night of giving. 50% of the food and beverage revenue collected from 4pm-10pm on Sunday, February 23rd, will go to 100 Women Strong, an incredible, local, non-profit organization. Run by strong women and created for strong women, this group supports […]

Brushes & Brews @ Arclight

Arclight Brewing Company 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Drink beer and paint pictures, you will! Bring your friends and coworkers and family and pals to Arclight Brewing Company in Watervliet on Wednesday, February 26th! For $30 per person, you will receive all materials needed to paint an adorable Galaxy Beer picture-- baby yoda drinking a cold brewski (or whatever your creative heart desires). […]

$30

March Mannequins

Downtown St. Joseph Michigan 210 Water Street, Benton Harbor, MI

Retail comes to life! On Friday, March 13th, windows of participating  downtown St. Joe businesses will be filled with magic! From 7pm to 8:30 p.m, dozens of community volunteers will pose perfectly still like mannequins, enchanting your shopping experience even more! Event attendees can vote for their favorite window in the People’s Choice vote. For […]