Upcoming Local Events


Enjoy year-round fun in Fennville, Saugatuck, and nearby South Haven Michigan.  In the fall, the annual Goose Festival holds great adventures, including a 5K, a parade, a classic car show, and live musical performances.  Another local favorite is the Blueberry Festival held annually in South Haven which includes a blueberry pie social and outdoor entertainment.

If you would like assistance planning which events to attend while you stay with us, we are happy to help you plan your ideal vacation.  Below are just a few of our favorite recommendations.

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Beer Pairing at Saugatuck Brewing Company

(269) 857-7222

2948 Blue Star Hwy., Douglas
saugatuckbrewing.com
Enjoy locally brewed beer with unique recipes made in-house, including delicious spent grain breads, dressings, sauces and more.

Saugatuck Green Market

(269) 857-2399

400 Culver Street, Saugatuck
localharvest.org
Featuring local Michigan farmers and artisan producers, dedicated to bringing fresh, high-quality food to your table.
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Christmas Parade in Downtown Saugatuck

 

Downtown Saugatuck
saugatuckdouglas.com
Line up on Butler St. in downtown Saugatuck to enjoy the annual "Whoville" Christmas parade, or better yet, dress as your favorite Whoville character and join our parade which includes our local high school band, Peppermint Stick Brigade and Snow Shovel drill team.  Followed by a tree-lighting ceremony.

Tuesday in the Park Concert Series

 

Memorial Park, Fennville
greaterfennville.com
Hosted by the Greater Fennville Chamber of Commerce, the annual Tuesday in the Park Concert Series offers a wide variety of musical performances which are free to the public. Bring your own lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy the music!

Free to the public, the concerts are sponsored by local Greater Fennville chamber of commerce businesses.
In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at Fennville District Library on Mainstreet. An opportunity to purchase tickets for a 50/50 drawing will be available. 

Drumming Circles

 (269) 857-1626

Shore Acres Park, Saugatuck
saugatuck.com
Drummers meet in the Shore Acres Park in Lake township surrounded by the Saugatuck dunes. There are drums and percussion instruments available to borrow or participants can bring their own. There are always percussion instruments from all over the globe, allowing everyone to experiment in a world cultural tour through sound and craftsmanship.

Wicks Park Gazebo in Saugatuck

 

Wicks Park, Saugatuck, Michigan
saugatuckdouglas.com
1-9pm starting in June - August.
If raining, the concert will be at the Coral Gables.
Don't miss the Douglas Social!  5:30 pm -pm Beery field on Thursday: July 11 and 25 and Aug 8th.  in Douglas, Michigan.
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Waterfront Film Festival

 (269) 857-5566

6459 130th Street, Fennville
saugatuckdouglas.com
Located just 20 minutes south of J. Paules Fenn Inn, the Waterfront Film Festival is quickly becoming a summer tradition on the shores of Lake Michigan. Share in the excitement of screening independent films from all over the United States alongside the actors, producers and directors.

Pottery Classes at Khnemu Studio

 (269) 236-9260

6322  113th Ave, Fennville
khnemustudio.com
Khnemu Studio is an intimate small-scale ceramics arts facility. Schedule a tour or hands-on pottery workshop offered by visiting artists.  Space is limited, so make sure to make a reservation. Suitable to various skill levels.

Maritime Boat Walk

 (269) 637-8078

260 Dyckman Avenue, South Haven
michiganmaritimemuseum.com
Come tour over a dozen vessels in the heart of South Haven's Maritime Districts. New, old, wooden, steel...Visit the boats inside and out! Refreshments served at the Museum.  Ages 13 and up.

Goose Festival

 (269) 561-2981

Fennville
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The annual Goose Festival is held in October and begins with a Wild Goose Chase 5k, and continues with several activities including the Gosling Run for kids, the Goose Festival Parade, a classic car show, student art shows, historical exhibits, goose calling competitions, an arts and crafts show, a petting zoo, performances to be announced at a later date, and lots more!

Blueberry Festival in South Haven

 (269) 637-5171

PO BOX 482, South Haven
blueberryfestival.com
Every year the National Blueberry Festival draws tens of thousands of visitors to the South Haven area for craft fairs, live entertainment, a parade, and a blueberry pie social.

Felt Mansion Art of the Holidays

 (616) 335-3050

6597 138th Ave, Holland
feltmansion.org
Visit the Felt Estate during the holiday season and travel along through time with the Felt family to places like Paris and Russia.