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It’s summer time in West Michigan! Enjoy everything the lakeshore has to offer from the beaches to the events! To help plan your lakeshore getaway, we’ve made a list of some events happening in South Haven and in Saugatuck/Douglas. 

 

South Haven

South Haven Evening Farm Market | July 7th

Stop by the market and pick up some fresh local produce, meats, cheese, flowers, plants, and more! The market takes place from 4pm-7pm at the Huron Street Pavilion in Downtown South Haven, MI 49090. 

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Live Music: Jim Cooper Jazz | July 10th

Enjoy an evening at Harbor Light Brewery while listening to live music! Cool Jazz and the Jim Cooper Trio will be performing on July 10th starting at 4pm. 

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Riverfront Concert Series: Ken Cooper and Company | July 14h

After a day of fun, enjoy a free concert at the Riverfront Park. Ken Cooper and Company is a Chicago based jazz trumpeter. Our Town Players will provide pre-concert activity at 6pm and the concert will begin at 7pm. Picnics, blankets, and lawn chairs are welcome.

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Saugatuck/Douglas 

Tuesday Market at SCA | July 12th

Stroll through the market enjoying live music as you shop the local goods. Vendors will have a wide variety of items including fresh picked produce, custom coffees, all-natural honey, farm fresh eggs, and much more! Grab some food to go from local vendors and visit the cash bar. The market takes place from 10am-2pm. 

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Saugatuck-Douglas Garden Walk and Perennial Plant Sale | July 23rd

Enjoy a tour of spectacular private gardens at the Saugatuck Douglas History Center! You’ll have the opportunity to purchase perennials to take home to your gardens. This event will begin at 10am and go until 4pm. Proceeds will go to scholarships for Saugatuck and Fennville High school seniors. 

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Village Square Art Fair | July 30th

Fine arts artists will showcase their work in a variety of media. From painting, glass, wood working, photography, there is something for everyone to enjoy! The art fair is a juried show with awards being presented to winning artists in the afternoon. The fair takes place from 10am-5pm. 

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Summer is here and it’s time to get to the lakeshore! Enjoy the sun, sand, beach, and the events! To make your trip a little easier to plan, we compiled a list of events for South Haven and Saugatuck/Douglas.

 

South Haven 

 

Swap Meet/Flea Market | June 10th – June 11th

The 24th annual swap meet will take place from 8am – 4pm. Featuring over 100 vendors selling a wide variety of things from antiques to apples. As a fundraiser for the Michigan Flywheelers Museum, it has grown into one of the largest flea markets in the area! 

 

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HarborFest | June 17th – 18th 

Big boats are back! Celebrate the Michigan Maritime Museum with two days of fun! The 29th festival will feature dragon boat races, delicious food, live music, and more!  The fun starts Friday June 17th at noon and Saturday June 18th at 10am. 

 

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Allegan Antiques Market June Show | June 26th

Featuring hundreds of antiques and collectibles, the market is one of Michigan’s finest antique shows! Exhibitors will have a wide variety of antiques and collectibles including furniture, advertising, vintage jewelry, sport and fishing, and more! The market takes place the last Sunday of each month through September and will be open from 8am – 4pm. 

 

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Saugatuck/Douglas 

 

The Market at SCA | June 3rd

Shop the seasonal market and enjoy fresh produce from local farmers. Also available will be a large variety of baked goods, farm fresh eggs, meats, cheese, coffee, and more! Browse the market while listening to live music, visit the cash  bar, and grab some food to go! The market takes place from 9am – 3pm through the end of September. 

 

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Family Fun and Unique Wheels Show | June 18th

Jump into summer with food trucks, drinks, and hands-on art making activities! While soaking up the sun, see some unique vehicles! Head across the street for some family fun activities. 

 

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Father’s Day Car Show | June 19th

The Major Auto Show is a free event for all ages! There will be games, live music, roasted chicken, and let’s not forget the cars! This year’s event will raise money for Semper Fi and America’s Fund, an organization assisting wounded veterans and their families. The car show starts at 1pm and ends at 5pm. 

 

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Winter has finally left us and now it’s time to enjoy spring on the lakeshore! Whether your spring trip takes you to South Haven or Saugatuck/Douglas, there are lots of things to do! To make planning your trip easier, we compiled a list of some events happening on the Lakeshore in May.

 

South Haven

 

South Haven Farm Market May 14th- October 8th

On Saturdays from May 14th -October 8th, visit the South Haven Farm Market at the Huron St. Pavilion. Pick up some fresh and delicious products while supporting the local community. 

 

Learn more about the South Haven Farm Market here.

 

Blessing of the Fleet and Summer Kickoff May 27th 

Celebrate the start of summer as the Michigan Maritime Museum kicks off the 2022 season with the Blessing of the Fleet where tall ship Friends Good Will, Museum vessels, and other South Haven harbor boats are part of a ceremony for a safe and successful season. 

 

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Allegan Antiques Market May Show May 29th

Featuring hundreds of quality dealers in every field of antiques and collectibles. Check out the large variety of antiques and collectibles including  glass, pottery, china, primitives, advertising, and much more. The market takes place the last Sunday of the month from May through September.

 

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Saugatuck Douglas

 

Art On Center May 14th

Six art galleries on Center Street are hosting and event for their season opening.  Participating galleries will feature new works of art, demonstrations, or artist receptions. 

 

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Saugatuck Douglas Art Club Gallery Show and Sale May 20th

Exhibitors will include emerging artists as well as well known experienced artists. The exhibit and sale will provide a chance to purchase 2-D and 3-D art in a wide array of materials. 

 

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The Market at Saugatuck Center for the Arts May 27th

Shop the seasonal market and pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables. Enjoy a wide variety of , all-natural honey, maple syrup, artisan baked goods, farm fresh eggs, cheeses, and more.

 

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