The dog days of summer are upon us, but a little heat won’t stop the fun in our communities! This August, spend time at a variety of festivals, explore county fairs, and sing your heart out at some summer concerts all across Southwest Michigan’s beautiful lakeshore! Here’s a closer look at the August calendar of events and some other activities across the Lakeshore:
National Blueberry Festival | Downtown South Haven | August 12th-15th | Times Vary
If you’re looking for a whole weekend full of fun, then the National Blueberry Festival in South Haven is the perfect place! Starting August 12th and running until August 15th, you can find everything from a pie eating contest, 5K run/walk, farm day, kid zone rides and more. On top of these exciting events, you can also of course find some of the best local blueberries in Michigan. To learn more details about each of the events, you can check out the website by clicking here!
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International Festival of Holland | Holland Civic Center Place | August 21st | All Day
The International Festival of Holland is the perfect place to experience different cultures around the world without leaving Michigan! On Saturday, August 21st from 11:30am to 9:00pm, you can come out to the Holland Civic Center and enjoy tons of live music, performers, global gifts and delicacies for all to enjoy at this fun, free and family-friendly event. To see the full festival schedule, visit the website here!
Karaoke at The Dunes | The Dunes Resort in Douglas | August 12th | 9 pm-1 am
On August 12th from 9pm to 1am, The Dunes Resort is hosting Karaoke on The Dunes! The resort is taking precautions to make sure the environment is fun and safe for everyone. The area will be set up so all singers are 6 feet apart from each other, the DJ and all other guests that come out to enjoy the event. If you think you have the chops, come out and belt some of your favorites at the Dunes Resort!
Kids Camp | Saugatuck Center of the Arts | August 19th | 1 pm-4pm
The Saugatuck Center of the Arts invites you to come and check out the behind the scenes work that goes into putting on a professional musical! Joined by the Mason Street Warehouse alumni, campers will get insight into how professionals design and create a stage production from props and costumes, to set design and more! To purchase your tickets, click here!
The Outpost Marketplace |South Haven, MI | 2nd Saturday/month (May-September) 3pm-7 pm
Every second Saturday May through September, come out to The Outpost Marketplace! Located in South Haven at the Kal-Haven Outpost, there will be food, live music and local Michigan-made goods to check out at this awesome farmer’s market. The Marketplace welcomes families and pets to enjoy all the fun and excitement. To see a full list of the vendors, food trucks and live entertainment, as well as a map for parking and location, visit the Kal-Haven Outpost website by clicking here!