The unofficial start to summer kicks off on Memorial Day. What better way to start summer than with a getaway to the lakeshore? Whether you’re staying in South Haven or Saugatuck, there’s lots to do on Memorial Day weekend. Keep reading to learn more about some of the events. 


South Haven 


Blessing of the Fleet & Fish Fry | May 24th

Join the Michigan Maritime Museum for a celebration of the 2024 season! The festivities will start with the Blessing of the Fleet where tall ship Friends Good Will, Museum vessels, and other South Haven harbor boats are blessed for a safe and successful season. A fish fry is to follow! Tickets are $15 for members and $20 for non-members. 


South Haven Farm Market | May 25th

Doing some grilling during your vacation? Make sure to stop by the South Haven Farm Market for your fresh produce and meats! The market features fresh produce, cheese, meats, flowers, and more from local vendors. 


Memorial Day Parade & Ceremony | May 27th

It’s time for the annual Memorial Day Parade! The parade begins at 9am at the cross-section of Michigan Avenue and Center Street. It will make its way through town and will end at Lakeview Cemetery for a special ceremony. 


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Saugatuck Farmers Market | May 24th

Shop the seasonal market for fresh fruits and vegetables for your weekend meals! Enjoy a variety of baked goods, fresh eggs, cheeses, meats, and more. Enjoy the atmosphere of live music and food to go from local vendors as you shop. 


Allegan Antiques Market | May 26th 

Featuring hundreds of quality dealers, the Allegan Antiques Market has something for everyone! There will be a wide selection of vintage items, antiques, and collectibles. Whether you love antiques for their story and current state or if you like to repurpose them to fit in your home, you won’t want to miss this market. 


Saugatuck & Douglas Parades | May 27th 

What’s better than one parade? How about two in one day? Stepping off at 9am, the Saugatuck parade starts at Culver Street and proceeds down Butler Street to Mary Street. The Douglas parade kicks off at 10am and starts at Lake Vista SuperValu before proceeding down Center Street to Beery Field.


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Don’t forget to book your place to stay!


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