Enjoy the dog days of summer on the lakeshore! From farmers markets to live music performances, there is something for everyone to enjoy this month on the lakeshore. To make your planning easier, continue reading to see what events are happening in South Haven and Saugatuck/Douglas! 


South Haven


The National Blueberry Festival | August 11th-14th

The National Blueberry Festival has been a signature event in South Haven since 1963! It’s a weekend filled with fun and blueberries! The festival will include a parade, free concerts, kids activities, blueberry pancake breakfasts, and more! 

Learn more about the festival here.


Ghostorama | August 20th

For a spooky good time head to the Paw Paw Playhouse! Kicking off the spirited event is an outdoor market and a building tour followed by a ghost tour. Also featured at the event will be paranormal groups, food trucks, live music, spooky vendors and more! 

To learn more about Ghostorama click here.


Rock the Boat | August 26th and 27th

Michigan Maritime Museum is throwing a totally 80’s summer blowout party! Spend the evening listening and dancing to live music from “The 1985” band while enjoying delicious food from Wood, Stock and Grill Food truck! Proceeds will benefit the Michigan Maritime Museum.

Click here to learn more about Rock the Boat.


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Annual Sidewalk Sale | August 18th

Sponsored by the Saugatuck Douglas Area Business Association, the much anticipated sale is back! Stroll through the colorful canopy filled street and find bargains on clothing, accessories, home and garden items, and more! 

Learn more about the sidewalk sale here. 


Beer on the Boat Featuring New Holland Brewing | August 20th

Enjoy a 90-minute cruise on the Star of Saugatuck! A representative from New Holland Brewery will provide information on a selection of their brews and samples! Must be 21 years and older to attend with a valid ID. 

Click here to learn more about the event.


City Music Hall | August 25th

Enjoy a summer evening of free live music! The concert will feature New Orleans Brass music from the group Great Lakes Brass. The fun kicks off at 6:30pm and all ages are welcome! 

Learn more here. 


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