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Events and Festivals

We revel at the thought of our hometown heritage and celebrate the unexpected in all that is art. Harbor Country fills a calendar with its many reasons for a festival or unique event.

Each year we look forward to winter activities including the HCPAI Birdhouse Auction in January and the February Chocolate Classic. In April we celebrate the arts and spring with the Art Attack tour. Summer kicks off with the Annual Flag Day Celebration, and Artigras, followed by Ship & Shore and Harvest Days.

Our website is updated regularly with activities and events held at the eclectic array of venues in Harbor Country. If the weekend seems way too quiet, you might not be looking hard enough.
All times are Michigan time (ET) unless otherwise noted
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Playing at the Vickers

Apr 23 - Oct 31, 2015
Location: Vickers Theater, 6 N Elm, Three Oaks
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Phone: 269-756-3522

Check the Vickers website for current films. 

Welcome to the Vickers Theatre in Three Oaks Michigan, a classic art house and cinema.  Experience our intimate theatre and art gallery and enjoy a unique movie-going experience of independent, documentaries, foreign and foreign language films that we hope will open your minds, enrich your lives and entertain your spirit.

The theatre seats 126 at maximum capacity, including cafe seating, and limited private balcony seating.   We are handicapped accessible.

The theatre is closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  Phone message and Website remain available. The theatre closes for the season in January/re-opening in February.

 

Kayak and Paddleboard River Rentals in New Buffalo

May 1 - Oct 25, 2015
Location: Third Coast Surf Shop, New Buffalo
Phone: 269-932-4575

Reserve Your Group for Kayak and Paddleboard River Rentals in New Buffalo 

Third Coast Surf Shop is currently taking reservations for group kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals in both New Buffalo. Reservations for groups of up to 70 people are available from May through October at the following rental sites:  

 In New Buffalo: Galien River Kayaking & Stand-Up Paddleboarding, located at the Galien River boat launch, 17440 Red Arrow Highway. The Galien River has little current, allowing for an easy paddle both upstream and downstream. Rentals will also be offered at New Buffalo City Beach. 

In addition to its two retail stores, Third Coast Surf Shop has provided rentals and other services to groups of all sizes since 2005, including service organizations, corporate team-building retreats, summer kids’ programs, and university faculty. Rentals are available by the hour, and group discounts are available.

Kayaks are available in both one- or two-person configurations and feature a stable, “sit-on-top” style for comfort. Stand-up paddleboards (SUPs) are oversized, beginner-friendly boards used with long, canoe-like paddles. Ideal for any age or skill level, both kayaks and stand-up paddleboards allow paddlers to explore any body of water at their own pace. All equipment, including paddles and lifejackets, is provided by Third Coast Surf Shop staff members at the rental sites.

For individuals and small groups, rentals are available both by reservation and on a walk-in basis. Rental operations are open daily from 11 AM to 6 PM mid-May through Labor Day. For rental rates, open hours, and other information, contact Third Coast Surf Shop at (269) 932-4575, or visit our website.

Art Exhibit-Howard Scott- Imaginary Cartography

May 22 - Jun 21, 2015
Time: 05:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Tabula Rasa Gallery
Contact: Greta Hurst
Phone: 773-972-1786

Very unique, original, hand painted water color maps & charts using metaphors, word play and puns. Opens Friday, May 22nd through Sunday, June 21st. Artist's Reception Saturday May 30th 2 - 5 PM EST, Artist Discussion at 3PM



Tabula Rasa Gallery is located at 8918 First Street, Baroda, MI

Gallery Hours: Fri. 5 - 8PM, Sat. 12 - 8PM, Sun 1 - 3PM EST)

Phone: 269-422-2642

Fitz's Friday Fun

May 22 - Sep 22, 2015
Time: 10:00 PM To 02:00 AM
Location: Fitz's Bar & Grille, 5875 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer
Phone: 269 426 3489

Come celebrate America with all your home town heroes! Starting at 10 we will fire up the DJs and lights, then dance the night away. Drink specials and food served all night long. 

iRock Jazz Fest 2015

May 29 - 30, 2015
Region: New Buffalo
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The two-day festival features the finest in local, national and international jazz artists performing in diverse venues. For a full line up of performers, venues, children's activities, and more, visit www.irockjazz.com.

 

Purdue NC Sculpture Tour

Jun 1, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM To 11:30 AM
Location: Purdue North Central Westville Campus
Contact: Gary Reinmuth
Phone: 269-469-0741

The Friends of the New Buffalo Library are sponsoring this private sculpture tour at the Purdue North Central campus in Westville, Ind. The tour is free but attendees must provide their own transportation to the campus. A golf cart will be provided for those who have difficulty walking but space is limited. Purdue North Central's sculpture garden includes more than 40 pieces spread across its 268-acre campus. The tour will include indoor exhibits by photographer Joel DeGrand and Harbert artist Maureen Sylvia Lighthall. Attendees must sign up at the library's front desk or by email to new.buffalo.fol@gmail.com.
 

Opening Reception: LOK Performance & Exhibit,

Jun 5, 2015
Time: 06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd, Michigan City, IN
Phone: 219-874-4900

June 5  Opening Reception: LOK Performance & Exhibit, Lubeznik Center, 6-9pm, (5-8pm CT) Family-friendly multi-media event showcases artwork by youth in partnership with LOK Wishing Tree Foundation. 101 W 2nd St, Michigan City, IN, 219-874-4900, lubeznikcenter.org

Fitz's Friday Fun

Jun 12 - Sep 12, 2015
Time: 10:00 PM To 02:00 AM
Location: Fitz's Bar & Grille, 5875 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer
Phone: 269 426 3489

Come celebrate America with all your home town heros! Starting at 10 we will fire up the DJs and lights, then dance the night away. Drink specials and food served all night long. 

Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael

Jun 20, 2015
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
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Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 269-756-3879

"That 60's Show," Acorn Theater, 8pm, Cabaret duo with their own imaginative musical twist on Jazz favorites, standards, contemporary pops, and Broadway show tunes.

Artist Reception - Blue Gallery

Jun 20, 2015
Time: 06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Blue Gallery, 16 S. Elm St. Three Oaks
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Phone: 574-276-6001

 Artist Reception, Judy Ferrara Gallery, 6-8pm, Meet the artists and see new works. 16 S Elm St, Three Oaks, 574-276-6001, ferraragallery.com  

Woodworkers with the Blues

Jun 20, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Center of the World Woodshop Showroom, 13400 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert
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Contact: Lorraine Hanover
Phone: 269-469-5687

Woodworkers Show features locally handmade furniture, turnings, woodcarvings and more. Live music by John Derado and Ronn Beranay. Demonstrations to be announced. Food and refreshments. Admission: free.13400 Red Arrow Hwy, Harbert, 269-469-5687, centeroftheworld.net

 

The Blues Heaven Annual Blues Bash

Jun 20, 2015
Time: 01:00 PM To 12:00 AM
Location: The Featherbone Restaurant, 6741 W. US 12, Three Oaks
Phone: 269-612-7424

The Blues Heaven Annual Blues Bash to be held in
Three Oaks, Michigan

On Saturday June 20th, the Blues Heaven Annual Blues Bash will be held at The Featherbone Restaurant in Three Oaks, MI. The admission price is $20 for this event that runs from 1:00pm to Midnight. The event is a part of the 100th Birthday Celebration for Hall of Fame Blues songwriter, producer and musician Willie Dixon. Proceeds from the event will support The Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation as well as Betty's Buddies. Members of Willie Dixon’s family will also be in attendance. Grammy Award winning songwriter and Blues Historian Terry Abrahamson will also be in attendance.
The band Muddy Guise will play from 1:00pm to 3:00pm. Dicky James and The Blue Flames will play from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. The Elwood Splinters Blues Band will play from 8:00pm to midnight.
Tickets are available at The Featherbone Restaurant, Blues Heaven and on line at www.bluesheaven.com.

New Buffalo Artigras Art Fair

Jun 27 - 28, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: downtown New Buffalo
Website: www.nbba.org
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Phone: 888-660-6222

Fine art and craft festival offers original works featuring more than 70 artists from Harbor Country and the region. Fine art of all mediums, including extraordinary paintings, sculpture, glass, photography, drawings, jewelry, fiber, wood, ceramics, mixed media, and furniture will all be showcased at the festival. Live entertainment, artist demonstrations, and a Harbor Country gallery tour will add to the experience of the New Buffalo ARTigras festival!

John Fogerty in Concert

Jul 3, 2015
Time: 09:00 PM
Location: Four Winds Casino and Resort/Silver Creek Event Center, 11111 Wilson Road, New Buffalo
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Phone: 800-745-3000

American rock legend John Fogerty will perform his "1969' World Tour at Four Winds New Buffalo’s Silver Creek Event Center on Friday, July 3, at 9 p.m. Eastern.  Tickets for the concert can be purchased beginning on Friday, March 27 at 10 a.m. Eastern exclusively through the Ticketmaster Web site, or by calling (800)745-3000.  Ticket prices start at $80 plus applicable fees.

American rock legend and chart-topper John Fogerty's roots-rock is steeped in blues and gospel traditions. In 1969, Fogerty wrote and produced three multi-platinum albums with Creedence Clearwater Revival that captured the spirit of our nation with the treasured enduring classics "Proud Mary," "Born on the Bayou," "Bad Moon Rising," "Fortunate Son" and more. Fogerty celebrates this momentous year in history plus his catalogue of other all-time hits

Mike Maimone hosts Open Mic

Jul 7, 2015
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks
Phone: 269-756-3879

Mike Maimone hosts Open Mic, Acorn Theater, 8pm, Bring your talents and perform on the Acorn stage! 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, 269-756-3879, acorntheater.com  

Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff

Jul 11 - 12, 2015
Time: 10:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Krasl Art Center, 707 Boulevard, St Joseph
Website: www.krasl.org
Phone: 269-983-0271

This year over 900 artists applied for the 145 available spots, which gave our expert jury the chance to select some of the best artists in the nation. Although, all very different, the artists have one main goal; to put on a gorgeous, memorable and enjoyable show and sell art.  In 51 years, the Art Fair has grown from a small regional clothesline art fair into an impressive nationally ranked Art Fair with over 200 artists, representing 32 states and Canada, and attracting nearly 75,000 visitors to Southwestern Michigan. The Krasl Art Center wants to thank all of the volunteers, sponsors, community leaders and members who have through their vision, perseverance, creative energy, financial support and hard work continue to grow the success of the Art Fair. Because of their efforts, we have a valued tradition not only recognized in Michigan, but throughout the country.  The Krasl Art Fair is ranked among the top art fair in the country and rated 24th in the nation by Sunshine Artist Magazine and 32nd out of the top 100 by the Art Fair Sourcebook.
 

Second Sunday Concert

Jul 12, 2015
Time: 03:30 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Fernwood Botanical Garden, 13988 Range Line Rd, Buchanan
Phone: 269-695-6491

Enjoy live music in the Garden on the Green. Free with admission to Fernwood. 13988 Range Line Rd, Niles, 269-695-6491, fernwoodbotanical.org  

Everything Looks Perfect from Far Away & Rooted

Jul 17, 2015
Time: 06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd, Michigan City, IN
Phone: 219-874-4900

July 17  Opening Reception: Everything Looks Perfect from Far Away & Rooted, Lubeznik Center, 6-9pm, (5-8pm CT) Lora Fosberg sculptures, paintings, prints and large scale drawings featured in Everything Looks Perfect from Far Away. Andrea Peterson utilizes indigenous plants and materials in her paper arts in Rooted. 101 W 2nd St, Michigan City, IN, 219-874-4900, lubeznikcenter.org

Artist Reception

Jul 18, 2015
Time: 06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Blue Gallery, 16 S. Elm St. Three Oaks
Phone: 574-276-6001

July 18  Artist Reception, Judy Ferrara Gallery, 6-8pm, Meet the artists and see new works. 16 S Elm St, Three Oaks, 574-276-6001, ferraragallery.com  

Moonlight Madness

Jul 25, 2015
Location: Red Arrow Highway
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Contact: Rita/Jen
Phone: 269-469-5332

Moonlight Madness!

Various businesses participate with shows, discounts, excitement, specials, and more. 269-469-5332, (download brochure) harborcountry.org

Art and Music in the Vineyard

Aug 1 - 2, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Round Barn Winery, 10983 Hills Road, Baroda
Phone: 800-716-WINE

Sip & shop at this two-day fest featuring some of Michiana’s finest artists. Now this sounds like a good combo...sipping on a glass of wine, beer, or spirits while shopping and listening to live music. 10983 Hills Road, Baroda, 800-716-WINE, roundbarnwinery.com

Dancing with the Stars: Live!

Aug 7, 2015
Time: 09:00 PM
Location: Four Winds Casino Silver Creek Event Center, 11111 Wilson Rd, New Buffalo
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Phone: 800-745-3000

Following a sold-out winter tour and the 10th Anniversary Season of ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, Dancing with the Stars: Live! is going back on the road giving fans the opportunity to see their favorite stars dance live in their hometowns, visiting over 40 cities across America. Hosted by Dancing with the Stars All-Stars champion Melissa Rycroft, the ‘Perfect Ten Tour’ is bringing a one-of-a-kind touring production to Four Winds New Buffalo’s Silver Creek Event Center on Friday, August 7, at 9 p.m. Eastern. Ticket prices start at $65 plus applicable fees. 

34th Annual Lakefront Art Festival

Aug 15 - 16, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM To 07:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Washington Park, Michigan City
Contact: Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Phone: 219-874-4900

 

Lubeznik Center’s Lakefront Art Festival brings the very best of art and fine craft by artists from across the country to Michigan City’s Washington Park. Proceeds benefit exhibits, programs and community outreach, bringing art experiences to thousands of local school children. Free offsite parking and shuttle are available. Admission: $4 one-day pass, $5 two-day pass. Washington Park, Michigan City, IN, 219-874-4900, lubeznikcenter.org 

For updates and artists profiles that will be featured at the festival, like our LFAF facebook page.

Blue Moon Vintage Market!

Aug 21 - 23, 2015
Location: Blue Moon Vintage Market, 16860 Three Oaks Rd, Three Oaks

 Friday noon-8pm, Saturday 10am-6pm, Sunday 10am-3pm, A monthly market of antique furniture and vintage finds for home and garden. 16860 Three Oaks Rd, Three Oaks, Facebook.com/bluemoonvintagemarket

Opening Reception @ Lubeznik

Sep 4, 2015
Time: 06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Lubeznik Center for the Arts, 101 W. 2nd St., Michigan City, IN
Phone: 219.874.4900

Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Presents Opening Reception


Light bites, conversation and art. 101 W 2nd St, Michigan City, IN, 219-874-4900, lubeznikcenter.org

Holiday Dance Party

Sep 5, 2015
Time: 10:30 PM To 02:00 AM
Location: Fitz's Bar & Grille, 5875 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer
Phone: 269-426-3489

Holiday Dance Party, Fitz's Bar & Grille, 10:30pm-2am, Dance to mix of pop, lounge hits, disco and more with your favorite dj's. 5875 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer, 269-426-3489, fitzsawyer.com

Sports Car Show

Sep 12, 2015
Time: 12:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Round Barn Winery, 10983 Hills Rd., Baroda
Phone: 800-716-WINE

Stroll among the time-honored cars as they line up in the beautiful vineyard setting. Make it an afternoon with delicious lunch options from the Grille and of course award-winning libations including wine, beer and spirits. Enjoy live music all afternoon. A perfect outing for fathers and sons, parents and grandparents, and car lovers of all kind! 10983 Hills Rd, Baroda, 800-716-WINE, roundbarnwinery.com

 

Artist Reception

Sep 19, 2015
Time: 06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Location: Blue Gallery, 16 S. Elm St. Three Oaks
Phone: 574-276-6001

Judy Ferrara Gallery, 6-8pm, Meet the featured artist. Paintings, sculpture, ceramics and jewelry. 16 S Elm St, Three Oaks, 574-276-6001, ferraragallery.com  

Opening Reception:Edra Soto & Chris Silva

Oct 2, 2015
Time: 06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Lubeznik Center, 101 W. 2nd St., Michigan City, IN
Phone: 219-874-4900

Edra Soto & Chris Silva, Lubeznik Center, 6-9pm, (5-8pm CT) Two-dimensional works and installation. 101 W 2nd St, Michigan City, IN, 219-874-4900, lubeznikcenter.org

Singer Songwriter contest

Oct 23 - 24, 2015
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater
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Contact: Sandra Thompson
Phone: 269-756-3879

Last year's first annual singer songwriter contest at the Acorn was a huge success. Come be a part of the excitement this year and participate in the audience vote for the winner of the 2015 Acorn Singer Songwriter Competition.

Winner will receive prizes too!

Opening Reception @ Lubeznik

Nov 6, 2015
Time: 06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Lubeznik Center for the Arts
Phone: 219-874-4900

Belle Gunness Play, Lubeznik Center, 6-9pm, (5-8pm CT) Jerry Holt presents a play surrounding  LaPorte's most famous female murderer, Belle Gunness. 101 W 2nd St, Michigan City, IN, 219-874-4900, lubeznikcenter.org

Holiday Artisan Market

Nov 21, 2015
Time: 01:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Lubeznik Center, Michigan City
Phone: 219-874-4900

The Gallery Shop will literally overflow with exquisite, locally made items. Shop for handmade, finely crafted items, perfect for holiday gift giving. A spectacular display includes some of the Midwest's finest craftspeople. Proceeds benefit LCA's Education Outreach. 101 W 2nd St, Michigan City, IN, 219-874-4900, lubeznikcenter.org

Times: 10am-5pm Eastern and 11am-4pm Central
 

Fall Artisan Market

Nov 21 - 22, 2015
Time: 12:00 AM To 05:00 PM
Location: Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
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Contact: Tiffany
Phone: 269-820-2050

From olive oil to baked goods, clothing to wine racks, the vendors at the Artisan Market do it all! Over 50 vendors from across the Midwest on hand, with artwork, home furnishings and a variety of culinary items. Enjoy hand-crafted cocktails while perusing hand-crafted items. Live music all day. Free Admission. 

Saturday, noon-7pm & Sunday, noon-5pm

 

Sippin with Santa Claus

Dec 5, 2015
Time: 01:00 PM To 04:00 PM
Location: Round Barn Winery, 10983 Hills Rd., Baroda
Phone: 800-716-WINE

Meet and greet the Man in Red for the annual Toys for Tots holiday party. Donate a new, unwrapped toy to score precious time with good ol' Santa and help make some Christmas wishes come true. Sip on seasonal cheer and shop extensive product line for the perfect gifts for those wine, beer and spirits enthusiasts. Kids activities include making ornaments and cookie-decorating. 10931 Hills Rd, Baroda, 800-716-WINE, roundbarnwinery.com

Saturday Breakfast with Santa

Dec 5 - 19, 2015
Time: 09:30 AM To 11:30 AM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Fernwood Botanical Garden,13988 Range Line Road, Buchanan
Phone: 269-695-6491

Join Santa for a yummy breakfast prepared by Chef Tim Carrigan and make a craft with Santa's helpers. The Holiday trains will be running in the Conservatory for the delight of all ages! Fee: Adults $12, Children ages 6-12 $8, Children 5yrs & under are free. Reservations recommended. 13988 Range Line Rd, Niles, 269-695-6491, fernwoodbotanical.org 

New Year's Eve Show & Party :Super Happy Funtime Burlesque Show

Dec 31, 2015
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Drive, Three Oaks, MI, 49128
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Phone: (269) 756-3879

Utterly unique and unclassifiable, a live band, an original work of musical theater, a comedy show, a bawdy and sexy burlesque production. Tickets: TBD. 107 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, 269-756-3879, acorntheater.com  

Art Attack 2016

Apr 29 - May 1, 2016
Location: various sites throughout Harbor Country
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Phone: 269-469-5332

Join the excitement of one of the Midwest's most eclectic interactive celebrations of 'All that is Art." Area galleries, inns, antique and specialty shops join to present art workshops, lectures, demonstrations, artists' receptions and entertainment. Download brochure at www.harborcountry.org/artattack/  (coming in 2016)