Share |

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.

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

Click on the event for more information.

Advanced Search

Showing all Arts & Entertainment

Playing at the Vickers

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

Check the Vickers website for current films. 

The Vickers Theatre is a classic art house and cinema.  Experience the intimate theatre and art gallery and enjoy a unique movie-going experience of independent, documentaries, foreign and foreign language films that 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.It is handicapped accessible.

The theatre is closed Tuesdays & 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

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

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.

Emmet Cahill of Celtic Thunder

Oct 6, 2015
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks
Phone: 269-756-3879

After the phenomenal success of his 25 city US tour earlier this year, Ireland's most exciting young Tenor,Emmet Cahill comes to Three Oaks.'It's going to be a night of songs and stories,as well as lots of laughs thrown in in for good measure.I want the audience to the feel like they are visiting my home for a singsong and a 'session',as we like to say in Ireland.I am so excited to see everyone again'. VIP tickets include Pre-Show Meet & Greet with Emmet! Presented by Emmet Cahill

Matt Schofield

Oct 9, 2015
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks
Phone: 269-756-3879

Schofield is lauded as the British blues guitarist of current times. Guitarist magazine said, “There isn’t a better British blues guitarist playing currently”. The Schofield story is exploding internationally; the world is sitting up and taking note. The recipient of major awards - British Blues Awards Guitarist of the Year 2010, 2011 & 2012 (making him the first guitarist in the British Blues Awards Hall of Fame), Mojo Magazine Blues Album of the Year 2011 and British Blues Awards Album of the Year 2010. Matt Schofield was rated in the top ten British blues guitarists of all time by Guitar & Bass Magazine alongside such icons as Eric Clapton and Peter Green.

Meet the Beetles

Oct 17, 2015
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks
Phone: 269-756-3879

Meet The Beetles are some of Chicago Land’s finest musicians paying tribute to the greatest band in history. These lads have come from every point on the rock n’ roll compass to create a “Beatles Concert Experience”, complete with the look, accent, proper instruments, and onstage banter.

Jeff Daniels

Oct 23, 2015
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks
Phone: 269-756-3879

In 1976, Jeff Daniels bought a Guild D-40 from Herb David’s Guitar Studio in Ann Arbor, Michigan, threw it in the back of his old Buick, and moved to New York City. That guitar led to a creative outlet, became a solace, a road into the artist that he didn’t know existed. Now, almost 40 years later, he releases his 6th record, Days Like These. Jeff has played over 300 gigs the past 12 years from Maine to Alaska to Californ-i-a, and is touring with his son’s band (the Ben Daniels Band). Most recently seen as Will McAvoy on HBO’s THE NEWSROOM, and after 20 long years, with the one and only Jim Carrey in DUMB AND DUMBER TO. The rest you can google. Presented by Gregory Tuthill

Singer Songwriter contest

Oct 23 - 24, 2015
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater
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,

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,

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
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,

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, 

Iris Dement

Dec 11, 2015
Time: 08:00 PM
Location: Acorn Theater, 107 Generations Dr., Three Oaks
Phone: 269-756-3879

Grammy Nominated Singer-Songwriter, Iris Dement, brings her commanding voice and moving pieces to the Acorn stage with sultry folk opener Pieta Brown. Dement’s recent debut of her 6th Album, ‘Trackless Woods,’ makes it easy to see how artists like John Prine, Steve Earl, & Emmylou Harris sought her talents for collaboration. NPR has called Dement, “one of the great voices in contemporary popular music,” and Dement has referred to her opener, Brown as "one of the best poets I've heard in a long damn time." See them both and experience the ethereal passion wrought from roots in gospel and poignant poetry.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Dec 11 - 12, 2015
Location: Silver Creek Event Center at the Four Winds Casino, 11111 Wilson Rd., New Buffalo
Phone: 800-745-3000

Cirque Dreams Holidaze

Cirque Dreams Holidaze at Four Winds New Buffalo’s Silver Creek Event Center.  Performances will be held on Friday, December 11 at 8 p.m. Eastern; Saturday, December 12 at 9 p.m. Eastern; and on Sunday, December 13 at 5 p.m. Eastern.  Tickets can be purchased beginning on Friday, September 25 at 10 a.m. Eastern exclusively through the Ticketmaster Web site,, or by calling (800)745-3000.  Ticket prices start at $25 plus applicable fees.


Holiday Harmonies with All the Trimmings

Dec 13, 2015
Time: 03:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: New Buffalo Township Library, 33 N Thompson, New Buffalo

Sunday, December 13, 3-5pm
Holiday Harmonies with All the Trimmings, School of American Music
Second annual Caroling at the Library

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
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,  

Art Attack 2016

Apr 29 - May 1, 2016
Location: various sites throughout Harbor Country
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  (coming in 2016)