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Events and Festivals

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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
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Journeyman Distillery Tours

Jan 16 - Dec 24, 2016
Time: 12:30 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
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Phone: 269-820-2050

Join us every Saturday, on the hours of 12:30pm, 2pm, 3:30pm & 5pm for tour of the Distillery. We'll share the history on the Featherbone Factory building as well as the step-by-step process on how we make our spirits. Tour is followed by a tasting.

Register online for a tasting at www.journeymandistillery.com

Dablon Winery Presents a Film Showing!!

Feb 10, 2016
Time: 06:30 PM To 08:30 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Dablon Winery
Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 269-422-2846

Join Dablon Vineyards for their first Music Box Films showing of “A Five Star Life.”

A Five Star Life is the sophisticated story of one woman's quest for personal and professional fulfillment set against some of the most stunning cities and opulent hotels of the world. Stylish and independent, Irene (Margherita Buy) is a single career woman in her forties with a job to die for. As a luxury hotel critic, she checks into the world's finest establishments incognito to assess their standards, meticulously judging every detail from the concierge's manners to the temperature of the food.
For a full synopsis, please visit:

http://www.musicboxfilms.com/five-star-life--a-movies-97.php?display=presspage

Please note that during the film showings, we will not be offering tastings; however, wine by the glass & bottle will be available.
 

Chinese New Year

Feb 12 - 14, 2016
Time: 05:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Location: Song Asian Cuisine, 301 W Buffalo, New Buffalo
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Phone: 269-586-3699

Celebrate Chinese New Year with us. Enjoy our buffet. 

Dablon Offers Wine & Chocolate Pairings

Feb 12 - 14, 2016
Location: Dablon Winery
Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 269-422-2846

Join Dablon Winery for a wine & chocolate pairing experience over Valentines Day weekend. We have paired four Dablon Wines with four delicious DW Hammond chocolates.

DW Hammond Chocolates & Fudge, located in Coloma, Michigan has been making chocolate since 1905. Their handmade chocolate is unlike any other… you will not want to miss this classic wine & chocolate paring!

Please see the wine & chocolate menu below.

2013 Dablon Merlot with Sea Salt Chocolate Thins

2014 Music Box Matinee Red with Milk Chocolate Cherry Clusters

2012 Moraine Vineyards Chardonnay with White Chocolate

2012 Pinot Noir with Dark Chocolate Cranberry Clusters

Please call 269-422-2846 or email Laura@dablon.comwith reservations by February 1st.

Cost: $14/person

Valentine Dinner at Fernwood

Feb 14, 2016
Time: 06:00 PM To 08:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Fernwood Botanical Garden, 13988 Range Line Road, Niles
Phone: 269-695-6491

Make reservations today for a special Valentine dinner with your sweatheart at Fernwood. Enjoy Valentine dinner with your sweetheart at Fernwood! VALENTINE’S DINNER SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 6-8PM Enjoy a Valentine’s dinner with your sweetheart at Fernwood! Chef Tim Carrigan presents a choice of entrees and desserts, topped off with champagne, and a rose for each couple. $90 per couple Register by February 5

Dablon Winery Offers a Wine 101 Class

Feb 23, 2016
Time: 06:30 PM To 08:30 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Dablon Winery & Vineyard
Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 269-422-2846

Just because winter insists on dragging its cold, heavy feet toward the renewal of spring doesn't mean we should hibernate from FUN!

Terry will take us on a wine and travel adventure, where we will explore the differences between Old World and New World wines, cool and warm-climate grapes, and the famous "Deductive Tasting Method", the sommelier's secret weapon for can't-miss wine tasting. The first hour of this event we will be covering the education portion of the event, which will include tasting. From 7:30pm-8:30pm there will time to enjoy wine, socialize and ask Terry any questions you may have after the class.

On the 23rd of February we will welcome you to our first Wine 101, hosted by local sommelier, Terry Stingley, aka The Wine Guru.

This event is limited to 26 guests.

Dablon Winery Offers a Wine 101 Class

Feb 23, 2016
Time: 06:30 PM To 08:30 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Dablon Winery & Vineyard
Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 269-422-2846

Just because winter insists on dragging its cold, heavy feet toward the renewal of spring doesn't mean we should hibernate from FUN!

Terry will take us on a wine and travel adventure, where we will explore the differences between Old World and New World wines, cool and warm-climate grapes, and the famous "Deductive Tasting Method", the sommelier's secret weapon for can't-miss wine tasting. The first hour of this event we will be covering the education portion of the event, which will include tasting. From 7:30pm-8:30pm there will time to enjoy wine, socialize and ask Terry any questions you may have after the class.

On the 23rd of February we will welcome you to our first Wine 101, hosted by local sommelier, Terry Stingley, aka The Wine Guru.

This event is limited to 26 guests.

Dablon Winery - Wine Club St. Patricks Day Party

Mar 11, 2016
Time: 07:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Dablon Winery
Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 269-422-2846

Join Dablon Winery as we get in the spirit for St. Patty’s day and celebrate the first March Wine Club selections! St. Patty’s themed small bites paired with our Dablon wine for $10/person. We will also have live Music by Ember Jar.  Ember Jar plays soul, Indie rock and will also play a few Irish tunes in honor of St. Patrick’s day.

Menu Prepared by the Bridgman Meat Market

House-Smoked Corn Beef Pastrami - Pretzel Roll Bites | w/ Swiss cheese & Guinness Mustard & Dablon Verjus sauerkraut | paired with 2013 Dablon Pinot Noir

Loaded Red Skin Potato Salad paired with 2012 Moraine Vineyards Unoaked Chardonnay

Dablon Chocolate Cupcakes made with 2013 Dablon Pinot Noir paired with 2014 Music Box Matinee Red

Please RSVP by Thursday, March 3rd to laura@dablon.com or 269-422-2846.

Members are allowed to bring up 2 non-Wine Club guests.This event is limited to 50 guests.  Cost: $15/person

David's Deli Annual Corned Beef Off!

Mar 20, 2016
Location: David's Deli, 30 N Whittaker St, New Buffalo
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Phone: 269-469-7177

Join us for our annual St. Patrick's Day celebration! Pick your favorite from unlimited corned beef sandwiches and wash it down with themed drinks!

Celebrity Box Car Buffet

May 13, 2016
Time: 06:30 PM
Location: Skip's Restaurant, 16710 Lakeshore Dr., New Buffalo
Phone: 269-469-8010

GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!  LAST YEAR'S EVENT WAS SOLD OUT!
 

Boxcar Buffet Fundraiser:             Friday evening, May 13, 2016

A railroad themed all-you-can-eat prime rib dinner buffet featuring live music and local “celebrities” competing thru stunts and peddling wares to raise the most donations for the non-profit Museum.  

$25 per person includes a delicious Prime Rib Buffet and some amazing talent shared by local "celebrities!"
$12 Children aged 6-12
Children aged 5 & under FREE!

Cash Bar
Silent Auction

For tickets contact kwendt@newbuffalorailroadmuseum.org or 269-469-8010 

Skip's Open-Air European Farmers Market

May 14 - Oct 15, 2016
Time: 09:00 AM To 03:00 PM
Location: At the corner of Red Arrow Highway & Lakeshore Road, New Buffalo
Contact: Rhonda Sobecki
Phone: 269-469-3341

From May through October, visitors will find a a plethora of items to take home: Italian sausages, olive oils and cheeses; locally-made salsas, pasta and dessert sauces, fresh-baked doggie treats, gourmet cupcakes, hand-thrown pottery, everything lavender, coffees, pastries, Amish-made furniture, jewelry, clothing, fresh-cut flowers, art, photography, food, meats, jerky and so much more. Come check it out. Skip's Open-Air European Farmers Market  is every Saturday and Sunday from 9 am to 3 p.m through mid-October , which is also the 10th Annual Harbor Country Harvest Days Skip's Chili Cook Off.

Find them on Facebook

Dablon Winery and The Rolling Stonebaker

May 20, 2016
Time: 01:30 PM To 06:30 PM
Location: Dablon Winery & Vineyard
Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 2694222846

In celebration of our first anniversary party The Rolling Stonebaker will be serving up their famous pizzas! A wood-fired brick oven turns a 1949 Studebaker fire truck into a gourmet pizza wagon. Chosen by Food Network Magazine as the Best Pizza in Indiana!

Live Music at Gravity

May 20 - Oct 30, 2016
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Gravity Winery, 10220 Lauer Rd. Baroda
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Phone: 269-471-9463

Live music and great food in a fabulous outdoor setting. Come see what Gravity is all about. Fridays 5-8 PM and Sundays 2-5 PM 

Dablon Winery welcomes Jim's Smokin' Cafe

May 22, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Dablon Winery & Vineyard
Contact: Laura Gelder
Phone: 2694222846

Join us at Dablon for BBQ sliders, gumbo, smoked chicken & sausage, as well as brisket chili served up by Jim’s Smokin’ Café (Niles, MI). A vegetarian option will also be provided.

Art and Wine Festival

May 28 - 29, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Lemon Creek Winery, 533 E Lemon Creek Rd, Berrien Springs
Contact: Cathy Lemon
Phone: (269) 471-1321

Annual Art and Wine Memorial Weekend Festival at Lemon Creek Winery features 32 regional artists, live music and Lemon Creek's award winning wine. We look forward to having another great festival this year!

Jammin in the Vineyard

May 28 - Oct 30, 2016
Time: 01:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Round Barn Winery, 10983 Hills Rd., Baroda
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Phone: 800-716-WINE

Enjoy spirited, free entertainment every Saturday and Sunday afternoon, alfresco-style, while sipping world-class wines, spirits or micro-brews. Come and relax at the open-air, live music stage located adjacent to the Beer Garden. Grab a bite to eat at the Round Barn Cafe. No outside coolers or refreshments permitted.

Click on www.roundbarnwinery.com for lineup of performers, performance times and directions..

Round Barn is located at 10983 Hills Road in Baroda, MI
 

Brew at the Zoo

Jun 11, 2016
Time: 06:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Washington Park Zoo, 115 Lake Shore, Michigan City, IN
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Contact: Shawne Sheldon
Phone: 219-873-1510

The event will feature beer, wine and food from regional breweries, wineries and restaurants. This is a 21 and over event.  

$50/person includes food, drinks & commemorative tasting glass.

Times are Central time 5-8 pm 

Lake Michigan Shore WIne Fest

Jun 18, 2016
Time: 01:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Weko Beach, Bridgman
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Phone: 269-925-6301

This annual event at Weko Beach showcases all of the wonderful Lake Michigan Shore Wine Country locally-produced varietals. Enjoy a day filled with sun & sand, extraordinary cuisine from local restaurants, fantastic live music, and a dazzling sunset for one extraordinary summer festival – perfect for the entire family!