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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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Skip's Open-Air European Farmers Market

May 16 - Oct 11, 2015
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 October 11, which is also the Ninth Annual Harbor Country Harvest Days Skip's Chili Cook Off

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Fireworks Party

Jul 3, 2015
Time: 06:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Round Barn Brewery, 9151 First St, Baroda
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Phone: 269-326-7059

Don't miss this opportunity to celebrate the Fourth of July during Baroda's famous fireworks show. Hosted by Round Barn Brewery & Public House with live music in the parking lot. 100% of the entry fee proceeds will be donated to the Baroda Fireworks Fund. 

Red, White & Brews

Jul 4 - 5, 2015
Time: 01:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Location: 10983 Hills Rd, Baroda
Phone: 800-716-WINE (9463)

Celebrate Independence with eight craft-brews on draft, soak up the sun and jam to live music all weekend long. Serving wine and DiVine drinks that complement food served from the Grille. Kids will have a ball jumping in the bounce house, hayrides in the vineyard, and playing corn-hole. Bring lawn chairs and umbrellas. Outside coolers and refreshments not permitted. 

Vintage Blues Bash

Jul 18, 2015
Time: 12:00 AM To 08:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Lemon Creek Winery
Contact: Cathy Lemon
Phone: 269-471-1321

Fine wine, music and beautiful countryside awaits you at Lemon Creek Winery's Vintage Blue Bash. Music by Elwood Splinters Blues Band.


Grilled food will be provided by the Outdoor Kitchen for everyone at the Blues Bash. Blues Bash attendees are also encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and blankets. Outside alcohol is prohibited. Hayrides will also run throughout the day for all to enjoy.

The Blues Bash is a family event and is open to the public. Entrance fee is $10 a person for those 21 years and older. Free admission for anyone under the age of 21, when accompanied by their parents.

Fernwood Friday

Jul 24, 2015
Time: 05:30 PM
Location: 13988 Range Line Rd, Niles
Phone: 269-695-6491

WVPE Public Radio joins Fernwood in hosting this great evening of performance, wine and food. Enjoy a wonderful evening of cool jazz in a beautiful setting on the Green. Bring your friends for a fun evening under the stars. Fee: $5, WVPE members are free.

Rib Fest

Jul 25, 2015
Location: TBA
Phone: 269-426-1446

 Harbor Country Rotary Club Annual Rib Fest, location TBD, Don't miss this judged Rib cook-off and People's Choice Salad Contest! Good food, great conversation and a fun family event. 269-426-1446, harborcountry.rotaryclub.pro

Burn 'Em Brewing Tasting @ Lubeznik

Aug 7, 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

Lubeznik Center, 6-9pm, (5-8pm CT) Enjoy samples from local creative brewery. 101 W 2nd St, Michigan City, IN, 219-874-4900, lubeznikcenter.org

Three Oaks Pub Crawl

Aug 9, 2015
Time: 01:00 PM To 09:00 PM
Region: Three Oaks
Location: Three Oaks area
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Phone: 269-820-2050

Discover what each of Three Oaks' drinking establishments have to offer as you compete to earn a coveted pub crawl T-shirt. 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, 269-820-2050, journeymandistillery.com

First, stop at Journeyman to pick up your verification signature card, then head out and walk the town.

Annual Harvest Party @ Round Barn Winery

Aug 22 - 23, 2015
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Round Barn Winery, 10983 Hills Rd., Baroda
Phone: 800-716-WINE

Celebrate the 23rd Annual Harvest Party and enjoy live music and dancing, hand-crafted wine and craft-beers, mixed drinks and delicious food. Fun for the whole family with hayrides, bounce house, cornhole, and grape stomping too. Outside coolers or refreshments not permitted. 10983 Hills Rd, Baroda, 800-716-WINE, roundbarnwinery.com

Ladies Night!

Sep 1 - 30, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Sawyer Home and Garden Center, 5865 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer
Phone: 269-426-8810

Ladies Night! Sawyer Home & Garden Center, 4-7pm, Get the girls together and enjoy an evening of wine, hand massages, food samplings and coupons. You know you deserve it! September weekends, noon-5pm feature incredible gourmet pasta sauces, bread dippers and olive oils! 5865 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer, 269-426-8810, sawyergardencenter.com

Fruit of Labor Celebration

Sep 5 - 7, 2015
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: 10983 Hills Road in Baroda, MI
Phone: 800.716.WINE

Fruit of Labor Celebration, Round Barn Winery, Take a well-deserved break and let Round Barn do all the work! Enjoy the fruits of their labor over the long holiday weekend. Work only on finding your favorite specialty cocktail, wine or craft-brew while live bands will be clocking in all three days for your entertainment. 10983 Hills Rd, Baroda, 800-716-WINE, roundbarnwinery.com

Lemon Creek Winery - 19th Annual Harvest Festival

Sep 12, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM To 06:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Lemon Creek Winery, 533 E Lemon Creek Rd
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Phone: (269) 471-1321

Come and Enjoy Some Fun at Lemon Creek Winery for the

19th Annual Harvest Festival 

Live music featuring Venitia Sekema & the Madre Luna Band. Fine wine and fun activities for all ages! Outdoor Kitchen serving grilled food. 533 E Lemon Creek Rd, Berrien Springs, 269-471-1321, lemoncreekwinery.com

 

Weko Beach Brewersfest

Sep 26, 2015
Time: 01:00 PM To 07:00 PM
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Weko Beach, Bridgman Exit 16 off I-94
Phone: 269-925-6301

TOAST THE COAST! The Weko Beach Brewers Festival is a showcase event to sample (tastes or by the mug) the wonderful locally-produced craft beers from Michigan. Wrap this into a day filled with sun and sand, tasty cuisine from local restaurants, live music, end it all with a dazzling sunset and you have one fantastic fall festival!

Stop by and say hi to Chamber members: Round Barn & Greenbush Brewery

Apple Cider Weekend at Journeyman Distillery

Sep 26, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Journeyman Distillery
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Phone: 269-820-2050

Stop in Journeyman Distillery during Apple Cider Weekend and try our feature cocktail "Old Country Goodness". This secret receipe offers amazing Michigan Apple Cider and flavors of cinnamon with our W.R. white whiskey and of course a few secret ingredients. The kitchen will be open to offer tasty plate offerings that will make your mouth water. Free tours of the distillery will be offered Saturday during the day. Like our page on Facebook to find out more special upcoming events.

Journeyman Distillery 4th Anniversary Party

Oct 3, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
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Phone: 269-820-2050

Celebrate four years of craft spirits with a huge party. Live music, cocktail features and more highlight the day. 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, 269-820-2050

Autumn Bacchus Festival

Oct 9, 2015
Time: 07:30 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Marina Grand Resort, 600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI
Contact: Jacqui Schiewe
Phone: 888-824-9463

Union Pier’s Wine Sellers, Inc. announces their Sixteenth Annual Autumn Bacchus Festival returns on Friday, October 9, 2015, from 7:30 until 10:00 P.M., Eastern Time. Guests will have the opportunity to sample wines from all over the globe at this walk-around tasting, to be held at the Marina Grand Resort, 600 West Water Street, New Buffalo, MI.

Wine industry professionals will be on hand to facilitate and answer questions that arise.  Chef Jenny Drilon of the resort’s Bentwood Tavern has designed a specifically paired light tasting menu of seasonal foods for the evening.

All wines poured will be offered at a significant discount that evening only. Reservations are highly recommended, as space is limited and the event often sells out. The fee is $60 per person. Call 888-824-WINE for reservations and information.

New Buffalo Harvest & Wine Fest

Oct 10, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Region: New Buffalo
Location: Lions beachfront Park, New Buffalo
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Phone: 888-660-6222

Enjoy wine tasting from several local vineyards all under one roof! Live music all day, free kids art activities, horse drawn hayrides through town, a pumpkin patch, bounce house and more! Great food and unique handmade crafts along with a farmers market make this one day fest the best around. Admission $5 donation at the door. For event details, please visit www.newbuffalo.org

Skip's 9th Annual Harvest Days Chili Cook-off

Oct 11, 2015
Time: 01:00 PM To 05:00 PM
Location: Skip's Restaurant, corner of Red Arrow Hwy. and Lakeshore Rd, New Buffalo
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Phone: 269-469-3341

The best chefs in Harbor Country compete against individuals for the coveted "Judges Award"  and "People's Choice Award" . Live entertainment, cash bar; all the chili and fixin's one could imagine.

Skip’s Open-Air European Farmers Market will open at 9 a.m for the last day of the 2015 season. The market will remain open during the chili cook-off, which opens to the public at 1 p.m. and ends at 5 p.m. - or whenever the chili runs out.  There is a $10 entrance fee to the cook-off; children 6 to 12 are half price and children under 6 are free.

2015 Kitchen Walk

Oct 17, 2015
Time: 11:00 AM To 04:00 PM
Location: Susan Fredman at Home, 15998 Red Arrow Hwy, Union Pier
Phone: (800) 351-6354

Tour amazing kitchens in extraordinary homes of Harbor Country. Enjoy savory and sweet food-tastings prepared by local chefs along the way. The tour culminates with a reception and silent auction. Proceeds benefit Designs for Dignity. Tickets & check in: Susan Fredman at Home, 15998 Red Arrow Hwy, Union Pier, 800-351-6354, designsfordignity.org


Tickets are $75 each and may be purchased at www.designsfordignity.org/kitchenwalk or call 800-351-6354.
 
DESIGNS FOR DIGNITY is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization that serves area nonprofits that work with marginalized or at risk populations throughout Chicago.

Happy Hallo-wine @ the Round Barn

Oct 31, 2015
Region: Neighbor of Harbor Country
Location: Round Barn Winery, 10983 Hills Rd., Baroda
Phone: 800-716-WINE

Our tasting consultants will be dressed for the occasion, hoping to get your vote for the best costume. You'll get an extra tasting token when you show up in your most creative Halloween get-up. To top it off we will be serving spooktacular cocktails, not to be missed. 

Customer Appreciation Day!

Nov 14, 2015
Location: Sawyer Home and Garden Center, 5865 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer
Phone: 269-426-8810

Customer Appreciation Day! Sawyer Home & Garden Center, Special deals & tastings to show their appreciation! Featuring gourmet foods all of November - find something new to share with friends & family for the Holidays. 5865 Sawyer Rd, Sawyer, 269-426-8810, sawyergardencenter.com

Day After Thanksgiving Party

Nov 27, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
Phone: 269-820-2050

Day After Thanksgiving Party, Journeyman Distillery, noon-11pm, Drink off that turkey and get your holiday shopping started with cocktail features, live music and special discounts. 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, 269-820-2050, journeymandistillery.com

Repeal Party!

Dec 5, 2015
Location: Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
Phone: 269-820-2050

 Repeal Party! Journeyman Distillery, Celebrate the end of Prohibition with a speakeasy-themed party, complete with secret passwords! Prohibition cocktails and live music. 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, 269-820-2050, journeymandistillery.com

After Holiday Fun!

Dec 26, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM To 11:00 PM
Location: Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
Phone: 269-820-2050

After Holiday Fun! Journeyman Distillery, noon-11pm, Looking for some post-Christmas fun for the whole family? Go to the Journeyman for some live music, good food and great cocktails

New Year's Eve 2015

Dec 31, 2015
Time: 12:00 PM To 10:00 PM
Location: Journeyman Distillery, 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks
Phone: 269-820-2050

Celebrate the end of 2015 with tours all day and special cocktails. The perfect way to start your celebration! 109 Generations Dr, Three Oaks, 269-820-2050, journeymandistillery.com

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!

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!