Lake Bluff Craft Fair

Join us Saturday September 3 for the annual craft fair in Lake Bluff Park! Enjoy gorgeous lake views while shopping.

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Labor Day Weekend in Michigan's Great Southwest

Written by Tess Carragher on 08/30/2016

Labor Day Weekend is almost here! The close of summer is upon us, and we're celebrating the awesome summer that was, and the fall ahead! Here's what's happening for the long weekend in Michigan's Great Southwest!

 8.30Watermark 8.30CraftFair 8.30RoundBarnParty
(L to R) Watermark Brewing in Stevensville; Lake Bluff Craft Fair; music in the vineyard at Round Barn Winery


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10 Things Under $5 To Do With Kids In Michigan's Great Southwest

Written by Tess Carragher on 08/29/2016

Silver Beach is an awesome destination for kids in the summer, but what about when it starts to cool? Just in time for Labor Day, we've got a list of 10 things to do with kids in Michigan's Great Southwest. All activities are under $5, so you won't break the bank for fun! 

Ava and Clementine at the Silver Beach Carousel; lots of fun and games off the carousel, too! 


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Chalk the Block: Next Generation

Written by Tess Carragher on 08/17/2016

For the 20th Annual Chalk the Block, a chalk workshop was offered by Nate Baranowski to inspire the next generation of chalk artists. Offering in the Box Factory for the Arts on Friday night, this workshop was filled, and created more eager chalk artists for our growing festival (hopefully!). Even beyond the workshop, young artists were more engaged than ever in Chalk the Block. Here's a look at a family piece, and more! 

Beth Mandarino (center) has participated in Chalk the Block for a few years. This year, her grandsons came to the Chalk Workshop on Friday alongside her, and used their skills to help Beth create her piece! 

Read on to see Beth's final piece, and more students in action!

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Whitney Behnke

Executive Director
St. Joseph Today

 Tess Carragher

Tess Carragher

Membership Coordinator
St. Joseph Today

Jill Stone

Former Executive Director
St. Joseph Today

Lauren Kniebes

Lazy Ballerina Winery