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2022 St. Joe Winter Beer Fest

Sat. January 29, 2022
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bundle up and venture outdoors for the annual St. Joe Winter Beer Fest! We invite craft beer novices and enthusiasts to enjoy sampling from local and regional Michigan breweries. 

Stay with us for a night or the weekend! Visit for accommodations.

 2022 FAQ's

TICKETS - On sale January 3 starting at 10a
Tickets are $40/person and includes: sample cup (hang onto it!), 12 tokens, winter comradery and music! One token is a 4-ounce sample. 
Must be 21+

Online Purchases: 

ALL online ticket sales can be placed here!

By Phone or In Person:

Tickets can also be purchased in person or over the phone through The Mendel Center Box Office (2755 E. Napier Ave., Benton Harbor, MI) during their normal hours Monday-Friday 10:00a-6:00p. Box Office Phone: (269) 927 8700.

In-Person Only: 

Tickets are also available at the St. Joe Today Welcome Center (301 State Street, St. Joseph, MI) during regular business hours! Monday-Friday 9:00a-5:00p, Saturday 11:00a-4:00p.


2022 Breweries
(Please note, these are subject to change)

Austin Brothers
Bell’s Brewery
Grand Armory
New Holland Brewing
North Pier Brewing
Peat’s Cider
Rochester Mills
Round Barn Brewery
Saugatuck Brewing
Silver Harbor Brewing
Sister Lakes Brewing
The Livery
Watermark Brewing


2022 Ice Fest

Fri. February 04, 2022
- Sun. February 06, 2022
Start time not specified.

Join us for the annual Ice Fest sponsored by Silver Beach Pizza to celebrate the winter season! It’s a weekend that brings frosty fun to downtown St. Joe. Enjoy professional Ice Carving Competitions, a SnowBiz Scavenger Hunt, Ice Interactives and more!

5:00p-8:00p Professional Individual Carving Competition presented by Caffe Tosi - Watch carvers magically turn frozen blocks into works of art!
7:30p Fire & Ice Tower presented by Tru by Hilton

7:30a-4:00p Professional Team Competition  - Watch as teams of carvers transform blocks of ice into frosty creations.

11:00a-4:00p Ice Interactives - Enjoy interacting with some of the carved creations! 
    Tic-Tac-Toe presented by SWMI Brew Tours
    Fish Toss presented by The Livery
    Ice Bowling presented by Honor Credit Union
    Ice Throne presented by NOBO (available all weekend long)

MAGIC TOUR feat. Magician John Dudley
    1:00p - Downtown St. Joseph (Corner of State & Pleasant)
    2:30p - Curious Kids' Museum
    4:00p - Shadowland on Silver Beach

View completed sculptures on the last day of this magical weekend! 

SnowBiz Scavenger Hunt presented by Berrien Community Foundation - Stop in the Welcome Center to pick up a scavenger hunt map and learn the fun details! 

Stay with us for a night or the weekend! Visit for accommodations. 

2022 March Mannequins

Fri. March 11, 2022
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Watch storefronts of participating businesses come alive during March Mannequins in downtown St. Joe. Windows will display community volunteers as they pose perfectly still, like mannequins. Vote for your favorite window at!
2022 Theme: TBA



2022 Antiques on the Bluff

Sun. May 01, 2022
10:00am - 5:00pm

Something old is new to you! Find hidden treasures along Lake Bluff Park at this premier antique show that overlooks Lake Michigan. This event features over 50 vendors and runs the first Sunday of the month, May through October. Rain or shine.

Want to become a vendor? Visit our Vendor Information page.

2022 SunSets Music Festival

Sat. May 21, 2022
12:00pm - 8:00pm

Featuring live music, tasty beverages and delicious food all set to the beautiful backdrop of Lake Michigan. This event will be located in Whirlpool Centennial Park, just below the bluff from downtown St. Joseph.

Book your hotel stay today! Stay with us for the night or the weekend


All tickets give access to event grounds, no assigned seating. Bring your own chair and/or blankets. Limited seating will be available.

Online Purchases: 

By Phone or In Person: 

In Person Only: 


2022 Band Lineup - TBA
(Please note, times are approximate and subject to change)





In & Around St. Joseph Blog

2022 Winter in SWMI

January 18th, 2022

Eat, Shop, Stay, Play this winter season in Michigan’s Great Southwest!



Plank’s Tavern on the Water offers Daily Dinner Promotions throughout the winter season! Mondays: Prime Rib Night + Light Jazz Piano Night + $6 wines; Tuesdays: Tacos & Tequila + $8 House Made Aloe Vera Organic Margaritas; Wednesdays: Sushi Night + $9 Signature Martinis; Thursdays: Oysters & Champagne + Live Jazz Band; Friday: Fish & Chips + $5 Craft Beers. Diners will also enjoy Happy Hour Monday through Thursday from 4:00p-6:00p!

January’s Pizza of the Month at Silver Beach Pizza features a Stir Fry Pizza! Enjoys crispy crust with a sweet Thai chili sauce base, fresh garlic, chick and stir fry blend of broccoli, sugar snap peas, bean sprouts, water chestnuts, red peppers, topped with mozzarella cheese. Available the month of January for dine in or carry out!

The Buck Burgers & Brew hosts a daily (Thursday-Monday) Hoppy Hour from 3:00p-6:00p! Diners will enjoy $2 domestic bottles, ½ off all wine by the glass, $3 well drinks, $1 off all draft beer and ½ off select appetizers. Plus Sunday Funday specials - $5 loaded Bloody Mary’s and $3 Naked Juice Mimosas!

Enjoy dinner with a view at Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant! Two popular specials have returned this winter season. Starting at 4:00p, Thursday features the Surf & Turf special and Saturday features a Prime Rib special. Additionally, Sunday Brunch is back! Enjoy a contactless brunch buffet from 11:00a-3:00p that features new items weekly!

Dad’s Farm & Cafe is home to many delicious treats! Some of their weekly staples include Taco Tuesdays and Soul Food Sundays. This Saturday, January 22 diners will enjoy a special cafe takeover with Water and Wheat featuring a Vegan Italian Dinner! 

For more delectable meals and tasty beverages, visit



Forever Clean Soap Works offers handcrafted bath and body products, candles and more! Give your skin the luxury it deserves with their products made with premium oils and butter. 

The Market is home to many great small businesses! Grab a tasty beverage from St. Joe Community Tap Room, Infusco Coffee or The Tea Annex. Find a unique gift at Wild Ginger Flowers & Gifts or stock up with The Cheese Lady, St. Joe Wine Shoppe and Dad’s Farm

Get a better night’s sleep with the Rested Pillow Mattress! Check out their St. Joseph showroom handcrafted mattresses made in Michigan. 

Find your next favorite read at Forever Books! Stop in for staff suggestions, or sign up for their newsletter where they share new book releases every Tuesday. There’s something for everyone!

For more shopping in Southwest Michigan, visit


The Boulevard Inn
Valentine’s Day Weekend Package | Friday, February 11 - Saturday, February 12
Includes overnight accommodations in a spacious suite, $50 dinner credit for the Bistro on the Boulevard, a bottle of chilled champagne, two keepsake champagne flutes, half dozen chocolate-dipped strawberries, $30 room service breakfast credit, two mimosas or bloody mary’s served with room service breakfast, late check out of 2:00p.

Visit to book or view more packages.

The Inn at Harbor ShoresIce Fest Package | Friday, February 4 - Sunday, February 6
Includes a Harbor View guest room, $20 credit to Plank’s Tavern, $10 credit to Rise & Vine, a bottle of sparkling wine

Valentine’s Day Weekend Package
Includes a Harbor View guest room, ½ dozen roses, chocolate truffles and sparkling wine

Visit to book or view more packages.



Bundle up and join us from 12:00p-4:00p for the 2022 St. Joe Winter Beer Fest in downtown St. Joe! Craft beer enthusiasts will enjoy sampling from local and regional Michigan breweries. Cost $40/person. Includes: Admission, sample cup, 12 tokens, winter comradery and music! One token is a sample. Must be 21+. Tickets are selling fast, less than 100 are available! Visit for more information.

Join us for the annual 2022 Ice Fest February 4-6 in downtown St. Joseph, sponsored by Silver Beach Pizza, to celebrate the winter season! It’s a weekend that brings frosty fun to downtown St. Joe. Enjoy professional Ice Carving Competitions, a SnowBiz Scavenger Hunt, ice sculpture displays, a Magic Tour and more! Visit for a complete schedule. 

The 2022 March Mannequins returns on Friday, March 11 from 7:00p-8:30p! Watch storefronts of participating businesses come alive during March Mannequins in downtown St. Joe. Windows will display community volunteers as they pose perfectly still, like mannequins. Vote for your favorite window at!

The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College hosts Winter Delights on Saturday, February 26 at 8:00p. Attendees can choose a mix and match experience! Options include a concert featuring Las Cafeteras, tasting session, community dinner and workshop, or choose all three for a package price!

For additional events, visit



2022 Winter Bucket List

January 4th, 2022

Winter is here in Michigan's Great Southwest! Check out our bucket list to make the most of this frosty season.

2021 Ringing in the New Year

December 21st, 2021

Celebrate the New Year here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! From New Year’s Eve parties, bowling celebrations and galas to holiday light displays, New Year’s Eve dinners and hotel packages we’ve got you covered to ring in the New Year. 

2021 Making Spirits Bright

December 14th, 2021

The holiday season is still in full swing here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! There’s a little something for everyone - from visits with Santa and daily giveaways to holiday-themed train rides, musicals and light displays. Make the most of this December!

2021 Merry & Bright Weekend | December 3-5

November 29th, 2021

Merry & Bright Weekend hosts a number of festive events to put you in the holiday mood! From holiday stories to magically lit wonderland strolls, beautifully decorated windows, holiday shopping and last-minute wish lists we’ve got you covered. Celebrate the holiday season here in Michigan’s Great Southwest!

We'll help you find great ways to enjoy your time here.

Stop by the St. Joseph Today Welcome Center located on the first floor of 301 State Street for information on all the exciting things to do, see and experience in St. Joseph.

Monday-Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday: 12:00pm - 4:00pm

Contact Information
Phone: (269) 985 1111
Fax: (269) 985 0171
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