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2024 St. Joe Farmers Market

Sat. June 01, 2024
9:00am - 4:00pm

Market-goers will enjoy fresh finds at the weekly St. Joe Farmers Market. Vendors will offer a variety of products including baked goods, locally grown produce, perennials and cut flowers, meats and cheeses, coffee and more! This event is held Saturdays in the scenic Lake Bluff Park, overlooking Lake Michigan.

Enjoy extended market hours (9:00a-4:00p) on June 1, July 20, August 17 and August 31 to coincide with the Lake Bluff Artisan Fair!
 
Please note that there will be special hours for the market on July 13 during the Krasl Art Fair - stay tuned for more details!

2024 Lake Bluff Artisan Fair

Sat. June 01, 2024
10:00am - 5:00pm

This eclectic craft fair, held in picturesque Lake Bluff Park, offers a variety of handcrafted goods. With over 50 local vendors, there’s something for everyone - anything from home decor and furniture to jewelry, candles and more!

Vendor space is sold out for the 2024 season! We're still accepting applications for the waitlist - visit our Vendor Information page.

2024 Antiques on the Bluff

Sun. June 02, 2024
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.

2024 St. Joe Farmers Market

Sat. June 08, 2024
9:00am - 2:00pm

Market-goers will enjoy fresh finds at the weekly St. Joe Farmers Market. Vendors will offer a variety of products including baked goods, locally grown produce, perennials and cut flowers, meats and cheeses, coffee and more! This event is held Saturdays in the scenic Lake Bluff Park, overlooking Lake Michigan.

Enjoy extended market hours (9:00a-4:00p) on June 1, July 20, August 17 and August 31 to coincide with the Lake Bluff Artisan Fair!
 
Please note that there will be special hours for the market on July 13 during the Krasl Art Fair - stay tuned for more details!

2024 Makers Trail Festival

Sat. June 08, 2024
1:00pm - 7:00pm

Join us Saturday, June 8 from 1:00p-7:00p at Weko Beach in Bridgman, MI as we celebrate SWMI Makers! This event will feature makers from all over Berrien County (breweries, wineries, distilleries and cideries), live music and food trucks.

 

TICKETS - ON SALE NOW!
Advance ticket sales will begin at 10:00a on Wednesday, May 1 ($10 until May 31) and end at 11:59p on June 7. Ticket sales will then resume in-person, at the event on June 8.

$10/Presale General Admission (Sales End at 11:59p on May 31)
$20/General Admission (Sales End at 11:59p on June 7)
$20/Day Of

Kids 12 & Under are FREE

ONLINE: makerstrailfestival.org

IN-PERSON: A limited number of tickets will be available for sale in-person at the Bridgman Hardings (3651 W. Shawnee Rd.) starting May 1 through May 31.

 

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2024 MAKERS 

12 Corners Winery
Chill Hill Winery
Contessa Winery
Dablon Winery
Domaine Berrien Cellars
Final Gravity
Ghost Isle Brewery
Golden Muse Winery
Gravity Winery
Haymarket Brewery
Hickory Creek Winery
Iron Shoe Distillery
Journeyman Distillery
Lazy Ballerina Winery
Lemon Creek Winery
Niles Brewing Company
Peat's Cider
Red Top Winery
River Saint Joe Brewery
Round Barn Winery
Silver Harbor Brewing
Sister Lakes Brewing
Tabor Hill Winery
The Livery
Watermark Brewing

 

2024 BAND LINEUP

1:00p-2:00p: DJ Mark Durocher

2:00p-3:15p: Top Secret/Still Runnin

3:45p-5:00p: The Backups & The Get Downs

5:30p-7:00p: Ultrafab



2024 FOOD TRUCKS

Nola Roux (Cajun)
Taqueria Don Chepe (Mexican)
The Brick House (Burgers & Sandwiches)
and more TBA!

 

 

 

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2024 Memorial Day Weekend: May 24-26

May 21st, 2024

There’s a lot to explore this holiday weekend in Michigan's Great Southwest! Honor those who have served our country during the Memorial Day Parade, support local farmers with the start of the 2024 St. Joe Farmers Market season, check out the KitchenAid Senior PGA, listen to live music hosted at area businesses and so much more. There’s a little something for everyone. Read on for a full weekend guide!

2024 May Love Local Weekend | May 17-19

May 10th, 2024

The third weekend of the month, May through September, celebrate all things Southwest Michigan (SWMI) during the Love Local weekends! This month attendees will enjoy a special cider release, delicious samples, and area events in addition to extended shopping hours and special offers throughout SWMI. Read on for a complete weekend guide! 

Love Local is sponsored by The Boulevard Inn & Bistro.

2024 Treasure Hunt in SWMI

April 16th, 2024

Explore the treasure trove that is Southwest Michigan and find one-of-a-kind gift ideas, shop local artisans, take an art class, attend an event, or just enjoy an afternoon of adventure. Read on to start your journey!

2024 Spring Bucket List

April 2nd, 2024

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

2024 St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Blog: March 15-17

March 11th, 2024

Join us this weekend to celebrate March in Southwest Michigan! From St. Patrick’s Day celebrations and live music to nature hikes, trivia nights, tasty craft brews and delicious food there’s a little something for everyone! Read more to make the most of this holiday weekend.

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

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Saturday: 11:00a - 4:00p
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