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2024 St. Joe Farmers Market (Special KAF Date)

Sun. July 14, 2024
10:00am - 5:00pm

UPDATE: Due to the Krasl Art Fair, this weekend the St. Joe Farmers Market will take place on Broad Street (between Lake Boulevard & the alley). Additionally, extended hours will be offered: Saturday 9:00a-6:00p AND Sunday 10:00a-5:00p. Please note that hours may vary daily per vendor.

 

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!
 

2024 Wednesday Brown Bag Concert Series

Wed. July 17, 2024
12:00pm - 1:00pm

Enjoy free concerts Wednesdays at noon at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Bring your lunch and take a break from the daily grind.

Head to stjoetoday.com/brownbagconcerts for the full schedule! 

2024 Wednesday Night Market

Wed. July 17, 2024
4:00pm - 8:00pm

The Wednesday Night Market features a mix of artisans and farmers and their handcrafted goods + food/beverages. There's something for everyone—anything from home decor and furniture to jewelry, baked goods, candles, soaps and more!

2024 Live Music Schedule: TBA

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

2024 Love Local

Fri. July 19, 2024
- Sun. July 21, 2024
Start and end times vary depending on day.

The third weekend of the month, May through September, celebrate all things Southwest Michigan during the Love Local weekends! Attendees will enjoy local events, extended shopping hours, events, special offers and more!

 

WEEKEND SCHEDULE:

FRIDAY
      Mike Yore Memorial Car Show from 4:00p-8:00p along Lake Boulevard
      Friday Night Concert from 7:00p-8:00p feat. Blue Shoes at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell      
      Extended shopping hours
      Weekend special throughout SWMI

SATURDAY
     
  St. Joe Farmers Market from 9:00a-4:00p in Lake Bluff Park (extended hours)
       Lake Bluff Artisan Fair from 10:00a-5:00p in Lake Bluff Park
       Extended shopping hours
       Weekend specials throughout SWMI

SUNDAY
       Extended shopping hours
       Weekend specials throughout SWMI
       City of St. Joseph Municipal Band Concert at 7:00p at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell - visit sjcity.com/band for a complete schedule!

JULY PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS: 
(List will be updated regularly)

1232 Broad St. Mercantile

Anchors Way Marina Get 10% off your 2024/25 WINTER storage with us! Must call to reserve your space & mention "St. Joe Loves Locals" to the front desk to qualify. Contact us at (269) 982 0812.

Blue Water Boat Rentals - Visit Blue Water Boat Rentals in Welcome Center on Saturday, July 20; Reserve a boat and receive a 10% discount on any rental of 2 hours or more at our St. Joe location only! Use code LoveLocal24 & reserve online at bwboatrentals.com

Box Factory for the Arts - Free Gallery Exhibitions throughout Historic Building, Local Art and Homemade Gifts for Sale. July 19: "The Spaniels Forever" & Billy Shelton Concert from 7p-9p!

Forever Clean Soap Works - Extended hours! Spend $20, Get a FREE LIP BALM! (one per customer per day).

G&M Variety

Glik's - Huge Sidewalk Sale! New clearance items include many summer items and sandals. Open Friday and Sunday 10-8 and Saturday 10-9.

Grins of St. Joseph - Additional markdowns in clearance and new discounts on select summer items!

Lana's Boutique - Sales throughout the store!

Lee & Birch - Shoppers will enjoy 20% off all clothing Friday-Sunday! July 19: Permanent Jewelry by Lakuna Links from 10a-3p - get linked with forever jewelry (bracelets, necklaces, anklets and rings). July 20: DIY Trucker Hat Bar with "Do Something Lady" from 10a-5p - purchase and decorate a trucker hat with patches, pins, chains and more!

Olive Cart - Mention Love Local Weekend and get 10% off your in-store purchase!

Perennial Accents - 25% off indoor/outdoor pillows and our 50% off sidewalk bazaar featuring great home and kitchen decor Saturday & Sunday (weather permitting). July 20: Local artist Tide & Timbers Studio will be doing a pop-up shop in our kitchen from 10a-3p. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 10a-8p, Sunday 11a-5p. Enjoy bites in the kitchen Friday & Sunday!

Sister Lakes Brewing - July 20: Third Annual Soapbox Derby from 2p-7p. July 21: Courtyard Concert Series feat. Robert Rolfe Feddersen from 2p-5p.

Southwest Michigan Symphony OrchestraJuly 19: The SMSO is cleaning out its offices! They will accept donations of items such as household, books, crafts, pictures, and frames for our Rummage Sale/Fundraiser (no clothes or appliances, please); July 20: Rummage Sale/Fundraiser will be held in the parking lot across from their office at 513 Ship St. from 8a-2p.

The AcornJuly 19: 2024 Singer-Songwriter Competition Finals Saturday at 7p. July 20: Swearingen & Kelli w/ The Music of Simon & Garfunkel Sunday at 8p. July 21: Kelly Hoppenjans – Midwest Made at 7p

The Cheese Lady - Free cooler bag with purchases of $30 or more!

The Christmas Tree - The Christmas Tree is a family-owned happy place to shop and is only a 5-minute drive North of St Joe on M 63! In the Room of Good Things to Eat enjoy samples of delicious Michigan-made products, new dips., salsas and white chocolate lemon bark made locally by LuLu + enjoy $1 off on items being sampled! Shoppers will receive a $5 gift certificate with a $30 purchase (for the next visit) OR $10 gift certificate with a $50 purchase (for the next visit).

The Lilac Loft - 20% off of all in store purchases; Every in store purchase receives a free room spray (while supplies last). July 21: Pop in Sand Candle Making from 1:00p-4:00p and Hot Wax Candle Making at 4:00p!

The Livery - July 19: Live music feat. Philip Michael Scales at 8:30p. Scales is a Nashville-based singer-songwriter who performs what he calls “Dive Bar Soul” which takes a bit of indie rock storytelling and couples it with the passion of the blues. July 20: NOBO Concert Series performance from The Jordan Hamilton Ensemble at 8:30p. Cellist and vocalist Jordan Hamilton is a mix of mastery and maverick musicality; hip-hop influenced, rhythmically layered, melodically robust.

The Skin Bar - $50 off a service $150 or more to all new clients through 2024!

 

 

 

2024 Friday Night Concert Series

Fri. July 19, 2024
7:00pm - 8:00pm

Groove to the sounds of jazz, big band, classic hits and more at John E.N. Howard Bandshell, overlooking the charming St. Joseph River. Take in beautiful sunsets during these free concerts held weekly on Fridays.

Head to stjoetoday.com/fridaynightconcerts for the full schedule! 

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2024 Fourth Of July Weekend | July 3-7

July 2nd, 2024

Southwest Michigan is celebrating the holiday weekend! Enjoy live music, wine tasting, a Farmers Market, Antiques on the Bluff, and various firework shows throughout St. Joe and neighboring towns. It’s sure to be a blast of a weekend!

2024 June Love Local Weekend | June 14-16

June 11th, 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 sidewalk sales, live music, a Farmers Market and other 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 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!

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.

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Saturday: 11:00a - 4:00p
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