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We're on the search for all things spooky in Michigan's Great Southwest! It's been a fun packed fall with even more to come. With everything from trick-or-treating and spooky themed classes, to a haunted Scareousel, Halloween miniature train rides, a Hallowine event and more! Keep reading for festive events leading up to Halloween.

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Everyone's favorite fall activities are coming together this weekend, September 19-22, in Michigan's Great Southwest. The weekend includes everything from Fall Fest and Sidewalk Sales to 5K's, live music, team trivia nights and more!

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Head to Southwest Michigan over Labor Day Weekend to soak up the last bit of the summer!Read on for a full guide to help make sure you enjoy every last minute! 

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Need a summer boredom buster for your family before the back-to-school crunch begins? We've got a weekend jammed packed with everything from live music, a Farmers Market and Antiques on the Bluff to Lighthouse open hours, Horse-Drawn Trolley rides and chalk masterpieces. Head to St. Joseph August 2-4 for the 23rd Annual Chalk the Block!

 

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Summer is in full swing in Michigan's Great Southwest, and we're celebrating with a Midsummer Classic Weekend! Read on for the fun happening Thursday, July 18 through Sunday, July 21.

  

Fourth of July 2019

We've got your lineup for five whole days of fun, celebrating the Fourth of July here in Michigan's Great Southwest! From fireworks to antique treasure hunts, farmers markets and live music read on to see what's happening this weekend!

 

BBQ Blog 2019

Get ready for a weekend jam packed with fun in Michigan's Great Southwest! This Saturday the 7th Annual BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass is a day filled with live music, craft beer, regional wines and local tastes! But that's not the only thing going on - there's a little something for everyone from Run/Walk 5K to Storytimes, a Rummage Sale, Sidewalk Sales, Happy Hours, Pizza & Paint Workshop and more!

Spring Blog 2019

Explore Michigan's Great Southwest for a weekend of Spring fun! Featuring everything from Antiques on the Bluff, the Blossomtime Festival Grand Floral Parade, a Sangria Party, Run for the Buds 5K and more! Read on for a list of happenings May 2-5, 2019! 

 

 

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Shake off those winter blues during the Spring Ahead Weekend in Michigan's Great Southwest! Featuring everything from March Mannequins to beer and Girl Scout cookie pairings, to LEGO builds, live music and more! Check out all the awesome weekend activities happening March 1-3, 2019!

 

 

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Get ready for some frosty fun in St. Joseph! The 15th Annual Magical Ice Fest looks to be bigger and better than ever and packed with family fun, ice competitions and even some frozen fish. The event, which runs from February 1st through February 3rd, is a great way to explore this charming lakeside and celebrate the winter season.

Whether you're a first timer or a frequent ice fest attendee, check out this guide for everything you need to know!

 

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The winter doesn't slow things down in Michigan's Great Southwest! The last weekend in January brings a couple's sushi class, chili tour, winter beer fest, creative art workshops, team trivia, live music and so much more! Check out all of the awesome winter activities starting Thursday, January 24 through Sunday, January 27. 

 

 

Tis' the season for holiday shopping in Michigan's Great Southwest and we're here to help you make the most of it! Everything from perfect gifts and festive home decor to holiday markets, seasonal brews, delectable wine, winter activities and more. We've got you covered!

 

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We love decorating for the holidays! This year, we reached out to local stores to see what must-have items were in stock this season. Keep reading to see what holiday decor items they suggested would make festive additions to your home as well as great gifts!

 

Tis' the season for holiday shopping in Michigan's Great Southwest and we're here to help you make the most of it! Everything from perfect gifts and festive home decor to holiday markets, seasonal brews, delectable wines, winter activities and more. We've got you covered!

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Check out some of these delectable recommendations for the foodie in your life! Their taste buds will be sure to thank you...and you may just hooked too!

 

Tis' the season for holiday shopping in Michigan's Great Southwest and we're here to help you make the most of it! Everything from perfect gifts and festive home decor to holiday markets, seasonal brews, delectable wines, winter activities and more! We've got you covered!

 

12 Days Blog Gift Certificates

We love gift certificates! It's an awesome way to give a gift you know they'll enjoy. We've rounded up lots of awesome specials for gift certificates in Michigan's Great Southwest!

 

Tis' the season for holiday shopping in Michigan's Great Southwest and we're here to help you make the most of it! Everything from perfect gifts and festive home decor to holidays markets, seasonal brews, delectable wines, winter activities and more. We've got you covered!

12 Days Blog Gifts for Outdoorsy

Give the gift of the great outdoors! We rounded up some year-round fun for the outdoorsy people in your life. Whether they like surfing Lake Michigan or cross-country skiing we've got you a few activities to keep them busy!

  

Tis' the season for holiday shopping in Michigan's Great Southwest and we're here to help you make the most of it! Everything from perfect gifts and festive home decor to holiday markets, seasonal brews, delectable wines, winter activities and more! We've got you covered!

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With help from our local boutiques, we've rounded up some must-have items this holiday season! Read on for unique gift ideas, new party attire, and items to add to your Christmas list!

 

Tis' the season for holiday shopping in Michigan's Great Southwest and we're here to help you make the most of it! Everything from perfect gifts and festive home decor to holiday markets, seasonal brews, delectable wines, winter activities and more. We've got you covered!

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Visions of Southwest Michigan sugarplums are dancing in our head! We searched (trust us it was hard work...) for delicious treats for you to enjoy this holiday season.  Perfect for your gathering, gift-giving, or just enjoying a taste of the season.

 

Tis' the season for holiday shopping in Michigan's Great Southwest and we're here to help you make the most of it! Everything from perfect gifts and festive home decor to holiday markets, seasonal brews, delectable wine, winter activities and more. We've got you covered!

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We've selected some Michigan made holiday gift ideas for lovers of the mitten state! Share your love for the Great Lakes state this holiday season.

 

Tis' the season for holiday shopping in Michigan's Great Southwest and we're here to help you make the most of it! Everything from perfect gifts and festive home decor to holiday markets, seasonal brews, delectable wines, winter activities and more. We've got you covered!

12 Days Blog Animal Lovers

We found great gifts celebrating canines! Head over to FuzzyButz Pet Bakery to find the PAWfect gift for the four-legged friend your life.

 

Tis' the season for holiday shopping in Michigan's Great Southwest and we're here to help you make the most of it! Everything from perfect gifts and festive home decor to holiday markets, seasonal brews, delectable wines, winter activities and more. We've got you covered!

12 Days Blog VINO

We've gathered some recommendations from our local wineries for vino sure to please at a party, as a gift, or just enjoying this season!