• A1Weekend of Frozen Fun Blog Header

    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!


  • "Mama! It’s an enchanted garden!" 


    My three year old hasn’t been around many fruit trees before moving to the Fruit Belt, so when we rolled up to Nye’s U-Pick, her thoughts were with her favorite Daniel Tiger story. 

  • It’s a weekend of family fun in Michigan’s Great Southwest! The first weekend of December brings lights on bluffs and lights on trains, Santa in many, many places, mannequins, and music. Check out all the family holiday happenings, starting Friday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 4th, 2016!


  • 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!


  • When Jen and Vicki Kerr founded Blue Moon Vintage Market in Three Oaks, Michigan, they came armed with an eye for picks and an ear for history. There’s an inherit storytelling that comes with picking, as items from history become relevant again. From salvaged windmills to produce tables, the pieces at Blue Moon Vintage Market arrive with a story. 

    Jen and Vicki Kerr with one of Danielle Colby's picks; these are film reels from a drive-in theater!

  • SantaIsHuuur

    Ho ho ho! Santa has arrived in Michigan's Great Southwest! Interested in visitng the man in red? Here's a list of where he can be found until Christmas Day; you can even visit a few times in those wish lists change. 

  • SantaIsHuuur

    Ho ho ho! Santa has arrived in Michigan’s Great Southwest! Interested in visiting the man in red? Here’s a list of where he can be found until Christmas Day; you can even visit a few times if those wish lists change.