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Where's the Witch

Sat. October 01, 2022
- Mon. October 31, 2022
9:00am - 5:00pm

Where's the Witch - Downtown St. Joseph Scavenger Hunt! Can you find the witch in all 12 participating locations?

PROGRAM DATES: October 1-31, 2022

HOW IT WORKS:
- Get your passport from the St. Joe Today (SJT) Welcome Center located at 301 State Street in downtown St. Joseph
- Go around to participating businesses to find the witch
- Get the passport stamped or initialed once you find the witch
- Turn in your finished passports to SJT for a prize!

PRIZE:
- Special prize from St. Joe Today
- Entry to win a St. Joe Today Gift Bag
- The winner will be drawn on Wednesday, November 2

2022 St. Joe Farmers Market

Sat. October 08, 2022
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 homemade 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.

2022 Pumpkins on Parade

Fri. October 21, 2022
- Mon. October 31, 2022
Start time not specified.

SWMI Businesses and restaurants will display their decorated pumpkins from October 21 through October 31!

Visit participating locations and vote for your favorite pumpkin! Voting will be available at stjoetoday.com/vote from 10:00am October 21 to 11:59pm October 31.


PARTICIPATING LOCATIONS:

Anchor's Way Marina
Baroda Founders Tasting Room
Benton Harbor Public Library
Caffe Tosi
Chill Hill Winery
Citadel Dance & Music Center
G&M Variety
Glik's
Holt Bosse
Jimmy Johns
Oh My Darlings
Olive Cart
Schroeder Furniture
Silver Beach County Park
Silver Beach Pizza
Silver Harbor Brewing Company
SMSO
South Shore Health & Racquet Club
Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra
St. Joe Community Taprooom
St. Joe Today
State Street Stuff
Storage of America
The Cheese Lady
The Culinary Cottage
The Livery
The Whitcomb
United Federal Credit Union

And more TBA!

Spooky Tours

Sat. October 22, 2022
1:00pm - 6:00pm

Enjoy a 45min guided tour of the St. Joe City Cemetery, including the Mausoleum.

- Listen to true spooky stories as you're guided through the City Cemetery and Mausoleum
- Tours will start on the hour, quarter, half, and 3/4 (ex. 1p, 1:15p, 1:30p, 1:45p)
- Maximum of 20 guests per tour
- Rain date: Saturday, October 29

Tickets are available online only and will go on sale at 11:00a on Saturday, October 1 - bit.ly/3fqp0AX

2022 Halloween Downtown Trick-or-Treat

Mon. October 31, 2022
4:30pm - 6:00pm

Calling all ghosts, goblins and ghouls for an evening of treats! Merchants of the Benton Harbor Arts District and Downtown St. Joe are excited to welcome trick-or-treaters at this festive event!

 

DOWNTOWN ST. JOSEPH PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES

First Congregational Church
Forever Books
Fusion Center for Dance
Glik's
Jimmy John's
Olive Cart
SMSO
St. Joe Community Taproom
St. Joe Today
State Street Stuff
The Cheese Lady
The Tea Annex
The Whitcomb
Wild Ginger Flowers & Gifts

And more TBA!

 

BENTON HARBOR ARTS DISTRICT PARTICIPATING BUSINESSES

Benton Harbor Public Library
Benton Harbor Sunrise Rotary
Citadel Dance & Music Center
SMSO
St. Joe Today
Storage of America
The Livery

And more TBA!

 

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Fall Bucket List 2022

September 27th, 2022

Fall is here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! Check out our bucket list to make the most of this autumn.

2022 Fall Fest + Love Local Weekend | September 16-18

September 13th, 2022

Fall is here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! Keep reading to maximize the last Love Local Weekend of the 2022 season. Featuring everything from a Farmers Market, Fall Fest, and live music to Love Local special sales/offerings, fall craft workshops, live theatre shows and more!

2022 Labor Day Weekend in SWMI | September 2-4

August 26th, 2022

Summer’s not over in Michigan’s Great Southwest! Keep reading to maximize your holiday weekend plans. This holiday weekend features everything from business anniversaries and sales to sun-filled beach days, a tri-state Regatta, a Farmers Market, Artisan Fair and Antiques on the Bluff!

2022 Love Local Weekend | August 19-21

August 16th, 2022

Southwest Michigan is celebrating its August Love Local Weekend, but it’s not just the locals who get to feel the love. Featuring extended shopping hours, live music, markets on the bluff, and special menu items, Love Local is a celebration for tourists and locals alike.

2022 Chalk the Block Weekend | August 5-7

July 25th, 2022

Art is alive in Southwest Michigan, especially during Chalk the Block in St. Joseph, MI! Running all weekend, catch the amateur and professional artists from around the country as they showcase their chalk masterpieces downtown. But, the fun doesn’t end there. Read more below to find out about the other spectacular events going on the weekend of August 5-7. 

#meetmelocally GIVEAWAY - There are several chances to win a St. Joseph Today Experience Gift Bag!

#meetmelocally GIVEAWAY - Enter to win a St. Joseph Experience Gift Bag! (See below for details.)

HOW TO ENTER:
- Must post a photo of location "in & around St. Joseph"
- Use hashtag #meetmelocally
- Tag St. Joseph Today
         FACEBOOK: @stjoetoday | INSTAGRAM: @stjoetoday | TWITTER: @stjosephtoday
- Enter multiple times!

 

JULY GIVEAWAY
- Must enter before 11:59p on July 30
   The winner will be announced on July 31!

GIFT BAG INCLUDES:
- $25 SJT gift certificate redeemable at participating locations
- Perennial Accents Michigan Awesome Blueberry Jam & St. Joseph Lighthouse
- Oh My Darlings Wooden Straws stamped with "I <3 St. Joe"
- HarborTown Interiors Wooden Travel Tag Wall Decor
- Friends by Design Handbag & Gift Certificate
- Lighthouse Puzzle
- Meet Me in St. Joseph Swag; stickers & pen
- More items to come!

 

AUGUST GIVEAWAY
- Must enter before 11:59p on August 30
   The winner will be announced on August 31!

GIFT BAG INCLUDES:
- $25 SJT gift certificate redeemable at participating locations
- Perennial Accents Whipped Honey & 3 pack of Beeswax wraps
- Oh My Darlings "Little Beauty Salon" Chair Cover"
- HarborTown Interiors Framed Clay Bowl Wall Decor
- Friends by Design Handbag & Gift Certificate
- Lighthouse Puzzle
- The Silver Beach Carousel Ride Tokens (5)
- Meet Me in St. Joseph Swag; stickers & pen
- More items to come!


BIG GIVEAWAY
- Everyone who enters in the previous #meetmelocally giveaways will be entered into the Big Giveaway! 
- Must enter before 11:59p on September 7
   The winner will be announced on September 8!

GIFT BAG INCLUDES:
- $50 SJT gift certificate redeemable at participating locations
- Perennial Accents Gurgle Pot in Light Blue
- Lazy Ballerina Winery Tumbler with a buy one get one free tasting card
- The Buck Burgers & Brew beer glass, $10 gift certificate & VIP card
- Lake Michigan Lighthouse Map
- Chartreuse Art Gallery Lighthouse Painting
- The Silver Beach Carousel Ride Tokens (5)
- Lighthouse Puzzle
- Meet Me in St. Joseph Swag; Mug, flip-flops, stickers & pen

 

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