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Upcoming Events

2022 St. Joe Winter Beer Fest - SOLD OUT!

Sat. January 29, 2022
12:00pm - 4:00pm

Bundle up and venture outdoors for the annual St. Joe Winter Beer Fest! We invite craft beer novices and enthusiasts to enjoy sampling from local and regional Michigan breweries. 

Stay with us for a night or the weekend! Visit for accommodations.

 2022 FAQ's



2022 Breweries
(Please note, these are subject to change)

Austin Brothers
Bell’s Brewery
Grand Armory
New Holland Brewing
North Pier Brewing
Peat’s Cider
Rochester Mills
Round Barn Brewery
Saugatuck Brewing
Silver Harbor Brewing
Sister Lakes Brewing
The Livery
Watermark Brewing


2022 Ice Fest

Fri. February 04, 2022
- Sun. February 06, 2022
Start time not specified.

Join us for the annual Ice Fest sponsored by Silver Beach Pizza to celebrate the winter season! It’s a weekend that brings frosty fun to downtown St. Joe. Enjoy professional Ice Carving Competitions, a SnowBiz Scavenger Hunt, Ice Interactives and more!

5:00p-8:00p Professional Individual Carving Competition presented by Caffe Tosi - Watch carvers magically turn frozen blocks into works of art!
7:30p Fire & Ice Tower presented by Tru by Hilton

7:30a-4:00p Professional Team Competition  - Watch as teams of carvers transform blocks of ice into frosty creations.

11:00a-4:00p Ice Interactives - Enjoy interacting with some of the carved creations! 
    Tic-Tac-Toe presented by SWMI Brew Tours
    Fish Toss presented by The Livery
    Ice Bowling presented by Honor Credit Union
    Ice Throne presented by NOBO (available all weekend long)

MAGIC TOUR feat. Magician John Dudley
    1:00p - Downtown St. Joseph (Corner of State & Pleasant)
    2:30p - Curious Kids' Museum
    4:00p - Shadowland on Silver Beach

View completed sculptures on the last day of this magical weekend! 

SnowBiz Scavenger Hunt presented by Berrien Community Foundation - Stop in the Welcome Center to pick up a scavenger hunt map and learn the fun details! 

Stay with us for a night or the weekend! Visit for accommodations. 

2022 March Mannequins

Fri. March 11, 2022
7:00pm - 8:30pm

Watch storefronts of participating businesses come alive during March Mannequins in downtown St. Joe. Windows will display community volunteers as they pose perfectly still, like mannequins. Vote for your favorite window at!
2022 Theme: TBA



2022 Antiques on the Bluff

Sun. May 01, 2022
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.

2022 Compass Music Fest

Sat. May 21, 2022
12:00pm - 8:00pm

Featuring live music, tasty beverages and delicious food all set to the beautiful backdrop of Lake Michigan. This event will be located in Whirlpool Centennial Park, just below the bluff from downtown St. Joseph.

Book your hotel stay today! Stay with us for the night or the weekend


All tickets give access to event grounds, no assigned seating. Bring your own chair and/or blankets. Limited seating will be available.

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In Person Only: 


2022 Band Lineup - TBA
(Please note, times are approximate and subject to change)





In & Around St. Joseph Blog

2022 Winter in SWMI

January 18th, 2022

Eat, Shop, Stay, Play this winter season in Michigan’s Great Southwest!

2022 Winter Bucket List

January 4th, 2022

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

2021 Ringing in the New Year

December 21st, 2021

Celebrate the New Year here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! From New Year’s Eve parties, bowling celebrations and galas to holiday light displays, New Year’s Eve dinners and hotel packages we’ve got you covered to ring in the New Year. 

2021 Making Spirits Bright

December 14th, 2021

The holiday season is still in full swing here in Michigan’s Great Southwest! There’s a little something for everyone - from visits with Santa and daily giveaways to holiday-themed train rides, musicals and light displays. Make the most of this December!

2021 Merry & Bright Weekend | December 3-5

November 29th, 2021

Merry & Bright Weekend hosts a number of festive events to put you in the holiday mood! From holiday stories to magically lit wonderland strolls, beautifully decorated windows, holiday shopping and last-minute wish lists we’ve got you covered. Celebrate the holiday season here in Michigan’s Great Southwest!

The winter doesn't slow things down in Michigan's Great Southwest! This January weekend brings a Chili Tour, Winter Beer Fest, live music, trivia nights, art classes and more! Check out all the awesome winter activities starting Thursday, January 23 through Sunday, January 26.

The winter doesn't slow things down in Michigan's Great Southwest! This January weekend brings a Chili Tour, Winter Beer Fest, live music, trivia nights, art classes and more! Check out all the awesome winter activities starting Thursday, January 23 through Sunday, January 26.



Kick off the weekend with a spin on The Silver Beach Carousel as they reopen with their "Snow Kidding" - We're Open Again Family Fun Night from 4:00-8:30pm! Attendees ages 3-13 can enter FREE hourly drawings for Snowman Snow Cone Shooters. All ages will enjoy $1 rides that evening!

Sister Lakes Brewing Co. hosts Team Trivia every Thursday night from 7:00-9:00pm. Sip on some delicious craft beer as you test your trivia skills. Always free to play, the top three teams will win a SLBC gift certificate!

INSIDER TIP: The Buck Burgers & Brew hosts a Soundcheck Music Match BINGO night at 7:00pm!

Join The Turquoise Top Hat for a Thursday Night DIY Signs: Pick Your Project Class from 6:00-9:00pm! Ages 12+ welcome. Each attendee will leave with a fully finished wood sign ready to hang on the wall!

The Bistro on the Boulevard invites you to wind down with them on Thursday nights during Martini Madness from 5:00-11:00pm! This event features select $5 martinis.



Warm up with us as downtown St. Joe hosts the 8th Annual Chili Tour from 5:00-8:00pm! Participating locations or "Chili Stops" will play host as you have the opportunity to try their best recipes. Get started at the Welcome Center! It costs $2 per participant (includes a Chili Tour Map that doubles as your People's Choice Voting Ballot). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen.

INSIDER TIP: Chili Tour maps will be available for purchase day of!

Enjoy a night of sharp wit and incredible talent at the Dueling Pianos event presented by SMSO! Start the night with cocktails at 6:30pm followed by a 7:00pm performance. Tickets sell out each year so make sure to purchase yours soon!

Get ready for two full hours of ABBA Mania from 8:00-10:00pm at The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College! Timeless hits including "Dancing Queen", "Mamma Mia" and "Take a Chance on Me" are sure to get you dancing in your seat.

Head over to Benton Harbor to catch some live music at The Livery at 8:30pm! Grab some delectable food and tasty brews as you settle in fora night of progressive rock/funk and jazz-fusion featuring Chirp. Tickets - Honor Cover ($10 suggested admission). 



Bundle up and join us from Noon-4:00pm for the 5th Annual St. Joe Winter Beer Fest in downtown St. Joe! Craft beer enthusiasts will enjoy sampling from local and regional Michigan breweries. Cost $35/person. Includes: Admission, sample cup, 12 tokens, winter comradery and music! One token is a sample. Must be 21+. Tickets are selling fast and a limited amount are available through The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College

INSIDER TIP: Food will be available for purchase from Nosh Village and the Twisted Dawg!

The Inn at Harbor Shores has the perfect family fun activity for a winter weekend! Don't miss their January Family Movie Night. Packages include an overnight stay, kids friendly dinner buffet, 7:00pm showing of Toy Story 4, and an Inn Souvenir (limited to on per room). Visit the for more details.

Demo MSR snowshoes with Wanderlust Outfitters at Sarett Nature Center from Noon-2:00pm. The Wanderlust crew will be there to answer any questions.

Head over to The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College for the Wedding World 2020 Exhibition from 11:00am-3:00pm. Held in Grand Upton Hall, this is Southwest Michigan's Premier Bridal Show that features 60+ local vendors!

Curious Kids' Museum hosts "Animals Alive" from Noon-4:00pm. Get ready to meet some reptiles and amphibians up close! Free with museum admission.

Swing by ARS Gallery for Mimosas with the Artist, featuring artist Scott Elliot, from 11:00am-1:00pm. Hear Elliot speak about his career as an artist, curator and world traveler! Free and open to the public.



Catch some live music featuring Dale Wicks at Dablon Winery from 2:30-5:30pm! Grand Rapids based musician Wicks will showcase his alt-country and rolk-rock traditions.

JLN Studio hosts a Fundraiser Art & Canvas Night for a local child in need of a service dog! This class will be held from 2:00-4:00pm and will cost $35 per person (includes an 11 x 14 canvas).

Spend the day with friends at The Livery as they host the 3rd Annual Euchre Tournament for the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen from 1:00-4:00pm! $25 per person and includes The Livery's famous pizza bar

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The 16th Annual Magical Ice Fest returns bigger and better than ever and is packed full of family fun, ice competitions, frozen fish and more! Get ready for some frosty fun Friday, January 31 - Sunday, February 2. 


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