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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. 

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 event visit a few times if those wish lists change.

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. 

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH

Reindog Holiday Parade: 4:00pm
Santa arrives in downtown St. Joseph at the end of the Reindog Holiday Parade! Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street)! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

Round Barn Winery - Sippin' with Santa: 1:00-4:00pm
Santa is turning up in Baroda too at Round Barn Winery's Sippin' with Santa event! Donate a new, unwrapped toy (or $5 suggested donation) for a visit with Santa, in partnership with Toys for Tots in New Buffalo. Kids can also participate in ornament making and cookie decorating, while the 21+ crowd is invited for seasonal cheer Round Barn style!

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 8TH

Santa's House: 1:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

Bistro on the Boulevard - Sundays with Santa: 11:30am-2:00pm
Sundays with Santa return to the Bistro on the Boulevard! Enjoy Santa's Brunch Buffet and cookie decorating. Call for reservations: 269.983.3882!

Plank's Tavern - Brunch with Santa: 9:00am-2:00pm
Enjoy Brunch with the big man in red! Buffet: $34.95/adult, $19.95/kid (ages 4-10), Ages 3 and under free. Reservations recommended - 269.408.9108!

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12TH

Santa's House: 4:00-6:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule. 

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13TH

Santa's House: 4:00-6:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14TH

Santa's House: 12:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH

Santa's House: 1:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

Bistro on the Boulevard - Sundays with Santa: 11:30am-2:00pm
Sundays with Santa return to the Bistro on the Boulevard! Enjoy Santa's Brunch Buffet and cookie decorating. Call for reservations 269.983.3882.

Vineyard 2121 - Holiday Event: 12:00-4:00pm
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas in the vineyard! Celebrate this holiday season with Vineyard 2121 as they host their holiday event featuring Christmas carols, cookies, cocoa and Claus! Santa will be making an appearance from 12:00-2:00pm!

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19TH

Santa's House: 4:00-6:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule. 

Silver Beach Carousel - Live Reindeer & Santa: 4:00-9:00pm
Santa will be here around 6:30pm, but his reindeer actually fly in first! You can visit Santa's reindeer in Shadowland on Silver Beach Ballroom from 4:00-8:00pm and get some professional keepsake pictures. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Carousel from 6:30-9:00pm. Visit silverbeachcarousel.com/events for more Family Fun nights on the Carousel (4:00-8:30pm) for $1 rides!

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20TH

Santa's House: 4:00-6:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours through the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21ST

Santa's HouseSanta's House: 12:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule. 

Plank's Tavern - Brunch with Santa & His Reindeer: 9:00am-2:00pm
Enjoy Brunch with the big man in red! Santa's reindeer will make an appearance from 10:00am-1:00pm! Buffet: $34.95/adult, $19.95/kid (ages 4-10), Ages 3 and under are free. Reservations recommended - 269.408.9108.

12 Corners - Sippin' with Santa & Live Music: 12:00-6:00pm
Santa himself will make an appearance at 12 Corners for a photo opportunity for all ages from 12:00-3:00pm! Photos are free of charge, but please bring your own camera. Live music by Mark Ficks immediately following.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22ND

Santa's House: 1:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule. 

Bistro on the Boulevard - Sundays with Santa: 11:30am-2:00pm
Sundays with Santa return to Bistro on the Boulevard! Enjoy Santa's Brunch Buffet and cookie decorating. Call for reservations: 269.983.3882.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 23RD

Santa's House: 12:00-5:00pm
Sponsored by the Herald-Palladium, Santa's House is moved from the North Pole each year to right outside the Welcome Center (301 State Street) in downtown St. Joseph! Santa's House holds various hours throughout the holiday season. Photography is not provided. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own camera! Visit stjoetoday.com/santa for a complete schedule.

 

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