2023 Love Local

Event by St. Joe Today

Fri. August 18, 2023 | - Sun. August 20, 2023 | Start and end times vary depending on day.

Southwest Michigan, MI

The third weekend of the month, June through September, celebrate all things Southwest Michigan during the Love Local weekends! Attendees will enjoy extended shopping hours, events and special offers.



      Friday Night Concert from 7:00p-8:00p at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell
      Extended shopping hours and specials throughout SWMI

      St. Joe Farmers Market from 9:00a-4:00p in Lake Bluff Park
      Lake Bluff Artisan Fair from 10:00a-5:00p in Lake Bluff Park
      Extended shopping hours and specials throughout SWMI

(List will be updated regularly)

Butter, a Bespoke Bakeshop: Pop-Up at The Collective's Rebel Cafe from 9:00a-2:00p on August 18!

CPR Dance: Inhale Movement: Selling tickets to our show, Exhale, in Benton Harbor at The GhostLight Theater on September 16.

Forever Books: Open late until 9:00p; complimentary gift wrapping!

Forever Clean Soap Works: Bath Bomb Painting, Walk-in, no appointment needed!

G&M VarietyFall merchandise on display; Weekend hours include Friday-Saturday from 9:00a-9:00p and Sunday from 10:00a-7:00p.

Glik'sSidewalk sale - Clearance 25%-70% off original prices, free gift wrapping

Grins of St. Joseph: 40% off St. Joseph t-shirts and caps during the Sidewalk Sale + 40% off summer clothing inside the store!

House of Colour Southwest Michigan: Free gift with new bookings & 10% off all makeup sales!

Kingfisher Cocktails & Tacos: In support of our lovely downtown area and neighboring businesses for Love Local, Kingfisher will be waiving Social District Drink service charges, as well as $1 off draft beers and draft cocktails. Thanks for your support!

Krasl Art CenterEnjoy sunshine, sculpture, and support small-town artists with Krasl Art Center on August 19! KAC’s Summer Art Markets, sponsored by Sturgis Bank & Trust, are free community events featuring different artists each month. Each market features 10 regional artists, including one Emerging Artist vendor. Purchases made support the artists directly, and guests are encouraged to explore KAC’s sculpture and gallery exhibitions during their visit; Explore artwork in the galleries during your visit! In the Galleries, 'The Art of Elizabeth Catlett' presents a selection of the artist’s work from the collection of her student, fellow artist, educator, and lifelong friend Samella Lewis. Sculpture, art prints, and protest banners by Catlett tell the story of her life: her early arts education in the US, her move to Mexico and membership in Taller Gráfica Popular, her continual involvement with the Civil Rights movement in both countries, and the flow of influence between her and her peers; In The Lab, artist Theda Sandiford uses free-form weaving, coiling, knotting, and jewelry-making techniques to mold fiber and found materials into large, bold forms (both familiar and fantastical) like grocery carts, furniture, light fixtures, and tapestries. The materials are meticulously collected by the artist and donated from the community. They are transformed by their collective memory, becoming a “social fabric” that weaves together contemporary issues and personal narratives, particularly the artist’s own experiences with people touching or making comments about her hair.

Lazy Ballerina Winery: Friday Night Pop Up from 5:00p-7:00p feat. Bake Effect and Kimy Battista!

Maxwell Boutique: Extended hours and sales!

Oh My Darlings: Free gift wrapping with purchase!

Perennial Accents50% off at the Perennial Bazaar sidewalk sale. Complimentary gift wrapping. Open late!

reVive Spa: Package specials; 20% off retail!

Schroeder FurnitureDoing a lot of home entertaining? Sectionals are a great way to provide seating for larger groups of people. We have a large selection of sectionals in stock and available for immediate delivery.

Sister Lakes Brewing CompanyCharity soapbox derby event, benefiting the Children’s Advocacy Center of Southwest Michigan on August 19.

St. Joe Community TaproomBlackberry Peach Sangria Slushy made with fresh locally grown fruit!

State Street Treats: Free cone bag of popcorn with purchase of $10 or more!

Third Coast Paddling: Kayak and paddleboard rentals now open daily until 7:00p EST (last rentals go out at 6:00p EST) at 5 locations, including Silver Beach County Park and the Paw Paw River. Reserve in advance online at Warren Dunes State Park rental location ONLY – sandboard and sand sled rentals available! Experience Warren Dunes in a whole new way by riding the dunes. Reserve in advance at Save 15% on your rentals – use promo code LOVELOCAL15 at check-out!

Third Coast Surf Shop

Wanderlust OutfittersWanderlust will be expanding the brands included our End of Season Clearance! Select styles and colors from brands such as Outdoor Research, Patagonia, Kuhl will be discounted!

Waterfront House of Framing & FashionSidewalk Sale - Friday, Saturday and Sunday; Up to 70% off of sale items; Saturday from 11:00a-5:00p will feature a Pop-up Shops Maribel Boutique & WeBelieveCo with Christian apparel; Weekend Hours include Friday-Saturday from 11:00a-5:00p and Sunday from 12:00p-4:00p!

White Pine Winery: Mention Love Local Weekend to receive 10% off 4 bottles of wine!



Admission: Free

Contact: St. Joseph Today | (269) 985 1111 |

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