2023 Love Local

Event by St. Joe Today

Fri. September 15, 2023 | - Sun. September 17, 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.



      Extended shopping hours and specials throughout SWMI

      St. Joe Farmers Market from 9:00a-2:00p in Lake Bluff Park
      Fall Fest from 9:00a-2:00p in Lake Bluff Park + Pleasant Street Lot (across from Schu's)
      Extended shopping hours and specials throughout SWMI


(List will be updated regularly)

Box Factory for the ArtsA variety of artistic styles will be on display at the Box Factory for the Art’s new exhibit from September 15 to October 29, 2023. The public can meet the artists at the Opening Reception on Friday, September 15, 5:30p-7:00p Light snacks and beer and wine will be available. Free Admission.

Butter, a Bespoke Bakeshop
: Pop-Up at Chartreuse from 10:00a-8:00p on September 16; Pop-Up at The Collective's Rebel Cafe from 9:00a-2:00p on September 15!

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

DK Boutique: 20% off Storewide - excludes sale items; Final days of Sidewalk Sales!

Forever BooksStorytime with Poppy at 12:30p in Lake Bluff Park during Fall Fest; Storytime with Gumper Rabbit on the Bluff at 1:30p immediately following a Storytime hour hosted at Forever Books; Open Friday, September 15 until 8:00p!

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

G&M VarietyFall merchandise on display! Open Friday-Saturday from 9:00a-8:00p.

Glik'sSidewalk Sale extra 30% off clearance. Free gift wrapping.

Grins of St. JosephSidewalk Sale Saturday, 10:00a to 4:00p (weather permitting) with an additional 15 percent off discounted merchandise!

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 Center hosts an Exhibition Preview on Friday, September 15 from 6:00p-8:00p that features a Q&A with Joe Baughman at 6:15p. Then head to The Livery on Saturday, September 16 as Krasl hosts The George Krasl Memorial Concert with Joe Baughman + The Righteous Few at 8:30p. Both events are free and open to the public! 

Lazy Ballerina WineryPop-Up feat. Lakuna Links Permanent Jewelry on Friday, September 15 from 4:00p-6:00p; Bloody Mary & Pickle Pop Up on Sunday, September 17 from 12:00p-4:30p!

Lee & BirchIndoor Sidewalk Sale - up to 80% off end of season sale!

Maxwell Boutique: Extended hours and sales!

Oh My Darlings: Sidewalk Sales + shoppers will enjoy up to 90% off a variety of items. Free gift wrapping with purchase!

Olive CartExtended fall weekend hours, 10% discount if you mention Love Local weekend, tastings available for all items!

Perennial AccentsPerennial Bazaar 50-75% off; Open till 8:00p Friday & Saturday!

Schroeder FurnitureFall is just around the corner in Southwest Michigan and we have much to look forward to-Beautiful fall colors, crisp air, apples and FOOTBALL! We have dozens of new Lazboy recliners in stock and ready for delivery! What can possibly be better than cheering on your favorite sports team from the comfort of a new recliner. Stop in and see our amazing selection of LAZBOY recliners!

Southwest Michigan Symphony OrchestraSMSO will participate at the Fall Fest from 9:00a-2:00p on Saturday, September 16! Not only will there be things for children to do, but we will also have information on our 2023-2024 Mainstage Concert Series as well as tickets for these concerts available at our table at a 20% discount.

Storage of AmericaWe are offering the lowest price in town guaranteed. Come check out our new kiosk with two-way video!

St. Joe Community TaproomFall Merch release that weekend featuring locally-designed and printed crew neck sweaters and more!

Sweet Haven10% off House-Made Fudge, Chocolates and Select Items!

The Candlestick MakerBut 3 Get One Free, all fragrance products, mix and match. Candles, oils, potpourri, soap, incense, diffusers, smudges. (Free item equal or lesser value).

The Cheese Lady: $5 cheese sale on select cheeses starting Thursday, September 14! Shop early for the best selection. 

The Lilac LoftOn Sunday, September 17 enjoy extended hours from 12:00p-6:00p, a Fall candle making experience from 4:00p-6:00p, Fall candle sidewalk sale from 12:00p-4:00p, plus 15% off all purchases in the shop! Fall Pumpkin Jars become available!

Third Coast Paddling

Third Coast Surf Shop

Wanderlust OutfittersKuhl PANT-cakes event on Saturday, September 16 from 10:00a-1:00p. Kuhl reps will be in-town serving up pancakes and giving away free Kuhl mugs filled with coffee. In-store there will be 20% off ALL KUHL. Plus, if you try on 2 pairs of Kuhl pants, you will receive a free gift while supplies last. From 10:00a-5:00p will be our Fall Sidewalk Sale. We will have clearance shoes, gear, and apparel, and you can score up to an additional 10% off clearance!

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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