As we gear up for Spring, there’s a lot to explore in Michigan’s Great Southwest. Join us this weekend for March Mannequins, a Spring Artisan Fair, live music, a book signing and so much more. Read on to make the most of this jam-packed March weekend!
FRIDAY, MARCH 10
March Mannequins, presented by St. Joe Today, returns on Friday, March 10 from 7:00p-8:30p! 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. This year’s theme features Board Games! Vote for your favorite window at stjoetoday.com/vote. Sponsored by the Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council, The Boulevard Inn & Bistro and United Federal Credit Union.
INSIDER TIP: Voting will be open from 7:00p on Friday, March 10
until 11:59p on Sunday, March 12! Please limit to one vote per person.
Shop the latest spring products during the Spring Preview Sale at Wanderlust Outfitters, March 10-12! Wanderlust Rewards members can score extra savings when they stop in the store; select brands excluded - see store for details.
The month of March kicks of the 2023 Children’s Coastline Film Festival! This Friday catch the Young Filmmakers Competition & Awards + a screening of The Blue Bird (81 minutes, ages 6+) at The Oak Room at The Citadel.
Box Factory for the Arts hosts an Arts and Crafts Rummage Sale March 9-11! New and used arts and craft supplies will be available for purchase. All proceeds benefit the Box Factory!
Take in the latest production presented by the Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Department, Working: A Musical! Catch this show all weekend long (March 10-12) at The Mendel Center’s Hanson Theatre. Visit themendelcenter.com/events for more information and tickets!
Every Friday, from 12:00p-9:00p Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant, hosts Tabor for Two. For just $50, you get dinner for two which includes two entrees and a choice of soup or salad.
SATURDAY, MARCH 11
Don’t miss the first Spring Artisan Fair, presented by St. Joe Today, from 11:00a-4:00p! This event will be held indoors at the Union+Social Event Venue in downtown St. Joe (around the corner from Silver Harbor Brewing) and will feature 30 local artisans. Find everything from candles and jewelry to home decor, baked goods and more!
Join St. Joe Community Taproom for a Board Game Day at the Taproom! Bring your favorites (games and/or people), and drop in anytime between 2-6 in the upper balcony above the main bar
Join Forever Books for a Book Signing with Author Jennifer Greene this Saturday, March 11 from 1:00p-3:00p! Jennifer will be signing her new novel Hideaway at Silver Lake.
The YMCA of Greater Michiana hosts a Kids Night Out from 4:30p-9:00p at the Benton Harbor-St. Joseph location! Let the Y watch the kids for the night - activities include crafts, watching a movie and dinner is provided.
Catch live music this weekend throughout Southwest Michigan! The Livery hosts music on Friday feat. Stealin’ the Farm at 8:00p and Saturday feat. After Ours at 8:00p. Find even more live music on Saturday at Watermark Brewing feat. Daniel Deitrich at 7:00p.
Nature is beautiful no matter the time of year, and Sarett Nature Center knows that. Now through March 26, Sarett hosts a Maple Sugar 101 class for the family. Learn how to identify maple trees and how to get syrup! Better yet, each group gets to take home a quart of finished syrup.
Urban Garage Market hosts their annual Spring Open House this Saturday and Sunday! Shoppers will enjoy new vintage treasures, fresh plants, a scavenger hunt and more. Hours include Saturday from 10:00a-4:00p and Sunday from 11:00a-4:00p!
Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day with Sister Lakes Brewing from 3:00p-7:00p! Attendees will enjoy live Celtic Music with Brian McClure, Reuben Sandwiches, House-Made Corned Beef and Cabbage and Green Beer!
SUNDAY, MARCH 12
Audition for The GhostLight’s upcoming productions “Much Ado About Nothing”, “Cabaret” the Musical, “Once” the Musical. As well as their collaborative production with the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra of “The Sound of Music”. Auditions will be held at The GhostLight from 2:00p-5:00p!
Looking for a wedding venue for your upcoming nuptials? Don’t miss Weddings & Whiskey this Sunday, March 12 from 1:00p-4:00p at Journeyman Distillery. Check out the rustic Warren Hall and Grainery event spaces, sample their spirits and check out a live-styled shoot and, connect with professionals!
Head to Shala 606 for another Salsa & Sip from 2:00p-4:00p! Bring friends or a partner and learn a style of Salsa that is easy to learn and danced as a group.
Twin City Players hosts their fourth production of the 2022-2023 season, The Outsider, a timeless comedy! Catch this show Friday, Saturday and Sunday through March 19.
Sip on some tasty craft brews and enjoy Celtic music from 2:00p-5:00p as Haymarket Brewery gets ready for St. Paddy’s Day!