The third weekend of the month, June through September, celebrate all things Southwest Michigan (SWMI) during the Love Local weekends! This month attendees will enjoy the Mike Yore Memorial Car Show, the Lake Bluff Artisan Fair, the St. Joe Farmers Market and other area events in addition to extended shopping hours and special offers throughout SWMI. Read on for a full weekend guide!
View the classic cars from days gone by as they line up along Lake Boulevard for the Mike Yore Memorial Car Show on Friday, July 14 from 4:00p-8:00p. Attendees will “cruise” along the bluff and enjoy classic hits as they take in over 150 eye-catching vehicles in downtown St. Joe! Sponsored by Ed Todd, Honor Credit Union and Pier 33.
Groove to the sounds of jazz, big band, classic hits and more at John E.N. Howard Bandshell during the Friday Night Concert Series from 7:00p-8:00p. Take in beautiful sunsets during these free concerts held weekly on Fridays, July 14-September 1. Sponsored by The Boulevard Inn & Bistro with support provided by: The John & Dede Howard Endowments held at the Berrien Community Foundation.
INSIDER TIP: The Wednesday Brown Bag Concert Series returns July 12-
August 30! Enjoy free weekly concerts Wednesdays from 12:00p-1:00p
at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell.
Find fresh finds at the St. Joe Farmers Market held weekly on Saturdays in Lake Bluff Park through October 14! This Saturday, July 15 the market will host extended hours from 9:00a-4:00p, in conjunction with the Lake Bluff Artisan Fair. Additionally, vendors will hand out a limited number of free market tote bags! Sponsored by BOSS Services.
INSIDER TIP: Head to the Wednesday Night Market from 4:00p-8:00p
on July 12 for a special Night Market Punch Card one day
promo! Vendors will also hand out a limited number of free
market tote bags! Sponsored by Silver Harbor Brewing,
St. Joe Community Taproom and The Market!
The Lake Bluff Artisan Fair returns to Lake Bluff Park this Saturday, July 15 from 10:00p-5:00p! This eclectic craft fair, held in Lake Bluff Park, offers a variety of handcrafted goods. With over 50 vendors, there’s something for everyone - anything from home decor and furniture to jewelry, candles and more!
Join Forever Clean Soap Works for some good clean fun! Stop in for Bath Bomb Painting, a great activity for all ages. How does it work? Pick a bath bomb and paint it with skin-safe colors and you’ll get to take it home the same day! Available Tuesday-Friday from 10:30a-5:00p and Saturday from 10:30a-3:00p.
St. Joe Community Taproom will be open late on Friday and Saturday until 10:00p; Saturday - Board Game Day with Michiana Boardgamery from 2:00p-6:00p, free to play, all are welcome, join in on a game or bring your own!
The search for Waldo is on in downtown St. Joe! Pick up a passport from Forever Books and look for Waldo at participating locations through July 31.
Lazy Ballerina Winery hosts a Pop Up event on Friday, July 14 with plants and succulents from Grapevine Nursery and macrame goods from Banana Knots. Open until 7:00p!
Perennial Accents hosts Christmas in July! Shoppers will enjoy outrageous sales at this holiday Perennial Bazaar sidewalk sale. Complimentary gift wrapping; Open late!
INSIDER TIP: Can’t make it this weekend? Check out Perennial Accents Summer Hours;
Open Monday-Saturdays10:00a-8:00p and Sundays 11:00a-5:00p!
Check out sidewalk sales and free gift wrapping during Love Local weekend at Glik’s!
This weekend, in support of Love Local, Kingfisher Cocktails & Tacos will waive the Social District service charge! Stop in this weekend for some delicious food and enjoy $1 off draft beers and draft cocktails.
Check out Love Local Weekend specials at Storage of America! All units are only $.50 per square foot at all our locations. It is the lowest price in town guaranteed. We will be open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:00a-5:30p and Saturday from 9:00a-4:00p!
Treat yourself with a special offer from State Street Treats! Throughout Love Local Weekend shoppers will enjoy a free cone bag of popcorn with a purchase of $10 or more.
This July marks Schroeder Furniture’s 48th Anniversary! They’d like to thank all of their valued customers, for their faithful business over the years. Schroeder Furniture couldn’t have done it without you!
Third Coast Paddling offers 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 thirdcoastpaddling.com.
INSIDER TIP: 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
thirdcoastpaddling.com. Save 15% on your rentals – use promo code LOVELOCAL15 at check-out!
Additional shopping fun in downtown St. Joe! Enjoy 20% off all Americana merchandise at G&M Variety; Mention Love Local Weekend at White Pine Winery to receive 10% off four bottles of wine; Maxwell Boutique hosts extended hours and sales; Shoppers will enjoy free gift wrap with purchase at Oh My Darlings; Grins of St. Joseph offers Loval Local weekend discounts; Wanderlust Outfitters kicks off their end of season sales in-store only on Friday, July 14!