We’re not ready to say goodbye to beach days and sunny skies just yet! Read on for our top 8 things to do in SWMI before the end of the summer season. Featuring everything from art exhibits, lighthouse tours and a Farmers Market to outdoor movies, dining and live music!

  1. Farm Fresh Picks
    Market-goers will enjoy fresh finds at the weekly St. Joe Farmers Market, held every Saturday now through October 9 from 9:00a-2:00p in Lake Bluff Park. Attendees will enjoy a variety of products including locally grown produce, perennials and cut flowers, meats and cheeses, coffee and more!

  2. St. Joe Lighthouse Open Hours and Tours
    The Heritage Museum & Cultural Center hosts the St. Joe Lighthouse Open Hours and Tours. Open Hours include Thursdays from 5:00p-8:00p; Fridays & Saturdays from 11:00a-2:00p and 5:00p-8:00p; Sundays 2:00p-6:00p. Guided Tours are offered Friday and Saturday only at 10:00a.  For a complete summer schedule, visit!

  3. Beach Days
    Spend a sun-filled day on the beautiful beaches of SWMI! Before you head out, make sure to check the water temp and swimming conditions or the Silver Beach County Park Beach Cam.

  4. Live Music & Outdoor Dining
    Enjoy outdoor dining with a side of live music during the Garage Sessions at the Round Barn Filling Station, the Pleasant Street Plaza at Silver Harbor Brewing, or in the Backyard Biergarten at Sister Lakes Brewing!

  5. Summer Movie Series
    Take in an outdoor movie during the Summer Movie Series hosted by the City of St. Joseph! Saturdays through August 28. Visit for a complete schedule.

  6. SWMI Art Scene
    Check out the latest exhibits at the Krasl Art Center and the Box Factory for the Arts. Shop one-of-a-kind items handcrafted by local artisans during Benton Harbor Arts Association’s Arts in the Park or at the Lake Bluff Artisan Fair in Lake Bluff Park.

  7. Hit the Trails
    Explore local nature trails at Sarett Nature Center and Fernwood Botanical Garden! Try something different and hit the Mt Tabor Trails with your favorite beverage -this 3.5 mile trail system connects Round Barn Estate and Tabor Hill Winery!

  8. Water Adventure
    Book a trip on The Harbor Hopper and get ready for an experience like no other in SWMI! Southwest Michigan Cycleboat is here to host your bachelorette party, team outing, birthday bash, and more.


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