Summer’s not over in Michigan’s Great Southwest! Keep reading to maximize your holiday weekend plans. Featuring everything from business anniversaries and sales to sun-filled beach days, a Farmers Market, Artisan Fair and Antiques on the Bluff!


  • Wanderlust Outfitters celebrate their 5th Anniversary this Labor Day Weekend! Enjoy discounts and giveaways all weekend long, September 3-5. Saturday, September 4 will feature balloon twisting and critters from Sarett Nature Center! Hours include Friday and Saturday from 10:00a-8:00p and Sunday from 11:00a-5:00p.
  • Olive Cart has a special Labor Day Weekend sale on spice packets. All spice packets are 25% off while supplies last!
  • Head over to Sister Lakes Brewing for some tasty brews, delicious food and live music featuring The Backsliders at 7:00p!

INSIDER TIP: SLBC hosts live music all weekend long -
Saturday, featuring Anna P.S. at 7:00p and
Sunday featuring Bear & Jake Acoustic at 6:30p!

  • Heading to the beautiful Southwest Michigan beaches? Take a look at the links below. There’s a real-time update of the water temperatures as well as the swimming conditions, and the Silver Beach County Park Beach Cam.




  • Market-goers will enjoy fresh finds at the weekly St. Joe Farmers Market, held every Saturday now through October 9 from 9:00a-5:00p (extended hours this weekend only) in Lake Bluff Park. Attendees will enjoy a variety of products including homemade goods, locally grown produce, perennials and cut flowers, meats and cheeses, coffee and more!

INSIDER TIP: Free tote bags will be handed out to
the first 250 attendees at the market. Stop by
the participating vendors!

  • Over 50 local and regional artisans will display their handcrafted goods during the Lake Bluff Artisan Fair from 10:00a-5:00p in Lake Bluff Park! Shoppers will enjoy a variety of goods including candles, jewelry, clothing and more. 
  • Urban Garage Market hosts an End of Summer Sale now through September 5! Shoppers will enjoy 30% off all summer items marked with a blue sticker and 20% off all candles.
  • Don’t miss the annual Round Barn Estate Harvest Party from 11:00a-7:00p! This year marks the 29th harvest and fall season - cheers! Attendees will enjoy live music, cold drinks, a featured cocktail and tasty food. 

INSIDER TIP: Kick off the holiday weekend with Round Barn
during their Summer Nights event on Friday, September 3
from 5:00p-10:00p! Held across from the Round Barn
Public House at the future site of the Round Barn Cantina.

  • The St. Joseph River Yacht Club hosts their annual Tri-State Regatta Party from 8:30p-Midnight! Featuring live music by Libido Funk Circus. This event is open to the public. 

INSIDER TIP: The Tri-State Regatta sailboats arrive in
St. Joseph early Saturday morning and leave early
Sunday morning!



  • Antiques on the Bluff returns to Lake Bluff Park from 10:00a-5:00p! Find hidden treasures along Lake Bluff Park at this premier antique show that overlooks Lake Michigan. This event features over 50 vendors and runs the first Sunday of the month, May through October.

INSIDER TIP: Catch the LAST Antiques on the Bluff of the
2021 season on Sunday, October 3!

  • Enjoy mimosas and music starting at 2:00p at Lemon Creek Winery! Featuring live music by Brian McClure. 
  • Cool off at the Whirlpool Centennial Compass Fountain Splash Pad! Hours include May 29 - September 6 from 10:00a-9:00p; September 7 - September 30 from Noon-8:00p. 
  • End the evening with delectable craft brews, mouthwatering food and live music in the plaza at Silver Harbor Brewing! Featuring music by Kris Huntley from 7:00p-10:00p. 

INSIDER TIP: SHB hosts live music all weekend long -
Friday, featuring Steadfast at 7:00p and
Saturday, featuring Grace Theisen at 7:00p!



  • The St. Joe Today Welcome Center will be open from 11:00a-3:00p.
  • The City of St. Joseph hosts a Municipal Band Concert at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell at 7:00p! Visit for a complete summer concert schedule. 

INSIDER TIP: Catch their LAST Sunday concert on
September 5 at 7:00p!


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