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, Friday Night Concerts and special offers. Read on for a full weekend guide!
FRIDAY, JUNE 17
Groove to the sounds of jazz, big band, classic hits and more at John E.N. Howard Bandshell, overlooking the charming St. Joseph River. Take in beautiful sunsets during this free Friday Night Concert from 7:00p-8:00p featuring PastTime.
INSIDER TIP: Check out stjoetoday.com/fridaynightconcerts
for a complete schedule!
Lest We Forget hosts their annual event June 17-19. This year’s schedule of events includes Guest Speakers, Helicopter Rides, Rosie the Riveter Contest, Classic Car Show, Fire Power and Flamethrower Demo, Big Band 40’s Music Dance and so much more! Visit lestweforgetusa.org for a complete schedule!
The Silver Beach Carousel kicks off their Friday hours this weekend from 11:00a-8:00p! Regular weekend hours moving forward will include Friday and Saturday from 11:00a-8:00p and Sunday from 12:00p-8:00p.
Enjoy outdoor street dining at St. Joe Community Taproom with extended weekend hours on Friday and Saturday, open til 10:00p!
Wanderlust Outfitters hosts Gear-Up for Summer all weekend long! Shoppers will save up to 25% off new summer gear and can earn a raffle entry for Wanderlust’s GEAR-tastic Giveaway with a $75 gear purchase.
INSIDER TIP: Shoppers will enjoy an additional 10% off already
discounted gear at the Sidewalk Sale on Saturday, June 18.
Check out the Friday Night Pop Up at Lazy Ballerina Winery from 5:00p-7:00p! Kimy Battista and Baked Wright will be onsite selling unique, handmade clay earrings and delicious treats.
Waterfront Framing & Design hosts extended Love Local Weekend hours: Friday 10:00a-7:00p, Saturday 10:00a-7:00p and Sunday 12:00p-7:00p. Shoppers will be entered in for a chance to win a gift basket valued at $500!
SATURDAY, JUNE 18
The 2022 season of the St. Joe Farmers Market is in full swing! Market-goers will enjoy fresh finds at the weekly market, May 28-October 8, in Lake Bluff Park from 9:00a-2:00p. Vendors will offer a variety of products including homemade goods, locally grown produce, perennials and cut flowers, meats and cheeses, coffee and more!
INSIDER TIP: Check out the latest temporary mural in downtown St. Joseph!
Painted by Illinois based artist Nate Baranowski, this mural can be found
on the stairs leading up to Lake Bluff Park. Thank you to the
Schalon Foundation for their partnership!
Sister Lakes Brewing celebrates their 6th Anniversary Party from 4:00p-9:30p! Attendees will enjoy live music, food specials, special beer releases, axe throwing, face painting and a petting zoo.
INSIDER TIP: Don’t miss live music during their Courtyard Concert Series
Olive Cart offers a FREE pasta of your choice with any purchase over $40 when you mention “Love Local”. Shoppers will also enjoy extended summer hours until 7:30p and FREE tastings of all of Olive Cart’s delicious gourmet products!
Perennial Accents hosts Sidewalk Sales on Saturday and Sunday! Shoppers will also enjoy complimentary gift wrapping.
Third Coast Surf Shop showcases their NEW summer apparel, swimwear, sunglasses, and sandals from Quiksilver, Billabong, Roxy, Patagonia, Reef, Goodr and more! Enjoy up to 40% off clearance items. Browse their stand-up paddleboards, surfboards, skimboards, and more.
Third Coast Paddling has four(4) locations now open daily until 7:00p (last rentals go out at 6:00p) for kayak and stand-up paddleboard rentals: Silver Beach, Paw Paw River, Galien River (New Buffalo), Warren Dunes State Park. 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.
Dad's Farm and Cafe hosts their 1st Annual Cornhole for a Cause Tournament! Check-in starts at 9:00a and the competition begins at 11:00a, sign up here. If you're not looking to compete but still want to join the fun, head on down for their silent auction, live DJ, food, drinks and more!
SUNDAY, JUNE 19
Lemon Creek Winery hosts their annual Father’s Day Festival from 12:00p-7:00p! Attendees will enjoy live music, a Corvette car show, axe throwing, a mobile bookstore, hayrides and more. Cost $10 for anyone 21+; under 21 are free when attending with family.
The Buck Burgers & Brew offers Father's Day Menu Specials and special beer tappings!
Dads will enjoy $2 pints at Round Barn Brewery & Public House! Celebrate Father’s Day with a tasty brew and some delicious food.
Shoppers will enjoy some Love Local Weekend specials! G&M Variety hosts 10% off all Yard Spinners and extended weekend hours Friday and Saturday 9:00a-9:00p and Sunday 10:00a-7:00p; Grins of St. Joseph offers extended hours and specials; White Pine Winery hosts 10% off bottled wine.