The summer celebrations are nonstop in Southwest Michigan! This Love Local weekend is packed with extended shopping hours, car shows, good eats, music, and more! Join us in and around St. Joseph for a spectacular summer weekend.



Groove to some live music at Plank’s Tavern on the Water. Featuring Ryan Bendowski, swing on by from 5:30p-8:30p. 

Cruisin’ never looked so classy! Check out the vintage cars at the Mike Yore Memorial Car Show from 4:00p-8:00p at Lake Bluff Park. Don’t worry, the time warp isn’t just visual–there’s also classic music flitting throughout the bluff. 

INSIDER TIP: Do you like jazz? Don’t miss the Friday Night Concert
feat. Lake Effect Jazz Big Band! This free, one-hour concert will
be held from 7:00p-8:00p at the John E.N. Howard Bandshell.
Visit for a full schedule!

Forever Books hosts their annual Where's Waldo scavenger now through July 27! Stop by Forever Books to pick up your passport and visit participating locations to find Waldo. Turn in completed passports by July 27 for a chance to win a prize! Summer hours include Monday-Thursday from 10:00a-8:00p, Friday & Saturday from 10:00a-9:00p, Sunday 11:00a-6:30p.

Box Factory for the Arts hosts the Berrien Towne & Country Quilters Quilt Show July 14-16! Colorful quilts will be on display throughout the main floor galleries. Show hours include Thursday from 10:00a-6:00p, Friday & Saturday from 10:00a-4:00p.

INSIDER TIP: Check out the Art Market and additional Galleries
open to the public!

Love Local Weekend deals that shoppers will find throughout Michigan’s Great Southwest: CPR Dance: Inhale the Movement offers 20% off tickets, use code Save20; FuzzyButz showcases Art by Maggie Smith on Saturday, July 16 from 11:00a-2:00p; G&M Variety offers 15% off all lawn and garden/outdoor decor including Flags, Yard Stakes, Spinners, Wind Socks, Door Mats, Porch Leaners and more; Glik's invites shoppers to check out their sales rack for some awesome savings, enjoy complimentary gift wrapping, a giveaway and prepackaged treats; Grins of St. Joseph hosts extended hours and specials; HarborTown Interiors celebrates their anniversary weekend with an additional 12% off in-stock furniture; Lazy Ballerina Winery hosts a Pop-Up feat. Kimy Battista and Sweet Chick Cookie Co. from 5:00p-7:00p!

The weekly St. Joe Farmers Market carries a large variety of items including baked goods, locally grown produce, perennials, meats, cheeses, coffee, and more! This week, the Farmers Market will host extended hours, 9:00a-5:00p in conjunction with the Lake Bluff Artisan Fair, which is also held in Lake Bluff Park. 

INSIDER TIP: Vendors will be handing out FREE market bags!
A limited quantity is available. First come, first serve! 

Run for a cause with the YMCA of Greater Michiana during the Race for YMCA 5K/10K. All proceeds go towards assisting families and local children in need, show support and help guarantee that anyone can find a home in the Y. The race starts at 8:30a at Water Street. For more information and to sign up, visit

Ease your inner tensions with Yoga & Yolks Gentle Yoga and Breakfast hosted by The Culinary Cottage, weekly on Saturdays from 9:00a-10:30a. That, plus the healthy breakfast buffet? It’s the perfect way to start off any day. 

The Lake Bluff Artisan Fair returns to Lake Bluff Park from 10:00a-5:00p! This eclectic craft fair offers a variety of handcrafted goods. With over 50 local vendors, there’s something for everyone - anything from home decor and furniture to jewelry, candles and more!

INSIDER TIP: Check out the July Summer Art Market on the Green at Krasl 
Art Center
from 10:00a-5:00p in conjunction with the Lake Bluff Artisan Fair!

Enjoy the City of St. Joseph's Summer Movie Series hosted in various St. Joseph parks. Bring your own chairs, blankets and snacks. Watch this weekend’s featured movie, Soul, in Whirlpool Centennial Park at 7:30p! Visit for a complete schedule.

INSIDER TIP: Don’t miss the City of St. Joseph Municipal Band Concert
on Sunday, July 17 at 7:00p! This free concert will be held at the
John E.N. Howard Bandshell. Visit for a full schedule!

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens are a few of our favorite things. How about you? Check out the Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra’s performance of My Favorite Things at Shadowland Pavilion 6:30p.

All weekend long those 21+ can enjoy the Downtown District, sponsored by Sturgis Bank, for more information visit

INSIDER TIP: St. Joe Community Taproom features a Love Local Slushy
this weekend made with local fresh-picked fruit! Available for
in-house or to take in a Downtown District cup!

Love Local Weekend deals that shoppers will find throughout Michigan’s Great Southwest: Olive Cart offers free pasta with purchase over $40 when you mention Love Local, open til 7:30p; Perennial Accents host Sidewalk Sales on Saturday and Sunday plus complimentary gift wrapping; South Bend Chocolate Cafe hosts live music Friday feat. Richard from 3:00p-5:00p and Attila’s from 6:00p-9:00p and Saturday feat. Richard from 6:00p-9:00p, try their NEW summer drinks Iced Coconut Milk Latte & Iced Toasted Coconut Mocha; State Street Treats is giving a free cone bag of popcorn with a purchase of $10 or more (must mention this ad); Third Coast Paddling’s four locations are now open daily until 7:00p (last rentals go out at 6:00p).



Sister Lakes Brewing Company hosts lives music, featuring Tim. Just Tim. from 2:00p-5:00p, come on by and enjoy some tasty craft brews and delicious food!

Take a break and explore trails in Michigan’s Great Southwest with Wanderlust Outfitters during their July Group Meet Up Hike. This month’s hike guided hour-long hike will venture to Warren Woods State Park and start at 3:00p.

INSIDER TIP: Wanderlust Outfitters will be handing out Wander Rewards
coupons to offer a head start on select End of Season Sales.

Find your new favorite wine at the St. Joe Wine Shoppe! Every Sunday, they open three different styles of wine during Wine Sample Sundays from 1:00p-5:00p! 

Love Local Weekend deals that shoppers will find throughout Michigan’s Great Southwest: Third Coast Surf Shop has 100+ new surfboards in stock, and offers beginner surfing lessons available every other Saturday, don’t forget to check out the clearance racks and enjoy up o 40% off; Urban Garage Market offers up samples of their new product, Simple Time drink mixer; Waterfront Framing & Design hosts extended hours Friday & Saturday from 10:00a-7:00p and a gift basket giveaway; White Pine Winery showcases newly released wines and 10% off on 4 or more bottles of wine.


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