The winter doesn’t slow things down in Michigan’s Great Southwest! This January weekend brings a Chili Tour, St. Joe Winter Beer Fest, live music, trivia nights, Bloody Mary Bars and more! Read below to check out all the awesome winter activities.



Warm up with us as the annual Chili Tour returns downtown St. Joe from 5:00p-8:00p! Participating locations or "Chili Stops" will play host as you have the opportunity to try their best recipes. Get started at the Welcome Center! It’s just $5 per map which includes a Chili Tour Map that doubles as your People's Choice Voting Ballot. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Benton Harbor Soup Kitchen.

INSIDER TIP: Chili Tour maps are available for purchase on the day of
starting at 12:00p!

Swing by the Krasl Art Center for their New Exhibition Preview Reception: 'The World After Us' from 6:00p-8:00p! Get a first look KAC's latest exhibit and enjoy an artist talk and walkabout with Nathaniel Stern. 

Enjoy a night of sharp wit and incredible talent at the Dueling Pianos event presented by SMSO! Hosted at The Mendel Center’s Grand Upton Hall, this event starts at 7:00p. Tickets are just $50/each and include a drink ticket and hor d’ouerves, but hurry, they sell out fast!

Every Friday, from 12:00p-9:00p Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant, hosts Tabor for Two. For just $50, you get dinner for two which includes two entrees and a choice of soup or salad.



Craft beer enthusiasts will enjoy sampling from local and regional Michigan breweries during the St. Joe Winer Beer Fest from 12:00p-4:00p in downtown St. Joe! Tickets are SOLD OUT for the 2023 event. 

INSIDER TIP: Mark your calendars for December 1 when tickets
go on sale for the 2024 event!

Taylor Rental hosts their 3rd Annual Wedding Open House from 1:00p-3:00p! Attendees will enjoy the Bridal Bucks Sale - save 20% off Bridal Rentals.  Register for this free event at

Don't miss Twin City Players latest production The Velocity of Autumn January 27-29! There is limited seating for this production so reserve your tickets today! Tickets sold for the January 27 show.

Enjoy a staycation or a getaway winter weekend with The Inn at Harbor Shores as they host a Family Movie Night! Package includes an Overnight Stay for 4, 6:00p Kids Friendly Dinner Buffet and a 7:00p Showing of DC League of Superpets.

The Livery hosts An Acoustic Evening with Lalo Cura at 8:00p! Grab a tasty brew and some delicious food and get ready for a night of great music. 



Only two weeks left to enter to win a Maytag Pro Pet Washer & Dryer! St. Joe Today (SJT) hosts a raffle from December 3, 2022 - February 6, 2023. Raffle tickets are just $5/ticket and are available for purchase at the SJT Welcome Center (301 State Street, St. Joseph, MI 49085). See an SJT staff member for more details on how to enter. Includes installation and setup. ⁠Must be 18+ to enter. 

INSIDER TIP: The winner will be drawn at 12:00p on Monday, February 6, 2023.

Enjoy a weekly Bloody Mary Bar at Vineyard 2121, on Sundays from 12:00p-4:00p.

Test out your trivia skills during the weekly Sunday Team Trivia at Round Barn Brewery! Teams can join in any week and do not have to be part of the season bracket. Max group size of 6 per team; reservations suggested. 

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

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