Attractions & Entertainment

Attractions & Entertainment

Scooter Joe's Wheel & Water Rentals

Join the party pad and walk on water in 2021. Scooter Joe's presents Lily Pads for fun on the water. Great for kids of all ages, our triple layer pads are 6' x 20' and super fun & wet on the water. Kickboards and our new exclusive waterproof speakers now available.

 Summer Fun at Scooter Joe's Wheel & Water Rentals


Season Opening in Mid May

Join the party pad and walk on water in 2021. Scooter Joe's presents Lily Pads for fun on the water. Great for kids of all ages, our triple layer pads are 6' x 20' and super fun & wet on the water. Kickboards and our new exclusive waterproof speakers now available.

Beach Fun at Scooter Joe's

Surreys, Cruiser, Electric, Fat Tire Bikes, Kayaks & More

Summer Fun at Scooter Joe's Wheel & Water Rentals




Create some memories on one of our Surrey bikes to enjoy the town at a slower pace. Bike the bluff and beach on a Beach Cruiser bike. Bolt around town on an Electric bike or a Fat Tire bike.

Get on the water with kayaks and canoes, or book a pontoon boat or jetski.

And don't lug around all your beach stuff ... we have beach umbrellas, beach chairs, beach wagons and even baby strollers for rent.

Scooter Joe's offers fun for everyone. Open daily at 10:30am through Labor Day.

BOOK ONLINE TODAY to reserve your fun or for more information.

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Berrien County Youth Fair Association

Berrien County Youth Fair


Coastline Children's Film Festival

10 days of more than 75 award-winning features, documentaries, and shorts at eight screening locations along with hands-on workshops and post-screening discussions. Venues include the ARS Gallery Arts & Culture Center, Bridgman Public Library, Citadel Dance & Music Center (Oak Room), Krasl Art Center, the Loma Theatre, the New Buffalo Township Library, the Michigan City Public Library and the Stanley Clark School in South Bend.


Curious Kids' Museum

The Curious Kids’ Museum inspires children to explore and learn through cooperative hands-on play.

Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, next to Silver Beach, Curious Kids’ Museum (CKM) and the new Curious Kids’ Discovery Zone (DZ) invites you to come play, learn and be curious!

CKM was founded by educators and parents to provide an environment that invites curiosity, allows exploration, celebrates childhood and inspires learning!

Opened in 1989, the Museum on the Bluff has fulfilled the founders’ mission to provide a place where “Learning is Fun” through interactive, hands-on exhibits. In 2010, the Curious Kids’ Museum had the opportunity to expand and open a second location in partnership with the Silver Beach Carousel and Shadowland Ballroom, by opening DZ below the bluff.

With a shared mission and philosophy, both museums are places where children and their adults can pursue their natural curiosity through creative, hands-on play!


Eden Springs Park

Eden Springs Park is a historical park which offers miniature train rides on weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day. We are conveniently close to many local attractions, including: beaches on Lake Michigan, Silver Beach Carousel & The Children’s’ Museum, world-class golf courses, shopping and sight-seeing in St Joseph, local farms for fruit and berry picking, hiking, water sports and fishing. Mary’s City of David is close by with informative walking tours, a museum and gift shop for those that are interested in additional accounts of the history surrounding the House of David.


Hidden Pointe Fun Park

Hidden Pointe is a great atmosphere for family and friends to enjoy Southwest Michigan. We're your local Ma an' Pa Shop who take pleasure in providing a place for locals and visitors to have a good time.

We offer 18 holes of miniature golf, go-karts, batting cages, jump-shot basketball, arcade games, ice cream & smoothies, and plenty of smiles.  Come on down and have some fun!


Howard Performing Arts Center

In February of 2001, John and Dede Howard, shared a generous gift with the intention of seeing a performing arts center constructed. The Howard Performing Arts Center, completed in 2003, sits at the end of the main entrance to the Andrews University campus. Each season, the Howard Center Presents... series features a combination of classical artists, Christian contemporary musicians, and other instrumental or world music acts. Hardly a weekend that goes by without 2-3 events happening at the Howard Center. The Department of Music's ensembles: Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, and Choirs regularly have concerts that cost as little as $3 to attend.


Lake Breeze Music Festival

More information coming soon!


Lake Effect Jazz Big Band

The Lake Effect Jazz Big Band was created in 2000 by Tom Weidle, a Herald-Palladium reporter, and Vito Tenerelli, a St. Joseph band instructor, who both wanted to create an "artistic" jazz ensemble, one that would read only the most state-of-the-art arrangements, and perform strictly as a "concert" jazz ensemble.  Tom (since departed for sunny California) and Vito, our first music director, brought the dream to fruition in January 2001 recruiting 20 of the area's finest jazz musicians to play within its ranks.

The heart and soul of the Lake Effect Jazz Big Band are music educators from Southwest Michigan. The essence of Jazz is positive self-expression and without educators like those in the band, this American art form is in danger of fading.


Lake Michigan College Mendel Center

Located on the campus of Lake Michigan College, the Mendel Center offers a rare combination of an ideal location, relaxed surroundings and excellent accommodations. Whether you are planning your wedding reception, entertaining clients from out of town or providing training for your staff, the Mendel Center is personally committed to ensure your utmost satisfaction.


  • From relaxed and casual to elegant and formal, you'll agree, too, that the Mendel Center is the perfect location to hold your next event. All in a place that's centrally located and easy to travel to.
  • Convenient location and parking
  • Close to major shopping areas
  • Within minutes to several major hotels
  • 10 multi-function Rooms
  • Executive board room
  • 1,559-seat Performing Arts Theatre
  • 234-seat Hanson Theatre
  • Over 20,000 square feet of meeting space
  • Comprehensive conference support services
  • On-premise, full-service catering operation with liquor license
  • Expert wedding reception consultation and planning services
  • Reunions
  • Corporate meetings & conferences

Concert/Entertainment Venue:
Each season The Mendel Center offers a star-packed season loaded with spectacular entertainment. The Mainstage has thrilled and entertained the residents of southwestern Michigan for 32 seasons.

The list of stars that have performed at the Mendel Center Mainstage includes Peter Frampton, Jim Belushi, Lewis Black, Paula Poundstone, Willie Nelson, Kenny Loggins, Weird Al Yankovic, Wild Kratts LIVE!, Jack Hanna, Little River Band, Mannheim Steamroller, and many more. Performances have also included international touring companies such as the Russian National Ballet and the Vienna Boys Choir.

The real star however is the Mendel Center Mainstage, with only 1,559 seats, the Mainstage provides intimacy between performer and patron. Patrons sit comfortably with plenty of leg room and unobstructed viewing. The stage, with an adjustable acoustic orchestra shell, can accommodate everything from a 100-piece orchestra to the biggest assemblage or a spotlight on a soloist.

Each season presents a fabulous variety of entertainment opportunities. The Mainstage is the heart of entertainment in southwest Michigan.

Few days will be as momentous as your wedding. Whether you are planning an intimate affair or a huge gala, the Mendel Center is the perfect venue for your once-in-a-lifetime celebration. With our beautiful outdoor and indoor settings, we can help you make your wedding as elegant or as informal as you wish. Our wedding coordinator not only will listen to your wishes, but also, if asked, will offer ideas to make your day even better than you imagined.

At the Mendel Center, you will enjoy unparalleled service and deliciously catered food. No detail will go unattended. Our years of wedding experience will help ease your stress so you can enjoy your special day.

  • On-site catering
  • Off-site catering
  • Full bar service
  • Outdoor weddings
  • On-stage theatre wedding packages
  • Wedding reception packages
  • Spacious dressing rooms
  • Custom decorating
  • Custom menus

Check the Mendel Center website for more information regarding menus and wedding packages at

Located one mile east of I-94 on Napier Avenue (Exit 30)


Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail

The Lake Michigan Shore Wine Trail is a collaboration of 15 quality focused wineries located in the Lake Michigan Shore AVA (American Viticulture Area). Representing everything from the largest to the smallest, our member wineries are dedicated to using locally grown grapes to establish our AVA as among the very best in the country.

For more information, visit us


Lavender Bliss Flower Farm, LLC

Fresh cut mixed flower bouquets available at our farm stand, or visit us at the Bridgman Market!


Lumberjax Urban Axe Throwing

Walk Ins Welcome - Appointments highly recommended
— Urban Axe Throwing —
Parties, groups, couples, leagues, tournaments, and more.
— Jax Smash: Rage Room - Booking Now —


Peat's Cider Social

Peat's Cider Social offers a one-of-a-kind hard cider drinking experience featuring a newly remodeled taproom and party room. Stop in for the michigan-made hard cider, stay and socialize over the family-friendly bowling and arcade games.


Shuler Dairy Farm

Ever wonder where that milk and cheese really came from? What the life of a dairy cow is like? Come out and see and enjoy some delicious ice cream!! 

5th generation Centennial farm in Baroda, Michigan with latest robotic milking system, tunnel ventilation and happy, comfortable cows. Tour today and enjoy fresh ice cream, see calves and bull and the latest innovative farming technology.


Silver Beach Carousel Society

You’ll find all the magic and wonder of the Silver Beach Carousel below the bluff in St. Joseph, just yards from Lake Michigan’s Silver Beach, named one of the top 10 family beaches by Parents magazine. Open all four seasons, you can ride a different carousel figure or chariot every week and fill the year with a new memory each time. Our sea serpent chariot is wheelchair accessible so everyone can ride! Tokens are available for cash or credit card at the admissions desk or for cash from our token machine.


Slackers Family Fun Center

At Slacker's Family Fun Center, we have over 50 games to play in our arcade, bonce houses, Lazy Creek Mining, and a giant laser tag arena! Book your party with us today!


Southwest Michigan Cycleboat

The Harbor Hopper is Southwest Michigan's best way to tour the water! Perfect for parties, team building or just getting on the water to enjoy our beauty!


Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

Transforming lives through music in the heart of St. Joseph, Michigan. The SMSO has acquired a reputation in the tri-state area for featuring new, surprising, and challenging works in a non-traditional repertoire.


The Culinary Cottage

The Culinary Cottage provides fun hands on cooking classes, dinner parties, themed classes, kids & teen tuition based classes.  Located inside The Market at 301 Main. A unique collection of food & beverage venues, under one roof!


The GhostLight Theatre

The GhostLight Theatre is a new theatre performance venue, opening in 2019 in the Benton Harbor Arts District We seek to illuminate the arts and culture of the area. The GhostLight Theatre creates events where children and adults are more than observers, and become active participants in creation and exploration of a variety of performance media. The brainchild of tenor Paul Mow, The GhostLight Theatre is a collaboration of local performing artists, business people, arts supporters, and enthusiastic audience members. For years, Paul had his dream of a community-based theater and, when he partnered with Martha Hesse, the dream took form. In January 2018, we leased a building in the Benton Harbor Arts District, and began plans for creating a “black box” style theater, backstage and workshop areas, two offices and a beautiful front lobby.


The Little Things Play Cafe

The Little Things Play Cafe is an indoor playground geared toward 0-6 year olds, combined with a full coffee bar, snacks and comfortable seating for adults to sit back and relax while their children play in an open, clean, Montessori-inspired play space.


The Livery

Located in the Arts District of downtown Benton Harbor, Michigan, The Livery features 18 taps of hand-forged beer, an outdoor/pet-friendly beer garden, free WIFI, and a kitchen featuring salads, sandwiches, and spent-grain pizzas made with the freshest locally sourced ingredients. Music and other live entertainment is regularly featured on the Livery Stage. 


Twin City Players

Formed in 1932, Twin City Players is a volunteer based nonprofit organization that strives to engage the community in quality theatre that changes lives and to be recognized for organizational excellence producing quality performances in southwest Michigan. The TCP Playhouse is located at 600 West Glenlord Road, St. Joseph, MI. For more information about TCP, call 269-429-0400 or visit us at


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