Signature Area Events
In South Haven, we know how to have FUN! Each each thousands of people visit to take part in our signature events & festivals. We would love to have you join us!
Listed below are the events and festivals that have been announced as happening this summer. Click on the links associated with each to learn more.
If you are coming to town for one South Haven's Signature Events, we would love to have you stay with us!
|The Mistletoe Market Christmas Boutique is an annual fundraiser held by the South Haven Center for the Arts. Local artists display their jewelry, paintings, photography & more. This is an excellent way to begin your holiday shopping!
|Enjoy shopping with your friends without the men! Shop, eat, and have fun during this shopping Saturday for the ladies!
|Kick-off the holiday season with the community of South Haven at Holiday in the Park! Activities include Santa Paws Pet Parade, hosted by Decadent Dogs, complimentary pictures with Santa, Mrs. Claus, their elves, ice skating, campfires, s`mores, hot chocolate, coffee, luminaries, treats, and more!
|Ring in the New Year in South Haven where we close our streets, drop 1,000 beach balls from the city center, and dazzle you with fireworks at midnight!
|Ice Breaker is an annual South Haven tradition with multiple activities to enjoy! Ice Sculptures,
Chili Cook-Off, Cardboard Sled Race, Ice Skating and more!
|This is the community event that signals the start of the boating season in South Haven! The weekend after Mother`s Day, the best salmon and trout fishermen on Lake Michigan converge on South Haven. Ranked as one the best small towns by Midwest Living, South Haven has earned a long list of accolades from regional and national travel publications. Celebrating over 100 years as a historic summer resort community, South Haven has a vibrant year round downtown dining and shopping district perfectly positioned right on the harbor overlooking Lake Michigan!
|Come visit one of South Havens largest outdoor Swap Meet/Flea Market! This two-day event features over 160 sellers offering everything from antiques to tractor parts. Admission is a fundraiser for the museum, Adult admission is $2 per person per day. Children 12 and under are free with a paid admission.
|A celebration of Southwestern Michigan`s unique maritime history, with free live concerts all weekend. Plus, Dragon Boat Races, Craft and Food Fair, Pancake Breakfast, Kids Activities, Beer Garden, and more. A great way to spend some good old fashioned vacation time with family and friends.
|The Michigan Maritime Museum presents the Antique & Classic Boat Show in South Haven. This event celebrates all kinds of antique and classic small craft from power boats to paddle boats. Woodworkers and collectors alike will show their boats, demonstrations on boat building techniques will be features, and toy boat building will be available for kids. Fun for the whole family!
|Michigan Maritime Museum
|MerFest International is the a Mermaid MegaFest located at Lake Arvesta Resort in South Haven, MI. This event will encompass all the principals of MegaFest but expand into further entertainment from Live Bands, 2 Mermaid Tanks, waterpark fun, exciting night time aerial and water performances and so much more!
|Arvesta Sports Complex
|The Michigan Maritime Museum Fish Boil is the largest fundraiser for the Museum each year, raising close $5000 at the event! Everything from the fish to the napkins is donated through the the generosity of businesses and organizations in our community. With the doubled campus size, we can host this event safely with even more waterfront views! Stop by for a delicious meal and great company this summer.
|Michigan Maritime Museum
|The South Haven Center for the Arts hosts this annual event in Stanley Johnston Park, a beautiful shady setting along the harbor. Artists from all over the Midwest showcase their creative spirits with oil paintings, pottery, photography, jewelry and more. A handful of vendors will offer classic lemonade, kettle corn and upscale fair foods. It`s two days of fun with family and friends!
|Stanley Johnston Park
|One of the most popular Independence Day fireworks in the area, launched from the north pier on Lake Michigan. Walk to the public beaches, Monroe Boulevard bluff or Riverfront Park for fantastic views of South Haven`s patriotic display.
South Haven 4th of July Parade | July 4th
|The classic small town parade travels through the heart of downtown! Complete with marching bands, floats, pageant queens and fire trucks, you`ll find yourself cheering and waving to the kids in the parade. Step off from the High School at 11:00.
|South Haven`s Annual National Blueberry Festival is something you shouldn`t miss! Spanning over four days, the Blueberry Festival provides fun for people of all ages, and is something you will remember for a long time.
|Huron St. Pavilion, South Haven
|Each Labor Day Weekend the Chamber of Commerce coordinates this two day craft fair that brings over 130 exhibitors to Stanley Johnston Park and more than 15,000 people to the South Haven area.
|Stanley Johnston Park, South Haven
|The South Haven Jazz Festival is something you would not want to miss. A relaxing weekend listening to Jazz music with fellow Jazz-lovers!
|Huron Street Pavilion
|Welcome to the one Michigan bike tour that lets you see, touch, smell and taste the riches of this breathtaking region. The Lakeshore Harvest Ride glides you through the rolling countryside of Southwest Michigan. You can visit wineries, cider mills, family farms, orchards and art studios along the way. And there are individual bike routes for every rider, ranging from 15 to 67 miles in length.
|South Haven and Douglas
|The website below shows all activities for Halloween for kids and adults! Have fun in South Haven during Halloween!