Area Events

Annual events mark this vacation spot in Southwest Michigan. South Haven and the surrounding area are famous for many of them. Starting with Harborfest and continuing through the summer season with art fairs, craft fairs, music fests, the National Blueberry Festival, and on and on. Visit the South Haven & Southwest Michigan Event Calendar to see the area’s most current upcoming events.

  • 29th Annual Ice Breaker Festival, February 3-5, 2023

    29th Annual Ice Breaker Festival, February 3-5, 2023

    Ice Breaker Festival promises winter fun for the whole family! West Michigan’s predominant and growing winter festival is showcasing dazzling ice sculptures, Chili Cook-off, Cardboard Sled Race, Pub Slide, outdoor ice skating, Disc Golf Tournament, S’mores Roasting, Snowsuit Fashion Competition, Frozen Fish Fling, and many more exciting activities throughout downtown South Haven. Break the Ice […]

  • New Year’s Eve Celebration Downtown South Haven

    New Year’s Eve Celebration Downtown South Haven

    Ring in the New Year in South Haven where the streets close, 1,000 beach balls drop in the center of town and fireworks dazzle at midnight. Stay in town, play in town and be safe during a night of celebration for the whole family! As you stroll the downtown streets, stop by warming stations hosted […]

  • Mistletoe Market at the South Haven Center for the Arts

    Mistletoe Market at the South Haven Center for the Arts

    Nov. 19th through Dec. 11th 2022. This “holiday-based consignment shop” transforms the South Haven Center for the Arts into a fine art market for the holidays. The South Haven Center for the Arts resides in a Carnegie Library built in 1905. Purchase the fantastic art items at this annual affair at SHCA.

  • Blue Coast Artists Fall Tour

    Blue Coast Artists Fall Tour

    An annual West Michigan event in its 33rd year. Take in the autumn color while touring 9 studios between South Haven and Saugatuck. Each site will feature original artwork, refreshments and most artists will offer demonstrations. Event Dates: 10/1/2022 to 10/2/2022 Time: 10 am to 6 pm Location: Various Locations from South Haven to Fennville.

  • South Haven Jazz Festival 2022 September 16 and 17

    South Haven Jazz Festival 2022 September 16 and 17

    Fantastic music, appreciative audiences, good beer, lovely wine, yummy food and hopefully cooperative weather! Gather in Dyckman Park for live music during this two-day festival.

  • 11th Annual Lakeshore Harvest Ride

    11th Annual Lakeshore Harvest Ride

    Saturday, September 17, 2022 – “It’s a Harvest for your senses.” 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 […]

  • 2022 Riverfront Concert Series

    2022 Riverfront Concert Series

    Foundry Hall and The City of South Haven present the annual series. Concerts take place every Thursday at 7pm throughout the summer (June 23 – Sept 1) at Riverfront Park, just west of the south side marina on Water Street. The concerts are free. Lawn chairs, blankets and picnics are welcome!