Calendar Of Events

The South Haven area offers a multitude of events and activities throughout the whole year. Discover endless opportunities to enjoy for the day or the whole weekend.

February

February

Ice Breaker Festival

An annual celebration of winter with a chili cook-off, ice skating, ice sculptures, pub slide, childrenís activities and more.
May

May

Riverfront Concert Series

Enjoy a variety of musical performances held Thursday evenings from May to August at 7:00 pm in South Havenís Riverfront Park.

Steelheaders Pro-Am Fishing Tournament

South Haven hosts the annual tournament every May at South Beach. Fishing begins at 6:45 am and weigh-in is at 1:30 pm at the South Side Marina.
June

June

Michigan Flywheelers Swap Meet and Hammer In

A one-of-a-kind outdoor flea market with close to 200 vendors selling everything from antiques to handmade crafts.

South Haven Festival of Cars/Kruisiní for Kyle

Downtown is home to antique cars, trucks and bikes. The Silent auction proceeds are donated to Hunt for a Cure for Cystic Fibrosis. Free admission.
Harborfest

Harborfest

Discover Southwestern Michiganís maritime history with live music, beer garden, Dragon Boat Racing, Renaissance Festival and more.

Classic Wooden Boat Show and Small Craft Show

One of the oldest shows in Southwest Michigan. Enjoy demonstrations, speakers, a tour of the Maritime Museum and toy boat building for kids.
July

July

Annual Summer Art Fair

This popular fair is held at Stanley Johnson Park and is presented by the South Haven Center for the Arts. This fair attracts 20,000 to 40,000 visitors to town.

Dinghy Parade

This parade begins at the Yacht Club and travels up river to the lighthouse. Prizes are given for the best decorated dinghies.
Light Up the Lake Fireworks

Light Up the Lake Fireworks

South Haven prides itself with having one of the most popular Fourth of July firework displays in the area. The beautiful display is enjoyed by many as they are fired over South Pier on Lake Michigan.

Fourth of July Parade

Celebrate the fourth of July with a parade through downtown and an art fair in Stanley Johnston Park.
August

August

Annual National Blueberry Festival

Annual National Blueberry Festival

Join in the celebration of the blueberry harvest with many family friendly activities. Enjoy blueberry pancakes for breakfast, a fish boil dinner, arts and craft show, a parade, 5k run, bake off competition and free concerts. You do not want to miss this fun festival.

Annual All-Crafts Fair

Each Labor Day weekend, the Chamber of Commerce hosts a two day craft fair that features over 240 exhibitors at Stanley Johnson Park

Antique Engine and Tractor Show

Explore a working sawmill and hundreds of gasoline powered tractors, farm machinery and engines.
October

October

Annual Blue Coast Artists

Get a behind-the-scenes look at 12 working studios between South Haven and Saugatuck.

Annual Black River CROP Walk

The annual walk is part of Church World Service to raise money and awareness for hunger relief around the world.
Novemeber

Novemeber

WOW! Women Only Weekend

A weekend full of shopping, specials, classic chick flicks, Sunday brunch, demonstrations, nightly entertainment and more.

Mistletoe Market and Preview Party

A three-week Mistletoe Market Holiday Boutique featuring original art and fine crafts.