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South Haven and Lake Michigan Festivals and Events Journey

South Haven, Michigan, is known as a great place to vacation all year long. If you are wondering what time of year you should travel to this fabulous fun town, you may want to plan your trip around one of its many South Haven festivals. The Catskills of the Midwest has a celebration going on during all four seasons. Whatever your hobbies might be, you are certain to find an enjoyable and educational festival packed full of people with similar interests.


February brings the Ice Breaker Festival to the streets of South Haven. You will see spectacular ice sculptures by local artists and taste some hot and delicious chili. Activities at this annual South Haven event include sledding on cardboard and a snowsuit fashion contest. Box Factory for the Arts presents the Songwriters and Storytellers Showcase, an entertaining and thought-provoking event in which local writers and musicians share the very best of their work.


Spring is when local winemakers introduce their new labels to the public, and many of the vineyards have new release parties. Fenn Valley Vineyards hosts its Annual Winemaker’s DinnerinApril. Spring ends with Harborfest in early June. This South Haven event includes boat races, food, and lots of music.


Michigan is famous for its blueberries, and August brings the National Blueberry Festival to our town. Here you can taste the tangy, sweet, and nutritious fruit in all its many forms. The Gingerman Raceway host the annual Motorwork’s Annual Track Day every August. This day is designed for amateur motorcyclists to enjoy driving on a real race track.


The Haven Harvest South Haven Festival takes place in October. It includes a downtown street fair, apple picking, and pumpkin chucking in the river, to name a few activities. There is a lot of great music and food and there is even a fall-themed costume contest. Fall is a great time for pumpkin picking and apple picking in Michigan. Many of the antique dealers in town have autumn sales.

Where to Stay To Enjoy Fun South Haven Events

No matter when you travel, you are going to need a fantastic place to stay. The vacation specialist at Beachwalk Properties can find you a vacation home with everything you need to make your stay perfect. We offer tastefully decorated homes with large living spaces, comfortable bedrooms, and fully equipped kitchens. Our rentals come with such amenities as dishwashers, washers and dryers, and garages. Every home comes with cable television and free Wi-Fi. Give us a call today at 269-767-6125.