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Best Times to Visit South Haven

South Haven, Michigan is one of the Midwest’s most popular vacation spots. Located in what was once known as “the Catskills of the Midwest,” the town is most popular in the spring and summer when visitors can enjoy swimming boating, and the beach. However, there are a lot of fantastic events all year long, making any time the best times to visit Lake Michigan. Fall and winter offer everything from apple picking and armored battles to a beautiful Christmas in the snow.


Autumn brings The Fennville Goose Festival. This bird-centric event offers rides, games, and even a parade to its attendees. You can also enjoy a hayride to a cranberry bog on Cranberry Harvest Days. Peanuts fans will appreciate the “Search for the Great Pumpkin,” an event that celebrates Linus’s quest for a pumpkin patch sincere enough for his elusive savior to visit. Nearby Holland Michigan holds its annual Knights of the Realm, a medieval festival with an armored battle and a costume contest.


Winter events include the FennMagic Holiday Makers Market. Held in Fennville, MI, the market offers small works from over 60 local artists. The event takes place at the Root Café, where you can enjoy some tasty eats. The Annual Holliday Home Tour will give you a chance to see how some of South Haven’s most tasteful residences decorate. If you are looking for a quiet way to spend your New Year’s, you may want to check out New Year’s Eve in the Haven. The event goes from 7:00 pm to midnight and features food, drinks and party favors.


Spring brings beautiful flowers, thunderstorms, and boating to all the towns around Lake Michigan. Area events include the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Holland, which includes a scavenger hunt for 10 pots of gold, and the Tulip Festival, which is one of Holland’s most popular and sweetest smelling events.

If you’d rather spend your vacation learning, you can attend the annual Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series, where famous economists from around the world and other important folks come to enlighten attendees with their ideas.


There are many beaches to enjoy in the state and some of the most beautiful are in Van Buren County. Making the summer the best times to visit Lake Michigan for nature lovers. You can take a hike or bike ride down a beautiful wooded trail, take a scenic car trip or walk across a covered bridge. There are plenty of wine tours and tastings at St Jude’s which is the area’s oldest winery.

Where to Stay When You Visit Lake Michigan

No matter when you decide to visit Lake Michigan, you will need a place to stay. The vacation experts at Beachwalk Properties can find you the perfect home. Give us a call at 269-767-6125.