By request, we present our curated picks for events along the south Michigan shore this season. Gatherings for fans of music, wine, art and design, plus some memory-making small-town moments.
Blue Moon Vintage Market
April 26-28 | May 24-27 | Three Oaks, MI
An expansive monthly market featuring vintage, primitive and architectural treasures sourced by pickers across the country. Artfully staged with new finds every month, Blue Moon has earned a devoted fan following of collectors, designers and diy-ers.
Jammin’ in the Vineyard at Round Barn Winery
Saturdays and Sundays beginning May 4 | Baroda, MI
The best party on the wine trail happens every weekend at Round Barn. Guests enjoy live music, food trucks, wine, beer, spirits and plenty of space to play, dance and relax. The friendly folks here have absolutely mastered this scene. $5
Three Oaks Spring Stroll
May 11 | Three Oaks, MI
Charming downtown Three Oaks stays open late to celebrate spring. Explore new merch in shops, studios and galleries while savoring treats, libations and conversation. We love the festive, social vibe, especially in the pre-dinner hours.
St. Mary’s Fest
May 23-27 | New Buffalo, MI
Old-school, small-town family fun just like you remember it. Carnival rides and games, delicious food your doctor would not approve of, and a beer tent with live music covering all the classics. You know exactly what this is. Go ahead, enter the time machine.
John Primer and the Real Deal Blues Band at The Acorn
May 24 | Three Oaks, MI
John Primer is a living legend. Having played or recorded with a who’s who of blues greats including Gary Clark Jr., Derek Trucks, and Buddy Guy to name a few, Primer has earned three Grammy nominations and a number of Lifetime Achievement Awards. You Can’t Paint the Blues without Primer. $25
New Work by Michael McGuire at Sojourn
May 24-27 | Sawyer, MI
Artist Michael McGuire’s drawings can be graphic, architectural, and optically abstract. See new work, including a series of botanicals commissioned by Sojourn, throughout the holiday weekend. For the occasion, Field & Florist will stock cut flower arrangements fresh from their nearby farm, and Bliss Hill Plant Co. will offer special discounts on succulents and cacti curated with the shop’s beautiful collection of handcrafted planters. Artist’s reception Sunday from 3-7.
Tasting Menu Opening Reception at Judith Racht Gallery
May 25 | Harbert, MI
Judith Racht welcomes her 34th season with a show that celebrates longtime gallery favorites, as well as newcomers. Titled Tasting Menu, the exhibition will include work by David Zimmermann, Catherine Maize, Mark DeBernadi, Louise Pappageorge, Didier Nolet, Mark Mulhearn, Don Getsug, Linda Hoffhines, Floyd Gompf, Elizabeth Coyne, and Kass Copeland, all of whom will be examined in greater detail in subsequent shows throughout the year. The 6-8pm reception includes drinks and bites, with a live auction of artist-embellished chairs to benefit the Jacob K. Brown Contemporary Art Museum following.
Granor Farm Dinners & Brunch
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays beginning May 31 | Three Oaks, MI
Family-style meals prepared with uber-fresh produce from Granor’s lovely organic farm. Take a tour, shop the farmstand, then sit down to a truly memorable meal by chef Abra Berens. Without a doubt, the most down-to-earth, engaging, and delicious dining experience in the region. $45-85
Heartland Alliance | Designs For Dignity Home + Garden Tour
June 8 | throughout Harbor Country
Spend a day scouting the recent work of acclaimed designers, architects and landscapers on this tour of exquisite homes and gardens along the Lake Michigan shore. Proceeds benefit Heartland Alliance and Designs For Dignity. $95
Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival
June 15 | Sawyer, MI
Explore the wine trail without ever leaving the beach at the Lake Michigan AVA’s largest and longest-running wine fest. Live music, food trucks, and select vintages from 18 wineries set beneath the towering dunes of Warren Dunes State Park. $15-35
Father’s Day Festival at Lemon Creek Winery
June 16 | Berrien Springs, MI
Family fun on the grounds of this scenic winery, farm, and vineyard. Kick back with live music, kids games, hayrides, a classic Corvette car show and, of course, wine tasting. Catered food is available, but picnics are welcome.
For more south Michigan shore events, visit our friends at Harbor Country Chamber of Commerce.