Festivals & Events

South Haven and the area have events scheduled all year long. For the most up- to-date listings, head to SouthHaven.org and check the Events Calendar.
Here are some of our favorite annual events in and around South Haven.

  • South Haven Farm Market – Wednesday and Saturdays May through October
  • South Haven Center for the Arts – Exhibits and classes throughout the year
  • Riverfront Outdoor Concert Series – May, June, July, August
  • Sail the Friends Good Will and hear the history of this replica of an 1810 merchant vessel
  • Michigan Maritime Museum Lecture Series – March, April, May
  • Cruise Down the River in the Lindy Lou, a replica of fantail river launch
  • Salt of the Earth, a Fennville restaurant, starts its Sunday Night Music Series in April…
  • Allegan Antiques Huge Market starts the last Sunday of the month, May – September
  • Saugatuck Center for the Arts features plays and musicians


  • Ice Breaker Festival 


  • Chocolate, Wine & Jazz Fest 


  • Annual Member Artist Exhibit (over 70 years) 
  • Blessing of the Fleet and Season Kick-Off Fish Fry 
  • South Haven Speakers Series 
  • Tulip Time 


  • Mermaid Festival 
  • HarborFest   
  • Annual Sherman’s Ice Cream Social 
  • Festival of Cars
  • Antique & Classic Boat Show 


  • Light Up the Lake! Fireworks
  • 4th of July Parade 
  • Annual Fish Boil Dinner 
  • Garden Walk
  • Annual South Haven Art Fair (a happening for over 60 years) 
  • Annual Lake Shore Harvest Road Rally 
  • Venetian Festival in Saugatuck 
  • Waterfront International Art Fair in Saugatuck 
  • Village Square Art Fair in Saugatuck 


  • Blueberry Festival and Craft Fair (almost 60 years)– second weekend in August
  • Festival 5K Run & Walk 


  • Annual All Crafts Fair 
  • South Haven Jazz Festival
  • Annual Mt. Baldhead Challenge
  • Annual Crane’s CiderFest 
  • Annual Lakeshore Harvest Ride


  • Annual Blues Coast Artists Tour 
  • The Vine Wine’d – 5K or 1 mile tour of through vineyards, meadow and forest
  • Fennville’s Annual Goose Festival
  • Douglas Halloween Adults Parade


  • Saugatuck Film Festival
  • Mistletoe Market 
  • Holiday in the Park 


  • Holiday Home Tour 
  • New Year’s Eve in the Haven