Things to Do


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Seasonal Activities / Events

59th Annual Hesston Steam & Power Show

September 4-7, Hesston Steam Museum, La Porte
Take a train ride to the past at this weekend family festival of all things steam. Locomotive rides, tractor, crane and saw mill demos, county fair-style food stands and a vintage ice cream counter are all part of the fun.

19th Annual Harvest Festival

September 12, Lemon Creek Winery, Berrien Springs
Celebrate the fruits of the year’s labor with live music, wine tastings, food, hayrides, arts and craft vendors, and boutique mobile fashion merchant Luxe Wagon.

Cocktails & Cars

September 12, Round Barn Winery, Baroda
Browse new and vintage foreign sports cars as you enjoy live music and Round Barn wines, spirits or microbrews on the beautiful vineyard grounds.

Blue Moon Vintage Market

September 25-27, Three Oaks
A monthly pop-up market of vintage and antique furnishings, art, clothing and home accessories displayed by dealers from throughout the region.

6th Annual Weko Beach Brewers Fest

September 28, Weko Beach, Bridgman
An annual fall festival featuring live music, food and Michigan's premier craft brewers on Lake Michigan's beautiful Weko Beach.

42nd Apple Cider Century Bicycle Tour

September 27, downtown Three Oaks
The Midwest's largest recreational/social tour for casual to expert riders. Seven routes ranging in length from 15 to 100 miles through the orchards, forests and vineyards of Harbor Country.

Journeyman Distillery Tours

Saturdays, Three Oaks
Journeyman distillers share the history of the Featherbone Factory building as well as the step-by-step of spirit making. A tasting in the industrial-chic lounge follows the tour.

Jammin' in the Vineyard

Saturdays & Sundays, Round Barn Winery, Baroda
Enjoy live music and Round Barn wines, spirits and microbrews on the beautiful vineyard grounds. Make it a picnic with food from the cafe.

Skip's Open Air European Farmers Market

Saturdays & Sundays, Skip’s Restaurant, New Buffalo
While enjoying live entertainment, visitors will find an array of locally grown seasonal produce, handcrafted home goods, fresh cut flowers, arts and crafts and so much more.

September at Acorn Theater

Three Oaks

A turn of the century corset factory turned live performance theater, the Acorn is a Harbor Country jewel. Performances in September feature an eclectic array of live music, theater, comedy and storytelling.

September at Vickers Theatre

Three Oaks
Another turn of the century building lovingly restored into a beautiful film house and gallery. The Vickers offers a well-curated selection of independent and foreign films.

Live Music at Hard Rock Café

Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo
Regionally and nationally known bands perform nightly at Harbor Country’s newest music venue.

Four Winds Casino

New Buffalo
Gaming fans will find a Vegas-caliber casino set deep in the woods, just minutes away, at Four Winds Casino. Don't feel like driving? Enjoy complimentary shuttle service.

Southwest Michigan Wine Trail Tours

Maps are available at the Front Desk for an easy self-guided tour to our fifteen area vineyards and wineries. Or, if you prefer to explore the wine trail without having to worry about driving, private charters and hop-on tours are available through Leisure Limousine, Grape & Grain Tours, and Fruitful Vine Wine Tours.

Galien River Kayak and SUP Tours

New Buffalo
Explore Lake Michigan and the picturesque Galien River by kayak or stand up paddleboard.

Surfboard, Skimboard and SUP Rentals and Lessons

Third Coast Surf Shop, New Buffalo

Jet Ski and Boat Rentals

Oselka Marina, New Buffalo

Fishing & Sunset Cruise Charters

Oselka Marina, New Buffalo
Lake Michigan offers freshwater fishing at its finest. Fishing charters may be arranged with Steel-n-Time Charters, Cap’n D Fishing Charters or Fisher of Men.

Fall Hiking

Harbor Country offers great hiking in diverse settings. Explore Warren Dunes State Park, Chikaming Park & Preserve, Robinson Woods, Warren Woods and Galien River County Park. Or bundle up and walk for miles on New Buffalo’s majestic public beach.

Deer Creek Hunt Club

Three Oaks
Three sporting clay courses and upland bird hunting on 500 acres of beautiful ravine woodlands, streams, rolling hills and contoured cover fields.

Shopping and Gallery Tours

Harbor Country is loaded with unique places to shop, but some of the best are located just off the beaten path. We can design individual mini-tours by town or by interest. Please inquire when making your reservation – we’ll have a list of shops, hours and directions ready for you at check-in!

Casinos

Dining

Bentwood Tavern

brunch, lunch and dinner

Blue Plate Café

breakfast and lunch

Brewster's Italian Cafe

lunch and dinner

Café Gulistan

dinner


Casey's Bar & Grill

lunch, dinner and drinks

David’s Delicatessen

breakfast and lunch

Froehlich’s

breakfast and lunch

Jackie’s Cafe

breakfast and lunch

Jimmy's

lunch, dinner and drinks

Joe

coffee market, wine, beer and gourmet snacks

Luisa’s Café

breakfast and lunch

Mesa Luna

brunch and dinner

Nani's Café

breakfast and lunch

Pierre Anne Creperie

brunch and lunch

Pleasant House

lunch, dinner and drinks

Red Arrow Roadhouse

lunch and dinner

Redamak’s

lunch and dinner

Rosie’s

breakfast and lunch

Spire

lunch and dinner

Stray Dog Bar & Grill

lunch, dinner and drinks

Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant

lunch and dinner

Terrace Room

dinner and drinks

Timothy’s

dinner

Galleries

Golf

Kids

Captain Mike's Fun Park

Hesston Steam Museum

New Buffalo Township Park & Preserve

playground, splash park, basketball, bocce, volleyball, nature trails and amphitheatre

Washington Park Zoo

Outdoor Activities

Shopping

Abigail Heche

jewelry

Adelaide

women’s boutique

AP

designer fashions, jewelry and textiles

Catherine Doll

women's fashion, art and gifts

Center of the World Woodshop

handcrafted Art & Crafts furnishing

Customs Imports

home furnishings and pottery

Darling

women's boutique

Frecklefarm

garden-inspired gifts and home furnishings

French Twist

designer fashions

Go Fish

antique and vintage

Harbert Antique Mall

269.469.0977

Hearthwoods Custom Furnishings

home furnishings

Hoity-Toity

vintage furniture, home décor and art

Ipso Facto

antique, vintage and unique furnishings and objects

Lakeside Antiques

antique mall

269.469.7717

Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets

Local

sustainable foods and cured meats

Lovell & Whyte

home furnishings

Marco Polo

antiques and vintage finds

Marmalade Boutique

designer fashions

Mix & Mingle

home furnishings and design

Outpost Sports

bike and kayak rentals and lessons

Posh

women’s consignment boutique

Sawyer Home & Garden Center

home décor, garden supplies, gourmet goods and local produce

Season's Harvest

gourmet sauces and gifts

Sojourn

vintage and modern

Third Coast Surf Shop

surf clothing and gear

Trestle

handcrafted home furnishings

Trilogy

vintage, antique, art, design

Urban Soles

men and women’s footwear and accessories

Whittaker House

men’s and women’s apparel

Theatres / Entertainment

Acorn Theater

live music and theater

Dunes Summer Theatre

community theater

Vickers Theatre

independent film

Wine, Beer & Spirits