Things to Do

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Seasonal Activities / Events

Acorn Theater

Three Oaks

A turn-of-the-century corset factory turned live performance theater, the Acorn Theater is a Harbor Country jewel. Live music, theater, comedy and storytelling.
August 4: Brother StarRace & Slim Gypsy Baggage
August 12: Dave Stamey
August 13: Bette – Live at the Continental Baths
August 14: Blacklisted – Songs McCarthy Didn’t Want You to Hear
August 19: Peter Asher and Albert Lee
August 20: Beckie Menzie & Tom Michael in “The Piano Men”
August 21: The Signal – A Doo Wop Rhapsody
August 24: Andy McKee with Owen Campbell
August 26: Keith Harkin Band
August 28: Emerging Artist Series with StarHeart & The Paul Erdman Band
August 30: Tiffany

Silver Creek Event Center

New Buffalo
From rock, to country, to stand-up comedy, Silver Creek Event Center features some of the greatest names in show business.
August 5: Cheap Trick
August 19: Brian Regan
August 27: Seal

New Buffalo Classic Car Cruise

August 3, 6-9pm, New Buffalo
More than 80 classic and vintage cars on display on North Whittaker Street. Free to the public, pet and child friendly.

32nd Annual Ship & Shore Festival

August 12-14, Downtown, New Buffalo
Enjoy live music, local food, kids activities, an art and craft marketplace and fireworks on the Lake Michigan shore. Adults $5, children 12 and under are free.

Round Barn Harvest Party

August 20-21, Round Barn Winery, Baroda
Celebrate the grape harvest and Round Barn’s 24th Anniversary with handcrafted wines, beer, cocktails and food. Outdoor activities for kids include face painting, grape stomping and more.

Lubeznik Art & Artisan Festival

August 20-21, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City
Immerse yourself in a weekend of live performances, regional art, and Michigan craft beer, wine and food. $15 for a two-day pass.

Blue Moon Vintage Market

August 26-28, Three Oaks
A monthly pop-up market of vintage and antique furnishings, art, clothing and home accessories displayed by dealers throughout the region.

Saturday Nights Alive

Saturdays, 6-8pm
A colorful mix of musicians play at the corner of Whittaker and Merchant streets.

New Buffalo Farmers Market

Thursdays, 4-8pm, New Buffalo
Meet local farmers, craft food producers and artisans on the corner of North Whittaker and Merchant Streets. Enjoy live music as you shop Michigan fruit, flowers, jams, baked goods and other handmade products.

Journeyman Distillery Tours

Friday-Sunday, 12:30-7:15pm, Three Oaks
Journeyman distillers share the history of the Featherbone Factory as well as the step-by-step of spirit making. A tasting in the industrial-chic lounge follows the tour. For more information, visit

Hard Rock Café

New Buffalo
Local and regional bands play live every weekend.

Live Music at Dablon Winery

Sundays, Baroda
Enjoy live music as you sip Michigan wine. Weekly performances in July explore a broad range of genres, from soulful covers to acoustic folk originals.

Jammin' in the Vineyard

Saturday and Sunday afternoons, Round Barn Winery, Baroda
Enjoy live entertainment and Round Barn wines, spirits and microbrews on the beautiful vineyard grounds.

Vickers Theatre

Three Oaks
A 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.

Dunes Summer Theater

Michigan City
Nestled in the trees near the Lake Michigan shoreline sits a treasure chest of talent and entertainment. This open air theater has something for everyone with cult classics, award-winning musicals and children’s productions.

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.

Whittaker Woods Golf Club

New Buffalo
Carved from woods and wetlands, this course offers a serene golf experience immersed in nature.

Harbor Country Adventures

New Buffalo
Get out on the water with a thrilling high-speed Sea Rocket Adventure, boat or jet ski rental. Or taste your way through Harbor Country’s best wineries with the Stem & Stein bus tour.

Galien River Kayak & Stand Up Paddle Board Tours

Third Coast Surf Shop, New Buffalo
Outpost Sports, New Buffalo

Explore Lake Michigan and the beautiful Galien River by kayak or stand up paddleboard. Rentals are available every day of the week.

Oselka Marina

New Buffalo
Jet ski, yacht and boat rentals.

Summer 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 take a stroll along the New Buffalo Public Beach. Hiking guides available at the front desk.

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.

Stateline Stables Horseback Riding

La Porte
This beautiful 30-acre horse farm offers trail rides, lessons and camps for all ages. An indoor arena, two outdoor arenas and nature trails provide ample opportunity to saunter and explore.

Hesston Steam Museum

This interactive outdoor museum features three working railroads, a sawmill, electric power plant and rustic blacksmith shop. Don’t miss The Depot Store, Doc’s Soda Fountain or Uncle B’s Smokehouse.

Stateline Blueberries

Michigan City and La Porte
Start a fun and tasty family tradition of summer blueberry picking. Gather bucketfuls of ripe fruit and snack as you go.

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!



Bentwood Tavern

brunch, lunch and dinner

Blue Plate Café

breakfast and lunch

Brewster's Italian Cafe

lunch and dinner

Café Gulistan


Casey's Bar & Grill

lunch, dinner and drinks

David’s Delicatessen

breakfast and lunch


breakfast and lunch

Jackie’s Cafe

breakfast and lunch


lunch, dinner and drinks


coffee market, wine, beer and gourmet snacks

Luisa’s Café

breakfast and lunch

Mesa Luna

brunch and dinner

Nani's Café

breakfast and lunch

New Buffalo Bill’s

lunch and dinner

Pierre Anne Creperie

brunch and lunch

Red Arrow Roadhouse

lunch and dinner


lunch and dinner


breakfast and lunch

Song Asian Cuisine

lunch and dinner


lunch and dinner

Staymaker at Journeyman Distillery

lunch and dinner

Stray Dog Bar & Grill

lunch, dinner and drinks

Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant

lunch and dinner

Terrace Room




Whistle Stop Grocery

breakfast, lunch and gourmet snacks




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


Abigail Heche



women’s boutique


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


women's boutique


garden-inspired gifts and home furnishings

French Twist

designer fashions

Go Fish

antique and vintage

Harbert Antique Mall


Hearthwoods Custom Furnishings

home furnishings


vintage furniture, home décor and art

Ipso Facto

antique, vintage and unique furnishings and objects

Lakeside Antiques

antique mall


Lighthouse Place Premium Outlets


sustainable foods and cured meats

Lovell & Whyte

home furnishings

Marmalade Boutique

designer fashions

Mix & Mingle

home furnishings and design

Outpost Sports

bike and kayak rentals and lessons


women’s consignment boutique

Sawyer Home & Garden Center

home décor, garden supplies, gourmet goods and local produce

Season's Harvest

gourmet sauces and gifts


vintage and modern

Third Coast Surf Shop

surf clothing and gear


handcrafted home furnishings


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

Vickers Theatre

independent film

Wine, Beer & Spirits