Things to Do

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Seasonal Activities / Events

iRock Jazz Fest

November 8, New Buffalo
iRock Jazz presents its inaugural one-day jazz festival in New Buffalo. Nine local, national and international jazz artists perform in intimate venues, most of which are walkable. $20 ticket includes admission to all performances. $30 ticket also includes admission to the opening ceremony screening of Finding Fela, the film biography of Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti by Academy-award winning documentarian Alex Gibney.

Cocktail Hats & High Tea

November 6, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City
Create a one-of-a-kind cocktail hat with master milliner Amanda Joyner. Treats and tea prepared by Bowler Man Confections.

Opening Reception: Comics & Code and Not Just Your Sunday Comic Strip

November 7, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City
Featuring comic art from the private collection of Paul Pettigrew as well as the work of ten contemporary illustrators, explore this genre-busting art form and its expression of complex and compelling stories. Exhibition continues through November 7.

11th Annual Michiana Humane Society Home Tour

November 8, throughout Harbor Country
Showcasing six spectacular homes, this annual fundraising event features unique architectural details, stunning décor and seasonally decorated grounds.

Tom Chapin

November 8, Acorn Theater, Three Oaks
Accompanied by his guitar, banjo and autoharp, three time Grammy Award winner and folk singer songwriter Tom Chapin performs music and stories spanning his decades-long career.

Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts

November 14, Acorn Theater, Three Oaks
Miles Nielsen (son of Cheap Trick’s Rich Nielsen) and the Rusted Hearts return to Acorn with their original Americana folk sound.

Anna Nalick

November 15, Acorn Theater, Three Oaks
Platinum selling singer songwriter Anna Nalick performs new music, as well as hits from her 2005 album Wreck of the Day. Come early for autographs and pictures at Anna’s VIP Meet & Greet.


November 21, Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo
Since his appearance on American Idol’s fifth season, Chris Daughtry and his namesake anthem rock band have released back-to-back platinum albums, earned four Grammy nominations, and four American Music awards.

Art of Giving Fall Artisan Market

November 22-23, Journeyman Distillery, Three Oaks
An indoor market featuring handcrafted jewelry, vintage home furnishings, clothing, artwork and artisan foods from over 50 regional vendors. Cocktails and live music all day.

The Buckinghams

November 28, Acorn Theater, Three Oaks
Let the nostalgia flow as Chicago sunshine pop band The Buckinghams deliver an evening of memorable originals from their 1960’s roots to today.

Acorn Theater Benefit Concert

November 29, Acorn Theater, Three Oaks
Singer songwriter rocker chicks Anne Harris, Cathy Richardson and Katie Todd team up to present an evening of original music deeply rooted in blues and soul to benefit Acorn Theater.

Teddy Bear Tea

December 7, Marina Grand Resort
Our 14th annual benefit for Toys for Tots promises a magical afternoon of giving, snacking and dancing. Enjoy kid-friendly tea service and treats, chat with Santa, then get your groove on with award-winning kindie band Poochamungas! Admission is $10 per person and a donation of a new, unwrapped toy. For reservations, call 269.469.9900.

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.

November at Acorn Theater

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

November 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.

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, 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!



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

Pierre Anne Creperie

brunch and lunch

Pleasant House

lunch, dinner and drinks

Red Arrow Roadhouse

lunch and dinner


lunch and dinner

(closed for season)


breakfast and lunch


lunch and dinner

Stray Dog Bar & Grill

lunch, dinner and drinks

Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant

lunch and dinner

Terrace Room

dinner and drinks






Captain Mike's Fun Park

(closed for season)

Hesston Steam Museum

I Love Toys & Trains

New Buffalo Township Park & Preserve

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

Washington Park Zoo

Outdoor Activities

Chikaming Township Park & Preserve

Deer Creek Hunt Club

Galien River County Park

New Buffalo Sailing Excursions

(closed for season)

Oselka Marina

boat and wave runner rentals

(closed for season)

Outpost Sports

bike and kayak rentals and lessons

(closed for season)

Stateline Stables

horseback riding

Steel-N-Time Charters

(closed for season)

Third Coast Surf Shop

surf and kayak rentals

(closed for season)

Warren Dunes State Park

Waya Rentals

boat rental

(closed for season)


Abigail Heche



women’s boutique

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

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

Marco Polo

antiques and vintage finds

Mix & Mingle

home furnishings and design

Outpost Sports

bike and kayak rentals and lessons

(closed for season)

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

(closed for season)


vintage, antique, art, design

Urban Soles

men and women’s footwear and accessories


men's and women’s apparel

Whittaker House

men’s and women’s apparel

Theatres / Entertainment

Acorn Theater

live music and theater

Dunes Summer Theatre

community theater

(closed for season)

Vickers Theatre

independent film

Wine, Beer & Spirits