Things to Do

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Seasonal Activities / Events

Independence Day Celebration

July 3, New Buffalo Beach
Southwest Michigan Symphony orchestra performs a free concert followed by fireworks on the beach.

Family Movies on the Beach

July 4-6, New Buffalo Beach
Enjoy family favorites under the stars through the holiday weekend.

3rd Annual Corsets, Whips & Whiskey

July 5, Journeyman Distillery, Three Oaks
Enjoy live music, outdoor food vendors and cocktail features at this day-into-night holiday celebration.

A Piano with Three Tales

July 5, Acorn Theater, Three Oaks
Hailed as 'a masterwork' by Chicago Reader, this production for the young and young-at-heart combines classical piano with innovative puppetry to create wondrous storytelling without words. Presented by Three Oaks Theater Festival.

The Magic Parlour

July 5, Lakeside Inn, Lakeside
Award winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins presents an evening of sophisticated tom-foolery, mind-blowing magic and mind reading. A truly unique entertainment experience presented by Three Oaks Theater Festival at the historic Lakeside Inn.

Train in Concert

July 11, Four Winds Casino, New Buffalo
Grammy award-winning pop-rock band Train performs at Four Winds Casino’s Silver Creek Event Center.

Harbor Country Opera

July 12, New Buffalo Performing Arts Center
Isalo Jones is joined by tenor John Concepcion and baritone Bill McMurray to perform works from La Boheme, Les Miserables and The Pearl Fishers.

Casey Abrams

July 13, Acorn Theater, Three Oaks
2011 American Idol finalist Casey Abrams continues to tour and sell out shows promoting his self-titled debut album of rock, blues and jazz-inspired songs. A Harbor Country favorite, back by popular demand.

Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie

July 18 & 19, Acorn Theater, Three Oaks
A joyous, moving theatrical concert event depicting the fascinating life of folk singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie through his words and music. Presented by Three Oaks Theater Festival.

7th Annual Vintage Blues Bash

July 19, Lemon Creek Winery, Berrien Springs
Three live bands, wine tasting and food on the grounds of Lemon Creek’s pastoral winery.

Kids' Beach Camps

Monday-Friday through August 8, New Buffalo Beach
Third Coast Surf Shop’s weekly half-day camp for kids. Surf, skimboard, sandboard, and lots of other fun beach activities.

Blackbird Crossing, a Vintage Market

July 25-28, Three Oaks
A monthly pop-up market of vintage and antique furnishings, art, clothing and home accessories displayed by dealers from throughout the region.

Exit Strategy

July 26 & 27, Acorn Theater, Three Oaks
A comic, tragic and ultimately inspiring look into the lives Chicago Pubic School teachers as they try to save their school from closure. Jackalope Theater's four-star (Chicago Tribune) production and cast, presented by Three Oaks Theater Festival.

Music in the Pavilion

Wednesdays, New Buffalo Township Memorial Park
A weekly concert series featuring some of the area’s most talented singers and songwriters. In addition to the pavilion, the park includes a playground, splash park, nature trail, basketball and volleyball courts.

Music in the Park

Saturdays in July, Dewey Cannon Park, Three Oaks
Enjoy live music as you picnic on the lawn of Three Oak’s historic park.

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 Vineyards

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. – Special event date added for July 4.

Skip's Open Air European Farmers Market

Saturdays & Sundays, New Buffalo
Locally grown seasonal produce, gourmet foods, fresh cut flowers, crafts and more.

July 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 July feature an eclectic array of live music, theater, comedy and storytelling.

July 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

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, 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

Hello Donuts


lunch, dinner and drinks


coffee market, wine, beer and gourmet snacks

Luisa’s Café

breakfast and lunch

Mesa Luna

brunch and dinner

Michigan Thyme 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


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

I Love Toys & Trains

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

Catherine Doll

women's fashion, art and gifts

Center of the World Woodshop

handcrafted Art & Crafts furnishing

Charm Cottage


Customs Imports

home furnishings and pottery


women's boutique


garden-inspired gifts and home furnishings

French Twist

designer fashions

Go Fish

antique and vintage

Granor Farm Store

organic fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers

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

Little Princess Treasures

children's clothing and accessories
baby equipment rental


sustainable foods and cured meats

Lovell & Whyte

home furnishings

Marco Polo

antiques and vintage finds

Margaret Sullivan

women’s apparel and jewelry

Mix & Mingle

home furnishings and design

Outpost Sports

bike and kayak rentals and lessons

Season's Harvest

gourmet sauces and gifts


vintage and modern

Third Coast Surf Shop

surf clothing and gear


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