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.
June 4: Jim Peterik – “The Songs”
June 10: Frances Luke Accord with Chris Dupont
June 12: Michelle Malone
June 21: Devon Allman Band
June 23: Lee DeWyze
June 24: An Evening of Chapin Music featuring The Steve Chapin Band
June 26: Emerging Artist Series with Midwest Hype and Andre & The Giants

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.
June 3: The Purple Xperience
June 10: Steely Dan with Steve Winwood
June 17: Dennis Miller

Hard Rock Café

New Buffalo
Local and regional bands play live each weekend throughout the year.

Live Music at Dablon Winery

Baroda
Enjoy live music as you sip wines from Southwest Michigan’s newest vineyard. Weekly performances in June explore a broad range of genres, from soulful covers to acoustic folk originals.

New Buffalo Classic Car Cruise

June 1, 6-9pm, New Buffalo
Over 80 classic and vintage cars on display. Located on North Whittaker Street. Free to the public, pet and child friendly.

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.

First Friday Art Reception

June 3, Lubeznik Center for the Arts, Michigan City
A multimedia art showcase by youth in partnership with LOK Wishing Tree Foundation.

Saturday Nights Alive

June 4, 6-8pm
A colorful mix of musicians play at the corner of Whittaker and Merchant streets.

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.

Three Oaks Flag Day Celebration

June 10-12, Three Oaks
Family fun Flag Day festivities include live music, hog roast, fireworks and pet parade.

Brew at the Zoo

June 11, The Washington Park Zoo, Michigan City
Enjoy regional craft beer, wine and food as you stroll by alligators, otters and cougars. 21 and over event. $50 admission includes drinks, food and a commemorative tasting glass.

Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival

June 18, Weko Beach, Bridgman
Enjoy countless award-winning Michigan wines, dazzling beach views, and delicious cuisine while listening to live music.

Art and Wine Festival

June 19, Lemon Creek Winery, Berrien Springs
Michigan’s longest running wine festival features live music by Libido Funk Circus, a classic corvette car show, kids’ games, hay rides and more.

5th Annual ARTigras Art and Crafts Festival

June 25, Downtown New Buffalo
Browse arts and crafts and experience live music and art demonstrations downtown during the fifth annual ARTigras Fest. Get in touch with your creative side and join the kids during the chalk the block extravaganza.

Blue Moon Vintage Market

June 24-26, Three Oaks
A monthly pop-up market of vintage and antique furnishings, art, clothing and home accessories displayed by dealers throughout the region.

Independence Day Celebration

June 29 - July 4, New Buffalo
New Buffalo celebrates July 4th with surfing demos, outdoor movies, concerts and more in and around New Buffalo.

Journeyman Distillery Tours

Saturdays, Three Oaks
Come share in 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.

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.

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 & Paddle Boarding Tours

New Buffalo

Explore Lake Michigan and the picturesque Galien River by kayak or stand up paddle board.

Third Coast Surf Shop

New Buffalo
Enjoy surfboard, skimboard and stand up paddle board rentals and lessons.

Oselka Marina

New Buffalo
Jet ski, yacht and boat rentals.

Spring 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 just 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.

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

New Buffalo Bill’s

lunch and dinner

Pierre Anne Creperie

brunch and lunch

Red Arrow Roadhouse

lunch and dinner

Redamak’s

lunch and dinner

Rosie’s

breakfast and lunch

Song Asian Cuisine

lunch and dinner

Spire

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

temporarily closed for renovations

Timothy’s

dinner

Whistle Stop Grocery

breakfast, lunch and gourmet snacks

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

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

Vickers Theatre

independent film

Wine, Beer & Spirits