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July 2017

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Mason Street Warehouse Caberet Performance

Star of Saugatuck, Michigan

Music In The Park, Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan

Fourth of July Festivities, Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan

Fourth of July Festivities, Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan

Fourth of July Festivities, Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan

Fourth of July Festivities, Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan

Fourth of July Festivities, Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan

Dune Rides, Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan

Saugatuck-Douglas, Michigan

 

EXHIBIT – “ROWING THEM SAFELY HOME – LIFESAVING AND SHIPWRECKS ON LAKE MI

See America’s most famous lifesaving boat of 1850, surrounded by Lake Michigan shipwreck and lifesaving stores at the Saugatuck-Douglas History Center. Cost is free. We are located at the old school house at 130 Center St., Douglas. For more information, call (269) 857-5751 or visit sdhistoricalsociety.org

OLD SCHOOL HOUSE AND “BACK IN TIME GARDEN”

Visit Douglas’ historic Union School and stroll West Michigan’s newest garden experience—featuring a rhododendron garden, children’s garden, sensory garden, peach orchard—and more. Indoor exhibits are open seasonally. A free-will donation will be accepted. For more information, call (269) 857-5751 or visit sdhistoricalsociety.org

ARTS & CULTURAL PERFORMANCES, CLASSES AND WORKSHOPS

Year-round for all ages. Saugatuck Center for the Arts. For more information, 269-857-2399 or visit sc4a.org

CORAL GABLES COMEDY CLUB

8pm. Saturdays. Join us at the Comedy Room for an evening of laughs! Located on the lower level at Coral Gables, 220 Water Street, Saugatuck. Professional Stand Up comedy by Nationally Touring Comedians. 269-857-2162 or coralgablescomedyclub.com

1 WATERFRONT INVITATIONAL ART FAIR

10am-5pm. Saugatuck's premier fine arts fair including collection of the finest artists & creaters from the Mid-west and beyond. Overlooking Kalamazoo Lake in Cook Park. Visit saugatuckdouglasartclub.org

1 KIDS COLALITION AGAINST HUNGER – PACKING FOOD

Come to Community Church of Douglas on July 1st, at 9 am, the Kids Coalition Against Hunger will partner with an area wide group of volunteers to assemble highly nutritious, specially formulated and tasty rice-soy casseroles with 21 essential vitamins and minerals, and spend about two hours packaging food.

This is a great opportunity for families and people of all ages (5-95 yrs.!) to help feed hungry children and adults in our local communities and around the world. Last year we packaged 76,032 meals! Community Church of Douglas, 6784 Wiley Rd., Douglas. 269-857-1492 or www.ccofdouglas.org

1 – October 29, SAUGATUCK-DOUGLAS HISTORY MUSEUM 2017 EXHIBITION

Noon – 4PM Award winning museum’s 2017 exhibition is “Cold War|Hot Towns: Saugatuck-Douglas in the 50‘s, 60‘s and 70‘s”. The permanent interactive “super map” allows visitors to learn the history of sites throughout the local communities. Gift shop features local interest books and souvenirs. Special groups tours by request. A free-will donation will be accepted. Mt. Baldhead Park, 735 Park St., Saugatuck. For more information, call (269) 857-5751 or visit sdhistoricalsociety.org

1, 8, 15, 22, 29 BREWERY TOURS

2pm each Saturday. The Saugatuck Brewing Company hosts Brewery Tours on Saturdays throughout the year. Tours include tasting and your choice of logo pint glass or growler. For more information, call (269) 857-7222 or visit sbrewing.com

4 FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS

Downtown Saugatuck at dusk.

4 FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

2pm. Parade in downtown Saugatuck with line-up scheduled at 1:30pm at the Saugatuck High School.

5,12,19,26 MUSIC IN THE PARK

7-9pm. Now in its 21st season, Music in the Park features popular bands playing in Wicks Park Gazebo in Saugatuck. Family and friends are welcome to picnic and dance in this family friendly atmosphere. Rain venue is Coral Gables. Free admission. For more information, call SDABA at 269-857-1626 or saugatuckdouglas.com

6, 13, 20, 27 MUSIC IN THE VINEYARDS

5:30 – 7:30pm. Enjoy live music, $1 off glasses of wine and pints of cider every Thursday evening from June 1st through August 31st. Bring a picnic or purchase snacks from the winery. For more information, call 269-561-2396 or visit fennvalley.com or contact 269-561-2396

6, 13, 20 THURSDAY CONCERT SERIES

7pm-9pm. Concert series at The Carriage House Stage at the Felt Estate. Free Admission. Food & beverage available; no coolers. Friends of the Felt Estate. feltmansion.org or 616-335-3050

6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28 CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL OF SAUGATUCK

7:30pm. Saugatuck Woman’s Club. Classical & contemporary music performed by the finest regional musicians. Call 269-857-1424 or saugatuckmusic.org

7, 14, 21, 28 FARMER’S MARKET

9-3pm. Fridays, May-Sept. Locally grown produce, in-season food, baked goods and flowers. Saugatuck Center for the Arts , 269.857.2399 or sca4.org

7, 14, 21, 28 FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN STUDIOS

7:30-10pm. National and international students, fellows and artists exhibit their work in painting, drawing, ceramics, metals, printmaking and glass. Live auction: 8pm. Art demonstration: 9pm. Free shuttle to Ox-Bow School of Art from St. Peter’s Church in Douglas. Visit ox-bow.org or call 269-857-5811.

8 SAUGATUCK-DOUGLAS ANTIQUE MARKET

10am– 4pm, rain or shine. Up to 150 quality dealers. 2nd Saturday of the month. $2.00 admission – 10-4pm. $5.00 early birds – 8-10am. Admission fees to be donated each month to local organization. Berry Field, downtown Douglas. For more info or for reservations, 616-834-8623 or www.saugatuck-douglasantiquemarket.com

8 OX-BOW SUMMER BENEFIT & ART AUCTION

Join us to celebrate 107 years of educating and inspiring artists. Experience its beautiful campus and participate in a lively art auction, featuring work from distinguished friends and alumni. For ticket info call 312-629-6158 or ox-bow.org

8 2nd SATURDAYS – ART OPENING

4-6pm. Meet J. Petter Galleries’ featured artist(s) at this complimentary artist opening and reception. See JPG's events page for more information on the artist(s) exhibiting for this monthly art event and much more!

11, 18, & 25 SAUGATUCK-DOUGLAS HISTORY CENTER’S TUESDAY TALKS

11AM – Noon. Presentations highlight a variety of aspects of the history of Douglas and Saugatuck. Free for History Center members. $5 for non-members. For more information, call (269) 857-5751 or visit sdhistoricalsociety.org

11, 25 FENNVILLE TUESDAYS IN THE PARK

7-9pm. The Greater Fennville Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the 13th annual Tuesdays in the Park concert series. Free to the public, the concerts are provided by the City of Fennville DDA. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at Fennville District Library. For more information, contact the Greater Fennville Chamber of Commerce at: info@greaterfennville.com

13 SARAH GRAHAM TRUNK SHOW

10am – 10pm. Colorado artist Sarah Graham creates beautiful jewelry, inspired by nature, using 18k gold, diamonds and cobalt chrome steel jewelry. A wide variety of her work will be on hand for two weeks only. Visit our website for more info goodgoods.com or call 269-857-1557 for more information.

13 MUSIC IN THE VINEYARDS

5:30-7:30pm. Start your weekend out right by relaxing at Fenn Valley. In addition to live music we will also feature $1.00 off wine or cider by the glass. Snacks will be available for purchase or guests are welcome to bring food to enjoy. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not required! For more information, go to www.fennvalley.com

13, 27 DOUGLAS SUMMER SOCIALS & HISTORY TROLLEY TOURS

5:30-9pm. Beery Field. Join us in Downtown Douglas Thursday nights in the summer for a gathering with local flair, food, music & much more! Trolley Tours will be narrated by Historical Society 5:30-8pm. sdhistoricalsociety.org or 269-857-1438

14 FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN STUDIOS

7:30-10pm. National and international students, fellows and artists exhibit their work in painting, drawing, ceramics, metals, printmaking and glass. Live auction: 8pm. Art demonstration: 9pm. Free shuttle to Ox-Bow School of Art from St. Peter’s Church in Douglas. Visit ox-bow.org or call 269-857-5811.

14/15, 21/22 SUMMER EVENING COOK-OUTS

6-9pm. Our most popular event each year! Enjoy a relaxing evening in the vineyards enjoying great Michigan wine, food and music. We provide the grill and the meat, you provide the grill master. A buffet with picnic-style sides will also be provided. On-line reservations required. fennvalley.com or call 269-561-2396.

15 THE WILLIAM DUTCHER VINTAGE BASE BALL TEAM

2pm. Ball clubs compete in tournament at Beery Field in downtown Douglas. Dutchers vs. Elkhart County Railroaders BBC. For info and updates, douglasdutchers.org

15 ART ON CENTER

6-8pm. Stroll down Center Street in Douglas and enjoy an evening of fine art! Participating galleries will feature artist receptions, demonstrations or feature new works of art. Call for information 269-857-2175

15 STEPHEN HANSEN EXHIBIT

5-8pm. Great Moments in Art, featuring artist Stephen Hansen. Hansen’s approach is a historical exercise in the unconventional. His ever-famous “painter” becomes an “artist” who discovers the secrets of Rothko, Monet, Van Gogh and others as he integrates his little painter into the painting. For more information, go to waterstreet gallery.com or call (269) 857-8485

20 MUSIC IN THE VINEYARDS

5:30-7:30pm. Start your weekend out right by relaxing at Fenn Valley. In addition to live music we will also feature $1.00 off wine or cider by the glass. Snacks will be available for purchase or guests are welcome to bring food to enjoy. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not required! For more information, go to www.fennvalley.com

22 FAMILY FARM FEST, 10TH ANNUAL

10am-5pm. Experience farm life in this hands-on celebration of country living! Activities the whole family will enjoy! 269-236-6312 or lakeshoreharvestcountry.com

22 LAKESHORE HARVEST COUNTRY 10TH ANNUAL ROAD RALLY

1-5pm. Depart from registration site of DeGrandchamp’s Blueberries in South Haven and have fun enjoying a nice country drive along the lakeshore following fun clues and discovering answers at area farm markets while collecting points for your team! Pre-registration is encouraged. lakeshoreharvestcountry.com

27 MUSIC IN THE VINEYARDS

5:30-7:30pm. Start your weekend out right by relaxing at Fenn Valley. In addition to live music we will also feature $1.00 off wine or cider by the glass. Snacks will be available for purchase or guests are welcome to bring food to enjoy. There is no cost to attend and reservations are not required! For more information, go to www.fennvalley.com

28 FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN STUDIOS

7:30-10pm. National and international students, fellows and artists exhibit their work in painting, drawing, ceramics, metals, printmaking and glass. Live auction: 8pm. Art demonstration: 9pm. Free shuttle to Ox-Bow School of Art from St. Peter’s Church in Douglas. Visit ox-bow.org or call 269-857-5811.

28-30 VENETIAN FESTIVAL

"Kickoff Celebration" Under the tent, Friday at 5:30pm, live music, spirits, wine and food at Coghlin Park; Saturday, 10am Art Fair, 1pm Dinghy Poker Run (boat race), 9:15pm Boat Parade and 10pm Fireworks. 616-836-5849 or saugatuckvenetianfest.org

29 VILLAGE SQUARE ART & FINE CRAFTS FAIR

10am-5pm. Over 100 artists and crafters display their work in the heart of Downtown Saugatuck. Visit saugatuckdouglasartclub.org

30 ALLEGAN ANTIQUE MARKET

8am-4pm. Michigan’s largest antique show, the last Sunday of the month, April-Sept. New dealers every event featuring every field of antiques and collectibles. Most dealers indoors or under cover – Overnight camping at fairgrounds. Admission $4. 616-735-3333, alleganantiques.com

 
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