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October 2017

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Events in Saugatuck, Michigan

 

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

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

1 – 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

Sept. 29- Oct. 1, 6-8, 13-15 FALL VINEYARD TOURS

Wine tasting tour in the vineyards! An in depth tour designed to be fun and informative at the same time. Learn about grape growing and winemaking while tasting in the vineyard where the wine is grown. For more information, visit fennvalley.com or call 269-561-2396.

6 HAND BLOWN GLASS SCULPTURE

4-7pm. Exceptional glass sculpture collected in Museums, including the KAM at Hope College. Armstrong DeGraaf International Fine Art, Saugatuck. For more info and exhibit details, 616-836-5875 or adgifa.com

6-8 FENNVILLE GOOSE FESTIVAL, 33nd ANNUAL

Wild Goose Chase 5k, Gosling Run for kids, parade classic car show and more! Downtown Fennville, fennvillegoosefestival.net

7 GALLERY STROLL

Noon – 5pm. Join Good Goods in celebrating the 40th annual Saugatuck Douglas Gallery Stroll. We will be featuring the work of painter Christine Marcus Stone. See Chris at work on Saturday Oct. 7th from 12 – 5pm. Visit our website for more info goodgoods.com or call 269-857-1557 for more information.

7 VINE WINE’D 5K TRAIL RUN

Join us for the most unique race of the season, a scenic 5K/10K or 1 mile tour of our premium wine grape vineyards and surrounding farm. A post-race vineyard party with wine, music and food immediately follows the race. For more information, call 269-561-2396 or go to fennvalley.com

7, 8 BLUE COAST ARTISTS ANNOUNCE 28th ANNUAL STUDIO TOUR

10-6pm. Come experience the creative process of the Blue Coast Artists in action! The 2017 tour includes thirteen working artists' studios located between South Haven and Saugatuck. Each site features demonstrations, original artwork, refreshments and more. Hands-on art making projects, unique art abodes, and fall color makes this creative experience fun for the whole family. The event is free of charge. Lunch will be available for purchase in route. The tour can be completed in one day and a tour map is available at each site or on the web at: www.bluecoastartists.com

7-8 COLUMBUS DAY WEEK-END GALLERY STROLL

12pm-5pm. A spectacular Autumn showing of oil paintings by James Brandess featuring the beautiful colors of Michigan. James Brandess Studios & Gallery. jamesbrandess.com or 269-857-1937

7-8 GALLERY STROLL

12-5pm. Armstrong DeGraaf International Fine Art, Saugatuck. 616-836-5875 or adgifa.com

7, 14, 21, 28 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

10 AFTER 5 NETWORKING – GREATER FENNVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Join us for an evening of networking with Saugatuck Chiropractic & Edward Jones. For more information, visit info@greaterfennville.com

14 CHILI COOKOFF

1-5pm. Local restaurants competing for Best Chiles. Wicks Park in downtown Saugatuck, hosted by Cow Hill Yacht Club, for more info contact 616-886-0749 or cowhill777@yahoo.com

14 2nd SATURDAYS – THE ART OF WINE TASTING

4-6pm. Taste and learn about the art of tasting and making fine wine from special select regions, styles or wineries. Includes education, wine tastes and deliciously paired foods in a beautiful fane art gallery. RSVP recommended. Call 269.857.2330 or go to JPG's events for more information.

21 SAUGATUCK GHOUL FEST

A Saturday filled with Pre-Halloween Fun including ‘The Art of Halloween’ One of a kind Bazaar, Coffin Races, Activities for Kids, Pumpkin Carving Contest, Live Music along with beer and wine tent. For more information, call SDABA at 269-857-1626 or saugatuckdouglas.com

21 MAKE A WISH BENEFIT SHOW

9:30pm. Benefit show and silent auction to raise money for the Make-A-Wish of Michigan Foundation. Cost is $5. The Dunes Resort. dunesresort.com or 269-857-1401

22 STAR OF SAUGATUCK BOAT CRUISES

1pm. Final trip of the season onboard the Star of Saugatuck II for the season. 269-857-4261 or saugatuckboatcruises.com for more information.

28 3rd ANNUAL HALLOWEEN DINNER AT THE KIRBY

5-10pm. Special Halloween Menu before the parade – a 'spooktacular' dinner! $44/pp plus tax, gratuity and beverage. For more information, call 269.857.5472 or visit thekirbyhotel.com

28 SAUGATUCK BREWING COMPANY HALLOWEEN PARTY!

6-10pm. Get spooky with Saugatuck Brewing Company for our annual Halloween Party featuring live music, drink specials and a costume contest with cash prizes! For more information, call 269-857-7222 or visit sbrewing.com

28 ANNUAL FAMILY & PET HALLOWEEN PARADE

3pm. The fun begins at 3:00 pm in Coghlin Park where Just Dogs invites you to bring your furry friends and win prizes for Best Costume! Family Costume Parade and costume contest in downtown Saugatuck - Line up at Mason & Griffith St. at 3:30pm to join the parade, which begins at 4:00pm. Prepare to be judged! Prizes for the best costumes. And don't forget to sign up for the Savenger Hunt. For more information call 269-857-1701

28 J. PETTER GALLERIE’S ANNUAL HALLOWINE PARTY

6:30 - 9pm. Get your inner ghoul on & party in JPG's Barn for the Douglas Pre-Parade bash! Prizes for best costumes, music, cash bar, food & more in a ‘spooky’ old barn. It’s a short walk to the parade following the party. See JPG’s events page for more info. See JPG's events page for more info. 161 N. Blue Star Hwy. Douglas, MI, info@jpettergalleries.com, 269.857.2230, petterwinegallery.com

28 ADULT HALLOWEEN PARADE

10pm. Lineup for the parade is 9:30pm and it begins at 10pm. Please visit douglashalloween.com

28 HALLOWEEN BASH

Immediately following parade in Douglas. Biggest costume party in town, plus karaoke! Cost is $5. The Dunes Resort. dunesresort.com or 269-857-1401

28 FREE RIDES FROM INTERURBAN

7pm-2am. Our treat to you - Free Rides! Stay safe, ride with us in Saugatuck, Douglas, and Saugatuck Township. Interurban, 269-857-1418 or saugatuckinterurban.org

 
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