Chalk the Block: Activities All Weekend Long | Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council

Chalk the Block: Activities All Weekend Long

An artist at work at Chalk The Block.

On August 4-6, St. Joseph, Mich., is packing in as much summer family fun as it can! While chalk-wielding artists take center stage, there is plenty of entertainment for all ages in this Lake Michigan resort town. Here are some must-dos:

Chalk the Block

For years, regional artists have been creating beautiful works of art out of chalk pastels using the downtown streets of St. Joseph as their canvas. This year they’ll be mapping out their ideas and transforming them into masterpieces on Broad St. between Lake Blvd. and State St. Artists draw whatever they choose so each piece is unique. You can watch the artists at work starting on Friday evening and view their finished pieces all day Saturday and Sunday. Walking by, you’ll see why this free event is a perennial favorite for thousands of locals and visitors.

Friday, August 4:

Friday Night Concert Series at the John E.N. Howard Band Shell: 7 p.m.
Bring your friends and family and enjoy a FREE concert on the bluff overlooking the St. Joseph River and Lake Michigan. Groove to the sounds of jazz, big band, classic hits and more. 

Saturday, August 5:

Farmers Market: 9 a.m-2 p.m.
Find Southwest Michigan’s best local produce at the St. Joseph Farmers Market located at Lake Bluff Park. A nice selection of wines and cheeses are also available.

Summer Movies in the Park- Sonic 2 at Milton Park: 7:30 pm

What’s better than enjoying a family movie beneath the stars? Bring your blankets and chairs and settle in at Milton Park (1524 Niles Ave.) for the FREE Summer movies in the Park series presented by the City of St. Joseph. 

Sunday, August 6:

View the Completed Chalk Art: all day; judging at noon

Antiques on the Bluff: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Shop for antiques in Lake Bluff Park, rain or shine, all while enjoying a beautiful view of Lake Michigan.

Municipal Band Concert: 7 p.m.
Listen to the St. Joseph Municipal Band perform at the John E. N. Howard Band Shell! The concert is FREE and is brought to you by the City of St. Joseph. What a great way to end your weekend.

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