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Tribute to Elton John and Billy Joel

Over the next few weeks, visiting Southwest Michigan is a treat for all of your senses. Crunch into a Honey Crisp apple dipped in creamy caramel. Hold a hefty orange pumpkin as you jostle along in a hay-filled wagon. Feel chills race down your spine in an eerie haunted house. Sit on the edge of your seat as two amazing musicians take to the stage ...

Eden Springs - Train

For 4-year-old Jamie, this miniature train ride was the thrill of a lifetime. Sitting beside his grandpa, in the open-air coach, he could hear the clacking of the wheels and watch the steam billow from the engine’s stack. This was like being pulled by Thomas the Tank Engine!

Chalk The Block

Come to see this amazing street art before it disappears! Chalk the Block returns to downtown St. Joseph for its 22nd year. Because chalk art isn’t permanent, it’s a this-weekend-only chance to see creations by regional artists before traffic and rain erases them away. So slip on your slides or flip-flops, apply sunscreen and embrace summer in Southwest Michigan:

Chalk The Block

Renowned chalk artist Nate Baranowski is returning to St. Joseph this year for Chalk the Block, Aug. 3-5. This past spring, he was a featured artist at the KitchenAid Senior PGA where he painted a 3-D “Hang 10” scene of kiteboarding over the Harbor Shores Golf Course and Lake Michigan. The former Floridian bases from a studio in Chicago, but his wife Jill has family in South Bend, Ind. and St. Joseph.

Art Fair on the Bluff

In July, summer festival fun comes on fast and furious in and around St. Joseph. This is an easy month to pile on happy memories whether with family, friends or solo. The best way to ensure you won’t miss out on any of the good times is to make plans now to stay over in one of our lodgings along Lake Michigan. Below are a few must-do suggestions; you’ll find more here. Hope we’ll see you often this summer:

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