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Related Member: St. Joseph Today, The Acorn, Crystal Springs Florist & Greenhouses, Inc., Howard Performing Arts Center, Journeyman Distillery, Krasl Art Center, The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, Silver Beach Carousel, Twin City Players, The GhostLight Theatre

Want a Stress-Free December? Here’s how!

Wouldn’t it be great if this December you could relax and enjoy the weeks leading up to the holidays? Attend the festivals and concerts? Not worry about what you still have to buy and whether it will arrive on time? You CAN enjoy a stress-free December! Come to Southwest Michigan this month and get a jump on your shopping. Create even more fun by staying a night or two with your spouse, your mom or sister, or best friends. There are plenty of ways to relax together after a successful day of gift hunting. Plus in November, our hotel rates are some of the best of the year!

Related Member: North Pier Brewing Company

Jay Fettig, owner of North Pier Brewing Company, loves craft beer. So in May 2016, he opened a small microbrewery and taproom on a little corner in the Benton Harbor’s Hill District. It’s an unbeatable location for many reasons. Tucked away from busy streets, it teems with energy. It’s practically on the Harbor Shores Golf Club course, with the cart path curving around the brewery between holes 13 and 14. It’s a stone throw from the popular Benton Harbor Arts District, Lake Michigan beaches, hiking/biking/x-country ski trails, Paw Paw River paddle sports and the annual Steelhead Triathlon route. The location is great but what’s exceptional is the customer service and what pours from the taps.

Show Your Makers Trail Passport | Now-April 30, 2020 | Earn Cool Prizes

The trees in Southwest Michigan are starting to show their brilliant fall colors and over the next few weeks, our countryside and lakeshore will become more and more beautiful. One of the best ways to take in our annual leaf show is to follow our Makers Trail, trying the craft wines, beers, ciders and spirits our region is renowned for. But besides tasting great beverages, you can earn prizes on this fall color tour.

Related Member: Southwest Michigan Symphony Orchestra

For 14 seasons, audiences and musicians have held a collective breath as Robin Fountain raises his conductor’s baton. With a swoosh of his arm, everyone exhales as music notes make hearts swell with joy, pound with fear, beat peacefully or shatter with deep sadness. No one plays on peoples’ emotions like Maestro Fountain, music director of the Southwest Symphony Orchestra (SMSO).

Creative Pursuit Game | Now-May 20, 2020 | 19 Art/Theater/Museum Venues in SW Michigan

September is one of our most colorful months of the year. Our orchards are bright with golden and crimson apples, our markets with plump pumpkins and mums, and our tree-lined streets and forests are turning brilliant scarlet, amber and orange. But in Southwest Michigan, you can take an indoor fall color tour that will wow you, too. It’s our Creative Connections to 19 participating arts and culture sites in Berrien County that showcase colorful creations and productions. And if you play our Creative Pursuit Game you also can earn cool prizes!

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