Support local establishments in Southwest Michigan’s social districts | Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council
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Welcome! Make yourself at home

You may be wondering what a social district is. We know locals and visitors alike enjoy our local eats and drinks, but they almost always have to choose one or two over the rest at a time. We’re eliminating that choice for you!

We’ve seen several cities implement social districts and we loved it so much, we brought it to Southwest Michigan. Within these social districts, you can purchase food and alcoholic drinks from participating businesses and consume them in outdoor common areas. This means you can window shop, try multiple local creations and support local businesses recovering from the pandemic while you’re at it!

Learn more about our social districts in St. Joseph and Bridgman below.

Here’s how it works:

The following maps show each location’s social district outlined in blue.
Participating businesses are marked with red stars.

St. Joseph

Participating businesses:

St. Joseph's Social District


Hours: 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. every day year-round

Participating businesses:

Bridgman's Social District


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