Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Fun Stuff to Do in St. Joe, MI - May 2017

We hope you will bring the whole family to St. Joseph, MI and make a full weekend enjoying a Big Bird Charter fishing trip and taking in other great activities while you're here!  We've been having fun in St. Joe for 34 years (ain't life grand?!) and we're happy to offer up some suggestions.

There's a lot of great activities going on in the month of May 2017. In fact, there are so many we encourage you to check out a full list of activities in St. Joe on our local visitors bureau's website. Here's a link for a full list but some of our favorites are below!

Free Horse-drawn Trolley Rides
Most people aren't aware St. Joe offers free horse-drawn trolley rides through downtown. Many more aren't aware these great rides are FREE!! This can be a great way to kick up your feet after a long walk, can be a nice romantic surprise with your partner or can just be plain old fun for the whole family. You can typically catch a trolley between the hours of 12-3pm during the season but we recommend you check the complete schedule here if you're making plans around it.

Courtesy of St. Joseph Today

BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass: A Taste of Michigan
We're super excited for the upcoming 5th annual BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass. Seriously, who doesn't love those three things?! This event takes place on Saturday, May 20th, 2017 kicking off at noon and running until 8pm. Located in beautiful Whirlpool Centennial Park, come take in the scenery, live tunes, craft beer, wine & delicious BBQ. There are 5 bands scheduled with the headliner, Johnny Lang, taking the stage at 6:45pm. You can view the lineup schedule and participating vendor list here. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 the day of. Kids under the age of 8 are free - get your advanced tickets here.
5th Annual BBQ, Blues and Bluegrass: A Taste of Michigan

Memorial Day Parade
Come enjoy this parade and show your support for our veterans and active duty military serving this great nation of ours. The parade kicks off on Friday, May 26th, 2017 at noon. Beginning at the intersection of Lake Blvd. and Park St., then travels down Lake Blvd. to the John E. N. Howard Bandshell. A short program at the bandshell will be held after the parade. Veterans wishing to walk or ride in the parade please call the St. Joe Today office at 269-985-1111. 

Lemon Creek Winery's Art & Wine Festival
Lemon Creek has been making 100% estate grown & bottled wine for over 33 years. Let's face, wine making is an art of it's own but this festival has many other art exhibits of mediums including hand crafted stained glass, jewelry, pottery, photography and fine art paintings. There is live music and food available, as well. For more info please click here

For those that have never seen all the great things that Southwest Michigan has to offer, stay tuned for our monthly highlighted events in beautiful Saint Joseph.  Big Bird Charters, a salmon and trout fishing charter on Lake Michigan is a great and memorable experience which pairs well with a variety of events going on in St. Joe.  From family trips to a friends getaway, there's plenty of fun for everyone!

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