Thursday, June 8, 2017

Fun Stuff To Do in St. Joseph, Michigan - June 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 June 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!

St. Joe Farmers Market - June 10, 17 & 24th
Saturday morning at the Market includes succulent fruits and vegetables, jams, honey, hearth-baked breads and fine pastries, perennials, cut flowers, organic vegetables and so much more!

Take the time to chat with vendors who will share recipes, planting recommendations and cooking tips. You don't want to miss out on some of the freshest local foods available in the area. The number of vendors and products offered continues to grow!

Summertime Blues Weekend - June 10th & 11th
Our friends at the Round Barn Winery are hosting a jammin weekend that promises to be a great time! Experience the high-energy act of JR Clark and the Allstar Blues Mob at 1pm. At 4pm Duke Tumato, a founding member of REO Speedwagon, takes the stage and is sure to bring the house down with his eclectic styles. 

You don't want to miss the tenacious act of Marty "Big Dog" Mercer on Sunday at 1pm. Big Dog's set will be followed by the smooth jams of the Corey Dennison band at 4pm. They are a 2017 Blues Music Award nominee by the Blues Foundation and represent some of the finest Chicago Blues bands you will have heard. 

Alex's Duck Duck Run - June 17th
This 5k run/walk benefits childhood cancer research. There is also a 1k Fun Run for kids. 

Where to meet: 

The 5k Run/Walk & 1k Kids' Fun Run will start and end at Margaret Upton Arboretum on Water Street (along the St. Joseph River) in St. Joseph, Michigan on Saturday, June 17, 2017. The Kids' Fun Run begins at 9:20am and the 5k Run/Walk begins at 10am.

5k Run/Walk Course:

This course will take runners and walkers along the beautiful St. Joseph River and two Lake Michigan beaches. Participants will race along Silver Beach, Lions Park Beach, the Howard Recreational Trail and then through the Whirlpool Compass Fountain. Runners will be chip timed using the Bib Tag System.

1k Kids' Fun Run Course: 

The non-competitive run (0.62 miles) is for ages 10 years and younger. It starts prior to the 5k. With volunteers cheering along the way, the children will follow a safe route along a paved sidewalk. Parents are encouraged to run with younger children. All participants receive a race bib, award and t-shirt. After the race the kids can enjoy face painting, balloon animals, carnival games, inflatable slides and music! Pre registration is recommended. 

For more details, please visit the events page at St. Joe Today

Sculpture Walking Tour - June 29th
This event is put on by the Krasl Art Center. 

Sculpture Walking Tours feature public sculptures created by world-renowned and local practicing artists including Richard Hunt, Tuck Langland & Suzanne Horwitz. Volunteer docents provide information and facilitate dialogue about sculptures from the Krasl Art Center permanent collection and the Biennial Sculpture Invitational. 

All tours meet at the Whitcomb Tower, 509 Ship Street, St. Joseph

$5 suggested donation.

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