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2017 NBBA Events

January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017

Calendar of Events in New Buffalo 2017

Jan - Dec - Listing of Community Events and Activities happening in New Buffalo City and Township all year

Jan - Feb - Winter Fest has been canceled due to weather

April 15th - New Buffalo Easter Egg Hunt ~ 1pm, American Legion

Jun-Aug (1st Wednesday of each month) – New Buffalo Classic Car Cruise ~ 6-9pm, N. Whittaker Street

  • located in downtown New Buffalo ~ Live music, over 40+ classic cars, family fun

June 1st – Sept 7th (weekly) - New Buffalo Farmers Market ~ 4-8pm, Corner of N. Whittaker/E. Merchant Streets

  • stroll through downtown New Buffalo each Thursday night and enjoy over 50 produce/food, art/craft vendors, food trucks, live music, and family activities

June 29th – July 4th – Independence Celebration Week ~ Public Beach and Lions Park

  • Weds - Thurs – 50% Surf /Paddleboard rentals at the beach by Third Coast Surf
  • Sun the 2nd – 8-11am – Big Smiles 5K run at Lions Park (registration and fee required)
  • Monday, 3rd–7-12pm - LaPorte Symphony, Food and Fireworks at Lions Park (free for public)

August 11th - 13th – 33rd Annual New Buffalo Ship and Shore Festival ~ see S&S page for times and locations

  • located in downtown New Buffalo - A three-day celebration of music, classic cars, wine/beer, art/craft marketplace, food vendors, kids activities/contests, and 5k run along the lakefront (Music line up on Ship & Shore TBA)

October 7th, Saturday - 12th Annual Harvest & Wine Fest ~ Noon-9pm, Lions Park (across for New Buffalo Public Beach)

  • In our 12th year, H&W Fest features over 21 regional wineries, craft ciders, and craft beers to enjoy, live music, art/craft exhibitors and food vendors (Music line up on H&W TBA)

October 29th - New Buffalo Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat ~ downtown New Buffalo

November 25th - December 23rd - Gnome on the Roam Hunt ~ participating businesses in New Buffalo TBA

November/DecemberNew Buffalo Holiday Events ~ In and Around New Buffalo

  • On Saturday, Nov 25th enjoy a Santa breakfast, visit & parade, Shop Local, decorate gingerbread houses, tree lighting & caroling, family fun activities (Nov 25th schedule TBA)
  • Lists of local holiday events, activities, dining specials, and much more listed for your enjoyment throughout the season including New Years celebrations

Community Activities in New Buffalo

January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017

A list of on-gong events and activities in New Buffalo City and Township all year

Wednesday Night Music in the Park

  • New Buffalo Twp Park & Pavillion, 17425 Red Arrow Hwy, New Buffalo, MI 6:00 pm ( Occurring 06/14/2017 - 08/30/2017 on Wed ). For more information click here

Saturday, July 15th - Sixth Annual Full Throttle Throwdown!

  • While you are here, check out the hot rods, street car, show bikes, and customs, listen to great live music from North of Memphis, and lay eyes on the beautiful models in our pinup contest! And bring the little ones for the pedal car drags! BUT WAIT… There’s MORE! Giveaways and door prizes will be awarded to a lucky few, and food and drink along with vendors will be on site! Also a JET CAR demo from the 300+ MPH Hot Blade. Contact Lindsey at for info and to get signed up!

Saturday, July 15 - Harbor Country Rib Fest

  • Don’t miss this judged Rib cook-off and People’s Choice Salad Contest! Taste the entries and vote for your favorite. Good food, great conversation and a fun family event. Tickets required pre-event and available by calling 269-426-1446.

Saturday, July 29 - Cocktails at The Grand Cottage

  • The 8th Annual “Cocktails at the Grand Cottage” fundraiser for Michiana Humane Society will feature scrumptious appetizers, cocktails and amazing items in a live auction. It’s all to support the care of the nearly 1,200 unwanted animals the shelter takes in each year. Tickets are $100 per person. RSVP by Monday, July 24, 2017 by calling 219-872-4499 or order online.

Saturday, August 5th - ANNUAL CORN & SAUSAGE ROAST

  • 2:00 pm - 12:00 am: Live music, dancing, great food including mouth-watering corn and sausage at the New Buffalo Yacht Club. Tickets at the door. A whole lot of fun! Call 269-469-9808 for detail

For more events in Harbor Country - click here

New Buffalo Farmers Market

June 1, 2017 to September 7, 2017

Watch the streets come alive every Thursday night in New Buffalo! Enjoy the Farmers Market offering different vendors each week including: produce, meats/seafood, artisan cheeses, baked goods/desserts, artists, crafts, food vendors, clothing, antiques, services, and live entertainment. Featuring food trucks for Thursday night dinners too! Follow us on Facebook for updates and announcements:

Dates: Market runs each Thursday from June 1st - Sept 7th

Location: Corner of N Whittaker and Merchant Streets in downtown New Buffalo

Hours: 4pm-8pm EST with live music from 5-7pm (EST)

Free to the public, ATM on-site, Public Bathrooms

Sponsors: Four Winds Casino, Coldwell Banker, Marina Grand Resort, The Harbor Grand, New Buffalo Explored, New Buffalo Bills, Fusion Design Group, New Buffalo Savings Bank


  • if you are interested in participating in the 2017 market, please contact for details
  • Vendor application in documents folder on Farmers Market page


Temporary Food Establishment Operations Checklist

Classic Car Cruise in New Buffalo

June 7, 2017 to August 2, 2017

Enjoy a summer night in downtown New Buffalo with over 40 classic and vintage cars on display. Located on N. Whittaker Street in New Buffalo. 6 - 9PM (EST). 1st Wednesday of each month June - Aug, weather permitting. Free to the public, pet and child friendly!

Car owners: Free to join, no prior sign sign up needed. Parking on main street and Merchant Street, food specials and discounts from local retailers and restaurants, live music on the corner. Great location and fun for the entire family!!! Need additional information please contact

33rd Annual New Buffalo Ship & Shore Festival

August 10, 2017 to August 13, 2017

Celebrate over 30 years of this beach-town festival with us, in downtown New Buffalo. The main street closes down to traffic but opens up to an art/craft marketplace, food, kids activities, great beer, wine and non-stop live music! New for 2017 the Ship & Shore Beer/Wine Tent will offer even more options for your drinking pleasure. $5 entry fee at the beer tent! Follow us on Facebook for updates and announcements: tag us #NBShipandShore

Festival Hours are all EST - Saturday 11am-midnight, Sunday 11am-7pm

Thursday, Aug 10th

  • Downtown Farmers Market from 4-8pm

Friday - Sunday (all weekend long)

  • MI Largest Garage Sale starts in New Buffalo on US 12
  • Skips European Market on Red Arrow Hwy (Sat and Sun)

Friday, Aug 11th

  • 6-9pm Classic Car Show, live music and food trucks at New Buffalo Public Beach
  • Dusk - Movie Night in Lions Park - Sponsored by Waya Rentals

Saturday, Aug 12th – Ship & Shore street festival runs 10am to Midnight

  • 10-6pm - Whittaker Street Side Walk Sale
  • 10-Midnight - Artist/Craft market, food, beer/wine tent and live music

Saturday Music Schedule

  • MG Bailey 10am
  • Elliott and Joel 11am
  • Don Savoie 12:30pm
  • De Hurricane 2pm
  • WYSIWYG 4pm
  • The Newports 6p
  • Dixie Crush 8pm

Headliner Saturday Night - Déjà vu Band 10pm

Sunday, Aug 12 – Ship & Shore street festival runs 11am-7:00pm

  • 8-Noon – New Buffalo Fire Department Pancake Breakfast, corner of Merchant and Thompson Street. $5 per person for pancakes and sausage
  • 11-7pm - Ship & Shore vendor market, food, beer/wine tent and live music (line up TBA)

Sunday Music Schedule

  • Jeff Robinson 11:30am
  • Johnny V and the Killer B’s 1:30
  • Chester Brown 3p

Headliner Sunday Night - Mr. Blotto 5-7pm

Kids Activities at Ship & Shore all weekend

  • Kids Arcade and Games
  • Face-painting and Twisted Tattoos
  • Bounce House and Obstacle Course
  • Glow Works - glow sticks and more
  • Sunday - 2:30 Ice Cream eating contest

Other community events S&S weekend: (More to TBA)

Saturday - Sunday, Aug 12th-13th

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors:


  • Vendor application in documents folder on Ship & Shore page

Volunteers are needed to help, please contact if you or your organization are interested in participating in working this event.

12th Annual Harvest & Wine Festival

October 7, 2017 to October 7, 2017

In celebration of the harvest in Southwest Michigan, this one day event boasts award-winning wines from regional vineyards along craft beers and hard-ciders, all under one roof! Join us Noon to 9pm (EST) at Lions Beachfront Park, downtown New Buffalo. Come rain or shine, the event is tented so you can come out and stay all day! $5 entrance fee per adult, kids under 12 are free! Follow us on Facebook for updates and announcements:

Happenings at the Fest…

  • Plenty of kids activities including; bounce house, pumpkin painting, face painting, and more
  • Over 50 vendors offering handcrafted goods, food products and produce for you to purchase throughout the event. Stop by and shop for: amish cheeses, dips, mums, homemade honey and jams, oils and vinegar, chocolate, carmel corn and carmel apples. Our handcraft artists will be selling handcrafted jewelry, lotions/oils, clothing, photography, wine accessories, yard art, blown glass, leather goods, lamps/pillows and other great items.
  • Food vendors and confectioners, along with nonalcoholic beverages and apple cider available.

Our Music Line-up will keep your toes tapping and dancing the night away…

Sponsors: Four Winds Casino, Coldwell Banker, Meridian Title, The Stray Dog Bar & Grill, Fusion Design Group

Vendor application in documents folder on Harvest & Wine page

Planned in conjunction with the well-established “Harbor Country Harvest Days” our fest serves as a focal-point to the Columbus Day Weekend. To learn more about the month-long activites going on in our area click here

Halloween Parade - Trick or Treat

October 29, 2017 to October 29, 2017

Judging will start at 1pm (EST) and the Halloween Parade will commence at 1:45pm in downtown New Buffalo. The route will start on N. Thompson St. and conclude at the City of New Buffalo’s Fire Station.

Trick or Treating will be from 2:30-4:30pm. Come out and cheer on the kids, have treats ready and celebrate Halloween the New Buffalo way!

The New Buffalo Halloween Parade is a pro bono community event organized and managed by the Halloween Committee of volunteers in the area. Any donations or sponsorships are appropriated to the City of New Buffalo Halloween Fund and activities surrounding this event. ​Thank you for helping to support these events!

2017 Holiday Events in New Buffalo

November 24, 2017 to December 31, 2017

Spend the Holidays IN and AROUND New Buffalo and enjoy all that we have to offer….Listed are activities and places to enjoy throughout the season….

Kick off the holidays on Saturday, Nov 25th with Santa visits, a parade, gingerbread decorations, cocoa/cookies, crafts, tree lighting, caroling, and much more presented by the NBBA. Gnome on the Roam kicks off the season with this fun activity - search and find Gnomes at New Buffalo businesses and enter for a give-away prize valued over $400!!!! Additional schedule of Holiday events, restaurant specials, lodging, and happenings TBA

The New Buffalo Holiday Events are pro bono community events organized and managed by the NBBA, businesses, and volunteers in our area. Any donations or sponsorships are appropriated to the New Buffalo Holiday Santa Parade and activities surrounding this event. Thank you for helping to support these events!

Gnome on the Roam

November 24, 2017 to December 23, 2017

“Gnome of the Roam” hunt is fun way to shop, support, and explore our area while enjoying hunting for the little guys at each participating location throughout the holiday season. Cards can be picked up at each businesses that will host one of 30 Gnomes. Located the Gnome at each location, have the business mark it off your list and when your card is complete be entered to win a holiday gift basket filled with goodies from our local retailers and services, valuing over $450. Happy Hunting!

Participating locations TBA

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