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
June 1st – Sept 7th (weekly) - New Buffalo Farmers Market ~ 4-8pm, Corner of N. Whittaker/E. Merchant Streets
June 29th – July 4th – Independence Celebration Week ~ Public Beach and Lions Park
August 11th - 13th – 33rd Annual New Buffalo Ship and Shore Festival ~ see S&S page for times and locations
October 7th, Saturday - 12th Annual Harvest & Wine Fest ~ Noon-9pm, Lions Park (across for New Buffalo Public Beach)
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/December – New Buffalo Holiday Events ~ In and Around New Buffalo
A list of on-gong events and activities in New Buffalo City and Township all year
March 22 - Give back dinner at Bentwood Tavern
April 28-30 - ART Attack Weekend
Saturday, March 25 - MHS’S 19TH ANNUAL SPRING FLING
Friday, April 7th - ACORN THEATER PRESENTS OPEN MIC NIGHT W/HOST FRAGILE SOUL
Thurs-Mon, May 25th-29th - ST. MARY’S FAMILY FESTIVAL
Saturday, August 5th - ANNUAL CORN & SAUSAGE ROAST
Enjoy a fun-filled family time with the Easter Bunny and the Annual Easter Egg Hunt in New Buffalo. Free and open to children ages 1-12. Every child can visit with the Easter Bunny afterwards and refreshments/goodies to be provided. The egg hurt will start at 1:00 pm at American Legion US 12, New Buffalo.
The New Buffalo Easter Egg Hunt is a pro bono community event organized and managed by the American Legion and volunteers in the area. Any donations or sponsorships are appropriated to the City of New Buffalo Easter Egg Fund and activities surrounding this event. Thank you to the City of New Buffalo and New Buffalo Township for sponsoring the New Buffalo Easter Egg Hunt!
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!
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
Vendors: if you are interested in participating in the 2017 market, please contact email@example.com for details or download application in the documents folder below.
Vendor application in documents folder on Farmers Market page
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
In true beach celebration style, this week is filled with surfing demos, concerts, fireworks, 5k run and more! All events are FREE admission.
Thursday, June 29th
Friday, June 30th
Saturday, July 1st
Sunday, July 2nd
Monday, July 3rd
Wednesday, July 5th
Thursday, July 6th
The New Buffalo Independence Celebration week 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 4th of July free concert, fireworks, and activities surrounding this event. Thank you to the City of New Buffalo, New Buffalo Township, and The Pokagon Fund for sponsoring the New Buffalo 4th of July!
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!
Festival Hours are all EST - Saturday 11am-midnight, Sunday 11am-7pm
Thursday, Aug 10th
Friday - Sunday (all weekend long)
Friday, Aug 11th
Saturday, Aug 12th – Ship & Shore street festival runs 10am to Midnight
Headliner Saturday Night - Déjà vu Band
Sunday, Aug 12 – Ship & Shore street festival runs 11am-7:00pm
Headliner Sunday Night - Mr. Blotto
Kids Activities at Ship & Shore all weekend
Other community events S&S weekend: (More to TBA)
Saturday - Sunday, Aug 12th-13th
Follow us on FACEBOOK all weekend, #NBShipandShore
Thank you to our 2016 sponsors:
Vendor application in documents folder on Ship & Shore page
Volunteers are needed to help, please contact email@example.com if you or your organization are interested in participating in working this event.
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!
Happenings at the Fest…
Our Music Line-up will keep your toes tapping and dancing the night away…(line-up TBA)
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
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!
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 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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