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2018 NBBA Events

January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018

Calendar of Events in New Buffalo 2018

Jan - Dec - Listing of Community Events and Activities happening In and Around New Buffalo

Jan - Feb - Winter Fest activities TBA (weather permitting)

March 24th - New Buffalo Easter Egg Hunt ~ 1pm, American Legion

April 21st - “Beer in the Buff” Craft Brew Festival ~ 12-6pm

  • 1st Annual craft beer festival in Lions Park 12-5pm. Over 30 craft beer/spirit tastings, food, and live music. 21 and older event, tickets available here

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

May 31st – Sept 6th (weekly) - New Buffalo Farmers Market ~ 4-8pm, N. Whittaker Street

  • 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 28th – July 5th – Independence Celebration Week ~ Public Beach and Lions Park

  • Thurs-Fri – 50% Surf /Paddleboard rentals at the beach by Third Coast Surf
  • Tuesday the 3rd–7-12pm - LaPorte Symphony, Food and Fireworks at Lions Park (free for public)
  • Thursday the 5th-4-8pm Downtown Farmers Market includes Petting Zoo and Market Bag givieaway

August 10th, Friday - Classic Car Show and Live Music ~ 5-11:30pm, Lions Park

  • located in Lions Park (across from public beach, enjoy over 60 classic cars, live music and food vendors - family fun for all - sunset free to all!
  • NOTICE: New Buffalo Ship & Shore will not be held for 2018. The NBBA is in the process of re-structuring Ship and Shore for 2019. Our hope is to create an event(s) that our community, residents and visitors alike will enjoy yearly, while meeting the New Buffalo Business Association’s new strategic goals. Any questions, please contact us at

August 10th - 12th - MI Largest Garage Sale

  • Friday, A/ug 10th - Classic Car Show and live music in Lions Park
  • starts in New Buffalo and follows US 12 to Detroit MI

We are sorry to confirm that 2018 Ship & Shore Fest has, in fact, been cancelled for 2018 due to challenges with location and funding this year. The New Buffalo Business Association is still in the process of completing the rest of our 2018 events as part of the overall goals of our organization. We will keep you posted with more details as they are made available….stay turned!

October 6th, Saturday - 13th Annual Harvest & Wine Fest ~ Noon-9pm, Lions Park (across for New Buffalo Public Beach)

  • In our 13th 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 28th, Sunday - New Buffalo Halloween Parade and Trick-or-Treat ~ downtown New Buffalo

November 24th - December 15th - Gnome on the Roam Hunt ~ participating businesses in New Buffalo TBA

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

  • On Saturday, Nov 24th enjoy a Santa breakfast, visit & parade, Shop Local, decorate gingerbread houses, tree lighting & caroling, family fun activities (Nov 24th 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 and Around New Buffalo

January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2018

A list of on-gong events and activities In and Around New Buffalo all year


• Sunday, Sept 30th - Apple Cider Century - The Apple Cider Century in Three Oaks, Michigan is a bicycle tour of the countryside and towns of Southwest Michigan. Riders enjoy the food, sights and sounds and camaraderie of fall cycling.


• Sunday, Oct 7th - Skip’s Annual Chili Cook-off - annual event features restaurant chefs competing with home cooks offering their best chili recipe and more! More info on

• Saturday, Oct 20th - New Buffalo Service League Craft Show - Annual Arts & Crafts Show - over 100 booths, food, bake sale

• Saturday, Oct 20th - 2nd Annual Islay’s Barrel Brew Fest with Journeyman - 30+ Breweries, Mead/Cideries, and Wineries will be on-site bringing their choice selection of brews. More info on

More activities coming soon…

Gnome on the Roam

November 23, 2018 to December 23, 2018

“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. Locate 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

The New Buffalo Gnome on the Roam is a 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 Business Association and activities surrounding this event. Thank you for helping to support these events!

2018 Holiday Events in New Buffalo

November 24, 2018 to January 31, 2019

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 24th 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 will be listed on Happenings Page

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!

Schedule for Saturday, November 24th:

• 9AM -12PM BREAKFAST WITH SANTA AT ROSIEʼS RESTAURANT at 128 N Whittaker Street, 269-469-4382, open to the public, no reservations required

• 8AM - 8PM CHRISTMAS TREE & WREATH SALES at Lakeview Venditions @ the Video Store, 400 S. Whittaker, Thanksgiving through Christmas

• 11AM SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY KICK OFF Like us on FB/newbuffalo for details of promos/sales at participating businesses

• 11AM - 3PM Casey’s Bar and Grill, 136 North Whittaker, is hosting a give-back lunch, donating 35% of food revenue to the New Buffalo Business Association to support the wonderful events in our beautiful city by Lake Michigan.

• 11AM - 6PM HOLIDAY DECORATIONS 3D PAINTING AT ELSIE EARL STUDIOS at 200 W. Buffalo St 734-646-6633 - Open to public, FEE (Averages $7)

• 2PM GINGERBREAD HOUSE DECORATING AT JACKIEʼS CAFE at 801 W Buffalo St, NB, 269-469-1800, free to all ~ Reservations required

• 4PM SANTA PARADE ON WHITTAKER ST Starting at the corner of Whittaker and US 12—The Stray Dog sponsored parking lot on corner. Meet at 3:30 pm EST, Parade begins at 4:00 pm EST ~ Visit with Santa immediately after parade at Lions Park across from public beach

• 4:30PM HOT COCOA AND TREATS AT LIONS PAVILION at 101 N Marquette Drive, free to all (sponsored by David’s DelI)

• 5:30 PM CAROLING at Lions Park, 101 N Marquette Drive

• 6PM TREE LIGHTING at Lions Park, 101 N Marquette Drive

*All Season (11/24-12/24) GNOME ON THE ROAM HUNT like and follow us at FB/gnomeroam for details

2nd Annual “Beer in the Buff” Festival

April 27, 2019 to April 27, 2019

The 2nd Annual Beer in the Buff Festival will host more than 15 Michigan breweries sampling over 60 different craft beers, ciders and meads. Food will be available for purchase inside the festival, and guests will enjoy live music from JohnnyV, Jeff Robinson and Keith Scott throughout the fest. An after party hosted by Casey’s New Buffalo will feature more craft beers from around the region and In Like Flynn Band playing for guests!

Time: 12pm -5pm (EST)

Location: Lions Park, New Buffalo, MI - Entirely Tented Event

TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE IN MARCH 2019. This is a 21 and over event. Follow us at for more info

General Info

– Entirely Tented Event - rain or shine
– Clothing Required (In the Buff is reference to New Buffalo)
– This is a 21 and over only
– Valid ID is REQUIRED regardless of age
– No tickets sold at the door
– Free parking at the beach
– No dogs allowed unless service animal

List of Breweries Attending (more to come)
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, Greenbush Brewing Co., Silver Harbor Brewing Company, Saugatuck Brewing Company, Round Barn Winery, Distillery & Brewery, Tapistry Brewing, North Pier Brewing Company, Arclight Brewing Company, Blake’s Hard Cider Co., Black Dragon Meadery, Perrin Brewing Company, Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, Grand Armory Brewing, Old Nation Brewing Co., Sister Lakes Brewing and Lazy Ballerina Winery

Special Guest for VIP: Journeyman Distillery

Ticket prices and offerings:

$70 + fee VIP Enthusiasts Package includes:
• Entrance 1 hour early (12pm)
• Special or exclusive beers tastings (12-1pm)
Journeyman Distillery spirit tastings (12-1pm)
• Special Giveaway from Journeyman Distillery (entered automatically when Tix purchase)
• Commemorative beer glass
• Exclusive Beer in the Buff T-shirt
• 12 tasting tickets after VIP time (3oz pours)

$40 + fee General Entrance
• Entrance from 1-5pm
• Commemorative beer glass
• Pretzels
• 10 tasting tickets (3oz pours)

$10 +fee Designated Drivers
• Unlimited pop and water

Drink Ticket Policy:
Beer in the Buff Fest utilizes drink tickets and specially marked cups to assure that we comply with Michigan Liquor Control Commission regulations. Festival attendees are expected to willingly provide a ticket for each and every sample of beer received. We appreciate your cooperation.

12 (VIP), 10 (General) drink tickets are included with admission and each drink token is redeemable for a 3 oz. sample of beer. Additional tickets can be purchased at the festival - 12 tickets for $10, 24 tickets for $20.

**Ticketing (Please Read!)**

This is a ticketed event, and all tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Each ticket is unique. Only purchase tickets through Eventbrite. Do not purchase second-hand tickets from third-party sellers as they may be counterfeit fakes that will not grant you entrance to the event. When you arrive at the event, you will have your ID checked and then your ticket will be scanned. Everyone will be provided a color wristband based on their ticket purchase - VIP Noon to 1pm, General Admission will be allowed in right at 1pm.


Four Winds Casino - New Buffalo, Coldwell Banker - New Buffalo, Journeyman Distillery, Fusion Design Group, Horizon Bank, Classic Catering, Beer Church Brewing Co., Equilibrium Fitness

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