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August 2017

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 parked at Lions Park
  • Dusk - Movie Night “Grease” 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

Small Stage

  • MG Bailey 10am
  • Elliott and Joel 11am
  • Don Savoie 12:30pm
  • De Hurricane 2pm

Main Stage

  • WYSIWYG 4pm
  • The Newports 6p
  • Dixie Crush 8pm

Headliner Saturday Night - Déjà vu Band 10pm

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

  • 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.

33rd Annual New Buffalo Ship & Shore Festival

Cost 5.00

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