In Season Every Season. New Buffalo.
August 2018

34th Annual New Buffalo Ship & Shore Festival

August 10, 2018 to August 12, 2018

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 2018 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 9th

  • 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)

2018 Schedule and Music TBA

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 11th-12th

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors:


  • Vendor application TBA

Volunteers are needed to help, please contact if you or your organization are interested in participating in working this event. The New Buffalo Ship & Shore is a community event 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!

34th Annual New Buffalo Ship & Shore Festival

Cost 5.00

Images (Click to Enlarge)

Site design by Fusion Design Group, LTD