Welcome to South Haven - It's a feeling! One that's hard to put into words, but once you visit you'll feel it too. It's an experience you'll never forget. It's what keeps you coming back for more. From the moment you arrive until the time you have to leave, you will know you are some place special. This one-of-a-kind Michigan Beachtown cannot be fully appreciated by reading about it in a brochure, cannot be touched even through the most technologically advanced website, and all the beautiful sunset photos in the world cannot do it justice. But don't take our word for it; come here and see for yourself or trust glowing reviews from publications like: The New York Times, Midwest Living, Michigan Travel Ideas, Chicago Sun Times, Chicago Tribune, Detroit Free Press, Underwater Journal, SkyWest Magazine, Western Parent Magazine, Art Showcase Magazine, and many more!
Black River Harbor in the Evening
South Beach Pier & Lighthouse
Michigan Maritime Museum
Lake Michigan Beach Glass
Special Summertime Moments
South Haven Farm Market!
Tall Ship, Friends Good Will
51st Annual National Blueberry Festival - August 7-10, 2014!
After the forests were cleared and lumber shipped to ports like Milwaukee and Chicago to build their cities, another industry took over in South Haven– agriculture. Due to the temperate lake breezes, it was discovered by world-renowned horticulturists like Liberty Hyde Bailey, a South Haven native, that this area was perfect for growing fruit, particularly blueberries, peaches and grapes. South Haven is proud to be known as the “Blueberry Capital of the World” because Michigan, and particularly Van Buren County, ranks as the nation’s leading producer of the crop.
The 50th Anniversary Celebration of the National Blueberry Festival will be August 8-11, 2013. This four- day festival will be held in various locations in and out of doors in the Lake Michigan Beachtown community of South Haven, Michigan. Many events take place overlooking South Haven’s picturesque harbor, our 110 year old Lighthouse and Lake Michigan.
This is a very family-friendly event with activities for all ages to enjoy! Plus, most all events are free and open to the public.
Top events are a Kids’ blueberry pie eating contest on Friday, top-tier free evening entertainment throughout the festival, Blueberry pancake breakfasts, Saturday and Sunday, Blueberry Festival Parade on Saturday, Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Downtown Sidewalk Sales, Blueberry Festival Cook Off, 5k Run/Walk on Saturday and Rotary club fly-in, Classic Car Show and Pancake breakfast at South Haven Regional Airport.
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