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South Haven, MichiganWelcome 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!

Winter Sunset

Kal-Haven Trail

The Black River

Call of Fall

Downtown is Alive!


The Black River

Michigan Maritime Museum

Ski Season!




South Haven Winter Market 

Located at 09160 M-140, next to Overhisel Lumber, inside Mikes Towing on the corner of M-140 and Blue Star Highway.
For more information call 269.543.2575
The South Haven Winter Market has been an important part of our community for many years, and provides a direct link between the agricultural community and people who value fresh, local produce and farm products! .
Open 10:00 am-2:00pm Saturdays during fall and winter.
Participating Vendor: Chicken Scratch Farms LLC, Summer Fun Gardens, Barn House Basics, Mad Hatter Teas, Lakewind Naturals, Schemenauer Farms, Addys Sunflower, and The Wood Mavin, with more vendors coming in each week. 


South Haven's Lighthouse
Threatened by Corrosion

Our century old South Haven lighthouse is in need of some major attention! It looks beautiful on the outside, of course, but on the inside it's a different story! Corrosion is threatening to destroy the base, seams, windows and stairs. It has been estimated that the cost of repairs to preserve our lighthouse for another 100 years will be $275,000. In 2012 the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers handed ownership over to the Historical Association of South Haven who has recently made a separate committee to collect financial support for preservation efforts. Be sure to check out their website at www.southhavenlight.org and YouTube video!


2015 Festival of Trees Kick Off & Parade!!

November 27th Time 6:30pm
City Hall - 539 Phoenix Street South Haven, MI. 49090
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Everyone will have the opportunity to bid on a variety of gorgeous trees & wreaths displayed at City Hall. Gift Baskets filled with delicious and beautiful treats, as well as Christmas Centerpieces are available for purchase! All would make for lovely gifts. The Festival of Trees is an annual event that is put together by We Care I.N.C. and many volunteers from our community.  This is a fundraiser for We Care with all proceeds used to benefit families in need within our community. The festival kicks off with the Santa Claus is Coming to Town Parade on November 27th at 6:30pm! The candlelight parade will begin at Black River Books and end at City Hall. Shop the stores after visiting with Santa!  


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