WOW - Women's Only Weekend

Event Dates: 11/8/2018 to 11/11/2018
Location:
Downtown South Haven
South Haven, MI 49090
Contact: 800-764-2836

WOW 2018!!! This year we'll be celebrating the 1950s!!!! Join us for rocking music, sock hops, poodle skirts, ponytails and more! This bash is going to be one for the books! Be one of the cool cats and mark your calendar for November 8-11. It's gonna be FAB!  You'll receive your check-in packet in the mail the week prior to the event - so you'll have plenty of time to plan your weekend! Tickets are only $75!

 

Women's Only Weekend Ticket Sales 2018

 

Schedule of Events

 

Thursday, November 8

Evening

WOW Registration and Check-In, South Haven Visitors Bureau, 546 Phoenix Street, 1 – 6 PM: Pick up your goodie bags and information for your fabulous weekend.

 

Open Houses, Lodging properties throughout town: Grab some small bites and a glass of wine as you settle into your hotel or B&B for the weekend.

 

"How Much is that Doggie in the Window" Scavenger Hunt, Downtown, All day until 5 PM Saturday: Find hidden doggie figures at event partner businesses throughout town.  Check for details in your check in packet.   

 

I Love Lucy Game, Downtown, All day until 5 PM Saturday:  With the game card you'll receive in your check in packet, find "I Love Lucy" cards around town at event partner businesses, keeping track of where you find each one. Then, turn in your game card for the prize drawing.

 

Trivia Night, Riverbottom, Black River Tavern, 7 – 9 PM: Test your knowledge of all things 1950s and get in the running for a $250 grand prize!

 

Open Mic, Karaoke and More! Riverbottom, Black River Tavern, 9 – 11 PM: Join us for open mic night, karaoke and fun at the ultimate girls’ night out!  Free to attend.  Food and drink specials!  

 

Friday, November 9

Morning / Afternoon

WOW Registration and Check-In, South Haven Visitors Bureau, 546 Phoenix Street, 11 AM – 6 PM: Pick up your goodie bags and information for your fabulous weekend.

 

Variety of Canvas and Wine Glass Painting Sessions, Tipsy Brush Studio, 12 - 10 PM: Check their schedule and register online by simply clicking on the event.

 

Downtown Fun, Downtown Stores: From mimosas in the morning to special artisan workshops in the afternoon, you'll find tons of fun and 50s inspired events around town!

 

"How Much is that Doggie in the Window" Scavenger Hunt, Downtown, All day until 5 PM Saturday: Find hidden doggie figures at event partner businesses throughout town.  Check for details in your check in packet.   

 

I Love Lucy Game, Downtown, All day until 5 PM Saturday:  With the game card you'll receive in your check in packet, find "I Love Lucy" cards around town at event partner businesses, keeping track of where you find each one. Then, turn in your game card for the prize drawing.  Find details in your check in packet.  

 

Do the Twist, Upstairs at the South Haven Center for the Arts, 3 PM: Come on Baby!  Let’s learn to do the twist!  - and some other 50s dances. Then show off your new moves at the Baymont “spotlight dance,” Saturday at 8:30 pm.  Class size limited to first 40 ladies!

 

Spa Pampering Hotel Nichols, 4:00 to 6:00 PM:  While you're out and about, Masters Chiropractic invites you to take some time to stop in Hotel Nichols and choose from a variety of ways to relax and be pampered. Included in the choices will be face massage, chair massage, foot massage or hand massage. Your fifteen minute service is just $10!  

 

Evening

1950s Fun, Downtown and Baymont Inn & Suites, 7:30 – 10:30 PM:  You choose your plans!  Fun games, prizes and surprises at all venues!  You have the option of how to spend your evening!  Stay downtown for our 50’s wine and music “hop” featuring great live entertainment, food specials and wine at four different venues around town, OR - join us at the Baymont for 50’s fun featuring a fabulous 1950s band, spotlight dances, photo booth, costume contest, prizes and more. OR do both! Have your Women's Only Weekend Performer Passport stamped at each live music venue then bring it to the Sunday morning brunch. You'll receive an exclusive WOW surprise!!  Our secret costume judges will be giving out prizes to those dressed in their favorite 50's outfit at the Baymont and each of the live entertainment venues both evenings!

 

Enjoy $5 appetizer specials and more at WOW venues each featuring fantastic entertainment!  
Black River Tavern hosts Crook County Blues
Three Blondes Brewing welcomes Jeffrey Cavataio  

Sophie’s Steakhouse presents Elaine Dame

Tello Italian Bistro brings us Matt Walch

South Haven Brew Pub welcomes Shelby Lentz

Enjoy the musical stylings of Chip n' Dolly (7:00 - 8:00 pm); Doug and Tony (8:15 - 10:30 pm) at the Baymont Inn and Suites

 

Transportation The WOW shuttle will be running from the Baymont to downtown both Friday and Saturday nights. There will also be cabs available by appointment on Friday and Saturday nights from 7:00 PM - Midnight.  Find details in your check in packet.  

 

Saturday, November 10

Morning

Downtown Fun, Downtown Stores: From mimosas in the morning to special artisan workshops in the afternoon, you'll find tons of fun and 50s inspired events around town!

 

First Ever - Women's Only Weekend – Fun Run / Walk,  9:30 AM:  Riverfront Park Marina.  Begin your day at Riverfront Park Marina to sign in then make your way around the harbor from the South Pier Lighthouse to the North Pier. You'll get your hand stamped when you arrive at the North Pier. Then, go to Bunde's Bakery Cafe to get your prize!

 

Breakfast at Tiffany's Showing at Michigan Theatre, 9:30 AM:  Enjoy pastries and coffee while you watch "Breakfast at Tiffany's," compliments of Moore Theatres.  Doors open at 9:30; movie begins a 10:00. 

 

Variety of Canvas and Wine Glass Painting Sessions,  Tipsy Brush Studio, from 10 AM - 10 PM. Check their schedule and register online. Register by simply clicking on the event.

 

"How Much is that Doggie in the Window" Scavenger Hunt, Downtown, All day until 5 PM: Find hidden doggie figures in particiapting event partners throughout town.  Check for details in your check in packet.   

 

I Love Lucy Game, Downtown, All day until 5 PM:  With the game card you'll receive in your check in packet, find "I Love Lucy" cards around town, keeping track of where you find each one. Then, turn in your game card for the prize drawing.  Find details in your check in packet.  

 

Spa Pampering, Hotel Nichols, 10:00 AM to noon and 3:00 to 5:00 PM:  While you're out and about, Masters Chiropractic invites you to take some time to stop in Hotel Nichols and choose from a variety of ways to relax and be pampered. Included in the choices will be face massage, chair massage, foot massage or hand massage. Your fifteen minute service is just $10!  

 

WOW Registration and Check-In, South Haven Visitors Bureau, 546 Phoenix Street, 11 AM – 2 PM: Pick up your goodie bags and information for your fabulous weekend.

 

Do the Twist, Upstairs at the South Haven Center for the Arts, 11 AM: Come on Baby!  Let’s learn to do the twist!  - and some other 50s dances. Then show off your new moves at the Baymont “spotlight dance,” Saturday at 8:30.  Class size limited to first 40 ladies!

 

Holiday Ornament Decorating Workshop, South Haven Center for the Arts, 1 – 2:30 PM: The South Haven Center for the Arts invites you to come down to their holiday-themed, Holiday Ornament Workshop. You bring your ideas, they’ll have the supplies and instructors to help you out!  

 

Book Signing, Black River Books, 1 - 4 PM:  Black River Books hosts two SW Michigan authors and illustrators. Laurie Keller and Amy Young each have a new book just out, Laurie’s “Potato Pants” and Amy’s “A Unicorn Named Sparkle’s First Christmas.” Earlier Books will also be available.  

 

Cooking Class, Taste, 2:30 - 3:00 PM: Join Chef Joel of Taste and learn how to prepare a wonderful menu item!  Class size is limited; sign up begins Thursday at Taste.  Your check in packet will have all the details!  

 

Evening

1950s Fun, Downtown and Baymont Inn & Suites, 7:30 – 10:30 PM:   You choose your plans!  Fun games, prizes and surprises at all venues!  You have the option of how to spend your evening!  Stay downtown for our 50’s wine and music “hop” featuring great live entertainment, food specials and wine at four different venues around town, OR - join us at the Baymont for 50’s fun featuring a fabulous 1950s band, spotlight dances, photo booth, costume contest, prizes, dance contest, with the winner determined by the audience and more. OR do both! Have your Women's Only Weekend Performer Passport stamped at each live music venue then bring it to the Sunday morning brunch. You'll receive an exclusive WOW surprise!!  Our secret costume judges will be giving out cash prizes to those dressed in their favorite 50's outfit at the Baymont and each of the live entertainment venues both evenings!

 

Enjoy $5 appetizer specials and more at WOW venues each featuring fantastic entertainment!  

Sophie’s Steakhouse presents Elaine Dame

South Haven Brew Pub hosts Doug and Tony

Taste welcomes Paula Atherton

Kitchen 527 brings us Matt Walch

Enjoy the musical stylings of Matt Stedman Band and the Ring of Music Orchestra at the Baymont Inn and Suites

 

Sunday, November 11

Brunch, Sophie's, Downtown South Haven, 8 – 11 AM: Sophie's hosts a delicious brunch buffet.  Come downtown and keep the weekend going!  

 

Be sure to visit the Event Merchant Partners

 

All State Insurance: Harbor Shores
Artworks/Lakeshore Framing

Barnhouse Basics 
Bayberry Cottage

Bells and Whistles
Biggby Coffee of South Haven 
Black River Books

Black River Tavern

Blueberry Store

Bunde's Bakery Cafe

Captain Nemo's 

Center Street Emporium 
Channel Wine Bar

Chemical Bank
Clementine's

Consumers Credit Union

Cookies on Call

Cogdal Vineyards
Crescent Moon
Davana G
Daylily

deBest

De Boer, Baumann & Company

Decadent Dogs
Eagle Street Market

Elf Shack

Fontebella

Harbor Toy Company 

Hardt Insurance

J Martin Gallery

Janny's Beach House
Johnny's Lakeshore Jewelry

Kerry Mark Salon and Day Spa

KW Tanning & Salon

Kitchen 527

Lawn Boys

Maria's Taste Of Italy

Masters Chiropractic and Rehabilitation

Michigan Theatre

Moondog Productions

Murphy's Antique Mall

N&R Department Store
Nature's Country Cupboard

Olive Cart

Phoenix Street Cafe
Plaid Britches

Props for the Home
Rambling Rose
Renaissance

Rock n Road Cycle
Shooting Star
SoHa Surf Shop

Sophie's Steakhouse and Bar
South Haven Brewpub

South Haven Insurance Services

Sturgis Bank
Sweet Haven Candy
Taste
Tello Italian Bistro
The Depot 
Three Blondes Brewing
Tipsy Brush Studio

Urban Studio Salon and Spa
Urban Found 

UPS Store 5080

VanDerZee Motorplex
Willow Tree Gifts
Wolverine Hardware 

South Haven/Van Buren County Convention and Visitors Bureau
546 Phoenix Street
South Haven, MI 49090
Phone: 269 637-5252
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