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! Early registration is now open - just purchase your ticket by August 31, 2018 and receive a special "welcome gift" when you arrive in South Haven for WOW weekend! You'll also receive your check-in packet in the mail one 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, 3 PM – 7 PM: Pick up your tickets, information and registration 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.

 

Scavenger Hunt, Downtown, All day until 5 PM Saturday: Find ITEMS hidden in stores, attractions and restaurants throughout town.  Check the map you received at check in for details.  

 

I Love Lucy Game, Downtown, All day until 5:00 Saturday:  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.

 

Trivia Night, Riverbottom, Black River Tavern, 7 PM – 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 PM – 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, 10 AM – 7 PM: Get your check in packets and event tickets for the weekend.

 

Downtown Fun, Downtown Stores: From mimosas in the morning to special artisan workshops in the afternoon, you don’t want to miss all the fun, 50s inspired events around town.  

 

Scavenger Hunt, Throughout Town, All day until 5:00 PM Saturday:  Find special ITEM in stores, attractions and restaurants throughout town. Then, turn in your game card for the prize drawing.  Check the map you receive at check in for details.

 

I Love Lucy Game, Downtown, All day until 5:00 Saturday:  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.  

 

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.” Class size limited to first 40 ladies!

 

Spa Pampering Hotel Nichols, 4:00 to 6:00:  While you're out and about, 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 hand or foot paraffin wax treatment, chair massage, foot massage or hand massage. Your fifteen minute service is just $10!  

 

Wine Tour,  Coastal Tours, 4:30 - 7:30:  Coastal Tours invites you to relax as your guide takes you to three amazing wineries:  Cogdal Vineyards, McIntosh Cellars and Fenn Valley Vineyards.  The $59 cost gives tour guests a coupon book which highlights a discount at each stop, all tasting fees and complimentary bottled water and snacks throughout the trip.  Pick up locations at:  Baymont Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn Express, Comfort Suites and Hampton Inn.  For details and to reserve your spot online, visit their website:  Coastal Tours.  

 

Evening

1950s Fun, Downtown and Baymont Inn & Suites, 7:30 PM – 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!!  A full list of performers and locations will be provided with your check-in packet.  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!

 

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 - 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 don’t want to miss all the fun, 1950s inspired events around town. 

 

First Ever - Women's Only Weekend – Fun Run/Walk, Saturday, 9:30 AM:  Riverfront Park Marina.  Begin your day at Riverfront Park Marina to sign in then make your 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 to get your prize!

 

Scavenger Hunt, Downtown, All day until 5 PM: Find ITEMS hidden in stores, attractions and restaurants throughout town. Then, turn in your game card for the prize drawing. Check the map you'll receive at check in for details.  

 

I Love Lucy Game, Downtown, All day until 5:00:  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   While you're out and about, 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 hand or foot paraffin wax treatment, 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 tickets, information and registration 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.” Class size limited to first 40 ladies!

 

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

 

Cooking Class, Taste, 2:30 - 3:00: 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 PM – 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!!  A full list of performers and locations will be provided with your check-in packet.  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!

 

Sunday, November 11

Brunch, Sophie's, (Downtown South Haven), 8 AM – 11 AM: Sophie's hosts 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
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
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

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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